Monthly Archives: January 2009

Happy Birthday, Pop!!!

Tonight my family came over for dinner to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Once again, we feel so very blessed to sit together around the table and sing “Happy Birthday” another year. I recently overheard my Mom tell someone that in many ways Dad’s cancer has been a blessing. Guess I’d really never thought of it […]

According to the Experts, I’m Advanced

I’d love to say I have some really good reasons for not posting this past week. But my excuses would be lame. Truth be told, my eldest child has been busy all week working on a science project that was due today, and she hijacked my laptop in the process. I finally retrieved it from […]

Lordy, Lordy! Look Who’s Forty!

I can’t believe my big brother is now FORTY. I still haven’t gotten over my oldest brother, Greg, hitting the fourth decade-mark just three years ago. This means I’m next in line to join the club. I still have some time to mentally prepare. But the body…it is letting me know every single day that […]

Old El Paso Wednesday

Obviously I neglected to make preparations for the weekly crock-pot recipe, so I did the next best thing. Or should I say the next easiest thing. I found the makings for tacos in the pantry. And since you can make tacos in a matter of ten minutes, it’s the perfect meal for a busy Wednesday […]

Thank You, Bausch & Lomb

If you’ll recall, it was just over a year ago that Anna Katherine started to look a little wiser. Yep, those glasses somehow instantly transformed her. There was only one small problem. She never really enjoyed wearing them. Of course, like anything new, she didn’t forget them one single day during the first couple of […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #38

This recipe was given to me by my father-in-law shortly after Shannon and I married. He has made this soup for years and has made some adjustments to it over time. But it’s simple, easy, and has a wonderful flavor. I’ve actually never made it in the crock-pot before today. I usually follow his recipe, […]

Move Over Joe The Plumber

Walt has lately become quite obsessed with water. He’s always enjoyed a bath, but he’s recently learned that even brushing teeth or washing hands can turn into joyous moments of splashing water all over everything and everyone in sight. (Note to self: Don’t leave iPod ever again on bathroom counter.) He also loves the toilet […]

Christmas Recap ’08

I realize the twelve days of Christmas have officially passed, but I’m just now getting around to organizing/downloading photos. And I’d be happy if we kept celebrating the season for several more weeks. In fact, I’m not even ashamed to admit that while I was out walking today, I couldn’t resist scrolling to my “Christmas […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #37

This recipe is from my cousin, Martha. Looks yummy, and I can’t wait to try it. Crock Pot White Chicken Chili 1 ¼ lbs boneless skinless chicken 2 (15 ounce) cans great northern beans or navy beans 1 (15 ounce) can hominy or white corn 1 (1 ¼ ounce) envelope taco seasoning 1 (4 ½ […]

A Few Random Things For Which I Should Probably Be Ashamed

Let me begin by saying I initially planned to post photos from all of our Christmas festivities over the past two weeks, but since I’ve yet to download said photos, that won’t happen today. Procrastination. It is an art form. Anyway, I would like to share some of the things that have been happening in […]