January 2010 Archive

Party {eight 12 year olds}

I’ve had this post about half way done for awhile and am finally making myself finish. We did our traditional sleepover for Drew’s birthday. 8 boys came this year. They were really loud and rambunctious for the first few hours, but when it was time to ‘chill’ they did! They watched The Goonies and loved …

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K-mart Conversation

So while at K-mart shopping for a birthday gift for a classmate of Alex’s…We’ve picked out the gift just had to get her a card since he insisted on it! Here’s the conversation that took place: Alex: Mom, I gotta fart. Where can we go so I can do it? Me: We’re almost done here, …

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Butterfinger Cake

Servings: 16 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix (use directions on box) 5 Butterfinger candy bars 1 jar caramel ice cream topping Cool Whip chocolate syrup Directions: 1. Use cake box instructions for the 13×9 inch pan. 2. After cake bakes, punch holes with a straw …

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Living Positively & Happily

Yesterday’s sermon was over 2 of the 4 Biblical principles that our Preacher lives by daily. It was again another one of those sermons that I needed to hear. The 2 standards that he spoke of were: 1. Trusting in God. 2. Knowing that Happiness is a choice. These are things that I try to …

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Letter to Drew

Dear Drew, Today is your birthday. You are a DOZEN today. Your last year before teenhood. Scary thought?…yes, very much so. This past year have brought many changed for you. – leaving behind elementary school – starting middle school – making new friends – not giving into peer pressure – getting your Arrow of Light …

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7 Random Things About Me

Sharing 7 random things about me today. 1. Rob and I have made a commitment in 2010 to go to church and Sunday School every week. 2. We also just started a bible study; Growing Kids God Way 3. I am SO excited that 24 starts tomorrow! 4. I am trying to do a 365 …

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Homemade Meatballs and Pasta Sauce

Servings: 6-8 Prep Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: 3 hours + Ingredients: For sauce: 1 lb. of Italian Sausage links (we use Hot) 2 country style ribs (optional – but add a lot of flavor) 1 large can of tomato sauce 1 large can of crushed tomatoes 1 can of tomato paste Italian seasonings (Oregano, …

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My Fav Pics from 2009

I went through all 11,000 pics I took last year! I narrowed it down to about 90 something and then had to choose from there. It was fun and a bit challenging. As an “artist” I think we get attached to certain pictures for one reason or another. I tried not to just post the …

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T-Shirt Pillow

I have a box of old T-shirts that the boys have grown out of that I just couldn’t bare to throw or give away. Since I’ve been trying to do more sewing, I decided it would be great to take these old T-shirts and make something ‘memorable’ and/or ‘usable’ out of them. The first attempt …

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