March 24th 2011

>> Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today started out a little rough! I woke up and realized the floor people were coming today to measure for new flooring. (My daughter decided ironing the carpet was a good idea! Yes it was my fault I left it plugged in and in the wrong room) Anyways my living room was a mess!!! I didn't want the guy hurting himself by tripping over a toy. So I was frantically trying to clean up while baby Eva was still sleeping. Belt on vacuum....broken :( so I did the best I could. Once I had it semi picked up I had to fold the laundry that was sitting on the couch. Amazingly enough this task went quickly. Well as quickly as it could while doing many other things such as google chatting with my sister! Lol we WERE talking about cleaning and a mom needs her 'adult' time. Well as I was putting the older kids' laundry in their room (they put their own away in the drawers) there was a knock on the door....he was an hour EARLY yikes. So there were still 2 laundry baskets of clothes on the couch but he measured anyway.

I really didn't like my carpet so I guess this is a blessing...?

Then I put baby Eva down for a nap, fed my other 2 and read a few books. Then they went down and Eva woke up. She seemed happy so I brought the excersaucer into the sun room and turned on my Pandora and started sewing. I got 2 of my 3 blankets done before Eva got bored!

We changed rooms and I worked on a wedding present and am now rocking Eva to sleep. I hear Charlie talking in his crib. I love days that feel productive and are spent loving on the young ones. And I would be lost without technology because I am blogging from my phone while rocking a baby to sleep! She is snoring so I better try and put her down. Get my little boy and cuddle some.



>> Sunday, March 20, 2011

2 nights ago I had a craving for a brownie Sundae....last night it was still there so I went to my pantry ahhhhh I was out of brownie mixes.  This is a very rare occurrence I usually have at least one of everything in my pantry (sometimes more than one). Well with 4 children 5years and under (at least for one more week) and living 6 miles outside of town I don't make quick trips to town not even for a brownie craving.  My husband didn't even indulge me in my pregnancy cravings unless he was still in town, but I regress. Sunday rolls around and I still think a big fudgy brownie sundae sounds soooo good.  So I search the Internet and find a from scratch brownie recipe at

1 cup melted margarine (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups flour

Melt your margarine. In a large bowl and combine the margarine and sugar with a spoon or whisk. Add all four eggs, and beat the mixture until it is sort of fluffy and emulsified. Add the salt, cocoa, and vanilla. Stir up really well. Add the flour. Stir again until the mixture is thick and chocolaty. Turn the batter into a well oiled 9 by 13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before serving. Cut into 32 small squares.

Me and Kamilla start attempting it.

All the while this is what the boys are doing

and Dad and Eva

and she had been waiting to do this

and this

We decided to let Dakota in on the clean up......

And here is the verdict. It cured my craving, but I need to try again. The recipe called for a 9x13 pan but I like thick brownies so I used my 9x9 pan and cooked 10 min longer than suggested and the middle didn't get quite as done as I like.  Next time I will cook a few minutes longer.

I added baking chips to the batter and also on top

My husband had surgery on his hand so he can't do much but hold the baby if she is sleeping so that is what I let him do.  I was able for an hour or so to pretend I wasn't sick from pregnancy or didn't have a newborn and was able to be a fun mom again!!  I thank God for every single one of my children but I have been pregnant or nursing since December of 2006 and am really OVER it!!!!!
It was fun to cook with my big girl without worrying the baby girl was gonna wake up.  It gave me a glimpse the future and I am very excited!!

And then we went outside to enjoy the beautiful First day of Spring


In my head 3/11 But not posted until 3/17.......

>> Thursday, March 17, 2011

In my head today...
My husband is the best! His heart is so big! I am praying for a successful surgery next week and a short stress free (or at least than normal stress) recovery.

I LOATHE waiting, but really who enjoys it?

I don't like that my baby girl is in pain and I can't fix it. I also can't believe she is already rolling over. Next week she will be a third of the way to her first Birthday!

I am very excited that my labels are being shipped today. It makes me feel like I am a real business. Now if I could get my heart to be less generous and stick to my prices!

I love my friends! They are just what I need when I need them!

I love learning and trying new things but also know my limits and know when to say maybe I can learn that later :)

I am loving the Beth Moore study on Daniel. I never knew I could like and understand prophesy and End times so much! Our God is Awesome and sometimes I am overwhelmed at how big he is!!

How is it I allow family to make me feel so small?

There are so many friends I miss and wish we didn't all live so far away!

Is excited my momma is coming for the week, I wish it was longer, but I am going to try and enjoy every minute she is here. (And hopefully finish my bag orders)

Daniel 2:21-22 He changes times and seasons; he de poses kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Have a great weekend!



>> Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today is the day!
All my husband's pain goes away.
That is our prayer!
Please join me in praying for Aaron today his surgery is at 930 am central time.


Princess Kiki

>> Monday, March 7, 2011

I have a friend who would do anything for me, actually I have been blessed to have a few of these friends, but in this post that friend is.....................

 Tonya. (And her fantastic hubby Brian)
Awwww so in Love

She brings me Chinese when I'm pregnant and craving it, she helps me with my techy questions, she is my go to person for music questions, and she is my sounding board when I need it. I know if I need her for anything, even change a nasty poopy diaper, she'll be there for me.

She stopped by today and introduced me to her new addition Kiki, who I lovingly call Princess Kiki. 
 For anyone that knows me, KNOWS I am not a dog person and do not think dogs should be treated as human.  With that said I LOVE Tonya so............I had a really bad weekend and needed to have a tangible 'something' that was complete.  I always say being a mom is hard nothing is every finished, diapers, meals,dishes, laundry, and cleaning never end, which is why I sew.  I need to finish something, to show myself, if no one else, I am still capable. 

So what do I do? I make Princess Kiki a bed.....and I told my Tonya it is pretty but NOT perfect.  I hope her Princess enjoys it.  And I hope to make a blanket for her soon too.
Now I will go to bed :)



Menu Plan Monday for the week of March 7

Basic Menu for this week.....

Monday Cereal for kids chicken something for Adults

Tuesday Deer roast and potatoes

Wednesday Chicken Chimis

Thursday-Captain Ds with the Smiths

Friday Pizza and salad

Saturday Chicken and roasted veggies

See other menu plans at org junkie


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