Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29th

I am in love. With my super soft snuggie and the amazing 5 minute microwave/coffee cup chocolate cake. So I realized today that with fighting this cold I have not left my house in 4 days. I need to go grocery shopping but there is enough milk to last another day so it can wait. I needed to get creative for dinner though. Looked thru the fridge at all of those "little bits" of things and put together a homemade peperoni pizza for the kids and some chicken alfredo and salad for myself. Quick, easy, delicious and kept all of those "little bits" from ending up in the trash.

I finally got the kitchen put back together today after all of the holiday baking. All of the pans are washed and stacked neatly in the cupboards. I really enjoyed having a large kitchen with alot of counter space this year! I also got my home office area tidied up and cleaned.

Best part of the day however, was challenging my 8 year old to a sing off Karaoke Revolution. The kids cheered me on as I croaked and coughed my way thru a couple of songs. And then I realized 1/2 way thru the song, that I never really knew what the words were or what the song was really about until just then. HMMMMM.

Photo is a view of the sunrise from our front yard in late November.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gearing up for 2010

I am determined that 2010 will be the year that I get myself back on track with organization. I will menu plan and track my grocery shopping. I will work on getting caught up on my scrap booking and start on those handmade Christmas gifts in JANUARY. Yes all of those things I have meant to do for the past 5 years and have not.

I hope to post a daily blog post with organization, recipes etc. not only to keep track for myself but to maybe give ideas to others! So if I don't bore you all I hope you will join me on this journey in 2010!

Today is December 28, 2009.

Today I am taking down the Christmas decorations and getting the house back together. I realized I have 2 very blank walls. One I want to hang prints of family pictures that a friend took for us this month. The other, I want to make a quilt wall hanging to match the decor.

I managed to get thru the stack of magazines on the end table and kept maybe 5 pages of tips/ideas/recipes that I would like to try. The rest of the large stack is now in the recycle bin.

I am also working on a list of things that need to be done. Like getting photos printed and making out thank you cards. Hmm, the list is getting larger, but I will take it one item at a time!

No new recipes today. Just using up some leftovers in the fridge and pantry for shake & bake chicken, mac & cheese for the kids (baked potato for me) and green beans.


December Recap

December is always a crazy month around here. Oh who am I kidding they are ALL crazy! December this year was full of band and choir concerts, school performances, dance rehersals and performances, Christmas parties, cookie exchanges, Tylers 6th birthday and Christmas!

We had an amazing Christmas filled with fun, friends, family and alot of laughs and love. We are very blessed and are thankful to God for all he has provided for us. Here are a few pictures enjoy!