Monday, January 31, 2011


Guess what it's been doing in south Louisiana latley... one day of sun and more rain tomorrow

Below is what we call Monkey Chow.  Chex Mix box calls it Muddy Buddies.  When I have a baby that....ahem....needs to be changed I say she "Ewwww she is muddy."  So we don't like to call our food muddy which is why we call our snack Monkey Chow.  TMI, mabey, but the snack is yummy. 

Menu Monday

Monday- Crockpot roasted Turkey Breast, brown sugar carrots, rice and gravy

Tuesday- Chicken tender wraps, chips/salsa, celery sticks

Wednesday- Pizza, Salad

Thursday- Taco ring, rice and corn

Friday- Pasta your way- I'll have 2 different pastas, grilled chicken, pesto,
           tomato sauce and alfredo.  You make your own combo.    :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Welcome little Camelia.  We've been waiting for you.   :)

Been itching to sew for "sew" long.  Picked up fabric and just DID IT. 
I'll post a pic of my sweet pea in it tomorrow.  It's not great but I'm proud and I didn't spend more than $4.00 making it. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Literature to Life- January

"Life is a happy thing, a festival to be enjoyed rather than a drudgery to be endured." ~Luci Swindoll

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Thursday, January 27, 2011



Had a sweet day with a sweet friend.  I wish I could have captured the shot just before this one.  Anna Rose was looking straight at her "Taunte" (which is aunt in French).  What a great day.
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A tree shot from the ground. 
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

365-24, *25

Artwork done by the children at Classical Conversations Co-op on Monday.
They were painting landscapes.  Even the baby got in on the action.

My ball picture.  A mar-BALL.  Right?

Monday, January 24, 2011


This is my VERY favorite cake from Whole Foods.  Berry Chantily.  This cake was recently enjoyed for the birthday of my best friend's daughter.  If you can get to a Whole Foods, go get one.  $$$ but super delicious. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

365*-20, 21

She looks excited doesn't she?  What two year old wouldn't when they walk into a birthday party and find 7 piles of leaves in the yard.  The parents didn't need any other toys. Young children generate their own fun.....then they grow up and discover electronics.

Now, I know I won't win any awards for this shot.  I just thought it was funny.  This is a buisness in Baton Rouge where we live.  In Baton Rouge (LSU land) you just scream "Geaux Tigers", even if you don't like them.  People dress their dogs in LSU, newborn babies and apparently decorate their businesses.   So if you don't like LSU, just root for them around others.  If not, people could make rude noises at you.  This picture proves my point. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Time to talk

Below is a copied post done by bestie.  She is the person I share EVERYTHING with.  We couldn't be more different.  She is sweet, quiet, calm and thoughtful.  I am.....well...... the opposite.  When we get together there are 2 moms and 8 children.  I hope they don't start figuring our they outnumber us 4 to 1.
Why do we love each other?  The Lord knew I needed her.  I don't have family close to where we live and she is my sister.   She also has several gorgeous red-heads who keep us on our toes.  She has listened to me go on about miscarriage, husbands working late, and about nothing at all.   This was posted by her just a few days ago.  April, I love you.  Thanks for challenging me and mostly encouraging me in the Lord.
Hope it encourages you when you get to "just talking" with another mom.

I chatted on the phone awhile with a great mom-friend this morning. It was nearly an hour that we talked, and as I hung up, the familiar twinge of guilt came up to tackle me. "You just wasted an hour on the phone!" it said. So I thought, what DID I accomplish during that time?
Well, we talked about:

Bible study-for moms and for teen daughters. Why is there so little available for girls in training them to love God and His Word, rather than just focusing on the "struggles" that many(not all!) teens face? It's hard to find age-appropriate materials that don't make the GIRL look like the center of the universe, instead of pointing her to a relationship with God who MADE her--and HE IS the answer to all those other "struggles."

Teaching kids to read and the funny things they come up with when they're learning to sound out words.

How we need to always be alert to hear what our children are saying AND alert to the environment and how it's affecting them.

Husbands and their work schedules.

Breast cancer.

Toddler vocabulary.

Doctor's office visits.

Breakfast and grocery shopping/menu planning.

Field trips.


Sunday school.

Getting together for a meal and a visit.

Speech club.

That's a LOT of ground to cover in under an hour--and I know I don't even remember everything we discussed. To top it all, I was not idle during that time; I recall that I ate breakfast, unloaded the dishwasher, loaded it back, wiped the counters, cleaned out both sinks, washed the dish drainer, and tidied the living area . . . there may have been more.

So, to the guilt that wants to steal my contentment, I say Go Away. I am NOT wasting time! Even if I am "just talking."

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Breakfast this morning.  Pumpkin CC muffins and Chai tea. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu Monday

Monday- Hamburgers, onion rings, fries, baked beans and corn.

Tuesday- (speech/scout night) Pizza

Wedensday- (church night) Jambalaya, salad, homemade rolls

Thursday- Chicken Picatta, egg noodles, broccoli

Friday- Appetizer night- chicken tenders, salsa/chips, mozzerella sticks,
                                 carrot/celery sticks ranch dip

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Ice cream.  It's what's for dinner on a Sunday night when Daddy is working. 
Yeah, it's in his hair. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Can't  you hear that yarn calling me to come play with it.  Mabey once the children are down to sleep.  One can hope.

365-14 Happy Momma

My sweet, left-handed, dimple faced boy doing his work makes one happy momma. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


That sweet older girl (not the one with big ears) is my oldest daughter.  Standing at 5'9 she is not only taller than I was at that age but wiser and more godly than I might be now.  She is hugging her favorite sister at her favorite place on earth.  Gabbi was my first born which makes her my "experimental child".  She has been through the ringer of tofu, discipline procedures etc.  Hopefully she won't need therapy and will take care of me when I'm old. 
Love you baby.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Gabe.  Well, Gabe is our 3 born, second son.  He was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrom last year.  He loves toururing the peacemaker and anything that makes me squeal.  Gabe want to be a K-9 police officer or firefighter when he grows up.  He pretends to be WAY more dangerous than he really is.  This is my child who was born 11 minutes after I walked in the hosptial to deliver him and kept us on our toes ever since.  Enough said.


This is my second born child, first born son.  Grayson is a fun-loving, science nerd (self-professed),
butterfly loving kid.  He is our reisdent peacemaker.  He makes great noises and lives in left field.  Wouldn't change him for anything.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This week I'll introduce you to my family.  This is our sweet 2 yo, Anna Rose (the a is pronounced ahhh as in father)  She is the absoulute joy in our life.  She keeps us smiling and BUSY.  I should be thinner running after her.  Alas... here she is. 


Friday, January 7, 2011


My coffee and the Word of God make mornings all right.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Thank you 365 project.  I would have NEVER cleaned the window unless I had to take this picture so my husband thanks you as well          :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Got this shot crossing Lake Pontchatrain Sunday on the way home from New Orleans.   One day I'll have a better lens. 


Louisiana bayou sunset

Monday, January 3, 2011


This speaks home to me...Guess where I'm from????