Friday, May 30, 2008

feelin like bakin!

I am going to do some baking this weekend, with gas being so high I feel I need to stay off the road as much as possible! not alot planned this weekend, Jim has to work tomorrow, so I figure the kids will be swimming quite a bit and I'll just hang in the kitchen makin some goodies! everyone will be happy :) I am going to make an apple cobbler, cookies (not sure what kind), or maybe some choc. chip blondies, and tonight for dinner we are going to have a new chicken crockpot recipe I got, so I'll have to pass it on if we like it and I'm sure we will! It is already so hot around here and I am not enjoying it so far, better get used to it, we have a long hot summer ahead of us, and with my MS that makes it double the trouble! yuck.

Miss Hannah Grace wore a school t-shirt today for her friends to sign, Cameron and I started it off for her and I'm sure her friends and teachers will enjoy signing it too! Wed. is the last day of school, it has gone by really fast, I can't believe H is done with Kindergarten, seems like we were just planning for it, and C will be in 5th, wow, time needs to sloooooow down. Anyway, guess I better go, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our long weekend!

Well, I'm back to blogging, took a little break over the last few days, let's see, first of all we went down to Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday, the ones up our way are smaller so we decided to go to the big one and we had alot of fun, the kids loved getting samples of watermelon, cantaloupe, berries... and Jim bought himself a jalapeno plant, we used to grow them a few years ago and had great success so he wants another go at it. There are so many wonderful fruits and veggies, flowers, all kinds of things there, we bought some new potatoes, a watermelon, jalapenos, beefsteak tomatoes that are sooo yummy! before we headed to FM we went and Hannah got her ears piereced, she has been looking forward to it all week and finally did it, she did so good, I had to capture the big moment! This goofy picture here is Cameron mashing his face against the
sliding glass back door, he thought these pics were so funny!

Well, I guess that's about it for now, as usual I am really busy with the kiddos, so I better get, talk to you all later!! Stacy

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Zesty Birthday Card

I made a birthday card for Lime Tart's Zest Blog!
Happy Birthday Zesty!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Random tidbits

Cameron had field day yesterday and he came in 1st place on hurdles and 3rd place for balloon launch, so yeah Cameron! I loaded my 3 little ones in the wagon and pulled them to the high school football field which is just up the street from us and we watched Cameron for about 45 min. and I got a few pics of him in action! I am really ready for a 3 day weekend, we don't really have anything big planned just whatever comes up, Hannah's zoo trip was cancelled again last week because of rain so we're going on Tues. so I won't have the kiddies until Wed. and believe me I need the break :)
I am having the farmers market fever, it hit me last night as I was laying in bed that I want to go, I love going and buying fresh fruits & veggies, Iused to go to one in our area years ago but is shut down so I need to find another one, even if it's a small fruit stand that would work, (even a stand on the side of the road!! haha!!) well, I guess that's it for now nothing else that I can think of hmmm.....??? I'll leave you with a couple of pics of my little athlete!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An evening hello!

I wanted to stop in and say hello, I normally blog in the morning, but here I am all cozy in my gown and robe, I have made a couple of cards this evening and I am so excited about them, I'll show them to you later. Had a busy day as usual with the kiddos, and then after dinner I took my kiddos to the snow cone stand up the street and they were so cool & refreshing in this really warm weather! Jim and Cameron are working on Cameron's spelling words for the week, they have a system, for those of you that don't really know us, Cameron has dyslexia and it's pretty bad so we have to work extra hard, and Jim has really done well with him on this, Hannah is in bed with a book waiting on me to read it to her and then when they are tucked in for the night I am going to have myself a bowl of popcorn, love me some salty, salty!! have a good evening.


Monday, May 19, 2008

A little share

of what we've been up to lately!

We watched this movie on Friday night and it was okay,
kids really enjoyed it, when the water horse is a baby
he is very creepy looking!
Hannah went to a party on Sunday and they had a
magician and he also did balloon shapes, and he was
so good, I was totally impressed, the hats were awesome and
the kids loved them!! (this girl is a ham for the camera!)

My mom and stepdad were passing through town this weekend
so we met them at The Shops of Highland Village and did
some shopping, and had lunch at the Corner Bakery,
we really had a nice afternoon, thanks for the
fun afternoon mimi and papa Wayne!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Just a few things we've been up to lately, had a good weekend, on Saturday I did some running around by "myself" kind of a pre-mothers day gift, it was nice to just take my time and enjoy myself, I went to Michael's to get some goodies for card making, and I browsed the aisles very slowly matching up papers with embellishements and ribbons... and then Jim cooked another great Saturday night meal for us, I tell ya, he's good and I adore him so much! Mother's day was such a sweet day, went to church, and then we went to my mil for lunch and had a really good time hanging with our family and of course eating, we always have a grand spread!

I had my first book club meeting last night and it was great, we had 8 ladies and I knew 2 of them and it's always nice to meet new friends and what a good group we have everyone was so nice and had different views on the book and I like to hear different opinions, I am really going to like this, and reading books I wouldn't normally pick out myself, and as most of you know reading is a very big part of my life and I feel so excited to be in this group.

I am really suffering with allergies the last 2 days, sneezing and stopped up, it's really getting on my nerves, Cameron is doing the same thing, so we're taking some meds to clear us up! tomorrow I go on Hannah's field trip to the zoo and I am so excited, I love the zoo and she is very excited that mommy is going! I will leave you with a picture of me and my kids on mother's day!
These 2 precious children are the reason I get to
celebrate Mother's Day, and my love for them is
more than I could ever imagine.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Just dropping by...

with a Friday hi!!! Well, I can't believe the week is already over, it went fast to me, it looks like it's going to be a pretty weekend, lots of sunshine, just perfect for Mother's Day. I am going to a Mother's Day garden party at the school today for Cameron's class, we are going to plant some flowers and they have some "surprises" for us, so I am so excited about going! I finished the cans yesterday and made my butter mints, what I did was put the mints in a bag and tuck them in the can and then put a piece of tissue paper on top with a votive candle, and wala, a cute gift! glad all that's done, now I can chill out for the weekend, well, I better go, talk later!!

P.S. here are the finished cans, and the banana bread they took on Wed. aren't the loaves just so cute!!! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Crazy weather

we have been waiting on the thunderstorms that are supposed to be blowing in here, and then the sun comes out, then it rains a bit, who knows what it will do. I did alot yesterday, I finished my cans for the kids teachers, baked a few loaves of banana bread, started on my mother in-laws card, and last night for dinner I made the best salisbury steak I have ever made, I did things a little different and it was good, I make my own gravy, the kids even liked it and they are picky eaters, such good comfort food :) I will share my recipe soon, I am working on a recipe section for my blog so I can share some with you all!! Anywho, I am also trying my hand at rubber stamping so I can add to my cards that I am now addicted to making!! I am having the best time with it, and I have many other craft ideas that I am anxious to persue. Well, I think the kiddos should be waking up from their naps so my time is ending!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

What a busy week

I have this week, my to do list is looong!! But that's okay, it means I have a very fulfilled life huh?? :) had a good weekend, worked on my card challenge and it was sooo fun, I haven't done one before but I am hooked now, I've got my mojo going again, I told you I was feelin crafty awhile back! I also have somemore of the cans to do for the kids teachers for this week, and make my butter mints to put in the cans, and bake a few loaves of banana bread... as I said the list goes on.

We had alot of fun with my bro/sis inlaw on Friday night, on Saturday night chef Jim, grilled some chicken and made stuffed jalapenos and they were so yummy not too hot! he stuffed them with chive/onion cream cheese and wrapped them in bacon all we had was turkey bacon but reg. bacon would have been better because the grease makes them more tender, but they were still awesome. And then for dessert... I made bananas foster, that is my fav dessert ever, and so easy, you just slice some bananas long ways, melt butter, brown sugar, and rum extract in a skillet add bananas and toss around for a few min. and pour over some van. ice cream and that's it!! and then yesterday we cooked roast/pot/carrots in the crockpot and it was delish, so as you can tell we ate good this weekend! well, I guess that should be it for now I need to get on with my day!!! have a good Monday.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Card Challenge

Here is my card for Melissa Phillips "sending a hug card challenge" this is for my cousin who just lost her father (my uncle) a few weeks ago and she is having a tough time so my card is "encouragement".

Friday, May 2, 2008

Teacher Appreciation gift idea

I wanted to share this craft with you for TAW, I'm sure you have seen or made these before, but just in case here's what you do, I used a veggie can or have used soup cans, clean, dry real good, and I just bought some cute scrapbook paper, what I used on this one has the alphabet on it and then I coordinated with the diamond pattern, you just cute your paper to size and I used spray adhesive to apply it, let dry. I then just tied a ribbon around it and then I took some twine for the handle and that's it! I plan to make some butter mints to put in them, I have a few more to make but just wanted to show you one now so if want to make one over the weekend here it is!!! Happy crafting

good friday morning

my friends! well, I was good last night I went to the gym did 30 min. on the treadmill and worked on the ab machine for awhile and then went to Hobby Lobby and got my stuff, I can't wait to start making my things! We're meeting my sis/bro inlaw for dinner tonight at Unlce Julios it's one of my husbands fav mexican food places, we don't go there much because it's a good distance from our house, I am hungry just thinking about it, and they have awesome margaritas/sangrias, so I plan to have one!! well I better get, talk to ya later!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


I can't believe it's already May, where has time gone??? not too much going on here this week just doing the normal thing, glad it's almost the weekend though. As I look at the calendar May is a busy month for us already, the kids have their end of school field trips, as well as other school functions, birthday parties, Cameron has a science fair project to work on, Memorial day... the list goes on. And I forgot to tell you that I joined a book club we will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, now that is right up my alley eh!!!! I haven't been in a bunco group in almost 2 years and I miss having a once a month gathering with the ladies. Next week is teacher appreciation week and since I have had the "craft bug" lately I am going to make some neat things and I will post them so you can see them, I am very excited I am thinking of going to Hobby Lobby tonight to pick up some goodies for my projects, can't wait!!! I really need to have my hiney at the gym and in fact I may do some time on the treadmill and then run to HL, yeah that's what I'll do, that is if Jim doesn't have to work late then he will really be raining on my parade and that will make for an unhappy gal :) Well, I guess that's about it, I am thinking of making some choc. chip cookies when the kiddos go down for their nap, that will make my little family real happy!!

Happy May Day!!