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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday -- Week of March 30th, 2009

Once again, I'm late. Oh well...maybe I'll make it a habit. LOL! Just kidding. I'm usually super early for everything, but I guess time is slipping away from me in my old age. Oops...

And -- as always, if you want to see more recipes, head on over to OrgJunkie.com. There's tons of recipes there...you must check it out...I insist. What??? You're still here? Go check it out!!!!

Here's what's cookin' in my house this week:

Monday -- Country Ham & Macaroni Casserole, Glazed Carrots w/Pineapple
Tuesday -- Stuffed Taco Pasta Shells, Black Beans, Corn (I don't quite get the whole starch thing, do I?) LOL!
Wednesday -- YOYO
Thursday -- Chicken Tetrazinni, Broccoli & Carrots with Garlic & Herbs
Friday -- Crockpot Chicken-Lickin' Good Pork Chops, Oven Baked Rice, Broccoli w/Toasted Garlic
Saturday -- YOYO
Sunday -- Homemade Pizza

What are YOU cooking this week? Tell me all about it!

Check Out Heather's Hodgepodge

Heather over at Heather's Hodgepodge is hosting a 300th post giveaway. So, go check it out here, and enter to win. Here's what she's offering:

The first set of gifts includes:
1) 8 oz. Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon body cream
2) Yankee Candle Car Jar air freshener in Sage & Citrus
3) spiral-bound notebook, 5"x6"
4) 4 oz. Olive Oil candle, Egyptian Cotton scent
5) 11 oz. bag of Dunkin Donuts dark roast coffee (if you win this and you don't like dark roast, I'll be happy to switch it for another type)
6) Scrubbing Bubbles fresh brush starter kit
7) Spring 2009 issue of do it yourself magazine (brand new; they sent me 2 copies for some reason)
8) 8 oz. bag of Olde South decorative potpourri, Crisp Cotton scent
9) my favorite - a $10 gift card to Target

The second set of gifts is more for the kids, although if your kids are like my son, a new toy will entertain them long enough for you to have some peace and quiet.
This set includes:
1) brand-new in box Chutes & Ladders board game
2) jump rope
3) Slinky Jr.
4) Ultra-catch velcro gloves and ball (2-player game)
5) sidewalk chalk
6) Yankee Candle Car Jar air freshener in Sage & Citrus
7) magnetic-backed Babysitter's notepad
8) $15 gift card for iTunes


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Homeschool Week 38 in Review

I am proud to announce that we are ALL CAUGHT UP with our homeschooling. It is such a relief to be back on track. Now, we can get back to our 4-day school week, and I couldn't be happier. So, join me in SHOUTING a big YEEHAW!!!! (Can you hear the southern twang in my voice?). LOL!

With that said, here's how this week went:
Beginnings: We continued to take a break from our reading book, and we read the second set of BOB books. Caleb did soooo well with these books, and I think they were just what he needed to boost his confidence. We continued to review short/long vowel sounds, blends and digraphs.

Math: We learned about adding 5, order of addends, subtracting money, and sharing in subtraction. Caleb also learned how to count to 10 by 2s. I cannot say enough good things about Bob Jones Univ Press. I am amazed at the stuff that Caleb has learned in Kindergarten. I mean...he's learning stuff that my first graders didn't know in the public schools. I'm not going to bash the public schools though...so I'll stop. :)

Bible: We added questions 46 and 58 to our First Catechism study. Our Bible verse for the week was Ephesians 2:8a. Caleb has been asking a lot of questions about what it means to be "saved" and how to become "saved." So, we've been having a lot of discussions on the subject of salvation. We are so thrilled that God is working in Caleb's heart, and we know that God is going to use him for the glory of His Kingdom. This just makes us so happy and proud.

Extra Stuff: We are continuing to take care of our garden. Everything has sprouted except for the zucchini. I think it sprouted and quickly died for some reason. So, I planted some more today. We also added another blueberry bush, and we planted both of those in the ground today. We cannot wait to harvest all of our fruits and veggies.

Join us next week as we talk about "where Jesus walked."


Friday, March 27, 2009

Random Act of Kindness 3/27/09

It's Friday, and that means it's time for another RAOK Friday over at Giving Without Spending. So, hop on over and check it out. It's such a nice thing to do, and I'm proud to participate.

So, without further ado...this week's RAOK goes to...drumroll please...

Devri @ The Naulu Tribe

Now, I cannot tell you how I came upon her blog or vice versa, but I'm glad it happened. She's got such a funny and witty sense of humor. And -- bless her heart...she's got SEVEN, yep, I said SEVEN, kiddos. She's got 5 beautiful girls and 2 cute little boys. So, I'm sure she is as busy as a bee on most days. :) But -- she still finds time to blog and comment on other people's blogs. So, it's worth your while to stop by and tell her hello. I'm sure she'll return the favor, too, because that's just how she rolls. She's such a nice bloggy friend, and I am honored to gift her with the RAOK award this week.

So, Devri...grab this award and display it on your blog with all the pride and joy you can muster. You soooo deserve it girl!

Won't you bless someone with a RAOK today? Please share if you do! I'd love to hear about it!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Feel So Loved...

Wow...I've gotten two more awards. So, let me get down to the details and share. I truly feel sooo loved by all of you. You're the bestest bloggy pals, EVER!

Leslie over at Live, Laugh, Live with Leslie gave me this award. I'm truly grateful that she would bless me with such a wonderful award.

Rules do accompany this honor:"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Well, I'm going to cheat and give this award to my last 8 commenters. So, here goes:
1. Tina @ From Our Front Porch Looking In
2. Super Fun Mama
3. J. Leigh Designz
4. Gin @ Manna for Mamas
5. Kelly @ Always believe...
6. Baba @ BabasFarmLife
7. Heidi @ Wojto beach cottage
8. Eight Helping Hands

Now, for my 2nd award...Amy, over at Sex Education's Perfect Example (you must go read her blog to see WHY she chose this title) gifted me with this HOTTIE award. Now, me, a hottie? Yeah...right. She obviously has NEVER seen me in person. I am soooo not a hottie, but I'll gladly accept the award and pretend that I'm a hottie for today. LOL!
So, let me gift this on to some of my favorite bloggy and "real-life" friends. Here goes:

1. Laura @ The Neil Family
2. Tracy @ Confessions of a Semi-Slacker Mom
3. Kristie @ My Crazy Life
4. Eight Helping Hands
5. Kati @ Country Girl, City Life
6. Lin @ Duck and Wheel with String
7. Sandee @ Sew Much Detail
8. Manic Mother

So, I hope you all enjoy your awards and have fun passing them along. I'm sure the "hottie" one will be a favorite in the blogosphere. :)


Homeschool Week 37 in Review

Wow...only 8 more weeks of Kindergarten...say it isn't so?!!? Can you tell I'm ready to move on to 1st grade where it really counts??? Don't get me wrong, K has been fun, but it hasn't been necessary. It's just been a way for us to get into the whole routine of homeschooling. So, I'm super excited to move on to 1st grade. :)

Here's how this week went:
Beginnings: We took a break from our reading book in order to focus on becoming a better reader. Caleb reads well, but there are days when he doesn't put forth his best effort (don't we all have these days?). So, we spent this week building his reading confidence by reading the first set of BOB books. These books are wonderful, and they are such a great tool for early readers. I think they really build up their confidence and give them the courage to try harder books. We also spent some time reviewing the short and long vowel sounds.

Math: This was also somewhat of a review week in math. We reviewed money, addition and subtraction, and counting by 5s and 10s.

Bible: We added questions 43-45 to our First Catechism study. Our Bible verse for the week was, in my opinion, the best verse in the Bible...John 3:16. Caleb did a super job memorizing it.

Well, we are almost caught up...only 4 more days to go, and we are back on track. We will have another review week next week, so join us as we tackle Set 2 of the Bob Books. :)


Monday, March 23, 2009

A Day of Fun in Atlanta

Yesterday we headed up to Atlanta to spend some time with Uncle Patrick and Aunt Darcy. We had been wanting to take Caleb (and Micah) to the Georgia Aquarium, so we decided to go for a visit after church.

Uncle Patrick helps Caleb spot the gecko (sponsored by Geico no less)
Micah was just along for the ride
One of the Beluga whales...isn't it just a beautiful animal?
One of Caleb's many "faces"...he never just smiles...it's either serious or goofy.
Caleb being a goof...again!
Aunt Darcy, Caleb, and Unlce Patrick on the "ride"
Caleb and daddy in the bubble
Oh wait...he's smiling...well, sorta
Micah enjoying some snacks outside

Well, I have to admit...the aquarium didn't really impress me much. They make it out to be one of the biggest, but I can't fathom that. Maybe they have the biggest tank...which is a possibility, but the aquarium itself...well, it didn't blow me away by any means. Maybe it was the crowd...it was sooooo darn crowded. I honestly couldn't care to go back, but because I'm a loving mommy...well, if my boys wanna go back, we will. :)

After we were done at the aquarium, we headed across the street to Centennial Olympic Park. I'm sure you all remember...Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Games.

After Caleb played in the park a little bit, we headed on over to Johnny Rocket's and indulged in some fatty yummy food. We even splurged and had dessert (sundaes and shakes all around please). Micah was being so funny just eating up his food, dropping it on the floor, playing with a paper bag, and just being a goof.

We then headed back to Uncle Patrick and Aunt Darcy's place. Caleb and Uncle Patrick flew a few paper airplanes, and then we headed back home.
It was a fun day. Thanks to Unlce Patrick and Aunt Darcy for spending the day with us. We hope to do it again soon...maybe the zoo? :)


Menu Plan Monday -- Week of March 23, 2009

Well, I almost forgot about this. Feel free to go HERE to find more menus. There are soooo many participants. I love looking for new recipes to try. So, go check it out.
Here's what's for supper in our house this week:
Monday -- Parmesan Italian Pork Chops, Steamed Carrots, Roasted Potatoes w/Green Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce
Tuesday -- Easy Beef Stroganoff, Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday -- YOYO (You're On Your Own)
Thursday -- Garlic Lime Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans w/Mushrooms
Friday -- Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin, Brown Rice, Steamed Cauliflower & Carrots
Saturday -- YOYO (Mommy has BUNCO...YEAH)
So, what's on your menu this week?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Homeschool Week 36 in Review

Yippee!!! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...the tunnel of being soooo far behind in homeschooling, that is. :) But -- it is there...I see it.

This is how our 36th week went:
Beginnings: Our theme for the week was It's Spring. We added "-y", "-uddy", "-usty", "-unny", and "-ight" to our word families. "There" was added to our list of service words. We talked about rain, rainbows, wind, kites, Benjamin Franklin, spring, and birds' nests. The book for this week was The Best Day.

Math: We had another chapter on time this week. We reviewed the parts of the clock, and we discusses digital and analog clocks. Caleb reviewed counting by 5s when we discussed that an hour has 60 minutes.

Bible: We added questions 40-42 to our First Catechism study. Our Bible verse for the week was Ezekiel 36:26a.

Art: We spent some time focusing on art this week. Caleb made a paper bag puppet, did a chalk drawing, and painted with watercolors. We hope to be able to do more with art now that Micah is sleeping in his crib, and we can have some "free" time in the afternoons.

Extra Stuff: Caleb had a dental appointment this week, and he checked out just fine. We also spent some time taking care of the garden and the birds. We're going to the Georgia Aquarium tomorrow, and we are all super excited. This will be our first visit (I know...crazy, huh).

Join us next week as we take a break from our reading schedule and do some Reading Review. We will focus on reviewing all that Caleb has learned thus far. :)


Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009 -- Have YOU Joined???

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Well, I guess it's better to join late than never, right?!!? I've been seeing this all over the blogosphere, so I thought I'd join the party. Besides, everyone likes a good party, right? If you haven't joined, then hop on over to 5 Minutes for Mom and sign up. From what I hear, it's a fabulous party, so you are sure to have lots of fun.

If this is your first visit to my blog, well, let me give you a nice southern "Hello." Pull up a chair and let me introduce you to my family. I'm Sherrie, and I'm married to Brian. We'll celebrate our 9th anniversary on July 1st. We have two boys, Caleb and Micah. Caleb is almost 6, and Micah just turned a year old on 3/5. They are the light of our lives and keep us on our toes. We've also got one pooch named Little Man. We aren't really sure how old he is, or what type of dog he is because he's a Pound Puppy. So, we just say he's almost 10 (he's got lots of gray hair, so who knows). Brian owns his own business working for Visa/Mastercard, and I stay home with the boys and homeschool Caleb. We live in the lovely state of Georgia where we have the craziest weather ever. If you want to know more about us, then check out the "Stars of the Show" snippet in the left-hand column.

I'm sure you may be wondering why I chose "Boogers, Screams, Headaches, and Dreams" for my blog title, so I'll share the story. Boogers -- well, I've got two boys and I'm sure you can imagine where I got that from. :) Screams -- our youngest little guy likes to scream. We think he screams just to hear himself scream sometimes, and well, it will lead to the next word. Headaches -- I get lots of headaches thanks to the boogers and screams. :P Dreams -- Well, we all need to take a rest and dream a little at the end of all the chaos. So, there you have it.

I started blogging back in April of 2008 (it's almost been a year...an anniversary giveaway is bound to take place -- hint, hint). The main reason for this blog is to keep our families informed of our daily happenings. It has sinced turned into a sort of therapy and social outlet for me.

So, if you've been checking out the UBP 2009, then you know that there are lots of fab prizes. Here are my top three choices:

#58 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer from Moms Who Think

#49 Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook from Pudget: Losing Weight on a Budget

#19 $50GC to Target from Shoot-Me-Now

And -- if those prizes are already chosen, then I'd love #2, #5, #44 or anything else related to young children, especially boys as I've got two...5 years old and 1 year old.

I hope you enjoy yourself at the party and be sure to let me know that you were here. If you like what you see, then become a follower. I'll try to keep up the entertainment. :)


Random Act of Kindness 3/20/09

Woohoo! It's Friday, and that means it's time for another random act of kindess. You can find out more about this MeMe by checking out Giving Without Spending. I personally think it's an awesome MeMe, and I'm looking forward to attempting to participating each week. So, why don't you join in on the fun???

So, my RAOK this week goes to...

Tara at Too Much Information AND Kidz

I found Tara through The Secret is in the Sauce, and I really enjoyed reading her blog. She keeps it all "spiffy", and she's always got the cutest pictures of her daughter Chloe. Chloe is a special little girl. You can read her story here. Tara has used Chloe and her situation to start Kidz, and this is a wonderful idea. So, you should also drop on by Kids to see what's going on. It's such an inspiring blog as well, and the stories will really brighten up your day.

So, drop by Too Much Information and Kidz and introduce yourself to Tara. I really think it'll be worth your time to meet her and her family. I know I've been blessed reading their stories.

So, Tara...grab this little award and show it proudly on your blog. You sooo deserve this RAOK!

Won't you join me and give a RAOK today? Please share if you do!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Update #1 On Our Garden

I went to check on the garden this morning (this has become my habit really). We've had rain the past two days, so I didn't venture out on Sunday or Monday. So, much to my surprise...guess what I saw?!!?
BirdsSPROUTS! Our garden has started to blossom. We've got sunflowers, corn (which I heard is awesome considering our bird issues), broccoli, and squash sprouting. Some of the wildflowers that Caleb and I planted (in pots) are starting to bloom, too.

We are sooo excited. You see...I think I mentioned before that I am NOT a gardener, and I do not have a green thumb. I've killed plants that aren't easy to kill, so you get my drift.

And considering those
peskyprecious birds have been nibbling on a daily basis, I'm truly shocked to see everything blooming. Our onions and peppers appear to be thriving as well. The strawberries are getting bigger and growing lots and lots of flowers, too. And the tomatoes have little yellow flowers now, so I'm thinking they're fine as well.

So, take a look-see...isn't it just WONDERFUL?!!? And -- if you're local, well I may have to pawn some of this
crapproduce on you. :)

This is the first sprout we had. It popped up last week, but I have no clue what it is. It's in between the lettuce and the broccoli. We shall watch it and see what it becomes. LOL!

Sunflower on 3-17-09

Squash on 3-17-09

Corn on 3-17-09

Broccoli on 3-17-09And-- Brian moved Mr. Owl. He put him on a short PVC pipe right in the middle of the garden. So, we'll see how the birds do now. ;)

Homeschool Art Work

I've been meaning to post some of Caleb's homeschool art projects for some time now. But -- you know...better late than never right?!!? So, here is some of his latest art creations.

Wintry blot painting

Wintry Q-tip painting

Summer Tree (we used his forearm to make the trunk and fingerprints to make the leaves)

Summer Weather

Homemade Bird Feeders (these will go in the front yard in order NOT to attract any more birds to the garden...LOL!)


Homeschool Week 35 in Review

Another week at Childress Academy has come to a close. This just means we are closer and closer to finishing up Kindergarten. I'm sad and happy at the same time. You see...it means Caleb will soon be another year older, but first grade promises to be soooo much fun. I've already started the plans, and I'm lovin' all of the books. I'm so pleased with Bob Jones University Press as our curriculum of choice. The GCP for Bible has also been a wonderful choice.

Anyhoo, here's how our 35th week went:

Beginnings: Our theme for the week was "It's Winter." This was a bit appropriate as our spring-like weather quickly cooled off a bit. It was cold enough for jackets and sweatshirts after wearing tanks and shorts. CUH-RAZEE Georgia weather I tell ya...We added "-oat", "-oad", "-ow", "-e", and "-0" to our word families. Caleb is quickly getting down all of the phonics rules. It's helping me remember it all, too. LOL! "Two" was added to our list of service words (sight words is another term, but our curriculum uses service instead). We talked about winter, hibernation, snow, and winter sports. Our book this week was Noah, and Caleb did a wonderful job with reading.

Math: We finished up our measurement chapter. We learned about litres, balance scales, and continued to talk about the centimeter.

Bible: We had a review of questions 33-39 in the First Catechism. Our Bible verse for the week was John 6:47.

Art: We made homemade bird feeders this week. Caleb cut shapes out of bread, let it dry, spread it with peanut butter, and dipped it in bird seed. We also made one out of a string of cheerios. We're waiting until the rain stops to hang them outside and watch the birds eat away. We also made snow scenes by painting with salt water. This didn't quite turn out the way I thought it would, but maybe I just didn't get the directions. LOL!

Extra Stuff: We registered Caleb for T-ball in the town where I grew up. It'll be neat watching him play ball where I played. :) Caleb also enjoyed another week of co-op classes.

Join us next week as we delve into Spring again. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

What's Up With the Birds Here???

Okay, so, Brian went to Home Depot yesterday, and he purchased the much needed owl for the garden. He came home, and he hung it on our Shepherd's Hook that we had sitting around. Well, well, well...the birds here are NOT afraid of Mr. Owl. They are still here, and they are still nibbling in our garden. So, what are we doing wrong? The guy at Home Depot said we wouldn't have any bird issues once Mr. Owl made his appearance. We even had to uproot and move our birdhouse and feeders to the other side of the backyard. But -- nope...those little pesky birds are still just flying around and nibbling at their leisure on OUR garden goodies.

So, what now? What are we doing wrong? Does Mr. Owl need to be stationery (is that the right one for not moving...lol)? Any tips and ideas are greatly appreciated!


A Little Bit of Freedom..woohoo!!!!

FREEDOM is MINE! LOL! You all must think I'm crazy, so I'll explain.

You see...there's this sweet little boy named Micah Monkey, and well...he hasn't been the best sleeper. I wonder if it runs in the family because he's much like his older brother, Caleb. Caleb slept in our bed until he was nearly 5 years old. I know...call me CUH-RAZEE!!!!!!

Well, I guess we didn't learn too well from that experience, because after our trip to VA back at Thanksgiving...well, Micah started sleeping in our bed. Not only was he in our bed at night, but he had to be held for his naps. So, for approximately 3+ hours a day, I was holding the boy for naps (or having him lie beside me in the recliner). Then, when he fell asleep at night, well, I had him for 3+ hours before we moved to our bed. So, 6+ hours of my day have been spent holding a sleeping baby.

Don't get me wrong...I love little boo-boo, but my household cleaning and our homeschool studies were neglected. I mean...how can I get anything done while holding a sleeping baby? Yep -- you guessed it...it didn't get done or BARELY got done.

So, fast forward to last night, and we decided to nip this little habit before it became a repeat of our struggles with Caleb. We moved Micah's crib back into his room (it had been in Caleb's room, and he slept in there for a bit).

At 8pm, we all went into his room for a little bit of quiet play time. We wanted him to know that his room is not a bad place. Then, at 8:15pm, we all said our "good-nights", and we were out of there by 8:19pm.

Well, let the SCREAM-fest begin. The boy has some lungs (hence the SCREAMS in the title of my blog). He cried/screamed for 20 minutes, and I went back in...said "night, night - love you" and laid him back down. Another 30 minutes past, and I did a repeat. Well, by 9:40ish he was OUT!!!! Oh the quiet...it was so nice.

He woke up with a few screams around 10:30ish and 12:45ish. Then, around 1:15ish he was all out screaming again. So, I did a repeat of my tactic "night, night - love you" and got in the bed with Caleb. (Caleb's room is closer, and I didn't want to keep bothering Brian since he has to work). Well, he quit crying after about 40 minutes.

He woke back up around 5am, and I did my gentle tactic again. I had to go right back in this time because it was an "I'm pissed" scream, and I wasn't going to let him get away with that. So, I did a repeat. Then, 10 minutes later he was out.

At 8am, he woke up for the morning. I went in, turned on the light, and gave him lots of hugs and kisses and told him how proud I was that he slept in his bed all night by himself. We played the "YEAH" game, and then we went to see daddy.

So, there you have it...we will repeat again today with naps and again this evening. So, with all of that said (geez...that was a long post), I will now have 6+ hours back to my day that I can focus on cleaning and doing homeschool work. I think Caleb will enjoy it, too, because he will now have a little bit more attention from us and some "Micah free time" as well.

Wish us lots of luck as we continue on this FUN journey. LOL! Hopefully it will be successful, and we will all start having wonderful dreamy sleep! :)
Have any of you had to deal with such bothersome sleep struggles? Share your stories!


Menu Plan Monday -- Week of March 15th, 2009

Well, it's Monday, and you know what that means...time to get your menu plan out there for the world to see. So, stop on by $5 Dinners (the guest host for MPM this week) and take a look-see at what everyone else is cooking up this week. I know I'll be checking it out and adding to my "recipes to try" list. :)

Here's my plan for the week:

Monday -- Teriyaki Pork Sirloin, Mushroom Pilaf, Field Peas w/Snaps
Tuesday -- Tacos, Skillet Corn
Wednesday -- YOYO (you're on your own)
Thursday -- Baked Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Souffle
Friday -- Fried Noodles w/Eggs
Saturday -- YOYO (This is Brian's 36th birthday, so there may be a restaurant involved)
Sunday -- Parmesan Italian Pork Chops, Steamed Carrots, Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce

As always, feel free to ask for any recipes. I'm always happy to share!

What's for supper in YOUR house this week? Share!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Hodge Podge

I don't typically combine a bunch of stuff into one post, but I figured I would today. So, please have patience...there's a lot to say in this one post. LOL!

First of all, many of you have asked for the Chicken Pot Pie recipe. While I wish I could take the credit, I cannot. I found it over at Family Food. Here is the recipe.

It was very tasty, and everyone enjoyed it. Well, almost enjoyed...you see, it calls for frozen mixed veggies, and Caleb didn't like the crunchiness of them. Other than that, it was fine. Next time, I think I'll thaw my veggies a little better (think that may have been the problem), or I'll use different frozen veggies (maybe some broccoli, carrots, and corn). I just grabbed a bag of mixed veggies (corn, carrots, green beans, and peas) at Walmart. And -- did I mention I DESPISE those little peas...I always pick them out of any dish that has them, but I sucked it up and ate them last night. Brian and I enjoyed it, so it will be cooked again. ***The only thing I did to make it my own was that I seasonsed my chicken with a little Rosemary Herb seasoning before cooking/browning it in the skillet.***


Next on the agenda -- Together We Save gifted me with this Sisterhood award today. Isn't it the cutest? And -- I do not have this one yet, so I am honored to receive it.

Now, I'm supposed to nominate 5 blogs that show Attitude and/or Gratitude. So, here are my nominees:

1. Confessions of a Semi-Slacker Mom
2. Handbags & Handguns
3. One of the Jones!
4. The Naulu Tribe
5. Ashley's Antics
Enjoy the stardom that comes with such an award ladies! You deserve it!!!!

Finally, Sandee over at Sew Much Detail gave me the Kreativ Blogger award. Now, I don't know where she heard I was Kreativ, but that's not true. LOL! I'm soooo not Kreativ...about as far from it as you can get. But -- I will accept this award with love and pass it on accordingly. :)

List 7 things you love and then pass the award on to 7 people..tagging them and letting them know they won!You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sideboard letting the whole wide world know you are KReATIV!

7 things...oh how I love thee:
1. My hubby -- seriously, I don't know what I'd do without him. He truly completes me.

2. My two boys -- they are my everything, and they always put a smile on my face.

3. CHOCOLATE -- yep, I said it...I'm a chocoholic.

4. Reality TV -- again, I admit it. We watch pretty much all of the Reality TV shows except Big Brother and the ones that come on VH1 or MTV and some of the other ones that just aren't appropriate in our house.

5. Fried pork chops -- I know...totally random, huh?!!? But -- it's my favorite meal that my mom cooks, and she would cook it for me on my birthday. That is...until FRIED became ugly. So, I've lived without for a few years now. :(

6. Being a SAHM and Homeschooling mommy -- I love that I get to spend these days with my boys and enjoy every moment with them. I love seeing their little faces light up when they grasp a concept. Granted, we have our moments, but the rewards surely outweigh any cons.

7. Blogging -- Did you think I'd leave this one off? This is my outlet, and I truly enjoy it. People may not always think what I write is relevant or funny, but that's okay...it's a form of therapy maybe...and it's a social outlet in it's own weird kind of way. LOL!

Now, for the 7 blogs I'm supposed to nominate...well, since I just nominated five above, how about they grab this one, too. Then, anyone else that doesn't have this one can grab it. Besides...isn't that what all the blog love is about???? Sharing!!!! So, copy and paste people...that's what it is there for. Consider YOURSELF nominated for the Kreativ Blogger award!


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