Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mid-month update

Thought I would take a few moments and update on what's been going on here. The month has been a quiet one so far. Delmar & I have both been sick but praise God Emily hasn't gotten anything yet. Well, that's not quite true, she did manage to get one bug.

Lucky for us, it was an award! On January 13th she received her first BUG award. This is an award that is given to a student for Bringing Up Grades (BUG). To be eligible for the award, students must maintain a combination of A's or B's and cannot go down a letter grade in any subject. She had all A's and B's and brought up every grade. The school had an assembly for the third graders and Delmar and I were both able to be there. We are soooo proud of her!!!

We also got to go to a birthday party. I've been babysitting this guy since he was 13 months old and now he 5!!!!! Happy Birthday Tristin!
We have gotten quite a bit of snow. Last week we were able to make snow ice cream and from the looks of things this morning, there may be a chance of another batch today. :o) That will make Emily and Delmar both VERY happy. Me, I would LOVE to be able to get up some morning when it is snowing like today and just be able to go for a walk. It is soooo quiet when the snow is blanketing the ground and everyone is still in bed.

On a final note, KitCat has taken up residence in Emily's cradle. Guess he thinks it's far enough away from the kiddo's that he won't be bothered. Emily has found it quite funny and enjoys covering him up "because he is cold". :o)

I pray that you are all having a safe month with all of the crazy weather happening everywhere.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread cookies everywhere!

Today was spent baking gingerbread cookies with Em and finishing up the Christmas crafts we started earlier in the week with the babysitting kids. I decided at the last minute that we would have a pj day for the kids (and me of course) and lunch was served picnic style on the living room floor. I think they enjoyed it!

I've decided that baking and icing Lori's sugar cookies is too stressful to add to my holiday baking so it will be reserved for Easter (her favorite holiday) and a few other times throughout the year. We used some vintage clear red plastic cookie cutters (they look like these)for some of the gingerbread cookies and now I'm on the lookout for some more of them. I love the way they imprint on the cookies!

After the hubby got home, we set out to deliver trays to the neighbors and tomorrow I will finish up trays for traveling around to Christmas celebrations with our familys.

I've been telling Delmar that I want to start pulling Em into the kitchen more and today was the perfect start to that and hopefully the beginning of a wonderful tradition.

Tomorrow we are expected to get between 3-4 inches of snow starting later in the morning so I guess we will be having a white Christmas afterall. Praying for safe travels to all of our family and friends that must do so.

Must scoot for now! Enjoy your familys this weekend.


Merry Christmas to All!

What a year! I can't believe it is the eve of Christmas Eve already. Just wanted to pop in and send anyone who is still checking this blog a very blessed Merry Christmas. I plan to get back to blogging soon. (Yea, I know, I said that back in August but I've been reinspired to start again!)

Please remember while unwrapping all the gifts on Christmas morning that the real reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Be Blessed!!!


Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm back............

I can't believe it's been 4 months since my last post, what a busy summer! No time or desire to post on either blog. But, fall is on it's way, kids are back in school (my baby is in 3rd grade now!!) and there is a bit more time to do some fun things for the mama!!! :o)

I have added a new fall background and done some other maintenance so now I'm ready to actually do a blog post. Be on the look out, it'll be comin' soon!!!

Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another 2.8 lbs gone!

Things are moving slowly but steadily on the WW front. Down again but gone are the weeks of 2.5-3 lbs weight loss in one week. I'm ok with it though as long as the scale keeps moving and I don't his plateau just yet!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Blog

I've decided to start another blog that focuses on my love of cooking, couponing and keeping the home. Please join me for my adventures at Cookin' And Savin' With Amy