Archive for January, 2011

Really, its not.

Not when you are talking about three of the most adorable children on the planet!  edit 20101204_321 tex

I told you.

Last night we had an impromptu family game night.  I should have taken some snapshots, but then I would have gotten that lovely glare from my husband and a little comment about participating instead of observing.  So, I didn’t.  Anyhow, I have never played such a dramatic game of Candyland (or is it Candy Land?) in all my life.  Several of us got almost to the end, before getting sent back to the beginning.  That darn gingerbread man gets me every time!


Our game did result in several tearful sessions from this little guy – who often becomes somewhat of a sore loser.

I have no clue who he gets that trait from.

Its certainly not me.

Definitely not.


I can almost guarantee that she participated in family game night just for the treats.  The treat she enjoyed during family fun night last night was the Weelicious Oatmeal bars that I talked about here.

And no, my children can never make a normal face in a picture.

I think its some sort of allergic reaction to my camera.


This little guy was exhausted and a little cranky.  But, he knew that we were all going to have some fun, so had had to stick it out because he knew there were raisins to be had!

Or, at the very least, he could sit there and eat his hand.

And look slightly pathetic.

And seeing as though that little fella just went down for nap, it is now time for me to put on my Suzie Homemaker hat and make some homemade pop tarts and get that casserole ready so I just have to pop it in the oven later for dinner.

Don’t worry – I’ll take pictures and put up some recipes!!

Be Kind, Everyone!


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I’m Baaaack

Its day 2!  I’ve posted two whole days in a row!  Now, not another word – I don’t want to jinx myself!

Onto other things – like what I am eating for breakfast this morning.


Oatmeal On-the-Go Bars.  I can’t take ALL the credit for these tasty bars.  Catherine, over at Weelicious has some of THE best family friendly recipes around.  I check her website daily for new recipes to share with my family.  These Oatmeal Bars are a family favorite and they are super easy!  I love them because they are not super sweet – the majority of the sweetness comes from the dried fruits and not from white sugars.  I made this batch with a mix of yellow and red raisins and walnuts.  The recipe takes only minutes of preparation and pretty soon your family can be enjoying these bars any time of the day, like ours!

I’m not going to mention what happened to my wonderful hubby this morning, but I’ll just say that I haven’t laughed this hard in weeks!!  I’m glad he’s a good sport, otherwise he’d probably have gone to work a little frustrated with how hard I was laughing *with* him.  –hehe–


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Small Goals.

So, I should probably put some of those life skills that I learned in high school to use.  You remember the ones – make short term goals and long term goals and you will be successful — blah, blah, blah.  Then, life gets in the way, you forget about all of those little annoying things you learned, and you begin to feel like your house, your kids, and your mind are stuck on an unending carousel.  No real direction and no end point. 

I want some end points.

This is an end point.  I’ve set a goal and to make matters more complicated, this goal encompasses a whole bunch of smaller goals that *fingers crossed* I’ll accomplish one by one.  This blog is the first goal and although it seems easy, I’ve set out to conquer this goal MANY times – all efforts which have failed miserably after only a week or so.

Not this time.


So, stay tuned.  Lots of stuff to come.  I can’t guarantee that it’ll be all that interesting all the time, but there will be lots and it will be me!


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