Friday, December 10, 2010

5 Question Friday 21/10/2010

1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? We do a little of both.

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie or candy? I would have to say Peppermint Bark. That is my all time favorite candy.

3. What is the worst Christmas gift you have ever recieved?
I dont think that it was necessarily a bad gift.....I just hate it when you put all this effort into someone's gift and they buy you the first thing that they could grab off the gas station shelf. I don't want to sound like I don't appreciate things because believe me I do. It just stinks when you think so much of someone and work really hard to get them something fantastic and they are just like they did it so you wouldnt cry or they forgot.

4. What is the Christmas song you love? The "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" Silly I know but I love this song.

5. How many Christmas trees do you put up? One

Monday, December 6, 2010

On the menu Monday

Tater Tot Casserole

1-2lbs of lean hamburger
1 lg size bag of frozen tater tots
3-4 cans of mushroom soup
4-8 cups of shredded cheese

First you cook the hamburger meat. Then you mix the hamburger meat with the mushroom soup. You spread the mixture in the bottom of a baking pan then put half of your cheese sprinkled over the mushroom soup hamburger meat mixure. Then spread the tater tots out evenly over the mixture. Then put the rest of the cheese over that and bake approximately 30 minutes or til the cheese bubbles. Let cool 10 minutes and serve. My kids love it. All of them. They usually cover with ketchup but all 4 eat it and ask for seconds.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Songful Sunday 12/5/2010 reading the lyrics explains it all

Forgiven by Sanctus Real

Well the past keeps playing with my head
and failure knocks me down again
I'm reminded of the wrong
That I have said and done
And that devil just won't let me forget

In this life
I know what I've been
but in your arms
I know what I am

I'm forgiven, I'm forgiven
I don't have to carry the weight of who I've been
Cause I'm forgiven

My mistakes are running through my mind
And I'll relive my days, in the middle of the night
When I struggle with my pain, wrestle with my pride
Sometimes I feel alone and I cry

In this life
I know what I've been
but in your arms
I know what I am

I'm forgiven, I'm forgiven
I don't have to carry the weight of who I've been
Cause I'm forgiven

When I don't fit in and I don't feel like I belong anywhere
when I don't measure up to much in this life
I'm a treasure in the arms of Christ cause

I'm forgiven, I'm forgiven
I don't have to carry the weight of who I've been
Cause I'm Forgiven

Saturday, December 4, 2010

6 word Saturday

****4 tests, sick boys= utterly exhausted.******

This week was so busy and tiring. I am so glad that it is over.

Friday, December 3, 2010

5 Question Friday 12/3/2010

1.What is at the top of your holiday wish list and why? I would like some new clothes. I don't get to get them very often and I really need them badly. I spend most of my time making sure that the kids have everything they need, that I often forget about myself.

2. What is your favorite Christmas gift from the past and why? My favorite would be my engagement ring from my husband for obvious reasons. :)

3. If you had to do life over, what would you be and why? If I had to do it over I would be doing what I am now only I would have done all this before I had kids. I would be an instructor right now so that I would have a 8-5 job and still have plenty of time with my kids. Those of you that know me know that right now I am working on being a nurse right now.

4. When do you put up your tree? We don't really have a tradition. We just put it up when we feel in the mood.

5. What is your favorite holiday? Mine would have to be Valentines Day. I love Christmas but there is always so much stress around the holidays and people that aren't nice to you fake it. People have lost touch of what Christmas is about. Its not about presents. Its about Jesus!
Valentines is special because I had my oldest daughter around then and my anniversary is right around there also. There is not as much stress and more genuine feelings around that holiday.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday 12/2/2010

I am very thankful for my husband. I don't know what I would do without him.

He has made me his priority. I sometimes forget to do that. He takes care of me and does it without complaint. We have been together for almost 6 years now. We have been married for almost 3 years. I don't know where I would be without him. He also gave me my boys. I don't know where I would without them either. To him no matter how small my dreams have been or expensive he has managed to help me complete them all. I love this man.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday of Christmas Past.....

This was the year Taylor was a reindeer for a School Program. She looks so young there.