Tuesday, May 29, 2012

memorial weekend

We had a wonderful busy memorial weekend!
we filled it with tons of family and friends.  I ate way to much and worked out way to little.  I dont want to spend it any other way!   Okay, maybe I should have tamed down the eating.  Ill need to make up for that this week. 
reading with auntie nikki
our sweet girl in her Memorial/Fourth of July smocked dress.  I love it! 
trying to get a picture with four kids is no easy task.....
They sure are cute though :) 
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and most importantly remembered our fallen, active and retired servicemen & women that give us our freedom.  I know we are so unbelievably grateful for all they do, as well as their families that equally sacrifice.  You are not forgotten.  Today or any day in this house.  Thank you! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

where I want to be wednesday

I wish we were back in California!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekly meals

Boy oh boy.  I am behind on the blog.  It has been so nice here and Kallen will actually nap (most days) if we get alot of outside time.  And mama's, you know how precious those naps are...
Here are a few overdue pictures...
 having fun on Mimi's playset on mother's day!
playing with Uncle Chrissy!
I am making a few new dishes and I cannot wait to try these babies out.  They all seem pretty easy and healthy.  Here is our menu for the week:
Monday: Peanut Sauce with Asian noodles, chicken & veggies.  SURELY I can come up with a better name...
Source: bhg.com via Angie on Pinterest

Tuesday: Grilled pork chops.  My hubby is awesome with the grill.  I love grilling...I prepare, he cooks, and we both clean.  Bonus!
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Molly's poppyseed chicken This looks so good, and is a healthier version.  And simple enough, too! 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: I am looking forward to Memorial Day weekend!  We wont be going to South Dakota because of nursery and other plans, but I know we will have a great time regardless (and definitely be eating some good food)!  
Happy Monday, Friends! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Meals & quick update

I am back!  Well sort of.  Back from our fabulous trip to California, in the swing of life.  We had a great trip and spoiled by tons of food and love from our family.  

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's day.  I enjoyed it with my sweet, sassy, crazy girl.  And many other family members as well!  It was wonderful.  I prayed so much for those that are missing someone on days like today.  I know they are missed every single day, but specific celebrated days are not an easy feat.  I wish Emma was here celebrating with us, and although I want that so much, I am thankful she is perfect and with Jesus.  I also prayed for you beautiful ladies who are longing for a baby as well.  You are not forgotten!!  

Here is our meal plan for the week!  Nothing too fancy pants, but it seems to take me awhile to get back into the groove of things after a vacation...or weekend...no judgies :)  I think I read one or 2 blog posts while on vacation, and maybe a few more since we have been back, so I am a little behind.  I have hardly been on the computer.  It has been refreshing in a sense though, and I have been able to reevaluate certain things as well...which I believe is very important from time to time.    

We are supposed to have a beautiful, warm week here in MN, so I am hoping for lots of outside time! 

Monday: Grilled Turkey panini's
Tuesday: Steak & Chicken Kabobs.  I LOVE this meal.  Love it.  The meat & veggies will be marinating all day long and I cant wait to enjoy for dinner! 
Wednesday: Leftovers, most likely.
Thursday: Grill chicken or steak - or maybe porkchops, depending on what's in the freezer...along with veggies and a small salad
Friday: Out to dinner for a family celebration
Saturday: Ummmm
Sunday: Ummmm

Okay, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday are a good example of what I mean by 'sort of back'.  I have 2 meals planned and the others will hopefully fall into place... 

I am subbing today, praying that the third graders are nice to me ;)  Ill leave you with a few vacation photo's, there are a few stories and photo's that will hopefully come later... Happy Monday, Friends! 
 At the Santa Barbara zoo
watching 'simba & nala' lay on the rock...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

March for Babies 2012

We walked at the March of Dimeswalk on Sunday and it was so nice!  The last 3 years have either been raining or super cold, or both!  But this year was beautiful.  Josh and I are so thankful for each and every person who walks in honor of our sweet girl (and others of course!)
Sweet Hannah!  
 Kal & Hope running around before it all starts!
 Kal didnt last very long in the stroller...thankfully grandpa was there to carry for awhile! 
 about to start! 
 Back of our shirts
 part of our group on the left side, so thankful!!
 after the walk was done we all congregated but I forgot to have the picture made of everyone! 
Thank you to each and every person who has walked, prayed, and donated for us!  We are so grateful for all of the support and prayers throughout these past 4 years!  Thank you!!!