"" Three Ladies and a Dad: 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Oh Baby You"

I want to start by saying that I am not promoting what brand the commercial is for...I just like the commercial. It reminds me of something that would happen in a cab ride home with friends of ours after a night out.

And tonight...let a stranger drive you home if you ring in the new year with drinks!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Just hang tight, k?

I am writing this mainly for one person. ;) I promised I would have pictures of Macie's birthday party, but after thinking, she is having her "girls" party in a couple of weeks. With that being said, I will just wait and do a full on party post.

But Macie's family birthday party was a blast and included Mexican food, a BMX style bike and lots of fun presents...perfect for our eight year old.


Insanity, I tell you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Four hours later...

On Saturday the girls and I spent the majority of the day tackling the toy room. I meant to get to it on Christmas Eve but then Zoa got sick. The closets are cleaned now, toys are sorted through and the new toys have found their home.



As they say...out with the old and in with the new!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas Eve with my dad...

Zoa started feeling a bit better toward the end of the night. Thankfully she was 100% better on Christmas morning! Christmas morning was spent at home...the girls were happy and we were tired.

Mid morning, my mom came over and we did Christmas with her.

After a run out to my grandparent's and a afternoon movie, we headed to Jeremy's parent's.

The girls got everything they could ever need and the new toys have found their place in the toy room! Thanks to everyone that helped make the Christmas wonderful!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Not where a five year old should be on Christmas Eve

Hopefully next year, the flu will decide to not hit Zoa on Christmas Eve.

{notice the bucket?}

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A favorite carol...

Although I have not been the most loyal blogger lately, I wanted to let you know I will start posting again on Monday. Until then, I will be tied up with the holidays and family...and loving every minute of it!

I leave you with one of my favorite Christmas songs....enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Christmas Card For You!

Merry Christmas to all my internet friends!

{Click to enlarge}

Be sure and see an outtake of our Christmas card here! It will make you smile, for sure!

You can look at everyone's Christmas cards at A Mom Two Boys.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: The Week of December 13

It seems like forever since I menu planned! I set all my post last month to post automatically since I decided to do the monthly plan again. Even though I miss out on some deals, it is worth it my time to only have to go to the store a few times a month as opposed to each and every week.

Jeremy got a smoker for his birthday. As we speak, two pork butts are finishing up. So when you see leftovers so early and frequent this week, that is what I mean.

Here is my plan for this week...

Monday: Hamburgers, oven fries and a veggie
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Roasted chicken, a veggie and mashed potatoes
Thursday: Salsa chicken, rice with corn
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Beef and broccoli

Sunday: Chicken caesar wraps

For more menu ideas, check out I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Want to see where I have been?


...finishing my final.


...starting to put up our tree.


...wrapping presents.

...finishing up the last of our Christmas cards.

When, truth be told, I would rather be here...


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Birthday Zoa!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl...We Love You!

For more Wordless Wednesday, check out 5 Minutes For Mom.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: The week of November 29

Sunday: My baby turns five today! I don't know about you, but that means it is time for another one! Zoa will get to pick where we celebrate after her birthday party.
Monday: Steaks, Baked Potatoes and a Veggie
Tuesday: Chicken, Basil and Spinach Quesadillas and a side

Wednesday: Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Thursday: Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti and Fococcia Bread

Friday: Burrito Night and Mexican Rice
Saturday: Homemade Pizza

For more menu ideas, check out I'm An Organizing Junkie!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Not your typical Thanksgiving post...

I sit here, groggy and tired. I am full and trying to catch up on my Google Reader. I am going to make this short and sweet...

I wanted to do a full on "What I am Thankful For" posts but I am barely awake to function, much less to make a heartfelt post. Instead, I will leave you with a picture or two.

This is how we roll on Thanksgiving night...

(You must click this picture and make it larger...then read the note I added.)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This ones for the girls....

...girls who wear mineral make-up.

I love Bare Minerals. I have worn their products for nearly four years now and will never go back. One downside to having it is you have little containers of all your minerals in your make-up bag. Not good.

I just wanted to share what a fellow blogger found...The Minerals Case!

For all you other mineral lovers...how handy is this?! All you would need is a small separate bag for your brushes and other small pieces of make-up and you are set!

Now if only I had enough Bare Minerals to fill it!

Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Card Outtake

Macie looks terrified of what might happen if she does not smile and Zoa is just plain mad!

For more Wordless Wednesday, check out 5 Minutes for Mom!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Not so sloppy "Sloppy Joes"

We love Sloppy Joes around our house but my {almost} five year old is a texture kid...meaning she is weird about getting icky stuff on her hands. My menu for this week included Sloppy Joes and it reminded me of a tip to share.

My readers may remember a few months ago when I told you that we used hot dog buns for our Sloppy Joes. Don't break the bun apart completely...leave that little connected part connected. Just scoop the mixture into the bun and serve!

This has helped our girls stay a bit cleaner during dinnertime and they get to eat all the Sloppy Joe mixture...instead of half of it ending up on their plate!

Be sure and check out Tammy's Recipes for more kitchen tips and yummy recipes!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: the week of November 22

Sunday: Slow Cooker Beans and Rice
Monday: French Onion Soup and a Salad with a Crusty Bread...any recipes?
Tuesday: Chicken Tetrazini with a side
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes and a Veggie
Thursday: Happy Birthday Jeremy! Happy Thanksgiving!
Black Friday: Zoa requested Chicken Wings. I'll add a side.
Saturday: Homemade Pizza

For more menu ideas, check out I'm An Organizing Junkie!

It's like I'm 16 all over again.

Ask me me I was at 11:59 Friday night? And where I want to be again this week?

I have not always been a Twilight fan...I did not even watch the first one until about four months ago. But I have been hooked ever since. This week, I want to start reading the books.

Are you on the Twilight Saga bandwagon?

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Even though I have unsuccessfully taken pictures on with my camera on the Manual mode, I am still trying.

Last weekend, Macie stayed with a friend. Zoa and I were outside, playing and snapping away in automatic mode.

Out walks Jeremy...

"Swing me, daddy!"

Have a great Saturday!