Monday, May 31, 2010

A Busy Weekend

We had a pretty busy holiday weekend around here. Saturday, we started off with some garage sales. Me and Abbi and Shane went to a few garage sales looking for home schooling items, but came up with these treasures.

As you can see, I got 42 Huggies diapers size 6 for $4!! I liked that deal!
Garage sale #2: I found these 5 books for $0.50. Loving it!!

Then home to deal with this mess!! This is all of Brady's clothes, summer and winter and I needed to sort!! I spent the whole afternoon sorting through this mess!

Abbi and her friend decided to have a Lemonade stand to raise money for children in Haiti. Can you see the sign Abbi made for the sale? They raised about $17.50 in about 4 hours. Bless her heart, she has such a tender heart!!

Sunday~ We were invited to my friends for a cookout and some swimming. Boy, did we have a good time. Her pool was 92 degrees!! The kids swam all day and Cullen had his first swim ever, ahhh! We had some awesome food and we all came home a little tired and red.

Monday morning started off with Shane, Abbi and I bike riding to the bridge, beach and park. We had breakfast at the park.

Shane with a mouthful and the freighters passing by.

Abbi striking a pose by the freighters.

Abbi just getting out from a swim. I love the sky in this picture.

Freighters were passing by as the kids swam and I read the bible and devotionals on my Blackberry (I love that thing), I can take the bible the beach!!
Shane finding a seashell he was proud of and Abbi swimming in the background. The water was cold!!

Monday afternoon it was sweltering hot. So we set up the kiddie pool for Brady and she had a blast!!
Abbi chilling by the kiddie pool.

Cullen getting smooches from his Papa.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with family and friends. The Lord has truly blessed us with terrific people in our lives and a wonderful family. God Bless and I hope you have a great week.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Field Trip Fun

On Friday, I got to go on a field trip with my daughter's class. We went to Greenfield Village. It is a historic park built by Henry Ford. It is pretty cool to step back in time! One of the oldest homes is there, which dates back to 1640!! Wow! Well, anyway, here are a few pics of our day. I totally was in love the whole day. Learning about the time period with Abbi (which she loves) and hanging out with my daughter (which I love!), makes for one awesome day!

Abbi and I on the train that took us around the village.

The hat shop. My favorite stop!! We got to try on all kinds of fabulous hats from that era!

The man in the shop that was enlightening us with how the ladies would stand when they were photographed in their hat.
So, Abbi struck the appropriate pose. Too cute!

Abbi and her schoolmates on the Model T.
We rode a Model T that was a six seater!

Abbi and her favorite, horses!! We got to ride the bus pulled by these beautiful creatures.
Abbi learning to make candles the old fashioned way!! She had to dip them and keep dipping them! It took a really long time!!
This was after about 10 minutes of dipping.
Just a pretty picture of the sawmill and the
pretty lillies.
It was just an awesome day and we had a great time spending it together. Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Shelley :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cute Summer Shoe Giveaway

My friend Danielle is having another one of her awesome giveaways!! She is giving away one of these totally cute pair of shoes to a lucky someone. These are called Sanuk's. So, stop by her blog at Finally Finding Me...I Think to get your name in to win a pair of these cute summer shoes!!
Here are a few of the shoes they sell and so much more~ So, go check it out!!

These are the sandals I want to win!!

Check it out, the deadline ends soon.

Shelley :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fun In The Sun (and water too)!!

Well, today it reached into the mid 80's and our little swimming pool isn't up yet. So, the kids asked to get out the sprinkler. And that's what they did!! Here are some pics of our afternoon of water fun.

Brady testing out the waters.
Shane feeling the cold water.

Brady liking big sister, Abbi to carry her thru the sprinkler.

My handsome little gentleman.

My beautiful young lady.

The charmer, with his big cheeks. Can you see the two bottom teeth?? He is getting two more on top.
What a fun afternoon after being cooped up at work all day. Thank you Lord for my fun and beautiful blessings.
Shelley :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Daybook for May 25, 2010
Outside my window...Blinds closed to keep the house cool.
I am thinking...about how hard it is to be a parent at times and be the bad guy!!
I am thankful for...being SAVED!

From the kitchen...devils food chocolate cupcakes for a friend's birthday at work.
I am wearing...lime green shirt with gray tank underneath, gray capri comfy pants
I am creating...a journal of verses that have spoken to me
I am going...walk before work in the morning
I am reading...trainer momma blog to get me started on losing this baby weight and then some
I am hoping...I can frost these cupcakes soon and go to bed
I am hearing...Abbi sewing a cute bag for her friend for Friend Appreciation Day
Around the house...things are starting to get de-cluttered
One of my favorite things...getting to take off work to go to a Field Trip with Abbi on Friday
A few plans for the rest of the week: walking, drinking lots of water, field trip, spring cleaning and maybe some garage sales on Saturday.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Meal Plan Monday 05.24.2010

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here is the meal plan for the week.
Monday: Macaroni and cheese with veggie
Tuesday: Grilled chicken and pasta salad
Wednesday: Eggs and hashbrowns
Thursday: Turkey Burgers and fries
Friday: Chicken Alfredo and rolls
Saturday: Sandwiches and chips
Sunday: Baked potato bar and salad and fruit salad

Happy cooking :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Love of My Life

On Saturday, May 22, 2010 it will be my husband's birthday.

I thought I would post a little something about the man I love to death!!

"I encourage my husband and build him up. I do not pay back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to him. I am joyful always. I pray continually; giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for me in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 15-18 (NIV)

This is the man I love. The man I cherish. The man who is my knight in shining armour. My protector. My best friend and companion on this journey, called "life".

He is the best father to our four children. I am always amazed by him!!

He is the one out building snow forts with and for the kids. He is a big kid at heart!

This picture makes my heart melt. The look of how awesome God is to bring us another beautiful blessing into our lives.
I just wanted to say I Love YOU!! I am the most blessed person with you by my side!
Happy Birthday and I love you, I love you, I love you
Your best friend and wife,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fabulous Giveaways at Finally Finding Me...I Think

There is an awesome shoe giveaway.

There is a cute bathing suit giveaway.

Head on over to Finally Finding Me...I Think for a chance to win some great stuff!!
Happy Winning!
Shelley :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pulling Teeth

Shane, my five year old had to have some baby teeth extracted. He had an extra baby tooth growing in between his front two teeth. So, today I had to take him to the pediatric dentist and have them extracted. So, I had to wait in the waiting room!! He came out of the room with red eyes and big tears and blood stained gauze peeking out from his lips. My poor baby!! I felt so bad for him and I tried to uplift him with some praise of how well he did. He cried the whole way home, and we layed in my bed together for a few minutes....then he started jumping on the bed and chasing his sister. The worst was over and he was back to Shane! Another fun filled day at my house.

Post extraction.

The two teeth in his treasure chest :)

Shelley :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Meal Plan 05.17.2010

Well, it is another week of meal planning. Here is our planned menu for the week of 05.17.2010.

Monday: Cheesy rice and chicken bake with crescent rolls (I made a few additions)

Tuesday: Baked Veggie Sandwich and fries (made the dough tonite 5.17.2010)
Wednesday: Turkey tacos and spanish rice
Thursday: Corn dog muffins and fries
Friday: Left overs or cereal night
Saturday: (Hubby's birthday) Grilled chicken and potatoes or maybe out on the town??
Sunday: Homemade mac and cheese and broccoli

Tomorrow my son, Shane is having two baby teeth extracted. He has an extra baby tooth coming in between his front two teeth. He is five and is a little nervous!! Any prayers for him and the dentist would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you and God bless.

Have a great week and happy cooking :)
Shelley :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Me and Shane

Shane and I decided to go for a walk this morning by the water before everybody else woke up. Shane is my early riser and likes to spend time with his mom. He held my hand the walk, back and forth to the beach. I love these moments in time.

This is how our work started off, with the sun hitting the lake. I love this!!

Me and my buddy stopping for a pic.
Shane at the lake.

Looking very intently!! I was reading the bible off my phone while he listened.

Brady had to have a pretty dress on today, even though we went to church last night.
A nice shot of the lighthouse by the beach.

Love this picture of my little man and his shadow. They grow up so fast, sniff, sniff!!

His favorite pastime, causing trouble!!
May God bless your day today!!
Shelley :)