Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lost Pictures

I was going through my camera and downloaded some pics.  Pics I never knew I had.  So, I did some editing and came up with these.  Lianne, I know I took too many of Brady and Cullen!! Love em all.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Worship Song Sunday

This one is for my daughter, Abbi.  She loves Jamie Grace :)  Great message for our girls!!

Rite Aid Deal

This was the last day to get this deal, so here it is.
All of this for $52.77 and $10 in UPR.
I got:
4- 12 pack of Scott Tissue
3- Jumbo packs of Huggies
1 box of Kleenex
2- bags of M & M's
So, really all of that for $42.77, not too bad :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Store Deals...

I took the kids to Meijer today to find Abbi a bathing suit for swim class.  Their bathing suits were 75% off and some other goodies were marked down, too.

2 Girls T-shirts $2.98 each
Abbi swimsuit $4.00
Brady swimsuit $3.00
Shane swim trunks $3.00
Boys shorts $3.58
I used a $5 off coupon.
Total $16.47
Saved $39.37
Not too bad.


"For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Verse...

Power Verses:
Psalm 51:10, "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." (NIV)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Apple Nut Coffee Cake

If you read my facebook, you would know I was up baking this tasty little morsel into the wee hours.  A few snafu's, but here is the final product...yumminess!! I got this recipe from Recipe Shoebox.  My go to site for all things yummy.  We are loving this recipe.  I must be on an apple kick lately.  Enjoy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


It was a day like any other, September 11, 2001, until 8:46 am. These are the images that cause a visceral reaction in me, the tears pour and the empathy comes over me in waves.  That day, I don't want to forget or choose to forget.  I tried, but the images, they bring it back so vividly. We remember, will always remember the devastation, agony, chaos and loss on that day.  We will remember the heroes, many that lost their lives to save others.  We remember.

Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. 2819 dead from 115 different nations. 343 Fireman/paramedics, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers. I WILL NEVER FORGET 09-11-01

Pictures of the Week..

Just felt like posting a few pics of what we have been doing this week.

Homemade cinnamon rolls.  They were delicious, a Homestead Blessings Recipe.

Muffins and a note for the first day of school.

First day of school pose.

Beautiful Abbi girl.

Black and white Abbi girl.

Beautiful sunrises before work.

Fruit of the Spirit apple banner.

Gorgeous sunny day on Friday.

Another view of the sunny day.

Abbi before we headed in for a Mom to Mom sale.

Hope your week is full of blessings.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day Of School

The first day of school for Abbi (5th grade) and Shane (2nd grade).  We are still waiting to hear if Brady got into preschool (we are on the wait list).  I hope and pray she gets to go to preschool this year.  The poor girl had her backpack on this morning and stated she was ready to go to Preschool!! 

Started the morning off with heart shaped muffins for my babies :)

Shane and Abbi before entering school for the new year.

Happy Birthday...To Me

40th Birthday Cake Pictures, Images and Photos

Yup, that's me, 40 today.  Remember when you were a kid, 40 was ancient.  Looking at it from this point, it's not ancient at all, LOL :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Let's Choose Review and Giveaway

Let's Choose is a company that developed a game to address children in social skills and behavior management.  This game was the brain-child of Lisa Maylee and Stacey Buck.  These women have vast amounts of experience with children of all ages.  They believe that children in a variety of age groups could benefit from a teaching tool that aids in the outcome of different behaviors experienced throughout life. 

The game can be played with a child individually or in a group. Using the 20 choice and 20 consequence cards in the parents version and 21 choice and 19 consequence cards in the school version, children can match each choice with a variety of possible consequences. Most excitingly played as a game show, the cards can also be used to role play, as a memory game or as story starters.

Ultimately, families learn to use these cards to improve behavior, social and language skills in real-life situations

Brady and I had fun going through the different cards to discuss various behaviors and their outcomes.  We used the special play microphone to talk each scenario out and she loved it.  To my surprise she started to model some of the behavior discussed.  What an awesome teaching tool!!

The generous people over at Let's Choose are giving away one Let's Choose Home Version to one lucky follower.  What a great way to start the school year.

This giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM EST on September 19, 2011. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents only

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Apple Garland

This week for our Bible Study craft we did an Apple Garland.  I found this idea from I Can Teach My Child.  She always has neat and crafty ideas.  This craft went along with the Fruit of The Spirit study we were doing.  And I thought it goes pretty well with this time of the year.  We changed it up a little bit from the directions. 

Instead of contact paper, we used wax paper and crayon shavings.  It was a little time consuming, but we had fun making this garland.
I think it turned out pretty cute.