Tuesday, June 7, 2011


If I start blogging again will I continue?? I do think I should give it a go (we shall see)...so here is to a new post FINALLY and a picture of my sweet, loud, happy, healthy and everything in between children and sweet Kassie!!! I sure love 'em............. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

HaPPy BirTHdaY, Ellie!!!

Ellie's Birthday and Father's Day......

Belle turned 5 today I can't believe it!!

Knowing her birthday was going to be the same day as fathers day we decided to go out yesterday and invite the Grandmas and Grandpas to go to dinner and come back to our house for "pink" cupcakes and ice cream...yummy! ;o)
We all had a great time Thanks Moms and Dads a.k.a. "Grandmas and Papas" for coming over!
We Love You and are glad you could come to the Belles party.....

So then today we celebrated Ellies birthday and fathers day.....
We started out this morning for breakfast with one of Belles favorites Pancakes....and then for dinner we had something Newell likes and ended the day with brownies and Newell made some homemade cherry ice-cream....again yummy! ;o)

Enjoying the ice-cream Newell made...mmmm :)

Opening gifts...she loved the "new kitty"

This is how Ellie and Newell enjoyed there day...It was actually FUN to celebrate her Birthday and Fathers day together...she adores her daddy and loves to be with him!!! She is soooo much fun I just love her to pieces even when a "tornado" hits her bedroom or even when she tells me "she hates me" because very soon after she loves on me and needs me for something (the joys of being a mom?)...!! ;o)

...And a little side note...I am so very Thankful for Newell and for all he does he still makes my heart skip a beat and the Awesome daddy that he is!!! I love ya Babe and Belle a-Boo I love you!!! HaPPy BirTHdaY, Ellie!!! HaPPy FaTHer'S DaY, Newell!!! :o)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This seemed like such a great thing to do with kids....I found this on another blog http://theidearoom.blogspot.com/ (I love this blog!) I thought it would be a great thing to do with my kids..so this year I was going to try it. I wanted to share it with those of you that may have never seen it (i hadn't) :o)

Easter Story Cookies
A good way for our family to make Easter a bit more religious and focus on the Resurrection more than the Easter Bunny. This has been around for a long time and many of you may have already seen or done this, but I decided to post it anyways just in case you may not have seen it.

To be made the evening before Easter.

You need:

1 cup whole pecans

1 tsp. vinegar

3 egg whites

pinch salt

1 cup sugar

zipper baggie

heavy wooden spoon


A Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. This is important! Don't wait until you're half done with the recipe!

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.

Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us eternal life.

Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.

Read Luke 23:27.

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.

Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.

Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.

Read Matt. 27:65-66.

NOW GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.

Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

Read Matt. 28:1-9

Friday, March 12, 2010


I love this desk...my mom painted it when I was
younger I still remember her outside painting
it and also that one of my "many" cats had walked
on it while it was still wet...It was near Christmas
and I remember asking her who it was for-she
said "it's for your sister" (and I love surprises
and didn't ask anymore about what she was
doing) I've always been glad that I was the one
that actually got it for Christmas ;0) I've thought
about painting it for awhile but didn't want to do
anything to the "hearts" but I did ask permission
before Newell sanded it and I painted it....I love
it in the kitchen and in my opinion it turned out
pretty good......

Jacob helping me hold a cord out of the way...

The finished desk....it's getting a lot more
use in the kitchen then it was in my bedroom!
I'm going to take the mirror and paint it a
different color I'm thinking blue.....there is a
perfect wall in my bedroom just waiting for it!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Blog/My Mom....

First I want to say "Thanks Rae for fixing my blog!!" ;o) It looks great.....


I love this picture! :o) Do you remember doing this? (hope you think it's as cute as I do!?)
MoM....I just think you're Great and I am so Thankful you are my mother...Thank You sooooo much for everything you do!!! We are truly blessed to have you in our lives! :o) Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday....Love Ya!!! XOXOX

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Wow two posts in two days...I'm on a roll.... ;0)

Jacob turned 7 today I can't believe it....he is growing up so fast. I could go on and on about this boy about what he loves to do and how much fun he is etc....but I won't!! Instead here is a couple pictures from when he was 1!! And the last one is current!....I just Love this boy!! and I am so Thankful for him and the joy he brings our family!!


Jacob is simply a:
B..oy!! ;0)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm Back...I posted can you believe it??

Lets see where have I been? umm No where... :o)
My last post November 10 wow! Time flys when your having Fun!! haha
What have we been up too?
Let's see all of November I was using crutches that was a blast...just kidding it wasn't...I didn't really go anywhere! Newell did all the shopping, and instead of walking to the bus stop like I normally did Ellie and I drove Jacob to the bus stop. I had a birthday it was a wonderful day and I had Cafe Rio for my "birthday dinner" Yummy!! THANK YOU Dad and Mom! :0)
Thanksgiving was great love to be with my family and I still went shopping with crutches on "Black Friday" Thanks to Rae!! I couldn't have done it without her!
December I love the holidays of getting lights on the house, putting up a tree, all the decorations and the excitement from the kids. I love being with family and the traditions we have!! As always it was a great month we had a wonderful time with our family! I love the decorations but then again I am so excited to get them down and celebrating the New Year.
New Years....well not much comes to mind other then celebrating with family and having fondue...we had a great time!! And then we all caught the flu...enough said you know what happens :-p
January and yet another month past us! I can't believe it's over and already February is going quickly...mmmm well the month of January Newell had a birthday....and I hope he had a great day! I think he did ;0) Jacob thought we should all have the day off and wondered why he had to go to school on his dads birthday! Well that's a little about what we have been doing...nothing overly exciting just normal everyday things :0) I am just so Thankful for ALL that me and my family have!! and I do mean ALL!!
NO promises but I hope to keep this blog updated because it really is fun to post.....

....A few pictures decorating cookies for Santa (don't cha love Newells hat he made it himself! lol) Jacob loved being on top of the roof with Newell putting up the lights....and Mom(Grandma) and Jacob boxing ( and she is winning he wasn't to happy about this :0) )......