Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Interesting....VERY interesting. President Obama's daughters are NOT getting the {hyped up} Swine Flu Vaccine. Interesting since the President just made the Swine Flu a National Emergency. You can check out the story at the website below.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Having a new baby can be time consuming to say the least. Add a house full of kids and you learn early on in the early days that simplicity is the key.

For me, one thing that Works-for-Me is paper plates and cups. I use them whenever I can---breakfast, lunch and snacks. It makes clean up a snap---just throw the plates away and rinse the cups out before putting in the recycling bin. Having a sink full of dirty dishes is one less thing to worry about.

To me, the $4 I spend on plates and the $3 I spend on cups is WELL worth it. It Works-For-Me!!!

Head on over to We Are THAT Family for more Works for Me Wednesday.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Menu Monday-- October 19th

I am slowly (but surely) getting life back to "normal". Chris was home for 3 weeks after Nicholas was born (what a blessing). He took care of everything from laundry to homeschooling. I have been doing more and more. Last week I made my first menu and went grocery shopping. Boy, was it hard leaving Nicholas.

Chris and I have both been cooking dinners. I have been trying to keep breakfast and lunch to things that are easy. Honestly, in the morning, if I had a rough night, I catch a little sleep with Nicholas after his 6 am bottle. A sleepy cranky mommy makes for a long day.

So here is the plan for our menu---which is ALWAYS subject to change.

B-Banana Bread
L-Left over pasta
D-Chorico and Fry grinders

L-Turkey Sandwiches
D-Homemade Pizza----YES, I actually made homemade pizza. It was pretty good. I would make the crust thinner next time.

L-Left over Pizza
D-Roasted Chicken with chorico, potatoes, corn

B-Oatmeal---Zachary will make
L-Grill Cheese
D-BBQ, Rice pilaf

B-Blueberry Muffins
D-Taco Tuesday!!! Taco, Rice and veggie platter

B-French Toast----Chris' day off : )
L-Mac and Cheese
D-not sure yet. Something with chicken.

B-LaMuffins (egg sandwich on a english muffin. Our last name starts with "La")

The kids have a healthy snack mid-morning of either fruit or yogurt. They also have a afternoon snack. This week they will have a choice of granola bar, fruit grain bar, zucchini bread, pudding, and popcorn.

A few times a week I let them have a dessert after dinner. Chris made cupcakes Friday night (yummy) with Zachary. Apple crisp is a favorite this time of year. Ice cream is a favorite all year round.

Head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for more Monday Menu Plans.

Game Day

Chris and the girls watching the Patriots' game.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Look Who's 1 Month Old Today!!

This picture was taken this morning.

4 Weeks old.

13 Days old


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blogs I Love

Today, after reading a wonderful comment left on my blog, I realized that I didn't have this person's blog (which I read daily) on my list of favorites (which it is!). So I figured it was time to do some updating.

I added 11 blogs to my favorite list today. You can access each of them from my side bar. I hope you will go and check them out. I think there is a little something for everybody.

Glimpse of Sonshine (BTW, this is the blog that started it today)
Amy Loves It (I have only been following this a short time, but love it already)
Generations Cedar
Pursuing Titus 2
A High and Noble Calling
Lynn's Ktchen Adventures (some great recipe ideas on this one)
The Finer Things in Life (makes you stop and think about what is really important in life)
$5 Dinners (She actually got featured on Rachel Ray for her great savings tips. I followed her before she was on the show).
4 Little Men and Girly Twins
Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers (Don't you just love the name!!!)
Mommy Matters


Friday, October 2, 2009

Getting Back......

Hello All!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am here! : )

It has been a time of adjustment around here......mostly on my part. I started out breastfeeding Nicholas. After 11 days I had to start giving him the bottle. It was a heart wrenching decision that I did NOT take lightly but it had to be done. I will some day give more details about it but not right now (still too painful). All I will say is it was an internal battle that I was fighting.

I summarized it this way to my husband.....I feel like the post-partum period is a cruel joke. You wait 9 months--you dream, you plan and are excited beyond belief. Then you have the baby. Then you are sleep deprived and hormones kick in. Dreams get scattered, plans get thrown out the window and you look at this brand new little one who depends on you.....and you wonder what you are suppose to do next.

I am feeling much better now. I am actually feeling comfortable now in my efforts. He is a beautiful gift, given to me from the Lord after many-many years of wanting to give birth one more time.