Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mamaw and Peyton

Today is a special day in our family.  Both my grandma and niece celebrate their birthdays.  Yay for birthdays.  It is a good reminder to celebrate special people in our lives. Here is a little ode to each of them.  Blessings.



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

100 Days of School

The girls and I have done 100 days of "school."  Today, we are celebrating with a snack of 100 pieces and a Strawberry Shortcake movie.  Ahh, living the life.  The girls are having a blast.  Blessings.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mary Kay

Today, I am getting a facial courtesy of a Mary Kay consultant.  I love their products especially the time wise line.  I am looking forward to relaxing while the kids watch a video and dinner is in the crock pot.  Blessings.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Brown beans

The girls have been playing Little House on the Prairie this morning.  I have a big bowl of brown beans for them to use in play.  They have been making tea, brown sugar loaves, brown bread and beans of course.  They are having a grand time.  I am as well, just listening to them. Blessings.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

trained doggie

While I was driving to pick up my friend yesterday, I noticed a lady holding a bag under her dog as he squatted to collect his business.  It was a most interesting sight for sure.  I don't know how long it took her to train him, but neither seemed to mind the accomplishment.  We are still working on potty training here.  I figured if Betsy is calling for a pull up, then she is ready to go in the toilet.  Let's pray this phase goes well.  Blessings.

Friday, February 15, 2013

20 Q's Betsy - 3

1. How old are you? 3
2. Who is your best friend? Tia Nancy
3. What is your favorite thing to do? Play horsey
4. What is your favorite color? Red and Pink
5. What is your favorite food and drink? Smoothies and Sprite and Ssausage biscuits
6. What do you like to do with your family? Play horsey
7. What is your favorite toy? Cinderella
8. What do you want to do when you grow up? Ballet dancer
9. What makes you happy? Monkeys
10. What makes you sad? Getting too muddy
11. What is your favorite show to watch? Cinderella
12. What is your favorite book? Narnia
13. What do you love to learn about? Monkeys
14. What was the best part of your birthday? Monkeys
15. Where do you like to go? The cabin (Smoky Mtns.)
16. What are you really good at? Being sneaky
17. What is your favorite treat? Chocolate
18. What do you think about before going to sleep? My blankie - Stinky Bear
19. What is your favorite animal? Lion
20. What is your favorite song? Jesus Loves Me

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day. If you don't have a "love" take time to be a good friend to someone today. Know that you are loved, and known, and desired by one who sacrificed all to know you. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's date

Andy and I went out last night for our Valentine's date.  What's super nice is the girls had a date too with his parents.  They went to Cracker Barrel and then to Build A Bear.  The girls had a wonderful time.  I had a good time with Andy as well.  We ate at Giuseppe's and went for a drive.  To make the day even nicer, Andy brought home flowers for me and the girls.  All his girls are feeling very loved these days. Blessings.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Missed ballet lesson

Today, we sat in traffic for 46 min or so on the way to Mollie's ballet lesson.  The church is only 15 min. From our house and the lesson is 30 min. The girls were good sports about being in the van that long. I did find them each a lollipop and we played lots of "I spy." I would have turned back, but the girls were being babysat near the church, so we had to just wait it out.  The teacher was very kind about things and the weather was perfect. Not a complete waste of time being with my girls. Blessings.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Trader Joe's shopping list

After trying several items at TJ's here are a few things that I continue to buy every time I go.

Dried mangoes
Nut mixes
Vanilla almond granola
Multi-grain crackers
Green juice
Spiced Cider (seasonal)
Chopped veggies (8 veggies all chopped up, saves me tons of time)
Cookie butter
Chocolate chips
Granola bars
Olive oil

I want to try the turkey meatballs, pizza, ice cream and some other frozen entrees but I am generally running another errand or two, so I've not gotten to explore in the freezer section as much as I'd like. 

What do you get at TJ's?
The girls love looking for the horse Lexi, so they can get a lollipop at the end of the trip as well. 

Monday, February 4, 2013


Today, I took the girls shopping at Goodwill.  They each found a couple of books and CD's.  I found a DVD set for them as well.  Overall, it was a good way to spend an hour or so and just a little money for a big reward.  Blessings.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Catherine Marshall quote

Recently I've been learning that life comes down to this: God is in everything. Regardless of what difficulties I am experiencing at the moment, or what things aren't as I would like them to be, I look at the circumstances and say, "Lord, what are you trying to teach me?"
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