Wednesday, March 28, 2012

monkey cupcakes...for brooke's class.

tonight brooke and i decided to make these for her health class. yes i said health class. not sure why but they are having a little party and she signed up for cupcakes. (so glad i have a cupcake board on pinterest with loads of cupcake ideas)  

Monday, March 26, 2012

shopping with my 13 year old boy.....

headed to the boys men section (my 13 year old is that tall now, to wear mens) to find my son acting just like his father.....he was watching sports center! and sitting in the my-wife-is-taking-to-long-section of the store. my son is becoming a little man, who does not like to shop...

atleast it was easy to find him in this section.
we went to GI this weekend to watch indoor football.
that he did like!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

saturday & st. patrick's day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Found some neat things people are doing around the world on this day.
Thought I'd share a few of my favorite ideas:
(just click on the links below on each one.)

2.) They are giving away gifts and making party popcorn. GO HERE.

3.) Dressing up in green.... here. 

4.) making key lime squares and cupcakes here and here.

5.) Sharing free printables here. (absolutely love these)

6.) Almost everyone's drinking something green.

those are some of the few things i adored!
happy saturday.
happy st. patty's day saturday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

~number 5....we should really start to think about making it a drive thru.

photos here

I do the price books for 22 kwik stop stores around nebraska/colorado. our store # 5 was hit yesterday afternoon. This is the 2nd time for this store...people are just wanting to be able to drive thru like mcdonalds to pick up their** happy hour**

with all joking aside....poor lady and glad no one was hurt!!

car photo here

Sunday, March 11, 2012

supper was amazing!

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

my husband is not a big fan of chicken. and i am!  so i was trying to find something different to do with chicken that everyone would enjoy! (even kids) and this did the trick. everyone cleaned their plates tonight, without mean mom having to tell them too. it was easy to make and not much cost involved either. which is a plus these days. i pinned it on pinterest awhile ago and finally had the chance to make it tonight.

hope you try it and it's a hit at your house too.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


saturdays = lets lounge in sweats day and bake some cookies....

Thursday, March 8, 2012

~fresh foods....

well today is the day. the day that our good friends opened their very own grocery store in gering.
we moved in july to open up our own business and now they have moved to open up theirs.
i hope today was super busy for them.
they are an excellent couple and very good christian friends of ours.
they are about three hours away from us now *sad face*
but i hope to make it there to check things out soon.
wish i could grocery shop there.
we use to play cards almost every weekend with kerri and ben and we would talk about the day
that this would take place.
so happy for them. they are such a blessing and gering is lucky to have them.

here is one of the many funny stories that we shared with them....well sorta.

they came over for the fourth of july two years ago. we were in the front yard lighting fireworks and enjoying ourselves, when i did something really, really, stupid. (i know hard to believe)
i lite some fireworks wrong and burnt their daughters knee. leaving a nice mark.
i felt terrible but they were so good about it.
later that night we played cards and had snacks when Ben accidentally broke one of my glasses.

he turns to me and says "there now we are even"

their daughter showed me her scare and i joked with her that now she has a reminder of me forever.
she laughed and was ever so forgivin'
(i usually like to make a lasting impression in more meaningful ways)

the fourth of july after this we asked if they wanted to come over, but they had other plans. :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

i love!

i know many of us have cards from loved ones that are special to us.
the ones that are worth keeping FOREVER!
how neat is this idea above.  (found here)

some of my favorites are the postcards my husband sent while serving in iraq
or from people who sent cards to him while he was over there.

the ones my kids have given me when i was having surgery in the hospital.

wouldn't it be neat to do one of these with all your Christmas cards each year.

i was cleaning and ran across some cards my dad had written to the kids (me) years back.
those are the cards i want to keep forever.
since he has passed.... a journal with all the cards and notes he has sent us to show he cared and loved us would be neat....couldn't think of a better way to display them.

excuse me while i go hunt for all the cards everyone has every sent/gave me....

Sunday, March 4, 2012

~a little murmuring can't hurt......CAN IT??~

do everything without murmuring or disputing.
do everything without murmuring or disputing.
do everything without murmuring or disputing.
do everything without murmuring or disputing.
do everything without murmuring or disputing.
do everything without murmuring or disputing.

i'm reminded today how important to God this is.
did you know when we murmur or complain
that it puts us on the throne and not HIM.
That we are questioning the way he is running things in our life.

it had me thinking of all the times i've complain daily about
  • unfair situations
  • time
  • housework
  • money
  • kids
  • husband
  • my role as a mother/wife
(the list could go on forever)
i mean just a minute ago i was complaining about the silly as that seems.
do you think complaining has a effect on those around us too??
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building other up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Ephesians 4:29

 the answer is YES....

i need to focus on changing the way i murmur about things.
it will not be easy for those of you that KNOW me!

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

Philippians 2:14-15