Friday, November 27, 2015

A Rejuvenation of Gratitude

With less than a month between Thanksgiving and Christmas and with no less than one million responsibilities stuck between those two dates, I thought it might be good idea to be intentional about grabbing moments. 

I don't want to lose moments - I want to savor them. To treasure each and every crazy moment of this insanely wonderful life I have been given.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Popsicle Passion #1

Okay, let me start by saying that I really enjoy the super summery treat known as the popsicle, but sugar water isn't the best food choice even on the hotest of days. When I first saw the Zoku personal popsicle maker, I knew I just HAD to have one - then I saw the price. . . guess I didn't need it after all. Not to long after that I saw a similar product at Target for 1/2 the price. Now, that's do-able! Overall, I've been pretty happy with it - only a few issues of not being able to get the popsicle out of the metal mold. Just had to share one of my new favorite good-for-you-pop!

Chocolate Coconut Pop

  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Chocolate pudding powder
  • Coconut flakes
  • Splash of milk

  1. Mix items (eye-ball amounts)
  2. Place into maker
  3. Wait until freezes
  4. Remove
  5. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kabobs - My Way!

On Saturday we bought kabobs at the Eastern Market, and tonight I thought, "I can do that!" and I did! They took a lot longer to cook on my little stove-top grill thing, but in the end I was quite impressed with my little bacon-wrapped chicken kabobs.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Indulging my Sporty Side

Thanks to my friend, Marin, I got to enjoy a wonderful game at Comerica Park yesterday!

Parking: FREE (compliments of the Hard Rock shuttle)

Tickets in the 20th row between dugout and home plate: $11

Beautiful weather: FREE (compliments of my wonderful Heavenly Father)

Hot Dog Value Meal (hot dog, chips, small drink): $5

Souvenir Tiger logo napkins: FREE (compliments of my Tigers)

Over three hours of fun and sun and giggles and laughs and preparations to yell and drop to the ground if a fly ball even came near us (to distract others so Marin could catch it): PRICELESS!

Not a bad day for a very non-sporty girl!

Friday, April 6, 2012

So do not feel like it. . .

How is it that with a wonderful Easter break opened before me, I CANNOT get myself motivated to start on my rather ginormous ToDo List? It really shouldn't be that hard, but the spirit isn't that willing, and the flesh is quite weak!

Oh, well - I'm off and running. . . just not that fast. . . and with socks that don't match!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wedding Time

Yesterday we went to Karen and Rick's wedding. It was outside under a adorable pavilion with the sweetest fruit and dessert reception. As usual, I was a mush! Sitting next to my dear one, I couldn't help but grab a quick shot - yeah, it was during prayer. . .

Me and My Sweets

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Back To School - Kind of. . .

I eventually WILL get in to school today, but there is just so much I want to get done while I'm still at home and Steve is at work!

A ton of work to do starting from the front door to the bathroom!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Diaper Cakes

This is my second diaper cake, and I shaved about 15 minutes off the making time! Yay, me!

This is the end of the latest round of babies at NCS. I'm guessing there will be a short break, and then we'll start up again. Better start saving diaper coupons!

96 Pampers Swaddlers
6 hair bows
4 curly ribbon barrettes
1 Winnie the Pooh pink bottle
1 pink bear

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Groceries and Giggles

They have been redoing the Meijer where we usually shop, and finally they are almost done. The key is "almost"!

Steve and I sure had a good giggle at this!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Go ahead and touch it, if you'd like."

Steve and I traveled to Yale, Michigan for their annual Bologna Festival this weekend!  It was a hoot and a half! A whole festival celebrating the bologna that has been made in the town for the past forty years.  To start out the festivities, we stopped by famed C.Roy's Meats and took the open-to-the-public-only-once-a-year tour.  It seemed benign enough to start.  Heard the history of the factory, heard about the 1-6 inspectors (FDA) that are on the premises all the time, heard how they have five to six kids in to clean the place for four to five hours every night, and how during their history, six of those "kids" have gone on to work as FDA inspectors.  It was all so sweet - - until we walked into the "killing room."  (I will spare you all the details that I was not spared as I averted my eyes, breathed through my mouth, and thought happy thoughts.)  The next room was the meat cooler.  It wasn't bad enough that we had to stand there (still breathing through my mouth and thinking happy thoughts), but when the tour guide said, "Go ahead and touch it, if you'd like."  That was just too much!  I had to laugh out loud and take a picture, or I truly think I would have gotten sick!