Tuesday, September 28, 2010

He will be a reader yet!

Ben Struggles in reading and the school has started a new program where the kids get to read to a dog with the help of a reading aid,this has done wonders for Ben he loves dogs so this was right up his ally. The dog is Dante and he is over 100lbs!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


"A face without freckles is like a sky without stars!"
~Stephen Majercik

WW Black bean Brownies

Made these today,they are pretty good,kids could not tell they were not made the regular way!
Black Bean Brownies
This might sound strange, but these brownies actually come out rich and fudgy. They are low fat, high in fiber and protein and no one would know there are beans in them. These brownies are only 2 pts each. A great way to eat dessert with out packing on the pounds!
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 20 servings • Serving Size: 1 brownie • Calories: 194 • Points: 2 ww points

1 can (15 oz.) black beans
1 box brownie mix
Open can of beans, drain and rinse well. Put beans back in the can and fill can with water. Put beans and water in blender until smooth. Mix pureed beans with brownie package mix. DO NOT add eggs or oil. Spray baking dish with Pam. Cook brownies according to package directions. Cool and serve

Friday, September 24, 2010

My kids worked me again!

Zack and Ben came home from a walk yesterday afternoon, holding a kitten that a lady down the street told them she was getting ready to take to the shelter cause her dogs didnt get along with it. Along with there cute little sad faces was a bag of cat "stuff" after a long speech from the boys on how the poor kitty was going to the shelter and we didnt have to buy anything for it,we are now a family with a kitten!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sigh of relief

Things are getting better.

The kids caught this in the pond and brought it home for me to see!after a quick look they took it back to the pond

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nothing else for today

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In life, we all have to deal with the unexpected. Just because we're believers, just because we're good people or doing the right thing doesn't make us exempt from trouble. The scripture says, "The rain falls on the just and the unjust." In times when something unexpected happens, or you find yourself facing a crisis, you don't have to go into "panic mode" or fall apart emotionally. Remember, that crisis is no surprise to God. It may be unexpected to you, but God knows the end from the beginning. He has solutions to problems that you haven't even had. He has equipped you for every battle, and He goes before you making your crooked places straight.

Today, focus on the fact that He is with you. Remember that He is walking with you and guiding you to a place of peace and victory. No matter what has happened, He will take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for your good! He always leads us in victory, so keep moving forward trusting in the good plan He has for you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nicholas Sparks-
"Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can."

Friday, September 10, 2010

The contempt shown to parents of large families

I thought this was a great article,I know many people dont agree.
Click on link to read.

The contempt shown to parents of large families

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Tomorrow Ben's second grade class is holding a bake sale, so I have been busy all morning baking brownies.Tomorrow at school is the grandparents luncheon so they are hoping to be able to sell a bunch to help fund the field trip to the zoo in May.I hate when they do the grandparents day, we have no family close to us so the kids never have a grandparent there.

In other news, Ulia had her first spelling test of the year and got a 100% she was so proud! she studied so hard,I'm so proud of her.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A ah ha moment

This morning I had to go to the boys school to help out a bit,it was a great time I love going and helping in the classroom and seeing the boys in another setting besides home. The best thing about today was all the kids,teachers,lunch ladies and everyone else I ran into who asked how Ulia was doing at her new school and talked about how much they missed her! Ulia came to the school as a 4year old that spoke no english but always had a smile on here face and a hello for everyone.In the years that she was at the school she became everyones friend,I think almost every student would say hi to her,she knew every teachers name,every worker in the school knew Ulia and loved her for her crazy,silly personality. I left the school feeling really happy about my little girl who has a few challanges ahead of her for years to come, but realizing how far she has come and knowing she is really starting to show me she is capable of learning and doing things other kids do.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Lazy Day

I got to sleep in this am which is huge for me! I never sleep in. Then Alex,my great child, went and out and brought me back Starbucks..he probably wants something..lol
Finally a nice day here too, not to humid so I got to work in the yard,something I love to do.Then came in and sat around and watched Annie another one of my favorite movies!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Just say No...How do you do that?

Im wondering how I get myself involved in so many projects! Last night had a meeting that lasted till 10:30, came home, had to enter popcorn sales for boy scout...Anyone want to buy popcorn? just let me know.

I need another few hours in each day and to learn to sleep a little longer.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Lowcountry Rockin'the Pink Breast Walk

We had a great article in the paper this morning about our Walk, if your local and want to sign up there are lots of places to do so, if you cant walk but want to help check out our Tastefully Simple Fundraiser!

I cant get the link to work so you will have to copy annd paste it