Sunday, November 30, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Here's this week's Menu.

Monday: Baked Ziti casserole

Tuesday: Pizza Night

Wednesday: Meatloaf, potatoes and veggies

Thursday: Beef Skewers, rice, veggies and dip.

Friday: Fish n' Chips

Saturday: Lemon Chicken and rice

Sunday: Beef Stew, fresh bread and butter.

For more menu plan ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie

Monday, November 24, 2008

100 Things

From Pink Stinx.... you are supposed to bold the ones you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland - WORLD
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - I couldn't tell you... but my guess is, probably not.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - Guides here in Canada
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Tip Junkie is having a 12 Days of Junkie where there will be 2 winners announced each day for the next 12 days!

It's to help promote the women who are selling their products in the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon. So be sure to head on over to Tip Junkie and enter the contest and check out all the amazing gift-giving possibilities in the shop-a-thon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My first daughter...

I've been having troubles lately with Katelyn age 7. She was just recently suspended from school for 2 days, and in general, we've been having a tough time getting through to her.

There are many times when life just seems so stressful and overwhelming with her... but there is something that brings me right back, every time.

This is the song that I heard on the radio one time on my way to work. I was pregnant with Katelyn, and it really struck a chord. I can't find a link to the song on its own, so I encourage you to hear the song without looking at the video, it is far more profound.

That day I was brought to tears. Sobbing, heaving, full-blown tears. Everyone at work wanted to know if I was okay, because I looked like a wreck. Well, still to this day, more that 7 years later. That song still brings me to tears.

Here it is, a song by Amy Sky... dedicated to my first daughter. Katelyn. I love you.

Check it out...

Laura, at Wild Parenting is hosting a giveaway. She has some great stuff, especially for mothers in the Toronto area.... be sure to check it out!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat

What a great Halloween!

The weather was beautiful, and the kids had a ton of fun. Fiona was especially busy with her dance card filled up with many Halloween parties. Halloween parties are great, especially in this neck of the woods, where the weather isn't always the greatest complement to a costume.

Here's a few pics!
This is Fiona, my little Minnie Mouse, learning how to Trick or Treat.

This one's a little blurry, but I just love the cute little pose she is in. She is in a gym program on Friday mornings, and this was their party.

The kids made Mummy dogs for their halloween dinner. (that's my nephew on the left)

Add some Frogs' legs....

And some Witches' warts... and you have yourself a meal!


If you haven't yet.... you really should check out Little Momma and Company, she came up with the great idea for the Mummy dogs!!

Note to self...

Disposible bathroom cleaning wipes work great to pick up after a trail of puke.

Also, when leaving the kids with dad on the day after Halloween, it might be a good idea to lock up the candy....