Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Babies

My sister in laws Joanne and Martha came into town for Amy's graduation. That meant we got to see their new babies. They were so cute and cuddly. It also made me realize that I have no desire to have any more kids. LOL Kaitlyn and Megan would like to convince me otherwise. 8o)
This is Megan holding Joanne's baby Reagan.

Kaitlyn holding Martha's baby Eli

Eli William Loper
Reagan Isaiah Shafer

My sister in law Amy graduated from high school Friday night. Just thought I would share the pictures that we took afterwards.

Amy and her siblings (minus Rodney)

Amy and her nieces and nephews(- Rodney's kids)

Amy and her beloved brother in laws

Amy with granny Loper

Friday, May 22, 2009

While eating his lunch outside Kade decided he was finished and threw his grilled cheese sandwich in the tub of water he was playing in. When I came outside he showed me what he did. Have you ever tried to scoop soggy grilled cheese out of water? LOL

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The other night it was very warm out and so I gave the boys the water hose, an old wash tub, and a Rubbermaid bucket to play with. They had the best of time. Its amazing that so little can entertain them for hours.

Friday, May 15, 2009

choo choo

Kade has learned to love my dad's trains. As soon as we walk in the door at mamaw and papaws he starts saying choo choo. The funny thing is that every time my dad starts them up he freaks out and start crying. It is so funny that it happens every time. Give him a minute and he is loving it!

i actually caught the smoke coming from the steam engine.

A rare moment of sibling love.

A rare happening

A week or so ago one morning I was on the computer. After a little bit of not hearing Kade playing and him not answering when I call him caused me some alarm.( any of you that know Kade would understand why) Konnor said mom he is in here and this is what I found when I walked in the living room. I couldn't help but grab the camera. He slept for about 20 minutes and he ready to go again. I guess we all need a power nap once in a while.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

I got to spend Mother's Day with my mom and my grandma this year. My grandma lives in South Carolina so I don't normally get to celebrate Mother's Day with her. She wanted a 4 generation picture so I thought I would share it with you. The second one is just random. Konnor wanted his picture taken too.( did you notice that Kaitlyn is as tall as my mom now?) Yes he is in his pjs. It was time for the Sunday nap. 8o)

Friday, May 8, 2009


This is what I fixed for dinner tonight. I found it in Simple and Delicious and thought it looked yummy. I was right. The only thing I changed is I used skinless boneless chicken breast. So good!!

If you're serving this to the kids, simply omit the hot sauce and the blue cheese. It still has wonderful appeal even without the grownup flavors. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen



TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

8 ounces uncooked linguine
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped carrot
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cooked Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloins (recipe also in Recipe Finder), chopped
2 to 3 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add turkey and hot sauce; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My awesome deal

I got all of this ground beef at Kroger today. There are 19 5lb packages and 3 3lb packages. If you do the math that is 104 pounds of ground beef. I paid 22.00 for all of this. Cool huh. My mom bought half of it and I split the other half into 1 1/2 pound sections and put it into freezer bags and popped it in the freezer.

Free KFC meal

My sister sent me this coupon that is good for a FREE KFC unfried chicken meal. You can only print it today though. May 6 Go here and print it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When mommies get tired of little boys digging in her flowers along comes daddies with brand new bags of play sand for the sand box. That makes daddy a hero and happy little boys!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Easter Picture

I just figured I would start where I left off. So Here are the kiddos on Easter morning.

I'm Back

Kade and his buddie Wesley Heintzelman
My cute little nephew Jackson

WooHoo!!!! My inflicted computer has been repaired. Big kudos,thanks and whatever else goes to our friend Paul Holden. He spent several hours tonight wiping clean my hard drive and then reinstalling it all back.

I have so much catching up to do and I don't know where to start. I guess I need to go back and look through my pictures and start where I left off. Gonna take some time is what I am thinking. I am so excited to be back on here!

I am just gonna post a couple of pictures that I have taken in the past couple of days. I thought they turned out good. More( alot more) coming soon.