Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekly Plan

What's for Dinner!

Sunday-Chicken Fried Chicken (didn't have it last week)
Monday-Pineapple Chicken
Tuesday-Pork Tenderloin
Wednesday-Baked Chicken
Friday-Mexican Chicken Stew

Goals for the Week!

Get the boy's rooms cleaned.
Working out daily.

What the boys are up to!!!

Jonathan has a basketball game on Thursday.
Work with them on keeping their rooms clean (pray for me please! Ha!)!!!
*Same as last week!!!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homemade Mocha Frap!!!

Confession time...I have never set foot into a Starbucks. Weird! Right?! Well I have tried McDonalds Fraps and really didn't care for them, but I like the idea of it. I do love Sonic's Java Chillers, but HELLO CALORIES!!! So I searched the web for a recipe, found a few and then made it my own...

Homemade Mocha Frap

1 cup chilled strong brew coffee
(I used half coffee and half espresso, that I found at Krogers for $2.50 a can)
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large squeeze of chocolate syrup (or whatever flavor you like)

add all these together in the blender and mix for about 1 minute. This dissolves the sugar and makes it fluffy!!!

Then add about two cups of ice (crushed works better) and blend or you could just pour it over ice cubes, if that's your thing!!!

I also add these little shots of caffinee that I found at Wal-mart (like the espresso isn't enough). They're called Stok and they're sold in the coffee aisle. They're like 24 for $2.50!!! This momma needs all the energy she can get!

This recipe makes two large servings!!! It's soooooo yummy!!!

Hope y'all have a great Thursday!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gettin' Crafty

Saturday we headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things for me to finish up some craft projects that I've been wanting to do. The first were some decorative plates. I had found some really cool plate chargers on sale at Michael's for $.99, so I picked up two red ones and two gold ones (the only ones they actually had left)!!! And this is what I turned them into...

(I'll post the other two when I post my Valentine decorations. They are super cute!!!)

Then I decide to add a cross to a plate I already had in the hall cubbie.

The cross really does match even though it looks like a different color in the picture. Then I bought a cross to put in a shadow box I found at Goodwill. I added some light blue paper for the backing, but I'm not sure if it's a keeper yet. I was wanting to hang it in the master bedroom, but I'm just not sure!!!

I also busted out this headband since I was in a Valentine mood!

I also finished up my Valentine wreath (post to come) and it turned out adorable! Thanks for letting me share some of my craft projects. I've never been real crafty. I guess I've been inspired from all these lovely craft blogs that I've been reading lately! Hope y'all have a great Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Fun Shower!

This weekend we went to our friends Kevin & Laura's wedding shower. They getting married on February 19th which is actually me & Justin's 11th anniversary! So I'm super excited about it!

They had a beautiful cake and we played a version of the Newlywed Game. Kevin & Laura beat me & Justin. Ha! My excuse was the questions were too confusing!!!

After the shower we headed to Hobby Lobby with Tony & Amanda. I had to pick up some items for some projects I've been working on. We had fun goofing off in the store!!!

Then we headed to Olive Garden to eat and headed back home. Justin wasn't feeling well and was asleep before 9. So I decided to get my "craft" on (I'll share some of my projects later this week)!!! Hope y'all had a great weekend & happy Tuesday!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weekly Plan

What's for Dinner!

Monday-Baked Chicken
Tuesday-Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday-Italian Chicken & Pasta
Thursday-Pizza (maybe)
Friday-Chicken Fried Chicken
Saturday-Going out to eat Mexican food for SIL birthday!

Goals for the Week!

Clean my closet.
Start my new book Reshaping It All (which I won from a blog)

What the boys are up to!!!

Jonathan has a basketball game on Thursday.
Work with them on keeping their rooms clean (pray for me please! Ha!)!!!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Busy Week

Good Lawd it's been a busy week. I haven't been on here since Monday. I feel like such a bad blogger!!! Tuesday I went to use some of my gift cards I got for my birthday. I went to Kohls and got me some really cute black boots. Then I headed to Goodwill (I heart that place!) and I got 4 shirts, a denim jacket, a pair of skinny jeans and some Valentine decor. Did I mention I love that place!!! Ha!!!

Wednesday I met up with my friend Crystal and her 1 year old son Gavin at Gringos(I heart this place too)!!! I had such a great time. Anytime there is adult conversation plus Cactus Juice (Gringos signature drink) is a good time in my book!

Then yesterday I was supposed to go to the doctor, but instead I woke up to the worst mess in my kitchen. I brand new gallon bottle of vegetable oil decide to jump off the the shelf it was on and make a mess on my pantry floor. So needless to say I spent the whole day cleaning it up. NO FUN!!! When Jaxon and Ethan got home from school we headed to Jonathan's basketball game. They didn't win, but he played awesome, like always!

Today I ran some errands, bought a gift for a bridal shower we're going to tomorrow and did some Valentine crafts (I'll post about those in a couple of days). Oh I almost forgot to mention that our washer broke too this week! See I told you it was a crazy week!!! Hope y'all have a great Friday and a great weekend!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

HATtie's Party!!!

This Saturday night we had my birthday party. It was sooooooooooo much fun. It was a "hat" party and everyone was supposed to wear a hat.

My favorite was Justin's brother Tony's. He got it in Galveston earlier that day!!!

So many of our close friends and new friends came to celebrate. It meant so much to me. I even got some really great gifts. There was some really interesting dancing going on and a ton of laughs!!!

I've had a pretty amazing birthday this year. I am loving 2011 so far. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring. Hope y'all had an amazing weekend and happy Monday!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

More Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday and we went out to eat with my mom and step dad. We were going to go to Gringo's, but ended up going to La Brisa's (I like their mango margaritas better).

My mom had three gifts for the boys to give me. I got a jacket, necklace and some earrings. It was so sweet.

I also got a beautiful card and some money from my mom!!! My best gifts this year were... a yellow ring Jaxon gave me (which he found on the playground at school), Jonathan doing amazing at his basketball game, Evan not throwing a fit (ha!) and Ethan telling me (just out of the blue) that I was a good mother! He just melted my heart!!! God Love Him!!!

I had an wonderful 31st birthday. Now I can't wait to have my "hat" party tomorrow! Hope y'all have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's My Birthday!!! Ha!

I think 50 Cent said it best...

"Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shawty
It's your birthday
We gon' party like it's yo birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday..."

Insert Margaritas where it says Bacardi! Ha! Yep that's right it's my birthday and I'm the big 3-1!!! Lawd I don't feel that old. Tonight we're going out to eat with my mom & step dad at Gringo's (my fav Mexican restaurant). Saturday we're having a "hat" party at the house (hat b/c of my name, clever right?!). I can't wait to see what everyone wears. Hope y'all have a great Thursday!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

He's Got It Now!

Yup, Justin got the cold/sinus infection that I had. Plus on top of that he has poison ivy all over him that he got from work!!! Poor guy! Luckily he's off until Monday and doesn't have to work in this cold weather. He better be well before Saturday. That's when we're having my 31st birthday party. Woohoo!!! Well I have a lot of cleaning to do and a pitiful hubby to take care of. So I'll leave y'all with some pretty funny pictures of Evan sleeping...

For some weird reason he doesn't want to take off his pj's all day and insists on wearing his shoes and jacket too. He's so funny!!! This is how I've found him sleeping the past two days! Ha! Hope y'all have a great Wednesday!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Little Happiness on a Monday

This is the most adorable video of a dad singing with his little girl! It will bring a smile to your face! If the video isn't working here's another link!!!

Little Girl Covers Home With Her Dad

Hope y'all are having a great Monday!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekly Plan 1/9-1/15

Well I stayed pretty sick all week so I had to change a few things of what we ate for dinner, but luckily I did get all my Christmas decor taken down. Now it's all up to Justin to put it in the attic. Okay onto this week!!!

What's for Dinner!

Sunday-Chicken noodle soup w/ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Monday-Pot Roast
Tuesday-Fish w/ wild rice
Wednesday-Chicken w/ rice
Thursday-Lasagna (I made 2 last week & froze 1. It's My Birthday & this momma
isn't cooking)
Saturday-Party!!! Woohoo!!!

Goals for the Week!

Get the house clean before my birthday party.
Start back on my diet (now that I'm well) and figure out a good time to workout!

What the boys are up to!!!

Jonathan has a basketball game on Thursday.
The other three will be going to grandma's next weekend!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Feeling Better...Kinda!

Well we're still sick! I just hate having colds. There's nothing you can do except sit around and wait for them to go away. So since we've been doing nothing, but hanging out at the house and wiping our noses I've decided to post some of our Christmas photos. Better late than never right!?! Ha!!

Well that about wraps up our Christmas (I won't bore you with the other tons of pics, these were just my favs)!!! Hopefully I feel like myself again tomorrow. I have a whole house that needs to be cleaned. The boys have been working wonders on finding new ways to make a mess! Hope y'all have a happy Friday!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sniff, Sniff

Well this is not how I wanted to start the New Year!!! I've had a cold since Sunday and it just seems to be getting worse. Poor Evan has it and I had to keep Ethan home from school today too. UGH!!! At least I was able to get the Christmas decorations down. Every time I start to feel better and try to do something my head starts pounding! This ugly snot monster that has taken over my house needs to leave!!! Hope y'all are having a better Thursday than me!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Party!

Friday night Justin & I headed over to our friend Danny's dads house for a New Years party.

We had a blast! It was so nice to ring in the New Year with some of our best friends.

The boys had been playing with their friends over at there grandma's house and decided they wanted to stay (actually they're still there), so we let them!!!

Saturday, January 1st, Justin and I headed over to his uncle Gerry's house to watch the Rose Bowl. We of course ate our black eyed peas and cabbage!!! We had so much fun and had a ton of laughs!

Hope y'all had a great New Years and happy Monday!!!