Monday, April 28, 2008


First the cell phone...
Then the cell phone...
Now the computer.

My computer got attacked by spyware this weekend. I am starting to agree with the crazies that say technology is of the devil. Please tell me this is my "things come in three's" and we are done. I am far to dependant on my phone and computer.

See new song to the right. I just can't seem to get it right.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Why I love Saturdays

I don't know how Chanel mowed the whole yard like this...but it sure looked cute.

True Boy

Thanks Uncle Keith for letting Tucker adopt the helmet for awhile.
Tucker loves being a football player. Go Dawgs!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Lazarus does not translate like I'd hoped

In John 11:11 when Jesus said "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up." and in John 11:43 Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" I have decided that Lazarus is not really symbolic for anything else...It quite literally means Lazarus and only Lazarus.

So I had to get a new cell phone.

...And insurance

Monday, April 14, 2008

This is a very Biblical cell phone

Last night I dropped my (just recently returned) cell phone into the bathtub while bathing Tucker. Don't even ask why or how. God was able to return my phone to me like the Prodigal son, now He is going to raise it from the dead like Lazarus.

Praising God in advance for what He is going to do!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

So...what's for dinner? Now I know

I am always in search of a good system. Mostly relating to cleaning, laundry or cooking. This is because I don't have one of my own. This isn't to say that I have never had one. But apparently not one that will stick, work and continually be easy to repeat. 

Enter my newest attempt. This one relates to cooking - so here is the background. I like to cook. I like to find new recipes and try new things. I do not like to stand confused in my kitchen with all cabinets open and wonder what's for dinner. I have tried Super Suppers - Loved it until the food all started to taste the same. I have tried whatever the featured dishes are for Publix Apron Simple Meals - loved it until they started to repeat ones I didn't care for and the food was too expensive for one time only. I have tried writing out a weekly menu then the corresponding grocery list - love it done...just don't like doing it. My greatest need boils down to needing to know what I am going to fix for dinner at least the day before. SOOOOOOOO, here is what I am trying now. Chanel and I sat down and wrote down everything (really) I have cooked that we like and would eat again. Totaled about 36. Now, I really only cook 3-4 times a week max (due to weekly activities and...well...just because that is my limit before I start to despise it). With 36 meals written down and a google calendar in front of me I was able to place meals from now until early June. With that all filled out, I then made a google document (admittedly obsessed with google) with all the meal ingredients listed out by section of the grocery store (this step is not done...but, getting there). This means several wonderful things. 1st- We not only know what is for dinner way in advance, but we also don't have to eat the same thing for 2-3 months and then I can just repeat and add in anything new I want to try. 2nd- With the ingredients/grocery items already typed out, I only have to hit print and off to the grocery store I go. 

Here is the Calendar so far (side dishes are listed under the details)

Here is the list I take to the store (this only the first two weeks worth).

Fun huh! I am very excited about this. Yes, it was a lot of work initially, but I won't have to do that again. Just copy, paste, print. Please feel free to copy it and use it as your own. If there are any recipes you want...just ask, most of mine are on the computer already from a cookbook we did so it will be very easy to email. 

Now...if only I could conquer cleaning...

Friday, April 11, 2008

This is my child on drugs

I know that three year olds have a lot of energy but add an albuterol treatment and it is downright hysteria. Tucker had a little bit of an allergy issue this week so we pulled out the breathing treatment thing (I know it has a real name...Nebu-something) and did one vial albuterol and one vial pulmicort. Here is the result:

7:45 (15 minutes after the treatment)

He starts speaking in this crazy language. And yes that is Idol Gives Back in the background.

8:15 (45 minutes later)

9:00 (1 hour and a half after treatment) I think this is him winding down

I have added the song that Chanel mentions to my playlist (Angels and Airwaves - The Adventure)

9:30 (2 hours after treatment) He is NOT winding down

10:40pm - Chanel goes into his room and tells him he HAS to go to bed. He was just in there talking about Diego. CRAZY CHILD.