Monday, December 29, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hope your day is Merry & Bright! We have had an excellent morning & kids are nearing what I call a Christmas coma state! ;) 

Monday, December 22, 2014


#1 breakfast roll ups  w/ fruit
#2 slow cooker beef stew  w/ rolls
#3 chicken taquitos  & salsa & rice
#4 {Christmas Eve} steaks w/ au gratin potatoes green beans & rolls & spinach dip
#5 prime rib  w/ garlic mashed potatoes & sweet corn


Sunday, December 14, 2014


#1 hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes & biscuits
#2 creamy garlic penne pasta w/ fresh bread & salad
#3 mini corn dogs w/ fresh fruit
#4 chicken Parmesan w/ pasta

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My grandma.....

My grandma left this world on Sunday, November 30th, today we said goodbye. She was suffering & not the woman she used to be so in a way it was a blessing but that doesn't make it any easier. She was my dad's mother & since my dad left this world way too early she was my part of him on this earth. So even though we had our difficult times that led to being disconnected for years for lots of reasons I'm glad that we did make our way back into each other's lives several years ago. My girls got the privilege of meeting & visiting with her over the years. She has sent them several special lifetime gifts & handed down some sentimental items over the years. 

 I have tried to stay on top of being in contact with her over the past year since her health really started to decline, weekly cards mailed to give her a glimpse into our lives and bring a smile to her face, I hope she knew the depth of my gratitude that we worked through our past mistakes and grew a relationship again. I hope she's up in heaven pain free & visiting with her 2 sons that left the world before her. I love you grandma & so thankful for your time here with us. 

This is how I like to remember her, full of life and full makeup like a fancy movie star.

Photos from our last 2 visits with her. Thankful to have these memories for myself and my girls. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


1- stuffed shells w/ breadsticks
2 -  crunch wrap supremes
3 - slow cooker minestrone w/ grilled cheese
4 - make your own pizzas w/ tossed salad

pumpkin bread

Thursday, November 27, 2014


I have this sign hanging in my very true but often easy to forget!

Taking a moment this Thanksgiving to remember some of the things I'm most grateful for in my life. 

friends that are practically family
good health 
beautiful & cozy home
church with no judgment or guilt
income to provide for our family
great schools

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014


#1 slow cooker chicken Parmesan soup w/ cheesy bread
#2 slow cooker chili w/ corn muffins
#3 slow cooker pot roast w/ rolls
#4 breakfast sandwiches on ciabatta rolls w/ fruit

Energy balls 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy 10th birthday to my sweet sweet Savannah!

WoW!!! Double Digits! I simply cannot believe you're turning 10 today, seems like just yesterday I was walking you around a dark house all night every night those first few months of your life.... You had, what we finally determined was an awful protein allergy that had your tummy in knots and very painful......which lead to lots of scream filled nights that could only be calmed as I bounced you around walking laps around the house all the while singing "sweet sweet savannah...sweet baby girl......sweetest little girl in the whole wide world....mommy loves you...yes I do.....mommy will make it all better for you.....

You have turned into such a warm, caring, funny, smart, beautiful girl. Im so excited to see what's in store for these next 10 years! Love you so much Savannah, wishing you the happiest of birthdays where all your wishes come true! Pretty good list you've given me so far; bacon at every meal, unlimited iPod time, lots of candy, Miss. Nicki's cupcakes & a sleepover with your friends! Plus you're getting a 1/2 day from school & Monday off for  a long weekend to boot! Your 10th year is off to a pretty fabulous start I think!

Sunday, September 21, 2014


#1 meatloaf w/ rolls & green beans
#2 cheesy potato soup  & tossed salad
#3 mac & cheese w/ hotdogs
#4 chicken and cheese quesadillas w/ Spanish rice

pancake muffins
pumpkin pie spice granola
chocolate croissants

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back 2 School!!!

First day of school for the girls! Savannah is off to the middle school for 5th grade with Mrs. Nourse and Emerson headed to 1st grade with Ms. Taylor! 
They each picked out their outfits all the way down to the shoes!

BIG smiles coming off the bus in the afternoon and lots of chatter about their first days, awesome teachers and friends...looks like it will be a GOOD year for both!
GIANT cookie tradition since Savannah was in kindergarten is definitely a nice treat to come home to the first day of school!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014


#1 popcorn chicken w/ macaroni salad
#2 blts  w/ veggies & dip
#3 walking tacos 
#4 sliders w/ perogies
#5 mama reardon Apple-walnut salad w/ raspberry vinaigrette

Bisquick cookies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HAPPY 6th Birthday Emerson!

WOW....6 years old today and headed off to 1st grade in a few more weeks.  Love you like crazy girl....may you never lose your crazy silly outlook on life!!!!

fairy toast for breakfast

 Awesome bee cake from the amazing Miss Nicki!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014


a little glimpse of our summer as we enter into the downhill slide of those last weeks before school begins......



Sunday, August 3, 2014


#1 basil pecan chicken salad 
#2 California sushi rolls
#3 teriyaki chicken w/ rice & egg rolls
#4 burgers w/ sweet corn & fries
#5 spaghetti & meatballs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NYC weekend!

Savannah has been begging to visit New York City to see the Statue of Liberty since 2nd grade when her class did an entire section on New York history.  Finally, last weekend we made the trip!!! 

{nothing like grabbing a selfie with lady liberty!!!}

Second on the list was American Girl store of course! 

They each saved $100 to bring shopping!

Snuck in a quick ride on the carousel in Central Park!

It was a great weekend of introducing our girls to a little taste of all the big city has to offer!  We will definitely be going back but maybe once they are a bit older and not so whiney about all the walking!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Schools out for SUMMER!!!!!!

Last day of 4th grade for Savannah who is off to middle school next year!!! CRAZY, cannot get used to that yet!  Emerson had an amazing year of kindergarten and we were blessed with awesome teachers yet again!!!  Cheers to a GREAT summer vacation!

Here is a comparison from first day to last day, always amzing to see how much they have grown!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014


#1 chicken teriyaki kabobs w/ steamed rice & egg rolls
#2  bbq chicken w/ salt potatoes & tossed salad
#3  make-your-own grilled pizzas w/ fresh fruit
#4  BLTs w/ pasta salad
#5 inside out bacon cheeseburger w/ French fries

cinnamon maple granola
watermelon banana smoothie

Saturday, April 26, 2014


#1 gorditas  w/ Spanish rice
#2 Swedish meatballs w/ egg noodles
#3 spinach salad w/ strawberries & grilled chicken w/ dressing w/ fresh bread
 #4 basil pecan chicken salad  w/ fresh fruit

Maple walnut granola
Double chocolate brownie cookies

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

yummy breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls & mimosas
baskets from the bunny
mid egg hunt and already diving into baskets

beautiful sunny afternoon of kite flying with Daddy & Pop-o after lunch with Great Grandpa.
Hope your Easter was full of family, friends and sunshine!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy 12 anniversary!

12 years ago today I said "I do" to Mr. Fab Four!!! This weekend we will celebrate & remember the years past and cheers to the years to come!