Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memorial Day Parade and Van news

Monday was Memorial Day and the end of our long 3 day weekend. After dealing with van issues and the Ice Cream festival on Sunday, we were looking forward to going to our town's Memorial Day parade on Monday and hopefully getting the van fixed.

Every year, our town has a large Memorial Day parade that honors all the veterans in our community. It is a really nice parade. This year was no exception. This year was even more special because Rebecca got to walk in the parade with her softball team.

The weather was perfect. She had to meet up with her team at 9am, so Bill took her and dropped her off. Then we loaded the boys up and headed to the parade route. We technically could have walked there, but it was faster to drive, which is a good thing because I had to come back home and get the sun screen I forgot.



The parade was lovely. There was a lot of veterans who were in the parade this year. And a couple of them, got out of the vehicles they were riding in and walked the parade. Here are these men in there late 70s, early 80s walking in full uniform in the heat. It was amazing to see.



We got to see my brother walking with his boy scout troop. He is close to becoming an Eagle Scout.
The boys liked watching the parade.



Rebecca had a blast walking with her softball teammates.

Right before the parade started, we received a call from Firestone about what was wrong with our van. Apparently there was an oil leak coming for a valve. Having to sit in the hot sun yesterday caused the oil to land on the fan cap and to cause some resistance in the fan system, which caused the fan switch to overheat and melt (thus the rubber burning smell). The smoke we saw was from the oil overheating. They had to replace the fan system and he said that it was a good thing we didn't continue driving it, because it could have lead to damage to the engine. $470 later we have the van back home and hopefully won't have any other issues with it in the near future.

After the parade was over, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings with my parents, sister, brother and family friends and had lunch, which was yummy. After we came home, the kids watched "Frozen" for the millionth time, Bill mowed the grass, and I started laundry. I took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon as well.

Overall, it was a LONG, but good weekend (minus the issues with the in laws and the van)!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My hubby's birthday and the Ice Cream Festival (Sunday)

Sunday was my hubby's 42nd birthday. He actually had the day off work. He wanted to go to the Utica Velvet Ice Cream festival, which is held every year during Memorial Day weekend.

So we went to church, came home to change, fed the kids a quick lunch (which in hind sight was a great move!) while Bill had to run to work for a minute...then we were off.

Utica is about 20 minutes from where we live, but we knew from experience that we would sit in traffic going to the festival for longer that that.

That is when the adventure began. After sitting in traffic for about 15 minutes or so, we noticed a rubbery burning smell that we thought was coming from a motorcycle a few cars ahead of us, or from one of the old time cars going by. (Sunday was the annual classic car show at the festival). Well the motorcycle decided not to wait and it made a u-turn and left, but we were still smelling the smell. As we moved a little forward, I happened to look out and see a little bit of smoke coming out of the hood of our van!

My hubby was driving and he decided to make a u-turn and head back into the village of Utica. My parents live about 5 minutes from where we were, so we decided to try to make it there as there is no auto place in Utica. We turned onto the street leading to there street and the check engine light came on. We made it to their driveway. I called my dad, who was still in the town that we live in and let him know what was going on as they were supposed to meet us at the ice cream festival. As I got off the phone with him, my mother in law called and wanted to know which way to turn as they were supposed to meet us at the festival at 1pm. Well I told them instead of turning toward the festival, turn the other way and that we were at my parents house because of an issue with the van.

After figuring out how to get the hood open, Bill checked the fluids and everything was fine, but there was still a strong burning smell. My father in law thought that the coolant was low, which it wasn't and that we should just add coolant and head back to the festival. Um, no...not when there is a definite burning smell. We then invaded my parents house (as I have a key!) and I pulled out sandwich fixings for my in-laws as there are no fast food places in Utica, and they had been planning on eating at the festival.

Shortly thereafter, my parents arrived home and my dad suggested it smelled like an electrical burn. He definitely smelled it. At this point, we decided to call Triple A and have it towed to the auto place just down the road from where we live in our town. Bill was on hold with them for over 10 minutes, before we decided to just go to the festival and have it towed after we got back. We piled in my parents van and my in laws decided to take Rebecca in their car and they would follow us.

We sat in traffic for 45 minutes to get to the festival (remember my parents live 5 minutes from Velvet Ice Cream). To us that was not bad at all, as some summers we have waited in line for over 1.5 hours to get to it. At one point, my mother in law got out of their vehicle and knocked on our window wanting to know how much longer. My dad told her probably another 15 minutes or so. She was clearly NOT happy, although we had warned her that this would be the case.

We finally make it to the parking area, pay our parking fee, then head to park in the back of the field. As we get out, my mother in law gets out and says we can't stay, we have to go muttering something about they have to get home to their poor dog who has been alone since 11 that morning (a mere 4 hours alone). They hand us Rebecca's car seat and they leave. After sitting in the traffic, paying the $5 parking fee, they leave without getting any ice cream or anything. I don't get it. I really don't.



That didn't stop us from having fun. We enjoyed some ice cream. Saw some cool cars. Sat by the nice pond for a while watching the ducks. We saw some cool crafts and vendors. There was a booth there, where the couple was selling jewelry, but they had a tarantula (named Cinderella) sitting in a cage on top of one of their display cases. Their daughter had what I thought was a spider nose ring sitting near the top of her nose....it was a REAL baby tarantula! EEK! It just sat there until she put her finger up to it, then it crawled on her finger. Totally creeped me out.



We had some yummy food--- Bill got his gyro, I had a funnel cake and the kids had snow cones where they got to put their own flavorings on.



Rebecca even rode the pony ride this year. This year it was put on by a local 4-H group and I was really impressed with the way the kids and adults interacted with the riders and the ponies. It was a great experience for Rebecca.

We were there for about 3.5 hours. Then we headed back to my parents house, where we called Triple A for a tow and waited for them to come and tow the van. While we waited we sat outside and talked and snacked our way through dinner. At one point, my sister started pointing at Bill and saying "um, um, um" and he looked down to see a furry thing on him. He started freaking out and wiping his shirt off....only to discover that it was a caterpillar. The kids had fun looking at it. Personally I am glad it was on him and not me.



After the van got towed, we decided to head home. My parents graciously lent us their van for the night, as we were going to see them in the morning at the Memorial Day parade.



After we got home, we had sang happy birthday to Bill and he opened his presents from the kids and I. The boys were exhausted so we put them to bed and then Bill, Rebecca and I had cake, before Rebecca went to bed. Bill and I cleaned up a bit, then headed to bed, exhausted after our LONG birthday day for Bill, knowing that Memorial Day would bring dealing with the van issues and a parade......

Monday, May 26, 2014

Soccer and Softball

Over the last couple of weeks our lives have revolved around Rebecca playing softball and Jacob playing soccer.



This is Jacob's first experience playing in a soccer league, or any league of any sort. He loves being with the other kids, and would rather play with the other kids than kick the soccer ball. But he has fun and that is the name of the game in the preschool league I suppose.  This past Saturday, he was hopping like a frog with another kid, while the soccer ball was on the other side of the field. He was excited because after his game, we went to Tim Horton's and he was given a medal and 4 timbit donuts for playing. (Tim Horton's sponsors the YMCA preschool league.)



Rebecca is playing softball for our local girls softball 8 and under league. She is having a blast. The coaches she has in this session are great and have taught her a lot. She has had a least 1 hit in every game she has played in. On Friday night, she had 3 hits (a double and 2 singles). She is getting better defensively as well. Usually she plays catcher or in right field. She loves playing softball!

I love that my kids are getting active and having fun. It is sometimes a lot (like this past week, when Rebecca had 3 softball games) but if the kids are enjoying it then I am okay with it.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

A cruel way to find out about a death

Tuesday night, hubby went into work to answer phones and put the paper together. About half an hour later, he is back home and asked to talk to me upstairs away from the kids. My first thought was what happened? Did he lose his job? What is going on?

Well, he tells me that when he went to work he felt the need to look his dad up online. What he found was his dad's obituary. His dad died 3 WEEKS AGO. There was no phone call from his step mom, no letter, no nothing. Bill called his mom and told her and I could hear the disbelief in his mom's voice. We forwarded her the obituary.

There is no mistake. It is his dad, as it had his dad's picture on the funeral homes website along with the obituary. While reading the obituary, there is no mention of Bill (who was his dad's only child) or the grandkids.

I feel so bad for my husband. Yes he did not have a great relationship with his dad, but we always sent Christmas cards with the kids pictures in them and usually got a Christmas card back. His father did not approve of our marriage because I was Catholic and we were planning and are raising our children in the Catholic church. I remember when Bill called him to tell him of our engagement those were the only 2 questions his dad had and then he didn't want to talk to him again.

I asked Bill several years ago, if when his dad passed away if he would want to go to the funeral. At the time he said no, but he confessed last night that if he would have known, he would have flown out to Texas to be at the service.

I think he is still in shock and he is angry that his father's wife did not call or anything. That to me is cruel.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am joining Sandra today over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for her Happy Homemaker Monday theme!

This past week was a blur of activity and looks like this week will be much of the same. Did take a couple hours yesterday to steal my hubby away to go see the new Captain America movie....Very good movie! Now on to this week....




As I look outside my window:::
The sun is out. I think it is going to be an absolutely gorgeous day! 

Right now I am::: 
Typing out this post, thinking about this week's busyness. 

Thinking and pondering:::
On making it day to day...  

On my bedside table:::
The Bible

Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos
Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash and Tricia Goyer
Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade


On my TV tonight:::

This week I will be watching/dvring "19 Kids and Counting"  and I will probably be watching LOTS of Cleveland Indians baseball! 

Listening to:::
Jacob is watching TV. Benjamin is throwing his toys. 


On the menu for this week:::
I do have a plan again this week...Going on week 4! Go me! 


Monday - PB&J sandwiches, fruit
Tuesday - Taco tortilla bake, corn and salad

Wednesday- corn dogs, green beans and fruit 
Thursday- spaghetti pie and salad
Friday- pizza and veggies
Saturday- Ham and cheese rollups, veggies and fruit
Sunday- Birthday dinner for Bill, so his choice

On my to do list:::
Laundry-- lots and lots of laundry as always
Collect all recycling and trash and take it to the curb
clean desk area
Put Jacob's big wheel together
Put kids' water table together
Research vacation ideas

Happening this week:::
Monday: Snack shopping for work, Benjamin has a speech therapy appointment, work, Rebecca has a softball game

Tuesday: work, 
Wednesday: work, Rebecca has a softball game
Thursday: work
Friday: work, grocery shopping for home, Rebecca has a make up softball game

Saturday: Jacob has a soccer game 
Sunday: Bill's birthday, think we are going to an ice cream festival

My simple pleasure:::
Being able to treat my husband to something special like a movie in the movie theater.

Looking around the house:::
The house is in okay shape. There are toys that need picked up and laundry to be done. But considering we have barely had time to sleep this past week it is in okay shape. 
  
From the camera:::





Didn't have time to upload anything from the camera....so here is the promo poster to the movie that I took Bill to yesterday. Very good movie. Would highly recommend. 

Prayer List:::
For Bill, as he job searches. For things going on this week. For the next couple of weeks as we end up the school year. For those graduating from Kindergarten, High School, and College this year. 

Bible verse, Devotional:::




Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday! 
What is going on in your area of the world? 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

This week.....



This week has been one word....BUSY!

I am actually writing this in between Jacob's soccer game and Rebecca's softball game.

Let's see this week....

Monday, I had tons of running around to do in the morning. Then in the afternoon I had to work. Rebecca was supposed to have a softball game, but the game got cancelled because of standing water on the fields, but her coach still had practice. She had to miss because she got in trouble at school.

Tuesday, I had to bake 8 dozen cookies for a meeting that I had on Wednesday. I also had to do some research for the meeting. I also had work in the afternoon.

Wednesday, I had laundry to work on in the morning, work in the afternoon. Came home long enough to feed Rebecca and the boys. Babysitter came for the boys and Rebecca and I went back to school for an "American Heritage Girls'' informational meeting. I am on the board for the new chapter that is forming at our school and it was our first meeting. I think the meeting went well.

Thursday, was my long day at work with LOTS going on.

Yesterday, I had errands to run in the morning and I don't know what was going on but the stores were PACKED. Had work which was crazy busy. Then home in to make dinner and feed the kiddos. Last night, I vegged on the couch, watching TV and reading some magazines that I had received in the mail.

Each day this week, Bill was gone for work in the morning, came home for lunch and to watch the boys while I went to work, then left almost immediately after I came home for work, returning home around 10-11 most nights.

Today, we got up in time to get to soccer on time. Bill and Rebecca had to leave the soccer game early, as Rebecca had to go take part in tag day (which is where the girls are at area businesses, soliciting donations for their softball league from the public). They are going to bring lunch home and then we are off to softball. Hopefully they can get the game in as we are having random showers all day today.

There have been times this week where I have felt like a chicken running around in circles. It is okay though, I like to be busy as long as it is a productive busy. Well I am off to unload the dishwasher and start laundry before we have to head out to softball. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am joining Sandra today over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for her Happy Homemaker Monday theme!

This weekend was VERY busy...Rebecca had softball on Friday night, Bill had to run a track all star meet that night, Saturday we had softball again (we were supposed to have soccer too for Jacob but his game was cancelled due to rain) and had to clean house. Sunday I was served breakfast in bed and received a few gifts, we went to church, then out to my parents house and then to lunch and back home where I had to get some laundry done. Bill also mowed the jungle yard. After the kids were in bed, I cut my hubby's hair before calling it a night. This week looks a little less busy, but still busy. 




As I look outside my window:::
The sun is out for the moment. It was raining earlier and now the sun is back out. We are supposed to have pop up storms today.

Right now I am::: 
Typing out this post, thinking about the things I need to get done to get caught back up with housework. 

Thinking and pondering:::
On what the rest of this month looks like. How in a little less than 3.5 weeks school will be out for the summer. Thinking about what plans can I make for summer.  

On my bedside table:::
The Bible

Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos
Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash and Tricia Goyer
Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade


On my TV tonight:::

This week I will be watching/dvring "19 Kids and Counting" and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (season finale) and I will probably be watching LOTS of Cleveland Indians baseball! 

Listening to:::
Jacob is watching "Paw Patrol" on the TV. Benjamin is eating his lunch loudly. Cars are hitting puddles in the road.   


On the menu for this week:::
BREAKING NEWS::: I am on week 3 of having a menu plan in place :) 


Monday - hot dogs, green beans, and carrots
Tuesday - Chicken wraps for the kids, Tzatziki chicken salad in pitas for Bill and I, with salad and fruit 

Wednesday- Sloppy joes, tator tots, salad 
Thursday- Chicken patties, veggies, fruit
Friday- Pizza and fruit salad
Saturday- Cajun chicken, macaroni and cheese, veggie
Sunday-Spaghetti pie

On my to do list:::
Honestly last week was so busy, that all of this list got pushed back to this week....


Laundry-- lots and lots of laundry
Collect all recycling and trash and take it to the curb
clean desk area
Put Jacob's big wheel together
Put kids' water table together
Research vacation ideas

Happening this week:::
Monday: Snack shopping for work, work, Rebecca has a softball game, grocery shopping, Benjamin follow up doc appointment for his ear tube surgery

Tuesday: work, have to make cookies for AHG meeting
Wednesday: work, AHG informational meeting
Thursday: work
Friday: work, have to have 2 gallons of milk to school for a first communion brunch on Saturday, grocery shopping for home

Saturday: Jacob has a soccer game and Rebecca has a softball game
Sunday: ??? Nothing right now, but that might change.

My simple pleasure:::
Eating cranberry almond chicken salad from Aldi. I discovered it a few weeks ago and man is it good.

Looking around the house:::
The house is in okay shape. There are toys that need picked up and laundry to be done. But considering we have barely had time to sleep this past week it is in okay shape. 
  
From the camera:::


My Mother's Day goodies from Bill and the kiddos

Rebecca made me a handprint in school



Prayer List:::
For Bill, as he job searches. For things going on this week. For our new American Heritage Girl troop--- that we have lots of girls interested and that we have lots of parents interested. 

Bible verse, Devotional:::



Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday! 
What is going on in your area of the world? 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May Crowning

To Catholics around the world, the image of the Virgin Mary is a very holy one. We honor Mary as the mother of God and we pray to her asking for her intercession on our behalf. In most, if not all, Catholic churches May is defined by a holiness surrounding Mary. My local Catholic Church is no different. Every May they hold a May Crowning celebrating Mary  as Queen of all. During the celebration, a girl is chosen in each class to be the attendant to Mary, with the May Crowing queen coming from the eighth grade girls.


This morning was the May Crowning Mass. Rebecca was chosen this year to be the first grade attendant; which meant she had to dress up and she got to carry a flower in the procession and help to pass the crown of flowers that was used to crown Mary. It was a beautiful Mass and honor to be able to attend.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall

Seasons of Tomorrow: Book Four in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series


From the back cover:


As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.
More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.
Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?

My thoughts: 

This is  book 4 in a series, and honestly I wish that I would have read the first 3 books first. There is a synopsis of the story at the beginning of this book, but I don't feel that it was enough. While the story lines could be stand alone, I felt that if I would have read the first 3 books that I would have gotten a better understanding of what was going on and why the characters interacted the way that they did.

As far as this book is concerned, the story lines were interwoven with each other to the point that it became distracting. I have read Cindy Woodsmall's books before and have enjoyed them. However, I did not enjoy this book as much. I felt that there were too many little story lines going on at the same time and that it was very distracting. I had to re-read several chapters just to try to understand what was going on. I wish Ms. Woodsmall would have chosen maybe one or two of the story lines and expounded on those, instead of trying to have 5 or 6 story lines going on at the same time.

I say that to say this....I may have felt differently if I would have read the first 3 books in the series first. However, I did not realize that that was needed.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from WaterBrook Publishing as part of their "Blogging for Books" program. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am joining Sandra today over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for her Happy Homemaker Monday theme!

This weekend was VERY busy...Rebecca had softball practice on Friday night, then Saturday bright and early was softball opening day, where they introduce every girl by name in the league for every team. Then Jacob had a soccer game at noon, Rebecca had softball pictures at 1:10 and she had her first game at 2:00. That night, Bill took Rebecca to her school for a daddy/daughter date as the White Castle truck was in town and they were doing dinner and a movie. The boys and I stayed home and had McDonald's for dinner and just chilled. Yesterday we had church, then I spent the day doing laundry (10 loads!) and cleaning house. This week looks to be just as busy....




As I look outside my window:::
It is grey outside. We are supposed to have showers today with highs only in the 50s; Later this week we are supposed to have temperatures in the 80s.

Right now I am::: 
Typing out this post, thinking of the things I need to do today and this week.

Thinking and pondering:::
On what the rest of this month looks like. Thinking about what I need to do this week.  

On my bedside table:::
Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos

Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash and Tricia Goyer

On my TV tonight:::

MONDAY: ????
TUESDAY: 19 Kids and Counting, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.
WEDNESDAY: ???
THURSDAY: ???
FRIDAY: ???
SATURDAY: ???
SUNDAY:??? 

Listening to:::
Jacob is watching the Sprout Sunny Side up Show; it is his absolute favorite. Benjamin is laying on the ground playing with his car that makes noise.   


On the menu for this week:::

BREAKING NEWS::: I actually have a meal plan AGAIN for this week! :)


Monday - tacos and Spanish rice
Tuesday - chicken tenders, baked french fries, fruit 

Wednesday- ham and cheese roll ups, pasta salad, fruit
Thursday- pizza and fruit
Friday- hot dogs, carrots
Saturday- Cajun chicken, broccoli, julienne potatoes
Sunday- ??? Am not sure what we are doing for Mother's Day yet. 

On my to do list:::
Laundry-- try to stay caught up this week.

Collect all recycling and trash and take it to the curb
clean desk area
Put Jacob's big wheel together
Put kids' water table together
Research vacation ideas

Happening this week:::
Monday: Snack shopping for work, work

Tuesday: Benjamin has a speech evaluation, work, American Heritage Girls board meeting
Wednesday: School Mass- Rebecca has been chosen as the first grade attendant for their May crowning Mass, work
Thursday: I have a meeting, work
Friday: End of the year party with kids at work, Rebecca has a softball game

Saturday: Jacob has a soccer game and Rebecca has a softball game
Sunday: Mother's Day

My simple pleasure:::
Being Mom

Looking around the house:::
The house is pretty clean after the clean up yesterday. I have lunch to make in a few minutes.
  
From the camera:::


I was gifted 2 dozen farm fresh eggs from one of the students at our school. His new project is raising chickens and selling the eggs. Well my mother bought 4 dozen and gifted us 2 dozen. I fried 2 this morning and they are so yummy. Much tastier than store bought. I have never had farm fresh eggs before; I was surprised by the different hues of the egg shells. Yum! 

Prayer List:::
For Bill, as he job searches. For things going on this week. For my mom's foot. For my sister and she is in her last month of high school. 

Bible verse, Devotional:::

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday! 
What is going on in your area of the world? 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

New shoes, the van needs breakfast? and other things...

Tuesday we had some wild weather. It was raining and gross in the morning. Then in the afternoon, the sun came out and it got really warm--close to 78F. When I came home from work, we took the kids outside to play and take advantage of the weather. The kids had a blast.


Later that night, we had a line of strong/severe storms blow threw. There was some pretty ominous clouds that I tried to capture. There was LOTS of lightening and it rained really hard.



Yesterday was a day of running errands in more rain. First up, I took the boys to mass as it was an all school mass led by the first graders. Rebecca read one of the responsorial psalms and did a great job. The boys behaved beautifully as well. After mass, we went over to the school cafeteria where they had coffee and donuts for the guests at the mass. We got to share yummy Tim Horton's donuts with Rebecca; Benjamin and I shared a yummy cruller donut and Jacob and Rebecca each had a chocolate glazed donut. So fun and a great way to start the day.

After we left school, the boys and I had some errands to run. First up was a stop at a local sporting goods store. Of course we got there before they opened, so the boys and I went down to Kmart (which is in the same shopping plaza) to look around. I have been on the lookout for sandals for Jacob and Rebecca for playing outside in. I found Jacob and Rebecca sandals.

While we were looking for shoes, I always look at the women's shoes. I have a large foot (size 11W) and it is hard to find cute shoes that I like and that fit me. I have always been self conscious of my shoes ever since I was teased as a child because back then they did not make cute shoes for kids with big feet. Well I scored....I found a very cute pair of leopard print shoes that fit! They are so cute and out of the ordinary for me. I LOVE them!



After we left Kmart we went to the sporting good store where I found Rebecca 2 pairs of shorts for her softball uniform. They were buy 1 get one 50% off. So yay for that. Then the boys and I headed to Kroger to get milk. While we were there, Jacob wanted to see the lobsters. As we were by the lobsters I looked over in the meat case and they had chicken thighs seasoned with cajun seasoning that my hubby likes for $0.99 a lb. I bought both packages they had. Meat is so expensive these days. I actually had a nice conversation with an older gentleman in a wheelchair about the rising cost of meat, after he pointed out a roast that was on managers special for $22. That is no special in my book or this gentleman's. I told hubby about this when he came home and he said for $22 that thing better be "moo" ing! LOL

After we left, I had to stop and get gas for our van. While I was pulling into the gas station Jacob asked me what I was doing. I said I have to get gas for the van. He asked why. I said because the van needs gas to be able to move. He said " Oh, so the van needs breakfast. Benjamin and I had breakfast and now the van needs breakfast." After I got back in the van, after filling it up, Jacob then said that the van thought breakfast was yummy. LOL Silly Kid!

Overall, it was a busy, but productive day of running errands. Today, I need to work on  laundry....

Have you scored any deals lately? What are you up to today? 


Sprinklers, Catholic Kidz Camp, and a Rummage Sale

Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend! This has been another busy, hot, humid, summer week. So what has been going on? Well... We h...