Wednesday, April 27, 2011

*sniff* *sniff*

Look what just came home from school:
I'm a blubbering mess.

Easter 2011

Easter this year was very low-key. For the last 6 weeks, we haven't had an entire weekend at home together (I was gone for my half-marathon, we were at my parents for Spring Break, we visited Kevin's family twice, Kevin had a work trip, I went home for my uncle's funeral, etc.). Because of all this, we decided to just stay at home alone. Of course, this meant that I had to miss out of my mom's Easter cookies (BOO!) and the kids having an egg hunt at my in-laws (double BOO!) but we didn't have to travel anywhere!

My sweet, "save the Earth" girls decided that we needed to recycle our old Easter eggs. When we got their baskets out of the attic, we found a huge bag full of empty plastic eggs. Meg then wrote the Easter Bunny a note, asking him to just fill up however many of them he wanted, rather than give us "new" eggs. So sweet! Of course, the Bunny Man had no problem doing that, and the kids felt like they did something great for the planet!

The kids got way too much stuff (but blessedly, not much candy), including books, a movie each (Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, The Princess Diaries and Gulliver's Travels) and summer t-shirts.
After going through all their loot, it was time to get all gussied up for church.Megan decided that even Mom and Dad needed a picture in the sunshine (truthfully, I think she just likes playing with my fancy camera)!I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Look

After seeing my friend Michelle's blog, I decided it was time for some "spring cleaning" on mine. I'm not 100% sure if I'm in love with the new layout, but I'm going to leave it up for a bit and see if it grows on me. If not, it's easy to change!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pray for Rain

I'm willing to give anything a try! Please, Lord, give us a good, soaking rain!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Haven't done one of these in a while! In fact, it seems like we've had nothing but convenience foods lately! Not sure why that's been the case, but I'm ready to get back to semi-healthy eating and cooking again! Because of that, here's this week's menu:

Monday: Beer Can Barbecue Chicken, Roasted Broccoli, Corn

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza, Salad

Wednesday: Mighty Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn (probably leftover from tonight's meal)

Thursday: Orange-Teriyaki Pork Chops, Sesame Noodles with Edamame

Friday: Maryland Crab Cakes, Homemade Fries

ETA: What's wrong with the spacing? Sorry if this is hard to read - I'm having some blogger issues. Okay...all kinds of issues! The time is wrong, too! I posted this while Owen was napping - about 1:30 or so! Argh!


I'd like to say that I've been doing something productive with my time, like writing the Great American Novel, volunteering with the homeless or training for a marathon (hey...wait! I DID run a half-marathon!), but really, it's been pretty quiet around here. Normal life stuff, and with my Lenten internet break (I'm only allowing myself to be on when the kids are in bed or on my phone when I'm waiting in the pick-up line at school), I haven't been around much. I did, however, feel like visiting here today, and hopefully I'll get back at it soon!