Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Secret Santa Spy Photo Shoot

We make a pretty good lookin' pair, huh?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Program Photos

Here are a couple photos from the Christmas programs at each school.
First we have Jacob's Kindergarten program given at the December PTA meeting. They sang 3 or 4 Christmas songs. We were told by "The Boss" aka Dr Foster, that this was NOT a Holiday Program, but a Real Christmas Program. NOW I know I'm living in the deep SOUTH!

Next we had Luke's program at West Mobile Baptist. The 4&5 year olds did a little skit that really wasn't so little. Anyway, the 3 year olds stole the show. They cracked us up... specifically this one little boy who sang his heart out! Now I know why Lukas kept telling me to sing "Away in a Manger' softly. (Probably because that one kid was belting out the song like he was singing "I've got Friends in Low Places" down at the local college bar.)

These last couple were taken at home before heading out to watch Luke's program.

Fundraiser Prizes

Thanks to the family members who helped Jacob to win these super cool Radio Sunglasses and fun Scooby Doo T-Shirt.

Some Holiday Photos

These things keep creeping up

IT seems everytime I open my email, or read a webpage, or blog; I'm reminded of yet another Gandhi quote.
This guy really makes a lot of sense... I just need to keep reminding myself of these things.

Ok -- here's my favorite one:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
(I keep telling my husband about this one.. I'm waiting for him to hear me!)

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."

"We must become the change we want to see"

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. "

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. "

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."

Monday, December 08, 2008

Wii FIT Mommiis

AND I thought the boot giveaway was the best I'd seen!
I was SO wrong! NOW this is the giveaway of giveaways...
but it's not as simple as making a little comment.
Julie over at CoolMomGuide has setup a new site
called Wii FIT Mommiis and they are doing a GREAT
giveaway! There will be lots of giveaways including a
GRAND PRIZE of both a Wii and a Wii Fit donated by
the generous folks at Nintendo!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My new LOVE!

This is our new baby. HER name is Finn. She is a chocolate lab and she is about 8 weeks old. Isn't she adorable?
If you have house trained a puppy or doggie, I'd love to hear your advice.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Couple of Fat Burning recipes


I found a great blog with some recipes I plan to try out this week...
Check it out: http://45yearold6pack.blogspot.com/

Flat Belly Recipe: Low Fat Greek Pizza
This one is super easy and quick.
Here's what you need:
1 Boboli (or other pre-baked) pizza crust
1 small can Contadina Italian Style tomato paste
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup mozzerella cheese
2 cups frozen chopped spinach
1 small jar Mariani's marinated button mushrooms or artichoke hearts
1/4 cup oil-packed sundried tomatoes (halved)

Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the crust, thaw the spinach in the microwave
and spread that, and finally the cheeses. Cook according to the pizza crust instructions
(usually 450 degrees for 9-12 minutes), adding the tomatoes and other veggies in the last three or four minutes so they don't burn.

I'll do this one one night for what we call "Breakfast Dinner"
I'll make this for myself and DH and the kids will probably have
eggs, toast and fruit.
Flat Belly Recipe: Hi-Pro/Low Fat Spinach Scramble
• 4 eggs and 8 additional whites
• 2 cups chopped frozen spinach
• 2 tblsp sun dried tomatoes or pesto
• 1/2 cup grated smoked cheese
• Salt and pepper to taste

Saute spinach in a pan on medium with a one tbsp olive oil. Scramble egg mixture and add to the pan. Stir with spatula and add pesto. When eggs are golden and very slightly browned, turn off heat and grate cheese over pan. Serve topped with medium salsa. Serves 4-6

One other thing we'll do this week is grill some chicken and boil a couple eggs
and make a salad with spinach, romain, tomatoes, cucs, and maybe some mandrin

For breakfast, I'm going to try really really hard to eat real oatmeal.. We'll see how that goes.
I found a few ideas of things to add to the oatmeal to make it taste better and to add protein.

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