Tonight we had dinner, and then Katie and I went to Mom and Dad's to swim...they weren't there though. Katie missed seeing them. After we decided that we were frozen, we drove down to Jill and Jay's new house to see them, their new home is going to be so pretty! Little miss Megan wasn't feeling too good...poor thing. We came home and Katie went straight to bed...everyone is pooped...it's been a long week! Speaking of pooped...I am heading to bed!
Father's Day Entry...
I am late adding in my Father's Day entry, but I wanted to make sure that I put this in, because it's so important. I am thankful for my dad...simply that. My dad is kind, tender-hearted, sensitive, helpful, humorous, and so very generous. He is always willing to help in any way he can. He will help a complete stranger. He has had some heart problems this year, and it does not make sense for a heart that is so full of helpfulness and kindness can be defective. I love you, Dad...I want to have a heart like you when I grow up...
And my husband...he's only been a dad for five years, but he is a good one. He is so strong, and able to be consistently firm with Kate, and that is an important characteristic for a Dad. He is also growing in the Lord, so much that it amazes me sometimes...it makes me think of the verse...He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it! You are a wonderful work in progress Babe, and I love you so very much!
Monday's entry (also a day late!)...
We had a great day today. We went to Osage Hills State Park, and it was really nice! We hiked a trail and I got some great pictures of Katie and Kris, I think they will be beautiful. Katie enjoys being outdoors...she notices the tiniest little creatures! Kris caught a tiny little frog and she was so excited about seeing it that it made both Kris and the frog "jumpy"! Then she noticed a cardinal so high up in the trees...she had a lot of fun! We took a picnic lunch, but ended up eating at a bbq joint (that was yummmm and cheap!) It was nice having a cooler full of ice cold water and Pepsi for the day, and it saved money on stopping for cold drinks. We are really trying to save money. We finished off the day at Mom and Dad's for a swim. We played water volleyball, and Mom and I "almost" won against the boys. It was a good day. We are blessed to have family that are close enough to visit whenever we want.
Tonight we went to a Mexican restaurant in our town that we had never been to, and it was wonderful! The most terrific part about it though, was the way our daughter acted during dinner. She had a rough day today, not getting along with cousins, being a little sassy, it was tough. Tonight, after she had a cool bath, and Daddy got home from work, she was a new child so we decided to go out to eat! A lady came up to us, and told us that she was very impressed with the way our daughter acted during dinner. She said we should be proud of her for being so well behaved...it made my day...my week...my month! Sometimes I feel like I am not parenting her right, and it is nice to be complimented once in a while. I am proud of our Miss Katie Bug! She is upstairs right now, and I can hear her singing...I am so blessed to have her.
Well, it's 11pm, and I am up making Mama Alexander's Baked Beans and checking for cavity bugs. Maybe I should explain...Katie had dental health awareness month at pre-school last winter sometime, and the hygenist told the kids that if they did not brush their teeth, then the "cavity bugs" would crawl around in their mouths and eat their teeth (ewww!!) or at least that is what Katie got out of the presentation. So now, every night, before she goes to bed, she brushes her teeth (which is wonderful!!) but has me check every single tooth for cavity bugs! The rest of her nightly routine (which is usually at least 2 hours earlier than it is tonight) is to ask me about twenty times, "Will you check on me and lay with me?" and then to eventually come into our bedroom a few times to make sure we are there and to make sure we know that she loves us! She avoids settling down to sleep at all costs!
Now, I will explain why I am up so late making beans...for the love of my dear Grandma! She requested our special recipe baked beans for our annual family spring/summer get together at Cedar Bluff tomorrow. Kris's Mom started making this recipe many years ago, and they became very popular at our rehearsal dinner for our wedding, and we have been making them and taking them everywhere we go ever since! They are made simply with 6 regular sized cans of pork and beans (pork discarded), 1 lb bacon (crisp and crumbled), onion (1 medium) (chopped and fried in left over bacon grease), 1lb ground beef (cooked and crumbled) some bbq sauce-1/4 c. or so, some ketchup 1/4 cup or little more, some garlic powder, salt and pepper, a few shakes (6-8) of liquid smoke and the best part--- a TON of brown sugar (well, not a ton, but about 3/4 of a bag!) They are so good! We were out of bacon and liquid smoke, so we had to go to WM to get those things, so now, here I am...cooking...late at night!
Katie had a little bit of sleepy sillies in WM tonight, she ran over to the lobster tank and said, "that crab (which was really a lobster) wiggled his ears at me!" hee, hee! She was a maniac in WM tonight...that's what I get for dragging her out so late!
Gotta go stir the beans...they smell really yummy!
I am so excited! I have officially started my own blog! I think my primary use for it now will be to keep a log of things I want to remember to scrapbook. Later I may use it for other purposes, but it's probably best to keep things simple for now.
So now...for today's official entry: "Goodbye, my love" Words that I do not believe have ever been spoken to me before this morning. Kris leaves for work VERY early in the morning, and when he left this morning he said that. I think my eyes must have popped wide open when he said it, because I remember looking at him in a very strange way, and asking him what he said...He usually says, "Bye Babe, I love you" which is wonderful too, but this morning was different. I love him, I am truly blessed to have him.
Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will grab a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea and stay a while! I started this little blog in 2005 and am amazed sometimes to look back and see God's hand, his blessings and his mercy in the course of these last 11 years! He has truly blessed our family beyond measure! My husband Kris and I have been married for 18 years and we have three amazing kiddos, Katie, Asher, and Claire! I enjoy homemaking, crafting, trying new recipes, and mostly just being a "mama" all while on a super tight budget! Please feel free to browse through our archives! I hope you'll leave with a new idea or just a bit of joy! Thanks again for visiting!