Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Well I have something to admit fellow bloggers, in the next 30 days because the wedding is in 30 days!!!!!!! it will be here before we know it and my blogging might have to take a backseat for a bit but don't worry I have BIG plans for when I return. Stay tuned.
Tonight I want to talk about Family Traditions.
During our Pre-Kana classes with our priest, Joe and I worked on developing family traditions that we had each experienced and now we are creating ones for our future family. Here are a few of them.
- Vacations: We want to take an annual vacation together and eventually when the kiddos come along. We have plans to explore many places!!!
-Christmas traditions: Watching its a Wonderful Life together while making Christmas cookies and decorating! Simple but important.
-Making time for family events, going to see our extended family.
-Participating in church activities with our family
-Birthdays!! Celebrate good times!!!
These are just a few but it was so much fun to write!! It was fun to talk about with Joe and even better to dream about all of these traditions. I encourage you to do the same with your families. What are some of your family traditions?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The weekend has arrived and I am happy to see it!!!
Any big plans for the your weekend? Lets hear about it!
Well the first thing I would like to address is Mr. Wrigley. He is not with us tonight as I write this but staying the night at the vet because today he had a procedure that eliminates his ability to be a father! He will be coming home tomorrow and we will be very happy to see him. I have to admit something, it is weird not having him around. I know some of you will be surprised to hear me say this but I mean it. Get Well Soon Mr. Wrigley.
Next up: Does anyone have an opinion on appetizers for a wedding reception I am trying to decide on what to do? Is it important? What would be a neat thing to do?
This weekend: I plan to do lots of wedding prepping. It is crazy how close it is getting to the event!!! I feel like the train has arrived at the station, gassed up, and is now FULL STEAM AHEAD!!!!! If you feel like making a road trip to the Davenport area this weekend to work on wedding stuff please feel free I would love some extra hands!!!!
And now I leave you with a delicious summer recipe: Today I had to bring in a treat for snack day at work and at 5:00 this morning I didn't have anything so I searching high and low in the fridge and cupboards and this is what I came up with:
Banana Cream Trifle
1 box of vanilla wafers
2 boxes of banana cream pudding
1 container of light cool whip topping
4 bananas sliced.
Prepare the pudding with the directions on the box, and add the whip cream
Layer your trifle bowl starting with some vanilla wafers, then layer in the pudding, followed by the sliced bananas. Finish with some wafers on the top.
Very Easy**** Very Cost Effective**** Very Yummy
Enjoy your weekend with your friends and family.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I just recently finished this Novel by Jodi Picoult "19 Minutes" I am not an avid reader of Ms. Picoult's but when I was recently on travel I forgot my book at home so I stopped in an airport and grabbed this one. Isn't it a funny path how we stumble upon books to read?
This novel is a TRUE, REAL look into high school. It is the good and the bad. By no means is this a book for a high schoolers to read. I think it is more suited for someone who is older and has a mature attitude about those turbulent years. The story centers around 19 minutes in a high school and how it changes the lives of a town of people forever. Now before I continue I must ask "So what do you think this about so far?" Well I bet it isn't what you think it is.
-What can you do in 19 minutes?
-What would you do if you only had 19 minutes left in your life?
-If you could get 19 minutes back in your life what would you do differently?
Ms. Picoult does an excellent job in my opinion of developing the characters and pealing the layers of this story like an onion. There are moments in this book that will bring back memories of your high school days. There are other moments that will be so uncomfortable that you wont want to contuine, but you will because you will be connected to the characters that have become the page turners.I challenge any reader to this book. Who were you most like in high school, from the book? How would you parent these children in this book? Do you think this story rings true for the current high schools in America?
By the way, I promise a big recipe blog coming up soon. I am taking the weekend off from blogging, to work on wedding projects, and soak up the sun with my Mr.
Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!