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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

birds in a nest

 To make birds in a nest you need these items. You butter the bread on both sides and then cut a whole in the middle for the bird to rest in. The boys have been asking for this for breakfast. My mom used to make it for us when we were at home so I have passed down the tradition. I would love to hear about any food traditions you have that you have passed down to your children.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Car Wash

We had a fundraiser for boyscouts today and it was a blazing success. Thank you owners of dirty cars who pulled in to allow us to scubba dubb dubb your dirt away. We made some cash for the Scouts and it will be used wisely and will be put to the best of use. Way to help fight crime in a pro-active way. Investing in the lives of young boys by giving them cash to experiance activities that will allow them to have moments of complete bliss. They are being taught personal hygiene, manners, to volunteer in the community, what the American flag means to Americans, how to care for their environment, how to milk a cow, water safety, bike safety, how to read and follow a map, how to help one another, respect. I am for sure going to stop by more carwashes because of working this one today. So I guess you could say, I have learned to appreciate the efforts of organizing a fundraiser myself.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

heat index of 110

Yep, you read that right. We are having a heat wave. We have been hanging inside for the past few days and let me tell you. I long to go outside and do some yard work or painting (John wishes). But I can't bring myself to do it. Instead we have been doing some reading and blogging. Laundry has taken on an appeal when compared to going outside. I did my grocery shopping yesterday and chatted with my good friend Silvia for a couple of hours. Anything indoors is what appeals right now.
Today however we were invited to go swimming with a neighbor and we didn't let it pass us by. It felt like bath water. It was so warm. The waters temperature was 100 degrees. A little too warm for my blood but it was nice anyway. So on to make that low carb dinner I blogged about yesterday and try to occupy the squirrels until bedtime. Highlights of today. Seeing people from a different view/lunch with the work buddies/ swimming with the Rivera's and Elizaldes/and watching the kids have fun playing with their cousins.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

low carb menu

Roasted chicken, potatoes au graten (for kids), green beans, Peaches from my lovely neighbor.
ham and beans with celery and onions, salad, corn bread (again for the kids)
Priebes party, make refried bean dip take tortillas(for guests) and pork rinds for us.
spagetti (for kids) with meat sauce on the side. garlic bread (kids) salad
Taco salad without the taco part.
Hamburger pattys no bun/ spinach dip with pork rinds, juice a couple veggies with added fruit
Fish, sauted green peppers and zucchini, sugar free jello

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Top 5 favorite things about Summer

1. swimming
2. the heat
3. light clothes
4. don't have to walk in steep snow
5. BBQ's

1. partys
2. swimming
3. eating outside
4. going on bike rides
5. going to the silverhawks campout

1. sitting out on my lounge
2. gardening and storing up the crop for the winter
3. Parker reading to me while Payton and I garden
4. drinking lemonaide and playing UNO in the shade
5. sundresses/outside dinner dates with my hubby

1. summer blockbuster movie at the drive in
2. vacation
3. swimming
4. grilling out
5. no shoveling snow

1. playing with her rope
2. eating the boys cherry pits (or all food droppings)
3. the extra time playing outside
4. stealing the bases when the boys are playing baseball
5. chaseing flies in the house.

summer randoms

my sweet little boy
Just passing the time by with a good friend

fathers day 2011

The bro and his big girl

The neighbor took the kids to vbs. I think Payton looks like a little rapper.

I am amazed at the songs they learned in a week.


Payt and his trophyParkers team won the championship so they got two trophys

Here is the gang.

The coach giving his pep talk.