Tuesday, July 31, 2007

250 Dollar Gymboree Gift Card--Giveaway

The great people at Love Shak, Baby and Gymboree are giving away 2-250 dollar gift cards.

Click on the banner above to learn more about this wonderful Give-a-way!


Menu Plan Monday, July 30th

It's actually Tuesday, but we were at a theme park yesterday for the day. We were camping over the weekend, so I've had limited computer time.
This week's menu:
Sunday: Cheeseburgers, Macaroni Salad, Watermelon
Monday: Ate at the park
Tuesday: Stromboli (recipe from another MPM participant, but don't remember who!), Italian
Tossed Salad and Fried Zucchini
Wednesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta, Roasted Veggies and Garlic Toast
Thursday: Gnocchi with Spaghetti Sauce, Meatballs and Salad
Friday: Pizza and Wings
Saturday: Camping Menu~ Grilled Marinated Pork Loin, Tortellini Antipasto Salad, Assorted Fruits
Have a great week!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Menu Plan Monday, July 23rd

Sunday~ Beef Tips with Peppers and Onions in Gravy over Noodles
Monday~ Chicken in Cream Sauce over Linguine, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread and Cake for dessert
Tuesday~ Tacos, Salsa Rice and Beans
Wednesday~Turkey Burgers, Baked Potato Salad, and Fried Zucchini
Thursday~Ultimate Grilled Steak, Pasta Salad, Grilled Veggies
Friday~ Grilled Pizza and Hot Wings
Saturday~ Picnic Chicken, Macaroni Salad, and Veggies with Dip
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mother's Prayer

Shanihn at cmomc shared this prayer. It touched me.

Dear Mary,

I who am a mother, have you for my mother.Thank you!

I really need you, Mary, as my Queen, my mother, my friend.

For the energy and spirit to arise each morning with a joyful heart - My Mother Mary help me.

In the difficulties and setbacks of each day - Mary help me.

When I feel tired or depressed - Mary help me.

When the outlook is bleak and there is no one to console or encourage me - Mary help me.

When I feel impatient with my family - Mary help me.

When others are impatient or rude to me, by your gentleness - Mary help me.

When others speak angrily or loudly to me, and I feel like snapping back, that I would answer calmly and gently - Mary help me.

When my plans don't work out, my efforts seem in vain, and I feel discouraged - Mary help me.

When I try my best and others don't understand - Mary help me.

When worry and anxiety clutch at my heart and it is difficult to be at peace - dear Mother Mary help me!

When there is no one around to support me in trouble - Mary help me.

Dear God, grant that through Mary's intercession, all things in my life and my family will work out for the good. May I grow day by day to be more like her, My Mothers, my Queen.In the name of your Son Jesus I pray.


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Menu Plan Monday, July 16th

Happy Monday!

Here's what is planned for this week:

Sunday~ Spaghetti, Meatballs, Garlic Toast, Tossed Salad

Monday~ Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Paninis, Garlic and Olive Oil Penne, and fresh veggies

Tuesday~ Stuffed Peppers and Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday~ Grilled Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf, and Green Beans

Thursday~ Tacos, Seasoned Fries, and Salad

Friday~ Pizza and Wings

Saturday~ Ethnic Festival Food~Our parish festival is this weekend. I'll be baking for our bake sale, and dh will be volunteering, so we'll eat there.

Have a great week!

Don't forget to click on the banner to go to Laura's site....I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday Thirteen

This is my first Thankful Thursday Thirteen~

1. I'm thankful for my husband and his love and support.

2. I'm thankful that I've been blessed with 2 wonderful, healthy, bright children.

3. I'm thankful for my friends, who are loyal and generous with their hearts and time.

4. I'm thankful for the service men and women who work to keep me free!

5. I'm thankful for books....and the escape they provide.

6. I'm thankful for God's unconditional love.

7. I'm thankful for our lovely home.

8. I'm thankful for the cooler weather and low humidity.

9. I'm thankful for my health.

10. I'm thankful for my parents and brother....

11. I'm thankful for my abilities as a mom, wife and teacher.

12. I'm thankful for the joy I feel when my children laugh and are happy.

13. I'm thankful for naptime, so I can blog, surf and do chores. :0)

Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Our 12th Anniversary

We celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversay on Sunday, July 8th. On Saturday we went to dinner and the movies. Our kids spent the night with their grandparents on their farm. I think I missed them more than they missed me! Yesterday afternoon after we picked up the kids, we went to my parent's house for dinner. I made a great peach cobbler for dessert.

In honor of our 12 years together, here are the 12 things I love about my husband, John:

1. He puts God and family first.
2. His blue eyes.
3. His laugh...
4. That he gets me and loves me anyway.
5. He's the calm to my crazy.
6. He's a great Daddy to our kids.
7. He is determined.
9. He has morals.
10. He is an active dad....changes diapers, bathes babies, plays ball,
11. He makes me feel special.
12. He is kind and generous.


Menu Plan Monday--July 9, 2007

Sunday--Rigatoni with Sauce, Fried Zucchini, Meatballs and Sausage

Monday--Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs, Rice Pilaf, Grilled Zucchini

Tuesday--BBQ Grilled Steak Wraps, Tossed Salad, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday--Crock Pot Pork and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes

Thursday--Pizza Burgers, Italian Grilled Potato Wedges, Corn, Fresh Fruit

Friday--Pizza and Wing Night

Saturday--Chicken BBQ at a family gathering

This is going to be a very hot week, so I'm trying to keep dinner on the grill or in the crockpot most days.



Sunday, July 1, 2007

Menu Plan Monday, July 2nd

Happy Monday!
Here's this week's menu:
Monday: Marinated Grilled Pork Chops, Italian Antipasto Tortellini Salad, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday: BBQ Italian Chicken Breasts, Potato Salad, Baked Beans
Wednesday: Beef Kabobs, Roasted Vegetables and Tossed Salad (Lunch--dinner is at MIL's)
Thursday: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad
Friday: Pizza and Wings
Saturday: Out to dinner for our Anniversary!! 12 years together!
Have a good one!