Monday, May 30, 2011
My Mom's Dad, Harry Hooper, served in the Navy. He was left a paraplegic after an papella shaft caught him by the shirt at the neck and fliped him and broke his neck and back.
My Dad's father, Richard Murphy, also served. He was stationed up in Gander, Newfoundland when he met my grandmother who was working as a secretary on base.
"I thank God for my life and the stars and stripes. May Freedom forever fly. Let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones who give their lives, so we don't have to sacrifice the things we love." - Zac Brown Band
This will be my last MPM post for a while. Just like last year, I will not post a menu until Labor Day. We grill so much or our over someones else house, that menu planning is a bit boring during the summer. I'll still be posting recipes through out the summer, so keep checking in for those! Enjoy your Memorial Day!
Monday: Ribs on the slow cooker, yum!
Tuesday: Steak Tips Salad
Wednesday: Grilled Pizza
Thursday: Chicken Kabobs
Friday: Dinner at my Dad & Jan's
Friday, May 27, 2011
My sister Nicole has a new venture! Selling Mary Kay products. I always thought they were just makeup, but after checking out her website, I realized they have a lot more!
You can host a party and she can come right to your house for a fun night with friends or if you don't live close or can't fit time in for a party, you can order right off her website! Who knows, maybe she'll be driving a pink Cadillac soon, haha. Does Mary Kay still do that? Check out her website!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
You are allowed 2 turkeys with the superpack hunting license, so at 4:30am, Pete and his Dad went hunting and he got another one! Two Saturday's in a row. This one is 21 1/2 pounds.
It's 6am Jack & Peter are up, so why not get in a photo with Daddy & Grampie!
Since everyone was up early, we decided we wanted to get as much done as we could Saturday morning. My Mom called and asked if we wanted to do breakfast, so we met them at Charlie's Diner and enjoyed a good breakfast. We then headed to BJ's and Home Depot to get a bunch of stuff we wanted/needed.
My friend Kelli had her baby shower this afternoon. She lives across the street so it was very convenient for me :) Our friend Melissa, who's baby shower was a few weeks ago, also was there. All our boys will be playing together next summer!
We've always wanted a garden since we bought our home. Groundhogs have been a problem. Thanks to a "relocation" effort by Pete, they are now worried about staying alive in our backyard, so we haven't seen many this year. We thought we would start small this summer and if we can keep the plants alive, we'll get bigger next year. We bought a tomato plant, green pepper plant, 4 cucumber plants, and some herbs... basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme and oregano. We planted them when I got back from Kelli's shower.
No idea, why the rest of the blog shows a link.. starting to really have problems and not like blogger!
My tomato plant and green pepper plant hang on the shed.
The cucumbers & herbs on the deck!
After we planted all the veggies & herbs, Since the end of the world didn't happen, we headed back over to Kelli & Brandon's for a post baby shower cookout with their family. We had a great end to our Saturday!
Friday, May 20, 2011
I love Picture People!! Yes, they are more expensive then going to Sears but I have never gone without a coupon so I always have gotten a good deal. You can always get coupons off their site. When Peter was 10 weeks old, I went and had photos taken of him. So of course I had to take Jack!! He did great and thanks to Nonni for her silly dancing we were able to convince Peter to take a photo with his brother and I'm happy with how it came out. They were having a Father's Day special and with the coupon I brought with me, I couldn't pass it up! All the Grandparents and Aunt's will be getting the photo above but if there is any family or close friends who reads this and would like one, just let me know and I would be happy to send you one!
This the the wall of photos that is in my living room. Middle top is the picture of Peter at 10 weeks. Bottom middle is Jack at 10 weeks.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Here is a list of books I currently have at my house to read:
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
44 Charles St by Danielle Steel
A Place of Yes by Bethenny Frankel
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
Some of the books I want to read by 2012:
Life's That Way by Jim Beaver
Too Many Cooks by Emily Franklin
Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel
Escape by Barbara Delinsky
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
The Lost Recipe of Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
The Secret of Everything by Barbara O'Neal
Inconceivable by Carolyn & Sean Savage
In a few more years, he can reach the handlebars, haha!!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Monday: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Thursday: BBQ Chicken Thighs
Friday: Takeout :)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Mom & I waiting for Nate to arrive.
Jack & Laura waiting for Nate to arrive.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Peter wanted to help, so I got his winter shovel out of the garage so he could help :)
Jack enjoyed watching everyone else work!
Putting the mulch around the mailbox
Bela was behaving out on the front yard, thanks to doggie daycare!