Monday, November 25, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

It's one of the best food weeks of the year!! Thanksgiving is here, yay!!! We're hosting this year. The hubs and I are keeping it simple. We'll be using our favorite brine for the turkey and enjoying some delicious sides... glazed carrots, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing and lots & lots of gravy!! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday: Dinner at JP's with the Walter's
Wednesday: Crispy Chicken Pizza
Thursday: THANKSGIVING!!!!
Friday: Leftovers.... Turkey Ala King :)

Every week I link up with other bloggers who menu plan.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

I LOVE long weekends! Right now I'm still in my PJ's relaxing on the couch with my laptop and tea. The boys are playing happily and I just put a batch of my Mom's holiday oyster crackers in the oven! We're off soon to the Veteran's Day parade in Portland to honor those who serve this country past & present! Enjoy your week :)

Monday: Ribs & Rice
Tuesday: Cheeseburger Pie
Wednesday: Guacamole Bacon Grilled Cheese
Thursday: Cilantro Lime Chicken in crockpot
Friday: Take out :)

Every week I link up with other menu planners :)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall Book Pile

It's time for another book pile! It's been a while and it's getting cold...the perfect time to sit next to the warm stove and read! I'm finally jumping on the bandwagon to read 50 Shades. I kept saying I was waiting until I had all three books because I knew once I started, I would want to read them all immediately! What have you been reading lately?!

50 Shades of Grey Trilogy by EL James
I'll See You Again by Jackie Hance
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
Tell My Sons by Lt. Col. Mark Weber

Monday, November 4, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

I love football Sundays. We eat good food and enjoy good company. We had so much food yesterday that I didn't cook the buffalo chicken dip I made so we'll be eating that tonight with our leftover ribs. It's a busy week for us! Enjoy your week :)

Monday: Football leftovers
Tuesday: Ginger Chicken
Wednesday: Pizza Club!
Thursday: Saucy Onion Meatball Subs
Friday: Take Out :)

Every week I link up with other bloggers who menu plan.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

iPhone Friday

Still recovering from the craziness of Halloween week!
1. On Sunday before Peter's last soccer session, Adam & Emma came over to play and have lunch.
2. Peter and his friend Maddie in goal at soccer. This year was very successful!
3. Dressed as a Fireman for his school Halloween parade.
4. I got this from Katelyn this week and I love it! Peter with his aunts on his date night :)
5. Jack and his daycare buddy Colin painting pumpkins. 
6. Wednesday night Katelyn & I had a Halloween movie night! The Craft and The Goonies! New annual tradition :)
7. I dressed as Jessie when Kristen and I took the kids trick or treating during the day!
8. Halloween night all dressed up! I was a fire chief with my fire fighters!
9. Best shot we could get on a rainy Halloween night. The boys outfits made it impossible to get a shot without their reflective gear showing up!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kansas Trip!

33. Visit a state I've never been to.
Since Abby, Jared and Stella will be residents of Maine as of next week, I decided it was really time to do this post! I blogged back when I was there about our first few days and never did the follow up post. It's time....
Being the photography assistant to Bethany, haha. Helping with the lighting!
The reason we meet Bethany's adorable niece Stella.
Downtown Great Bend.
Peter waiting for me to return.
Bethany, Abby & I enjoying pedicures!
I loved this porch swing at their house. This is what I did most of my time....relaxed!!! It was so wonderful. I got to catch up on a lot of reading.
Bethany & Stella :)
Janie & Jim, Jared's parents took me to Cheyenne Bottoms to check it out.
Hanging with my pal Gir.
Day drinking was a common theme for us on our trip, haha.
Yoder, Kansas. An amish village halfway between Great Bend and Wichita. We stopped on the way to the airport to check it out.
It was a relaxing, fun trip!
with my pal Gir.
Downtown Great Bend.
Saw this deer at Cheyenne Bottoms and of course thought of my boys!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Menu Plan MOnday

It's one of my favorite weeks of the year....Halloween is Thursday! Lots of fun things planned with the daycare and Wednesday night will be a Halloween movie night with Katelyn to get us fully in the spirit and ready for Thursday! I always host a party before we go out trick or treating! Enjoy your week!

Monday: Corn & Cheese Chowder
Tuesday: Beef Parmesan
Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas
Thursday: 5th Annual Spooktacular Celebration!
Friday: Takeout :)

Does anyone have fun meal ideas planned for Halloween??!! Would love to hear about them :)

Every week I link up with other menu planners :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

iPhoto Friday!

It's been forever! Since that Friday that Jack went into the hospital, I haven't made a Friday post! I had it ready to go last week but forgot to hit publish! It's been such a crazy two months around here but things seem to be settling down and it's nice to be getting back in the routine! We had a great time with friends tonight starting with Halloween on Main St. and ending with pizza at our place :)

  1. We took the boys to Open Gym at Maine Academy last Friday, they love when we go!
2. Peter jumping!
3. Love this pic of Jack and Palmer that Kristen captured on one of our walks this week!
4. Loving fall and am sad that I am seeing signs of it ending.
5. We had a fun night over at our friends, The Walters house! LOL, this is towards the end of the night :)
6. Date night for Peter with his Aunt's❤ He went with his Aunt's to the Congin Book Fair and asked to wear a "straight thing". Glad I figured out he meant a tie :)
7. Jack wasn't lonely since Sara came to visit!
8. Was very excited to go to Halloween on main St. tonight, haha.
9. Peter trick or treating!
10. How cute is Peter and his buddy Landon :)
11. With my boys❤

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jack's Hospital Visit

Never a dull moment for us turned into one of the scariest time I've ever had in my life! A few weeks ago on a Friday morning, Jack woke up gasping for air! I immediately called Pete home from work and we rushed Jack to the ER. They don't mess around when you bring in a 2 year old with difficulty breathing! We went into the critical care section and after an x-ray, 3 nebulizer treatments and a dose of steroids, they had us stay overnight for observation.
Resting while we wait in the ER.
Only bright point for him that morning was when he discovered the ambulances right outside his window! 
When we got transferred up to the Barbara Bush children's wing, he asked to call Peter :)
Kristen and the kids made an adorable card for him that day, it was so sweet!
Nonni came to visit and bring some treats.
A board in his hospital room so the nurses could know him better :)

Having dinner with Daddy.
A full room of visitors!
A beautiful view at sunset.
Katelyn & Jack strolling the hospital halls.
Peter and Jack enjoying the tool bench they brought in for him to play with.
Having some water before bed.
Resting in the hospital bed.
A little coloring before we leave :)
Once he got discharged, he spent the next couple days relaxing at home, which if you know Jack, was not an easy thing to do, haha! A scary time but lucky it all turned out OK!!