Monday, September 30, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

Ugh, I've been so behind on blogging lately!! First it was the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. Then the sickness started!!! I have lots of posts coming this week and I'm back in the swing! Enjoy your week :)

Monday: Crockpot General Tso's Chicken
Tuesday: Shepards Pie
Wednesday: Pizza Club night @ The Sullivan's
Thursday: Homemade Italians
Friday: Take out :)

Each week I link up with other menu planners :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

It's been a wild weekend but we survived it! I've been MIA on the blog but it was crazy last week. After Jack's overnight stay in the hospital and rain coming on Sunday we thought that we'd be resting easy Sunday, but since we had already gotten the NASCAR Race tickets and the rain had stopped, Peter and I jumped into the van last minute on Sunday to meet up with Nonni & Poppi in New Hampshire to watch it while Pete and Jack stayed home so Jack could rest and get better. Croup is no fun!! Fall is in the air and I love it! The Cumberland Fair is this week and I always go twice. Once as a family, then I bring the daycare. This is my favorite time of year! Some good comfort meals on the menu this week! Enjoy your week :)

Monday: Chicken & Rice Soup
Tuesday: Dinner @ The Cumberland Fair!
Wednesday: English Muffin Pizzas
Thursday: Texas Hash
Friday: Takeout :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

This weekend was just one of those great fall weekends! Friday was rainy, so we spent it enjoying our take out in the living room, picnic style, watching a movie. Saturday we spent the morning moving pellets... 4 tons of them! 2 tons were moved into our basement and 2 tons into Cynthia & Katelyn's. We're now ready for winter! Saturday afternoon was spent enjoying the last time we would go to Funtown this year. What a great summer we had enjoying that place! Sunday, started with soccer before heading up to Farmington to enjoy the fair, a tradition I have done for the last 7 years with my sister! I just LOVE getting a blooming onion every time I go! Enjoy your week!
Monday: Beef Parmesan
Tuesday:  Brushetta Pasta
Wednesday: the Salt Exchange w/ The Walter's
Thursday: Steak & Cheese Sandwiches
Friday: Take out :)

Every week I link up with other bloggers who menu plan :)


Friday, September 13, 2013

iPhoto Friday!

What a rainy week! Lots of pictures this Friday :)

1. Ethan came over to play with the boys on Saturday morning, he brought munchkins and these two quickly got to work :)
2. While the hubbys were hunting, Bethany and I had an unexpected, enjoyable afternoon with the kids in Boothbay Harbor :)
3. On Sunday, Peter started soccer. Opening day, he scored 4 goals!
5. On Monday, he started preschool! He was so excited to go!
6. Jack was very sad when we dropped him off at school but I managed to get a picture of them all smiles before we left.
7. Monday night while Daddy was hunting we enjoyed a Friendly's dinner with Nonni!
8. Ice cream for a great first day of school :)
9. When I got home, set up began for the daycare's grandparent luncheon. 22 grandparents and it was a wonderful!
10. Brotherly love, melts my heart :)
11. On Wednesday, September 11th, Pete and I went to see a documentary on Canter Fitzgerald's loss on 9/11. It was moving and the appropriate way to end the day.
12. Working together with the iPad.
13. Tonight Grammy joined us with  to watch the movie, Wings, and some silliness on the iPad.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

Football has started! I love this time of year. All week the hubs and I decide what we want to make for Sundays. Late Saturday night we made chili at 8am on Sunday morning it was back on the stove to cook & simmer all morning. It was so good and everything we ate, involved it! Below was our first course, a chili and cheese dip...delicious!!!

Enjoy your week......

Monday: White Pizza Dip
Tuesday: Easy Mexican Chicken(recipe post to follow)
Wednesday: BLT's
Thursday: Chicken Ragu'
Friday: Takeout :)

Every week I link up with other bloggers who menu plan. What's on your menu this week?!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fire Pit Project

Now that we finally have a backyard again, we knew we wanted to build a permeate fire pit. One afternoon during our vacation, we decided it was time!

Pete went to Home Depot and bought all the stones.
Pete's parents had just made a round  one, so I assumed that is what we would build. He came back with the brochure showing what he thought we should make. I loved it!
Our "helpers"
First he laid out the stones to see where exactly he wanted to place it in the yard.
He then cut out the grass.
He then added paver stone to keep the stones level when he placed them.
Took less then an hour to build and excited it's done! Total cost of this project..$118.00
Jack & Pete making the first fire!
We love having it! Many S'mores have already been made!

Friday, September 6, 2013

iPhone Friday!

Another busy week!! I hit the ground running at 6am and on a good day....slow down about 9pm! I just seem to not have enough time in the day!!!

1. I had SO MUCH FUN with my NEC peeps at Jamie's wedding. It was so great to spend time with everyone :)
2. Any time I can spend with this girl... I just love :)
3. After a few cocktails, Pete and I had some photo booth fun!
4. We ended back from NH Sunday to celebrate MacKenna's 2nd birthday!
5.We had plans to spend Labor Day at Funtown...but then it rained. So we had a fun day with Ben, Bethany, Mackenna, Kyle & Sara going out to breakfast, a stop at Cabela's and while the boys shot their bows and the kids napped, we got to enjoy a chick flick :)
6. One of our neighbors has an old 1950's car that we call Doc Hudson. He let Peter and some of the daycare kids check it out the other day!
7. It was pizza club night! The kids enjoyed a bike ride around the Varney's neighborhood after we ate.
8. Love this picture that Mara took of the kids!
9. It rained again on Thursday, so we had some fun with the parachute!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

The second Monday we wake up to rain. We have plans to spend our last day of summer going out to breakfast and then onto Funtown with friends, but now Funtown is closed for the day! We'll at least enjoy a good breakfast out, who knows where the day will take us!!! Last week all the kids came back full time and I didn't have a minute to menu plan. I should of! It was such a busy week and it made me realize how much menu planning helps our family!

This is my lunch most days, once the kids are asleep is when I get a minute to eat my lunch!

Monday: Buffalo Chicken Lasagna
Tuesday: Waikiki Meatballs
Wednesday: Pizza Club with Sullivan's & Varney's!
Thursday: Chicken Lo Mein
Friday: take out :)

What's on your menu this week?!