Friday, April 30, 2010

4 months

Monday my baby boy turned 4 months old. He is starting to try and sit up when he is in the bouncer seat or even in his swing he will lean over looking at stuff. He loves to watch his sister play and he really loves it when she talks to him. He smiles and babbles but he doesn't laugh out loud very often. He really loves attention. I guess he got that from his momma because I hate to being home alone. And this morning.....he rolled over for the very first time. He is such a blessing and I so look forward to watching him grow.


This is the bread I made. The one on the left is the cinnamon bread.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Over the past couple of days I have tried 3 new recipes. The first one was a bread recipe. I've made homemade bread before and it tasted just fine but I still wanted to try different recipes to see if there was one that I just REALLY liked. This recipe was from an Amish cookbook. I think it turned out really well. It was an extremely soft dough and the bread turned out soft and light as well. One loaf I rolled out and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar before rolling it back up. I'm pleased with how both loaves turned out.
The next recipe I tried was for a slow cooker peanut butter cup cake. This one did not turned out anything like it looked and I followed the recipe exactly. It tasted ok but is not a recipe I will be making again.
The third recipe was for homemade blondies. Again, this one was ok just not something I will be making again. It was supossed to be a dessert and it just tasted like a slightly sweet bread. I love trying new recipes and you never know unless you try them. I think as I experiment more I will know just by looking at recipes wether or not it is something I will even like. I plan on trying a new recipe at least once a month which doesn't seem like a lot but we aren't home that often during the week for supper.
I love making homemade biscuits now and I was originally planning on making some to put in the freezer and I may still but it doesn't take long at all to make up the dough and then the biscuits cook in ten minutes where as frozen biscuits take about 20 minutes to cook.

Monday, April 26, 2010


You wouldn't think being a stay at home that Mondays would bother me but they do. I have a hard time getting back to focus on Mondays so I usually end up making Monday's my errand day. But this week I have a friend having surgery tomorrow so I like to get everything done in one day out.
Well, this past weekend was our women's retreat. I got there Friday afternoon around 4 and then it was cut short due to the storm headed our way. So everyone woke up to packing, eating breakfast and then leaving. The theme of the weeked was Come To The Quiet. And I really hate to say it but I was so looking forward to that concept but it just never came. We were going to have an hour and half Saturday morning to each find a spot on the property for our quiet time. But Friday night was a nice time of fellowship and we did have a group time with the Lord and I have already heard several women talk about how they were touched by God. And now I have some things set before me to think on and get incorporated in my life that I know wouldn't have come about without this weekend. Or at least not at this time.
In a conversation the other day I was talking to someone about God and Heaven and I was really hit with a reality. They said that God wants us to be so close to Him that we are talking to Him just like we were sitting and talking. Well, I am a far cry from that. I hate to say it but hearing God's voice is something I really struggle with. I know I just need to dive in and find every way possible to deepen my relationship with him.
On my Monday side note I lost 1 pound last week. I seriously thought I would have actually gained weight last week. So I am very happy with that and now have 2 1/2 pounds to go before my first goal.

Monday, April 19, 2010


No....this has become my daughter's favorite word. She says it for everything. When she means it as an acutal no, when she wakes up, when she's mad, even when she's playing. I feel a little sad by it at times because she hears this word all the time. So now I am trying to teach her to say yes. And we have started saying "dont touch" more instead of saying no. She has even been teething and sometimes when her mouth is hurting I think she's even telling it no like "stop hurting me" Its cute but sad also because she is usually crying when she does this.
On a side note my 4 month old and 15 month old are wearing the same size diapers now. And on another side note I lost 2 pounds this past week. That leaves 3 1/2 pounds to go to get to my first goal. Which I had given myself til May 15 so I have high hopes for that. Now Im excited at being even less than that goal by the time we go to the beach. And now both my children are napping so its time to go do some major cleaning!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Our Weekend

I lost 2 more pounds. I am happy about it but at the same time I didn't lose any weight last week so that still makes me feel blah. But I am five pounds away from my first goal which will make my weight loss a total of 12 pounds.
I just wanted to throw that side note in before I started talking about our weekend. It was a pretty full and eventful weekend. Friday night Brads mom had offered to keep Talan so we didn't have to take both babies to the Hampton Cove yard sale. Well, Friday afternoon my eye started bothering me with this thing it does every year. I had already removed my contacts but my eye gets extremely red, starts burning, and is watering non stop. And I have very sensitive eyes. They start watering if I even think about something like that. So we were originally planning on going to eat dinner Friday night and I thought we would be turning in very early to rest up for getting up so early on Saturday. That of course never happened. But we did end up getting to go eat dinner by ourselves while Brad's mom and dad watched both babies. Unfortunately, our service stunk, we didn't get hardly anything we asked for, Brad spilled his entire drink all across the table and in my lap and seat...haha...and now Brad has vowed that we will never eat at Ruby Tuesdays again.
So then we get up Saturday and I look for hours with one eye and a headache with the hopes of finding some baby clothes and end up with hardly ANY. It was a let down. Then we come home and I got to take a three hour nap but I woke up and still had a horrible headache and we already had plans that some friends were coming over. We ended up in Scottsboro eating pizza and playing games with some friends and Brad's brother. It turned out to be a pretty nice evening. Then after a screaming baby all night long we went to church, a birthday dinner, and then Brad went to go shoot some guns with some other people and we finally came home. So.....that along with some other details I didn't mention Im not sure I would say it was a pleasant weekend. I enjoyed doing the yard sale with my husband until my head hurt too bad and it did get better by the time we started playing games that night.