Monday, October 11, 2010

This Weekend, I....

didn't do much!

I did make some hamburg vegetable soup on Saturday and it tastes so yummy! I did two loads of laundry and still have more to finish.

The Alvarez's invited me over for dinner on Saturday evening. Scott made steaks on the grill and we had potatoes, corn, and broccoli and rice. Plus, they gave me a steak to take home, which I had for dinner tonight.

On Sunday, I taught Sunday School, went to church, and then met my parents for lunch at the Lisburn Fire Hall for BBQ ribs and chicken. When I got there, a couple from my church, Leon and Effie Mae, was eating with them! Effie Mae runs the preschool VBS and I helped her the past two years and she and Leon sometimes go out to eat with us singles on Sunday. Mom started going to the Happy Homemakers group that Effie Mae participates in and she knows the Gingrichs from Grace Baptist! Small world.
I got my Sunday afternoon nap in and that's about it. I watched TV Sunday night - Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Undercover Boss.

Then it was back to work today. I don't have much planned for weeknights this week, which is nice. Our On Mission Celebration starts on Saturday with a dinner and rally at my church. I'm looking forward to seeing my youngest sister and her family on Sunday for their hometown parade!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wow! It's been more than a year!

I can't believe it's been more than a year since I posted something on my blog! I really want to try to do better at posting, but with being able to catch up and keep up on Facebook, I will have to make it a priority!

Here's a picture of my nephew, L, who was born 9 weeks early on 3/19/09. He's now almost 17 months old and is just adorable!

I need to get some recent pictures of all my nieces and nephews. They're growing up too fast.

Here's a picture of my nephew, B, who turned 8 on 7/23. The family celebration was on 7/25. My Dad is also in the picture. He's had some health issues (first stage of COPD), but is doing well, for which I'm thankful! B's cake was chocolate, as you can tell from his shirt! LOL

Monday, June 01, 2009


So, it's been over three months since I posted. Just haven't been in the mood. But I did want to share some baby news!

My younger sister gave birth to her second son, 9 weeks early, on March 19th. Baby L spent a month in the NICU. He was never seriously sick, but as a preemie, he just needed to be monitored. He was delivered by emergency C-section on Thursday, March 19th at 7:13 AM. He weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He's now 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Here's L in the NICU
4 Generations - Maim (Dad's mom), Corie, Dad, and L
Then, my best friend's daughter gave birth to a baby girl, K, on May 23rd at 12:57 PM. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.25 inches. She was 10 days late. LOL
Look at all that hair! She's so cute!
Here's me holding K a few hours after she was born. I haven't had a baby girl in my life since K's mommy and she's 19. So I 'imagine' K will be a little spoiled.
Sleeping. She looks like her mommy. =)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

Time for another edition of Susanne's Friday's Fave 5. I'm writing this on Thursday evening because I'm leaving tomorrow morning to go scrapbooking all weekend!

Here are my favorites from this week:

1. Dinner at Friendly's with two friends on Monday evening. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing and it worked out well. We shared the Loaded Waffle Fries and a Munchie Mania. We drank 3 carafes of coffee! An enjoyable time for sure.

2. A productive week at work, even though I only worked 3 days. I took off today to get ready to go scrapbooking and also took off tomorrow for scrapbooking.

3. Shopping! I did some shopping for baby stuff for my sister and best friend's daughter. Both are expecting in May. A boy and a girl, respectively. I also did some shopping for supplies for our Sunday School ministry at church.

4. Lunch today with my best friend. It was leisurely and relaxing. After lunch, we went to Starbucks for one of these:

Well, two of these, because we each got one!

5. Spending the weekend scrapbooking and being with friends! I leave tomorrow morning (Friday) and return Sunday afternoon. We're staying at a hotel and will scrap the time away!

For more FFF participants, visit Susanne's blog!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday's Fave Five

Time for another edition of Susanne's Friday's Fave Five! It's a great opportunity to reflect on your week.

Here are my favorite five:

1. Sunday dinner with the family. Mom made a turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce, and I made baked corn. My two brothers-in-law and oldest niece weren't able to join us, so we missed have them with us.

2. Lunch and shopping! I typically work on President's Day, but when my preggo (pregnant) sister said she was going to be in town and wanted to go baby shopping, I took Monday off! She, my mom, two nieces, and I went to lunch first at Mikado's, a Japanese-style restaurant. I always order the sesame chicken. It is sooo good! From there, we headed to a consignment shop full of baby stuff. I spent $40 there! But I did get some good bargains on baby boy clothes (for my nephew, L, who is due to arrive on 5/18) and baby girl clothes (for my best friend's daughter's baby, K, who is due to arrive on 5/12.) Then we went to Kmart where I bought a pair of slippers and a comfy pair of shoes.

3. Lunch out at work on Tuesday to celebrate two co-worker's work anniversaries. I had a chicken cordon bleu pretzel sandwich. Yummy!

4. Unplanned dinner last night with my friend, Patti. We just went to the food court at a local grocery store. I had salisbury steak (not chicken!), mashed potatoes, and mac 'n cheese from their hot food bar. Then I went home and did some scrapbooking!

5. I'm loooking forward to scrapbooking with friends tonight! And I must get organized for next weekend's Sweet Retreat, a whole weekend (Friday afternoon - Sunday afternoon) of scrapbooking at a hotel!

For more FFF participants, visit Susanne's website!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five

Time for another edition of Susanne's Friday's Favorite Five!

Here are mine for this week, in no particular order:

1. Having friends over for dinner on Tuesday, and taking this picture:

ETA: This isn't a picture of me! It's of my best friend's daughter.

2. Enjoying flavored coffee and homemade pecan pie with friends last night! My friend, Patti, makes delicious pecan pies. She even gave me a whole one last night as a belated birthday present. I need to have friends over to help me eat it so I don't eat the whole thing!

3. Finally putting away all my snowmen decorations from the kitchen, living room, dining room and powder room. My table went from this:

to this!

I also put away all my Winterberry dishes and accessories.

4. Taking a day off work today to just rest. I have been feeling tired and run down all week, so I am listening to my body and taking it easy today.

5. Playing Bunko with friends on Monday evening, even though I lost!

For more FFF participants, head over to Susanne's!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five

Time for another edition of Fridays Fave 5, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

Here are my 5 favorite things from this week:

1. 3-D sonogram pictures of my best friend's (Vickie) daughter's (Ashley) baby, Kaylee. A-mazing! She's due 5/13 and I can't wait to meet her!

2. Dinner at Vickie's. We just had leftovers, but it's always nice to get together. We had coffee and dessert, too!

3. The launch of my organization's new website! Love it.

4. Lunch out twice this week with friends.

5. Getting together with friends to scrapbook. That will be tonight. It's always fun!

Head over to Susanne's to see the other participants!