Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home Schooling Again

Well after 2 years off, we are homeschooling again. Why the change you ask? or not....well honestly it is a combination of a few things. My 3rd grader will be the only one "officially" schooling this year, although a 4 year old and 2 year old are also in the mix. After 2 years at a private school we see that we simply can not afford it. Also, we found that the school we were at, although wonderful in many ways, was not all that different than the public school system we could be attending for we are home again. I am excited in a lot of ways for this year, and in other ways a bit terrified. The logistics of it all, the fleshing it out, what will it really look like, for an orginazational freak like me is a bit overwhelming. But, I am trusting the Lord, I believe that this year can be a really good year for all of us, a year of building closeness and memories and getting a very rich education as well.
We decided to switch preschools for our 4 year old also. I went for convenience and cost over strong Christian curriculum. I am trusting that at home we can continue to build on the wonderful foundation that has already been laid. So 3 days a week I can walk my 4 year old down the street instead of packing all 3 kids in the car to drive 15 minutes away by 8 am........I am finding that simplifying is sometimes a necessity. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bi Weekly Menu

I am a pretty deliberate shopper, so every pay day I go through the house, inventory the major food items and plan the menu accordingly. It is then off to the local discount grocer to see what I can get before I have to give in and go to the "real grocery store" with coupons. Here is the menu for the next 2 weeks:

April 12th: Steaks, mashed potatoes, freezer corn (steaks from my sister in law ***free)

April 13th : Home made pizza, veggie tray and dip

April 14th: Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken, Vegetarian baked beans and salad

April 15th: Tuna Melts, Spinach and Artichoke dip and Fries for the guys

April 16th: Lasagna (make a double batch and put one in the freezer)

April 17th: Hot Dogs, kraut, macaroni salad and chips

April 18th: Leftover Night

April 19th: Shredded Chicken Zucchini Stew over rice (all from the freezer)

April 20th: Perogies, Grilled Asparagus and Onions

April 21st: Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsalmic Onions, Baked potatoes and a Veggie

April 22nd: Chicken Fajitas, Chips and Salsa

April 23rd: Chicken BBQ dinner from my son's school

April 24th: Grilled chicken salad and 30 minute buns

April 25th: BBQ sandwiches, chips, pickles and cheese

Dessert for the next 2 weeks: apple enchiladas, chocolate cake with pb icinig, vanilla pudding, ice cream and cornflake brownies (all of which I already have the supplies for!)

Well there you have it, that is what we will be eating! Have any good recipes to share? Most of mine come from the wonderful posts at

Big News!

Well I guess it isn't big news to everyone, but for a mom who has waited 19 months to hear it, hearing Micah say Mamma today was such a blessing. His little voice is almost edible to me, I knwo that sounds strange, but hearing that one word was so sweet. He said it a few times today and meant it, it was not random baby ramblings, but a sure direct statement from him to me, and I love it. This comes the day after he qualified for speech help through Early Intervention, so it made it even sweeter. Thank you Lord!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

With 3 boys plus my husband it is inevitable that we are watching the big game. Myself, I am looking forward to Emma on PBS tonight :). Not that I'm not a sports fan, I am, I just prefer anything Philly, especially the Phillies, almost spring training! The highlight of today besides all of the great sledding, is the Super Bowl menu:

*Sloppy Joes
*Corn Salsa
*No Bake Cookies

Most of the recipes came from one of my favorite blogs:

What are you eating tonight?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One of my greatest joys in life is having 3 sons. I get to spend my days looking at this! He is as sweet as he appears and as joyful. What a blessing. Today he walked up and hugged me so hard in the middle of his wanderings. It made me smile. I often say that if you knew you were having your last baby, Micah is the kind of baby you would want. He does all of the baby stuff just right. He cuddles, he does adorable baby talk, he is extremely sweet and he has the perfect smell. :)
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Moms Need to Know

Moms Need to Know

Great PA site for linking up coupons with sales. The Frugal Map that led me to this was a blessing!

Here 2 Help in Action

So now I am an official blogger! I guess it was bound to happen with 3 little ones at home and no adults to talk to most of the time. So, here I am! Wahoo! Go me for branching out. Now just to find the time to do it....