Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tall Timbers Trip- Labor Day 2009

I am experiencing so many emotions right now as my grandmother is on her death bed. Hospice gives her a few days. It all happened so suddenly. One day they found a lump on her breast and the next thing we knew, she was diagnosed with breast and then lung cancer. It has been a whirlwind... I do thank the Lord for prompting me to make the trip to Tall Timbers for Labor Day. I know it was His prompting since it gave me one last time to spend time with my grandmother and the chance for her to meet Vance for the first time. 3 of her 4 grandkids were together for the first time since my grandfather's funeral back in 2005. I wish I had made this trip every year. I wish I had done several things differently. I am learning the hard way.

This is my Facebook status for tonight:

Hard lessons learned: Pick up the phone and call your loved ones when they come to mind even if you only talk for a few minutes. Plan trips to visit them even if it means long car trips with little children. Life is fragile and things can change so quickly. You never know when your time with them will come to an end. It will most definitely be sooner than you wish.

I am going to end with some pictures from our trip. This trip was from Sept. 4-8. My grandmother had not yet been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was not feeling well. You wouldn't know it from her smile. She was so happy to have us all together! I will miss her like crazy! I already do!

Grandmommy and the grandkids -Huge smile on all of our faces

Samuel enjoying the hammock

Samuel fishing with Daddy

Samuel caught his first fish- reeled it in before Jeremy knew it

Samuel and his first catch

Cousins playing together

Samuel (3) and Caiden (6)

Vance playing in the rocks

Jeremy was obsessed with fishing

Vance smiling

Vance and Ma enjoying some time together

Vance and Da

My brother John, his wife Nani, and baby Ertter due in February 2010

Monday, October 19, 2009

Easy recipes that I tried and liked

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I am not a cook, but I will try a new recipe if it sounds good and looks easy. I don't like to spend a lot of time cooking dinner either, so I make sure the recipe isn't time consuming. Recently, I found a blog I like, and it includes recipes. I tried 3 of them, and I can honestly recommend every one of them!

The first one is an easy Mac N Cheese recipe. Yummy!!! I actually doubled the amount of cheese and penne pasta because it wasn't going to make enough for leftovers.

The next one is so tasty- Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. To save money and time, I used canned chicken breast chunks. (Like tuna in a can, but it's chicken.)

The last one is Mighty Meaty Nachos. It's delicious... I was short on time, so I melted the cheese in the microwave and then continued to use the microwave to heat it. The crockpot would be better if you plan ahead... I also decided I wasn't up for making chips, so I bought some. :) It made a ton of meaty cheese, so I don't recommend this for a small family. I ended up throwing some out. :( It would be awesome to take to a party!

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Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

20 Free iPhone apps for parents

This is my 2nd post of the day. Believe it or not! If you have an iPhone, make sure you check out this article with 20 Free iPhone apps for parents. I have already added several of them.

20 Fantastic Free iPhone Apps for Parents


Run, don't walk to make this pie!

It's no secret that I have a sweet tooth. I love sweets. I always have, and I always will. Today I was reading through my Bloglines, and I came across a recipe for Peanut Butter Pie. It looks amazing. I can't wait to make it. This lady is quite the cook and baker, so I imagine it's to die for!

Peanut Butter Pie