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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fireproof

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Tuesday Rob and I went to a movie preview and were blown away by this movie!! The movie is called Fireproof. It is by the same creator of Facing the Giants which was a great movie as well. It was done by the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia and Kirk Cameron is the main character. What is really neat is that this movie had a $500,000 budget and was made in 31 days. Every piece of equipment was donated and everyone volunteered for the movie including Kirk Cameron. I can't say enough about what this movie stands for. It is a love story that every marriage could use. Even if you are not married or if you have been married for 50 years it would be such a gift to both you and your partner. Finally a movie that has a purpose. I hope that everyone can be blessed from this movie! Go see it...you'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I did It!

I decided to take the Grocery Cart Challenge and I did it and was under budget. Thanks to Gayle I am looking forward to saving my family money and hopefully cooking some yummy meals. If you think you can't do just head over to Gayle's website and think again!! The most important thing for me to remember is PLAN and DON'T TAKE THE KIDS! I only spent $42 and have a plan for 7 dinners (and we always have leftovers), several breakfasts (I don't cook breakfast everyday) and two healthy desserts...we will be eating those as snacks as well. I don't have time this week to do the Menu Plan Monday and list what I bought but I will try next time and if anyone wants some of the recipes let me know. I got several of the recipes from the Friday Swap and can't wait to try them!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Recipe Swap

Gayle at The Grocery Cart Challenge is having a recipe swap today so I thought I would participate because I am running out of ideas for feeding my family. I am tired of making the same thing over and over. The recipe I chose is not really a recipe I found anywhere but something my Mom use to make and I starting making using what ingredients I have on hand so hopefully it is not confusing for you.

Cowboy Packets

1 lb. Ground Meat (use amt. that fits your family size)
Marinade (we use Allegro)
We use the following veggies or whatever is on hand:
Green Beans
Onion
Tomatoes
Whole Kernel Corn
Sliced Potatoes

After seasoning your meat with marinade, make patties out of the meat and put on piece of heavy duty tin foil. Use a piece of foil that will make a packet that can hold meat and all your veggies. Put veggies on top of meat and add a couple more drops of marinade to veggies and fold up packet. We put ours on the grill but you can put them in the oven. I usually serve some type of rice, salad or homemade bread along with it. The options are endless of what you can put in your packets!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 10 Months on the 4th!!







Our sweet Kylie turned 10 months old on the 4th of July. She has changed so much and definitely has developed her own little personality. She is completely different from the way Cole was as a baby! The only thing they have in common is that they both love to sleep. Here are a few things about Kylie, some new and some that haven't changed.

1. She still loves to sleep and is still taking 3 naps a day.
2. She really enjoys being in the water...just not fond of the ocean.
3. Has her third tooth coming in...Cole had 7 teeth at this age.
4. Loves Loves Loves animals and the minute she sees one she starts "cooing".
5. Is pulling up on everything....just not brave enough to cruise.
6. Has signed "all finished" and just tonight signed "more". Not really interested
in signing...she would rather grunt and whine, however she says "Ma" for more.
7. Crawls everywhere and has bumps and bruises to prove it.
8. Says "Mama", "Dada","Dade", "Baba" (bottle and Bye-Bye), "Ma" (more).
9. Eats everything!! She is refusing most baby food but still enjoys her oatmeal and
fruit. Has eaten Roast, sweet potato, Lima beans, re fried beans, cantaloupe, rice,
Asian noodles, garlic toast, watermelon, tortillas, and list goes on!!!
10.Gives sweet slimy kisses...those are the best!!!