Tuesday, April 29, 2008
B - Best Friend? Yep, NONA- Since 5th grade, 1981
C - Cake or Pie? Cake. White cake. I hate chocolate cake.
D - Day of choice? My day off of work :)
E - Essential Item? Ummmm...depends on the day. Tampons.
F - Favorite Color? Baby blue
G - Greatest Accomplishment? Ummm.....hopefully being a good mom and role model to 3 girls
H - Hometown? Does this mean where I was born? Pocatello, but I never lived there. So I guess it would be Moreland or Boise. Or Nampa, where I now live.
I - Indulgences - Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. This is why I have a jelly belly.
J - January or July? July. It brings summer fun.
K - Kids? Yep, 3 little darlings
L - Life is incomplete without? My family. I wish I had more time with everyone.
M - Marriage Date? February 6, 1993
N - Number of Siblings? 3 - 2 awfully mean sisters and 1 brother
O - Oranges or Apples? Oranges.
P - Phobias? Heights, swimming in lakes, rivers, oceans, (unless I can touch and see the bottom)
Q - Quotes? I AM MASTER OF MY OWN FATE ( I live by this one)
R - Reason to smile? When my kids are happy to see me
S - Season? Spring. I love the "newness" of everything
T - Tag 3 friends - How about 6? Mom, Michelle, Sandee, Jen, Deana, and Country Girl. How about this.....if you read this, you're tagged! :)
U - Unknown fact about me - I have NEVER played Monopoly. Ever. No desire to either.
V - Very favorite star? Gee, I wonder. See pictures on sidebar. MM. Also love Reese Witherspoon.
W - Worst Habit? Eating. Grazing, actually.
X - X-ray or Ultrasound? Definitely ultrasound. It's so cool to see your baby growing inside you.
Y - Your favorite food? Fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy.
Z - Zodiac? Capricorn.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 Tbsp water
2 to 4 Tbsp taco seasoning
1/2 pound ground beef (or turkey)
2 tubes (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
1 med. tomato
4 green onions
1/2 cup sliced olives
2 small jalapeno peppers, sliced
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, water and taco seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls.
Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400 for 12 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Drain meatballs on paper towels. Reduce heat to 375.
Arrange crescent rolls on a greased 15 inch pizza pan, forming a ring with pointed ends facing the outer edge of the pan and wide ends overlaping.
Place a meatball on each roll; fold point over meatball and tuck under wide end of roll (meatball will be visible). Repeat. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
Fill the center of the ring with lettuce, tomato, onion, olives, remaining cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and salsa. You can use whatever taco filling you want here.
Eat and enjoy!!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Capricorn: Check in with the mirror for one of your you-to-you pep talks. Express to yourself what you admire, enjoy and expect of you. It's not vain.
My first reaction was this: WHATEVER! Like there is anything I like about myself. And to be caught talking to myself in the mirror? It reminded me of the guy from Saturday Night Live. GAG! Plus, all I could think of were all the things that I didn't like about myself. The things that I wish were different. The things that make me want to crawl under a rock and die. But then I decided to embrace this and really try to think of the things I do like about myself. I'm sure there's something. If I just think about it. So here goes.
Things I admire about myself:
* I make friends pretty easily and have kept my very best friend, Nona, for 26 years.
* I'm a good listener. And I LOVE gossip! Tee hee
* My kids love me and are always excited to see me, so I must be a good mom.
* I'm honest and sincere. I don't know how to lie.
* I'm very trustworthy. I would never betray anyone. Intentionally, anyways.
* I'm a hard worker and I have good work ethics. I'm liked at my job and it shows.
Things I enjoy:
* I love listening to music. It brings me great joy.
* I love a good movie. I'll watch my favorites over and over and over again.
* I like to paint when I have the time. The last time I painted was Jan 07. It's been a while.
* I love food, food and more food!
Things I expect of myself:
* To work hard
* Keep up with exercise. I've got to lose those last 20 pounds!!!
* Be a good mom. My kids are the most important thing I've got.
Well, I know these are all pretty basic, but it's what I came up with on a whim. I'm going to tag a few people who I know read my blog (thankyouverymuch) and ask that they make their own list and post it on their blog.
My niece "to be"
Teenage Drama Queen
I know these are pretty basic, but it's what I came up with.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
My mom lives about 6 hours away from us so we don't get to see her very often. She manages a grocery store (the same company that I work for) in northern Idaho. So I gathered my kiddos and had Flyboy snap some photos of us together.
A rare photo of me and my mom. No, I am not pregnant, just fat. And No, I did not cut and perm my hair. My hair is naturally curly. And the curl takes away any length I may have.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This is the canyon entrance from the parking lot. There is a trail that takes you to the waterfall.
Here are my girls posing inside a cave. There are a lot of rocks and caves to explore on the way.
Oh No! Emily has fallen into a hole! My girls all love to explore.
Jessica posing against a rock. Isn't she lovely!
Flyboy and the girls scaling a rock wall. They didn't get very far. It was steep and slick and nothing to hold on to. But they tried. And they had fun. By the way, the water there isn't very deep. Probably up to their knees. Any deeper, and my little darlings wouldn't be scaling that rock wall.
Here is a view inside the rocky cave we were in. I love the mirror image on the water. I could probably take a better picture if I knew how to use my camera properly. But it's still cool.
We finally made it to the waterfall. It doesn't look like it, but the water is deep enough that people (not me) climb up and jump from the top of the falls.
Brave people like Flyboy. It's too cold for a swim this time of year, but nothing ever stops Flyboy from climbing and exploring. Especially if it scares the crap out of me. I was content to stay at the bottom.
I was a little brave and did a bit of rock climbing, but had a few heart attacks on the way. Going up isn't bad. It's the coming back down that scares the crap out of me. But I'm getting better about at least trying.
Here are my little darlings inside the cave that you climb through to get to the falls. Emily bonked her head on the rock above her and wasn't too happy at the moment. But this is keepin it real.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Aren't I cute? NOT! It's hard taking pictures of yourself and ending up looking good.