Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Upon awaking we found 2 new (candy free) advent calendars, a book and a note.
To our surprise they were from an Elf!
We went on the hunt and found Her, on top of the china cabinet.
Isn't she pretty.
We have named her Snowflake.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Fridays are nice down days here in the house. The 3 boys head out to school and L stays home with me, we usually hang around in our pj's and sport bed head all day :P
Today we got up and hit the bank, picked up a few things for the Mr. went and visited long enough for him and L to watch a movie together while I thumbed through a new quilt book.
Home to cook dinner, J to BBall practice, driven by a neighbor, such a life saver. Now I've been here on the comp. for the last few hours.
Chuggin' chuggin' chuggin' right along......
Sunday, April 15, 2012
(Who knew this would be hard to write out? I have it all written in my head.)
The first weekend of March my parents were flying in for a 4 day weekend, my mom has been overseas for 18 months already and my dad is down South. It has been a long time since we have seen them. Being an only child with a small immediate family it's hard sometimes. (I tease and say that's why I had 4 kids- so they wouldn't have to ever be alone- they would always have their siblings). They flew in early afternoon Thursday, we shopped for dinner and went about as usual got the kids from school etc. Hubby was on 24hr duty so we knew he'd need to sleep Friday so L and I got ready and planned on heading to the hotel after he got home about 10. I'm normally a dinner cook, occasionally pancakes on the weekends, I don't cook breakfast or set up a meal at an odd time unless asked. Friday morning as I was getting ready, for some odd reason I made the hubby a plate about 9:45. Set it all out with cutlery and a glass. Finished getting ready. 10 rolls around and I start to wonder 'wow he's not home, no call yet either to say he'd be late'. I call, leave him a message that his plate was ready and L and I were leaving, we'd all meet up about 3 for when the kids would get home.
'hum, odd' was what I keep thinking. We get to the hotel, start talking about lunch and my phone rings. It was so unreal. We head to the ER, only to pass an accident scene. I'm driving and can see everything, I literally had to stop, mom tried saying it wasn't the Mr's car but I knew it was. It was gone, destroyed, totalled, cut apart.
From then on Friday around 11:30 was just a mess of Dr's, Hospitals, Xrays, nurses, everything medically related.
Hubby had ribs right side 3-9 broken, right hip broken w/ femur damage, left foot/ankle crushed.
They had to cut him out of the car, it was 2 hrs from time of accident until phone call to me.
He was in Seattle, a few hours away up with the best hip surgeon around.
He underwent 3 surgeries in the next week. 17 days in the Trauma Center.
The past month he's been in Olympia in a Skilled Nursing Facility. He's able to sit up now, slide to a potty chair, slide to a special wheelchair. He's currently still restricted to no lower limb pressure. His hip healing is going nicely, 54 staples removed. His left foot is casted with internal and external hardware attached.
It's a double whammy though for PT, since its both sides its a bit tricky for them to start (when they get the go to) on his right side strength building since he can't get the left side down and vise versa.
There's way more as a filler in the days between, but we don't need to hear how I almost go crazy now do we :P
We do have a wonderful Community that provided dinners for a couple weeks, built us a ramp and passed on a Hospital bed to us.
We are here- surviving- we will make it through this!
*WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURE*
Front of car
All shaved up one night that I got to stay over
So Gross! his foot after 4 weeks
On his first outing (being the Easter Bunny for the kids)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This one is so simple and so versitle,
you can clean out the fridge or pantry and it still taste so good each & every time.
Package of your favorite Sausage (I use italian or sage or whats on sale)
1/2 onion diced
2 garlic cloves diced
Broth (I use chicken but beef or veggie can work too)
Start by browing up the sausage,onion,garlic in the bottom of your pot
Thats the basics of this soup,
from here on out its up to you, below I'm showing you tonights version, I'll also list a few that went very well in our house.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Well to help it be more of a Valentines Gift I thought of making it a pillow.
(pillow case actually)
Our colors throughout the house are earth tones with a touch of purple thrown in for me (my "make me smile" color)
I took This Quilted Pillow and tweaked the measurements to fit a standard pillow.
I elongated the sides by doubling them as I went along.
I sandwiched the top and stitched it down.
The back is one solid piece.
Not only am I not good math to figure out the measurements first- I was on a new to me machine, with 2 new feet- I received the 1/4 in foot and the walking foot this weekend soooooo here I was trying them all out on a gift.
Luckily for me the hubby is out of town until the 22nd so I had a few extra days to squeeze the pillow in :)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
We then awoke on Thursday to no power.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
So perfect for this freezing snowy day.
Quick and easy I tell you.
Package of Chili seasoning
a couple Garlic Cloves-chopped
1 small can Tomato Sauce
1 regular can Tomatoes (here I used fire roasted)
1 can RoTel Tomatoes & Chiles
1 package Lean Ground Beef
I cook my own beans- black, kidney, red
I used 5 laddles worth-juice included
or of course canned works too
1 can black
1 can kidney
1 can red or pink
In my crockpot I heat up the beef, onions, garlic, seasoning.
Then just add in all the canned items plus 1 cup water.
Simmer 6 hours.
Serve with Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream, jalapenos.........
Now to be gluten free just check your seasoning package and select a different one if needed, obviously to be dairy free leave off those select toppings, slightly lowcarb/primal due to the beans you could always eliminate those and of course the Fritos too