Sunday, March 31, 2013

Birthday gifts

I had a great birthday.  The boys and Dennis gave me money to get a pedicure.  

Who doesn't love a pedicure for the spring?

 I had a wonderful birthday from my friends.  One of my friends, Tara, surprised me with a surprise birthday party at a meeting that I was attending.  She bought me this beautiful flower and angel, along with a Pig Popper!  I think that is such a funny toy!

My friend, Gail, brought me a birthday cake.  It was gone before I could even take a picture of it!  I think I got 2 pieces!  The boys really enjoyed it while I was at work!!!
The only blimp on the day was when my tooth broke off while I was eating dinner.  So, that is a trip to the dentist with $$$ in the forecast!  I am not so happy about that!

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week's meal plan

Happy Monday to you!  

Dennis and I bought some roses for our table.  We felt like the flowers just brightened the whole house.  Aren't they pretty?

This week's menu is simple:

Monday:  Parmesan chicken fillets, turnip greens, rice, millk gravy, and homemade coconut pie.

Here's the pie I made for Monday's meal.  

I thought it was very good.  
D and N were not as impressed since both said it was "disgusting" since it had eggs in it.....
Dennis and I both liked it (more for us!)
It reminded me of my early childhood days when my mom would make this for my dad on special occasions.  I wish my children had liked it as much.

Tuesday:  Nachos (chips, taco meat, tomatoes, onions, cheese, sour cream, salsa) and the leftover coconut pie.

Wednesday:   Chicken pot pie (with vegetables), sweet potato casserole

Thursday:  Taco soup, cornbread, sour cream

Friday:  Holy Friday.  We will be eating at Red Lobster since it is also my birthday!

Saturday:  Honey BBQ wings, broccoli, celery, carrots, ranch dressing

Sunday:  Easter Sunday.  Ham, yeast rolls, potato salad, green beans, brownies with ice cream

Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Sunday to Everyone

Last week, we arrived at church to find the banners flying in honor of Pope Francis I.  I snapped this shot of the boys while they were waiting for us to catch up with them. 
Of course, they had to come and check out what I was doing....
My boys are growing up. 
I just blinked my eyes and they are already 12. 
(Lean close for a secret - they are not too big for me to love on. 
When they are sick, it is to mama's lap they go for loving! 
Don't tell them you heard it from me!!)
D is almost as tall as I am, with N close behind! 
Where does the time go?
Dennis and I are very blessed!

St. Therese

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day, more and more.