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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy ONE year my sweet Luke!!

I cannot believe it's been a year since he joined our family, but Luke has made us perfectly complete! What a blessing this past year has been, although difficult with 3 young kids, it's been so much fun having this little guy around. My heart is so full!

I'm still uploading pictures from his party last week but here's two of my favorites, I took a iphone photo of the them off my new camera, a tad blurry but will do for now!!

Happy first birthday my beautiful boy!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Case of the Sickies

Well I had hoped to post some fun Christmas photos but we've has some sick babies in our house this past 2 weeks. Starting with Keira, then Callie and now Luke who has gotten the worst of it. Bless his little heart. :( It started with a runny nose and lots of drainage and then caused an awful cough. Callie had it pretty bad too but now is almost 100% better. Luke however got a fever starting Thursday so we made a trip to the pediatrician only to hear there's not much we can do. I was relieved to find out that it wasn't the flu and there is no ear infection (yet). So for now we have to let it run it's course. He has had 102 fever for 3 days so I'm having to keep him pumped up on Motrin. He won't take Tylenol because of the nasty flavor and even Motrin I have to sneak into his bottle. Which is really interesting since several times he gets to choking so bad on all the snot that he throws up most of what he just drank. It's been a rough week; I have been covered in snot and spit up daily and lucky to get a shower every other day! It's just not pretty y'all. To top it off, he has been teething for weeks now and I think his first 2 bottom teeth are finally about to break through!! He is not too happy most of the time that he is awake and prefers to be held and then rocked to sleep. I have a feeling once he is well, we will have some habits to break.

I was looking forward to the New Year, getting a start on many new things I hope to accomplish & instead I'm just surviving. But that's ok, I'm trying to take it slow and just be here for the little ones. School starts back Monday for Keira and Tuesday for Callie. As much as I am ready to be back in a routine, I'm going to miss the little boogers being at home. But not the fighting!!

As we speak (ahem,type) I am doing a little multi-tasking uploading over 100 pics to Shutterfly, all taken with my new camera!! Hopefully I will get a chance to post some of them here in a day or two. Let's pray Luke is on the mend!! And mama stays well!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

We had a beautiful, wonderful, blessed Christmas! I tried out my new camera & hope to post a few of the photos tomorrow. But for now, here are a few from our Christmas card photo shoot.

Love the colors in the background!

He loves to stand!

Sweet girls

Loving baby brother!

There were several good ones so I was happy. Luke was trying to eat the leaves when we were in the grass and when we were on this bridge he kept going for the shiny nail heads he could see in the wood.  It was too cute. Love my family!!

Merry Christmas and good night!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My little man

Testing out my iPhone blogging capabilities using my phone camera :) Luke & I are just hanging out while the girls are at school. What better subject to test on than this sweet face!??

Monday, November 5, 2012

Menu Plan Monday:Week of Nov 5-11

It's been as busy as ever in our house & I've not been able to blog as I'd wish. Luke is growing like a weed and is 6 mos old already!! I just can't stand it! Where does the time go?!? Callie is 3 1/2 & has been trying to give up her naps for a while now. That plus some night waking & Luke waking still too makes for one tired mama!! I think I'd lose my brain if it wasn't inside my head :) I've become quite the forgetful one lately. So, with that said, this week it's nothing fancy at our house for dinner. I'm going for some family favorites & hoping to have leftovers one night!! To start off the week, today is my mom's birthday so I'm looking forward to dinner out!!

Here is what's on our menu this week:


Dinner out-My mom's bday


Tacos w/ground turkey
Black Beans
Chips & Homemade guacamole


Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Brown Rice
Fried Okra (From the garden!)
Fresh Green Beans




Surprise party for my mother :)


Dinner out


Homemade Chicken & Vegetable soup
Spring Salad
Wheat Rolls

I'm linking up & sharing menu ideas at Menu Plan Monday! What's on your menu this week?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Oct 1 - 7

With the school year back in full swing, I'm making an effort to get back into regular meal planning. Meal planning saves my life, especially on busy week nights when Keira has cheer practice, we have Wed night church or I have a Jr League meeting, PTA or something else like Book club. There is always something. This Sunday is my husband's birthday so I'm looking forward to a date night on Saturday!!

Here is what's on our menu this week:


Chicken Fajita Tostados
Refried Black Beans


Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce
(my favorite recipe of my mom's!)
Spring Mix Salad
Garlic Bread


I didn't get to make this when I found it so we're trying again!

Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Baked Potato
Steamed Broccoli


BBQ Pork Chops
Grillin' Beans
Mashed Potatoes




Dinner out for my hubby's birthday!


Recipe & photo from Southern Living

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Yum!! The recipe calls for Turkey sausage but I have Cajun style Chicken sausage already so that's what I will use.

I'm linking up & sharing menu ideas at Menu Plan Monday! What's on your menu this week?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Luke's Newborn Photos

I'm a bit overdue on posting these, to say the least, but I figure better late than never!! Time is just flying by with my precious Luke and I just can't stand it. Already I can look at these photos and look at him now, and think "Wow!" He has grown so much.

My friend Kelly came to our house to take these when Luke was about 3 weeks old. She did such a great job and we got a ton of good pictures!

Here are some of my favorites.

Our first picture as a "new" family again!

LOVE this one of my three angels!!

Love that sweet face!!

I wonder what he was dreaming about here


Love that hat!

Me and the babies!!


This one is for Daddy :)

Is that not the sweetest face you've ever seen!?! I'm so in love!

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