Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankful Memories

Thanksgiving is always a great time to gather with family. I have some seriously great Thanksgiving memories. Although I have a few that aren't so great, most of my memories just leave a HUGE smile on my face!
First of all for years we used to drive to Wisconson to spend Thanksgiving with my uncle and cousins. My mom and I would load our stuff and ourselves into the car and drive the 8 hour drive to my uncles only to stay up even later prepping for the Thanksgiving meal! (I can't remember how many times I stayed up breaking bread for the stuffing!) My mom and my uncle would do some of the other prepping, there was wine, Mountain Dew, and many laughs!
Their favorite thing to make was the stuffing and they really had a knack for it!! Countless wooden spoons were broken...because you don't have the right consistency if you don't break a wooden spoon!! And A LOT and by a lot I mean A LOT of sage was used!! Everyone knows that if you don't need a drink after eating a NEED more SAGE!!
Its these types of memories that make the not so happy ones...fade to the backgroud.
(My mom's last Thanksgiving was spent in the hospital...I brought her dinner, but who wants to eat a Thanksgiving meal there??)
I hope my kids have wonderful memories of spending time with cousins, playing/watching football, eating A LOT of food, and most of all of breaking a few wooden spoons and add just the right amount of SAGE!!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know I did!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pot Roast

We are back at trying to really keep to a that means I actually have to cook...
I'll just let that sink in...
Me cooking...regularly!! No it's not a cruel joke either!
With that of course comes me being better with time management, and hunting on Pinterest!!
Well, that also meant that I was going to start using some of the beef we had in our freezer and one thing we had a lot of was roasts...that's when I came to the conclusion that I didn't know how to cook a roast...
Now normally you wouldn't think this was much of a big deal, you would probably call your mom or grandma and say "Hey how do I make a pot roast??"
I can't do that...
It hit me like a TON of bricks and I just started to first Toby was unsure what to make of it, but once I explained he understood. Sometimes we take these little things for granted. I have learned to embrace these moments.
Teaching my kids how to bake and sew has now moved to the top of my list...I want my kids to share in the memories I have with my mom teaching me. Of course one thing they won't be learning...
How to cook a Pot Roast!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


These days all too often we don't thank those around us...for just being themselves!
So this month I am taking the time to be thankful!
Everyday this month I have shared what I am thankful for here is my list thus far:
  1. My Husband-he is my rock, and can always make me laugh when I need to or give me a good bear hug to let me know it will be alright!
  2. My kids-they may drive me crazy, but my life wouldn't be as rich if I didn't have them!
  3. Crafty-skills (It's such a great release for me!!)
  4. Friends at work-they have been there through the good and the bad and it makes going to work all that much better!
  5. Faith-need I say more??
  6. Right to vote-quite a privilage!
  7. Health-we have been blessed in this department
  8. My brothers and sisters-we may have a huge age gap and live miles apart, but they still check in and keep an eye out for their littest sis!!
  9. Kids School-they have such a GREAT place to learn, and for that I FOREVER thankful!!
  10. Friends-new and old, I have such a great family of friends to lean on!!
  11. Veterans-they gave us and help us keep our FREEDOM, nothing more special than that!
  12. My house-blessed to not only have a roof over my head, but to be able to share and make memories with my kids where I made them as a kid!!
What are you thankful for??