Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meal Plan for the week

I know, I'm not sticking to my once a week blogging. Ill try and be better. We leave Monday the 7th to go to Washington and I really don't want a lot of food to go bad so we are basically living out of the pantry and freezer this week. Its not the healthiest week but we always have veggies.

Monday: Pulled Pork, Green Beans and Potatoes Smashed
Tuesday: Taco Lasagna and Asparagus
Wednesday: Shake and Bake Chicken, Angle Hair Pasta and Sauce with Roasted Zucchini
Thursday: Crock Pot Philly Cheese steak and Green Beans
Friday: Potato Soup, Green Beans and Garlic Bread
Saturday: Out to Eat
Sunday: Tomato Soup and Paninis
Monday: Leftovers

Basically I have all of this either made or in my freezer. I might have to go get maybe milk and a few things. We eat a lot of green beans because Josiah loves them and I buy the big bag from Costco.

Ill post again for my shopping trip when we get back and my meal plan from the 15th-28th. Ive been keeping myself on a good budget of 125 a week maybe less, im trying to slowly work it down.

Anyways, this week is going to be busy so ill post when we get home from washington! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Its Tuesday, cant it be Thursday.

Rods gone for 3 nights. And I am not very good at being alone. I dont know how ill ever handle a 7 month deployment when it happens. I am a total whimp when it comes to being alone at night. I am scared of the dark (but only when im alone) and have to sleep with the light on. And when im alone I have to do the night routine, which takes alot of running around after Josiah and making sure Eli is content. Seems about 7 or 7:30 every night our children get crabby. We have made them this way because almost every night they are in bed by 8, well Josiah is and Eli is being rocked or in the swing. So when they get fussy that means its tubby time which is by far Josiahs favorite time of the day. Then they get lotioned up, into their night diapers and Jammies. And to bed to read a book. Josiah gets his bottle (yes I lay him in bed with it, trust me I swore Id never do this but its the only thing that works. I am dreading when hes 2 because we will need to start breaking the habbit) which he will ONLY drink cold right from the refrigerator. So needless to say this takes time and when im alone I do it one at a time. But last night I was waiting for sheets to get done in the dryer to make his bed. He peed through twice yesterday..And it was diaper laundry day so those took priority. So I got him in his jammies and stuck him in his bed to run down stairs and get the sheet. He and Eli were both screaming. I finally got it made and him in bed and read the book. Then gave Eli a bath and came down stairs and watched TV thinking he would fall asleep. Around 10:30 I decided to head upstairs and try..Finally at 1 AM he was out. I was tired and fell right asleep and then at 5 AM Josiah decided he was ready for the day. Needless to say I am SOOO blessed to have an AMAZING husband who is home (most) every night and helps with boys. He is my Best Friend and im so blessed to have him!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


One of my resolutions is to Blog at least once a week and include pictures of our family and our adventures. So I am starting tonight. I hope to go back and recap a little of 2010 later but for right now ill just state that it was a good year. Adding another little boy to our family, Josiah turning 1, and 2 years of marriage...Wow!

I am truley the most blessed woman ever! So my other goal this year is to losse 50 pounds by next Christmas, im hoping to loose more but AT LEAST 50. Ill be making small change by small change and getting into a routine. Ill get on here to keep myself acountable and to share what life is like with my 2 crazies, well maybe 3 if we include Eli in that scenario..hehe.

Here are a few recent pictures of my loves!