Thursday, January 28, 2010

San Diego

This week has been quiet here for me. Our family is in San Diego, California. This is our last day. So far we have spent time at Sea World, on The Midway (an incredible Navy Aircraft Carrier), at the San Diego Zoo, and hanging on the bay at Point Loma. The food has been awesome, the sun shiny and I am just blessed to have been able to spend this week here. I am thankful.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday...

Homemade whole wheat turkey filled ravioli
Bechamel Sauce (low fat)
Rustic Sourdough
Salad with fresh Basil and Roma Tomato
Iced Tea

Mexican Rice
Black Bean and Corn Salsa Salad
Fresh Refried Beans
Chopped Iceburg Lettuce
Lemon Iced Water

Grilled Turkey Burgers
Pico de Gallo
Baked Potato Wedges
Baby Carrots
Chocolate Milk

Barbeque Chicken Pizza
Pizza Margherita
Italian Cheese Pizza
Cranberry Spritzer

Leave for San Diego Trip Pack...
Submarine Sandwiches
Home Baked Oat/Granolla Bars
Teas in our Stainless Steel Bottles

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pedestal Serving Tray...Trash to Treasure...and an old silver polishing trick!

After spending 20 minutes at the Thrift Store on Post I found a REALLY black silver candlestick and an oval platter. I didn't have any silver polish at home, and I wasn't going to budget some funds to purchase it for this project, so I went for the old tomato ketchup trick for polishing silver.

I used Gorilla Glue to adhear the silver candlestick to the platter and left it for a few hours while I ran errands with my kiddos and picked up my soldier from pre-Air Assault Training (more on that later).

This evening I had a few mint cookies left over that my sweet children hadn't devoured and my soldier's current favorite treat, peanut m&m's, and my favorite candle scent and snapped a few after pictures.

Cost of platter: $3
Cost of silver candlestick: $2
Ketchup on hand
Gorilla Glue on hand

Happy Results!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Family Organizational Tool

So the buzz in blogland is
and I am joining in.

I am going to spend the rest of January re-creating the


I created a basic "get my ideas in order" for my home management as a starting point.
I think I will make this a project to blog about, because a few years ago when I created my family binder I searched and searched for other's pictures to get ideas. So here is a starting point. (on my sheet I am going to organize my thoughts on this subject and report back tomorrow).

Off to get batteries for my camera to take pictures of this project.

Monday, January 4, 2010

A new challenge...

The new year is bringing many challenges. The B90, Meal Plan Mondays, and now Made by Me Mondays.

I think I will try to join in, this being my first I am going to post a "blast from the past"

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Bible in 90 days...cover to cover...yup this is the challenge going on via the blog-world, want to join?!

Check out Mom's Tool Box for more information and pick up your bible!

Friday, January 1, 2010

CH (CPT) Edward Wright

My Sweet Soldier was promoted in December! The Chaplain is now a Captain, and I couldn't be more proud of him. God indeed has blessed us this year with adventure and hope and His tremendous GRACE.

Begin Again...

I Resolve to:
Devote Time to the Lord
Show My Deep Love and Respect to My Soldier
Pay Close Attention to My Children
Eat Less Fatty Foods
Drink Water
Excercise Daily
Blog Often
Help Others to Know Their Value