Saturday, February 27, 2016

SWCAC Champions

There was one banner at school that was blank... NOT any more!

How many coaches do you know who take the time to meet and encourage players on the opposing team?

Sean - #23


All 5 starters and their coach took turns cutting down the game net!

All of their hard work paid off!

♥ My sweet boys ♥

Another thing our school does well - family involvement!!!

What a great group of kids!

The "Seniors" with one of their favorite teachers ☺



So proud of our boys!

"6 Boys and A Girl"

Saturday, February 20, 2016


I don't make homemade pizza very often, because our favorite is just too time consuming. The garlic alone take hours to prepare until I came across this "tip". I decided to give it a try and it works!!!
Take two large metal bowls, place your separated garlic cloves inside, and SHAKE it hard!

A lot of garlic in very little time. 
I then cut the larger cloves into smaller sections, dump them all into an oven safe bowl, add olive oil until they are mostly covered, and roast them in the oven until they are soft.

The garlic-infused oil is then used instead of pizza sauce, followed by mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic cloves, kalamata olives, goat cheese, and fresh tomatoes. 

I love lasagna, but do not like the time it takes to make it... enter...

I kept each part separate until I served it.

Soup base

1. Cooked noodles

2. "Cheesy Yum"... oh, so good.

3. Soup base 
Layer in the above order and ENJOY!


A "hot" sous chef makes the job more enjoyable!

Hope you enjoy some of these delicious recipes!

Odds and Ends

That little hand... oh, so cute!

Luke (and Asher) grew a potato (stem vegetable) and sweet potatoe (root vegetable) for a science experiment. The potato seemed to be doing fairly well, until one day it just DIED. As I was cleaning out the box, I dug deep and was shocked to find this one new potato. The boys were thrilled!!! They split it in 1/2, salted it, and popped in their mouths with declarations of just how yummy it tasted. There is also such satisfaction in growing your own food.


Vibrant color and blooms that last for weeks on end.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Our One Big Snow


Snow angel


Burying Aidan



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Senior Night

Sean and Drew

Sean, Drew, and Aidan

#23, #14, and #4
I can't even quite describe to you how exciting it was to have all 3 boys on the court at the same time!!!

Followed by recognition of our seniors!

Grandma, Sean, and Grandaddy

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Second Christmas

Who could complain about "Christmas" in February? So much more exciting when it is all spread out.

Matching Digits

Happy birthday to the world's best husband and father! 
♥ You are and will always be the only one for me ♥

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Volunteer Work

I love that the boys' school "requires" volunteer work. This was a project I completed for the 2nd grade teacher x9. It took hours, but I was very pleased with the end result (celebrating 100 days of school completed).

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Big 40

They did NOT... yes, they did.