Friday, May 11, 2012

Dear Readers,
(that is if I have any left!) No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth! I seem to have a motivation problem about getting to the library (or to my MIL's) to blog. Which I have to do since I only have internet on my phone at home. I know, that's no excuse! Butt it's the only one I have! Ok... moving on now!

Don't y'all just love pinterest?! I know I sure do! Especially when it comes to making my weekly menu! Speaking of weekly menu, I'm going to blog those, along with the recipes! (I was secretly wondering what this post was going to be about!) 

I usually plan a weeks worth of meals on Thursday, build my shopping list of what I will need to make those things, then go shopping! Making a menu and building a list of the items you need to make those meals saves time and money. You aren't wasting time running to the store to buy this item or that item that you didn't get, and your not throwing away unused groceries... have I convinced you yet? 

I usually don't put sides on my menu, just kinda whatever veggie sounds good to me, I buy, and then put with whatever meal whatever night! Desserts, however I do put in my menu, about one every other week, except this week I have two! Hey, it's Mother's day this Sunday! 

Menu for May 10th - May 16th

Thursday: sub sandwich
 - Jon (my hubby) really likes this because then he takes the leftovers to work for his lunch...will post a 'recipe' for this next week!

Friday: egg sandwich (LOTS of protein!) 
Super easy, just fry two eggs, throw a piece of cheese between them and put it on toast or bagel!

Saturday: leftover taco pasta (last Wednesday's leftovers!)

Sunday: dinner with mom and dad K.

Monday: grilled chicken on salad, strawberry cream cheese crescents

Tuesday: breakfast burito

Wednesday: mac and cheese with bacon and some veggies

WELP! that about wraps it up! I can't promise when I'll be back but I will try for next Friday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Excuses GALORE!!!

Ok, so this is where I make all my excuses about why I have neglected my blog!
So, after my last post Christmas happened, then Hubby and I decided to go to Texas with my mom to visit my sisters! We were there for about four days, then we went back to IL for New years, while there, New Years eve to be exact, I got sick. I was throwing up every morning, so I decided to take a pregnancy test...

Yep! We are pregnant! Old news now, but still really exciting! I was already six weeks along! (And to think I missed it for that long!)
Right about that time things started to get crazy busy, were were getting things ready for while we were in Haiti. We were there for a month, we returned to the states on February 22nd.

I don't understand the words they are singing, but they are praising our Lord! Hearing them sing is one of my favorite things! 
It was rough being there and being sick, but I would not trade what we got to do and see for anything! It was worth it!
While we were there, we got to hear the baby's heart beat! Sheryl Brumley, a nurse there, had a dopler! (read Sheryl's blog: ) 

We are at 17 weeks, now! 

Just starting to feel baby move around!

And we got to have an ultrasound and see baby for the first time, last Saturday!

That's OUR baby! Still just a little too early to see if baby is a little boy or girl! 

I will do my best to get back to blogging!

Ashley and little baby!