Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Healthy Strides

Here is my currently fav salad that I make for lunch: baby spinach leaf and romaine lettuce, yellow pepper (love), several cherry tomatoes, small grilled chicken breast with herbs (I make 5 and keep in fridge), sprinkle of toasted pumpkin/sunflower seeds (keep on hand in a jar), and a toss of Trader joes Golden Berry blend (raisins, cherries, cranberries & blueberries- Super Yum)
And top it with some Annie's Organic Cowgirl Ranch Dressing

Loving this salad.

Wayne made a big step and started the Metabolic Balance diet program. It's an all natural weight loss program- and I like it b/c it is very specific with the foods you can eat at each meal. Takes out the stress of having to choose from so much. So I can prep his breakfast and lunch pretty easily now that I have the hang of it. I am so proud- he has followed the program to a T for 10 days now and already lost 17 pounds ! !! ! Totally recommend this for a lifestyle change and someone who needs to lose 30+ pounds.

It had got us all eating healthy and exercising more!

Monday, April 26, 2010

4 year old mind

Luke has been amazing me lately with his 4 year old mind... he is drawing conclusions on his own and actually remembering things I tell him!

One funny one: I was studying in the office after dinner and see Luke open the front door out of the corner of my eye... I ask him what he is doing-- he has thrown the apple he just ate out into the front yard :) Why? I ask... and he goes on to tell me about his apple seeds will go into the ground and grow into an apple tree. And that it needs dirt, and water, and sun and he will have a tree! That's right Luke!

Every few days he will ask me about where his apple tree is and if his seeds have grown! So smart

Monday, April 12, 2010

Up out of the hole

The last couple of weeks I have felt like I am coming out of a hole ... almost 1/2 way through nursing school (hoorah); and I got a job transfer to the heart hospital and I am doing two evening or morning shifts instead of nights! And maybe it is that that has me feeling more peppy. A little pep in my step! I actually enjoy the job, instead of dreading both the job and the staying up all hours of the night. It really had me grumpy much of the time. And I probably wouldn't of transferred had I just not gotten fed up one night and found that job online!

God is near and he is taking care. Luke is set up for kindergarten, Wayne's work should be fruitful-- Thank you Lord. I have 2 real estate transactions for may/june... And I have been able to be at church regularly since no nightshifts and really have enjoyed worship - again the nearness of the Lord!

The Up and Up is so much better than the pit

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Well Happy Easter! He has Risen!
We enjoyed a great family day today. Went to church and celebrated Easter at Sharays!

Yes her Matilda Jane arrived on Friday!! I was so excited- she was too, she picked which dress to wear :)

Luke was so excited about the Egg Hunt this morning that I had to give him a Special Agent Oso "Three Special Steps" to keep him in line:
Step 1: Go to Trader Joes and get the Ham
Step 2: Go To Church and learn about Jesus!
Step 3: Lunch and Egg Hunt at Aunt Sharay's!
It's funny because the 3 steps helps him when something is further ahead during the day, since his concept of time is still premature.... like his teacher Ms. Clare told me.... "once that child learns to tell time we better ALL watch out!"

And some Crosby kid fun: everyone jump into Nanny's convertible and drive around! Woo hoo!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Boiling Eggs

I am boiling 36 eggs to take over to Sharay's so all the kids can decorate eggs this afternoon. I had to google "how to boil a egg" b/c I can never remember! But wait- I don't have to because of this AWESOME gadget my mama bought me a few years back

Cuisinart's Egg Cooker does up to 7 eggs at a time! Hard boiled, soft boiled- you name it! You just punch a tiny hole in the top of the egg, put directed amount of water in the bottom- switch it on and 15 minutes later you have perfect easter eggs!

Go get you one- cutting corners is the way to go!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

He Got In!

A couple weeks ago we got a letter basically saying Luke was "qualified" for the kindergarten we were trying to get him in... but they were full :( I was sooooo bummed. We had been waiting for months through the app process and I really felt like it was the right place for him to go. A way for me to give him a great jump start into his education. So I was way bummed and doubtful that someone might decline and a spot would open up.

I talked to his current dayschool about him staying there so we could re-apply for kindergarten when he was 6-- but then it kind of made next year like a long waiting period- yuck

But then yesterday at the gym- caller ID said the school was calling! My stomach dropped- and sure enough the admit lady said a spot had opened up and they wanted to offer it to LUKE ! ! !

I have been on a cloud 9 high for like 48 hours! This was seriously like a college application
So once we get the contract--- my boy will be kindergarten bound

SO thankful, I really feel like God heard my prayers over the last 6 months-- and to be let down and gifted the spot was even more a blessing

So excited

Monday, March 22, 2010

O O O I love dressing my girl

I am absolutely in love with Matilda Jane for Sophia... more and more everyday! When I think about her wearing their ultimate cute clothes I just get so so tickled.

They are girly and fun, a little funky- just so "her"

The hardest question is which one does she wear for Easter??