Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday (Remembering Milestones)

I started scrapbooks for my four children, however, after my fourth child was born, time to scrapbook disappeared! I have vowed that since she started school that 1) I am getting my house organized (it's been a year & I'm slowly getting there) and 2) that I would get my scrapbooks updated.

I have taken a slew a pictures both film & digital. I have about 30-40 rolls of film that I need to develop that I will slowly start developing over the next couple of months. And start organizing my digital pictures.

To help me remember the milestone events, I keep a notebook & write down those events so I can journal to my pictures.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11 (Things To-Do Before We Leave)

First, it's been a while since I have done a Thursday took over & blogging wasn't figured into that life! I really like to blog about what's happening in my life that pertains to my list of 40 things that I would like to accomplish before I turn 40 and I wasn't accomplishing anything during that break in my life...except living life!

We are leaving this weekend for a soccer tournament in Memphis TN and I have loads to do before I My Thursday Thirteen will be my list of what needs to be done before tomorrow:

1. Pack my girls...they are going to Grandma's this evening after GLHs birthday party (belated!).

2. Laundry....clothes that we are taking on the trip.

3. Print map to hotel & fields.

4. Pack bags for DH, CSH, CWH and me.

5. Pack coolers with drinks, lunch meat and snacks.

6. Put dishes in dishwasher, run & unload before we leave.

7. Go to bank and make deposit.

8. Empty car out...take boxes to Goodwill.

9. Get entertainment items together....DVDs, magazines, books, etc.

10. Pack van.

11. Print schedule of games.

12. Research places to eat in Memphis.

13. Gas up.

Looking forward to a great weekend!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday Menu Planning-Week of 5.21.07

One thing I know is that I need to go to the grocery store & get fresh veggies, fresh fruits, milk and deli meat! My frig is rather bare & my family is letting me know!

Monday- (Soccer Practice)- Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Chicken on the Grill
Tuesday- (Baseball Game)- Spaghetti
Wednesday- (Soccer Practice)-
Thursday- (Baseball Game)- Pizza at Shakepeare's- Gracie's Birthday Celebration
Friday- Drive Thru, we are leaving for Memphis for the weekend for a soccer tournament.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Brotherly Love...a Tribute to Uncle Bruce

Last week was a rather stressful week. I started the week off great...blogging my weekly Menu, a Tackle it Tuesday project (which by the way...I never found my USB cord for my camera but I ordered a new one & will post my pictures of my Tackle It Tuesday & my Works for Me Wednesday)....

On Thursday morning, I was abruptly woke up by my husband telling me to get up & get dressed. I asked what's going on because he was on the phone. He hung up and immediately started crying. His Uncle Bruce, had a massive bleed in his brain which caused a lot of swelling which put pressure on his brain stem & caused him to become brain dead. We were asked to come up to the hospital and say our last goodbyes.

Bruce was a very special man and will be missed so much by our family. His sister, my mother-in law wrote this poem that she read at his Celebration of Life Memorial Service.

Brotherly Love...

Hello Brother-We love you so...
"But" God saw that you were getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered just come and live with Me.
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer
And saw you fading away
We all love you dearly
But could not make you stay
That Big Golden Heart, stopped beating
Your hard working hands were at rest
God broke out hearts to prove to us
That He only takes the best
God will love and keep you
Until we meet again
The chain is broken for now
But will link once again.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday (Mittens & Hat Storage)

I use to have all of the mittens & hats in a wire baskets on the floor in my coat closet but searching and searching for matching gloves & hats got really old. So, I purchased an over the door shoe storage bag & sorted matching mittens, matching gloves and hats in each of the pockets. Whenever we need a hat and gloves, the matching sets are easy to find and are in reach!

I will upload a pictures as soon as I find my USB connector for my camera!

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Misti's Visual DNA...

Tackle It Tuesday (5-8-2007)

As many of you know, I have been in Soccer Land for the last couple of months and haven't posted for awhile. I'm happy to report that, this weekend is our last weekend of games and I'm starting to post and start working on organizing my house again! That is until the the river levels are over the levy in JC and my fields are flooded for this weekend & I have to reschedule games at another location! But I'm not going to worry about that until Thursday! So for today, my tackel it Tuesday plans are:
1. Clean off my desk. Didn't find my USB connector....not sure where it is now! I'm hoping that I didn't leave it at a hotel room.
2. Clean the down stairs family room.
I will post pictures after I clean off my desk & locate my USB connector for my camera!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday Menu Planning-Week of 5.7.07

It's been awhile since I have posted my menu planning for the week, it really helps me stay focus and not go out to eat when I have a plan that fits with our schedule for the week. Not to mention that the Freezer Chicks exchanged freezer meals last week & I have a freezer full of food!

Monday: (Track meet, Board Meeting & Soccer Practice): Lemon/Garlic/Rosemary Chicken-Grilled

Tuesday: Leftovers-Spaghetti Pie, Pizza, Savory Breakfast Casserole, Meatloaf, Hamburgers

Wednesday: Pork Tenderloin with Pears in Crockpot

Thursday: Orange Teriyaki Chicken with steamed rice

Friday: Honey Pork Chops
What are you having this week?

I'm Back From Soccer Land!

I'm back from soccer land! For the last couple of months, I have been immersed in soccer schedules, referees schedules, posting standings, referee payroll, and dealing with rainouts! I still have soccer work to do this week but next weekend is our last weekend of playing! All make-up schedules are complete & I have one weekend of referee schedules to complete! This week is going to be a catch up week around my house & I'm going to enjoy posting my progress!

What am I going to do this week you ask?

  1. Laundry folded & put needs to be moved from my love seat in the family room. It looks like the laundry fairy came by, washed my clothes but throw them on my sofa!
  2. Clean out my car. Since dance competitions started, I haven't deep cleaned my car & it's looking pretty trashy-no pun intended!
  3. Vacuum.
  4. Dust.
  5. Clean the bathroom.
  6. Mop the kitchen floor.
  7. Clean off my desk.
  8. Pick up Gracie's bedroom & wash her sheets.
  9. Pick up Sydney's bedroom & wash her sheets.
  10. Wash the boys sheets & pick up their bedroom.

That's just the day to day housework that has fallen behind. I have several projects that need to be completed or started:

  1. Clean out and reorganize my closet.
  2. Clean out and organize bathroom closet.
  3. Reorganize under the kitchen sink.
  4. Start working on garage.
  5. Clean out and organize linen closet.
  6. Go through winter clothes-store them away or get rid of them.
  7. Clean off back patio.

I have a lot of work to here goes!