See without glasses! :)
Monday, April 16, 2012
See without glasses! :)
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
up with several pounds of hamburger and chicken. Chicken freezes
pretty nicely but we've found that if we cook our hamburger all at once
it really saves a lot of time. Sometimes we will cook it all up and bag
it in meal sized portions. This time we decided to also make up some
freezer meals for a quick dinner!
Anyone have any time saving methods you use in your cooking or
Monday, March 7, 2011
I'm a self admitted blog stalker for so many blogs that I've had trouble trying to find my
own way. I've been trying to come up with a name for a blog that I can create to incorporate
being a mom, baking, cooking and crafts. Then I decided Mom Plus 6 works just fine for all
of that! So, I'm not going to neglect this blog anymore!!! I've been doing lots of experimenting
with baking and trying new recipe's that I can't wait to share.
My first project I'm super excited about comes from a blog called Simple Mom. She is doing
a 5 week spring cleaning, organize your home project...I'm so excited! If you want to participate, go check out her website http://simplemom.net/ I can't tell you how in the mood I am to spring clean and organize my life!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
**I would wish my family to have peace, love and joy in our home along with preparedness!
2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
**We put out minimal gifts until they all go to bed Christmas eve then throw the rest under the tree and make them all wait and go in together.
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
**I have so many wishes....A Home with no mortgage, a new car with no payment, then there's always a 2 week trip to Europe :)
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
**We are doing that this Christmas season, we tell stories, visit with family, go see Christmas lights and Mom and Dad are making most of Christmas.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
**Lots of card games, pictionary, charades...
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
**We read the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible on Christmas Eve and open our present from Grandma and Grandpa.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
**My first response would be Disneyland, but I wouldn't mind spending it in Australia. I have a dear friend there and he's always telling us about their BBQ's at the beach for Christmas!
Dsi's for my kiddo's, PS3, Lot's of Wii games!
To enter, link to your Mama’s Holiday Wish List post using the Mister Linky box below.
BUT WAIT. Did you think we were done? Oh, you must not know us at all.
We have another stockpile of gifts from GameStop that you can enter to win with our extra entry options.
- Runner Up #1 will receive a XBox 360 250 GB with Kinect and a $250 GameStop gift card.
- Runner Up #2 will receive a Nintendo Red DSi XL Bundle and a $250 GameStop gift card.
- Runner Up #3 will receive a Nintendo Red Wii Bundle and a $250 GameStop gift card.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
Here's the real dilemma, my husband and I just got invited to a Halloween party. I'm not having much luck coming up with cheap costume ideas! I really wanted to go as "Dog and Beth" but as I said earlier....low budget this year, so I'm trying to think of something I can make myself. Hmmmm, pictures to come as idea's do!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
My husband has an older son who's come to visit many times and came to live with us last year. When he moved in he was 18 and a senior in High School. He completed his senior year, graduated, turned 19, got a job, got a car...and just moved out! Talk about weird. It was awesome to have him here, we all love him so much but also weird to have an "adult" in the house. He just moved out about a week ago and that was even weirder! As a mother of kids ranging from 2 to 16, it's strange to have that feeling that it's getting close to the time for one to leave the nest. It's not a natural feeling as a mom to feel like a child should be out on their own and yet that feeling does eventually come.
It happened quickly, in about 3 hours to be more specific! He came home, said he needed to talk and told us he'd been offered a job back in California starting the next day so he was going to pack. We weren't completely unprepared for this news, but still shell shocked at the timing. I told him he had to wait to say goodbye to his siblings who were all still in school and for me to get to the store to at least get him a road trip snacky care package together! It's probably for the best it happened so quickly, like a band aide, I didn't have too much time to tear up! We love and miss him and hope he's doing well in that big scary world!
We joke about the time when all our kids have moved out and we can have time to ourselves, but the reality is we will miss them all dearly. I look at my baby girl, listen to her sweet little voice, the sound of her feet running around the house, the sweet way she grabs my face to give me kisses, how she will take my arm and put it around her if she wants to snuggle and I try to memorize every moment! Life is busy with so many (now 5) kids at home, especially having them all in different schools but I try to live in the moment with them. I try not too be too busy to listen to their stories about the drama at school, listen to their oh so not funny jokes :), and always grab them for a hug before they run back out the door. I know that all too soon our home will be quiet. Enjoy every moment with your kids, let them go when it's time but until that time comes make some memories!