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Monday, June 28, 2010

Mini Trip

Thursday, June 17 we went to Fort Worth. Lindy ran in a track meet, and did well. The weather was just great! We went swimming at the hotel. Woke up Friday and headed down to Austin.
I called my mom when we got to Waco and surprise! She had forgotten that we were coming down. So Friday afternoon-evening we hung out and relaxed at mom's. Bella and mom really had fun with the chickens.
Saturday morning we took off for the zoo. I really like zoos. Bella and I had a great time!
Then we ate lunch at a restaurant that the girls and I went too a couple months ago, and wanted to share it with Lindy. The restaurant is called "Which Wich" It is a fun cool little place.
Saturday evening we went swimming. I'm not sure I like boys "makin' eyes" at the "sisters."
Sunday we went to church, then mom, I and the girls went to look at model homes. This is something we all like to do. Later that evening Papa Robert gave the girls some money and took us to Half Priced books, and ice cream. The girls bought a couple books apiece.
The girls love to spend time at mom's. They love to explore and hike in the woods. Bella loves the dogs and the chickens.
It was a really nice trip!

Lindy running the 400m

On Saturday, June 19 we went to the Austin Zoo.
As soon we walked in the zoo we saw this interesting insect pulling a small tarantula.
We also saw a dung beetle rolling some dung, but nobody took a picture.

One of five tigers at the zoo

Black Bear

Black Bear


Monkey in a car. Now that's not something you see everyday!

Shy little monkey

Peacocks and chickens had the run of the whole zoo.

At one time Olivia wanted a lizard for a pet.

Feeding the deer

Coming home (mom's house) we saw these little fawns across the road from her house.

I didn't realize that we didn't take any pictures of our family! I guess that's what I get for putting the kids in charge of the camera! I'll try harder to get more pics of the family.
The girls and I are going back to Austin in July.

Super cute organizing tool

Mom's Home Journal

So what's included in the journal? . . . so far:

beautiful cover & spines for each season
emergency & contact info pages
year at-a-glance, week-at-a-glance, and other "at-a-glance" planning pages
divider pages (could also be used as cover pages for individual journals - like a recipe book) for each season
calendars for July 2010 - June 2011 (eight styles for each month)
lists: shopping, gift planning, goal setting for each season
a variety of to-do list pages for each season
household forms for menu planning, housecleaning, & financial work for each season
pages to build and plan your routines for each season
a variety of journaling pages (some with "notebooking flair") for each season

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mini Trip

Had a mini trip to Austin over the weekend. Good Times.
Hope to post pictures soon.


Chicken Nachos
Grilled pork chops/fried apples/corn
grilled chicken

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Raising Homemakers

As a mother of 3 daughters I'm excited about this new website Raising Homemakers

Raising Homemakers is dedicated to inspiring, teaching and blessing mothers who have an interest in raising their daughter in godliness and preparing them in the arts of homemaking to the glory of God.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

House Cleaning

Been busy working around the house last week.
Cleaned ceiling fans
Lindy took down all the blinds, washed them and put them back up.
Washed windows
Got a new to us couch and table lamps from my mom, so we rearranged the living room and vacuumed under the furniture.
Washed the living room sheer curtains.
Straightened the laundry room

These are homemaking “rules” that I try to live by, but not always successfully.

1. Clean house before you leave for vacation so you don’t come home to mess-this is from my mom
2. Don’t go to bed without cleaning kitchen, no dirty dishes left overnight.-this is from my paternal grandma.
3. Plan your menus before you go shopping-from my mom. I also plan my menus to work around what is on sale for the week. This has kept my grocery bill under $100 for the week for a family of 5.
4. Write all family plans/activities on the same calendar. Plus keep a weekly planning sheet on the fridge.
5. No computer until chores/school are done. This is more for the girls. LOL

I know nothing earth shattering but it helps my home run more smoothly.