Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Benny!!

Two years ago today at 12:18pm, we welcomed our little Benny into the world! He was our smallest one weighing 5 lbs 12.5 ounces!! He came into this world screaming and hasn't stopped! LOL...here's a glimpse into the past 2 years!! Hopefully I can get through it without crying!

My tiny little man!

Trey with his new baby brother!

His First Christmas!

Fun Day at the Park!

His Classic Snort! OH MY!!

Sweet Brothers!


First Birthday!!

Playing in the Snow! (and not sure about it..lol)

Brotherly Bond...I love this one!!

Meeting His New Sister!
(if she only knew what she was in for!!...lol)

Benny and All His Glory!! LOL


His Second Birthday!! Tear..Tear!!

We'll end it with some love!! I love these boys!!

Have an awesome day!!
Blessings and Love!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday! (Sept 27)


Well this past week has been sooooo busy (that's why I didn't post my menu last week...lol...I winged it last week which I hate doing..lol!) We celebrated Benny's 2nd birthday yesterday and it was so much fun! So last week consisted of CLEANING lol and planning and just keeping up with the day to day(which is intense already..haha), so I am looking forward to getting back to the norm around here!

Praise God, we finally have FALL weather, which I just adore! So this week I will be using my crockpot!! YAY!! Nothing says fall like football, hoodies, and some good crockpot food! Well here it is!
Monday- Leftovers from Benny's Party

Tuesday- Chicken Pot Pie

Wednesday- Old Fashioned Beef Stew (Crockpot!!)

Thursday- Taco Salads

Friday- Sloppy Joes (Crockpot!) and Macaroni and Cheese

Saturday- Chili with a side of college football!!

Find more recipes and menus at Menu Plan Mondays at Organizing Junkie!

Have an awesome week!! Happy Cooking to you all!!
Blessings and Love!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sharing The Love (or in this case the Oreo..lol)

Hey Everyone!!

I look back at my childhood and think about how many times I was told I needed to share. Even now as an adult, I think about the scripture that says it is better to give than to receive. You hear always put others before yourself. Well, my precious Benny has that concept down (lol..when he wants!).

Yesterday, I was washing my never ending dishes..lol...and I go in and check on the babies and they are in a complete comatose state watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Benny is sitting on the couch eating an Oreo and Sissy is on the floor playing with toys. So I go back to washing my dishes. I didn't hear anything for a little bit so of course usually that means something is up! I go back to check on them and they are sitting exactly where I left them! So back to those lovely dishes I went and finally finished them and then returned to the living room to find this.......

Benny apparently thought it would be a great idea to share his Oreo with Sissy. And Sissy apparently thought it would be a great idea to liquefy her Oreo all over her pretty clean dress and all over the carpet!! I asked Benny, "What did you do?" And his precious reply was "Sissy...(Insert Toddler Gibberish)...Cookie! (Insert Toddler Giggle) Sissy....EWWWWW!"

LOL...all I could do at this point is just laugh and give her a bath! My life would be so boring without my little mess makers!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday!


Well its Monday! And that means back to the routine! It has been getting cooler and I am just itching to get my crock-pot up and going with some stews and chilis! My hubby really only likes that kind of food when it is well into fall and winter, but I might have to sneak one in early! LOL...I have been craving beef stew and white chili for months! Any who...here's the menu for the week!

Monday- Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday- Grilling Out Night! Marinated Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob

Wednesday- Tacos / Taco Salads

Thursday- Chicken Spaghetti* and Garlic Bread

Friday- Possibly Slow-Cooker Beef Stew (if it is cool enough :) ) If not then Garlic Beef*, White Rice, and Toasted Pita Bread

* I will post the recipes this week!

Join in for Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!

Blessings and Love!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Little Tornado!

Benny and all his glory! I go to the bathroom and come back out to living room and this is what I find! LOL...He apparently climbed up to get the cereal box from the pantry....dumped out all of his grapes that were in the bowl...and poured himself some cereal (lol aka the whole box). When I saw what he had done...of course he giggles and says "BITES"!! He will forever make me laugh and clean! LOL...just a glimpse into the day to day of a mommy! I'm sure you all have funny stories like this! I would love to hear them! Just post them in the comment section!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Life with the Jones'

Hello Everyone!

Happy After-Labor Day to you all! Most people see Labor Day as the end of summer, but summer has been officially over in our house for a while! And with a season change comes a lot of change in my daily routine. (that is why it has been a month since my last post....sorry about that! LOL)

Dave and Trey are back to school! Trey started first grade this year *tear* and it has been so very bittersweet. He has grow up so much just in the past month from become an official elementary student!

Dave's schedule is always changing every semester so it is always weird getting use to his schedule. But honestly this semester is not that bad. He is only gone 2 nights of the week and he gets home earlier than last semester so that is a huge blessing!

I don't know how many of you all know that we are expecting again, but we are! And we found out were are having another little girl! Her name will be/is AnnaLeigh Marceline Jones! We traditionally give our children their middle names after our family members and she will be named after my husband's grandmother(whom I absolutely adore!!).

I will be back up and running next week with my menu and I am going to be starting some new posts so watch for them!

I want to leave you with some encouraging words from my Father.

"The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy." Psalm 145:8
Thank you Jesus for your mercy and patience!! He is wonderful!

I pray you all have an amazing week!
Blessings and Love!