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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Where did all my motivation go???

Okay not that probally any of you out there reading this care but I just want to share how UN-productive my morning was! Ha! This morning I got up with Jayson as I always do, Made his lunch jumped in the shower and was ready for my day! Through on sweats and a stained shirt (I know nasty right?) and figured I wasn't going anywhere today (i didn't unless you count McDonalds' Drive thorugh for lunch) and then the kids got up and we started our day made beds got Mady all ready for school and off to the bus stop we went! I put Mady on the Bus came home and My girlfriend called to chat for a little so I sat on the couch for what I thought would be 2 minutes and After I hung up the phone I was absoltuly Useless! SO I layed down and let Bryce watch too much TV this morning and waited for the time to pass so I could walk back down to the bus stop and get mady! Then I was having a craving for McDonalds, so I loaded up the little ones in the car and off we went through the drive through and got some lunch! Can I tell you it did not satify my craving at all infact I regreat spending that $13.03 on lunch that I did b/c It just made me thristy Ha! I know I know How pathatic am I?? I guess as Mommy's we all go through days like this (well I am hoping I'm not the only one!)

Infact as I sit her and type this I hear my little boy upstairs in his bed "suppost" to be napping kicking his feet on the wall and just heard his binky drop! Oh well! I'm hoping this day gets a little better! It's a gloomy muggy day here in South Jersey! The sun broke through about an hour ago and it was like serisouly only for 5 mintues! But At least it came out at all!! I have so many Things I want/need to get done, Infact its really starting to drive me nuts! But my lack of motivation this morning was proof that I need to relax and be still and know and keep reminding myself that GOD is in CONTROL! Not I!! So I'm praying that that in the next couple of hours while Mr. Man is sleeping I can accomplish a couple of things and not feel like a complete bum! Tomorrow marks my 27th week or Maybe it's Thursday whichever but that means I'm in the home stretch of this pregnancy! Crazy to think I'll be in my 3rd trimester! How did that happen? How come overall this pregnancy has been my least lazy one yet? And I've been chasing around 2 children! God is good and keeps me going!! Hopefully one of these days I can start getting more things ready for her room like repainitng it we are keeping it a purple but it just really needs to be repainted, and make her curtains and what not! I am trying to find a good bible verse to get in the vinal art for her wall too! I saw those in some other blogs and thing they are just tooooo cute!!! LOVE IT! Well I'm off to get his binky off the flour and give some more kisses to my little ones and then hoping to get somet things done, HOpe you all are having a more productive day than I!!!
Blessings!
Stacey

Monday, September 21, 2009

Finally Meal Planning again!!!



I haven't done this Meal Planning all summer so I'm hoping that this is a new start to the a "new" year so to speak! With Having a 3rd baby I think this is more important than ever to stick with it! SO Here's hoping I'm able to!

Monday: Chicken Primavera (i'm using left over chicken from last nights Rosted Chicken I bought from Shoprite) with Garlic Bread (which I got free from My mother in law from Panera! Nothing better than free Ha!)

Tuesday: BBQ Pork Roast in crockpot with Roasted Veggies

Wensday: Taco CrockPot chicken (Recipe on post below)

Thursday: We have back to school night at Madys school at 6:30 and Dance from 5-6 I think we are going to have a Frozen Pizza that night so it's just less Choatic!

Friday: Chili Corn bread bake! SO good! I don't where I got this recipe but it's deicious! We use ground turkey and make chili as you would and your family likes, put it in a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with shredded cheese of your choice we use Colby Jack mix and top with corn bread mix (mix up corn bread mix accroding to package directions ) and bake until done! It's delicious! The orginal Recipe i believe called for 2 boxes of corn bread but we found it was too much!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Crock Pot Taco's!

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Over at Kellys Korner blog she is having a go to meal night recipe! I wanted to share mine!! It's fabulous and what's even better is its a 1 pot meal! Our family just loves this (especially my wonderful husband b/c he loves anything Mexican/taco!) Enjoy ! I think this orginally came from Kraft Food and Family magazine a few years ago and it's one that has stuck for sure! I'm sorry I don't have any pictures!

I don't know the name of it but we call it Crock Pot Taco..........

1lb of chicken cut up in to bite size pieces (raw into the crock pot! I know I was scared to do this too)
1 cup of frozen corn
1 1/2 cups of Salsa (if you go to aldi's like I do it's one of their green jar salsas it's about that)
1 small onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
I also add some shredded zucchini and shredded carrots (just to make it more healthy for the kids)
2 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning
2 Tablespoons of flour
you mix it all up put it on Low on the crock pot all day and this dish will melt in your mouth, I serve over either Brown or White rice whichever I have and put shredded cheese on top and some fresh cut scallions from our garden (while it lasts) and it's awesome!!!
Let me know what everyone thinks !! It's fabulous!!!

Blessings,
~Stacey

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2 post 1 day? How did that happen?
















I acutally got to post 2 times today ! Ha! I don't quite know how that happened, But I decided to throw in a load of colors in the wash and Bryce is sleeping and Madys is playing wit her doll house and I was going to put the cloths away that were on my bed while I have pandora playing but I decided to sneak another post in!! I did try to post some pictures of Madys on her 1st day of school, but for some reason it never posted so here they are! She's doing excellent! Loves going to school, loves her teacher, and loves going on the bus!! Such a cute little thing I miss her so much but know she is having a blast! It's give me and Bryce some time to hang out and spend some Momma and Bryce time which is absolutly priceless for me!

Ps how do I get the pictures to post after I type tried a couple of things but nothing seems to work! thanks
~Blessings
Stacey



Okay so this is my 4th time typing this post! I don't know what I keep doing but for some reason I keep closing this! Well anyways here are the pictures of our 4d ultra sound we had a few weeks back! The baby looks great and she is growing well! We are so excited for this precious new baby girl to join our family! God has been so good to us and both the kids are so excited for their baby sister to come! I had my 26 doctor's appointment yesterday I can't believe I am 26 weeks already the time is completly flying by!! I'm looking forward to this baby so much!! I saw my midwife Jeanine yesterday and if you could please pray for me (us) They took my blood pressure 3 times and found that it was on the high side, they didnt say what it was, but when i get my sugar tested this week they are drawing somethings too just to be ont he safe side which I am so greatful for! Also if you don't mind praying for me too I dont know quite what has been going on but I'm going through some kidn of emotioanl thing right now! I don't knwo quite how to explain it but I'm jsut really down, and sad at times! but I'm clilnging to the cross so much and a friend of mine just shared this with me this morning on FAcebook and I'm so thankful that the Lord knows all my feelings and I cling to him when I feel like this !

"My soul w...ait silently for God alone. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense...the rock of my strength and my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us" Ps. 62:5-8. God know's just what we need when we need it! So thankful and so thankful to have such a loving husband and kids to make me smile even though it may be tough at times!!!
Hoping you have a very blessed day in the Lord.....
Blessings
STacey

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Weekend Bust.....

Well we had some great plans this weekend but unfortunately our house got hit with the Stomach Bug....YUCK!! Bryce started it Friday afternoon, my poor baby got sick during his nap in his crib, and continued to till about 9pm at night. Saturday afternoon, Madyson started, and did till about 9pm, Jayson started Sat. night, and the as luck would have it, I got it last night at about 9! Ughh, it was not fun nor pretty in this house this weekend, It made it so much more difficult to be sick and being pregnant, my belly was in the way and it was so hard .... So today we are having a very lazy day! I have done so much laundry in the last 3 days I can't even tell you! I was sad we weren't able to go to church yesterday and that we weren't able to go to my sis in law annual Labor Day weekend BBQ it would've been great fellowship and such but what can u do! I am thankful though that this bug seems to only last about 12 hours instead of the 24 but it still was no fun!! My body today is so achy, I can't get comfortable, Thankfully my hubby sent me to bed this morning for a nap, b/c our couches weren't cutting it! I spent 3 nights on the couch, with the kiddies and then by myself! Anyways I guess this post shared too much info! Sorry about that!! I did post something on friday about Mady's 1st day and some pictures but it didn't work so I'll be working on that! I hope everyone weekend turned out a bit better than ours!
Blessings
Stacey

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pre-K Here we come!!!

Today was the Pre-K Orientation! Wow I can't believe it's really here!! We went in today and met Mrs. James Mady's teacher and she was just great! Her classroom was so bright and cheery! We found where her cubby was and her name on the star board! It all seems real! I know most of you have been here but this is our very first child going off to her very 1st year of school! It seems like these 4 1/2 almost 5 years have gone by so quickly! I'm so thankful for the "extra" year I was able to have with her at home! Since she won't be 5 until Dec. its so nice we got an extra time with her!! I'll be posting some pictures of her tomorrow before she gets on the bus *tear* , but thankfully the only other children on the bus are fellow Pre-ker's!

On another note This week at our church (Shorefellowship.net ) we have a bit of what they used to call a tent revival or something to that nature we called it "August Rush" It all started off Sunday evening with a service for Men Only, Monday night was Teens Only, and last night was ladies Only night! What an incredible night of worship we had! Our pastor's wife Donna Chambers spoke and it was fantastic! She spoke about Mary the mother of Jesus and shared some scriptures it was so powerful! Unfortunately I left my Bible with all my notes in the car and my feet are a little achy, but hopefully I will post them soon....And we had a guest worship leader for the evening too! Her name is Jamie Jamgochian and she was out of this world! Here website is here http://jaimejam.com/site/ I highly recommend you check her out if you don't already know who she is! Tonight to wrap up all the festivities we have had going on at church we are having our month 1st Wed. service and we have Aaron Keys as the guest worship leader tonight and I can't wait to once again worship our incredible Savior! It's been such a sweet time of fellowship and worship! I'm humbled and feel so blessed to be apart of a church for the last 4 years that has been so in tune to the Lord and has brought so many people to Christ to have a personal relationship with him, and a church and pastor's who truly have their hearts in the right place and making such an impact here in South Jersey! I know many of you go to very similar church and it's such a blessing isn't it???

Not that this has much to do with what I have been talking about, but this afternoon I had to make a car to our car insurance company b/c I received a bill and it didn't quite look right to me and I wanted to get it all stragithed out due to taking a car off our policy and adding our new Mini Van, so I called and as I was waiting on hold it hit me hard that I haven't spent as much time as I should praying over our finance's! I think anyone who is on a one family income (due to most us Mommy's staying at home :-) ) struggle in one way or another! Don't we all wish we had a money tree in the back yard?! Anyways I have decided to take take each week as I go over our bills to pray over the stack or just 1 or 2 of them to ask God to direct us and help us keep in tact! We do of course tithe faithful to our church and support some different things and different Missions things when we can, but feel it's so important to mostly give here in our own community! We have such needs around us (as I know we do around the world) The economy is still not stable and there are so many people here in America who are unemployed and having trouble feeding their families I truly believe the Lord is placed on our hearts especially and many others I know to help out in here in our very own county and communities! Our church supports a number of Manna Feeding Centers and recently a group including our head Pastor, Pastor Tim, just came back from a week long Trip to Guatemala and was able to by 50 pairs of shoes for the kids they feed, and a brand new Fridge and 2 stoves for them to cook on, let alone do some much needed repairs! I'm so thankful for the ways our church not only reaches out to our community with a Food Bank right at our church, but Also around the World! Anyways, my point is I was reminded today to pray over our check book and bills and ask God to truly Guide each penny that goes in and out of our home! Do you all pray like this as well??

The weather here in the North East has just been Divine this week!! My oh My it's been great to have the window's wide open and the Central Air off!! It's been a great time to go outside and let the little ones play and it's been getting the wheels turning in my head of Fall and decorating for fall! Went Yankee Candle this weekend and got some new fall candles, and it has been thinking of fall meals! Tonight I did a Roast in the corkpot and I'm making some Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans! Can't wait the house smells divine!!

Oh did I mention We did find out what we are having and it's another little GIRL !!! We are so excited (would've been if it was a little boy too !!! ) It's so nice just to know I feel much more in control it makes re-arranging the rooms and getting things set much easier now!! Mady is in her New room and so are most of her things..We are coming along!! Just need a few things and her room will be complete!

Well off to finish doing a few things before Mr. Man wakes up!!
Praying for all of you who stumbled here or regurally visit! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think, Please??
Blessings, and Prayers!
Stacey