Saturday, February 28, 2009

What a great day...

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Kim speak this morning about her prodigal son. God always has a plan even if it's not the plan we would like it be.
I knew Noah was better because he was up sneaking food last night:) And we were all ready to get out the house.It has been raining for 2 days. So since we didn't get to go out with the Martins last night we decided to meet for lunch.Well I think everyone else in our town chose Chuck E Cheese's too.

Posted by PicasaLater that afternoon our SS class went bowling. There were quite a few of us.It was loud but a lot of fun. These are just a few of the pictures I took.
( I added just these families because I know they have blogs. So feel free to borrow the pictures. I am going to send everyone else's in an email.)

The Waddell's ( she is hilarious)

The Crazy Cotheran's ( I was so happy for Corey to be home.)

Posted by PicasaThe Martins ( we are going to Disney next month together)
Posted by PicasaThe Sheriff's (she's my bible study buddy)

The Riders ( Thanks for planning the social)

The Harrison's (minus 2)

I missed that smile;)

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Look at Noah's foot. He looks like a pro.

Our attempt to get a photo of all the kids. Kain looks like he's in pain.

It was too much for Kain. He had to

EK looks just precious in this picture

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Posted by PicasaZoe enjoying her ice cream and a nice conversation with Will.

What to do when dad's away?

Corey is gone on a men's retreat with the church. I hope he's having a lot of fun but I miss him. He left after work yesterday and won't be home til later this afternoon. Yes I know it's only 1 night but he is rarely away from me all night. This past year was the first time in 11 years. He had to go on some business trips. But I am so happy he decided to go and have this time of fellowship. He called last night and told me what a great time he was having. I wish one of the men had taken a camera so I could get some pictures. But I really don't see men posing for pictures like us women

So what are we to do while daddy's away?
Well we were suppose to go do something with the Martins(her hubby is gone too)last night but Noah was still very sick.His temp kept going over 103 early Friday. The kids were very sad that they couldn't play with their friends. But Noah is feeling better this morning..
Praise God!

This morning I am off to church for Mugs and Muffins.We are going to exchange mugs and have a time of fellowship with the ladies.Zoe will be going with me but the boys are going to stay home with Grandpa. I am excited to hear the lady that will be speaking. I do not know her personally but I have heard that her story is very touching.I was told I might need to bring tissues.
Later in the afternoon we (SS class) are having our February social. All of us are going bowling:) The kids are very excited and have been talking about it all week. Since everyone will have worked up an appetite from bowling.We are going to invade the local Chick Fil A. Hope their ready for all of us!
It's going to be a busy day but very fun. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend too!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Watch out Betty Crocker...

First off I want to say a huge thank you to Keisha over at blogsforbabies for doing this awesome make-over and I love it!!! Also I big thank you to Amie for holding the contest that I WON!! I still can't believe I won something.
Now we may continue...
My family has real problem when it comes to eating out. It's not that I don't like to cook. It's that I do not plan ahead.So when it's 4:00 and I still haven't even thought of supper we head out.Plus my old stove was horrible.It burnt everything you tried to cook or it was not cooked enough. So this week I decide not to eat out at all. Well Monday through Friday at least. We have a lot going on this weekend so I knew we couldn't stick to it. So here is just a couple of things I made from scratch!! I have to say I am very proud of myself:)

I got this awesome chicken pot pie recipe from The Happy Housewife.

This is the first time I have ever made a pie crust:)

Posted by PicasaMy friend Tracy gave me a starter of the Amish friendship bread.It was SO good!

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I also got this Shepperd's pie recipe from The Happy Housewife.
I forgot to take the picture until we had already started eating.
I really enjoyed cooking this week and my hubby was very proud of me too;)
I would like to find some good hot breakfast recipes too. So do any of y'all have good but easy recipes you would like to share with me?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

“I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;I will sing praises to you among the nations.”~ Psalm 57:9

I am thankful that we have a healing God. Zoe is getting better but Noah woke up this morning vomiting. So far Kain has been well.

I am thankful that the Lord allowed Corey and I have to have a great trip and brought us back safe with out any problems.

I am so thankful for all the people that help with cubbies every week.

I am thankful that I have children that can brighten my day with the cutest things. After Zoe got out of cubbies last night.She started crying she said" I just want some peace and quite and somewhere to lay down and sleep".

I am thankful for all the many people working hard to move us into our new facility at church. God is working so much we had to have more room which is a wonderful thing.

To read more great Thankful Thursday click here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

i Heart Faces

The purpose of this contest is to provide a photography sharing forum that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. Each week, people from across the world will have the opportunity to enter their favorite face photos into two different categories ~ kids and adults. A judge will pick a winning photo from each category that will then be displayed on our home page.

I have been wanting to participate in this contest for awhile. Since this week's theme is B&W .I thought I would finally join in. This was taken in NYC while Zoe was on her daddy's shoulders.

If you like to join the I Heart Faces contest click here.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Savannah Part 2

We were told that if you wanna get into The Lady and Sons(Paula Dean's place). You have to be in line at 8:45 in the morning to be put on a list for that day. Well you can see they were not kidding. The hostess came out at 9:30 and that is how you get a reservation. Nope you can't call this one in. By 11 am the whole day was booked and this is the "off" season.

We got a lunch reservation at 11 am. So we looked around downtown until it was time.

Savannah has a lot of town squares. I think they said there was 24 in downtown. All of the parks were very pretty.

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The hostess said to be back at 10:45 and stand across the street. You would think all the shops would get mad because so many people are blocking the doors. But we waited in another huge crowd until our name was called. It was kind of hilarious now that I think about it. It was like waiting to say "Cotheran's come on down"They have a menu but honestly who's gonna pass up a buffet? Well not us!

Fried chicken,mashed potatoes,mac & cheese,creamed corn..yummy!

The pancake looking thing is Paula's famous "hoecakes". It is fried corn bread and they suggest putting maple syrup on them.

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The best banana pudding I've ever eaten. And even though this was the most popular restaurant it was the cheapest meal we had.

Corey snuck away and bought me this beautiful rose made out of palm tree leaves. A man was selling them on a bench in the park. The whole thing is made with the leaves.

"Have you seen Jenny?" Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies.He just happened to be sitting there waiting on the bus. We were told that the bench that Tom Hanks sat on had to be removed. People were breaking it apart just to take a piece with them.

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Colonial Park Cemetery

These stones were knocked down during a war so they mounted them to the wall.

We toured the "pirate" ship that's behind me . It was very nice inside and out.

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The Pirate House is another restaurant that's listed as a must do. Well we were still full from lunch .But I really wanted to go in. This was really a pirates house back in the day. So we went in and had dessert.

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The sun had just set.

Corey has some Irish and Scottish heritage and loves anything to do with it. We hope you day we are able to travel to Ireland. But anyway we found a little Scottish pub Molly McPherson's. So later that night we went and had dinner. I have never had any of this food. But it was really good.

Meat Pies

Shepperd's Pie

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We both tried a lot of new things this weekend and enjoyed every minute of it. But I am glad to be home with my kiddos!