Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here is what they said:
Ryan: airplane rides (on my feet)
Becca: you; the food, well not really because we got to go out all the time; waking up to find fresh lemonade in the fridge
Andy: clean P.E. clothes
Dave: everything (I'm thinking that was a cop out because he was afraid if he said specific things I'd question him why he didn't miss other things!)
So, I guess what my kids need me for is omelets, fresh squeezed lemonade and laundry. Hmmm.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This morning I came home from being away for a few days to find every single towel, pillow, blanket, air mattress, sleeping bag, sheet, and pillowcase in two huge piled up forts at opposite ends of our upstairs hallway. My first thought was, "Why is everything out? Put it all away, quick!!" But my visible reaction was, "Wow, looks like fun. Let's make sure you get it all put away after church because we need to get ready right now."
I thought Dave had made forts with the kids last night and that they had slept in them.
After church Dave came upstairs and said, " What is all this?!" I told him I thought he'd done it with the kids and he told me it wasn't there when he left at 8am. So he thought the huge mess was on my time. The kids cleaned everything up and it was absolutely not a big deal, but I was instantly reminded of how we often jump to conclusions and create misunderstandings due to lack of knowledge!
The lesson learned is practice patience then get the scoop before you get psycho!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
A few weeks ago I taught a class for our Stake Women's Conference on "Speedy Suppers". I probably sounded more like an infomercial for my favorite gadgets that make my life easier, but I also brought 3 dishes so people could sample the food and I gave everyone a packet with 4 complete quick and easy menus.
I am the first to admit that I often do things the hard way so my husband thought it was ironic that I titled the class "Scrumptious Speedy Suppers" and went to bed at 4am after preparing everything! In my defense I must say that the recipes really were speedy but I had to make enough for over 100 people, so that's what took so long. And as long as they are scrumptious...that's the most important part!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Toffee Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 cups toffee bits
1 1/4 cups English toffee bits or crushed English Toffee Bars
1 cup semisweet (or milk chocolate) chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/4 cup coconut flakes
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place butter in 9 x 13 baking dish and melt for 4 minute or until butter melts. Layer graham cracker crumbs and all other ingredients in order in baking dish over butter. Press firmly. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in dish, then cut into 24 bars. We like them best cold, but they do not need to be refrigerated.
3:00-3:15 pick up at middle school
3:10-3:45 orthodontist appointments
3:00-5:30 high school track practice
3:45-5:00 cub scouts
4:20-5:30 soccer game in Concord
4:45-5:15 flute lesson
4:00-6:00 baseball practice
5:00-6:15 St. Mary's track practice
7:00-8:15 Young Men's/Young Women's/Activity Days
7:00-8:30 soccer practice
In between all of that, I had the electricians and garage door repairman out and made snacks for 7 girls.
I used to say our afternoon activities were like puzzle pieces, but today the puzzle doesn't fit together!!
***update: cancelled ortho and flute, rain cancelled baseball, we all survived***