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Saturday, April 21, 2012


Whatever is on my mind right now; that's what this post is about. Here it goes:

  • Had brunch with my good friend Susan today. It was long overdue.
  • Trying to get my house clean is like trying to get a tan in February (in Northern Indiana)
  • I need to run some errands, but don't feel like using that much gas
  • Tom doesn't have any gigs this weekend. Kind of nice that we can get stuff done outside.
  • Olivia got her report card last week. One subject has me kind of concerned.
  • Leighton is getting so big and is really starting to be mobile. Oh gosh, time to baby-proof.
  • We're going to get family pictures taken in July.
  • I cannot wait for our vacation. Less than 2 months.
  • I bought a tanning package and can't wait to start going. Unfortunately, it will take quite a few sessions to notice a difference
  • Lemon juice and water-it's what Olivia sprayed on her hair trying to lighten it.
  • I don't like having garage sales, but I love going to them.
  • We traded our Nissan Altima in for a Nissan Rogue last month. I need to do a post on that.
  • Tom is still driving his jeep that is almost 12 years old.
  • Next year at this time we will be picking Olivia's high school schedule. No, I cannot believe it.
  • Also next year at this time, my step-daughter will be graduating from college. Can't believe that either.
  • The washing machine is off balance-i hate it when that happens. So noisy!

Yep, all of this is random but it was on my mind so now it's on my blog.

Happy Weekend!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Weekend

Happy Easter to all!

This weekend I've been busy doing things around the house and getting all the Easter goodie bags and baskets ready for tomorrow.

I've been ahead of schedule this year, which is kind of scary! Olivia and Leighton are the only two getting "real" Easter baskets. The others I buy for are getting Easter themed lunch bags filled with fun stuff. I figured it would be easier this way. I was even on schedule and sent the two that needed to go out of town earlier this week. Emily and Chris can't be with us for Easter but I still wanted to let them know they are thought of.

Our family always goes to my mom's house for Easter. She loves to have us over; and loves to cook a huge meal for everyone. I'm helping by making a dish I found on pinterest. It's a loaded baked potato casserole. Ingredients are: shredded hash browns, sour cream, shredded cheese bacon bits and ranch dip packet. Everything gets mixed together and cooked for about 45 minutes. Oh gosh, it sounds so good. I'm anxious to eat it already!

Olivia also wanted to make a dessert so we're making coconut macaroons made into nest shapes. I made little cupcakes that we're going to frost and decorate to look like little chicks. The chicks will sit in the nests. I'm hoping they turn out as cute as I picture them to.

I hope your family has a blessed weekend.