Thursday, November 4, 2010

Craziness - but Life is Good!

This week has been a bit crazy.  I started babysitting for a friend's little boy on Wednesday.  This is something that has been in the works since January, if you can believe that!  When she found out I was staying home with my boys she asked if I would be willing to watch her baby once she returned to work . . in November!  I couldn't believe it.  It was what I had hoped for and it landed in my lap!  So, this little guy was born August 13th and the 12 weeks passed quickly!  Throwing a third little boy in the mix has kinda thrown our schedule for a loop.  Trying to shift a few things around to try and get everyone up, fed, teeth brushed, and happy is taking a little getting used to but it is working.  He is great; a routine baby actually . He is like clockwork!  So I am just shifting Josh and Nate's schedule slightly to make it all work.  The other thing is my time - I had my schedule pretty well set for teaching time with the boys as well as time to get my projects done.  Right now, those things have taken a back seat but I hope to start working those things back in next week. 

Yes, I love blogging and I'm not stopping :-)  I've learned the joys of scheduling posts so I can write several at once - usually in the evening while relaxing and watching TV but this week even that has lagged a little.  I've been a little tired to really think through the post ideas I have written down.  Plus with two 30 day challenges going on, it is taking up my normal post time.  Once one "expires" here in a few days, I'll have crafts, ideas, recipes and more to post!  (I know you can't wait!!)

Otherwise, we are doing well.  Darryl's job is still questionable due to the death of the owner recently and the change of hands that will occur based on the will.  We are just waiting on God.  It is his plan.  We have gotten involved again in our church praise band and are enjoying that too.  The boys are doing great!  Josh just went to his 2 year check-up and his perfectly healthy and Nate is my dare devil!!

That's enough "musing" for one night!  Just wanted to share what's going on here :-)

Worship . . Wednesdays . . .-

I don't know why it is so hard to get this post up on Wednesdays but it is LOL  I think I'll just go back to the weekly song idea

This week - I picked a favorite Artist - Brandon Heath.  I like all of his songs so I just picked one!!  Enjoy :-)

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 24

Day 24 - Something you have learned

Wow.  Well, I've learned a lot in life that is for sure!  But these came to mind first:
1) Nothing sounds better than hearing a baby laugh out loud
2) God does always answer prayer - just not always in our time or the way we want
3) It is more fun to watch TV with my best friend (aka my husband) than with anyone else
4) For every one great recipe I try, there will be 10 failures ;-)
5) Once a teacher, always a teacher!!

Check out Katie's Journey (see the button on the side of my blog!) to read some more posts

(Oops!  I had this written a few days ago but didn't schedule it to post nor did I remember to post it yesterday!)

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Tonight's meal was a total, 100% success.  I've always liked Quiche and try new recipes periodically.  A lot of them end up being a little greasy from the meat or a little watery.  In my husband's words "This is like something they would serve at a fine restaurant".  That is quite a complement. 

Ham and Cheese Quiche

1 pre-made pie shell
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup diced ham
1/4 cup diced onion
1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375

Spray pan in a small pan and saute onions with ham for approx 6 min.  Put the ham and onions in the bottom of the pie shell; top with shredded cheese.  In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, cream, salt and pepper until well blended.  Pour over the top.  Bake 35-45 minutes until set (When you take the quiche out of the oven, the middle of the pie should not jiggle)

** A couple of notes:
You really need a deep dish pie crust.  You can either buy a frozen one or pie the refrigerated crust and put it in your own pie pan.
I purchased a package of diced ham in the meat section - it made this a super fast supper!
My husband suggested serving fried potatoes/hash browns with this along with the muffins I made.

For a full picture tutorial of this recipe, click here

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 25

Day 25 - Put your Ipod on Shuffle and list the first 10 songs

Ok, I guess I'm behind the times because I don't have an Ipod.  I don't really need one.  I'm home all day so I listen to CD's (kids and my own), the radio or my player on my blog.  You can check out my weekly song to see lots of favorite or just listen to my player :-)

30 Days of Thankfullness Challenge

November 4, 2010
Today, I am thankful for heat :-)  Yes, I am one of those people who refuse to turn on the heat until we can't stand it anymore.  Honestly, I probably would still be holding out except I started babysitting a little 2 1/2 month old today and I felt it wouldn't be so great for his dad to drop him off with frost on my nose ;-) LOL  So we kicked on the furnace last night and it fired right up.  I guess you don't realize how chilly you are until you feel that warmth coming out of the vents and it feels sooooo good!  So, yes, today I am thankful for my heat :-)