Thursday, January 29, 2009

Card Swap

I love to craft, that is not a secret, but I do not profess to be especially good. So when my friend Stacy (and friends) at Little Birdie Secrets offered up a card swap I jumped in with 2 feet, then I remembered........... I don't make cards, GULP! But here is what I came up with.

Hopefully it will blend in enough so as not to stand out as the one ghetto card in the sea of fabulous cards. But I must say, I can't wait to get the loot!! Then I will
have lots of ideas for the next swap! You should go check out their blog. It is craft-tastic!! Thanks Stacy for all the great craft ideas! We need to get together and craft soon!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Good day!

Yesterday was a pretty down day for me. My denial of my mom having cancer finally came to an end and I felt very weak, emotionally, mentally and physically (I had no will power). (She started her latest round of chemo which will make her hair fall out, got a port put in her chest which is the next step before she starts the stem cell transplant. Or so I think, so many details!) But today I feel hopeful. Perhaps it is because I woke up to a beautiful light dusting of snow, which looks heavenly. Or maybe because I made the kids a healthy and aesthetically pleasing breakfast of scrambled eggs, bananas and blueberries. Not sure, but I know the Lord will never give us anything that we can't handle. I just have to have faith and do my part. There is purpose in all things!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stroller giveaway!!

What an awesome stroller and an awesome giveaway. Wouldn't that be cool to win?


I just scanned and uploaded a bunch of old school pics onto facebook. If you are on there as one of my friends check them out. They crack me up!!! Now I need to go find more. Most of the ones I just did were during my college days. I need to find some high school and maybe even younger!


I love giveaways and of course winning stuff, here are some I have entered this week, what about you, do you have any?

Mommin' It Up
Mommy Snacks .Net
Homemaker Hero
Ramblings & Writings
Busy Mama Blog Designs
Lizzy's Dear Life
Hormone Colored Reviews
A Little Bliss and No Whining Pleez
Stop and Smell the Chocolates

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I am NOT a cook

Let me repeat that, I am NOT a cook. That doesn't mean I don't cook, or that we don't have meals every night as a family, we do, but they are usually very simple. So when I see a recipe and it has a million ingredients I usually say forget it. For a while now I have been wanting to make lettuce wraps (like PF Chang's), but the recipes always call for SO many ingredients, most of which I do not like. So last night I took the plunge and only used the lettuce, chicken, premade store bought sauce, bean sprouts and carrots and voila!!! It was tasty too! I think it may be healthier as well, at least that is what I am hoping!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year ROLL CALL

I'm here, are you? I thought I would ask you readers out there to drop me a comment to let me know you are out there. Otherwise I am just a crazy mom of 3 talking to herself, which is ok in and of itself, but I may be considered ready for a white straight jacket if I am waiting for a response to my dialogues (don't you have to have at least two people to have a DI-alogue). Anyways, would love to know if you are out there and listening to my random thoughts, so please let me know!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2009! Don't be a stranger!!
XOXO, April

Rockin' with The Watkins

We got Rock Band 2 from Santa this year and the kids have loved playing it while Spencer and I continue to unpack boxes and move furniture around. Ally also got Lips from Daddy and because she says she is going to be a singer when she grows up she has to practice. And practice she has been doing......a lot! Lips is actually pretty fun. It is like a kareoke version of Rock Band and the songs are more pop than rock. And Ally is very much like me, we love our pop!

Here they are singing Bleeding Love, which is one Ally knows well so we hear it a lot!

Even Max is getting in on being a Rock Star!!!

True to Watkins form, he apparently loves to sing!! I love this clip of him!

Christmas Sharing

Uncle Tom and Max

My Father in Law Terry, Spencer and Uncle Ross
(this is what they look like after eating, always hashing something out)

Max looks like he has had enough Christmas

Ally proudly showing her Webkinz

It was a very merry Webkinz Christmas and Colin was so happy about that!!
Hope you all had a nice one too!!!

Morning Surprise

This is what I saw when I sat up in bed this morning. So pretty! And this time I can enjoy it. Starting about 3 weeks ago or so, it started snowing here in the Seattle area, like crazy! Usually it will melt in a day or two, but this year it has lasted for weeks. Which any other year I would LOVE and embrace, but we were in the middle of trying to close on the house and move. Not a good time for snow. So unfortunately we never got to enjoy the massive amount of unusual snow we got this year. So to see a little bit of it this morning makes me a smile. It's almost like a do over.