Friday, August 24, 2012

Generation's B-Day Party

It's Friday! Yay! So glad it's almost the weekend. With my allergies/cold this week has been pretty miserable. I'm feeling a little better today, but it's probably because I made Scott shut all the windows and turn the AC back on. We're suppose to be going to Lake Mill's tomorrow but I'm still not sure if I'm going to feel up to it or not yet, I'll wait until the last minute to make a decision.

So almost 2 weeks ago we all went down to the VFW for a Generation's B-Day Party. The party was celebrating several of Scott's family/friends. The party was mainly to celebrate GG's 80th B-Day, but then we also celebrated a 20th, several 50th, some 60th, and some 70th Birthday's too. It was a lot of fun but we did cut out before 8 p.m. so we could go enjoy a bonfire at Aunt Missy's (since this summer has been crazy and we haven't had a chance to go out there as much as usual).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Leftovers

I can't believe summer is almost over with. I start my semester in 5 days and Connor starts school in 13 days. I can't believe I'm going to have a kindergartner in under 2 weeks! Where did the time go? We got all of his school supplies a couple of weeks ago now we just have to sharpen the pencils and we're good to go. I'm so hoping it'll go smoothly but I haven't a feeling this is going to be a huge adjustment for us.

So for this months book club, it was Jessica's turn to pick and so we read The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta. Overall we were all pretty torn on how we liked the book. A couple of people loved the book and a couple of people (myself included) seemed to not. I felt like there was way to many things left open that could have been addressed. Me & Sarah both felt it would have been more interesting if it would have focused more on the people who disappeared and how that happened. Either way it was a pretty decent book. It wouldn't be one of my first choices to recommend to someone but I wouldn't say not to read it, make sense?

Monday, August 20, 2012


What a weekend it was. Hope every one's weekend was better than my friend's. Can't believe it's Monday morning already, and of course it has to start out like crap. Connor was in a mood, I slept crappy, figures it's Monday, lol. Oh well, I guess the week can only get better!

So a few weeks ago I finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This is actually the first book I've read on my kindle! I "borrowed" a copy from the Library for 3 weeks but didn't end up needing it for that long. I enjoyed the book and her journey on the trail. The thing I feel it was missing was more details about after she got off the trail. The story is all about how she changed on the trail and it tells us eventually where she ends up but doesn't really specify how long it took her to get there. Was it something immediate? Otherwise it was a very interesting book and I'm glad I read it.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Billy & Candie's Wedding

Drama, drama, drama. Wow! Wont go into any details but my phone has been blowing up since yesterday at 7 a.m. I'm so glad we have unlimited texting now. I've only had the new phone for like 2.5 weeks and I've already sent over 2k text's. I know, it seems crazy, but someone told me their kid sends about 15k a month, so it doesn't seem as bad, lol.

So 2 weekends ago Billy & Candie got married! It's so nice to see people getting married who you know are each others soul mates. They are just so incredibly happy and it shows. Their wedding and reception were very nice (minus one very rude server). They had a photo booth, just like her sister, and I wish we would have thought of that. It's such a cute idea! We ended up giving them some awesome pampered chef mixing bowls (they love pampered chef from what I've heard) so I hope they love them! I wish them all the luck in the world and hope their honeymoon is awesome (they delayed it for a couple of weeks).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Egg and Cheese Puffs

So the kids had their final swimming lesson last night. Savannah ended up staying home with me though because she has a slight tummy ache. So far so good today, but I don't want to curse it by saying she's better yet. Connor was in his second round of Dolphin/Preschool-2 class and he still didn't pass. But it's okay, he made some great improvements. Last time he had half of the 20ish check list things that he needed to work on this time it was only 4.

So a couple of weeks ago for work we had a pot luck. I made some of my Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins but for Scott I decided to try a new recipe, so I went to and found THIS recipe for Egg and Cheese Puffs. I followed the recipe exactly and they were a big hit. The recipe actually made several more than it stated it would so there where plenty of leftovers. I actually popped a small bagful in the freezer for later. Word of advise, use the metal liners for them. A bunch of people in the comments section said that without putting a liner they stuck really bad, so I used regular liners....and they still stuck really bad. A co-worker said to try the metal ones, so I'll do that next time I make these.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Christian Family Reunion

Poor little Savannah, I think she's kind of got an upset stomach. I'll spare the details, but it's not very fun! Hopefully she gets over it quickly, kids are usually pretty resilient. Last night of swimming lessons tonight for the summer. Can't believe summer is already winding down. They just go by way to quickly, don't they?

So a few weeks ago was the Christian Family Reunion. There's always a lot of people and this year there was a lot of great food and a fun bouncy house for the kids to play in. This is the first time I've gone in a few years - for some reason they kept sending the invite to Scott & Amanda, so I refused to go until they got it right, lol, well this year they got it right. A difference this year was a kids raffle. Each kid got a ticket, and 5 kids got money. Savannah got to pick the $20 prize, and Ella won! Unfortunately we didn't get to stay long because it was the same weekend as the Festival, but next year they've moved weekends so that shouldn't be a problem.

Monday, August 13, 2012

St. Dennis Festival

Another weekend coming to a close. Anyone do anything fun? Monday mornings always suck it seems.... and today was no exception to the rule. Direct TV called this morning say we owe $52 for a PPV from 2.5 years ago. WTF. Can they really charge for something so long ago? That doesn't seem right at all. What would have happened if we got a PPV every couple of months, there is no way we could afford a couple hundred dollar bill. Our bills were automatically paid so it's not something I kept that close of an eye on. Needless to say I'm ticked off about the whole situation, I cussed the guy out and he still he still had the guts to say that he hoped we could be customers again someday, um.... no way!

So it's been 2 weeks but I still wanted to write about the St. Dennis Festival. It's the annual festival that we do every summer, it's the church where we got married and both kids were baptized in. It's always a lot of fun. Lots to eat, drink, and games to play! Connor went to the treasure chest way to many times! And we played a ton of pop toss and filled our fridge up with Gatorade. Buddy & Connor both got their face painted and all of kids got balloon animals (none which lasted very long, lol - oh well!). It was a really fun weekend like always and now we get to count down until next year's festival!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Puppy Chow

So Scott & Matt went to go see the new Batman movie tonight, so it's just me and the kids at home. We played in the basement for awhile (while I tried to start organizing the disaster that it is) then we ran to Copps to get the kids some Popsicles, now the kids are watching Peter Pan and I just finished reading a book. Pretty uneventful Friday night, but it's nice.

So for camping I decided to make some Puppy Chow. I've never made Puppy Chow before, so I went to and found THIS recipe. It made a lot more than I expected, I didn't follow the recipe exactly, I think I ended up putting a little bit more of everything into it but it turned out great. That's something I probably shouldn't make to often because I might just sit and eat the entire thing! Yumm! It is a great snack though to have while you're camping, so next time we're camping I'll be sure to make this again.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

28 Day Bootcamp

Tuesday morning here. Not much to report. Worked out last night, started reading a new book for book club and had dinner at the in-laws. That pretty much sums up our Monday night. So far Tuesday is going pretty smoothly both kids seem to be in good moods, so hopefully that will continue. Both kids are running around playing while I drink my morning coffee and check a few things on the computer.

So recently I checked out from the Library Sparkpeoples: 28 Day Bootcamp. Unfortunately I only got to check it out for a week so I only used the video 4 times. The whole DVD is an 84 minute workout (way to long for me, since there's always so much going on) but it is neatly broken into smaller segments. The first night I did one of the 20 minute sections, then the second night I did a slightly longer section and the 3rd and 4th I started from the top and did the warm up and the first 2 - 12 minute sections. All are really great workouts but I think I sweat more by starting at the beginning and doing those first sections. Either way, whichever combination you decide to do you'll get your heart rate going. The biggest criticism I have is that they seem to go really fast doing the exercises. Sometimes it took me awhile to really figure out what they were doing. I wish they would have slowed some of those down so I didn't feel like I was moving at hyper speed. Overall, I would say this is more of an intermediate DVD (b/c of the speed) but it is one that I will check out from the library again.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dane County Fair

Monday already. So glad I don't have school on Monday's anymore- well at least for another 3 weeks before I start up again. Did everyone have a good weekend? Yesterday was a pretty lazy day around here. Made 4 jars of Bread & Butter Pickles and wrapped a bunch of presents, that's about it.

A couple of weeks ago was the Dane County Fair. We've gone on Sunday the last couple of years but not always with the same people. This year we went with the Moore family and with Scott's parents. I got some sugar covered nuts (yum), the Moore's purchased some tastey chips, and Jim & Pat bought some yummy wine slush stuff. And of course Connor had to go win his "fishy" friend! We only ever stay a couple of hours but it's always a lot of fun. I really wanted to take one of the cute bunnies that I saw home! The animals were probably the kids favorite part.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Camping With The Moore's

So how is every one's Sunday going? We're going to be taking it very easy today: partially because Connor is in a "mood" and partially because we just need a lazy day. Our summer's are always so frantically busy that we don't get many days to "do nothing". So that's what we're going to do today. Going to play on the computer, read some books and maybe do some cleaning (but that's a big maybe, lol).

So a few weeks ago we went "camping" with Scott's sister's family & his parents. We waited to long to be able to get into any of the places that we wanted to, so we decided to save some money and camped in the back yard. Unfortunately Friday night Scott & I were super sick, so me and Savannah went home to sleep and Scott & Connor toughed it out in the tent. The big thing Saturday was the Aquatic Center but because of my swimmers ear from the previous weekend, I couldn't go, so Savannah and I went back home and took a good nap. Throughout the weekend there was a lot of yummy food to eat, we took a walk to Dairy Queen, and we also had some light saber duels in the backyard, lol. Other than being sick Friday night the weekend was a lot of fun.