Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Few Pics From Our First Cruise

We had the time of our lives. We enjoyed it so much that we are ready to book our next cruise. I think we are going to book the next one for 7 or 8 days and go to Belize and Roatan and Cozumel.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My New Post Signature

Just checking out my new post signature

Sunday, August 14, 2011


This is our newest addition to the family. Her name is Stormy and she is an English Bulldog. She is absolutely precious! My daughter has wanted an English Bulldog for as long as I can remember. She has liked them since she saw one on the Westminster Dog Show a long time ago.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011


My husband had his appointment with his neurologist today and the DAT Scan on his brain confirmed Parkinson's Disease. They are trying him on some meds that will increase in strength over three weeks and then if that does not help the tremors, they will try Botox injections into the muscles that are affected. If that then does not help they will proceed with deep brain stimulation with a pacemaker. Please keep him and our family in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It is Here!!!!

My Cricut finally arrived in the mail yesterday. I can't wait to start playing with it later today. My husband said, "that is what you were so excited about getting?" I said, "Absolutely" and he said "to each his own, I guess". They just don't understand, do they?

Got the job! Yay Me!!!

Yesterday, I was offered the job I interviewed for the other day. I am so excited. It is exactly what I was looking for. I will still be home in the evenings and only work 3 early hours on Saturdays. God is so good all the time!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oh Cricut, Oh Cricut, Wherefore art thou my Cricut!?

So, I ordered myself a new Cricut Create about a week and I still have not received it. I have been patient, but, I am now eager to get my new toy so that I can start playing with it. I am hoping to use it for making some Christmas gifts and I need to get them started.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Job Interview tomorrow!!

So, I just got called for a job interview with a bank that I applied to for a part-time position I applied for. I have been looking for something part-time to cover the cost of my hobbies, scrapbooking and sewing.and just recently got interested in quilting. I hope this works out so that I can still be home to help Mike with the boys before and after school.

Home Made Zuppa Toscano Soup

So , I tried my hand at Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscano Soup last night for dinner and it was fantastic. It was really easy to make and it was a hit with most of the family! You know how picky some kids are.

This is the recipe I used:


1 lb. Italian sausage ( I like mild sausage )
2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 can Oscar Meyer bacon bits
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups kale or 2 cups swiss chard,chopped ( I used kale )
2 cans chicken broth
1 quart water 1 cup heavy whipping cream


1. Cook sausage in a 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes
2. Drain sausages on paper towels and cut into slices.
3. Place onions, potatoes, chicken broth, water, and garlic in pot and cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
4. Add sausage and bacon.
5. Salt and pepper to taste.
6. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
7. Turn to low heat.
8. Add kale and cream.
9. Heat through and serve.