Friday, February 20, 2009

Missin' my punkin head!

I am so, so glad that DD is coming home today! We didn't have school this week because of Winter Break, and she went camping with some friends from church. She has had an absolute blast, and I'm so glad she was able to go -- I just miss her! We're together 24 hours a day, and to not have her for four days is just plain hard! She makes the house have "life," and her laughter, and yes, even her poutiness, has been missed for sure! She will be home in the next couple of hours, and DH is bringing home some pizza and salad - yum-o! Actually, we kind of had a date night last night -- we made steak, baked potato, and salad. It was perfectly yummy, and we enjoyed just being able to talk without being interrupted -- it was very nice. We actually are planning on doing this once a month, maybe letting Granny keep her overnight. Anyway, I really should get into the kitchen and put away the dishes and get some clothes into the washer.

Back to homeschool on Monday! Yippee! God bless!

P.S. I might be adding another blog about menu planning and meals. It's something I'm very into and just might do it! =P

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The year is going so fast!

I can't believe it's almost halfway through February! This year is going by so fast! DD just turned 11, going on 16! She is such a firecracker! She has unending energy, which I wish she could share! =P She enjoys her free time outside as much as possible playing with the next-door neighbors, which I'm really glad about! I used to LOVE playing outside when I was a kid -- playing basketball or riding my bike all around the neighborhood, exploring the glorious world around me. Oh, to go back to the carefree days of childhood! I love watching DD laughing and enjoying her days of youth. It makes me realize just how few days we actually have on this earth. Remember to go where you can, when you can, how you can because you never know when you won't be able to! I'm so thankful for all the experiences I've had in my life, and I hope to be able to let DD experience some of those for herself so she can look back in her life and be happy. God is so good, and I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunities He has given us.

On another note, I am working on getting back to cooking dinner every night at home. I believe I'll try some bacon-wrapped chicken with a sweet homemade BBQ sauce over it. This sounds totally yummy! I'll let ya know how it turns out!

Have a great day at church tomorrow -- I'm looking forward to hearing what God has in store for us! I'm going to have to teach Sunday School for DN tomorrow, so I'm nervous about that -- I better go study! God bless!