Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Megan 1st grade
Megan(1st) and Mitch(3rd)
The first day of school for all of us!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Italian Beef in the crock pot

Italian Beef
3-4 lb Pot roast
1 jar pepperocini peppers
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 C beef stock
1 medium onion, finely diced
garlic and pepper to taste

Cook all ingredients in crock pot(including juice of pepperocini peppers) on HIGH for 4 hours. Serve as sandwiches with mozzarella or Parmesan cheese.

This recipe came from a mom in a mom's group a long time ago.  It is super easy and one I dug up this summer for something different.

A Season of Change

Next week I start a new season in my life.  I will be going back to work.  In May I accepted the position as an Education Assistant at Lincoln Academy...also the kid's school.  The summer has been filled with lots of excitement and hesitation, especially as August rolled around.  It was great to be hired in May and still have 3 months as a full time mom, but it also gave me time to think, "oh shoot! work? really?!"  I haven't worked in almost nine years and never with kids so it will be a change for all of us.

Pray for me, Frank, the kids and my kindergarten students.  I have read Jeremiah 29:11 over and over and know that this is His plan for me in this new season.

Happy Birthday Hula Girl!

We celebrated Megan's 6th(July 18th) birthday with a Luau and all of our family a few weeks ago.  Megan's 5th year was a great one, and she has grown up so much, even just since the start of the summer.  In less than 2 weeks she will be a 1st grader and go to school all day just like her big brother.
Some of Megan's fabulous traits: her love of fashion and all things pink, her imagination, her great smile and her huge heart for others. Love ya, Megs!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Our Glenwood Trip

We took our annual Glenwood trip this summer with the Wernlein clan two weekends ago.  It was a hiking, swimming, adventure filled weekend, as usual.  This is our after the hot spring pool picture.  Unfortunately, all four of us ended up a little crispy, but we had a wonderful time and can't wait for next year.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Colorado Springs Vacation '12

The kids and me at Garden of the Gods

Over Father's Day weekend, last month,  we vacationed to Colorado Springs and did the local tourist thing.  We visited Garden of the God's, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and drove up Pikes Peak for a 14,000 foot view of our state.  It was a wonderful trip and great to get away for a few days.  A week after we got back the area we had just visited was overcome by one of the worst wildfires our state has seen in almost 10 years.  Some of the areas we had just visited were threatened by the Waldo Canyon Fire, and other were safe.  We felt lucky to have visited and made the memories we did, and are praying for all those affected.

Happy 4th

From our family to yours...we hope you had a very happy and festive 4th of July!