Friday, February 19, 2010

Foto Friday : Hearts

OK, so I've just discovered Foto Friday (Thanks, Marine Corps Nomad ! :) ) and while I didn't exactly participate in the challenge I hope that it is ok to share this photo that I took 3.5 years ago on a cross country trip.... I had great plans to use it as a valentine the following February, but life interfered, so I'd love to share it now. :)

Location: Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO.

Thanks for letting me play. Now that I've discovered this challenge, I hope to actually REALLY participate every now and again! :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday

Ummmmm..... Have I mentioned that my little family pooled their funds and bought me an itouch for my birthday in November? It is one of the best little tools! (And if we were fans of AT&T, I'd *almost* (gasp) consider the cost of an iphone....well... then again, maybe not, but it could be tempting)

So anyway.... here is a little of What Works for Me this Wednesday....

I can read "out of print" books (ie... classics, among others) in "ebook" format.... my favorite app is Stanza, but did you know that the itouch/phone can also function as a Kindle? COOL!!!

I can carry multiple versions of the Bible in the palm of my hand(How awesome is that? I can even "highlight" in different colors!)

Did I mention that my kids LOVE to look up definitions on the dictionary that comes already installed? It used to be a chore to get them to use the dictionary... in part because most of the ones we had seldom had the words they were looking for! (Come on... the oldest is only in 7th grade.... this shouldn't be that difficult!)

And the maps app? It has been so cool at AWANA, when my little Sparkies get to their Missionary sections to pull out the itouch and zoom in to the country and city that their missionaries live and work in!
These are just some of my favorites on the first screen~ I'll save some for another Wednesday, but for now... this is what works for me!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Menu Planning Monday, 2 + 8 = 10 ;)

So, my daughter likes to see patterns in the dates.... and today was 2/8/10, hence my equation in the title. :)

Ah... menu for the week? Haven't done this for a while and need to start back! You can see what about 300 other families have on their menus this week at just click the banner above.
  • Monday~ A Turkey Chili concoction that I made using a frozen veggie mix from Trader Joes.... it has edamame, corn and red peppers in it... edamame, because dried beans don't like DH, but edamame seem to be fine! :) It was yum, served with cornbread and sauteed greenbeans with caramelized onions.
  • Tuesday~ Soup... either French Fry or Broccoli... I have fixin's for either
  • Wednesday~ Turkey Meatballs and rice with salad
  • Thursday~ Creamed Tuna over Crackers and steamed asparagus
  • Friday~ Turkey Burgers
  • Saturday~ Hmmm..... not sure yet~
  • Sunday~ Possibly dinner out with the family & friends~ or maybe we'll come up with a menu plan... have to chat.
If I get the chance, I'll add in some recipes later~