Saturday, January 28, 2012

Family Time

Spending time with my family is one thing that always makes me smile. The entire house smells like chili. My first attempt at making it on my own, and it smells divine. Tastes pretty good too, if I do say so myself.
The kids are playing with Chase's firetruck. We're watching "Hook". Robin Williams does a fantastic job as Peter Pan, and Dustin Hoffman makes a wonderful Captain Hook. If you've never seen it I would definitely recommend it. It's a great kids movie. The next movie I'm planning for Movie Night is "Muppet Treasure Island", if I can ever catch it on at a decent hour.
I love being able to share movies, books, and other things that I enjoyed with my kids. It's nice being able to pass that along to them. Earlier Jean'-Luc read 3 books to Chase. One of them was "If You Give A Pig A Party" it's a sequel (kinda) to "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie". I love seeing them spend time together. Plus it gives Chase story time, and Jean'-Luc reading practice all at the same time. Also, right now in his spare time, he's reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
Very proud of Jean'-Luc. His hard work paid off this week. He got a 100 on his reading test, and a 100 on his grammar test. Can't wait to see what he does on his science and social studies tests this coming week.
My life is so very blessed right now. I have a husband I adore who I know adores me as well, great kids, and we're all healthy. Who could ask for more? Not me. Right now I'm a very happy lady.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Time Flies

I know people say "Time flies when you're having fun", but time flies regardless. Three years has passed in what seems to be the blink of an eye. We laid my dad to rest three years ago today. At times it doesn't feel like it's only been three years, it seems like longer. Then on days like today it feels like yesterday. There is a new country song out now that makes me cry every time I hear it. "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away". It definitely fits perfectly. While my older boys will always have the memories of their "PaPa", Chase won't. That is so unfair to me. However, I promise to keep his memory alive sharing stories, and memories with the munchkin. At least he'll know his PaPa that way, and of course through the pictures I have that I treasure.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Life this week has brought some changes to our household. One of those being major. My 12 year old Stepson Jean'-Luc has moved in with us. He needed a change. Things are slowly getting back to normal. He starts school here tomorrow. I know he's nervous, and I can't blame him. It's hard being pulled from the only school you've ever known. Not to mention an entire state. I think he'll do okay. Time will tell. However, he is a joy to be around, and his baby brother is beyond thrilled. Right now it sounds as if there is a herd of elephants in my dining room. Hard to believe it's just the two of them.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Great New Product

Listerine Total Care Zero Mouthwash
This product is unbelievable. It does a fantastic job, it makes my mouth feel wonderful for hours after use. There is no alcohol in it so it is not as intense as other mouthwashes. My only complaint is the fact that the taste does leave a lot to be desired. However, I will continue to use the product.

I was chosen to take part in a Sample Share sponsored by Crowdtap. As part of this Sample Share I was provided with the product. The opinions I shared here are mine and mine alone. Crowdtap in no way influenced my opinion.