Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Menu plan for November 2015

I wish there was sushi involved but there is not....

11/1 - 11/7
Monday - Grilled pork, smashed potatoes, salad
Tuesday - Taco Salad
Wednesday - Grilled chicken, salad
Thursday - Shrimp Scampi, Pasta and Spinach Alfredo
 Friday - French Toast and bacon

 11/8 - 11/14
Monday - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
Tuesday - BBQ pork, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday - Sausage gravy and biscuits
Thursday - Mac n Cheese, ham, broccoli
Friday - Steak, baked sweet potatoes, salad

11/15 - 11/21
Monday - Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday - Sausage and Spaghetti, salad
Wednesday - Fried potatoes and eggs
Thursday - Grilled Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans
Friday -  Texas beef skillet

11/22 - 11/28
Monday - Pancakes and bacon
Tuesday - Lasagna
Wednesday - Sausage potato casserole
Thursday - TURKEY DAY
Friday - Fish, smashed potatoes, corn

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Our Orlando Florida Vaca

We had just the most fantastic time. The weather was perfect! Even the sales pitch wasn't bad. (We had signed on to listen to them pitch us a Time Share) It was so easy to say no, cuz it totally was not our style!! We hate big fancy places!! Tho, I said no twice and then told Kevin he was going to have to literally speak the word "NO" before they would take no for an answer. Once he did, it was over. Ha!

Universal and Islands of Adventure were both awesome! I am a movie buff, so it was a dream theme park for me I enjoyed it way more than I did Disney (tho Disney was fun too, I am just not that into Disney, plus I am sure it has improved since I was 16!)

Tanner even got to ride several rides. He mostly trembled through them, but he did love the Minion ride and the Storm (Xmen girl character) ride, which seems funny, but it was one of those that flip you around and around. He liked Spiderman, but was scared.He kept saying he wanted to ride HULK, but Hulk was a scary roller coaster, that none of us wanted to ride. He and Raechel both REALLY enjoyed Seuss Landing (We did that day three)

We LOVED Harry Potter world and had a butterbeer all three days We bought the girls the interactive wands the first day and when we came back the second day we went straight back to Diagon Alley and they went through and did all the spells there, while Kevin and Tanner played in the shade. Then we went to Hogsmeade and they did them there. We rode the Escape from Gringotts ride the first day, it is in Diagon Alley, then the Hogwarts ride the second day.

The third day we did the rest of Islands of Adventure and the couple of rides we missed but wanted to do at Universal (Transformers and Minions)

The wait times were not that bad, even tho the park was SUPER busy. It was the most crowded on MONDAY! But everyone seemed foreign. Barely heard English, and it was mostly British English! We waited the longest for Escape from Gringotts and Minions and Transformers. And it was about an hour for those. About 45 minutes for several of them, but most of them we only waited 10 minutes all three days!!

The girls loved the water rides the most, they were in Islands of Adventure, the Toon Landing section and Jurassic park had a bit of actual water. I recommend bringing a change of clothes!!! We did not and they were kinda miserable. tho they did not complain much. I mean they would spray you with water in other rides, but it was minor, no change of clothes needed til we got to those ones.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Tanner and snow and God

Funny story about snow. 
Tanner was pouting the other day because he wanted to play in the snow but all there was out there was mud. 
He said, can I go get snow? 
I told him no, God makes it snow. 
So he says, so is God up in the sky shaking the snow down? (He's already figured out that God is in Heaven and that's somewhere above the sky) 
And I said, no because He set nature in motion and that's where snow comes from..the clouds and weather and nature (because I'm obviously so great at 'splaining things.
so he says - Well, I need to talk to Him about this. Can I call Him? 
And after I laughed for a while, haha, I told him noooo, prayers is you talking to God. God hears you and sees you all the time! 
So he said - You mean when we eat and when we go to bed, that prayers? 
I answered in the affirmative and he said, 
Sooo, God sees us all, but we can't see Him? 
Another affirmative from me... 
Sooooo, God saw Raechel when she called me a meanie brat in her bedroom? Is he gonna lell at her?
Yet more cackling from me, then I said no, he won't yell at her.

Long story longer, later that night when he was praying he was at the end and then said - oh no stop! Then he leaned over and whispered in my ear We fordot snow!! And then said in his prayer, And please snow for us.

He hasn't stopped talking about God seeing us either. He kept telling me all the stuff he was doing that day and said "God saw me do that."

Had to share. It was adorbs. Hahaha

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Please stop hate

This is just a little info for people who believe (and post what seem to me to be hate-filled intimidation articles about it, I have seen several) that the current measles outbreak (Disney-land) is due to "more people choosing not to vaccinate" This statement is, in fact, not true. The US vaccine rates have remained steadily above the target of 90% since 1999. In fact, the coverage increased more than 1% in 2013, from the previous year. Another fact is that the rates only dropped below the target of 90% in three different years since 1994, all of them pre-1999. (data is not available on this page about 2014)

I know people like to get riled up over folks not vaccinating! But the fact is that basically the target percentage (or more) of children have been vaccinated for the past 17 years. Meaning that "more people are choosing not to vaccinate" is a lie. (I guess it is possible that the vaccine rates for 2014 will be below 90%, but I don't think so)

All that the articles I've read are doing is giving the mobs a person to throw stones at. (Hopefully that will remain a metaphor)
Vaccinate your children if you want to.
Please stop trying to state as a fact that those who don't vaccinate are responsible for these diseases' existence. That is completely untrue and unfair.
If you are worried about the measles, ask your doctor to test you or whoever you are worried about, to see if you have an immunity. If not, you can be prepared. (If you think you want to try another shot, I am sure they'd be happy to administer it)
And for newborns, breastfeed them.

Blame and bullying have no place in REAL health care. If you cannot accomplish what you want with out scare tactics, then maybe what you want to accomplish is not really such a great goal.