Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time To Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

Well, today was it! Got married? Nope, already did that..mmmmmm 14 years ago. Pregnant again? Nope, not sure we'll ever be blessed like that again. Adopted a baby? Nope, that fell through in February.... at least for now. What could be our big news????? It was John's last day on his current job.

John is working on the farm now and is a full time, year around employee of our farm!!! We are beyond excited! We had been praying for some time that God would show us where he needed to be. His company was closing it's door to short hauls and drivers being home nightly and only doing longer hauls when my parents offered him the position. We are beyond excited that he will get to be home more, lots more and tuck the kiddos in EVERY night. It also means he will be learning some new skills (more on pruning, thinning, fertilizing, spraying and those things that he has never had much to do with, until now). He already knows how to pick, haul, deliver and such. We also will be buying our first cows and our horizons will be expanded! He did take a cut in pay but not by much and we will save gas money and wear and tear on a vehicle too. We sold our old mini van and are back down to two vehicles so the savings on auto insurance will help too!

His schedule is much more flexible and that is a welcome! He also will be getting on with the county as a school bus driver. That will help with insurance cost and bring in an extra almost $800 a month. We are so blessed!!!! So, here's to our endeavor!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Picture Dump

The swwt puppies we have raised on a bottle and treated as our own babies.

The momma to the puppies (the black one) Mollie Lou and the daddy (the tan one) Jake.

Mason sporting his new specks!

John getting the wasp nest out of the boys' playyard.

The men folk relaxing in front of the tube.

Our sweet Mia thinks she is human stretched out on my loveseat outside on the front porch. LOL!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Menu

Here is what's on our menu for May! What is on yours? Are you trying any new recipes?

                          MAY 2012

1 Chicken fingers, butter peas, mac & cheese, fried okra

2Cube steak, butter peas, mac & cheese, sautéed zucchini

3 Ribs, baked beans, potato salad

4 Take out: Pizza and wings

5 Enchiladas, rice, beans and salad

6 Pork chops, apples, green beans, rice

7 Sloppy joes, slaw, oven fries

8 Milk gravy, biscuits, sausage, cantaloupe

9 Tilapia, corn, green beans, slaw

10 Chili dogs, chips

11 Chicken fingers, peph peas, mac and cheese

12 Burgers, oven fries, salad

13 Beef stew, cornbread

14 BLT’s, oven fries

15 Spaghetti, bread, salad

16 Nacho Bar

17 Squash, peph peas, fried okra, potato salad, cornbread

18 Homemade pizza, wings, salad

19 Grilled steak, salad, baked potatoes

20 Taco salad, chips and salsa

21 Chicken fingers, corn, squash, salad

22 Take OUT: Boys choice1

23 Kraut and wieners, fried potatoes, , pintos, mac & cheese

24 Burgers, chips, salad

25 BBQ pork potatoes

26-30 Vacation

31 Cheeseburger mac, peph peas, salad


Chocolate cake, Homemade ice cream, oatmeal raisin cookies, strawberry pie, Chocolate pudding, fresh fruit, Chocolate pie