Saturday, December 18, 2010

Motherhood Musings

I lay my hand on my swollen belly and I feel my little one within respond with a jab. I laugh out loud, overwhelmed with what pure joy feels like.

My son places his hand in the same place only to be met with total motionless silence.

The beginning of sibling rivalry. :)

My husband and I assure him that one day, very soon, you will be able to see the kicks and definitely feel them.

He doesn't look so sure and goes off to play with cars.

As if on cue, I get another kick and I have to stifle a giggle. Its like having a secret joke among a loved one.

I am overwhelmed with this gift of carrying a child and of the joy and complete agony of motherhood.

I could not feel more blessed.

Thank you Lord.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Central Ohio readers

For those who live in or close to central Ohio, I wanted to let you know about a free family fun event.

At the main public library downtown, they have an awesome Train for the holidays. The display even includes Thomas and Percy!!!

(They also have free one hour parking in the garage.)

Something fun for the whole family and free?!?! Count me in !

Monday, December 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Cleaning out the freezer

This week we are trying something new. Instead of leftover night, we are trying clean out the freezer night. I noticed that my freezing extras is a blessing....until my freezer starts to spill over. I will have to let y'all know how it goes! I also am having one of my favorites this week! Hoisin pork chops whose leftover become the yummiest lettuce wraps you have ever tasted. I just throw a couple extra chops on the grill and a couple of nights later, supper is super easy! Happy eating y'all!!

Monday: Freezer clean out- If its been frozen and can be heated in some way- you can eat it!

Tuesday: Roast turkey breast, rosemary redskin potatoes, stuffing, green beans

Wednesday: Hoisin pork chops, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, roasted green peppers

Thursday: Turkey noodle casserole, spinach salad

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Lettuce wraps, fried rice, egg rolls

Sunday: Roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, crescent rolls