Saturday, December 17, 2011

We made it..........

Wow that was one long drive.  8 hours in the car but we made it.  We checked into our hotel and made our way to attempt to find the place that was holding our tickets.  I guess I never realized how busy the Orlando Florida area would be. We managed to find a Walmart so we could buy our groceries for the week. We are very blessed that our hotel has a full kitchen:)  That is one of the reasons we picked this hotel plus we are staying here for free- Yea!!

I am not sure if it is pure excitement or not sleeping in my own bed but I have not been able to sleep past 6 am.  Yesterday, I got up before 5 am and this morning I was up and showered ready to start my day before 6 am.

Today's plans I do believe are to eat breakfast- the hotel we are staying at has a free hot breakfast every morning:)  Then we have to locate the Lowes down here to do the Build and Grow event.  I think we are going to try to go to Sea World today- what fun:)  I hope to take lots of pictures, that I will of course share with you all.

Have a blessed and safe day where ever your travels take you:)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Our family winter trip

I know you all have been patiently awaiting to hear where we will be going on our family winter trip.  Normally, we go and spend winter break with my inlaws in NC.  But this year, we were very blessed to be able to go a little further.

I wanted to post this earlier but by the time we found out we were going, we had to get everything ready as soon as possible.  And with our family luck, we cannot seem to get away for a wonderful trip without a visit to the boys doctor (will explain that one later).

We have been saving for 4 years for this family trip and still had a few years to go.  We were very blessed with an early Christmas present that allowed us to take this trip now:)

We surprised the boys with a 24 clue scavenger hunt- it was great- they were running inside and outside trying to find and decipher the clues that would tell them where we were going.  It was so hard keeping this secret.  I wanted to shout out we were going- I am so excited.
The beginning of the scavenger hunt
Found a clue
The last clue before the reveal
YEA!!!!!!!  Everyone so excited:)
These are just a few pictures of our scavenger hunt.  Everyone is super excited to go to Disney.  We left yesterday and drove 6 hours down.  My goal is so get everyone up and ready, go down to breakfast and make our drive the rest of the 7 hours down.  We will see how that works out:)  I will try to update on how everything is going throughout the week.

We hope your family has a blessed week:)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Menu plan for the week of 12/12/2011

This is a short week for us.  We are leaving Thursday afternoon for our winter break trip.  Here is our menu plan for this short week:

Homemade Yogurt with oats and raisins mixed in X2
Baked Oatmeal with Apples X2

Sandwich- turkey, ham, chicken, grilled cheese, tuna, egg salad or PB&J

Unbaked Sausage Ziti and green beans
Tuna casserole
Leftovers if there are any- if not waffles and fruit

PB Crackers

Big Huge Thanks:)

I would love to thank everyone for your warm get well wishes and prayers.  I am so blessed that I felt so much better the next day.  I was hoping that I would be the only one that ended up sick.  I was hoping:)  Unfortunately, my little Michael ended up with some icky virus that lasted from Tuesday until Friday.  My poor baby didn't want to do anything but cuddle with mommy:)

I am so happy to say that what ever nasty icky virus we ended up with, only went through myself and my little one.  Everyone else is healthy and happy.

I have so much catching up to do.  I will do my best to blog as much as I can before we end up leaving Thursday afternoon:) 

Hope your family is healthy and happy:)

Monday, December 5, 2011


You are probably wondering where in the world I dissapeared to.  The router at my house gave up.  We called our Internet Provider, which is sending us a new router.  Unfortunately, it won't be here for a couple of more days :(

Plus, I have ended up catching a very nasty virus.  I am at the library trying to not to breathe on anyone,  on my son's laptop, so I could update you guys real quick.  Sorry.  Hope you and your families are all well:)

When I get better and get my new router- I will return.  Keep your fingers crossed the router will be here soon and please keep me in your prayers that I may return to my normal healthy self:)

Have a blessed day~ Theresa

Friday, December 2, 2011

Starbucks- Day 2 of 12 Days of Gifting

Today is day 2 of Starbucks 12 Days of Giving:
Todays Specials are:
Starbucks Christmas Blend 1 LB- regular price- $14.95- on sale today for $9.95

Starbucks Via Ready Brew Christmas Blend 12pk- regular price- $11.95- on sale today for $7.95

These sale prices are for today 12/02/2011 only.  New Specials tomorrow:)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Starbucks- Day 1 of 12 Days of Gifting

Today is Day 1 of Starbucks 12 days of Holiday Gifting.

Todays special is:

Holday Starbucks Petite 4pk- regular price- 5.00- on sale today for $3.95

Or (2) 4pk Petites- regular price- $10- on sale today for $6/2

These sale prices are for today 12/01/2011 only.