June 17, 2019

Menu Monday 6•17•19

I'm going to need the time to slow down a little bit.  We are 2 weeks into Summer and I feel like I am already running out of time.  It could be that we spent most of last week in between doctors and one appointment after another.  I was supposed to have Liver Clinic today but that got bumped to next month,  I do have to do labs to update my MELD score this afternoon but mostly, I am taking today off from any kind of doctors office. 

But I am sure I will have a call or two from a doctor.  Anthony did his MRI on Friday and his Endocrinologist should have the results today.  She is pretty awesome at getting the ball rolling on things so I figure she will call me today with a game plan.  I'm excited and a little nervous about this whole growth hormone adventure we are about to start.  My anxiety is growing just thinking about it.  Ahh!  Let's start the week of with something super easy. 

Like food.  Because we all know I can talk about that all day long.  The only request for this week was that we have some "non chicken" dinners.  I think 2 days and 5 very different flavored dinners should be OK.  Here's what we are cooking up this week...

June 11, 2019

Mom Talk: Dinner Time Battles?

I remember being maybe around 7 or 8 and sitting down at the table with my brothers and sisters.  Dad brought this big pot over to the table and we are all anxiously waiting to see what he came up with for dinner.  That was how Dad cooked.  Unless you were in the kitchen helping, you just never knew what he was going to put on the table.  I feel so bad for all the kids that came over to eat and were absolutely horrified by our dinners.  Or maybe not.  I liked to think, in a way, Dad gave me a little something that I have passed down to my boys.

He raised us on a very diverse diet.  He taught us to keep an open mind try new foods. He also taught us to be respectful and not to turn up our noses at what someone took the time to put together and serve us.  That's not to say we didn't run into things that we really really didn't like.  The point was we tried it and then decided if we liked it or not.  Food can be quite deceiving...

June 10, 2019

Menu Plan 6•10•19

I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be a great day.  First Monday of Summer Break should be chill, but then I remembered how crazy this day is about to get and I threw the blankets back over my head and hid for just a few more minutes.  I'm not ready. But there's no hiding from it so... Happy Monday!

Days like today are the reason I plan out my menu each week.  Knowing what I need to do during the day to make the actual cooking part of the day easier is key.  Today we have two different appointments, at the same time, across town.  I am beyond thankful to have such awesome in-laws who will take Alex to the Dentist while we take Poncho to meet the Oncologist.  Anthony was supposed to have his MRI at the same time too but we bumped that a few days so that I could be with him and everyone was less stressed out by then. I hope.

Menu Monday

But for now, lets just start with what we have lined up for dinners this week! Its another simple and quick kind of week!  My favorite!

June 7, 2019

What's up Weekend? 6•7•19

Hello day one of Summer Break.  I had big plans to sleep in and wake up when the boys needed me for anything.  But you know how things go when I plan them.  Instead, I was up at 5:45 and in a cleaning fit by 6:30.  Its 10am now and the house is clean, I've done 2 loads of laundry, vacuumed, finished all the dishes, made a loaf of banana bread and cleaned the boys bathroom.  Oh and this is happening.

We are finally getting Ponchos hole fixed.  A friend of a friend said they could knock it out for me this morning.  And that he'd be here at 8:30.  So, thankfully I was still on my school groove and up early!  Because the house was a wreck.  Thank God its Friday is right!

Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week

June 6, 2019

Wild Australia at the San Antonio Zoo

Its no secret around here that we love the zoo.  And so when we heard that their theme for the summer was Australia, excited doesn't cover it.  And so last weekend we went to check it out.  I can't get over how cute it all is.  And I know I have been talking about it for over a week now, but there are Koalas and Kangaroos too!

So over the past few summers, they set out a theme.  Last year it was Zoorassic Park and there were animatronic dinosaurs and sculptures everywhere.  The year before that it was Bug Mania.  Thats where we ate the crickets.  YUM.  This year it is all things Aussie.  

June 4, 2019

June Goals and Mantras

Lets start this new month by pretending last month didn't happen therefor any goals that were set and not met, never really existed!  Cool?  OK cool.  Seriously though, I'm not even going to go though what I planned to do and what I didn't get done. It was a crazy month. But it's over.

So I'm just going to wipe the slate clean and call it good.  Happy JUNE everyone.  We have 2 days of school left.  And then its sweet freedom for the next 3 months!  Hello Summer Break!  I'm so excited!  Probably more excited than the boys are.  Hello guilt free late nights! And yes, sleeping in!  But more than anything I just love having my boys home!

As far as goals go I'm going to go a little easy on myself as we ease into the month.  I know the boys are going to be bored in a mater of days and there is still a lot going on so, I'm not about to push my luck.  So here is what I came up with.