Friday, December 31
Posted by Tanya at 12/31/2010 07:00:00 AM
Wednesday, December 29
Sunday, December 12
We had Tasha, Phil, Ashleigh, and Justin, and Tamra, Josh, Catie, Emma, Beka, and Nathan over for dinner Friday night. We had breakfast for dinner...Chocolate chip pancakes (with syrup! of course), hashbrowns, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast burritos. It was very yummy!!!! Thanks to Jason, Tamra, Tasha, and Phil for helping me cook! This was 9 kids in my house...it actually wasn't too bad actually. I love that all the cousins play so well together! (yes, I forgot to take pictures)
Saturday morning we went to see the Flower Mound Christmas Parade with Tamra and family, and Tasha and family. Even though we've lived here for almost 11 years its the first time we've ever gone. The kids all behaved so well and thought that it was the coolest thing that they could just sit on the curb and people would give them candy!!!! (forgot to take pictures again)
Saturday afternoon we all went over to Tasha's house for a little get-together we had arranged for people to come see Tamra while she is in town. The kids wore themselves out playing again (the trampoline at Aunt Tasha's house is a big hit!!!). We got to see some people we hadn't seen in a long time and had a good time remembering when we were all in school. (and yes, forgot to take pictures again...sue me...)
It's been a busy weekend and looking like it will be a busy week this next week. Jason will be busy with work and I have 5 shifts scheduled next week. The kids have school christmas party's on thursday and an early release on friday. It is hard to believe that Christmas is in 2 weeks...
Posted by Tanya at 12/12/2010 02:17:00 AM
Friday, December 10
Posted by Tanya at 12/10/2010 10:17:00 AM
Thursday, December 9
things are good here...just busy. Kids are doing well with school and Jason and I are staying busy with work. We are looking forward to Christmas, the kids are especially excited. I actually have most of the christmas shopping done...now to just get the tree decorated and presents wrapped!
Posted by Tanya at 12/09/2010 09:15:00 AM
Friday, November 26
Posted by Tanya at 11/26/2010 05:10:00 PM
Friday, November 19
Posted by Tanya at 11/19/2010 07:16:00 AM
Wednesday, November 17
I had a busy weekend...had a friends birthday party to go to on saturday (Kobe Steak restaurant...yum!!!) Then another party on Sunday. Then work Monday and Tuesday, Support Group at work tonight...then I have tomorrow off. But, not really since I have a mountain of laundry to do :-) Then I work 5 days in a row so that I can have Thanksgiving off. I'm not doing much except sleeping and cleaning/laundry and cooking tomorrow. I will be so ready for my time off. Of course work is CRAZY BUSY so I will probably be called every day and asked to work :-) We'll see if I go in or not!
Posted by Tanya at 11/17/2010 11:25:00 PM
Friday, November 12
Posted by Tanya at 11/12/2010 11:24:00 AM
Tuesday, November 9
ok, let's see, what is going on with me????? (I'm a poet LOL)
I worked Friday, Saturday, and Sunday...spent sunday at work with a HORRIBLE sinus headache (I thought I was gonna die!) Pretty much overdosed myself on sinus meds and cough meds on monday and slept ALOT and I feel a bit better today. Today, Jason's car had a flat tire and since he had to work I was left without a car...not a big deal since I didn't really feel like going anywhere anyway. Tomorrow, I am supposed to have another office day at work followed by NICU Support Group. But, I don't think I'm gonna do a full office day because I still don't feel too great. I am looking forward to Support group though...I love that group! I work Thursday and Friday nights. Tamra and family come into town on Saturday and Jason and I are going to a birthday party in Dallas that night (Jason's mom is watching the kids for us). Then Sunday is another busy day...then back to work on Monday and Tuesday. Sometimes I really wish that life would just SLOW DOWN!!!! Oh, well, I guess I'll just deal with it as it comes along....
Posted by Tanya at 11/09/2010 08:14:00 PM
Friday, November 5
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Monday, November 1
Sunday, October 31
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Friday, October 29
Posted by Tanya at 10/29/2010 01:13:00 PM
Monday, October 25
stuff is going on...i hope it might get more interesting...it just isn't interesting stuff. It's life, and work, and just plain stuff...kinda boring stuff. Without saying too much....work has been kinda sad lately. I hate that!!!!
I've been working at least 4 shifts a week. So I'm getting pretty tired. This week I have 2 night-shifts scheduled and an office day and NICU support group on the same day as the office day., and then a class that starts at 8am on friday after I get off of work at 7am. Hopefully I can stay awake for the class?!?!?!?!?!?! But then I actually have a 3 day weekend off. I am looking forward to that!!!!
Jason is sick...probably a sinus infection caused by allergies but it always hits him pretty hard and makes him feel pretty yucky. Tristan is starting in with his sinus stuff but overall is doing okay. Rehanyn has a nice cough but actually didn't need medicine tonight so hopefully that is getting better. Adreyn is doing good :-)
Tamra and family are coming to the states in 18 days...looking forward to seeing them!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 10/25/2010 10:42:00 PM
Friday, October 22
Posted by Tanya at 10/22/2010 08:00:00 AM
Wednesday, October 20
This is a picture Tristan drew this week...It's the first one where the pictures are actually recognizable. He is doing so well. I also love how the person is no longer just a stick person!
He says this is him playing with birds. There are 3 birds flying around him and a compass rose at the top!
Posted by Tanya at 10/20/2010 11:28:00 PM
I'm so proud of myself! I actually have started Christmas shopping already!!!!! I've started shopping for the kids already...and I've already bought teacher gifts! My coupon shopping is paying off!!!!!!! And I've got all the gifts planned for the cousins...now just to execute those plans!!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 10/20/2010 10:36:00 PM
We had fun this past weekend. Saturday Adreyn got to go to a friend's block party...sounds like it was a great time. While she was there we took the other 2 to Red Robin for dinner and then went to Walmart. I found winter coats for the kids for only $14 each!
On Sunday afternoon Adreyn had a birthday skating party to attend so while she was at the party Jason, Tristan, Rehanyn and I went to Main Event and played some arcade games and an hour of bowling. It was lots of fun.
Since then, I've been working, Jason has been getting sick with allergies, Adreyn has been being lazy with keeping her school stuff organized, Tristan has been doing good at school but dealing with LOTS of allergies, and Rehanyn has been getting in a bit of trouble at home (any ideas for dealing with a child who is hiding food????)
We've been enjoying our family time lately!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 10/20/2010 08:06:00 AM
Friday, October 15
Posted by Tanya at 10/15/2010 08:48:00 AM
Wednesday, October 13
Tuesday, October 12
I've been trying to use coupons better and more efficiently. Still have a long way to go on that though...I need a better organizational system I think. Anyway, I'm getting better about actually taking the coupons to the store and not leaving them at home.
I've got several new websites linked up on the right side of my page (in the blog list) that I check on each day to see deals or how to stack coupons to get stuff for the least amount of coupons. The other nice thing is that most of these websites also let you know about free samples. Here's a couple of pictures of the free samples I've already received (and all I had to do was fill out my address...no credit card or anything)
Posted by Tanya at 10/12/2010 10:54:00 PM
Friday, October 8
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Monday, October 4
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Friday, October 1
Posted by Tanya at 10/01/2010 09:14:00 AM
Thursday, September 30
Adreyn has to take a snack to school every day. 5th grades don't eat until almost 1pm so they get a snack in the morning. However, this snack has to be semi-healthy. Adreyn has taken raisins and goldfish...but the other day she took SunChips and the teacher refused to let her eat them (grrrrr). So, I've been trying to figure out snacks for her that she likes but are more healthy, but are easy to get to school and can be eaten with her hands. She loves Gardetto's trail mix (so do I) and Chex mix but that stuff can get really expensive. So I went looking for recipes and here's what I found and what I've been doing today :-)
And I'm also gonna make this: Granola for Picky Kids
I just have to get the chex mix out of the oven.
I've already sampled the cracker mix....YUM!!!!
And the Chex mix smells so good!
Posted by Tanya at 9/30/2010 02:21:00 PM
Monday, September 27
I've got 2 days off. So now I get to be a good wife and mommy. In the next 2 days I get to:
go grocery shopping
* do laundry...started
* dishes...jason is keeping up on this
* do homework with the kids...not much homework this week
organize my coupon book sorta
* spend time with my honey
Oh, my favorite!!! I get to make the last payment on Jason's car!!!!!!
Hopefully, I can get it all done in just a couple days...cause, that's all I have before going back to work for 4 days. I'm working lots of overtime lately...I'm enjoying the paychecks but missing the time with my family. It will be nice when work evens out a bit and I can do a couple of weeks without extra shifts. Of course that probably won't happen until my week off after Thanksgiving. (I'd like to have the week of Thanksgiving off...but I didn't pick the right career for that...surprisingly enough, hospitals don't close on holidays, and people have babies on holidays. Heehee!)
Posted by Tanya at 9/27/2010 11:49:00 AM
Saturday, September 25
Last night just about killed me!!!! We started with 14 babies, admitted 2, transitioned 1, then I RAN (yes, really, full-out sprinted) to a code alarm delivery, and then got to go to another "get in here right now" delivery. I haven't had this busy of a night in a while...and I'm more than happy to not have another one for awhile. The problem is...if my Friday is crazy...usually my Saturday and Sunday are too!!!! Here's hoping tonight is better!!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 9/25/2010 10:23:00 AM
Friday, September 24
Posted by Tanya at 9/24/2010 10:46:00 AM
Thursday, September 23
My list to accomplish today (yes it's 2am)
sleep was in bed by 3am and slept until 11am!!!!
*finish laundry ***working on this...will probably take today and tomorrow to get finished....***
plan dinner (swiss steak...yum!)...and try to plan ahead for dinner this weekend while I work ***I'm thinking that BBQ pork ribs, chicken and rice sound good....now I need to pick one more meal then we are good for the weekend!***
find recipes for some easy healthy snacks to make and have at home (Adreyn takes snack to school each day...for morning snack since lunch for her isn't until 1pm)...***found recipes...now to get the stuff to make them!***
*of course...after cooking I'll then need to do dishes (or I may leave the dishes to Jason, hehe)
Now, I just need to manage to get to sleep tonight so I can accomplish stuff today!
Posted by Tanya at 9/23/2010 02:07:00 AM
Sunday, September 19
I went back to work on the 9th, then I worked the next 4 nights...so NOT the smartest way to come back from vacation. We were so busy too that there just wasn't a lot of time to catch up with my friends at work :-)
Then I had one night off and went back for 3 more shifts. So, 7 12-hour shifts in 8 days. I've been doing lots of sleeping!
The kids have been doing really well with school. Even Tristan has been having a good year so far...thank God!!! Adreyn auditioned for Choir and got in!!! So, we have some different choir events that we will be attending this year. Rehanyn has only gotten one red check this year (they use a green/yellow/red system in her classroom) and it was for TALKING...surprise, surprise!
We are looking forward to Tamra and family coming to visit in several weeks! The kids really want to see their cousins!!!!
I made a cake this weekend too...it was for one of my NICU babies :-)
Posted by Tanya at 9/19/2010 11:39:00 PM
Tuesday, September 7
* my "staycation" is almost over and I've been called 2 times now to see if I want to pick up shifts
* the girls birthday party (Adreyn, Rehanyn, and Ashleigh) was fun over at Tasha's house. It was nice to spend time with family
* Jason realized the other day that staying home all day with the kids...is frustrating. :-)
* I'm really not looking forward to going back to work...I miss my friends but it's been kind of nice being home at night
* I've almost got laundry caught up again...just in time to go back to work and let it get behind again
* I need to make more of the meatballs that I made last week...it was a new recipe and it was really yummy!!!!!
* I have lots of recipes to try...not gonna have time...good thing I bookmarked them
* I stole the idea from "dot" points from Tamra
* Rehanyn got in trouble at school today for...talking...this does not surprise me, what does surprise me is how long it took to happen.
* Adreyn is figuring out that 5th grade is harder than 4th grade and that it is very important to turn in your work and to do your homework.
* Tristan is doing okay...I'm probably gonna try to plan a teacher conference in the next couple of weeks though just to make sure things are going ok and to keep in the teachers face :-)
* I can't think of much else
* oh, and I LOVE this new background!!!!
Posted by Tanya at 9/07/2010 09:48:00 PM
Friday, September 3
Posted by Tanya at 9/03/2010 03:24:00 PM