Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

1. I now know why I never grow my hair out! My hair is the longest it has EVER been and it is AWFUL in this humidity! The positive side is that it is long enough to wear curly if I want, but I have to be in the right mood. Unless I am staying in the office all day (which never happens) straightening my hair is a big.fat.waste.of.time!

2. Speaking of hair, Leila's hair is a HOT MESS! It is in such an awkward stage that I don't even know what to do with it. Someone PLEASE HELP ME!! I can't stand it when it is down, which means I am ALWAYS putting in pony tails. Would you cut the back to make it more of a shortish bob until it all evens out? Cutting her bangs is not really an option since I must have them grown out. Please feel free to offer advice!

3. I'm very excited for our family trip to the Lake of the Ozarks in August. We have been doing this yearly trip since I was a little girl. My whole Rader side of the family goes and it is eventful to say the least. I missed a few years here and there throughout college, but that is life. Malakai has went every year since he was born and it is now a much looked forward to tradition for him as well. We eat at the same restaurants, ride the same go-karts, and get custard at the same places. The family time is very much enjoyed by all!!

4. Fantasy Football is right around the corner!! Love it!!

5. Big Brother makes me VERY happy! Do you think it is a requirement to have an annoying laugh?! OMG!

6. I survived my first (that I count) Glamping/float trip! It ended up being a very fun and eventful time. There are a few things I would do different (like avoiding the Party Pit) next time but had a blast with everyone we went with. Definitely have to take Malakai camping! He would LOVE it!!

7. Not only have I been awful at blogging lately, I've been awful at picture taking! I hate that! You can blog and catch up on what you missed, but you can't catch up on those days of missed pictures. Ugh!!

8. If you NEVER read any of the posts I link, PLEASE, read this one! It is SO true and I can post it because I am guilty of it as well!!

9. I ordered the Planet Earth: Pole to Pole DVD for Malakai and he is now OBSESSED! Check it out, discoverystore.com still has it on sale for $1.99!! I also had a free shipping code (which is since expired) which made this an even more awesome deal. He loves it!

10. Whenever you go to a party and have to bring a dish (appetizer, side, whatever), what is your go-to item you like to take? Please feel free to link to, or enter the entire recipe.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Yes, it is Monday again :)

Monday: Yummy Bean Burritos
Chips and Salsa

Tuesday: Baked Swiss Chicken
Caesar Salad

Wednesday: I have a work function so Josh is doing dinner :)
Crescent Dogs
Macaroni and Cheese
Fresh Fruit

Thursday: Sausage and Rice

Friday: Date Night for Josh and I...probably ordering pizza for the kids :)

Saturday: Smoked Turkey and Artichoke Panini's
Grilled Asparagus
Fresh Fruit

Sunday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Cheese Garlic Bread

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mail Call!!!

I would give ANYTHING to have family that lived close by! I HATE that we are spread all across the United States. One of the few good things that come from this is receiving care packages! My kids absolutely LOVE getting things in the mail. As I'm sure, most do. So you can imagine the glow in their little eyes when this package, from Aunt Heather and Uncle J Paul came for them!!

I immediately got my camera to take pics because it was so cute and creative!! We LOVED deciding which individual items were picked out by Aunt Heather and which ones came from Uncle J Paul ;)

Here is a pic BEFORE the kids tore into it!

Not only was the stuff so cute, but there was TWO of EVERYTHING! That meant NO fighting over who gets what! Thank you guys for that!! You have no idea what a lifesaver that was.

There were only two items that were different, but it was obvious one was for Leila and the other was for Malakai.

Here is another view of all the fun loot. The shot glasses were a little side item thrown in for mommy and daddy!

Thanks Aunt Heather and Uncle J Paul! We love you TONS and Miss you SOOOOOOO much!!<>

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Computer cord....can't charge the laptop!!

Working on getting it fixed :)