Friday, January 23, 2009

feeling better

Still feel a bit yucky physically, but mentally I'm back to normal. Well, I don't think anyone would call me "normal" but I'm back to my goofy self for the most part! I've spent the last few days praying a lot. Not just for myself, but for Parker, and Harper, and Brayden, and so many others. It's amazing how spending some time in prayer can release all of the bad stuff bouncing around in your brain. I have a renewed sense of happy and I can say for certainty that it is all because of Him.

This morning I got to sleep in a little. My sweet hubby (thanks sweetie!) took Olivia to school. He's not able to do that often, maybe a couple times a year, but when he does it's such a welcome break!! So Ben and I got up this morning and had some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Yep, that hit the spot!!

Oh, and speaking of food, I made some yummy pasta last night that I saw when watching the Food Network the other day. The best part? My kids ACTUALLY ate spinach!! Score 10 pts for the picky eaters team!!!

Even my husband, who claims to not like spinach, ate it. Although next time I'll cut the recipe in half cause it made a TON. And since I served it as a side dish to baked chicken we really didn't need this much pasta!! You can find the recipe here.

The good thing about being a bit down this week is that I managed to get some layouts done. Scrapbooking is *so* therapeutic for me. I can just sit in my room, enjoy looking at my photos and reliving the memories as I scrap.

Here's a few pages that I put together. The first one is my favorite. I managed to snap these photos while my son was eating a hot dog. I simply zoomed in on his face while he was eating and snapped away. He didn't even know I was taking pictures of him!

This layout is pretty self-explanatory. My kids *love* swimming in our pool. And it's a big production in this house getting everything ready to go swimming...right down to their gargles (what my kids call "goggles"). I don't correct them cause I love how they say it :)

And I scrapped some older photos. I had to scrap the photos I had cause my printer decided it didn't want to print very well this week. I think it's about ready to bite the dust. Kinda like my computer. My computer is 7 1/2 yrs old and my printer is 3 1/2 yrs old. We're hoping to get a new computer very soon. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Anyway, this layout is from a visit to a local farm in Alabama that we went to in October '07. We were there for hours. The kids had *so* much fun!

Another layout from the same trip to the farm. Only this one will go in my son's album. This little pony was so cute and Ben was just in love with him. The pony kept trying to nibble his ear...or bite it off, I'm not quite sure! But it made for cute pictures!

I have a couple more that I'll share tomorrow. I've also been rearranging my albums and I'll share that soon, too. And maybe I'll even share some of my first-ever layouts. That should be good for a laugh or 2!!


Tami said...

I'm glad you starting to feel better Michelle!

Those pumpkin chocolate chip muffins looks sooooooo good!

3QTGUYS said...

Glad you are better! I love seeing your layouts! They are so refreshing....a little unique! Thanks for the inspiration!

cheryl said...

So glad you're feeling better, been praying for you. Thanks for the recipe tips too, will try the pasta soon.

Carol said...

Yum-O! That pasta looks delicious. As do the muffins!!

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