Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Day at the Beach


We had an absolutely fantastic weekend. The fun started on Friday night when 3 cousins slept the night at our house. Then we woke up Saturday and went to a local lake and played on the beach and had a picnic for lunch. We left there, went home, changed and headed to the zoo with my parents and sister,Megan, who is in from Kansas with her baby. We ate out for dinner and headed home. Needless to say the kids crashed.

It was so nice to not have any obligations or events scheduled for a change, and to just be able to have fun with the kids. It seems that often our weekends are more jam-packed with places to be and things to do that we don't get to enjoy those days off. We need more of these days.
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Monkey Bread

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When I was a kid, an aunt of mine made Monkey Bread for us one morning. I loved it then, but had forgotten about it and didn't have it again for years. Once I was grown with a couple of kids, I suddenly remembered the yummy goodness that is Monkey Bread and began a search for the recipe. I couldn't wait to make it for my children and they now love it as much as I do. This weekend I made it for breakfast for my 4 kids, my nephew and 2 neices. It's a special breakfast treat that we only have every so often. When you see the recipe, you'll know why. It's not exactly nutritious!

Monkey Bread Recipe

You'll need:
4 cans refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar

What You'll Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
Cut the biscuits into fourths.
Pour the cinnamon and sugar into a medium sized ziploc bag.
Drop the biscuits pieces (10 or so at a time)into the bag and shake,coating well
with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Lay the coated biscuit pieces in the bundt pan.

Combine the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan and boil for one minute.
Pour brown sugar/butter mixture over the biscuit pieces.
Bake for 35 minutes.

Enjoy the buttery, sugary, sticky yumminess!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Just One More Reason I LOVE Summer.....


I love flip flops! I wear them every day during the summer. Fortunately, so do my kids.

And that means...NO SOCKS!!

This was the huge pile of socks that had not been put away. I hate that this happens and it really bothers me. When I am staying on top of the laundry, I fold socks with each load. But if I start getting behind and clean clothes start piling up, I fold the other stuff first, and socks get thrown in a basket.

I was home from church with two babes who weren't feeling good, so I attacked the mountain. They are all matched and put away now.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


It has been a while since I last posted, I know. We have been extremely busy and I have been very, very tired lately. I just trudge through the day, waiting for the second that I get to fall into my bed. Praying for more energy, or to realize what it is that is sucking me dry. I am really just counting the minutes until school is out and I can rest.

But in the midst of all the chaos, I got new floors, French doors hung in my foyer,a brand new stove, a new kitchen light(the old one hadn't worked in quite some time) and a new front door installed. My hubby has been working his hiney off and my house is looking great because of it.
We also recently celebrated our 10th anniversary recently, which I didn't blog about because we didn't much celebrate, since he had a "mandatory" crawfish boil with his work. But I will say that the past 10 years have been absolutely wonderful, and I wouldn't change a thing about them.

While at said crawfish boil, we discovered a great state park that we are taking the kids back to in a couple of weeks. We went canoeing and "hiking" on nature trails, if you can really call it hiking in Louisiana...everything is so flat that it is pretty much just walking through the woods. But it was lovely just the same. Except for the "snake" that I saw. Cecil swears it was a salamander, but I'm not convinced.

And then there was Mother's Day, which I also failed to blog about. I've really got to get on the ball, I'm missing some great blogging opportunities. A quick recap of the day: We went to church, then had lunch with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Then we came home and I cooked dinner for my family, and my parents. Oh that reminds me, I have to share the recipe that I cooked for them. Maybe I'll get to that later on today. Well, that about catches you up on the happenings of late.

Have a wonderful day, all!!