Friday was the last day of school. I know one little boy who is relieved. No more alarm going off at 6:30 (although he still gets up around that time).
To say thank you to Addison and Harry’s teachers I decided on a school themed yarn wreath. This would also make a great start of the school year gift to get off on the right foot. Nothing wrong with a little parent-teacher bribery with a cute craft. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 30, 2012
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If you know me, you know I’m not a runner. If you love running then more power to you but I just don’t get it. Dear Husband ran two marathons and while he said he enjoyed the training and actual race I’m not sure if I truly believe him.
Running a 5K (while much more manageable than a marathon) has never really crossed my mind. Until now.
Imagine running a 5K, starting out in your white t-shirt and shorts and ending up looking like this…
You may have heard of The Dirty Dash. Those crazy runners have come up with a new 5K concept. One in which you get blasted with color throughout the race. That actually sounds…fun. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 29, 2012
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 26, 2012
It’s almost here…we’re done counting down the days and now counting down the hours. Summer is one last bus ride away.
Along with the joys of summer comes the sorrow of our electric bill. If last year was any indication of this year (and I’m praying that it’s not) then we’re in for a scorcher. Water park and popsicle here we come. But what am I to do about this dern electric bill? (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 25, 2012
I have a confession to make. My entire life I’ve always pronounced Galveston; Gavelston. I don’t know what it is but I have the hardest time putting the “l” before the “v.” I feel like poor ‘ol George W. trying to give a speech on nuclear energy. It never comes out just right.
On Saturday of our little Galveston trip we took a historic tour. We met Bobby Sanderson (a 4th generation Galvestonian) at the visitor’s center for a two-hour tour. He runs the Galveston Island Historic Tour and is a self-proclaimed expert on all things old on the island. I have to admit that he was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. He took us on a tour of historic homes and tree sculptures. In 2008 hurricane Ike ripped the island a new one and destroyed homes, trees, businesses, you name it. At the time we wondered if the island was going to recover. Those Galvestonians made lemonade out of those lemons and have come back with a bang. There are new businesses catering to tourists along the sea wall and when a historic hotel on the pier was damaged beyond repair they tore that down and are about to open a new amusement park on the pier complete with roller coasters, ferris wheel and a Bubba Gump Shrimp. Things are looking up for Galveston. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 23, 2012
Last weekend my mom and I had a little “girls only” trip with my aunt (her sister) and my cousin. My aunt and cousin live in Houston so we thought Galveston was an easy get-away for all of us. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 22, 2012
The school year is winding down, spring is giving way to summer and 5th grade girls are standing on the edge of a vast chasm. They must cross a rickety bridge to get to the other side called middle school. They eagerly look ahead to independence, 8th grade boys and mascara stashed in their back packs. Before they take that step away from childhood I want to honor the girls they were and the women they will become with a Big Girl Tea Party. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 17, 2012
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 16, 2012
“Let the children come to me and do not hinder them; for to such as these belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” – Mark 10: 13-16
This past weekend, Mother’s Day weekend, was the semi-annual baby dedication at church. I’m pretty sure they orchestrate this event just to make me cry and start to think I want another baby. Oh wait. It’s not all about me. Plus, I’ve got my hands full with my two sweet boys so I quickly got over the ‘having another baby’ idea. (more…)
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 15, 2012
In my never-ending search for ways to sneak veggies into my kids bellies I have revamped my stuffed shells recipe. The secret word is…Squash. This recipe is packed with butternut squash, yellow zucchini squash and mushrooms. I know that mushrooms are not in the squash family but don’t count then out. They are still a fun guy.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, it to sneak squash into your families diet and bold face lie if they ask what that mushroom is doing in there. The answer is…it’s part of the meat. Just eat.
Posted by Hugs, Kisses and Snot on May 14, 2012