Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Coco will have a birthday next week.

I asked her tonight to make us a wish list.

This is what she brought me.
1. Cell phone
2. DSI 3D
3. Good (new) camera
4. Bulletin Board
5. New purse
6. Paris Perfume
7. Lots of stickers
8. Notebook w/ pens
9. Reba seasons 1 & 2
10. Lemonheads
11. 2 sim cards
12. Allowed to wear makeup to school :)

She will be turning 11. I can see in her list the changes from a little girl to becoming a young lady. Each year will be harder on her Mama

Daddy and Mama have already said NO to number 12!!!!

We will be preparing and planning for a small affair to celebrate her 11 years next week.

Monday, June 13, 2011


I found this recipe in one of those little cook books you can get at the checkout counter at Walmart.

Pork Chops over Apples and Stuffing

Not the best photo but it was really good.

4-6 pork chops
1 can apple pie filling
1 box cornbread stuffing
1-2 tbls oil
1-3 tbls brown sugar

Brown the pork chops in the oil over med heat. I used creole seasoning, salt and pepper on the chops while browning
Prepare stuffing as directed
Oil 13x9 pan, spread apple filling in bottom of pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the apples.
Place chops on top of apples and spoon stuffing on top of chops.
Cover and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes.
Let rest for few minutes prior to serving.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Another year down! My baby is now a middle schooler :(

This is the 1st day of 5th grade

The last day of 5th grade.

She was a straight A student this year. Participated in SEEK, played basketball and softball, earned the Gold in math. She will leave the building she has known for the past 6 years and move to another world. She is excited and nervous at the same time. Lots of changes coming for our girl. Changes her Mama is not ready for. My hope is that these next few years will be a happy fun experience for her.

We have lots of summer plans as our list in the previous post shows. Lots of memories to make and new experiences for us as a family.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I have to begin with the apology. I found this idea on a blog and now I can't find it in my bookmarks. I should use pinterest, huh?

Anyhoo, on to our list. Last year we made a list on paper and put it on the fridge. We did a little better this year.
We started with a Hobby Lobby Frame 1/2 off.

Coco chose green gingham scrapbook paper for the background. I had the other green paper and pink letter stickers.

She made her list with a dry erase marker. It was a family affair making the list. Dad and I got to include a few things we want to do.

Some things on our list:
Help in Joplin
Swim at the lake
Bass Pro (dad)
Harbor Village Grove, OK (me)
Naturals baseball game
Cookout with friends

Loving our list. This might just stay up all year to make lists for each season. Good reminder of taking the time to have fun as a family.

Thanks to the talented blogger that made this first!!!!