Artichokes, pepperoni and onions, just the way I love it!
Southern Man ordered 4 more of these to take home for me! I wrapped them slice by slice and froze them. I had them for great quick meals. It last me almost 2 weeks! Yes I ate for 2 out of me 3 meals a day! I had not had pizza like this in 10 years! I could not help myself!!
See our family style cozy booth! What a great time we had there! Good food, good music, great service!
This resturant was amazing! Even the soda was healthy!
Corn Syrup free!!
Pete's prides themselves on great service and healthy choices!
There were a ton of cute shops to explore and the neighborhood was friendly and clean!
The other day, my little girl and I were waiting around for her Daddy(Southern Man) to arrive home and kill those few minutes before we sat down to dinner. She was so ancy for dinner. So I decide to seize the moment and write her a song to occupy her mind.
There we were two silly girls, singing along to the words we were coming up with to make her song. We were having so much fun.
Yesterday on a trip to the dentist, I heard her sweet voice coming from the back seat of my suv singing her sweet song. She was so proud! I started singing along with her.
We had a dear friend traveling with us and she was so tickled to hear the song we had come up with.
We are having our quite time after lunch right now. I sat down to write to all of you and what did I hear coming from her room, but the sweet song she had made for me....
"Mom, Mom, I love you Mom!"I love, I love, I love you all the time. Mom, Mom I lovvvvvve you!, Oh Mom, I love you".
I am sooo holding back the tears right now! Her sweet amazing voice just made my heart grow twice in size!
Winter is in full bloom at my house, literally. The grass is the greenest it has ever been in my back yard and full too! Southern Man is headed out that way to cut the grass this weekend, CRAZY! Last year we had several inches of snow back there and could only imagine grass.
Well my children and I are making the best of it! My 3 year old cracks up every day when she has to switch back and forth between turtle necks and t-shirts. Lucky for her she is a silly girl and loves to change her clothes and style at least twice a day!
Well, our class room is covered in snow flakes(paper ones), Valentine Hearts, History of Dr. Martin Luther King and a preview of Dr. Seuss.
Here is our art wall, with the only snowmen we have seen this season! However they are a fun craft to make!
Our theme tree is covered in winter hopes!
Our reading center is full of winter stories!
And we are starting our morning off with warm winter breakfast, to keep our faith snow will come!
I hope our winter season decor and themes help you get your winter season in full bloom!
share with us what's going on in your class room. I love new ideas!
I had this Black Bean Soup mix in my cub bard for a few months. However I was afraid to make it,sense I am not very good at mastering soft beans. I hemmed and hawed over it for a few weeks just leaving it on the counter to stare at.
Well I needed a crock-pot meal yesterday. So, I through caution to the wind! I made a list of the ingredients my family likes in a soup and went for it!
You can add anything you want! I choose these items,
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 small can of diced tomatoes and chilies
quarter of an onion
half a container of chicken stalk
lots of water
and the end, fresh bread from Panera Bread for serving
First I chopped my onion and celery and fried it in olive oil for browning. Then I add about 2/3 of the bag of my soup mix. Then I filled the pot with water and boiled it for about 30 minutes.
While that was boiling I prepared the other portion.
Now if you do not want to use a crock-pot like I did and let it simmer all day. You could you a dutch oven pan,like this one and cook it at a higher temp for a faster turn around time
Southern Man calls this my Magic Pot because every thing we make in here comes out amazing!
Back to my crock pot. Next I add the 2 cans of diced tomatoes in here. Several cups of water and my spices. Blended it together with my long cooking spoon and set the heat to high and covered it.
When the beans, celery and onion were done boiling I added it to the crock pot and blended it some more.
I added a few more spices. These lovely mixed spices to the right, my home school friend gave me for Christmas. They have the most lovely smells.
Lastly I decide on carrots and peas for my frozen veggie add in. Mixed that into the crock pot. Closed the lid and let the heat stay on high for about 2 hours.
Then I turned it down to low heat for about 4 hours. Then turned it back up to high heat about 1 hour before we ate. To make sure the beans were soft.
Well, the soup was a huge success with my gang because all I have to show is this large left over container! I could need even snap a quick photo in the bowl, because the dinner cries were loud last night!!
However as soon as the warm soup and soft bread hit their tongues a great hush came over my home again!
I love it when there are left overs! Even after all had 3 helpings each!
I am always trying to find physical activities in our home that will promote a healthy body image for my children. Yes, my children are young athletes we play soccer,swim and hit the park circuit around our small county.
However when it is not soccer season and the winter weather sets in we need a release. Even on a rainy summer day we need to have a way to release energy.
I studied Yoga in college and loved it. I felt so centered and calm. I used it during my pregnancies to relax as well.
I even have Southern Man doing Yoga these days too!
I have wanted to find a way to entice my children more with the practice of Yoga. Well, I have finally found a great tool to help me.
Storytime Yoga, by Sydeny Solis
I grabbed this book on one of my many voyages to Barns and Nobel.
I have made a real connection with Sydeny Solis writing. She writes as a women,mother and teacher. All three of the roles I fill as well.
She has so much creative energy coming from this book. I had to stop several times to write down my thoughts.
This is a great teaching tool!
We are in the process of making our families alter for our focal point during our Yoga sessions.
I have also included her website and Facebook page so you can check her out. I have been able to hunt down her book on Amazon, if you are a addicted amazon shopper like I am.