Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Daily: 27

Once again it was a rainy day. It ended up stopping around noon. I was happy. Work flew by once again today which was great. I came home and started on Dinner. Tonight we had Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake. It was yummy. Our neighbor Nick came over to chat with Jon for a little bit and then another neighbor came by that is into bikes to talk to Jon about his next project. Now just relaxing and enjoying the evening. It is almost the weekend! Yeah!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April Daily: 26

Once again it was a rainy but sunny day. Weird how that works. Today flew by at work. Came home talked to my mom and then started dinner. We ended up having homemade pizza. It was tasty. I normally put the green peppers on the top but this time I tried them under the cheese. I think that is how I will do it from now on. Jon was working on his bike and I went outside to check up on him and he told me that the smoke alarm was going off in the house. Sure enough it was. Not sure why though nothing was burning... Now we are relaxing and watching TV. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Daily: 25

Today was a rainy day again but that is ok since it is watering the grass for me. I came home from work and called my mom and start working on dinner. We had Beef and Cheese Foldover. It was good. I think that this time that I made it was better than the first time. The dough was perfect. I think that it should have cooked a little longer to get the brown look to it but it was good. When Jon came home from work today he came in the house telling me that Mr. and Mrs. Duck were laying in our yard. They looked so cute. I wish I took a photo of them but I was too busy cooking and folding laundry.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Daily: 24

HAPPY EASTER to everyone! Today we were very busy. I got up around 9am and started to work in the yard a little. Then we headed up North to my Mom's house for Easter. It was a blast. My Mom had an Easter Egg hunt for the boys. This year worked out a lot better since the boys actually found ALL the Easter eggs! Dinner was great and so was dessert. We ended up bringing the boat home so that we get get to work on it. It was strange not having my Dad there. I kept thinking that he was in the bathroom the whole time. I really miss him. I have so many questions for him about landscaping. This is the first holiday that we have celebrated without him. It was my Uncle's Birthday as well (well it is really tomorrow.) So Happy Birthday Uncle Lester! We got home around 8pm and Jon started working on the boat. We are changing the look of the boat. I cannot wait to see what the end product looks like. Well I think that it is time for bed now. I hope everyone had a great Easter like Jon, I and the boys did!

April Daily: 23

Saturday was a busy day for me. I ended up sleeping a little later than normal. 8am I know really late! I started to clean the house and getting my grocery list set. I went to Wal-Mart and got some FREE items and Olive oil for 3.00 a piece. Not bad! I went to Lowes to also pick up my FREE tree that they were giving away. I was excited that they still had some since I went later than I wanted to. We ended up having Beer Can Chicken for Dinner with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans. When Jon came home around 4pm he went for a ride on his bike. Then the line for the oil ended up coming undone and we had oil everywhere. At least he was not stranded on the side of the road... Good thing it happened in the driveway when he came back.

April Daily: 22

Here I go again not posting on the correct day! It was a cloudy and rainy day. Jon and I had pizza for dinner. I did not realize that I did not have enough mozzarella cheese so we ended up using Cheddar as well. We ended up meeting up with some of our friends that night since they were in town. We had a blast at a local bar in Naperville.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Daily: 21


Today felt like Friday at work. Not sure why maybe since Jon was off yesterday. We were suppose to have crab cakes tonight for dinner but once again I chickened out and I did not realize that the recipe that I am following the crab cakes need to refrigerate for an hour before cooking. So we ended up eating breakfast for dinner. It was good and filling. Yesterday Jon got his new tires and put them on his bike. They look really nice. Off to watch Swamp People.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Daily: 20

Today felt like a Thursday since Jon was off today. Today went by so fast and slow at the same time. I stayed at work today and did not go home for lunch. Trying to save a little money/gas a t the same time. I came home and Jon and I were suppose to make Crab cakes for dinner tonight. That did not happen I think that I was too scared to make them since I do not like sea food. Maybe tomorrow we will make them... Then Jon and I went to a Walgreen's that FINALLY had an item that I was looking for and found out that I yes I clipped the WRONG coupon. Wow did that really happen??? It did and now I am mad at myself that I could not read correctly and saw the first $4.00 coupon and thought that was it. Well I have a rain check so it is not that bad but still I cannot read...

April Daily: 19

Well, I was not going to post anything for the 19th since I was so angry when I went out to three stores to try and find some FREE items and came home empty handed. I did get my FREE sample from Tide so I think that made up for my travels. I was so disappointed when I went to the stores to find the shelves CLEANED out. I thought couponing would be a lot easier than this... Oh well at least I have a rain check for when that item comes in for the sale price...

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Daily: 18

Today was an blah day. Work flew by which was good and then I went to Jewel to get these marinades that ended up being .50 cents each. Not bad. I was going to get some allergy medicine as well since I could get that for FREE but the shelves were wipes clean from other customers. I will try again later in the week to see if they have them. For dinner tonight we made a Kielbasa, Corn and Tortellini soup. It did not thicken like I wanted it to but it was still tasty. We made grill cheese just in case the soup did not turn out... Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Daily: 15, 16, 17

Well I have not posted since Thursday so I need to catch up. I am only going to do one post but I have all the days/photos in this post. Thursday Jon was off and did a little house work. It rained a little that day. We had Chicken Enchiladas for dinner. My allergies were worse so we went to Target to get some FREE allergy medicine for me. We ended up walking out of Target with 2 free items and a FoodSaver. I was excited that Jon bought it for me. I cannot wait to start using it.

On Saturday I went to get my hair colored and cut at ULTA. Then I sort of cleaned the house. I was busy trying to figure out a way to have a slide show on another website that I am building. It took me all day but I think that I finally got it. For Dinner we went to my Aunt's house to celebrate Easter early. It was great to see everyone. A little strange at the same time since this is my first holiday without my Dad. I was a little upset about it but Jon helped me through it.

Sunday was a lazy day. We woke up around 10am. I thought that I had wasted the whole day by waking up that late. We got ready I cleaned the house a little bit more. We went to see our friend/neighbor that went to get back surgery on Friday. He was doing well. Jon got a deer stand at Gander Mountain for 60 bucks. We had for dinner Venison Back strap Kabobs with Roasted Red Potatoes and Grilled Corn on the Cob. It was an amazing dinner.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Daily: 14

Today I felt even worse. I was able to get through the day but it was hard. All I wanted to do is sleep. Only one more day and then it is the weekend! Yeah! Jon was home from work today and fixed a couple things around the house that I asked him to. Then he went for a ride on his bike. We made for dinner tonight Pulled Chicken Minis with Ranch Slaw. It was really tasty! Later this evening Jon and I went out to get coffee for him but I was on a mission to get free items. I ended up getting 2 Mrs. T Pierogies, Reach Dental Floss, Aqua Fresh Toothpaste, Bic Razors and Nivea Body Soap all for $1.88! I was shocked when I added it all up! That means I got all six items for .31 cents each! Yeah for me!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Daily: 13


My allergies today were horrible. I did not feel like myself. I hate when they act up. I ended up taking some medication but it made my really sleepy at work. Not a good thing. After work I headed to Wal-Mart to pick up some more GrubX to put in the lawn. I thought it would be different to cook our pizza on the grill. That turned out to be a BIG mistake the whole bottom of the pizza was burnt. I think that might be the last time I do that...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Daily: 12

Today was a busy day. Jon got off early today and worked on the bike. Last night Jon and I found out that we have grubs in our lawn! I am not happy. I ended up putting GrubX down, the little that I had. I think that I will have to get get more tomorrow to put down to get rid of them. Our backyard lawn is green and full. Not sure how that works but hopefully I can get this under control. For dinner tonight we had Foil-Pack Taco Chicken. It was good but the potatoes stuck to the foil.


Monday, April 11, 2011

April Daily: 11

Well I am FINALLY caught up with my posts. I thought that I would never caught up... Today was a busy day. We have a Mock Store setting across the street from corporate and the inventory team help set it. Today was the first day and it was hectic. The day flew by which was a good thing. I came home to make Creamy Bacon Fettuccine. It was really really good! I ended up pulling weeds tonight and edging the tree bed. Not sure if I should have done that but I was tired of looking at it. Jon worked on his bike a little while I was in the yard and catching up with my posts.

April Daily: 10

On Sunday we went to see Jon's Dad and then we went to my mom's house to pick up the boys! I missed them so much while they spent the weekend with grandma. I know they had a great time and kept her company. We then came home unpacked the Tahoe and then cleaned the house a bit. Not like I wanted to but just enough. We ended up babysitting our neighbors kids. It was a blast. Madison just wanted to wash dished and help me prepare dinner. It was nice treating her. I hope she had fun doing it! For dinner we made Brew Pub pork Chops with Red Potatoes and Green Beans. Jon played Wii with Madison with Cameron played on the computer. We had such a fun filled weekend that I never posted anything! Hope everyone had a great weekend like Jon and I.

April Daily: 9

On Saturday it was a BIG day! My Mother-in-law was getting married! I was fortunate to be asked to photograph the wedding. It was a blast. These are a pre-view for everyone since we are not done with the finial photos yet. Thank you to Michelle for helping me on Saturday and to Jon and Danny for getting everyone in line. That was a big help! I hope Jon's Mom will love the photos! The finial photo should be posted this week. Congratulations to the happy married couple!

April Daily: 8

On Friday Jon, I and the boys headed up North to have a pizza night at Jon's sister's house. Since the whole family was in for the wedding the next day Jenna had a pizza night. It was great seeing and talking with everyone. Plus it was a great opportunity for me to try out my NEW flash that I received in the mail earlier that day. Here are some of the photos that I took with the flash from that night. I think That I got the hang of it.

April Daily: 7

Well I have not posted in a LONG time so I am going back in time and posting so bare with me...
Tonight we ended up making homemade pizza. It was good and quick since we had a lot to do. We had to clean the house, get ready for the weekend, get the bike into my car etc. I ended up getting my external flash for my camera that I needed for an upcoming wedding that I was shooting at and I ended up getting another camera bag as well. I was happy that it all came in time!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Daily: 6

Today was busy and slow at the same time at work. Today I kept checking on Jon since he said he was not feeling that while this morning. Not sure what he has yet but I am assuming a cold. I hope he gets better soon! I hate when he is sick. I came home to start cooking Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner for him. I spotted also that my bushes around the patio are starting to show leaves! Yeah, spring is almost here. Tonight all Hank wanted to do was go outside and chase the robin's. I think he wanted to go out every five minutes. Well now time to relax with Hubby...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Daily: 5


 Today I came home for lunch to walk in and find that the scissors and a pen have been chewed up! Hank I know did not do it. NOT. I just cannot leave anything out that he can get into anymore! I am not sure if I should keep them or not. I think that I will and see how it is when I need to cut something and if it hurts too much then they will go into the garbage!

Tonight was leftovers. They were quite good. I thought that Jon would have taken them to work but I guess he thought about it and realized that there was WAY too much for him to take to work. Good thing since tonight I did not feel like cooking. I cannot wait until the weekend!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Daily: 4


Today was a stressful day for me but I managed to get through it. I was too excited to come home and be with the boys! I went to Target after work to pick up these FREE items. I think that something was wrong since I had to go back into the store and get more money back. The cashier did not ring me up right. So in the end I ended up paying a total of .04! I know Crazy right? 

For dinner tonight Jon and I had Weeknight Ravioli Bake. It was SO good and filling just want I needed! Jon is working on this motorcycle right now while I am doing this post. I really hope that this week gets easy for us!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Daily: 3

 Well I have not posted anything since Friday. It was been a tough week for my family. We lost my grandmother on Wednesday and I have just felt like blah. Yesterday was the service and then later that night Jon's brother Danny and his girlfriend Michelle came down to visit us. It was great to see them. Today Jon and I went for a 2.3 mile walk and then later went fishing in a nearby pond. Jon caught about 6 bass while I only caught 1. Then we worked around the house a little. Jon worked on his bike while I started to edge the flower beds. Then we had an amazing meal for dinner. I am still stuffed! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Back to work tomorrow.