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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I know, you couldn't make it to dinner last night. :( We really did miss you!!
So I decided to go ahead and give you the recipe so you can try it. Trust me it is TOTALLY worth trying. The hardest part of the whole meal was pealing the potato's.
I found this awesome recipe on pinterest, if you haven't checked out their site you NEED to.  If you are the addictive type you might not want to. :)
Full Recipe

Or if you are like me, and LOVE cooking video's please check out my youtube video.

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Love,
Britney 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcome to dinner! 
I would like to share my many favorite recipes, and or recipes that I find and want to try. 



January 22,2012
We had Chicken and Wild Rice SOUP! YUM O
What do you need?
2 Cups of chicken
2 cups of mushrooms
1 1/4 cup chopped onion
1-2 boxes of chicken both
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 12oz can Evaporated milk
1 box Uncle Ben's Wild Rice (original)
2 tbs garlic
1/2 tablespoon of Taragon (MUST HAVE)
1/4 tsp Tyme
1/8tps Pepper or to taste
salt- to taste

Please watch the quick 5 min video on how to prepare! VERY Simple, VERY GOOD!



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

P90X Journey

Why P90X? I feel that I need something that will KICK my butt! (lol) My husband is not "happy" with my weight, and NEITHER AM I! I am rather upset with myself that I have let my self get like this. 1 1/2 years ago I was 40lbs lighter!!!! CRAZY..
Are you scared/nervous? YES! My husband said you aren't going to like it. I know this, but who really LIKES exercise? Who REALLY wants to sweat and work out for 1-2 hours a day? I know I probably wont be able to sit and pee for 2 weeks, but that's cause my lazy a** hasn't done anything physically active in a very long time.
Are you ready to start? I am researching their food plan, so I can kinda get a start on what I should be eating, and what not to eat etc. I have seen short 10-15 min. videos on youtube that I can start doing just to jump start my body.
We are purchasing the P90X series online in February to start as soon as well receive it!

I will post Before Pictures and measurements as soon as I get them.
Please follow me along on my P90X journey here on Blogger and Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/user/SharingOurLife?feature=mhee

To Snip or Not to Snip???



So while visiting my friend in the hospital I realize that my husband just NEEDS to get the vasectomy and get it over with. He feels that we are done and do not need any more children. We need to enjoy the ones we have,and that is so true. Me, I have my days, my moments. Some days I want to be pregnant SO bad. I want to be a pregnant and enjoying a new baby all over again. But I know I will feel this way after each child, RIGHT? My friend Jackie said she knows they are done. I don't, so does this mean that we aren't. The deciding factor of having children is so hard.

I can not personally take birth control. I have a HORRIBLE experience with it, and almost got a divorce from it. We do the "pull out" method and condoms, and that's how we got pregnant with Noah. SO I know we will probably end up pregnant again some day.
I texted my husband and told him he just needs to do it so we don't have to worry about it any more.
My other thought is, what if we aren't done having kids and God does want us to have another? Maybe I haven't gotten pregnant cause Im not suppose to have any more? I don't know.

Its so hard to decide if you are done having children.

Reflections 7-1-11 (Noahs's Tumor)


7-1-11
As i sit here in the semi-waiting room waiting for Noah's MRI to be finished I still realize that I AM OK! I am some what suprised at how God has given me strength to do this with out a worry. Coming here I was nervous, but who wouldn't be right? Got here and they were behind, like an hour. We already have a sleepy, hungry baby that is in the BIG hospital and doesn't know whats going on. The experience with Peds sedation has been amazing. They have been so understanding, and trying to make him happy the whole time. Constantly coming and bringing him a new toy, we went on the elevator and he got to push buttons. I couldn't say more but positive things about PEDS sedation. As we go from waiting room to waiting room, and keep waiting I realized that this whole week has been about paitence for me. I had to wait 6 days to find out his appt for the MRI, and then we get here and we have to wait. And i was ok with that, and I am the person that gets frustrated waiting in the line at Walmart or for a dinner table at Cracker Barral. (lol- as do we all.) I am typing this with a smile on my face cause no matter what it is GOD will get us thru this. We will be a stronger family, and couple. We have truly seen the blessings of friends that have volunteer'd so much. Constantly asking is there ANYTHING we can do? You start wanting to asign jobs for people. lol I want to say thank you to everyone that has prayed for Noah and us for peace,and healing and patients. We know that its working. A friend Of mine asked me, HOW are you not freaking out about this." Sometimes i wonder that my self, i have horrible aniexty and it will get away with me. Matt over time has told me and told me to "Pray about it" I truthfully never have. This is something in me personaly. Why I didn't think God couldn't handle it im not sure. Also Pastor Mikes message this past Sunday was JUST FOR ME! ( funny how this works this way)So many times this week I have thought horrible things as I think any mother would, but I STOPPED , told satan to STOP and ask God to step in and be in control. If anything from this I learned that we need patients with Life, things will happen in GODS time not ours. God can't do his job if our hands are all in it.
So I want to say THANK you God for giving me the strength to work all week, to go about my normal activities and to be able to be strong for Noah during this time.

Why we Cloth Diaper!


Health Reasons...
Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S..1
Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.2
Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbancy tampons until the early 1980s when it was revealed that the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome.3
In May 2000, the Archives of Disease in Childhood published research showing that scrotal temperature is increased in boys wearing disposable diapers, and that prolonged use of disposable diapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanism important for normal spermatogenesis.18

Environment

In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold and consumed in the United States that year.4 Based on our calculations (listed below under "Cost: National Costs"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S.13
The instructions on a disposable diaper package advice that all fecal matter should be deposited in the toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapers goes into the sewage system.4
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.4
In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spent annually just to discard disposable diapers, whereas cotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags.4
No one knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose, but it is estimated to be about 250-500 years, long after your children, grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone.5
Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste. In a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste.5
Disposable diapers generate sixty times more solid waste and use twenty times more raw materials, like crude oil and wood pulp.3
The manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.3
Over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for one baby EACH YEAR.6
In 1991, an attempt towards recycling disposable diapers was made in the city of Seattle, involving 800 families, 30 day care centers, a hospital and a Seattle-based recycler for a period of one year. The conclusion made by Procter & Gamble was that recycling disposable diapers was not an economically feasible task on any scale.17
Savings
Based on these calculations, if we multiply the 8.8 million babies in disposable diapers by an average cost of $800 a year, we find that Americans spend about 7 billion dollars on disposable diapers every year. If every one of those families switched to home-laundered cloth prefold diapers, they would save more than $6 billion14, enough to feed about 2.5 million American children for an entire year15. Coincidentally, the 2002 U.S. Census reveals that 2.3 million children under 6 live in poverty16.

Information coming from information listed above..