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Jamie Mleko!! Congratulations Jamie! Thanks so much to everyone who entered the drawing!! I hope to have another one in about two weeks!!
So, if you’ve found your way here through Wildflower Child Boutique, let me say welcome. Some of you may have read my blog back in my blogging days. It’s morphed from thing to thing as my interests have changed. Looking back through it may land you in the middle of couponing, amateur photography, even dating, then marrying my husband.
Well, now we can add sewing to the mix. That’s my latest obsession and since Rebekah has run out of room for cute clothes in her closet I’m in need of other little girls to sew for. Thus begins by journey in the Facebook Boutique world.
I’d like to kick off my new baby by having a giveaway!! I’m going to post rules here (facebook is funny about giveaways on your page).
There are three steps to enter.
1. Like Wildflower Child Boutique on Facebook.
2. Comment on Wildflower Child Boutique. It can be anything but if you’d tell me the kinds of things you are interested in seeing in my shop that would be appreciated.
3. Send ONE friend to my page, telling me that you sent them. They need to comment “Jane Doe sent me to your page” for you to get credit.
I recommend you let me know in the comments here that you completed all the steps.
I will draw a winner on Sunday from everyone who participated by completing these three steps!
What will you win? Why, a pillowcase dress!! I ask that you pay the shipping costs if it needs to be shipped. (I am happy to work with locals for pick-up!)
Okay ladies. Let the fun begin!!
Last week’s menu plan really helped a lot. I didn’t stick to it perfectly, but it helped me not do the stare at the pantry/freezer trying what to decide to cook at 5:00 p.m. It worked out great with softball games going on this week…
So here’s the plan for this week. (I’m just posting dinners this week.)
Monday – BBQ ribs, fresh corn on the cob, cucumber slices
Tuesday – french toast, sausage
Wednesday – pizza
Thursday – lemon pepper chicken, Brussels sprouts, fruit
Friday – chili dogs
Lunches will mostly be sandwiches or soups, salads, crackers, and fruit. I may substitute a Mac-n-cheese one day!
And dessert for the week…blueberry pie!
I’m getting to the end of my meat stockpile, so I need to shop pretty badly. I’m hoping my menu will become more interesting after a grocery store trip. That won’t be until next week though!
For more Menu Plan Mondays check out I’m an Organizing Junkie.
Isn’t she the completely delectable? I could eat her up. And it’s a really good thing she’s so cute because the meltdowns have begun. The utter adorableness keeps us from sending her out with the garbage! That and she now says, “I love you Mom!”
I think I’ll keep her!
Some of you may know that in October my step-daughter came to live with us. Here’s a post that has some background links.
Things were not very good at home with her mother. We talked her mother into letting us take her for the remainder of the school year. It has been difficult and trying at times, but we have seen vast improvements in Kaylie’s behavior. There has been little contact with her mother.
Today, out of the blue, her mother and grandmother showed up. They wanted to visit with Kaylie and take her to the beach. They promised to be back with Kaylie at 12:00 noon.
At noon they were not here. Joshua called and they claimed they has stopped to eat and promised to be back at 1:00. At 1:00 they were not here. Josh called again, and they said they were 15 minutes away. After fifteen minutes had passed they stopped answering their phone. We’ve heard nothing since, although we’ve called several times.
We’ve contacted the law, but they said they really couldn’t do anything because we didn’t have any legal documents stating we had custody. We have called a lawyer and are waiting to hear back. We are basically sitting around waiting, and praying.
Please keep our family, and Kaylie in your prayers. These two ladies have already exposed Kaylie to harmful things. They are not Christians. Please pray she will be safe and that this can be resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. Please pray we will be able to afford the legal help we will need. Please pray for our sanity.
Thank you so much.
Could I just ask anyone who stops by here to please pray for me and my family? It would mean a lot.
And sorry my blog seems to have died. I suppose I’ll get back to it one day!
Well, I’d like to take this opportunity to say…
Happy Anniversary, honey! Hope you enjoy the changes I made!
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~John McCrae, 1915.
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep,
May the soldier
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
To their rest.
Fades the light;
And the stars
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.
Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.
And that is all I have time to say! Gotta go! Very busy. Very tired. But having a great Mother’s Day. Hope you are too!