Friday, March 16, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

I don't know about everyone else, but I seriously get tired of eating the same thing over and over again. So the other day I was goofing off online at Pinterest, love this site, and stumbled across a recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole. It sounded uber yummy, so I decided to make it for supper that evening. . . considering I had everything on hand. :D What can I say?! It was a huge success. Even my pickiest eater, my husband, loved it and went back for seconds. I never would have thought my non-Chicken eater would like a Chicken recipe that much. This is one recipe that is definitely going into our rotation. I would definitely recommend that you try this one today!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Only Human

This is my first post since deciding to take the focus off of my scrapbooking and focus on what I started this blog for in the first place; a place to share my inner thoughts, recipes, and the ins and outs of our daily lives. Trust me when I say I am pretty sure most of you who read this will agree with me.

I tend to get a little testy and defensive when I feel like I am constantly striving to live up to someone else's standards of what I should be. I never once said that I was perfect or am always chipper. In fact, the complete opposite is true. I am not the perfect Mom, or Wife, for that matter, but I strive to be the best I can. Life with 3 kids is HARD! Harder than I expected it would be. Don't get me wrong, I love my life and I wouldn't change it, even if I could. My son occasionally misses school for no reason, except he doesn't want to go. No big deal! So my kid doesn't have perfect attendance. So none of them behave perfectly when I think they should, especially in public. My kids are not in extracurricular activities. Not because I don't want them to be active and make friends outside of our neighborhood, or school, but because they've never asked. I don't want to force something upon them that they have never shown and interest in. I'm hard on my kids because I want the best for them and from them. What parent doesn't? I don't have the privilege of letting certain things slide because I don't have just one kid. I have 3! If I would let things go all the time I would be living in a nightmare.

So, my kids do not have perfect attendance. They misbehave. They are not perfect. I am not perfect. Why should I hold my children to higher expectations than I hold myself? I shouldn't. I don't.

I suppose all of my venting simple boils down to this. Don't pass judgement on someone if you know nothing about their lifestyle. Having one child is completely different than having two or more. Try to be a little more understanding about the stress someone else maybe feeling without adding the extra stress of making them feel guilty because they may not be looking forward to summer vacation, or Christmas break. It doesn't have anything to do with not loving your children. It has everything to do with listening to fighting and arguing more times than not.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Changing things up!

I know it's been forever since I have posted on here and for that I am truly sorry. Most of my posts relate to scrapbooking, but since I have recently given birth to our precious third child, and am limited in the amount of time I have to scrap I have decided to take my blog on a different route. I am going to focus more on our every day lives. I am also going to start posting recipes that we try and really like this way you all can enjoy them too. If you have a recipe that you and your family just love feel free to share it with me. My family and I will try just about anything, except seafood. :D I am looking forward to the upcoming changes and taking you all with me. :D