Saturday, February 27, 2010

If only the dog could eat pizza...

We went to Petsmart to buy food for Andy-Bear and boy were we in for a rude awakening! We spent a whopping $123 on food alone! On the drive back home Gavin, our 5 year old, must have heard us talking about how much we had just spent on dog food and he asked us "Why don't we just feed Andy pizza like us? It's like... only $5... or something... and it tastes really good. Well, at least me and my brother like it!" We couldn't help but laugh.... I love the things kids say! LOL Unfortunately Andy-Bear can't partake in our love for pizza so I'm hoping this 30 lb bag of food lasts him the whole month or longer... but the way this puppy eats... psh... I'm having my doubts. I'm pretty sure he went through a 15 lb bag in 1 week! Okay, I'm exaggerating, it was longer than that but it just seemed like the bag finished so quickly! We decided to be smart this time and buy the 30 lb bag and we threw in some canned  food to give him a few flavor choices.. I just wasn't expecting to walk out of there having spent as much as we did. LOL

After I put his kibbles in the vittles vault (which by the way is an AWESOME pet food container) I started stocking the shelves with his new canned food. This was his line up:


That's when it hit me!...... The dog eats better than we do! Needless to say, I felt guilty during dinner because my kids were eating pizza (again) and the dog was eating Country Chicken Stew. Which, by the way, smelled sooo good! It had REAL chicken chunks, vegetables and potatoes in it... I was wowed! Andy absolutely loved it and he even asked for seconds! With science diet he hardly ever ate his food and it sure didn't smell anywhere near as good as this food did!

Moral of the story..... We need to eat more like the dog!

As much as our family likes pizza (we eat it most days out of the week) I'm sure they would LOVE a home cooked meal! So please feel free to send any quick & easy recipes or great cooking websites my way!

Friday, February 26, 2010

What a great turnout!

I wasn't sure what to expect from the whole Friday Follow Blog Hop thing, but I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout! I found a lot of fun and interesting blogs and gained 30 followers in the process.. Whoo!! Now I feel like I'm not just talking to myself. HaHa I'm not great at meeting people face-to-face so blogging really helps me to meet new people with similar interests. :)

I have issues wen it comes to talking to people face-to-face. When I have to talk to people I get all nervous and I start to turn red, then I feel myself getting all hot and uncomfortable which makes me speed up my talking, then I start to jumble my words.... and before you know it, it's a big mess and I'm left looking for one of my screaming children so I can hide behind them! ugh.... I even have trouble asking the grocery shelf stockers where the bread isle is, seriously. *sigh* I know, I know I have a serious problem... and I'm pretty sure whoever I'm talking to notices my red sweating face too. HaHa But, I'm working on it. Meeting new people at church and at the food pantry seems to be helping! I just have to remember to BREATHE! :) One day.... I'll be able to hold a normal conversation with a total stranger and walk away sweat stain-free!

Well, I'm off to spend time with my wonderful husband! So long Friday, you've been a great day and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us next week!

finally it's friday!

I love friday's! Not only because the weekend is right on the other side but because we usually don't have any appointments or anywhere we have to be.... making Friday's so much more relaxed than the rest of the week.

Yesterday I saw a Friday Follow button and I thought that would be a great way to meet people. So, this morning I went over and "linked up" as they call it! :)

Friday Follow

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I think I'm addicted to wreath making.....

I love, love, love making wreaths! Last year I got bored and made a fall-ish wreath and I absolutely loved it! I loved it so much I donated it to the church so they could sell it at their bazaar and what do you know... it actually sold! It was my first wreath and I was really happy I wasn't the only person who liked it! ha ha

FALL WREATH #1
Since then, I've made another fall wreath and a Christmas wreath (which I must say turned out really good)

FALL WREATH #2

CHRISTMAS WREATH

But it's been a few months and I'm feeling that "itch" to wreath! I wanted to make a valentines day wreath but I never got around to it.. so tomorrow my mission is to drop by Hobby Lobby (my favorite store) and see if they have anything left in their Valentine's section.. if I'm lucky they will have useful items at 80-90% off!! If not I'll check Michael's and if there's nothing there then I'll probably just have to wait until next year. Ooh, or maybe I can paint the pre-cut wooden hearts and glue them on a wreath..... hmmmm..... I seem to be ironing out my ideas as I type. ha ha ha Well, all I know for sure is this weekend I WILL make a wreath! :)

I need to increase my activity level!

I was remembering how active I was when I was in school, I swam, ran track, and played in the marching band. I remember I always felt great after working out or playing my sport even when i would wake up at 6 am to swim! Now that I'm older and have a family I don't really do much activity and I'm really starting to realize I need to be more active. I think it will help me feel better and have more energy! I used to go to the gym religiously but once I stopped I never found the drive to start going again. I want to take the 6 week Fit Camp class they have here, but I just can't see myself waking up at 4 (or 6) am to do boot camp style workouts. Maybe I should just buy a treadmill?? hmmm.... Although I must say we are a lot more active as a family now! Ever since Andy joined our family we have been taking him for daily mile walks around the trails here on base. He loves them and so do we! I don't know I just feel like I should be doing more than that.

Maybe I should start walking Gavin to school everyday, we only live a few blocks away, literally. In fact it's so close you can see it from the backyard. When he first started school I excitedly told myself (and everyone else) that I was going to walk him to and from school everyday, and I did!....  for about a day! I don't know, I guess driving to the school is just so much more convenient. Hmmmm...... Perhaps, when the weather gets warmer I'll try again! I wonder if I can bring Andy (our puppy) along for the walk???

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Our introduction to the blogging world

I'm Monica! I'm married to my bestfriend Danny who is in the Air Force. We have three awesomely crazy kids Gavin is 5, Timothy is 3 and Nicollette who is 11 months. We recently adopted a 15 week old German Shepherd mix named Andy-Bear... he is such a smart and sweet tempered puppy and he is the perfect addition to our family. We are really enjoying our life together as one big happy family and I'm excited to share that with everyone who reads this blog!