It was such a surprise to see that people are still checking out my blog!! I'm sure there are a lot of you wondering why nothing has been posted in over two years. I know I am!!
I can't really remember why June was my last post? I think a lot of it had to do with school getting out. I had all four of my kiddos home with me instead of just two and we had 'summer things' we needed to start doing! I do know that I went home to visit my family for about three weeks and then we took a vacation with Sean's family for a week before we came back home to Texas! I didn't realize at the time that would be my last carefree vacation! In August of 2011 I started looking for a job and applied with our city's Police Department to become a 911 Dispatcher! I couldn't have started that at a crazier time. My third child was going to be starting Kindergarten!! Not my baby when most mom's decide to work out of the home. My third!! What was I thinking?? The hiring process was a long one, so I still enjoyed time at home for three months after applying for the job. Plus I did get to mark an item off my 'Bucket List' by having a booth with a friend at Canton Texas 'First Monday'.
The weekend of that was when I got hired and our lives haven't been the same since! I have worked crazy schedules and been in training for almost the past two years!! I will admit during that time I was not "Little Miss Old Fashioned"!! I have been "Mrs. Convenience". Sad, I know!
But guess what?? I am done training!! And I have a set schedule for the next two months and ALL FOUR OF MY GIRLS ARE IN SCHOOL!!!! Yay!!!
this is my way of telling you I'm coming back!!
Why didn't I just say that in the beginning right?
Could have saved a whole bunch of typing! But I have to admit, I have really missed this! Maybe this will be my key back to sanity!
And coming back wasn't all my idea! I mentioned at work last night that I used to write a blog and a coworker started looking at it and asked why I'm not still writing!
Well, here I go again!!!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Weekend! I know we are here in the Old Fashioned House!
My five year old seems to be the MOST excited and it's not just because of all the candy she thinks the easter bunny will be bringing. She keeps telling me how nice it was that Jesus died for our sins. and that she LOVES HIM so much for doing that for us!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Per Fairy Dakoda's request we had Lavender cupcakes with Strawberry icing. (The different colors in the cupcakes are from the Funfetti cake mix I used!)
Since I used the white non perils I had left over from THIS FUN TREAT, D thought they looked like 'flower-cakes'!
And then the Strawberries!!!! We LOVE Strawberries over here at the Old Fashioned House!!
Squirt a little whipped topping in the tops and those beauties did NOT last long at all!!!
D went shopping with me Friday night before her party for some last minute things and picked out some pink marshmallows. I remembered I still had some Almond Bark left and pink sugar sprinkles. It didn't take long to melt and drizzle that over the pink puffs and sprinkle more pink on them!
We also ate some little bunnies, gasp!, crackers!! if you can't see them very well in the next picture, never fear, they will pop up again in the next post!!
During one of my Goodwill trips I picked up 15 different saucer and dessert plates for the Fairies to use!
I also grabbed 15 glass punch cups from Goodwill too! I think they had a Great time using 'breakable cups'!!
In which we served Pink Strawberry Lemonade!!
Can you tell we have a slight obsession with pink and strawberries??
I hadn't noticed before how bad this was!!