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Date Week!

So as I mentioned before, our kiddos (all five!!) will be at their grandparents for a week or so in the very near future.  I'm very excited, although I know I'll miss them tremendously!

I'm planning to strip, sand and stain our hardwood floors in the living room.  GOODBYE CARPET!!!  I'm very excited about THAT.  I abhore carpet because of all the nastiness you can't get out!! And with five little monkeys it's hard to keep clean even with my awesome Dyson vacuum cleaner!

So Michael will have several days where he is off work and we're gonna be ALL ALONE and I'm looking for fun things to do and cheap date night ideas.

You got any???

Our Popcorn Maker

In an effort to reduce the amount of packaged and processed foods my family consumes, we got rid of our microwave a year and a half ago.  It's been fun and interesting figuring out ways to do without it.  BUT it has also aided us in our goal.

One of the things that we used our microwave for most often was popcorn. My sweet MIL gave me this popcorn maker.from Williams-Sonoma.  And let me tell you, the popcorn it makes is so much better than that ol' microwave stuff! It's not really any harder to use either!  Cleaning it is a simple and easy process. 

My kids love it and IT WORKS FOR ME!


There are so many things to be thankful for! I am blessed far beyond what I need or deserve.

In a couple of weeks, Michael and I will be meeting his parents in Pheonix, AZ where we will herd our little brood into THEIR car and drive away.  I will miss them, but they will have so much fun and I will get so much done that it will be a very good thing.

People keep remarking that I won't know what to do with myself.  Well let me tell you, I have a list a mile long.

Today I am thankful for grandparents, mine and my kids. And for the leisurely (if you call stripping and refinishing hardwood floors leisurely) week I will spend while my children enjoy their grandparents!

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