Monday, May 15, 2017

Our Weekend

We had a nice weekend. 

John and I took advantage of having Sarah home and went on a Saturday afternoon date to watch a movie and shop a bit.

After we got home I wasn't in a cooking mood so I took care of my mom and then we grabbed the kids and headed back to Columbia to shop for Sarah some things she needs for her trip and to eat.

We tried some place called Mod Pizza. The kids really liked picking what they wanted on their pizzas. I thought it was a little expensive. The mini pizzas were almost five dollars and that didn't include a drink. Drinks were almost two dollars so we told the kids to get water. We realized that some were spoiled when they balked at that! I think they may have more water in their future, it doesn't hurt them. I thought that the food was OK, I might go back just because of the opportunity to make your own pizza. However, it won't be a frequent thing.

On the way home there is a sno cone place. We have a weakness. We actually have an ice shaver, I need to get some flavoring and a way to freeze the ice. Until then, we stop at Pelicans.

Is it bad that they know us? They sell what they call the $20 bag. You get 25 dollar tokens for $20, they have it out for us when we get to the window.

Sunday was Mother's Day. The kids made me breakfast and then we headed to church.

After church we headed home for a bit to take care of my mom and rest before we went to an early dinner at Sumo's. Tasha and family brought Joselin. Kassi had to work so she couldn't make it.

I think that Benjamin was hungry.

The kids all enjoyed the show.

We got home and after feeding my mom we jumped into the pool. It is cold and the crazy weather hasn't helped to warm it up. It gets hot here then cold and rainy for a day or two.

Larissa is in her clothing because she got tossed in. We were doing an exercise train.

I hope to lose some weight this summer, the thyroid and I will be fighting over that one.

Lately we have been eating out too much. Besides the cost, fast food isn't good for you. However, I am tired of cooking. I feel like I cook the same stuff over and over. I need to find some healthy meals as well. We love southern cooking with lots of gravy, potatoes and such. If anyone has any simple, healthy meal ideas please share them!

Happy Mother's Day to all my caregiving readers!


  1. My favorite, simplest go-to is Mexican Chicken. For a family your size, I'd recommend doubling the recipe.
    Put 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot. Pour a packet of taco seasoning and a cup of salsa over the top of the chicken. If the chicken breasts are thawed, cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 5-6 hours. If the chicken is frozen, increase those times by an hour (or more if needed). Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred it. Mix 1/2 cup of sour cream into the juices in the crockpot, then return the shredded chicken. I serve it either with tortillas and taco fixings, or I make chicken nachos out of them. All my kids love this dinner.

    1. I am going to try this. I'm with Felicia. Tired of cooking and with being at the shop all weekend I don't cook that much anymore.

    2. I also make this chicken, but without the sour cream (peeps add it to their tacos) and I cook it in my Instant Pot. I also make "refried" beans in my IP. Together, they make delicious, healthy burritos.

    3. I made these! They're Ethans new favorite

  2. I recently caved a d bought a menu plan from six sisters stuff. They provide my weekly menu, recipes and a shopping list. It's one less chore I have to worry about.

  3. I am in love with the website they have amazing recipes. I made breakfast taquitos for mother's day brunch, and we all loved them. I haven't ever had a recipe of theirs go won't, which is awesome.