Wednesday, July 28, 2010

less Words Wednesday

Waffle Cone Wednesday was missed.....again

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yumm yumm

This is for Jenny...

This recipe is oh so so yummy. I didn't get any pictures because I was a little busy with three nephews and a brother over to enjoy the meal. They all loved it! We will be making this again soon.
It's Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup ranch dressing
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to
1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste
5 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
1. In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I guess it's my thing

I love my family! We were having a great time playing volleyball yesterday and my brother-in-law was standing next to me. I was talking and missed a ball that should have been mine. I told him I was sorry I was talking and his response was, "It's ok, it's your thing" HA I laughed all night about that. It was a really really nice way to say, 'Maria, you talk too much!' I love my family.

I love my husband! When I got home I was talking to my dog in-law (we are watching him this week) Alex said he was going to get me a dog for next summer so I have someone to talk to when I'm home alone. This was a nice way of saying, 'Maybe if you talked to a dog all day you would not talk my ear off when I get home from work.' I love my husband!

I love my job! I can hardly wait to get my classroom all setup. I had a hard time not going nuts the other day buying school supplies because they were all on sale! I'm meeting with some of my team today and I can't wait to see how our team will be able to work together this year when we are all in the building and the same hall. I will also soon be preparing to share what I learned in a week long class to the whole faculty. The group I went with nominated me to do most of the talking and to share all the little songs we learned. "You have a nice speaking voice" or translation, 'You already talk so much you may as well be the one talking so we don't have too.' I love my job. ;)

Have a Fun Friday Everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wishful Thinking

I wish I was going to be sitting looking at this view sometime soon. It's not on the calendar yet but I'll go someday. I also wish I could go set up my classroom. Oh well, I will just keep working here. Today's task is finish the trim paint in Alex's room and make dinner.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's up Wednesday

I get to teach third grade again!!!!!!!!! Could not be happier about this if I tried. :)

I am taking an interesting class this week and I think it is a workshop I may use for once.

I realized today I have one more week than I thought before I start school. Yay for extending the summer!

I wish I could change the light fixtures for the bathroom but I don't want to get shocked so I will wait for someone who knows what they are doing.
I found the perfect vase to finish up our bathroom. (Well, once the lights get put in) :)

I love my sisters and miss the little one this week while she is in Ukraine.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Five

Sarah had this cute post from MannLand5 so I thought I would copy it too.

The post is five things that make me...

Having my super cute nephews over to play makes me oh so happy!
Alex getting me a 42 oz. bag of peanut M&M's kind of makes me giddy. (Or maybe that is all the sugar)
Reading Psalm 121 makes me joyful no matter what else is going on with my life.
Thinking about a whole new group of third graders and a new white board makes me really excited. :)
I am so appreciative of my home and my husband.

If you want to join you can see how here or here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guest Bedroom

One of my nephews was over Monday and Tuesday of this week and was the first to take a nap in the guest bedroom. Because it was actually being used I thought it was time to hang the pictures that were leaning on the walls. This is the room where our bedroom furniture will go when/ if we get new stuff for us. I have not really liked this room all that much until today. Why? Because it looked like this when we got the house. The wall paper was in pieces and took some work to get off. After that the paint color was not right and then we had this old broken futon frame and that was about it for the room. *sigh*
Well we got a new futon frame and the wall color ended up matching the futon cover we already had. Today I put the pictures on the wall and I like how it turned out after all! Here are a few after pictures. Enjoy!