Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's Cookin'

A PAMPERED CHEF PARTY and drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!
I'm hosting my "annual" Pampered Chef party Feb. 26th, Tues. evening, at 6:30 PM. We are having the very yummy Cheeseburger Salad. It's yummy and really easy to fix. I have a feeling it will be a good summer supper!
Anyway, anyone in this area is invited. Just leave me a comment if you would like to attend.
Also, I'm having a drawing for a $10 gift certificate for you to use on whatever your little heart desires! Here's how you enter. Just leave a comment saying what your favorite Pampered Chef product is. Haven't got a favorite? Just leave a comment!! It's that easy. You will then be entered in the drawing taking place Tues. evening. The winner will be announced on this very blog on Wed.the 27th.
There are two ways to double your chances.
1. If you live in this area and attend, you will be entered twice.
2. If you are not in this area, but place an order, you will be given two entries as well. You will need to place the order on Lanee's Pampered Chef site, which is The order has to be placed by noon on Tues, the 26th. If/When you order online, be sure to put my name in as hostess. Thanks! If you have any questions, you can just leave a comment. PS You DO NOT hvae to place any orders to be entered in the drawing! You only have to place an order or come to the party if you want two entries.
"Someone will win....might as well be you!"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

For your listening enjoyment :)

Who ever heard of Omazing Grace??? Could you imagine having to listen to this in church?? aaagh!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

All the juicy details! Part I

Finally....after getting all the household chores caught up, and going through a siege of the stomach flu this week, (it was BAD) I finally have some blogging time! I returned from Florida a week ago yesterday, but I'll start with early January.
Just as Chris and I were getting back in the van, leaving the cardiologist office, he told me he had a confession to make. Uh-oh! What did he do THIS time???? j/k With my heart in my throat, I listened while he "confessed" he had made some reservations in my name WITHOUT my permission. Knowing how hard winter can be with my heart issues, he had taken upon himself to plan and arrange a 4 day vacation for me, so I could escape the cold and enjoy some warm air for a change. My heart had been in my throat, but by now I had a HUGE lump in my throat instead! The reason he was sending me away alone is because he knows I HATE to leave the kids with any one, and since my parents had just moved, they would not be able to do it this time. So, he took the time off work and stayed with the kids, allowing me to take the vacation alone. Very selfless on his part to be sure. He's the one that works two jobs everyday. (Thanks Chris. You know I love you!)

The hardest part was getting out of the van at the airport. I had told the two older kids to get thier goodbyes said at the house, so that Caleb wouldn't be too startled when I got out at the airport. Still, when we were approaching the terminal, I looked around my seat to say a final goodbye and Lauren had HUGE tears in her eyes. It was VERY hard to say goodbye!

This was the "joke" of a plane I had to take to get my connecting flight in Cleveland. It held about 15 passengers and felt like riding a roller coaster. It was very scary, I was very nervous, and I was never so glad to touchdown in all my life!

The coastline and beaches coming into view. I left Cincinnati with the weather in the upper 20's and arrived in Ft. Myers, Florida to 76 degrees. Very, very nice!!!

This is the bridge that takes you across to Estero Island where I stayed. It was about 30 minutes from the airport. I arrived on the island around 4:00.

Here is the apartment where I stayed. About 1/2 block from the beach.

The kitchen.

The living room.

One of the bedrooms. This is the one I picked.

My rental car. A Chrysler (something...Sebring maybe??). I liked it.

The path to the beach.

Late afternoon at the beach.

Stay tuned for Part II.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Where I've been......

Sanibel Island, Florida

Estero Island, Florida

More details once I get the laundry done and return all the phone calls, etc :)