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Wordless Wednesday & WILW: Family Out of Bounds

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It's time for a nap now...

After last Tuesday I got pretty sick...it didn't slow me down, though - unfortunately I couldn't slow down -  there was way too much going on this weekend to take time to get sick, that's the two reasons why I haven't posted since Tuesday. I saw the doctor in my office Wednesday & he gave me a z-pack so I think that's what saved me from being down for the count today!

Friday Michael & I had a date day planned & I really didn't want to cancel it b/c I was sick. So after battling fever & swollen tonsils for two days and having two days worth of antibiotics I decided to go on as planned & off to Splashtown we went. Just the two of us!
I was a little worried that playing in the water wasn't the smartest idea given the past couple of days, but we were looking forward to the time together so I went & we had a BLAST! We ended up getting season passes for the family - this park is literally only about 2 miles from our house so it's very …

Laundry Room Remodel Pics

Originally I typed this up in my post yesterday - but didn't want to take away from Father's Day...plus it was getting way long!!

Are ya ready???

So here's my small, cluttered laundry room before...blah! And now...dun, dun, dun...  I just love all these cabinets!!!
Isn't it gorgeous!!! Yes, those are clothes on the counter - Emma puts up her own clothes these days, so I just fold them & let her know they are ready to be put up. She is such a big girl!! And that little basket on the counter is for orphan socks - some mysteries will never be solved I guess!

I still want to paint in there, get a nice matching rug & hang something on the wall. The wall to the left, which I realize now you can't really see, is just a bare wall - before it had those wire shelves (see before pics) that stuck out & got in the way (they are now high in my pantry to give me more shelving in there). I bought some sample paint colors for the kitchen yesterday, but Michael didn't …

Ballet, Tap & All that Jazz!!

We had a great weekend! Friday night we took my daddy out to celebrate Father's Day! And I even let Emma take off with my camera so she took some pics for me...I love going back through my camera after she's been running around with it! LOL! And she picked out the wrapping paper for this one...so Geddo got Ariel!
Then Saturday Michael was up and gone very early with his brother to Galveston to fish...I think they are crazy personally, but 4am just seems to early to get wet in my mind! And though I wasn't planning on it, I was up early, too and working - I'm finally caught up on the wash from the week we were w/out washer or dryer due to the laundry room makeover...

This would be a good segway to before & after pics as promised of the new laundry room...but I have another post written up for that! Ha ha - sorry!

So...where was I? Oh yeah - my Saturday morning was spent in these areas mostly...and I have to say I got a lot done! Then that afternoon we got to see Miss …

The Day the Man in my Life Became a Father

Four and a half years ago our lives changed forever with the birth of our firstborn...Michael became a daddy & we were blessed with the most beautiful little girl! 
Then three years later we had another blessing - our handsome baby boy!
And today I wish him a very Happy Father's Day & say thank you so much for being a great father & giving me the best gift in the world...TWICE! I love you Michael!

And to my daddy who is a great father to me - thank you for also being a great Geddo to my babies!
To the two men closest to me in my life - Happy Father's Day!

Momma in Focus Friday - My Sous-Chef

Last night I tried out another new recipe I found on Betty Crocker - Cheesy Italian Beef Bake. I have to say it was another winner!! Turned out very good - so it's going in the recipe file for later!
INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 jar (26 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety) 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 cups Original Bisquick® mix����������������������������…

WILW & Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

I've mentioned recently our 2011 Kubeczka Home Projects are well under way! Well, a BIG part of it is almost finished & I'm LOVING it!! I can't wait till it's all done & I'll do a total reveal - but today I'm posting a little sneak peak!
First though, I need to show you what I was working with before so you can really appreciate this part of the home projects! Okay - see this teensy weensy little space? Well, that is was my laundry room! One little cubby hanging over my washer. That terrible corner intruding into the room to give another corner to the garage - something that never made sense to me! All that wasted wall space that should be filled with cabinets. ZERO counter tops.   Well, that's all changed! We aren't 100% done, but I'm just too excited not to share a quick picture I snapped with my phone of my favorite part of my new laundry room! And look at that corner taking up space in there! Oh, that's right - you can't b/c it isn&#…

Tasty Tuesday: New Betty Crocker Recipe

This was actually on our menu last week, but it was super yummy!! I found this recipe on BettyCrocker.com & it's was a bit hit at our house!
Healthified Stuffed Chicken Parmesan(click the image to view the Betty Crocker recipe site. Image via BettyCrocker.com) INGREDIENTS:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each) 1 box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic cut spinach, thawed, well drained 2 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel), softened 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1 clove garlic, finely chopp…

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Or more commonly known as TMJ. If you're a long time reader you know that I suffer from migraines - have since I was 4 years old. There is no cure, no magic drug that works every time...so I've learned to adjust as best I can and often just have to work through the pain. I have the same issue with TMJ.

Yes, before you ask, I do have a night guard I'm supposed to sleep in; however, I guess over time my teeth have adjusted since I had it made and it isn't very comfortable anymore, plus b/c I've apparently been sucking on the guard all night or something & I wake up with ridges on the edge of my tongue and insides of my cheeks. Yuck, I know just don't have any better way to explain this.

Lately my TMJ has really been giving me a lot of pain. And so far all I've really been able to do is deal with it just like with my migraines. I take OTC medications and hope they will ease the pain so that I can make it through the day. I find myself massaging my jaws th…

Friday Fotos & an Awesome "ME" Day

I took off today - for ME! I wanted to have just a day to relax and enjoy all on my own! Well, I'm still doing that, but the at home part will be accompanied by the sound of construction. The contractor started our little remodel project today - I thought he wasn't starting until Monday. No complaint - the sooner he starts, the sooner it's finished! At 10:00 though I'm going to the spa - for Mother's Day hubby bought me a gift card to a new one near the house & today I'm finally taking advantage! Ahhhh...I can't wait! Then tonight it's a girls' evening, too - so Michael and the kids will have their own play night, too!

I have several random pics today for iPhoneography!

First a couple of my babies!
This is actually a crop of a screen shot - we were face-timing with Teta & Aaron was giving kisses!
Look at those puckered lips!!!!
 Then later I was painting & Emma walked into the room, my mascara in hand - apparently she had decided to try i…

New Header Image

Okay - can I just say first off, how hard it was to take down my old header image. I LOVE those two pictures of my babies...but I decided since it was summer I would go with something with cooler colors and fun summer pictures. I may end up putting those pics on my sidebar, though. I just wanted something fun & crisp for the summer!

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving Emma's new adventure - I think we're hooked! After her class last night - her FIRST gymnastics class - Emma said, "I want to do it again!!" I told her she surely would - next week, to which she replied, "No...now!!" I think she liked it, what do you think??

And this proud mamma has to share - afterwards the instructor came out to talk to me & asked me how old Emma was - or when would she be 5. I told her not till December & she said, "Well, let me observe her for a couple more classes, but I might move her up into the next class. She did really well & I think she would be great for the next class up!!"


I really like this place, too and I love how small the classes are. I think they cap them at 5, but there were only 4 in her class last night. They warm up the 3yr olds and the 4yr olds together & then they are split up for their separate classes. Those little 3yr olds were so cute, too - with those little chubby leg…