Potato Salad

3 to 4 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
3 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped dill pickles or dill pickle relish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip)
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. (I like to make mine a day ahead of time.)
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A Bug A Day…

Today I learned… You should never ride you bicycle with your mouth open. Nature’s Drive-Thru is open 24 hours a day and bugs do not taste good on the go!

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Dinner with the Mascots

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: What do you like to do on rainy days?

 

 

If it is not lightening I love to walk in the rain. I am the strange mom on the block who lets her kids get in their swimsuits and go outside to play in the rain. If it is lightening I love to play board games.

Just Another Day In Church

On Sunday we went to church like we always do. In an effort to keep my girls from bugging each other in church we sit like this in the pew: Youngest daughter, Me, Oldest daughter, husband. My husband and my oldest daughter have decided that my youngest daughter and myself are going to have to be separated from each other from now on.

My youngest daughter and I now have a running joke about Little Baby Jesus. Well we had another episode this time at church. We went to communion and came back and we were kneeling and being quiet for a change. My youngest daughter whispers to me: “The Communion tasted stale.” Before I could even stop to think these words came flying out of my mouth back at her: “Well at least you can tell it wasn’t the Little Baby Jesus Communion!” We both started laughing and luckily we were able to hold it in! My husband and my oldest daughter just looked at us and shook their heads!

So now we must be separated! I just don’t understand why!

Shrimp Veggie Pasta Salad

Shrimp Veggie Pasta Salad

Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

8 ounces cooked tricolor spiral pasta, rinsed
1 pound small shrimp, boiled, peeled and deveined
3 small tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 small cucumber, chopped 
1 cup carrots, chopped 
1 small can of black olives, rinsed
1 small bottle of your favorite Italian Dressing
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
  
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. (I like to make this a day ahead of time)

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Jack in the Box

 

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Do you do anything special for Memorial Day Weekend?

In my house, Sunday of Memorial weekend is spent inside watching the Indianapolis 500. To us it is bigger than the Super Bowl!

Memorial weekend is also the first time our neighborhood pool opens for the summer so we always end up at the pool at some point of the weekend.

The Things We Have To Teach Our Kids!

Last week my oldest daughter and I attended her FFA banquet at school. We had a great dinner and they had a silent auction as well. I saw this BBQ set and I just couldn’t resist. I paid $10 for this set because I thought it was just too cute:

The great part is the picnic table is the perfect size for my youngest daughter’s Barbie dolls! I told her she can play with it until I want to use it.

After the banquet, I ended up taking one of my oldest daughter’s friends home. They both stole some helium filled balloons from the banquet. They were so proud that they didn’t get caught!  I asked them, “Have you guys ever sucked helium?” and they both started cracking up. My daughter said, “That just did not sound right at all!”

Well, I am so proud of myself! I taught two high school girls how to suck helium! They thought it was hilarious! They both started singing Follow the Yellow Brick Road and it was so funny!

When we got to the other girl’s house I told, “Now, do not go in and tell your mother I taught you how to suck helium! You can blame it on my daughter if you want just don’t blame it on me!”

My job as a mother is done!

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Question of the week: If you had the choice of going camping or staying in a hotel which would you choose?

 

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I would probably choose camping. If I had to plan a family trip I would much rather be outside rather than having to be couped up in a hotel room. I grew up camping. We started out in a tent and then we moved up into the big leagues when my parents bought a Winnebago Mini Winnie. We take my girls camping at least once a year but we usually rent a cabin. Now I am not talking hotel cabin, I am talking 4 walls, a set of bunk beds and an A/C unit that works if you are lucky!

Dear Little Baby Jesus

This weekend we went to a family friend’s college graduation party. They gathered everyone inside to say a blessing before everyone started chowing down on the BBQ. It started out with: Dear Jesus bless this food and all the good people gathered here to eat it.

That’s when I looked over at my youngest daughter and she looked at me and we lost it. We flat busted out laughing and we both had to leave the room. For some reason we were both thinking of this scene from Talladega Nights. The minute the guy doing our blessing said: “Dear Jesus” all I could think of was “Dear Little Baby Jesus” and then to look at my daughter and see her little grin was just too much!

Man, I hope I’m not going to Hell!

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What goes around, comes around!

The Monkees 1966-1968

 

Jonas 2009

 

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Question of the week: Who taught you how to drive and how old were you?

 

My mother taught me how to drive when I was 9 years old. I drove around for years in my teens with no license because we could not afford driver’s ed. I got my license when I was 18. My brother gave me his car when he went into the Navy and nobody would teach me how to drive a stick shift so I went to the library and got a book that explained how and then I hopped into my car and took off.

Being that I am cheap, apparently I learned from my parents, my oldest daughter has not yet gotten her driver’s license. I recently found out that the State of Texas has a Parent Taught Driver’s Education program. The cost is only $25 for a teaching permit. Upon finding this program I signed up and I will be teaching my 16 year old how to drive this summer.

Swine Whine

I am soo sick of hearing about the Swine Flu, H1N1 or whatever else you want to call it!

My youngest daughter had a field trip cancelled for this week. I She was very upset because it was the first time that I was going to be able to make it on one of her class field trips. Her teacher did schedule a day of recess and lunch outside at the school instead which I will go play help with.

My oldest daughter had a church event cancelled this past weekend which also involved her Aunt coming to. She was very upset about that and now we don’t even know if it will be rescheduled. She has also had her FFA banquet moved and we are lucky that it was moved to a free night on our calender!

Our priest was even talking about the Swine Flu during Mass on Sunday. He informed us that we would not receive wine at Communion and he also stated that the people giving out Communion should wash their hands before Mass. For some reason it bothers me a little bit that they have to be told to wash their hands, did they not wash their hands before all this hysteria took place?!

We have been very lucky seeing that neither one of my kid’s schools have had to close. In my opinion I think they should keep the schools open and just make the kids that are sick stay home. We did have one area private high school that they closed and I just had to shake my head because one of the kids from that school was up at my youngest daughter’s school picking up her little sister. Yeah, that’s really isolating the problem!

Don’t even get me started on the media coverage of it!

 

Swine Whine

I will now stop my Swine Whine Session!

You Guys Wanna Bet?

This weekend we watched the Kentucky Derby. While we were watching the hours upon hours of coverage before the race, my youngest daughter asked, “Are we betting on this?” I looked at her in shock, it is not everyday you hear a 9 year old asking to bet! But then, like any good parent would do, I said, “Sure, why not?” She won a dollar off of me.

When we watch IRL races we each pick 3 drivers for $1 and whoever has the least amount of points at the end of the race wins. We also bet on the Superbowl every year. You can also find my two kids at the bingo tent every year when our church has their Bazaar!

The kids know that they will probably lose their money. Up until this past year my youngest daughter never wanted to bet with us because she hated losing her money. But, at last, we have corrupted her as well as the oldest daughter.

We went down to Galveston on Sunday to play miniature golf. They have an awesome course on the Seawall there. The first words out of my youngest daughter’s mouth was, “You guys wanna bet?”