Friday, January 30, 2009

Smoothies Are GOOD!

Oh how I love smoothies.  And I must admit, Jasmine has acquired my fondness.  Anytime we are offering up a reward -- whether it be for behavior at school or keeping their room clean -- Jasmine always requests a trip to Smoothie King, while Cash is all about McDonald's.

Not until recently have I attempted to make them on my own.  So easy and much more economical.  My favorite is strawberry-banana, I have been making myself one for lunch everyday for the last couple of weeks.  Now I just need to find a few more recipes, cause Jasmine digs the grape.

I mostly eyeball it at this point, but here is the recipe I began with:

Strawberry-Banana Protein Smoothie

  • 1 scoop vanilla Whey Protein 
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • a squirt of honey
  • cup of ice 

It is oh-so-yummy!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have noticed a trend...

It seems every winter my blog entries are few and far between.  This is how I tend to feel in everyday life when it is cold out as well.  Just do not want to do anything outside of the home.

Enough about that, here are some fun things the kids have said in the past couple of days...

While stopped at a light a Jeep pulls up beside us. 

Cash (with an admiring face): 'Mama, what is that?'

Me:  'That is a Jeep'

Cash: 'Oh, I'm gonna get me one of those when I grow up.'

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And sweet Jasmine has decided we should no longer drive our van in an effort to stop the world from deterioration -- but more especially so the polar bears won't go extinct.  I mentioned that she might want to be a vet since she has such a soft heart for animals and her reply:

'Oh no, I'm going to be a Rock Star.  Cause music is in my heart and I just have to follow my dreams.'

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Why No Posts??

OK.  Here is the deal.  I got a new computer and have not yet had the opportunity to download the software that coordinates with my camera.  And I just don't enjoy posting without pictures.

I am happy to get back to a normal schedule after the holidays.  From Thanksgiving until just last week we have been very busy.  And with the MLK holiday this week, Jasmine has still not been back to school for a full week since before Christmas.  Next weekend there is nothing on the calendar and I am going to do my best to keep it that way.  Sometimes you just need to do nothing (or stay home at least -- I plan to stay busy cleaning out cabinets and such :).

Hope everyone is doing well, and that I still have a few people popping in.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Time Flies

It is too cold for Texas.  High has been in the 40's the last two days and my van gaged the outside temp at 19 this morning....19!!!  Call me crazy, but I'll take a day of 100 over 19 any day.

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