Friday, July 15, 2011

Update on the Twins!

As many of you may know, I am pregnant with twins. Right now I am 23 weeks along and we went for an ultrasound yesterday at UNC hospital Rex campus. I am considered high risk because of my age so they are being very particular about my care. (Thank goodness for decent insurance!) Well the boys are doing well. In fact one weighs 1 lb 7 oz and the other one weighs 1 lb 6 oz.. They are head to head and it looks as if they are headbutting each other. I thought they were kicking me this whole time, as it turns out they are hitting each other. I wonder if they are going to butt heads and scrap like this when they are born? We were very happy to see that they are within the 60th percentile and growing fine. Everything looks great! We are truly Blessed!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fond Childhood Memories-Pickled Beets

The other night I made pickled beets to go along with supper. Now, these days when I make pickled beets its just a matter of getting a store bought can of beets off of the shelf in the pantry and adding them to a bit of vinegar and sugar til I get the exact taste I want. Out of all of this came fond memories of my childhood.

My Mama & my Aunt use to have a huge garden together every year. One of the main things they would grow is beets. Now, I don't care for plain beets but when they are pickled and canned I love them. I remember us gathering the beets out of the garden, cleaning them and the grown up's canning them. That wonderful Ping, Ping, Ping sound of the can's sealing would sound through out the kitchen the rest of the day. Normally on hot days like canning days we would settle for sandwiches for supper. The beets were usually forgotten about until later in the season but I did so love those pickled beets. My Aunt had a large barn/root cellar that she kept all of her canned goods stored in and I fondly remember going "grocery shopping" off of the shelves of that old barn. There would be shelves of green beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pears, apples, pickled squash, apple butter, strawberry jam and of course my favorite pickled beets. The colors of the jars reminded me of jewels on the shelves. Going "grocery shopping" in that barn always gave me a special feeling inside and I always felt as if I was being rewarded when I was able to bring out a jar of pickled beets with me.

What are some of your fond childhood memories?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Helping Daddy Mow the Lawn!

The grass is growing by leaps and bounds here and Keith decided that Lil Keith needed to experience mowing the lawn early to prepare him for when he was older. I, as a cautious parent did not like it. He is too young to be pushing a mower. His Daddy kept a good eye on him though. Now he loves the lawnmower, thank goodness he cannot get it started!

Online Shopping for the Twins

I cashed out recently at, which is a survey site. They offered a virtual Visa payment along with several gift cards. I decided to go with the virtual Visa. My cashout was for $25 and I used it right away to purchase an outfit a piece for the twins and a tshirt for Lil Keith. I shopped at through the MyPoints site (so that I could rack up 5 points per dollar spent) and got 3 cute items for less than $20.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pregnant with Twins!

I have been absent from posting lately because my life has been super busy. In April my Daddy had a heart attack and Keith ended up having to have his Gall Bladder removed. April & May were very difficult months because of that. Needless to say blogging got thrown out of the window. I am back and I hope to keep up blogging better this time!
Now on to the news in our lives... we found out that we are expecting twins in November. It was a big shock to both of us. The boys are due on November 6th. I am going to have a C-section so it will be scheduled sometime in October. I am excited and scared all at the same time. We are still trying to figure out names for both of them. Wish us luck!

Cashed out with MyPoints!

I cashed out today with MyPoints! I was so happy to cash out for $25 to be sent to my PayPal account! I have 458 points left in my account and I am going to start working right away on earning more! If anyone is interested in joining MyPoints, let me know and I will email you a referral link!

Cash Out with SwagBucks

I cashed out with SwagBucks this week for $10 to be delivered to my PayPal account. I have already received the payout and transferred it to my bank account. I love using SwagBucks and right now they are offering 30 SwagBucks to people who sign up. If you would care to join SwagBucks I am including my referral link below!

Come on and join SwagBucks today! You will get rewarded for your searches!

What's for Supper Ya'll? 6/26

Well folks it is the weekend and things here at the house are pretty relaxed. We got the house cleaning done and the laundry is also complete. I am relaxing and working online at my sites right now. For supper this evening we are going to have Hamburgers with slaw and chili. I have been craving one of these. There is nothing like a burger or a hotdog with mustard, chili & slaw. Some folks add onions but I skip them. So along with the burgers we will also have baked beans and a small salad. So what are you folks having for Supper tonight?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's For Supper Ya'll?

Well folks what is everyone having for supper? Tonight we will have a nice Pork Shoulder Roast that I got on sale at the local IGA. It is in the oven right now getting nice and done while the BBQ sauce that I am going put on it is simmering on top of the stove. Along with that we are having some boiled new red potatoes and some broccoli. Bread tonight will be some nice Italian bread slathered with butter. Not a calorie friendly meal by far. LOL I think it will be very good! What are Ya'll having tonight?

Father & Son Construction

Over the weekend the weather was so warm we all got out and worked in it. I got some candid shots of Big Keith & Lil Keith working hard out in the yard. I thought I would load up some of the pictures and share them with everyone.