Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A busy momma's bestfriend

We are a large family.........we are a busy family.
Our days are slow and restful but our evenings seem to go 100 miles per hour.

So who's going to cook dinner?

I just signed up to coach kindergarden soccer
{Jackies co-ed team}

I run car pool for a few of Nicks soccer mates on his practice days.
Nick helps me coach Jackie's team!
His practices are on different days!

Nick has flute concerts and practices!

Noah has Cub Scouts!
 Derby races and Blue and Gold Banquet OH my!

I almost forgot....Jackie has Daisy Scouts!
Anyone want to buy Girls Scout cookies? lol
Just kidding.....we are done selling!

My oldest son Jarett is playing on 2 baseball teams and training for football.
He trains 5 nights a week for the different sports and practices after school 5 days a week.
He does not drive yet but a few of his friends do.....so we don't always have to drive him.

We have home school co-ops and church activities that keep us quit busy as well.

As busy as we are its, a good thing I have a crock pot and know how to use it!
My crock pot is my best friend! 

My kids love to take turns helping with dinner.
Loading the crock pot is so easy to do first thing in the morning. 
If I'm making bean soup as in the photo. I wash and load my dried bean the night before, then in the morning drain the water and add fresh (water) plus my other ingredients.

It's so nice to know dinners ready when we get home after a cold  practice or activity.

After soccer season I will have 4 kids in baseball.

Peace and Blessings,


  1. I love my crockpot too!!! My oven is sota out of commission right now - we're searching for a good deal on a new (to us) one so my crockpot is my best friend!!! Thanks for the link to that mom site!! I love it - so encouraging!!! Hope your week is lovey!!


  2. I LOVE my crockpot too!! Or rather I loved it (past tense). The last time I used it I accidentally pinched the cord between the crock and the pot when I plopped the filled to the brim crock into the pot. I didn't know it and left the house. But Son #3 happened to be in the house and I was talking on the phone with him when he was startled by some popping noises and a flash of bright light in the kitchen. He never could figure out what it was but when I got home a couple of hours later I discovered the cold uncooked food in the crock. When I lifted the crock out of the pot we discovered the fried cord that was beyond repair. That was several weeks ago. As soon as I'm able I plan to hit the thrift stores to find a replacement crockpot. I use my crock to make soap in so it will be nice to have 2 crocks--one for food and one for soap. :-)

    Anyway, just catching up here! I've been a bit AWOL here in blogland with way too much to do and not enough time to do it all in!!



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