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Life is happening and I just have no time to keep up on a blog (in case you haven’t noticed the last 8-10 months!) My time is full with my amazing family and my beautiful growing children!

So until further notice, I am only going to put our weekly menu plan up on cookdayclub.com (since we all have to eat anyways, this part of blogging works right now!) and there will be no blog posts on this site.

Thank you sweet friends for following our journey to our precious babies, and for our amazing grandparents who always want to hear the latest on the grandkids – that will have to happen through skype and precious visits! :)

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2013 Proverbs 31 translation

A translation of Proverbs 31:10-31 for 2013

It is so hard to find a good wife! When you find her, men…treat her as a precious jewel…because she is one!

A husband can completely trust a wife like this…he never has reason to regret the trust he has placed in her. She doesn’t nag at him and doesn’t keep a list of his mistakes he has to hold against him later.

She is a great home manager; she uses her skills and talents to truly make it home sweet home. She enjoys making the home special for all who live there. She is like a treasure hunter  & bargain finder when she is finding things to prepare her home.

She knows that the kids like cold pizza for breakfast and has allowed them to eat that when she really thinks they should be eating pancakes or eggs...

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Menu – June 2

Sunday: 
Cereal

BBQ with friends at their house

Monday: Pizza

Tuesday: Spicy Beef with Couscous (cook day meal)

Wednesday: African Beef Samosas (using lumpea filling)

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

 

June 9

Sunday: Up in the mountains

Monday: Texas Roadhouse (Cook Day today)

Tuesday: Chicken Mexicali (cook day meal)

Wednesday:

Thursday: Juicy Lucy Burgers (cook day meal)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Traveling to FL

 

June 27

Thursday: Chicken Cacciatore (cook day meal) & pasta

Friday:

Saturday: Beef Enchiladas (cook day meal)

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Menu – May 19

Sunday:
Rolls
Bonefish Grill
Popcorn 

Monday:
Mom and Dad are taking the two oldest boys to KS for a week! Think we’ll feed the babies like normal – but just do brunch and dinner for Jay and I
Also going to try veggie smoothies this week to see which ones my boys would drink once they’re back. Jonah has such a hard time eating his veggies and even his fruit. I think it’s a texture issue seeing as how he would drink fruit smoothies all day if I gave it to him. So, we’ll see if I can get veggies into some of them for him to enjoy. After trying these smoothies, I’ll start posting the ones I think we’ll keep in our repertoire.
Eggs over Beef Enchiladas,
Orzotto with Green & White Asparagus – testing CL recipe, French Bread

Tuesday:
Cream of Wheat, Citrus Carrot Cocktail
Girls Night – Yummy ...

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Menu – May 12

What a tough week last week was. Late Saturday night I got sick with the flu – and not just any flu. The type that stayed around for days. Unfortunately, I am not near as keen on chicken at this point, and am going to have to hold back a few of our chicken freezer meals…

Sunday:
Chocolate Croissants
Grilled Shrimp & Salmon, Mother’s Day – daddy’s grilling
Popcorn

What a tough last week it has been. Late Saturday night I got sick with the flu – and not just any flu. The type that has stayed around for days and continues to plague me. Unfortunately, I am not near as keen on chicken at this point, and am going to have to hold back a few of our chicken freezer meals…

Sunday:
Chocolate Croissants
Grilled Shrimp & Salmon, Mother’s Day – daddy’s grilling
Popcorn

Monday:
Cereal
Sandwiches, Sliced...

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Menu – May 5

Sunday:
Cereal
Sirloin Steak with Marinade (cook day meal), Black Bean Asparagus Salad
Popcorn

Monday: 
Fruit Smoothies
Sandwiches, Veggie Straws and Carrots
Chicken Cacciatore (cook day meal) and angel hair pasta

Tuesday: 
Brunch at Moms & Beyond
Meatball Subs (cook day meal), Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday:
Cream of Wheat
Leftovers
Last AWANA Meal

Thursday: 
Egg English Muffin Sandwich
Sandwiches and Fruit Smoothie
Moroccan Chicken with Olives & Couscous

Friday:
Cereal
McDonalds – lunch for boys last Friday at school
Tacos

Saturday:
Omelet’s
Leftovers
Shrimp & Shitake Rice Bowl – testing a Cooking Light recipe

 

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Menu – Apr 28

Sunday:
Cereal
Lunch with friends at their place
Popcorn

Monday: 
English Muffin Egg Sandwich
Sandwiches, Veggies, Fruit Smoothies
Chicken Puttanesca & Zucchini Pizza

Tuesday:
Pancakes
sack lunch – cheese, crackers, juice box, dried fruit
Omelet’s – Noah’s choice for his birthday dinner

Wednesday:
Cereal
Chicken Wraps, Fruit Smoothies
AWANA Meal

Thursday:
Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Smoothies
Quesadilla’s
Alpine Asparagus Lasagna, French Bread

Friday:
Cereal
Cook Day Group – lunch
Pizza

Saturday: 
Eggs, Hashbrowns, Sausage
Chick Fil-A
Dinner with Friends

 

 

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Menu – April 21

Sunday:
Cereal
Out to eat (while mommy’s gone)
Domino’s Pizza

Monday:
Cereal
Leftovers
Chicken Mexicali (cook day meal)

Tuesday:
Cereal
Sandwiches, Fruit, Veggie Straws
Spaghetti & Italian Meatballs (cook day meal)

Wednesday:
Eggs
Cheese, Crackers, Fruit Smoothies
AWANA Meal

Thursday:
Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
Leftover pasta
Beef Stew (freezer meal)

Friday:
Cream of Wheat
Cheese, Smoked Sausage, Crackers, Fruit Smoothies 
Sticky Chicken (cook day meal),  Fresh Salad, Roasted Cauliflower, French Bread with Homemade Flower Butter (thanks, Helena!)

Saturday:
Waffles
Grilled Cheese & Fruit Smoothies
Noah’s b-day dinner at Red Lobster

 

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Referralversary

I cannot believe it’s been 1 year since we received the CALL!

We received the call early in the afternoon and were blessed to see these pictures of Aklil and Embafresu, only 1 month and 1 day old! They weighed 6 lb, 1 oz and 6 lb, 3 oz. We are blessed beyond belief!

These first 2 photos were when they were brought to Hannah’s Hope at 10 days old:


Micah Jean Aklil


Makeda June-Embafresu

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Menu – April 14

Sunday:
Starbucks & McGriddles
Baby Dedication Lunch with Friends
Popcorn

Monday: 
Cereal
Chick Fil-A
Slow Cooker Indian Chicken, Rice

Tuesday:
Cereal
Sandwiches, Fruit for boys / Baby Shower Lunch for mom
Stromboli (cook day meal)

Wednesday:
Eggs
Hot Dogs, Carrots, Fruit Smoothies
AWANA Meal

Thursday:
Cereal
Cheese, Sausage, Crackers, Fruit Smoothies
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (cook day meal)

Friday:
Ham, Egg & Cheese Puff Pastry
Corn Dogs, Veggie Straws
Doro Wot with Rice

Saturday: 
Eggs
Leftovers
Chilequilas (cook day meal)

 

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