Monday, January 26, 2009


Outside my window...Cold and not sunny at all

I am thinking...How much I need to get done in the next two weeks

I am thankful for...fresh hot coffee this morning

From the kitchen...Brad made our menu this week, can you tell? haha
Monday - Steak, mashed sweet pot., yellow squash
Tuesday - Pork chops, salad
Wednesday - Brat's,baked potatoes
Thursday - Brocolli/chicken casserole, fruit
Friday - Taco Chili
Saturday - eggs, sausage, and fruit
Sunday - Roast, carrots, potatoes

I am reading...Nothing I just can't get into anything. I'm going to try and make myself sit down and read a couple more chapters in Rich Dad Poor Dad this week.

I am run my errands today without freezing to death

I am creating...Nothing, but get to scrapbook at my friend Nichole's on Friday!! Yay so excited.

I am hearing...Mickey mouse clubhouse the girls are watching

Around the house...Packing, packing, packing and more packing. My house looks very bare.

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Monday - tons of errands, grocery store, bank, etc.....
Tuesday - Packing and hopefully attending Parenting Q & A
Wednesday-Busy day at work and lifegroup
Thursday- Packing, parent's house to talk about rich dad poor dad.(which I need to read)
Saturday - Work, church
Sunday - I think it's the super bowl, am I right?

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Friday, January 23, 2009


Since the weather was so nice yesterday my girls spent alot of time outside. They decided to get there grocery carts, purses, and babies and go shopping. The funny part of this story is something Lily said(I'll come back to that).

There is a joke in my family that Lily reminds us of my sister Anna and Sadie reminds us of Katie. If you knew my sister's when they were younger or my daughter's you will probably see the resemblance. See Anna was always a bit dramatic, very girly and always into princesses. Katie on the other hand was more of a tom boy that was always getting into mischief. The best way to describe her was a pest. This describes my girl's to a T.

So anyway back to the funny part. After I took their pictures because they are just stinkin cute. Lily say's to Sadie " I'm Aunt Anna and your Aunt Kate-Kate. So off went Aunt Anna and Aunt Kate-Kate with their babies and purses to go shopping!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fried Rice

Beef or Ground Turkey Fried Rice

3 Scallions
2 garlic cloves
1/2 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 tsp. chinese five spice
1 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. red pepper
10 oz. frozen mixed veggies
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 TB Soy sauce

cook ground beef or ground turkey. add scallions and garlic and cook until soft. add seasoning, and veggies. cook until veggies are tender. Add rice and soy sauce and cook until heated through.

1 1/4 cup serving = 4 WW points

This is a super easy recipe that can be cooked really fast if you cook your brown rice ahead of time. I usually double the recipe so we have leftovers for lunch.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Night Owl

My Sadie is a night owl. We have the hardest time getting her to go to bed. It takes her anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours to fall asleep. She did not get this from me! We have been trying different things to see what works with her and have not found anything yet. The other night we put her down around 8:30, by 10 it had gotten really quiet so we thought she had finally gone to sleep. Just a few minutes later she appeared in the doorway wearing her bikini swimsuit(pictured below) and said (" I'm going swimming at Mimi's"). We tried with everything in us to keep a straight face and let her know that we were dissapointed that she wasn't obeying us. But just look at her! She is so stinkin cute that we just started cracking up and of course I had to take a picture.

The point of this post is to not only show you how adorable my little night owl is, but to also get some advice from other parent's out there. Have you dealt with a night owl like Sadie? How do you get them to go to sleep?

Monday, January 19, 2009


Outside my window...Not bad out...the girls already jumped on the trampoline this morning.

I am thinking...How excited I am to move into our new house. We close on Feb. 17th!!

I am thankful for...My hubby and all the hard work he put into going to school with two kids and getting a great job.

From the kitchen...

Monday: BBQ chicken pizza/Salad
Tuesday: Burgers/sweet pot./Zuchinni
Wednesday: Sandwiches/Soup
Thursday: Sausage Breakfast casserole
Friday: Going to the moore's bringing enchilada's
Saturday: Steak/Mashed sweet pot./green beans
Sunday: Creamy beef noodle casserole/ yellow squash

I am reading...A time to embrace....still haven't gotten very far. Rich dad poor dad. I just haven't been motivated to read or had time.

I am hoping... House inspection goes well

I am creating...Nothing...need to scrapbook bad!!!

I am hearing...Never let go by David Crowder on itunes. Love this song so much!

Around the house...Need to shampoo the carpet

One of my favorite things...Homemade granola with yogurt and blueberries

A few plans for the week...

Monday: Work
Tuesday: Grocery store, house inspection
Wednesday: Work, lifegroup
Thursday: Nothing
Friday: Work, Moore's house to plan our beach vacation!!
Saturday: All day homebuyers class for a grant, church
Sunday: Nothing

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Monday, January 12, 2009


Outside my window...Sunny and cold

I am thinking...about how we might make a offer on a house today. a little nervous/excited!

I am thankful sweet friends. We threw a baby shower for one of our friends yesterday I just love all those girls!

From the kitchen...Today I'm trying to make a two week menu instead of just one week. We'll see how that goes. This is what I have so far.

Monday: Chicken Stew
Tuesday: Ground turkey fried rice, edamame
Wednesday: Sandwiches & soup
and that's all I have so far. Looks like I need to get to work!

I am reading...a time to embrace by karen kingsbury only have read a couple of chapters so far. Also reading "Rich Dad Poor Dad" a book that my whole family is reading and then discussing. I have only read one chapter in that book also, Brad has been hogging it.

I am hoping...For a busy week at work

I am creating...Nothing!

I am hearing...My girls singing

Around the house...Trying to touch up paint around the house but it's not coming out like I would have hoped. I'm not sure what to do about that.

One of my favorite things...a clean and organized house

A few plans for the rest of this week....

Monday: Meeting with our realtor
Tuesday:Grocery store
Wednesday: Work and lifegroup
Thursday: Nothing yet
Friday: Work
Saturday: Work, Miss Briley's 3rd BD party, and church
Sunday: Nothing yet

Here is my photo to share this week. Lily at her 4th birthday party at Incredible pizza! Abbi made her princess cake and she just loved it!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Proud Momma

Lily wrote her name this morning for the first time ever! I'm so proud of her. She thinks she is so big now that she is four year old!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ruhman family update

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy new year. We have had so much fun with Brad's time off but am ready to get back into the swing of things. We have had so much going on in the last few weeks I haven't read any one's blog or posted anything on mine.

Tomorrow my sweet baby girl turns four! I can't believe she is growing up so fast. Here is a sweet little picture when she was just a few days old. She came out with a head full of dark hair and dark skin. Not exactly what I thought she would look like but she was a beautiful baby.

We have recently started house hunting which has been exciting and scary all at once. We probally saw around eight houses on Tuesday and I can't hardly remember all of them. But only one house really stuck out to me so we are going to go look at it again sometime this weekend or next week.

Brad had his end of the year salary adminstration and we are so blessed he got a raise and he still has his job. It wasn't much but we are just relieved he got something and most importantly still has a job.

We both are so thankful for what God has blessed us with in 2008 we have learned so many life lessons and grown in our relationships with God and each other. We are looking forward to what God has in store for our family in 2009.