Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Few Things...

I have to Share a Secret... I found THIS website and it is amazing. I know I shared the Kraft Website previously. (here and here) This site is much better, in my opinion of course. You can search for recipes with many search options, save to a cookbook, save to a grocery list, organize your grocery list by the grocery store aisles, add and subtract from your list. It has a nutrition section for healthy eating with interactive tools, a fitness planner, a teen section and a calcium quiz. Basically it has everything. It does require you to sign up to save all of your info, but it is worth it! Go check it out and enjoy!

BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. I have not had a chance to dive in to this site, but it sounds really great. If someone else has any experience with this, I am looking for any input~ good or bad.


Here's a few pictures from Hubby's Birthday. We had a wonderful time! We had some family join us for dinner and a Coldstone Creamery Cake! Thank you for all the well wishes, it was very thoughtful of everyone to stop by and wish my guy some Birthday wishes!





Not to leave ya on a sad note, but a really good friend of mine had surgery yesterday~ please remember her in your prayers today~ she has 5 children at home waiting for her to get better.

29 comments:

kimmy said...

Sending warm wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery!

You are such a cute family. You should be on the cover of a magazine!

Kimmy

OHmommy said...

I agree... you should be on a cover of a magazine. Happy birthday Hubby.

Speedy recovery for your friend.

I love your cross in the background with your blessed palms from church. Am I seeing that correctly? Of should I start drinking coffee in the morning?

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Love the blowing out the candle photo!

Too cute!

Sending prayers her way...

Hallie

Maria said...

Love that last picture! So how are their cakes? We just got a Coldstone in our area and I haven't been there yet. I saved that site also. I want to check it out more later. BTW, I just did three challenges!

utmomof5 said...

Looks like a very lucky Dad to have all those ladies around him. Looks like a good b-day.

Well wishes to your friend, a mom with 5 kids needs prayer and support even without the surgery. =)

Christina

krissy said...

I love the bookmooch! I love to read so this is a wonderful place for me. I have been inactive from it for a few months however, I haven't had any bad luck with it!

Hoping for all the best for your friend. Of course, I will add her to my prayers!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Girlymom!

Thanks for the info on those web sites, I need all the help I can get with meal planning! Also, we have tons of books, and the thought of swapping them is pretty cool!

The birthday photos are so cute, looks like a good time was had by all! (the cake looks delicious and sinfully chocolately, too, I might add!) *drool*

Prayers and best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery. Take care!

Lizzy

Crystal said...

Look at that happy birthday Daddy and his beautiful girls. What a lucky lucky guy.
Wow that cake looks yummy, I think I need some Coldstone soon.

Steph said...

All the best to your friend for a speedy recovery. You have a great looking family! Happy Belated Birthday Daddy.

Happy Days said...

my prayers are with your friend!
Your hubby is one lucky guy! You have one beautiful family girlymom. You must be so proud!
Love the pictures!!!

Courtney said...

I did two of the challenges this weekend and just got the post up. I won't be able to put the pics up till tomorrow though.

I hope your friend gets better quickly and can go home to those babies (really it doesn't matter their ages, they're still going to be babies to her.)

Lisa said...

You all are so cute! And you look genuinely happy. Good for you!!! Happy Birthday to your Hubby!!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE SO LUCKY... you truly have it all.

Don Mills Diva said...

What an adorable family - love the pics.

BTW - I finally got around to adding you to my blog roll.

Steph said...

Happy Birthday hubby!
And prayers for your friend.

LaskiGal said...

I'll keep your friend and her family in my prayers. I hope the surgery is successful and she is well on her way to recovering. I can only imagine . . .

Happy B-Day to your hubby! You all look like you had a blast. I love the pics!!! You ARE such a beautiful family--apparently I am one of many who think this!

Thanks for sharing those sites. I'm eager to learn more about the book exchange site. I'm such a book hound.

Cecily R said...

You have such a great looking family!

Thanks for the secrets. I'm excited to look at them.

Oh, and I am so embarrassed that you had to read my whiney post about Jon being gone. You are the last person that I should whine to...I know you had to deal with so much more than I ever will in that category. Thanks for the words of encouragement though, even if they did make me blush from shame. :)

Cecily R said...

Oh, and I so hope everything works out for your friend. I'll be thinking of her!

Kathryn said...

Again, your hubby is a lucky man to be surrounded by all those beautiful ladies!
Prayers for your friend!

Mari said...

I'll have to check out that site. Happy Birthday to your DH.

katie said...

sending warm wishes...

those pics are too cute!

I have a good life said...

What a cute family you have! Cute blog, too! :)

Kristen said...

Prayers for your friend!

And I love the website recommendation. I have been looking for something that user friendly! Thanks! :-)

And, yes, what a wonderful looking family! :-)

Karen said...

Happy (too late now) birthday, hubby! Both of you look way too young to have all those kids.

Amy said...

Thanks for the links. Anything that makes meal time easier I will definitely check out!
And now I have this overwhelming desire to go to Cold Stone, it's my fav! But I'm in my PJs so maybe I'll dig some Ben and Jerry's outta the freezer! Glad your hubby had a good bday! And I will pray for your friend.

Kellan said...

Such a beautiful family you have!!! Your girls look like little dolls - so pretty - like their Mama (Daddy isn't too bad either BTW). Glad he had a good Birthday - see you tomorrow girl. Kellan

R Family of 4 said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment you left at R family of 4.

I will have to check out that web site as I am always looking for meal planning ideas.

Happy Birthday to your husband it looks like he had a great day.

kim-d said...

Hey, Girlymom, I really appreciate the recipe/meal planning links, too; I love the Kraft one and now this one also looks good. I'm one of those that READS cookbooks :)!

So glad Handsome Hubby had a good birthday. Those pix make my heart happy; you have such a beautiful family. Ahhh, so sweet!

And your friend is in my prayers, and I say LOTS of prayers!

Stacie said...

great pictures, happy belated to your hubby!