Monday, August 24, 2009


I'm super busy getting back into the swing of things at work...I teach.

So...I just want to share a couple of blogs I enjoy.

This bowl of fruit, later covered with yogurt was breakfast for Taylor at Joy of Food. Yum!

And Whit's Getting Fit treated herself with this Lara Bar.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009



don't worry
God is in control
He will give you rest
all you have to do is ask...a
nd trust Him

talk to Him
tell Him ev
He is a father
and He is a friend

in the midst
of life's craziness
i can stop
close my eyes


"Come to me, all you who are weary
and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

Thursday, August 13, 2009

dear romeo

dear romeo,
thanks for the unconditional love
thanks for following me everywhere
thanks for not making "messes" anymore
thanks for not chewing my shoes anymore
thanks for not chewing the furniture anymore
thanks for not chewing glasses, cables, etc. anymore
thanks for cleaning the floor whenever I drop any food
thanks for sticking up for me when the boys try to "get" me
you are the best dog ever!

xo, mom

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Red Bean Potage

my son gives the beans a 10
i give them an 8
mr. simple says they are great

good flavor
next time: less onion and green pepper
especially liked the potato and squash
good source of protein
mmm mmm , mama can cook

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

back to school

(via laffy4K at

dear school,
i know you are around the corner.
i promise to think about you more now.
i am optimistic that this year will be great for us.
xo, carla

dear fellow teachers,
i hope your first days run smooth.
i hope that as you teach your hearts out this year,
you are appreciated.
make it a great year.
xo, carla

dear kids,
make your year count.
give it your best.
know i'm here if you need me.
study and do your homework.
get involved.
smile and have fun.
xo, mom

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

red beans

i have been wanting to make red bean soup from scratch for quite some time.
it can be served with some bread or over rice.
i hope to make it this week and share it with you.

xo, carla

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

take me away.....

image via sanctu's photostream at