Monday, March 28, 2011

What kind of shoes do you wear?

I always kind of chuckled to myself when I would see a mother in a grocery store wearing heels and trying to chase her little kids around or keep them from climbing out of the cart. Or that mother that is scampering through the isles of a store trying to keep up with her kiddos in a pair of high heeled boots that are SO pointy that you just KNOW her feet hurt. I just don't get it. I KNOW that is not comfortable nor is it practical. Cute and stylish...YES but comfortable...HECK NO! (At least in my opinion). I can only imagine what would take place if I found myself in a pair of red heels at the grocery store. I'd probably leave the store with one less child as I'm sure one of the little kids would get away from me (given it was one of their "off" days where they decided to run and do anything but stay with me). I need shoes with a "grip" on them to just keep up with my kids! LOL! And no, I don't consider my kids that horrible of shoppers. If that were the case, I would never take them in the store. But most of the time I have at least 3 in tow with me. They do pretty well out in public (now in our own home...that may be a different story. Most days I feel like my children are really monkeys!)

So what type of shoes do I wear? Either tennis shoes, any type of comfy flats (gotta have some style to my shoe wardrode!), and in the summer FLIP FLOPS all the way. I'm good at wearing them. I know some people probably can't walk good in them...but I can RUN in them! Yup, I've done it! Guess that is where my daughter gets that from. I've seen her run VERY FAST around a baseball field in flip flops last summer!

So anyways, I was reading a blog post from a blog I follow and read this post. (click here for post) So after reading this it made me realize how different we all are. We all have different gifts, just like we have different shoe styles. Read the post. It was pretty good! :) Maybe I shouldn't be judgemental of those Mommas out there wearing heels at the store! (but seriously, are they REALLY comfy???) lol.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Sooo...I didn't get completely caught up on laundry like I planned BUT in exchange I did make these SUPER COOL cupcakes. I read a blog post this morning (click here to read the post I got this idea from along with the instructions on how to make them). about these and couldn't get them out of my mind as my new facination is with baking cupcakes. (I made some for St. Patricks Day and since then I've decided I want to make them all the time!).

So while I still have a few more piles of laundry to fold and another to wash, I also have these sitting on my counter top. (I'm guessing they won't make thru half of the day tomorrow).

Rainbow Cupcakes....what a yummy, fun treat! :)

St. Patrick's Day 2011

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Sunday, March 20, 2011


This past month has been filled with some unexpected blessings. They aren't anything HUGE or anything, but just simple things that shows God cares about the small things too.

Blessing #1: (this one actually took place quite a few months ago)We were given a bed frame for Mya. It's not just your typical twin bed. This bed is a few feet off the ground. It has a wooden SLIDE and underneath it has a tent thing that makes it look like a princess castle! It looks brand new! It's a little girls DREAM bed! We didn't need that bed yet (mya does have a twin bed right now but soon we will need two as gracie gets ready for a big bed). We don't even know the people that gave it to us! They gave it to my sister in law and told her to give it to US. What a blessing!

Blessing #2: I've been wanting a new VCR (you know, those ancient things that they had before DVD We had one that we bought 8 yrs ago and almost a year ago it would NOT eject the tape. I thought maybe a motor died in it or something (but what do I know...nothing about VCRs or other electronics that's for sure!) So the VCR sat hidden away. I wanted to buy another one recently because we were given TONS of Disney movies for our kids (Little Mermaid, Snow White, Aladdin, etc. TONS of those disney movies as well as veggie tales videos). I know it's not THAT big of a deal if my kids watch those movies but most they have NEVER seen and they really do enjoy movies. So I wanted them to be able to watch these when we had movie nights. Then a few weeks ago we were blessed with some MORE disney videos. Jordan asked if he could take a look at our VCR..i let him since I figured we just needed to throw it away anyway. Well, he unscrewed it and when he opened it up he found a toy fork and a lego! THAT is ALL that was wrong with it. With those toys removed it works PERFECTLY! WOW! I was SO happy. I know it's not a big deal but to me it was. A few days before that I actually prayed that we would find a cheap VCR or that we would even be given one. Silly, I know but God TRULY does care about the small stuff. I would have been JUST as happy without one but I would have just liked to have one for the kids.

Blessing #3: If you were to surprise me and come over unexpectedly anytime after dinner you would probably find me in my pajama pants. They are JUST so comfy. I just love pajama pants. I go thru pajama pants like CRAZY. I guess its' because they get worn so much and washed so much (with 4 kids and 2 dogs...i change clothes often in one day! LOL). I had a pair I loved that I had just a little over a year and they just got this huge hold right above the knee and the hole grew and grew until I had to sadly throw them in the trash. Well, out of no where I was blessed with not one, not two but THREE pairs of pajama pants (along with tops). They are like brand new! I was so excited! Nothing big, and they weren't something I needed desperatly..but just wanted more of them. I was so thankful for my new comfy pajama pants.

Blessing #4: Our boys slept on a full sized mattress on their bedroom floor for almost a year now. They desperatly needed twin beds. (The full bed wouldn't have been so bad for them to share..but it was SUPER old and so worn out and so uncomfortable). We were given TWO twin beds and TWO mattresses a few weeks ago! WHAT A BLESSING FROM GOD! We also got quite a few sheet sets and quilts for both beds! This one brought tears to my eyes. Our boys really did need this. (I have to add that the first night they slept on their new beds they were squealing with delight and I asked Jordan what he was doing and he said he was JUST SOO happy, he couldn't stop smiling because this bed was SOOOO comfortable!--that right there made me smile!)

THANK YOU God for the many blessings in my life. Both BIG and small.

St. Patrick's Day 2011

(AHHHH...i could JUST scream. I just typed out this WHOLE blog post. Was just adding pictures and my internet timed out and I LOST my whole post (which is odd seeing as it auto saves as a draft while I'm typing...ugh). I'm SO frustrated. I don't time to type the whole as I didn't have time to do it in the first place. sometimes...argh! )

This blog post is LONG overdue. I haven't posted a blog post in over a month. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have had SO many blog post topics and ideas floating around in my head but I just could NEVER seem to get myself to sit down and actually get those thoughts typed out. I just wasn't in the mood I guess. So here is my post. It's nothing that profound or anything. It's just a tid bit of what the kids and I did to celebrate St. Patricks Day!

The quick run down of our ST. patrick's day. We wore GREEN clothes, ate GREEN pancakes & drank GREEN milk for breakfast. We baked "Funfetti" cupcakes with GREEN icing.

We ate a GREEN feast for lunch which consisted of GREEN mac n cheese (added food coloring so it was a nasty looking green, kiwi fruit, salad, pistachio salad (cool whip, pistachio pudding mix, crushed pineapple, mini marshmellows all mixed together), key lime pie yogert and GREEN kool-aid to drink! It truly was a GREEN feast!

After lunch we learned about the history of St. Patricks Day and about St. Patrick himself. THEN the kids painted shamrocks using their thumb print!
Oh and later on in the day once again a leperchan snuck into our house and peed in our potty! If you remember reading my post from last St. Patricks Day (click here to read that post)

Overall St. Patrick's Day 2011 was a success in the Beers Household.