Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Yosts are CELEBRATING!!!!

We just found out that Isaac is going to be a big brother!!!! I am estimating my due date to be somewhere around January 19-25th. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Garage Sale Extravaganza!

HOORAY!!!! I went out last Friday with high hopes of finding a few outdoor toys for Isaac! He wants to be outside every second of the day and that means a lot of bubble blowing for his mommy! I definitely don't mind blowing bubbles and it is really fun to watch him get so excited over simple pleasures, but at some point I need him to have some outdoor toys to keep himself busy!

I did not expect to do as well as I did!!!But you can see from the pictures that I was ridiculously successful! In addition to all that is pictured, I also got a full size inflatible mattress, a jumping toy that you inflate and fill with little plastic balls, a couple of really neat puzzles, and some clothes for Isaac and a few friends' kids. I am so excited about all of my great finds!!!!!

Isaac has been so delighted to find all of these fun new things in his yard and garage!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My latest project....

I am so excited, because I just finished making 7 homemade mother's day cards! YES, I said 7! Jamie has a mom, 3 grandmas, and a great aunt who is like a grandma to him and then I have my mom and my grandma. I really, really wanted to make them myself, but wasn't sure how long it was going to take. I was very excited to finish them today during Isaac's nap! One of my goals this year has been to make birthday cards for all of our family and then to make as many thank you cards and others as I can! YEA! Of course, I probably should be working on my scrapbooking, since I am sooooooooooo behind, but one project at a time!

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Moment of Peace and Quiet!

Ah, the beauty of silence! Isaac feel asleep really early for his nap and has been sleeping for 3 hours!!!! Those of you who have heard my tales of sleeping woes with this little boy can appreciate what a miracle that is! And not only do I have a break, but I have been wonderfully productive. I got to play around with all my new stamping ink that I will be using to make all of my cards. Then I decided to be responsible and I did all the picking up required after being out of town (unloaded and loaded the dishwasher), went through all the mail, and did some picking up! Then I made chocolate and white chocolate chip cookies!!! YUM YUM!!! And Isaac is still sleeping!!!! Ah, God is good to me! He just knew I needed a break and to fill relaxed yet productive!

So tell me what do you do when you get a moment to yourself? Do you use it to be productive (cleaning, laundry, etc) or do you treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and read, scrapbook, watch TV, etc???? It seems to be a constant battle between knowing that I only have a few moments to get things done without a "helper" and knowing that I need a few moments for myself to recharge! I cannot wait to here from you and while you are at it, tell me what your favorite type of cookies are.........and for those of you who are feeling extra generous- share your favorite cookie recipe with us!!!

This is my current favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies:

2 sticks of butter

3/4 c sugar

3/4 c brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teas vanilla

Cream together and then add the following dry ingredients-

2 3/4 c flour

1 teas salt

1 heaping teas baking soda

Add a bag of your favorite chips- chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, etc!!!

Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes and enjoy!

Today, I double the recipe and did half chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips!!! YUM!