Friday, December 24, 2010

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Delights
On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!
By Joanna Fuchs
Happy Thanksgiving to you, 
Love the Lere's

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I have never made a big deal out of Halloween. Sure we carve the pumpkins and go tricker treating but that was about it. This year we decided to go out with the adults for a little fun. And fun it was! Good food. Good company. Good cocktails. Too many cocktails. But it was FUN!


Friday, November 5, 2010

The Tooth Fairy Comes

Many of you that are my friends on facebook have already heard this story but I thought I would blog about it too. About 2 weeks ago Wesley lost his first tooth. He was so brave, we just wiggled it right out himself. He and I were talking about the tooth fairy, putting his tooth under his pillow. He then tells me that his friend that just lost his tooth got $5 from the tooth fairy! Wow, this tooth fairy was thinking $1. I think I got 50 cents per tooth when I was little!

Inflation I guess.

I was not sure how to handle it. I did get several people's feedback on facebook and it turns out the trend in our area is to give $5 for the first tooth and $1 for the others.  Lucky kids!!!

Just gotta love this smile!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hello Friends & Family. Wow, I have not blogged in a really long time. I have been posting on facebook pretty regularly but I think it is time to get back to blogging. We have a lot of catching up to do! I will start with a current post and I will update you all with our summer and fall adventures in my next posts.

Tonight we carved our Halloween pumpkins. Wesley actually wanted to help take the guts out this year, last year he would not touch it. It did take him a little while to warm up to the smell and he never really did dig in, I however had it everywhere.

We had a lot of fun, here's a few pictures.

Laundry - did ya see the laundry basket? Always doing laundry aren't we, I am so use to it there I didn't even notice until after we were done taking pictures. Too funny :)

I am pretty excited about Halloween this year, Adam and I will be dressing up and heading out on the town with our friends. We have not done that for years. It should be a good time! There will be pictures, I am sure of it!

More later {sooner this time}!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Katie's Bachelorette Party

Here are a few pictures of the wild night from Katie's Bachelorette party. These are the pictures I felt most appropriate to share online :) if you want the others you will need to come visit me, I will be happy to share. Just teasing you Katie. There are not any that are really bad - well other than the ones from the hot dog game. hehe

It was fun night! The night started out with a few hamburgers on the grill and a few Mai Tai's. The jello shots made the night interesting. And a little "hot dog" game made us laugh so hard. Especially when a little hot dog thief came along.

Then off to Chopper at Melvin's for a little dancing. What a great night.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

8 o'clock this morning. I hear the door bell ring which leads to a foot chase across the neighbors front lawn. I caught my May basket giver and little Wes got several HUGE kisses from his mama. The whole neighborhood was probably laughing at me in my pjs. Love this life.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you!

I hope you had a magical Christmas and an exciting (and safe) New Year!

I am very much a goal orientated person so I always make New Year resolutions. In the past they have always been to lose weight or get more organized - the usual things. Because I still have not achieved those they are still on the list, however this year I have one I am excited about.

My 2010 New Year resolution is to become an excellent cook!

I have always been an open the box and stir it together kind of cook. LAZY, I know! Truth is I don't know how to cook! And I am too intimated to just jump in and try new recipes.

ENOUGH of that! Time to experient! I might keep a couple box meals on hand just incase as I get started. I do have to feed my family after all. :)

So, I am hoping you will help me on my cooking adventure. I have created a recipe share site on Facebook. Will you please join my group and post your recipes, tips and tricks there? Here is the link to the group page:

Recipe Share Group on Facebook

I hope you too will learn a few things from this group. Thanks for joining and Happy Cooking!