Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week 3 of 2016

We built a snowman, finally had good snow, went to my parents, said goodbye to my grandma, played lots of table games and are so close to writing his FULL name!!! Made homemade pizza. Life is truly amazing!

Week 4 of 2016

Week 4started out with a brand new haircut for me, and for little man!!! He had a "snow day" tuesday, parents decision, roads were horrible. Then ended with a trip to the bowling alley!!! What another amazing week, cant believe February is almost here!!! This year is Really Rocking!!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Birthday grams

Montgomery will contine to hold birthday signs, but also sing a birthday gram. Two done for 2016!!! Happy Birthday to auntie Cara and Great Nana!!! Hope you both had amazing biryhday's. We love you both.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Avocado Pizza

I used a thin crust, dressing is kraft green goddess, then put onions and tomatos on, then a grilled chicken breast all cut up. Then i put the avocado on. Only used 1. Then I topped it with mozzarella cheese, and bake.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

week 2 of 2016

Week 2, came in strong with Montgomery's first snow day, and I had a head cold, that knocked me down for a day or too, but shoveled and shoveled.......
we played with snow chalk, and watched the plow, went sledding and made lots of crafts.
Montgomery had his first official SNOW DAY!!!!!
LOOK at the big tractor that plows our road.

he is big into table games!!!
We made it to nana and papas late Friday night.
Saturday is my family funeral for my grandma.
Montgomery is getting so good at writing his name....
Have fun in FLORIDA nana!!

Friday, January 15, 2016


The snow is finally, snowman approved: we've been waiting all winter to use our snowman kit... So here is OUR FROSTY
Friday 1-15-16

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Middle Eastern Salad

1 - 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 pint grape tomatoes (or mini heirloom!), halved
1-2 cups of cut up baby spinach leaves
The Dressing: light italian
Mix and chill & serve

Friday, January 8, 2016

Week 1 of 2016

Week one, was a busy week, celebrated the new year, downstate at my parents, Montgomery got to play with his cousins, mom and I went shopping in Kalamazoo, then it was home for Montgomery to go to school. The bus started this week, and I'm the pm helper two days a week. I also started working out at the college. So its a brand new year, with new goals, new organization, nrw food, and new deviations.
On a sad note: my grandma, Betty Lou VanOrder passed away at 72, she was an amazing grandma, placed in my life when I was 7, when my mom gpt together with Todd, my adoptive dad. She loved me and my sister, just like granddaughters, and it helped that at the time we were the only grandkids. And we are blessed to now have cousins on the VanOrder side, grandma I love you, and you will be missed.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year!!!

This new year brought, time to hit the gym!!! Having a blast at the college!!! Drinking lots of h2o, and eating well, and working out at home also!!!!


On Tuesday, Montgomery rode the School bus for the first time!!! My baby is all grown up!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Go lions!!!

Watching the lions -vs- bears at nana and papa's house!!!!

Jan 2, 2016

We are downstate for the new year, nana, Montgomery and I went shopping in Kalamazoo today!! Goodwill we found duplo blocks!!! Montgomery wanted to play them when we got home!!! We are having an amazing time visiting with nana and papa!!! also went for dinner!!!

Hard to believe it's 2016, so much going on this year!!! This year we are going to be seeing alot of family!!! I'm usually busy on weekends and holidays, but as Montgomery grows older, I've decided that being with Family is what matters!!! Cheers to 2016!!!


Here's to a New Year full of goals:
1. Daily Devotions and Montgomery bed time prayer
2. Get healthy, teach Montgomery healthy food & exercise
3. Word of the year: declutter
(Life, relationships, home, job, etc....)
4. Read one book a month and read to Montgomery every night!
5. BLOG, I actually missed blogging in 2015
6. Meet New PEOPLE!
7. Love my Jobs, and give them my 100%
8. Spend time with my FAMILY!

Goodbye 2015, hello 2016

What a year 2015 was.....
In March we got our own home, yay!!! 

In April, Montgomery turned 3... Where has time gone?! and EASTER

In May we celebrated Tulip Time and Mother's day!

June, I turned 34, and had a girls weekend at LRCR!

July, we celebrated the 4th, and my dad's 50th.
August, coast guard festival in grand haven

September, Montgomery started school

October, was a wet Halloween 

November, thanksgiving
December, Christmas and Montgomery got Detroit Lions tickets for Christmas