August 30, 2012

Elijah, Elijah, Elijah

I can not believe that in ONE week from today my baby will be 2!!! He is such a little man! Where did the time go? He has been changing so much, even in these past few months. 

Here are some of his latest and greatest moments/sayings....

1. He will only eat the Oreo side that has the frosting. All he does is lick off the frosting and then he is done.
2. He LOVES Peanut Butter sandwiches. Tonight he ate one with an adult fork. 
3. He would drink a gallon of milk a day if we let him. He says "mommy, milk" which can sound bad "mommy's milk..." um yeah. Awkward! 

4. He enjoys saying "coffee" and pointing to my coffee mug. 

Daddy Moments:
1. He LOVES to wrestle with his daddy.
2. He waits in the Bay window and laughs so hard when he sees Josh riding home after work on his bike. 
3. He and daddy enjoy walks to see the ducks!

Mommy Moments: 
1. When I get home from working or an appointment E will say "mommy home, mommy home."
2. We like to meet up with Kelsey/Elle at the park between our house for play dates.

E Sayings:
1. When we say "love you" he replies with "love you too."
2. He likes to tell Mocha when he is being "naughty". 

3. "No hit Elle" (we have to remind him before going to Cousin Elliana's that we are gentle and don't hit.
4. "I scared" This is sad a lot about the dark, the train's horn and the dinosaurs at the MN Zoo. 

E Loves:
1. The ZOO.
(Leighton, Elijah, Annie)

2. The park.

3. The church nursery (He says "choo, choo" every time when tell him we are going to church...they have trains in the nursery)
4. PABLO (and Pablo kisses)

5. WATER...he would swim and play in it every day if he could. He has NO fear of the water. 

6. His Bible! He asks to read his Bible every night before bedtime.

Elijah entertains us, makes us laugh and boy do we sure love him!

August 9, 2012

Seminar 2012

Since I am telling you about our crazy summer in reverse order next up is my Mary Kay Seminar in Dallas, Texas! 

I've been in Mary Kay for 5 1/2 years and this was the first time that it worked for me to attend Seminar! I was looking forward to it for SO long and then I got sick...and I mean really sick! To the point that I was at the hospital getting test done on Friday to make sure I could board the plane at 7am on Sunday!! They okay-ed me to here is my Seminar experience in pictures! 

All packed up and ready to go (at 5am)...

Picking up my Consultant Packet...NEXT year it will be Director Packet!!

Touring MK Headquarters...

Mary Kay Ash 

New 50th Anniversary Director Suit...

My lovely Director, Kathy, showing us her name on the wall...

Kathy and I touring Headquarters...

Standing in front of Mary Kay's office.

Testing out the Chevy Equinox!

This dress is made of ALL MK products!

Reminding myself that I want to be at Leadership in LA in Jan!

One of the prizes offered this year for Star Consultants!

Morrissette Family Awards Night. This is our unit that attended!


Receiving one of my 3 awards!!

Miss Go Give Award! (Thank you to my unit for nominating me!)

Me, Kathy, and her daughter, Laura who is in DIQ!

Our Limo ride back to our hotel after the awards night!

End of the night after Awards night...

Special Luncheon that I earned!


DESSERT! (Yes we did get real food at all of these...but seriously, look at that dessert...)

Me and Laura at the huge awards night!

Kathy and our snacks for the evening!

Awards Night Entertainment...

Seminar was amazing and I am so glad I was able to go! 
I LOVE my Mary Kay Business!! I love the training, flexibility, friendships, products and prizes! This trip was just amazing! Thanks for everyone who helped us out while I was gone! 

August 2, 2012

First time for everything...

Wow, has life happened since I last posted! We have had a LOT going on. I am going to start backwards though because we just returned home from our FIRST family vacation spent with my family on Leech Lake at a cabin! The cabin was a little rustic (run by a generator) but was still enjoyable, well mostly when the kids weren't fighting over cars and were napping! :) Okay, Okay, it really was a memorable trip that I know E loved! In fact he is still saying "Grandpa, Grandpa!" E also had many firsts this trip....

First Boat Ride....

First 4-Wheeler Ride...

First Leech (ironically in Leech Lake)...

First time at a cabin...

July 18, 2012

Mary Kay Monday

**With being sick the past four days I didn't get this out on here it is now...**

I want to get back to focusing on a Mary Kay product each Monday! 
Today's focus is on our Mineral Powder Foundation!

I love this product for many reasons...
1. It's a lightweight product that gives you nice coverage, because it's build-able.
2. It's affordable ($18). 
3. It lasts several months (use up rate is 2-3 months) 
4. We have 12 different shades, so there is one for everyone.
5. It's suitable for sensitive skin, it's oil free and fragrance free.
6. It gives you a flawless look with little effort.

This foundation is perfect for anyone who wants a flawless, natural and matte finish. It's easy to apply and looks great! It also feels lightweight. This product is great for all year round! 

You can check out our Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundations on my website

July 15, 2012

Just Like Mom's Meatloaf

I friend of mine from MOPS, Sarah, is a Wildtree rep. Wildtree, in case you have never heard of it before, was founded on the premise that food should be natural, nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare - all at the same time. 
Their products are made with the finest ingredients available and contain no preservatives, additives, MSGs or dyes. 

I love easy things...especially when it comes to cooking! So, when Sarah and I talked about me trying some of the products for a review I was really excited! 

The first product I tried was: JUST LIKE MOM'S MEATLOAF MIX 
This product was super easy, came with the directions right on the bag and only took a couple of additional ingredients! 
Here is what it looks like when you order it from Sarah. 
This is what it looks like after you make it...

The process was really easy. 
These are all the ingredients you will need (stuff you have on hand).

I did one step different right here. Instead of using Ketchup (which I don't really care for) I threw some Cherry tomatoes into my food processor and whipped them up. Then put them on top instead of Ketchup. I added more then the amount because it's not as runny! We LOVED it with fresh tomatoes! It was one more fresh ingredient to add! 

Review Rating:
1. Easy to make
2. Extremely tasty (especially with fresh tomatoes)
3. Very few ingredients!

Loved this product and will make it again! 

Have you ever tried Wildtree products before? If so, what's your favorite?
If you would like to order Wildtree products you can visit Sarah's site or her Facebook page. 

May 27, 2012

Slow Cooker Sunday Review

I am just not going to get to a Slow Cooker write up done today because I didn't have it planned out this week to make one! Next week I will though!

So, instead of leaving you with nothing I decided to remind you of all the yummy recipes that I have posted about over the last couple months! And remember if you post a Slow Cooker Sunday recipe, grab the button and let me know if the comments that you are linking up! 

Slow cooker Sunday


May 21, 2012


Well I got the crazy idea once again to run a 5k! Let me tell you it was NOT something I had in mind...after my first 5k I said I would NEVER do one again, and I seriously had no intentions of it. However, my mom has really been wanting us, as a family, to run one this August. I kept saying "maybe" but probably had no real intentions of doing it until I saw a picture of myself on Facebook the other day. I was wearing an outfit that I wear a lot because I thought I looked great...well the picture said other things, and it finally sunk in how much weight I had put on in the last year. I need to run this 5k so I force myself to get healthy again! 

Well it's been a long time since I have ran...since the day of my last 5k. So I am going to use the Couch Potato to 5k training program again.

What motivates you to keep going?