Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's Okay!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's okay that I have been a bad blogger in December. My family is so important to me I just needed to soak up all my time with them.

It's okay that since we have been in Charlotte ( Thursday before Christmas) we have only eaten two meals at home ( Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner )

It's okay that I have to return a few gifts. I always feel bad but I am pretty picky about the design of my house.

It's okay that I don't have to go back to work till the 3rd but once I get back to Raleigh today I have no intention of doing anything but being lazy.

It's okay that I have spent the majority of my lazy time in Charlotte napping or reading Harry Potter.

It's okay that while you love your family you know why you have to move out some day.

It's okay that I am super staoked for 2013. I have some amazing goals and can't wait to see God work through them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas.. From The Tuckers

Sorry for my blogging absence. 
With the holidays here and everything that has happened recently as soon as Christmas break came I headed home and spent extra quality time with the family. I will probably hold off blogging until we head back to Raleigh at the end of the week but until then here is a post Christmas wish from my family to yours!

I'll be back later this week to recap our holiday travels but until then enjoy your family and safe travels!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tomato Spinach and Tortellini Soup

So if you haven't learned by now that we love soup at this house hold well your a little behind.

My latest recipe was a Tomato Spinach and Tortellini Soup
Aka Divine!

So here is what you need
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic
1/4 onion
5 ounces fresh spinach ( or frozen if you like)
2 cups of frozen tortellini
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper

(Serves 4)
Saute onions and garlic for about 5 minutes

Then add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and 1 can of water. Add spices. Simmer for about 10 minutes

Next add your spinach and tortellini. Simmer for about 10 more minutes till everything is cooked.
Enjoy with a grilled cheese :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Weekend Recap

This weekend for us was very relaxing for us. 
We came off a week long sick battle at the Tucker House so we just wanted to lay low

I spent the majority of my weekend addressing these guys. I am so excited for people to start receiving them and I will share them next week:)

We decided to venture out of the house on Saturday for a movie. We saw Rise of the Guardians in 3-D. If you haven't seen it you will. It is such a good movie for the Christmas Season

Our baby Bently is even ready for the holidays in his penguin shirt!

We ended our Sunday with our Small Group making bracelets for kids in India and then came home to a delicious pot roast.. Yum :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Influenster Cosmo Vox Box :)

I was so excited when I was contacted by Influenster do review the Fall Cosmo VoxBox :)

I received my box last week and I received 4 items

The first item was this Ghiradelli Escapes Sea Salt Chocolate with Almonds
Let just say this. It only lasted one day in our house!

The next item I received was the forever Red sample perfume from Bath and Body works new line.
I am very sensitive to smells so it instantly gave me a headache but I have only found 1 perfume my whole life that I can wear without migraines.

I did however give it to a friend and she loved it.

Next was the new pilot Frixon ball erasable pen. I received it in pink and black.
It works much better than the typical erasable pen. As a teacher, this works good for me as I always need new pens.

My final product  was a new Venus razor. I received two cartridges. the original embrace and the olay razor. I am excited about they olay as it better for sensitive skin.

They also gave me a $2 off coupon so I will buy some more as I like to switch my razor every week!

Have you tried any of these products?
I would love to hear what you think!

disclaimer: I received each product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Friday, December 7, 2012

I apologize...

I am sorry.

I have been such a bad blogger, I had so many fun things to talk about this week but the sick train has hit me full on.

Lets talk food poisoning the beginning of the week, crazy sinus and allergies and colds the middle of the week ( thank you NC weather for not making up its mind) and full blow migraine as of yesterday.

My days have consisted of getting up, work, home, nap, dinner, bed by 8pm.

Yes I have officially become your grandmother--- minus the fact that she is probably retired and not teaching 120 11-year old children.

So I am sorry and I promise after I rest this weekend I will be back!