Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lets Move It Mommas post

Just thought I'd share the same post from my Lets Move It Mommas blog with all of YOU too! It's a great website, full of fabulous recipes
that I use with my family all the time :) ENJOY!

Kraft has a website designed specifically for people with diabetes, however I have found that using their recipes that are low in fat, calories and carbohydrates is the way to go and they are INCREDIBLY-DELICIOUS too! We love the recipes here and I think you will too :)
They have monthly newsletters, tips for healthy living and much more!
It's free to join, so sign up NOW!
SO, What's your favorite HEALTHY recipe website??

Sunday, November 28, 2010

SeaWorld San Antonio Trip 2010!

Eating on the Riverwalk...it was all decorated for Christmas!

Our hotel was being decorated when we arrived...SO pretty :)

The gates opened at noon and we were one of the first families in line! WOOHOO!!

YES, Jacob is picking his nose as we take our picture with Shamu! Ha! PRICELESS!!!

Don't judge me in this pic...my pants were rolled up and hair pulled back
because we rode a ride that got us SOAKED! Ha!

Jacob waiting in line with Daddy to ride his first roller coaster-the Shamu Express!

AND this would be the ride that soaked us...and we rode it over and over again
because Jacob LOVED it! I can't believe he's such a little daredevil :)
If you look close, you can see me with my arms wrapped around him
and holding my sunglasses too! Ha!

...waiting for the Shamu Christmas show to begin!

Yes, he has Cheez-Its stuck in his teeth! Ha!

this was cool...a Christmas tree made out of Poinsettia's!

and our favorite part...the snowman village! Snowmen decorated like funny characters!

and no trip to SeaWorld is complete without ELMO CHRISTMAS SHOW!
Oh my goodness, Justin flipped out when he saw Elmo and Ernie on the same stage...singing, dancing and there was fake snow falling when they'd sing the carols! So cute :)
We took video of this show because it was super cute and Justin is all about sesame street right now, so it was perfect! At the end, the kids were able to go up to the stage and shake hands with the characters...very cool! Justin just stood there looking at them and laughing!
This trip was SO much fun, just the four of us! We made memories and we'll have to go back each year at this time because it was not crowded AT ALL and the boys LOVED it!
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and you were able to give thanks
for all of the special things in your life :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

AboutOne.com Review and Giveaway!

If you haven't heard of it, it's AMAZING and helped me get organized! Plus, I now have a great way to store our most precious memories and MUCH more...
Here's a little about AboutOne.com and a Product Description:
AboutOne is an online family information management system; ONE place, accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device, (you don’t have to be at home, and you don’t have to be on your own computer) where in just seconds busy moms can store, secure, and manage household information, including health records, possession details, education records, contacts, and family memories – both text and pictures.
AboutOne stores the information with bank-level security. Then, the system automatically uses the information you have entered to save you time on family administrative chores like completing school forms, college apps, caregiver instructions, and tax returns, creating family newsletters and scrapbooks, and automatically creating and mailing holiday cards (coming Dec 1). The information is also available, at your fingertips, to make informed decisions and respond quickly to an emergency. (Also coming soon is the ability to automatically create hardcover photo memory books from the memories and stories you have entered in AboutOne.)
Getting Organized is something that's been a struggle for me. Seems as though I'm always putting important documents away and then when it's time to find them, I have no idea where they've gone?! AboutOne helped me by storing EVERYTHING in just one place especially by helping me organize my family-the most important people in my life!
If you're looking for a place to store, family memories, health records or applications for college, AboutOne is right for YOU! And for those special moments, there are photo book features and a digital scrapbook which are great for me since I LOVE documenting those funny family moments! I don't have children that are preparing for college just yet, but I think the college application feature is great. There's nothing fun about keeping track of your applications, so AboutOne takes care of that for you. What I love most about AboutOne is their printable section, where you can print babysitter/caregiver instructions, family newsletters, and more!
All of these features will certainly save you time because it's all done for you!
Once you try it, you'll love it! I know my family does :)
All of the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was provided with a free one-year membership in exchange for my honest review of this product.
The Giveaway:
The generous people at AboutOne want you to try it for yourselves, so they are offering subscriptions to FIVE of my lucky readers!!! Yep, that's right...FIVE!!
Mandatory Entry:
Visit AboutOne.com and tell me why you would LOVE this free subscription?
That's it, SO easy right??!
Make sure you leave a valid email address so that I may contact you if you win!
+1, follow my blog and leave a comment telling me that you do!
+1, blog about this giveaway and leave the link to your post!
Good Luck, the giveaway will end on Tuesday, November 30 at midnight!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm THANKFUL for...

Thinking about this year being the first Thanksgiving without my grandmother, I am sad.
But I am also, SO very thankful for the time we had with her
and the short time my boys had with her as well.
I feel good knowing there is MUCH to be thankful for this holiday season...
here are just a few I'll share with all of you!
  • My husband, who is the best father, best friend and SO much more
  • our families, afterall they are what life is ALL about!
  • our friends, who have been there for us through life's ups and downs
  • and these two boys, who are my life...

Jacob-November 8, 2006 Justin- May 11, 2009

Oh "Bonka", you are so missed beyond words. I hope that I'm making you proud. I learned so much from you while you were here with us and I hope to share those moments with my family and carry on your memory. And although it's hard celebrating Thanksgiving without you,
I know you are looking down on us as we gather together to celebrate this holiday season with the ones we love. We miss you and love you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of YOU!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

out with the "old" and in with the "new"

Although Thanksgiving isn't even here yet...
I can't help myself, I'm ready for CHRISTMAS!!... that means time to say goodbye to my mantel decorated beautifully by my Mom-in-law!
* Wait until you see the one she creates for Christmas-GORGEOUS!
...and hello to my snowman Christmas decor! My cousin and I have wanted to make these blocks for over a year now and today, we FINALLY did it :)

SO fun to make, but this will probably be one of the last crafting sessions for me for a while...I just can't find the time with these two, busy boys running around but I'm happy because these blocks should make a great addition to my snowman holiday decor! Yay!
I'm SOOO ready to decorate the outside of our house with lights and all, but my husband seems to think all of the neighbors will think we're NUTS??! Ha!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

what am I gonna do with these two?!

I think each day that passes, the brotherly fights are getting worse??
YES!!! anything that big brother, Jacob has...Justin wants!
And if Justin has it, Jacob takes it away from him!
Justin has also figured out that if he sticks his lip out and whines,
big brother will get in trouble no matter what...well, we're on to you Little Man!! Ha!!!
This Mommy is T.I.R.E.D and they are just beginning this, aren't they??!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

...to THE most incredible husband, father, and best friend that I know!
We LOVE you with all of our hearts and can't imagine life without you :)
Happy 32nd Birthday to YOU!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town...already??

Yep, Santa arrived at the one and only, Bass Pro Shops yesterday and this boy was EXCITED! If you have a shop near you, I suggest you go...the experience was AMAZING, the boys had so much fun and they even made a Rudolph ornament! If they have their picture taken with Santa, a FREE meal at the restaurant inside too :)
...more pictures to come!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

do they offer a season pass?!

After having a great Mexican food lunch (Jacob's pick!)
he actually let them sing to him and he wore the sombrero :) PRECIOUS!
We headed to our MOST favorite place on Earth...Bass Pro Shops! Ha!
Seriously, going to have to ask about season passes to this place,
because I think Jacob likes this shop more than Disney World-Ha!
Bass Pro Shops is ALL decked out for Christmas
and guess we'll be visiting Santa here, rather than anywhere else!

As we walked in, Jacob navigates where he wants to go first and he stops at this four-wheeler and tells us THIS is what he wants for Christmas! And it's a whopping $13,795 big ones!!

After staying and playing for hours, he decided that he'd take this Arctic Cat for only $9, 995! Ha! Do you see little brother in there with him?? He LOVED ridin' "shot gun"!
*I think the employees and management staff are going to start noticing the McClellen Family in this place...they might start charging an entrance fee?! Ha!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday BOY!

4 years old??! Really?!
Oh sweet little man, watching them sing to you at school the other day, wearing your birthday hat and sticker, laughing and playing with all of your friends...I realized, where did the time go? Our hearts grew a million times over when you were born!! We changed in SO many wonderful ways when you came into our lives FOUR years ago, today!
I know I am a better person because of YOU,
YOU help me see what life is all about,
YOU make life look so simple,
YOU always have a smile on your face, unless Daddy and I have upset you!
YOU love your brother and he looks up to you SO much,
he wants to do any and everything YOU do, ALWAYS!
YOU and those dimples?...enough said!
YOU make Daddy and I laugh like crazy...always being silly!
YOU are full of energy,
YOU love being outside, you'd stay out there ALL DAY LONG if we'd let you
YOU love when its just the four of us, and we do too!
and most of all...YOU ARE YOU!
You are THE greatest thing that happened to Mommy and Daddy,
and this day, four years ago...our hearts grew a million times over
as we held this precious baby boy!
We love you "way up to the moon and back".

My heart aches knowing you're growing SO fast, almost too fast?
and I know one day you won't want Mommy hugging and kissing all over you,
or Mommy dancing with Daddy in the living room while you sit at our feet,
or snuggling up with you in the mornings,
or holding my hand everywhere we go,
or shouting, "I love you, Mommy" from first base on the tball field(I LOVE THIS!)
...so I'll do it as much as I can right NOW. Ha!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

THIS is smiling for Mommy??

It was snack time, the boys were being super sweet to one another
and I decided I'd take the opportunity to snap a cute pic...
SO, I grabbed the camera,
and THIS is what they gave me...
Great! Maybe this should be our Christmas photo this year??!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010