Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!!
I have so much to be thankful for!! I have a WONDERFUL husband, 2 BEAUTIFUL girls, a NICE home, a GREAT job and the list goes on, and on, and on!!
Mia is WALKING!! She started yesterday. I'm sure by Christmas she will be doing pretty well with it!! She still only has 2 cute little teeth....I'm patiently waiting for some more to pop through!! I do brush those 2 teeth faithfully, though!!
I admit, I already have my christmas decorations up!! I love Christmas!! I pretty much am all done shopping for the girls, too!! I can't believe it - I usually don't start until after Thanksgiving. Avery is so funny.....I asked her the other day what she was going to ask Santa for and her response was "a box of Popsicles!!"
Tom is such a good guy!! I thought our house would look pretty with icicle lights and he climbed up on the roof and hung them up (he won't let me turn them on until Thursday night though!!) Pictures to come!!
Can't wait to check out the Black Friday ads tomorrow and Thursday!!
Happy Shopping!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm still ALIVE!!

So, I'm still alive and breathing. I just haven't blogged in a LONG while. I promise to update in day or two (or three or four.....HAHAHA). No, really, I'm hoping to get to it tomorrow night!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


What a month this has been!! Avery is in full swing with pre-school, gymnastics and swimming lessons. Tom has been working, working, working. Miss Mia is growing, growing and growing and I've been trying to keep up with everything!!

Avery goes to St. Peter's Preschool in Apple Creek on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30. I think she is enjoying it, she comes home singing new songs and it is so cute!! Last Thursday when I went to pick her up, one of the other mom's said to me that her little boy, Cody, just ADORES Avery. She said Avery is all that he talks about!! If anyone asks him about school, he talks about Avery!! So on the way home, I said to Avery, "So, I hear you have a new friend named Cody." Her reply..."Who's Cody?" I giggled the whole way home!! She must be playing hard to get already!!

Saturday mornings are busy, busy for the Burson's!! Avery has gymnastics from 9:30-10:15 at the Dalton YMCA and from there we take her to Orrville YMCA for swimming lessons from 10:45-11:15!! Needless to say, Saturday afternoons and pretty peaceful around our house!!

Miss Mia is growing like the weeds in my flowerbeds!! She's 11 months old already. I'm thinking she weighs around 21 pounds!! Her first 2 teeth FINALLY popped in the last couple of days!! She's crawling around and pulling herself up onto things. She even lets go and stands by herself for a couple of seconds before plopping onto the ground!! Her favorite thing right now is finding the smallest pieces of who knows what on the floor and putting it in her mouth!!

Tom has been working his little tushy off this summer. This weekend though, he is going to get some "me time" as he calls it!! He's headed to Pennsylvania to golf his little heart out!! We will miss him, but it's preparing us for when he has to start working out of town. (insert sad face!!)

Now, onto me!! Work, housework, etc., etc.!!!

Mother Nature has been in full force this month too!! We are very thankful, though, that the only damage we had from either of the storms was hail damage to our minivan. $3500 worth to be exact!! It seemed like a lot at the time, but compared to the victims of the tornado, it fails to compare......

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big BIG day!!

My little girl is growing up, way too fast!! Today was parent/child orientation at preschool. (Note: I did NOT cry today, but Tuesday, is another story!!) She said she had fun. The theme for this school year is Frogs. She's "Leaping" into learning!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Recipes

I LOVE trying new recipes!! Yesterday, I tried a Philly Cheesesteak recipe. It was DELICIOUS & the best part was that it was easy prep, and it cooked all day in the crock-pot. I love using the crock-pot on days that I work, that way, when I get home, supper is usually almost ready!! From a working mom's standpoint, I think the crock-pot is one of the best-ever inventions!!

There is also 2 new recipes on the menu for tonights supper!! Pizza Pork Chops and Orzo with Parmesan & Basil.

I'm also going to be canning some tomato soup this week sometime. This will be a first for me, too!! This year we have done applesauce, corn, green beans and tomato juice. I love eating all of these goodies throughout the winter months. It makes all the hard work worth it!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fun Fun Wednesday

All summer long, I've been wanting to take our babysitter, Rosetta, and her sisters, Darlene and Michelle, swimming. Today, we finally were able to go!! Avery and the girls had so much fun. It was the perfect day for swimming and laying poolside. And since we were lounging around at the pool all day, I didn't feel like cooking supper, so my AWESOME husband took us to Green Leaf. YUMMY!! Tomorrow is back to reality.....Laundry, cleaning, and canning green beans.

Fun, Fun Wednesday = Not Fun, Not Fun Thursday!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

July + August = Busy, Busy, Busy!!

So, July has came and went and we are well on our way into August!! Summer is flying by once again!!

Miss Mia is 9 months old already!! I took her a couple weeks ago to get her pictures taken and she did SOOO good!! Miss Martha does an awesome job!! Feel free to check out her session at http://www.alloccasionphotos.net/ Click on Client Log In, and then type MIA as the login and password. It was so hard to choose!!

Today, Avery started swimming lessons at the Orrville YMCA. She did so well. I was very proud of her. I'm hoping that by the time we go on vacation next summer, she will be swimming by herself!!

Last weekend, Tom and I did some much needed work in the flowerbeds!! We didn't get it all done, so hopefully tomorrow, we will finish up. My flowers in my back flowerbed are just gorgeous!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We're Here!!

Look out Tennessee......The Clark Family's in town!!

Last night, after I got off of work, my parents, the girls and I loaded up and headed south to Clarksville, TN. We arrived at my sister's house around 2 am. The girls traveled so well and slept a lot of the way, so when we unloaded the van, they were wound for sound!! I love spending time with my family - we just wish daddy could be here with us. He stayed home to work. I keep teasing him that he's the one that's on vacation, since he's home ALONE!! Don't worry, he'll miss us like crazy by tonight! (I also left him a pretty long hunny-do list to keep him from getting too bored!!)

Tomorrow, we're headed to a water park, the Nashville Zoo is on the agenda and maybe an inflatable jumping place while we are here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Holy Moly!!! Where has the time gone!?! March 17, 2009 was my last post.....oops!! No excuses....well, maybe just a few!!

The first excuse - We became a family of 4 (which everyone knows about I'm sure, because she is almost 9 months old now!!) Miss Mia Cristine is just a joy!! She is such a good baby, especially now, since she FINALLY started sleeping through the night!! I weighed her the other day, and she was a whopping 19 pounds! We are still waiting on teeth and each day, she is getting closer and closer to crawling.

Excuse #2 - Avery Josephine!! Avery is almost 3 1/2 years old now, and FULL of energy!! She loves to play outside, silly bands are a new favorite thing right now (thanks Aunt Amanda!!) and Barney!! Starting in September, she will be going to pre-school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 2 hours. She is VERY excited, however, Mommy is having a hard time dealing with the fact that her BABY is old enough to attend pre-school!! (Tom told me to suck it up!! LOL)
So no more excuses!! My goal is to stay up to date from now on.....hopefully a couple posts a week....ok..ok...probably more like 1 a week!! LOL!!