My Favorite Month

I love February. I love walking into just about any store and seeing pink and red decorations. I love all the balloons and glittery, red heart stickers. I love seeing Valentine’s candy and racks of Hallmark cards. I love all the festive melamine plates at Target. These things make me smile, but perhaps not for the obvious reason. All of these things mean February and, for me, February means babies! In this month is buried a treasure chest of my most precious memories and emotions, namely anticipation, desperation, excitement, fear, pain, longings fulfilled, relief, insecurity, overwhelming love, exhaustion, and joy.

Both of my children will celebrate their birthdays this month. Annabeth turns one THIS WEDNESDAY. *Tear* And Jackson will turn four on the 17th. He can hardly wait. I told him this morning that it’s his birthday month and I totally confused him. He keeps asking me if his birthday is here yet and wondering where his presents are!

Jackson has changed so much over the last few months. I’m loving the stage we’re in and I think age four is going to be a blast. Age two was a huge struggle. Age three was better but still pretty challenging. As we approach age four I’m enjoying motherhood more than ever.

There were many times in the last two years that I wondered why on earth I ever thought I had what it takes to be a mom. I loved my kids but felt totally inadequate for the job. I could cry thinking about it. Those difficult times when I felt like I did nothing but discipline Jackson all day long are starting to pay off. Those times aren’t fun for anyone. No one has kids because they want to boss them around all day long, do they? But I kept hearing that consistency bears fruit. In this moment we’re getting to enjoy some of that fruit. I’m not trying to give parenting advice, but I do want to encourage moms who are feeling like I did. This sounds so trite and it didn’t help much when people said this to me either, but hang in there and know that it gets better!

I got on here to talk about February and I obviously got a little off course!

Tell me, Siestas, what is your favorite month and why?

I’m making my friend Sunni’s wonderful enchiladas for Annabeth’s birthday party. I thought you might like to have the recipe.

Sunni’s Cheesy Enchiladas

Ingredients:
(I always half this recipe)
24 flour tortillas
2 lbs. ground beef
2 lbs. Velveeta, cubed
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
4 (8-oz.) cartons sour cream
¼ cup butter
2 med. onions, chopped
1 dash garlic salt
Salt & pepper to taste

Brown meat with one chopped onion. Add garlic salt and salt and pepper. Drain. Coat large sauce pan with non-stick spray. Add sour cream and tomatoes, mix well. Add butter and heat on medium heat. Add Velveeta, stirring constantly. Add the remaining chopped onion. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 5 min. The cheese/butter should be melted by this point. Add a portion of the sauce to meat. Spoon meat mixture into tortillas. Lay in casserole dish, seam down. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas. Cover and bake for 15 min. at 350 degrees.

*I like to save a little bit of the cheese sauce to have with tortilla chips. Yum!
-AJ

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    Michelle says:

    Im making Sunni's Chessy Enchilada's and Im assuming since you gave us the recipe there isnt any fat in it?? LOL!! Can't wait to eat them! Thanks for sharing.
    Oh and my favorite month is probably April when the dogwoods and azaleas begin to bloom! All Gods creations come alive!!
    Much love
    Michelle

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    jessy81179 says:

    My favorite Month is May. I love the weather in may is nice outside. i love to sit and read books and look at the blue sky and talk to God and see how beautiful everything is. Love to take my children to the park and see them enjoy themselves, its breath taking.

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    AmyJo says:

    My favorite month is May. It is baseball and softball season where I live and I spend my whole week at my kid's games, but I love the way everything outside slowly wakes up, the weather turns warm, the grass and trees turn green! I think I also love it because it is representative of my favorite season in life too…Spring!!

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    Michelle says:

    I LOVE two months…July, the month in which I was born. The sun is in full shine and I love being outside hiking, planting, cutting, pruning, camping, eating, boating, sun bathing, swimming. But I also LOVE October, fall and all of it's colors, the smell that is in the air at that time and FOOTBALL!!

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    JenP says:

    I have twin 2 yr olds. I work full time as a teacher. This post made me feel better as I too have been constantly discipling lately. Last night a quick trip to Target and out to eat was nothing but potty breaks, scolding, and reminders of how to behave. The cuddles are terrific and make up for it though. Each stage is certainly filled with its own challenges.

    I love it when us moms get real with each other and our struggles, etc. God Bless!

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    Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. One of my favorite birthday quote.

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    Michelle says:

    My favorite month would be October I live in tennessee and I love to see the colors of the trees change and see all the different color God paints them.

    Michelle

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    Sarah says:

    Somehow I just stumbled upon this entry…perfect timing. 🙂 I have a very precocious almost 2-year-old and feel like I spend most of our time disciplining her right now. She saves most of her “will” for Mommy. 🙂 Thanks for this post!!!

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    Hi there, long time lurker here with my first ever comment! My daughter is getting married to her lovely mexican gentleman soon, and I’m tasked with doing the wedding arrangements! I thought enchiladas would be a good idea, so trying to find a good enchilada recipe. What do you think? Any other suggestions?? Anyway, thanks for your hard work as ever…

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    Thanks for that! My aunt recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes , and I find myself the owner of two or five buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all like that, but I did find a website full of even more tomato recipes at that site. A whole website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internet nowadays!!

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My Favorite Month

I love February. I love walking into just about any store and seeing pink and red decorations. I love all the balloons and glittery, red heart stickers. I love seeing Valentine’s candy and racks of Hallmark cards. I love all the festive melamine plates at Target. These things make me smile, but perhaps not for the obvious reason. All of these things mean February and, for me, February means babies! In this month is buried a treasure chest of my most precious memories and emotions, namely anticipation, desperation, excitement, fear, pain, longings fulfilled, relief, insecurity, overwhelming love, exhaustion, and joy.

Both of my children will celebrate their birthdays this month. Annabeth turns one THIS WEDNESDAY. *Tear* And Jackson will turn four on the 17th. He can hardly wait. I told him this morning that it’s his birthday month and I totally confused him. He keeps asking me if his birthday is here yet and wondering where his presents are!

Jackson has changed so much over the last few months. I’m loving the stage we’re in and I think age four is going to be a blast. Age two was a huge struggle. Age three was better but still pretty challenging. As we approach age four I’m enjoying motherhood more than ever.

There were many times in the last two years that I wondered why on earth I ever thought I had what it takes to be a mom. I loved my kids but felt totally inadequate for the job. I could cry thinking about it. Those difficult times when I felt like I did nothing but discipline Jackson all day long are starting to pay off. Those times aren’t fun for anyone. No one has kids because they want to boss them around all day long, do they? But I kept hearing that consistency bears fruit. In this moment we’re getting to enjoy some of that fruit. I’m not trying to give parenting advice, but I do want to encourage moms who are feeling like I did. This sounds so trite and it didn’t help much when people said this to me either, but hang in there and know that it gets better!

I got on here to talk about February and I obviously got a little off course!

Tell me, Siestas, what is your favorite month and why?

I’m making my friend Sunni’s wonderful enchiladas for Annabeth’s birthday party. I thought you might like to have the recipe.

Sunni’s Cheesy Enchiladas

Ingredients:
(I always half this recipe)
24 flour tortillas
2 lbs. ground beef
2 lbs. Velveeta, cubed
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
4 (8-oz.) cartons sour cream
¼ cup butter
2 med. onions, chopped
1 dash garlic salt
Salt & pepper to taste

Brown meat with one chopped onion. Add garlic salt and salt and pepper. Drain. Coat large sauce pan with non-stick spray. Add sour cream and tomatoes, mix well. Add butter and heat on medium heat. Add Velveeta, stirring constantly. Add the remaining chopped onion. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 5 min. The cheese/butter should be melted by this point. Add a portion of the sauce to meat. Spoon meat mixture into tortillas. Lay in casserole dish, seam down. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas. Cover and bake for 15 min. at 350 degrees.

*I like to save a little bit of the cheese sauce to have with tortilla chips. Yum!
-AJ

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    Michelle says:

    Im making Sunni's Chessy Enchilada's and Im assuming since you gave us the recipe there isnt any fat in it?? LOL!! Can't wait to eat them! Thanks for sharing.
    Oh and my favorite month is probably April when the dogwoods and azaleas begin to bloom! All Gods creations come alive!!
    Much love
    Michelle

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    jessy81179 says:

    My favorite Month is May. I love the weather in may is nice outside. i love to sit and read books and look at the blue sky and talk to God and see how beautiful everything is. Love to take my children to the park and see them enjoy themselves, its breath taking.

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    AmyJo says:

    My favorite month is May. It is baseball and softball season where I live and I spend my whole week at my kid's games, but I love the way everything outside slowly wakes up, the weather turns warm, the grass and trees turn green! I think I also love it because it is representative of my favorite season in life too…Spring!!

  4. 14
    Michelle says:

    I LOVE two months…July, the month in which I was born. The sun is in full shine and I love being outside hiking, planting, cutting, pruning, camping, eating, boating, sun bathing, swimming. But I also LOVE October, fall and all of it's colors, the smell that is in the air at that time and FOOTBALL!!

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