Monday, October 27, 2008
The finished product. Not exactly what we were looking for because they are supposed to have black frosting but I got this spray frosting stuff and it said black but turned out more of a gray color. My cousin had made these in the past and Katie remembered it and told me everything I need to pick up for her.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Andrew, Happy Birthday to you!!!
If he were typing on Auntie's Blog he would say "It's by birthday! It's my birthday!!, Hey Hey Hey Auntie, It's my Birthday!"
Happy Birthday my precious little nephew! I love you to the moon and stars and back!
They are getting married at the court house. Chris is in the Army (just graduated boot camp) and they have to leave on Monday so he can get back. He was supposed to be here until December but they called him back early. So now they have pushed the wedding up to tomorrow. Wish they would wait but congratulations to them.
Kyle (being a dork) and Kailey at school last year.
I really liked this little guy. He had these feathers off of his feet and just really pretty.
I just wanted to give you a link (it will be kept on my blog as well). http://www.scrapshacknc.com/
A really sweet friend of mine owns this store. It's in North Carolina and it's called the "Scrap Shack". It is an ADORABLE store!! I had a chance to scrap there last year when I was there. If you don't live near there and can't make it in to check it out in person don't worry...they have a store online .
If you are into NASCAR this is definitely the site you want to get your scrap supplies from. They even carry #88 Dale Jr. paper and the designs are EXCLUSIVE to their store.
Take a peek http://www.scrapshacknc.com/ . Have fun and let me know whatcha get!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Today was a pretty good day. I worked on seeding pomegranates so I can get the juice and make jelly. That time of year again already! I can't believe it is almost NOVEMBER! This year has gone by so quickly. Halloween next week, then Turkey Day and BAM it will be Christmas.. (My favorite Holiday)
The kids go back to school tomorrow, they have been off for a week. This week flew by too! They stayed a couple days at my cousins house and had a great time.
Well, Kevin is at Youth Group and it is over in about 10 minutes, I better go get him. Have a great night. I'll post again soon.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Doesn't he have such a terrible view to look at at this site? LOL
There is the monopole and the dishes all installed. He had to go back to the site to do a few things the next week and on the way down it had snowed and people were sliding all over and off the road with horse trailers. They were out hunting and not expecting snow. My hubby didn't get home until 3am because he stayed until he helped everyone on the pass. One person called him an "angel". awwwwwwwww..... Love him!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
He worked his tail off and yesterday he got news that he made it! He will be a pilot for Southwest! He is already a captain at Skywest but he wanted this so much and he EARNED IT. When my sister called me a screamed outloud! My daughter came in wanting to know why I was so happy! He is such a good husband, father and provider for my little sis and my nephew. And of course he is a great brother. I love you tons my brother from another mother! You rock!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tonight I need to make something quick and easy because we are all going to a Halloween place called Hobbs Ranch and we want to get there pretty early (like 6ish) and it's about an hour drive from here so we'll have to leave 5ish. Hopefully this will work with Mike and Kyle's work schedule. Not sure what time they will be done working today. But 6ish is our goal.
Might do some cheese and roast beef quesadillas.(sp) They are easy to grab and take with us, if Mike and Kyle have to meet us in town, I can keep that warm in foil for them, and they can eat it on the way. It is soooooooooo expensive to eat there!
Some good friends from our bible study class are trying to get us a free tickets. Her husband works for a TV station so he is pretty sure he can get us some tickets this morning. FINGERS crossed.
I'm taking the kids to the pumpkin patch and corn field maze either today during the day or tomorrow.
Tomorrow night I have a Princess House party in town and Mike leaves for hunting in Idaho tomorrow.
I'm thinking of letting the kids have some friends over on Friday night or Saturday afternoon. I'm thinking of letting the girls invite friends over and make Halloween cookies and let Kevin (and Kyle if he wants) have a few friends over and BBQ. It is a bit too cold to swim in the lake now but they can hang out and find something to do. In fact they should have a few friends over and set up tents and camp out on our property somewhere. We could even do a little bon fire here close to the house and roast marshmallows and they can hang out there and talk. I'm going to have to think this thru. Mike wont be here...maybe I should wait for him to get back for that. I don't know.... I'm rambling now.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I have spareribs and honey BBQ sauce going in the crock pot. It smells so yummy!
I'm down to my very last diet soda and with my $25 a week challenge I figure I wont be purchasing any soda this week. Soooooooo no problem, I am making sun tea! I actually do love tea, so it's all good. =)
I'm off to finish entering in my budget online. (My Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover) I love that guy!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Meat loaf, salad and mashed potatoes
Hamburger gravy over potatoes or biscuits
Chili Beans, corn bread and fried potatoes
Mooseghetti (spaghetti), bread and green beans
Enchilada's, salad, beans and rice
Vegi Soup and bread
Chili dogs, pretzels
Beef (moose) and Bean burritos, rice
Chili Verdi, beans and rice
BBQ (moose) sandwich
Roast, potatoes and vegi
Steaks (deer) potato, vegi
Sloppy Joe's, vegi
Chicken, pilaf, vegi
Chicken noodle soup
I plan to rotate these dishes along with doing a breakfast night...Chocolate gravy and biscuits, Pancakes and sausage, etc. once a week (my kids are very excited about this) and doing a left over night once a week, or when we are able.
Hope this gives some ideas.........Wish me luck!
So last night I put beans (dried, I have a big bag in the cabinet) in the crock pot (love the crockpot, my little sis got me a crock pot cook book too!) and let them go all night. This morning I will add ground moose, sausage and I have onion in there and some diced tomatoes I will add also. I don't have peppers and some of my usual things I add, but I'm sure it will still be good. I plan to make cornbread to go with it and fried potatoes.
I was cleaning out my fridge and I have carrots and celery that needs to be eaten before they go bad, so I'm going to make either vegetable soup OR stew, haven't' decided yet. In fact I may do stew one night and soup another. I actually am sure I have enough vegetables to do both.
I'll keep you posted and let me know if you decide to take the challenge with me! I'm excited!
The games went well. Katie's team came in 2nds (lol.....oh wait I guess in soccer that means they lost).... It was 1 to 3. But they were having fun. Kayla's team won. (they are undefeated so far) They are having a blast. I'm so glad they played this year. It is their first year of soccer.
I'll try to remember my battery for my camera next time. They don't have games this coming Saturday because school is out for the week.
Have a good one!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I'll be sure to post some more photo's of thier games...... I better go get ready to roll out the door.
Kayla has a game at 12:30 (has to be there at noon). So we will have a laps in time
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I didn't get out of my pajamas until about 15 minutes before it was time to go get the girls from the bus stop. Not because I was relaxing in bed........ nope because I started cleaning from the time they left for school until I had to get dressed to pick them up. I'm in a slower pace of cleaning today but for some reason I picked today to start deep cleaning. Went through all of the boys clothes and sorted them all out and nice and neatly. Refolded and put everything away. Dusted thier room and made thier beds. This is not something I normally do since they are 15 and 18 but today I was in the mood. I also cleaned out my bar "junk" drawers and cleaned off my "catch all" buffet. This all took a lot more time than I expected. I didn't even get my bathrooms or kitchen cleaned yet. But my baseboards and window seals are done. I want to do the same thing with the girls bedroom but it wont be today.
Katie has soccer practice tonight and tonight is family night. So the evening will be spent eating dinner and playing a board game together (after Katie gets back from soccer practice). It will be a late night but it is my favorite night of the week!
I better go get my rugs out of the washer and hang them up (I have A LOT of rugs and I've managed to wash them all today) I'm excited about that, but I'm waiting for them all to dry. With this warm again (darnit) California sun, it isnt' taking long. (We went from having a fire going the other night to turning the air on in a matter of two days.
Have a great one!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This was Kayla's very first soccer game! She was so excited to play. This was her kicking the ball in from the side lines for her team.
Katie was watching Kayla's game......waiting for her game to start. I had to leave because I had a Princess House party I had to go do and I couldn't stay for her game. I took this photo before I left. She didn't have a game today, so I'll have more pictures of her next weekend.
You can't see much in this shot because I zoomed in on her, they were right by me near the sidelines. The ball was coming towards her but I was too close to get a good shot, I put this one on my blog because you can see her so well. =)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Now you know it's your children who left the towels on the ground but when you ask whose towel it is it...... Well, lets say it becomes clear that it wasn't your children afterall. No it was dundanannaaaaaaaaa "Mr. Nobody". Mr. Nobody has visited our home way too often. As the CEO of my household (lol) I've decided that I need to work hard to limit his visits.
Problem: Mr. Nobody's towel left on the ground after bath time.
Solution: Each child picks out thier favorite color. You purchase a couple towels in each of the colors they chose. You explain to them that when they take a shower/bath they are to make sure they use thier color of towel. Now when "Mr. Nobody" decides to leave a towel on the bathroom or bedroom floor you can easily tell by the color of the towel exactly who Mr. Nobody is.
Hope this helps!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This is not only great for learning patience, listening skills, learning more about thier siblings (and our children) but everyone enjoys sharing and we as parents often learn things that maybe our children never would have shared with us!
Try it out and let me know whatcha think!
My daughter (Katie) was tested for strep throat. She looks like she has a strawberry on each side of her throat, on top of the flu bug. She was given medicine as well and we will get the test results tomorrow.
Just wanted to give you all an update!
I had the flu about two weeks ago. The end of last week my oldest son (18 years) came down with it. And yesterday my daughter (10 years old) called me to come get her from school because she has it. I spent most of my day yesterday nursing her and doing loads and loads of laundry inbetween.
When my oldest son got home from work he informed me that he thinks he still has the flu. He said his stomach is cramping off and on and he has other more serious symptoms. I'm like "OKAY, this is information I NEED before three days have gone past PLEASE". So this morning, while babying my daughter, I'm waiting for the doctors office to open so I can call him about my son.
It is double hand washing duty around here and I'll be washing our bedding daily as well.
Saying a prayer that my son is ok, my daughter gets well soon, my other daughter (9 years) doesn't get it and my other son (15 years) doesn't get it!
I'll keep you all posted.