Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
BTW - I added a picture of all the girls who went to see HSM 3 the other night. I was told I would look ridiculous taking my camera to the movie theatre. When we got there other mom's had theirs!! Luckily, Jessica had hers so check out our pic. DH and Little Man would not get in it!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday was a busy blessed day!! I began with attending our church's Ladies' Day. Becky Blackman was our speaker and did a wonderful job encouraging us to "Shine Like Stars." I took a time out to run to final soccer games for Miss Priss and Little Man and then ran back to finish the morning with wonderful sisters in Christ. (I am so glad we live in a small town and could get everywhere within 5 minutes!!) After Ladies' Day, I cleaned house a little bit before sitting down to watch the Texas Longhorn football game. We made it part of the way through the 2nd quarter before our special guests arrived. Alex and Ashley (seen before with the amazing bulldog pumpkin) came over for the night for our own pumpkin carving, pizza eating, football watching and smore making night!!! They were amazing!! Helping a 5 and 6 year old carve pumpkins is not all glory and patience is required. Miss Priss did a better job this year as she was able to help a bit more. Little Man checked in every now and then to see how his pumpkin was going. He was more interested in being Colt McCoy (Texas' quarterback) or some baseball player. He did a great job entertaining himself and did help!!! We made some AMAZING pumpkins as seen in the pictures. After the carving, we came in for pizza and the BIG Bama/Tenn game. Alex is a Tennesse fan and, with my being a Bama fan, he almost had to leave a few times. During a commercial, Alex and Ashley helped the kids make smores in the microwave - which blew Miss Priss's mind!! Little Man thought they were the best!! I think everyone enjoyed themselves - even though Poor Alex's team lost! Thanks Alex and Ashley for making this a wonderful night to remember!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This bunny was very tired of being held and Miss Priss had some problems. However, she did a great job of trying again (and again) even though she really did not want to!!! We also rode a train, played in the bounce house, played 18 holes of putt putt (with 18 1st graders - that was interesting!!), enjoyed a picnic lunch and played on an awesome playground!! I think it is safe to say we all had a great time, but I remember why as a teacher I did not like to take field trips - they wore me out!!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
2 lbs. ground beef 1 medium onions, chopped
½ green pepper 4 t. Italian seasoning, divided
¼ c. flour 28 oz. tomato basil pasta sauce
2 c. mozzarella cheese, divided *1 can refrigerated pizza crust
*1 T. olive oil *2 t. Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 425.
3. Add four, stirring till well blended
4. Add pasta sauce
5. Place in pan
6. Sprinkle with 1½ c. mozzarella cheese
7. Unroll pizza crust and put over top, tucking into baking dish
8. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle rest of Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese
9. Bake 20 minutes
This is so easy and very yummy!!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Ashley and Alex with Miss Priss and Little Man
Their true sides!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Gran and MB - two of the 4 red heads in the family now!!
Grandad with MB
What a sweetie!!
Miss Priss loves her Uncle Jonathan and Aunt ReRe!!!
Someone framed their invitation along with a picture of them. It was beautiful!
The moms and Amy opening gifts - she did not break ONE ribbon at any of her showers!
Miss Priss and Little C were big helpers when it came to helping Aunt Amy open presents.
Amy talking to some of the older ladies of the church family.
I had already done one Favorite Thing Swap and had so much fun with it I decided to do another one. This time Kat hosted the swap and she paired me up with two amazing women!! Staci got my name and on Friday this amazing package came my way!! It was perfect timing as I was leaving the next day on a trip. She sent me:
The most amazing blanket - I can't wait to get wrapped up in it this winter!!
Chapstick - I love this stuff!!
Sonic gift card - my absolute favorite place!!
Crayola brownie mix - my kids and I are going to have a blast making and decorating these
M&Ms and a bag of candy mixture - the perfect snack for Miss Priss and me on the trip!!!
Glitter Cardstock - can't wait to scrapbook or make some cards out of that!!
Thank you so much, Staci!! DH says thanks for not sending anything OU our way!! I had Karen's name to send my favorite things to. I tried to incorporate some of her favorite things with mine. This is what I sent her: a blue fabric bag - I have fallen in love with these reusable bags while out shopping
Persuasion by Jane Austen - love her books!!
FHU cup - my favorite place in my town - where I met DH and where we work now.
rooster recipe cards - She loves roosters and recipes. So I sent her some of my favorite recipes on the cards, but left some blank for her to use.
rooster notecards I made
Vera Bradley ID holder - I love Vera so I had to include this. Karen loves brown, so I bought her a brown pattern.
a Sudoko puzzle book
An assortment of my favorite chocolates and gum
Come to find out Karen and I have a lot of things in common just like Staci and I do. How neat it was to meet such lovely ladies!! Thanks, Kat, for hosting this!