Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
*Side note* As we were leaving the reindeer we told them we would leave them some carrots on Christmas Eve like usual. Their owners corrected us that they like Nilla Wafers. No wonder we always found the carrots in the trash!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? Weekend of Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? Weekend of New Years
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? NKOTB CD, teenline, or being able to get my ears pierced
7. Hardest person to buy for? almost everyone! I hate picking things out!
8. Easiest person to buy for? our son
9. Do you have a nativity scene? a small candle one
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? used to mail, last year was an Elf Yourself Email... email
again this year
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of any. but there have been some!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? ELF, Polar Express, I think there is one more I like
13. When do you start shopping? November- December
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite thing to eat atChristmas? sugar cookies
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white
17. Favorite Christmas song? Mariah Carey, All I Want for CHristmas is You
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, lots of family to go see
19. Angel or star on top of tree? star, need a new one this year!
20. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning? In the morning at our house, several different
times/ days with other family.
21. Favorite Christmas memory? The best Santa ever used to come to our house in Early Dec. He was so fun. Lots of memories of playing with him
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the crowds
23. Favorite ornament? ones from when I was little
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? turkey, mashed pot.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? ??? still thinking on this one!
I wish so much that it would have worked out for us. Not just for the fact of we had a chance to have another baby, but for the bond it would have created with Kris and her family. We had so much family, friends, and strangers that were supporting, helping, and praying for us. I am still blown away that she was willing to give so much of herself to try to help us have another baby. I just want her to know that we are going to be forever greatful, even though the results were not what we all had hoped for.
This Thanksgiving Day, we are celebrating for the first time with just the 3 of us. Here is our menu for the day:
Cream Cheese Braid for breakfast that we purchased from a fundraiser
Lunch will consist of Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravey, rolls, cranberry sauce, corn, grape salad, and pumpkin pie. All of our favorites and none of the things we don't like! Tonight I made the grape salad and pumpkin pie. I also washed the turkey so it would be easier for me tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope you lots to be thankful for.
I am thankful for all of the shoes I have to wear. Sound simple? There are so many things in our life we take for granted. I first heard about the Soles4Souls project on Angie's blog. Then I saw something for it again on another blog. Then I started thinking about how lucky we are to have multiple shoes in different colors, styles, etc. in our size. The Soles4Souls project donates footwear to people in need worldwide. Many of these people have never owned a pair of shoes. For just $5 you can provide 2 pairs of shoes for someone. Check it out and spread the word, they are trying to collect 50,000 pairs in 50 days.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Here is the recipe I used:
3 1/2 C. flour
3 C. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 C. oil
2/3 C. water
1-15oz. can pumpkin
Heat oven to 325-350 F. Grease bottoms only on mini loaf pans. Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in large bowl. In seperate bowl, combine oil, water, eggs, and pumpkin. Mix well. Add to flour mixture and mix until blended. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake until toothpick in center comes out clean about 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan and then on wire rack.
This made 8 mini loaves and 12 micro mini muffins.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tomorrow whoopdidoo is Saturday, my second favorite day of the week. I am going to Kohl's when I get up and going to buy a few Christmas ornaments. I might even stop at our storage unit and dig out a few of the Christmas boxes to get ready for Thu. when we put our tree up. Tomorrow night hubby and I are going to the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Fire Station and then out with a few couples from there. Last year was Matt's first year as a volunteer fireman, so our first year to go to the Turkey dinner. Good food- but you have to dress up. Not really my thing, expecially the past few years of daycare. I am a jean capri, barefoot or flip flop wearin' wrestling t-shirt kind of girl. But I can probaly find a pair of black pants somewhere in my closet to get through the night. Especially since I don't have to cook.
It's late, this post is going no where, I'm tired. Good Night! Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I had the opportunity to teach with Mrs. Miller for 2 years at Chantry. She was a great role model for me. Miller is full of wonderful ideas and passion for her job. The amount of dedication, heart, work, time, and money she puts into her profession is absolutely immeasurable. She sets her goals high for her students and does everything in her power to help them reach them not only academically but out of the classroom as well. She empowers them to be the best they can be and to know they are valued individuals. Miller loves her students and I have also never seen students who love their teacher as much as children in her room do as well. They are proud to be in her room and a part of her classroom family.
*Mrs. Miller and I were the winners (or losers, however you look at it!) of a kiss the cow contest between the classrooms. Each room had to raise money for something... I can't remember what...I am thinking books, and two teachers had to kiss the cow in the end! The kids loved it and had so much fun watching us do this!
I would be honored to have my son in her room any day! Congratulations Wen! You DESERVE this!
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B of course loves his new Batman and Superman shirts to go along with his new Super Hero love. When the Batman one was dry the first night, he wore it to bed and then also the next day before I was able to wash it. After the Superman was dry, I was able to wash that one so he could wear it to school.
I would like to make some baby ones for a few gifts, but I am not having much luck finding stencil sites that I really like. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
1. Only five people allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new, or recently new to your blog, or live in another part of the world. 4. You must link back to whoever gave you the 'Blogging Friends Forever' award.
I am going to pass my Gold BFF award to:
1. Rebekah at Heart Cries
The next award is from Sandy again with her other blog, The Adams Family. I think she gave me this one to give me a little nudge to get to passin' on the love since I had not done the first one yet! Either way, Thanks Sandy!
Here is the low down on the second one: