Friday, November 28, 2008

hellooooo. We went to Grandma's yesterday for turkey and we did our Thanksgiving today.
turkey, baked sweet potatoes with pecans and brown sugar, cornbread stuffing, cranberries, squash casserole.....home made caramel apple pecan pie.......and if there was anything else the turkey is clouding my memory. I've been in the kitchen since 7:30 am......I can't type anymore, I am too stuffed! nappy nap time!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Humor

'Twas the night of Thanksgiving, But I just couldn't sleep I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned - The dark meat and white But I fought the temptation with all of my might. I Tossing and turning with anticipation The thought of a snack became infatuation. So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore. I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes. I felt myself swelling so plump and so round, 'Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie. But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees.... Happy eating to all - Pass the cranberries, please.May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump. May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize, May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.
May your Thanksgiving be Blessed!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday!

This 'note', along with a rock (it was sparkly) is what our oldest daughter gave her Daddy for his Birthday last weekend. Why its on a napkin, I have no idea, but it makes it even sweeter!

"Thanks for entertaining me through all my previous life, and supporting me through the roughest and most calmest oceans, seas, deserts, and times in my wonderful life all because of you!! -Macy"

I am not sure how rough her short life has been thus far, but apparently Daddy has always been there for her and she is grateful....

I am sure that it has been all of the chores that I make her do! I am a mean and hateful mother! HEHEHEHE

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

I found this in a magazine a few years back and they are goooood.
Please visit Lisa at Blessed with Grace for more yummmmmmy recipes!
Twice Baked Sweeeeeeet Potatoes
5 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup of cranberry relish
1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins, chopped
2 Tbsp softened butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnut pieces
Preheat oven 350 degrees
scrub sweet potatoes and pierce with fork. Place in oven and back for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop pulp from each potato half leaving the 'shell'. place the pulp in a bowl and set 'shells' aside.
Mash potato pulp until smooth. Stir in relish, cranberries, butter and salt. Spoon mixture into potato shell and place on baking pan.
Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
**you can make this ahead of time. Take makes potatoes and cover, chill in refridge for up to 24 hours. Then bake uncovered for 30 minutes on 350...

Monday, November 24, 2008

How cool are women?

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."

Someone sent this to me in an email and I just thought it was fitting for my mood lately......


Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Economy according to Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin

Here's the thing about this so-called "financial crisis," if it were really bad, people would be jumping out of buildings on Wall Street. No one's jumping out of buildings, so it's probably just the media scaring us again, just like it did about birds catching the flu and cows getting mad. But there is a problem and in order to make things right, the government needs to start printing more money and lots of it. Now I know it takes money to make money, but I sell paper and you can get a couple hundred sheets of it for a buck, thousands if you buy in bulk. If the government bought some quality Dunder Mifflin paper to print new money on, believe me, they'd make a huge profit on the deal even after the cost of ink. So if anyone knows Barack Obama, please forward this to him, and make sure he knows we're having an incredible special on Hammermill Great White recycled copy paper-99.99% jam free! But if the government insists on continuing to get ripped off by the big box chains, there are other fixes. When it comes to stocks, they should start buying low and then selling high. I hear that's a good way to maximize profits. They should also consider focusing more on "transparency," "sustainability," and "stabilization." Those appear to be good things. At the same time we should avoid "recessions," "speculative bubbles," and "asset-liability mismatches," because according to Yahoo Answers, those are really bad things. Plus, they could cut or raise interest rates depending on the situation. I think if we take these simple steps, all our economic troubles will probably just go away, like global warming did after Al Gore made that really boring film.
*excerpt from Dunder Mifflin Newsletter

Saturday, November 22, 2008

For those of us Over 30...

This is too funny, I recv'd it in an email and its soooooo……… TRUE !!!
If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears With their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking
Twenty-five miles to school every morning.
Uphill... barefoot... BOTH ways
Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
There was no way in hell I was going to lay
A bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it
And how easy they've got it!
But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of Thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my Childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you Don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and Look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write Somebody a letter, with a pen!
Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! There were no MP3' s or Napsters! You wanted to Steal music, you had to hitch hike to the damn record store and shop lift it yourself!
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you Were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,Your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you Just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video Games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games Like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You Actually had to use your Imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or Screens, it was just one screen Forever!And you could never win. The game just kept getting Harder and harder and Faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE! You had to use a Little book called a TV Guide to find out what was On! You were screwed when it Came to channel surfing! You had to get off Your ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons On Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled Little rat-bastards!And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat Something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids Today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted Five minutes back in 1980!

Friday, November 21, 2008

100th Post

OMGoodness. It is my 100 Post! I am just one week shy of 100 in 1 year...but I was close, right? So it kinda counts! Think that I can get 50 comments today? (Well maybe I should try for 35.....I never get more then 17 or so......)
So I am going to share a few things about myself that you may not know....
  1. I went to 3 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools
  2. I have 1 brother who lives in Tahoe working 7 days a week at a ski resort....
  3. I have 4 girls 2 of them are twins!
  4. My hubby is going bald and still super handsome!
  5. I have lived in Okinawa
  6. I love anything pumpkin......pumpkin bread, pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin struessal, pumpkin beer, pumpkin soup, pumpkin dump cake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin beers, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin apple butter, pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin beer.......Sorry I had a Forest Gump moment.
  7. I secretly can't wait until my twins start kindergarten
  8. I am a bargain hunter
  9. I am love North Carolina and miss it very much
  10. I Love Edward and can't wait to see Twilight!

So there you have it, 10 things about me and my 100th post! If you are not following me.....follow me and leave me lots of comments! Who doesn't love some bloggy love?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Thousand Words Thursday

Yes, that is my innocent little Sophie. I wish that this picture would have really shown the mess that she made....Cheerio's all over the floor. Just read her sweatshirt and notice the broom in her hand and tell me that you still want me to strangle the child for the mess making monster that she is! And she is so proud too! ahhhh....

Please check out The Mom at Cheaper Than Therapy for more ATWT

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A little Change......

Alright so I have updated my blog page....I liked me old layout, but this one is more ME!
Let me know what you think!

Best use of Tampons to date!

OMGoodness.....I have found the best use of tampons ever. You must go and check out Mindi over at Word To Your Mother she cracks me up!

Wordless Wednesday

Yes, I know. Its kinda scary. But I thought it was funny too. So there you go.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Please check out Lisa over at Blessed With Grace for more great TMTT recipes.
My button is rather large today but thats okay cause I love it! SO we are going to talk about stuffing. I like apple saugage kind of stuffing and my hubby likes plain old cornbread stuffing. So in honor of his birthday over the weekend I am going to post a apple sausage plain old cornbread stuffing recipe! Way to comproimise, uh?!
2 (8.5 ounce) packages dry corn muffin mix
1 pound pork sausage links, thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
8 slices white bread, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, slowly cook celery, onion and garlic until soft.
In a large bowl, mix the crumbled prepared corn muffin mix, sausage, celery and onion mixture, apple, bread, salt and pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a medium baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Mini Me

I found this site via Purple Diva's Diary....You can creat your own mini me! Its such fun! Can you tell how much fun I had making my own mini me!
Check out Bless This Chick to create your own. You can pick hair, skin, eye color, clothes, sparkles, everything. Then they email you the .jpg of your creation. Its much fun!

Also its the Purple Diva's Diary Birthday! Please visit her and wish her many happy more birthdays!

No offense to the Dads

Here is a little joke that was emailed to me.....thought it was cute!

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.'Why?' my daughter asked. 'Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty,and probably has germs,' I replied. At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Momma, how do you know all this stuff, you are so smart. 'I was thinking quickly. 'All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mom Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mom.' We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. 'OH...I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the dad. ''Exactly,' I replied back with a big smile on my face.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Blogiversary to ME!

Yippee. 93 posts in 1 year! I was just 7 shy of getting 100 in 1 year~ I guess that I will have to work much more diligently moving forward!
Oh and its also my Hubby's B-Day! So I get to celebrate 2 things and eat cake today! Whoo-Hoo!
Thanks to The Diva from The Purple Diva's Diary for my cool button!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Thousand Word Thursday

Here is a pic of Kae....she was dressed and ready for church. Note the button on her shirt is one of her twin nephews that lives in Vegas...she misses them so much and wears the buttons all the time! She prays everynight that they come to visit before Christmas and they have a safe flight!
Aunt Angie~we are waiting for updated buttons!

Please check out The Mom at Cheaper Than Therapy

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twight update.....

Edward was located. I have finished the book and am now on the 300 million week waiting list for Eclipse at my local library......They must have 1 copy, maybe 2? I may have withdrawls.....please hang in there with me......

Wordless Wednesday

Need I say more?


Kristen's Custom Creations?

Kristen at La Dolce Vita has an Etsy shop! She makes hand-stamped jewelry that is amazing, and also donates portions of her proceeds to a different charity each month! How cool is that?!

Please check her out!! This is one of her necklaces and she has given it to The Mom at Cheaper Than Therapy to Give Away! I don't normally enter for give away's but I really want this one, so don't go to her website and enter!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today I am going to skip my normal Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.....But I will be back next week, don't you worry...
I wanted to send a big Thank you to all of our Veterans out there.
I just returned from the Veterans Day Assembly at my girls' school. The twins preschool class led the Pledge of Allegiance and Macy is in the choir and they sang 'Our Heros will Live On', by Teresa Jennings.
There were several Veterans in attendance and they were all honored by name.
We were brought to tears by a 3rd grader that sang the Star Spangled Banner and a special poem for the Veterans that were no longer with us.
The kids especially loved the motorcycles that ride around the circle in the front of the school. The kids line up along the sidewalk and carry signs of Thanks.....
There are so many Veterans in my life to be Thankful for. Here are a few.....

Bit Griffin
Michael Griffin
Ted Quillinan
Geoffrey Wegrzyn
Mike Peters
Joseph Barczak
Mat Bradford
Billy Forthmann

I am so proud of our Country and what it stands for. God Bless America!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I am on page 323 of Stephenie Meyer's New Moon and I just have one question...

Where in the hell is Edward???????

Meatball Subs

Check out my Meatball Subs at my other blog Frog Legs are Not on the Menu
yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Late Bloomers

I am not sure if I have mentioned that I have a green thumb. I am amazed with these flowers

I took these on Friday, Nov. 6th!!!! I live in Missouri and its November and these plants bloom in the spring and thrive in the summer?!?!?!?!

This Columbine shot up under neath my bay window!

And This Clematis was about 8-9 feet tall and my husband pulled it out for the season and it has grown back and is blooming!!!!!
It is going to be 20 degrees below zero tonight so I am sure that they will look rough tomorrow, but how wonderful to see my favorites in the giving time of the year!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I am posting this picture for my new bloggy friend The Purple Diva
If you like this picture, you will love her blog.....check her out!

Friday Video

I am sure that some of you have seen this....but it just too cute to not see again!

Makes me want to get a new puppy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Thousand Word Thursday

Sophie's 2nd Birthday

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I just have to remind myself of what my Pastor told us last weekend......
That we need to pray for the candidates, and that we really really need to pray for the candidate that we didn't want to win....if he wins.
That is all I am going to say about that.

Wordless Wednesday

I got this in an email and just loved it! Her face is too cute!

For more....visit Punky Monkey Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Holy Cow folks.....I did it again.....

Embarrasingly enough I would like to know how many other people have walked up to their front door loaded down with purses, bags, misc. items from the car, groceries, etc. and hit the unlock button on the car door unlocker thingy? And then stood there for a minute and hit it again wondering why the front door didn't open???
Yes, Folks. I have done this several times and I still amaze myself when I realize how long I stood there completely puzzled and couldn't figure out what it was that I was doing wrong???

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

BBQ Cupcakes

Uh? what did you say, BBQ Cupcakes? YEP and they are to die for!
I found this recipe months ago on Rocks in My Dryer. Please check out Lisa over at Blessed With Grace. She has all of the TMTT recipes.....yummy.yummy
This is a great party food!

1 lb ground beef, cooked
1 cup bbq sauce or sloppy joe sauce, whichever you prefer
1 can of LAYERED refrigerated biscuits
About 1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Cook beef, drain, mix with bbq sauce. Set aside.
Carefully pull apart layers of biscuits.

****If you want to make BIG ones then use a regular size muffin pan
****If you want to make bite size ones, then use a mini muffin pan

Roll out layers of biscuits with a rolling pin
Spray the insides of a muffin pan.
Insert one flattened biscuit into each cup
In each little biscuit cup, spoon in beef mixtureAfterwards, sprinkle cheese on top.....the more cheese the better!
Bake in a 350 oven for 8-12 minutes, take it out, and then you just tell me these aren't the cutest little things you've ever seen

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mani and Pedi's

So after having 4 girls....the older they get the more they need to 'primp'. I Struggled for forever with nail polish. I use the stuff on my toes, but I hardly ever paint my own finger nails.
But the girls love love love it all. And I never could get them to sit still and we were always in awkward positions and they wore my patience then....UNTIL I put them in the sink! It works. They are in the right spot and I sit on the toliet (not going of course) and we paint away. They can't get up and go get something while they are drying....they can't move at all! It fabulous!
Just thought that I would share this wonderful new way to trap your kids and please them at the same time!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sophie's Party Pics

Sophie's 2nd B-Day Party Pics

Her new baby that talks, moves and annoys

Eating her cake that Grandma made

eating the icing

Ella, Emmie, Maddie, Sissy-Boo, Sophie, Kae Kae, Macy, Bubba and Joe

Cake that Grandma made~

Halloween Pics

Halloween night!
So-So as Piglet

Macy-Moo as a Army Chick

Jelly Belly as Mariposa Barbie

Kaker as a Fairy Princess

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dance Class Halloween Party Pictures

So the twins take a dance class once a week and they got to dress up and wear their costumes this week. Yeah, uh-um, I know. They are the cutest in the whole class!

Kaelyn is the purple butterfly princess fairy and Emma says that she is Mariposa Barbie
Poor Ms. Colleen looks like she needs to use the restroom!