Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whatever Wednesday

This past September we went Apple Picking and I just love this picture of Sophie....we started off with a long sleeve shirt, but it got hot and we decided to let it all hang out!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

Catching up to do...presents, awards and a super duper funny

A week before Christmas I received my Waterford Elephant in the mail from Mrs. CJ, the Purple Diva!. Isn't it adorable?! It hung proudly on my tree~
Thank you so much!!

I was also given this super wonderful little something to add some charm to my blog today too!

And I was given an award by JAM! It came with rules, but since I am a rule breaker I just want to share it with everyone! So please take it. You are all winners!!

And this picture is just the funniest thing that I have seen all day and wanted to share!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Past Week in a Photo Montage.....not to be confused with Heidi

We made goodies....

And decorated cookies...

Ate all the fixin's

Attended a Bowling Birthday Party! Where Sophie happily blew out the Birthday Girls candle before she could!

Emma thought bowling was the coolest!

Santa Claus came even though I didn't think the girls totally deserved his presents!
(I threatened them for a month....)

The love shared while opening presents!

The aftermath.....

Can't have a holiday without a little crack....

We even got to play our favorite game! But they were missing a player.....I know that Uncle John would have loved to join them...

Macy loves her new 'pet'

The twins enjoyed their Birthday Party with their cousins....

Macy's first Limbo attempt on skates....
Then we were off to the Annual Roller Skating Christmas party....this year the theme was PJ's again.

Grandma, Emma, Geoff and Kaelyn...

Sophie danced the night away in her socks....

And we had loved ones in from out of town....

Here is the whole gang, just on my husbands moms side....make sense? Yeah. We figured out that there will only be 4 babies born and 1 wedding in 2009......well so far anyway, that could change!!!



This is the last week for MISSION: Monday! You should go check them out and enter (or NOT, so I have a better chance of winning!!!) No really! Its a great way to start off 2009
The prizes are fabulous and you get to meet new bloggers!!


Okay Folks....I have been MIA for a few days and I have been NOT goofing off. We have had lots of stuff going on and I am sure most of you have too. I have several things to catch up on...starting with the 371 posts I have waiting for me in my Google Reader!!!! So here I sit at my messy (not clean like this one) computer desk and read all about your lives! I love diving into someone elses' lives and realizing that we may be worlds apart but we are going through the same stuff or have been there and can offer advice or will be there and kinda know what to expect in the future! Thanks to my 'Bloggy Friends'!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Look at my big 5 year olds!!! This was taken after a Nacho Fiesta Dinner! They wanted mexican food for their Birthday dinner, so we decided to make it fun for them to eat! I don't recommend this.....its real messy! For Birthday dinner nights I always get the little cakes so there are not any leftovers and we let the girls cut them by themselves and they thought they were so grown up! You know, because the are 5 now! Aren't they just the cutest little monsters ever!?!?!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Overnight Eggnog Streusal Coffee Cake ~ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

I got this from the Betty Crocker website and its good!!! Please visit Lisa over at Lisa at Blessed with Grace for more TMTT recipes!

Streusel Topping
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Coffee Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup eggnog
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon rum extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons eggnog

1. Grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening.
2. In small bowl, mix all Streusel Topping ingredients with fork until crumbly; set aside.
3. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat in 1 cup eggnog, the sour cream, rum extract and eggs until blended. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Spread in pan. Sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
4. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes.
5. In small bowl, mix all Eggnog Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over coffee cake.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sad News From Washington, D.C.

There will be no nativity scene in the capital this year! The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a nativity scene in the U.S.A. capital this Christmas Season. This isn't any religious reason, they simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the nations capital, nor could they find a virgin.

P.S. There was no problem, finding enough asses to fill the stable...

****I just love getting funny emails......hehehehehe****

Angels and Children

I only know the names of two angels, Hark and Harold.
-Gregory, 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it
-Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes.
-Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
-Mitchell, 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
-Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
-Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
-Daniel, 9

When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
-Reagan, 10

Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
-Sara, 6

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
-Jared, 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
-Antonio, 9

My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
Child, 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
-Vicki, 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.
-Sarah, 7

Got this via email from Kelley....Thanks!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Plutos Christmas Tree

Here is my ultimate favorite Christmas cartoon........

Saturday, December 20, 2008



According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers
till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost

Friday, December 19, 2008

blogging time

Seasame Street Super Big coloring book......$8
Seasame Street Super Big coloring book ON SALE......$3

Keeping my kids occupied for 20 minutes so I can blog!!


The Mom Song

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Looky Looky at my sidebar!!!!

Looky Looky at my Sidebar!!
I got a button!
She is so totally cool!
So grab it for your page and share the love!

A Thousand Word Thursday

After looking at my vacation pictures from over the summer.....I remembered how much i just LOVE this picture. *sigh* here I am getting sentimental again. I am sure that I will shed a tear. We went to North Carolina so my girls could meet my grandma for the first time....we drove from St Louis, I don't recommend it. Anyway, we went to the beach the evening after Tropical Storm Cristobal and it was just gorgeous! My Pappy passed away more then 10 years ago and we all seem to feel his presence at the beach more then anywhere else. Everytime I look at this picture I see my girls and I see the beauty that Pappy provided us with that evening....

Of course if you really look can see that no one is paying attention.....Kaelyn's eyes are closed, Sophie's not looking and Macy is holding Emma in place......but I still love it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Day~Wordful Wednesday~Birthday Wishes!

Look who's turning 5 today!!!! This is a picture of the twins at their First Birthday.....I will have more current pics after the party!!

Snow Day and Wordful Wednesday wrapped into 1 post!

So we get a trace of snow and a ton of ice and then we have a SNICE day....translation: NO FREAKIN' SCHOOL! So here I am at home with 4 wonderful, beautiful kids that have to be in my face at all times. They just love me a lot! The following is a list of things that happened on Monday..... our not so SNICE Day....

Macy decided to make pancakes for breakfast only to decide that she wanted to make pancake muffins instead and turned on the oven! And off went the smoke detectors for close to 5 minutes! Then they all turned off at the exact same time....that was complete chaos.

We had spaghetti o's for lunch with grilled cheese and Macy decided that she wanted tomato soup. She heated it up in the microwave. IN A METAL SAUCE PAN! I am in the living room and hear a POP. Yep the handle popped off and I thought that there was gun fire! Only to open the microwave door to a raunchy smell. Kaelyn kept saying that she was going to throw up (from the smell), Emma was screaming, Sophie was running circles in the living/kitchen area laughing and Macy was standing in the middle of the kitchen dumbfounded......and excited that she blew something up!

I made potato soup for dinner and was going to head out to Wal-Mart on my own. But guess who thought that we should make a family trip out of it?! Yep, the husband. He figured since we were all cooped up all day that the girls needed to get out and run around.....brilliant idea.

We found some foccachia bread on the day old bread shelf for 90 cents. I was thinking yummy sandwiches and got excited. After corralling the girls out of Wal-Mart and spending way more then I could afford we trekked to the car. I knew that something was not right with my receipt. Yep....i looked over it and screamed stop the car and GO BACK! That nice smelling beautiful Foccachia bread just cost me $30.90!!!! So after having stood in line with 4 set of little hands trying to touch everything possible in the aisle, I had to go back in and stand for 20 minutes in the customer service line to get a refund, because I'll be damned if I pay $30.90 for day old bread, no matter what kind it is!!!!!

Only to get home to have my wonderful husband help me put the girls to bed and have the phone ring. I sat on the phone for 35 minutes eating cold pizza and chit chatting about nothing in particular when I realized that I had just missed the stupid wedding of the lame Pratt's on The Hills.........

Lucky me they ran it back to back and I got to see it 2 hours later and boy I will never get that 30 minutes back.........what a lame way to portray the wedding....some one needs to hold down Spencer and shave his flesh colored beard off......gross....

So that is what happens around here on a snow/ice day! What fun!

This was just Monday, there was no school on Tuesday or today!!!! I'm going nuts here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Don't you hate it when...CONTEST!

Yippee!!!! Shelle over at Blok Thoughts is having another "Don't you hate it when....? contest!!!!

If I had only waiting 1 week......oh it is! You need to go check her out! Read all of the entries and go back on Thursday and vote for ME!!!!

Don't you Hate It When.....

Years in 2002 I had a breast reduction! So to commemorate the event my SIL threw me a Bye Bye Boobie Party! It was fabulous. We had boobie cakes! My MIL even went into one of those shops and bought the boobie mold! She made a jello mold out of the boobie mold and put cherries in for the nipples! There were balloons tapes together with nipples 'dotted' on them everywhere and we played boobie bingo! We all wore bobbie whistles and who ever said boobie had to give up the get the idea!

All around the house were these little notes~

"If you make a 'boobie' then the host will clean it up"

On the front door it said "Sorry we haven't any 'knockers' please let yourself in"

"The Big Chest of Prizes"

On a pasta dish it said "Please let Kathy know if her noodles are 'sagging' to much!"

A card for me said, " We hope that we have made you feel more 'perky' at your party!"

You get the idea~

So fast forward to 2008. We have 4 children, all girls. I have a desk in house in the basement that holds all of my scrapbook stuff that I have not used since the twins were born in '03. And I have a tiny dresser that holds 'party' pictures from before I had kids and really old junk that should prolly be thrown away. I had a bag in there with pictures from the party, the little notes, boobie memorabilia and some gummy boobies that someone gave me! Well last week I was doing something upstairs and I kept hearing this whistle from downstairs and I couldn't figure it out so down I went to see what the noise was and there was Kaelyn with a whistle around her neck. I walked up to see what it was and where she got it from and next thing I know, she is blowing on a set of BOOBIES!

Don't you hate it when that happens!!!!

(She thought that it is a heart whistle!! She never knew what it really was! And YES I have since cleaned out the drawer!!)

A Special Tempt my Tummy Tuesday!!

Today is a special TMTT.... involves a PRIZE! Yippee. Please visit Lisa at Blessed with Grace for rules and such.

Alright ladies, I got my recipe from 'The Sweet Potato Queen's Big Ass Cookbook', YES its a real cookbook. Though it is hard to follow because it reads like a book, not a cookbook......that doesn't sound right, but you know what I mean! I chose this recipe because it sounds ridiculous, but I can totally see people trampling for it....who doesn't love BACON?

Bacon Monkey Bread~

First you cook a wad of bacon. You're gonna need at least a dozen slices for the recipe. Crumble them up (this will inhibit further pilfering on your part). Mix the bacon bits with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1 small chopped onion. Okay, now melt a stick of butter. Take 3 10-ounce cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Dip the biscuits hunks into the butter. Put about a third of them in a lightly greased bundt pan and sprinkle some of the bacon stuff over them. Fill up the pan with layers of buttered biscuit hunks and the bacon stuff, ending with biscuit hunks. Bake at 350 for around 40 minutes. Let it sit in the for a few minutes to cool and then dump it out onto a platter and jump back to avoid being trampled.

There is not a low-fat version for this.......sorry folks....

Monday, December 15, 2008


Have you accepted your mission? Check out Jay at Halftime Lessons and Deb over at Dirty Socks & Pizza to see if you are ready to accept yours...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Silly

Frosty gets caught picking his nose!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Cheer

I did electronic Christmas cards this year. I am cheap and Christmas cards are so dang expensive. After you have picked out your picture, had the photo cards made, purchased stamps and put the damn things together and mailed them you have spent at LEAST $50 AND spent your time kinda unproductive...especially if you should have been Christmas shopping, cleaning or vacuuming.
I wanted to go out and buy the girls coordinating outfits, sit them in front of the tree or somewhere cool outside and take a candid shot of them laughing or actually smiling at the camera. NOW I know that is not TOO much to ask for, right? I tried that last year and I swear I shot a gazillion pictures and only came up with ONE!!! Frustrating, I know.

So I chose this picture because my girls are all looking at the camera and it was taken in my grandmothers back yard over the summer in North Carolina. The playset has been there for 50 years and my father, uncle, aunt and myself all played on it. *sigh* So its special to me. I am a VERY sentimental person!
Christmas Cards 2008
Christmas card picture 2007

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Funny~ He Said, I Said

Got this in an email and it was worth sharing......

He Said, I Said

He said to me . . . I don't know why you wear a bra;
you've got nothing to put in it.
I said to him . . . You wear pants don't you?

He said to me . . ..... Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
I said to him... That's a good idea - you stand by the ironing board while I sit
on the sofa and fart!

He said to me. ... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you? I said to him . .....Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

He said to me. ..... Why don't women blink during foreplay?
I said to him .. . They don't have time

He said to me. . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
I said to him .. . We don't know; it has never happened.

He said to me. . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking?
I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.

I said...What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
He said. . . A widow.

He said to me . .. . Why are married women heavier than single women?
I said to him . . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go
to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and
go to the fridge.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Thousand Word Thursday

So after 4 kids....I have never given in at the stupid little rides at the grocery stores. Once you put in a quarter, you are screwed for life. Then if you are at the checkout and don't have a quarter or 10, then you have to be the bad guy during a knock-down drag out. Well I have never given in until now. Sophie and I were at stupid Wal-Mart and the rest of the girls were at school. Sophie wanted to ride Snuffy the airplane.......whats it going to hurt I asked myself and then I put in the 2 quarters......yep, this is what happened. She screamed bloody murder. And then you ask how long did I let her scream just so I could snap this picture?! I was not about to pass up this opportunity and now I know that she will never want to ride one of these stupid little dirty rides again!!! Now I know that I will also be able to save money by not having to take her to 6-Flags...ever!!!! poor baby....

For more A Thousand Word Thursday's please visit Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

deal with it, lady!

So once again my daughter is the victim of mean boys.
So these really stupid boys on the bus said some really nasty things to my daughter.
So nasty that if you really want to know what they called her you can fill in the blanks...

_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _ _ _

They are in 4th grade and should not even know what it means let alone have heard of it before! So since my daughters ears were assalted I went to the principal to relay the story and expect disciplinary actions. Of course now-a-days they can't tell what the discipline actions are, which is lame. BUT whatever. So I left the school feeling okay.
UNTIL the boys' mother called me to tell me that her son is oh-so-innocent and would never say anthing like that! Then she told me that the boys involved were suspended from the school bus for 3 days and she ranted on about how son is soooo perfect, etc. This is coming from a kid that is known to tell a lie or 25. Did you know that he has been bitten by a shark and that they are selling their house and moving to another country and that he met the president. Whatever! So the mom is telling me that her son would never say anything hateful. Now this is coming from a mother that said that she will f-ing beat up anyone that is mean to her kids....get my drift? She is not a nice person. She told the principal to F-off and that she didn't assess the issue well enough to properly discipline the kids. I guess that the video and audio tape from the bus ride was not enough for this mother in denial!

oh my! I wish that I could protect my kids from everything.....but I know that I can't. All we can do is set a good example and hope that they were paying attention!!!


So we went to the Main Street Festivities in St Charles. The girls got some Kettle Korn and Emma was in one of her fabulous moods and didn't want to sit by anyone.....

What a Krabby Patty!!

And whoever says that Sophie looks like anyone but her Daddy is smoking somethin'!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

For more TMTT recipes please visit Lisa at Blessed With Grace
I got this recipe from the Ms. Paula Deen

PepperMint Bark

Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate
Peppermint flavorings, optional
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)

old friends

Who doesn't love catching up with old friends? This is me, my Macy, Tara and her little Nolan. We got to catch up after 6-7 years and it was fun.....Nolan is a cute little chunker! 4 months and 17 lbs! That's what I'm talking about! Fat Babies Rule!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I have accepted my mission

Have you accepted your mission? Check out Jay at Halftime Lessons and
Deb over at Dirty Socks & Pizza
to see if you are ready to accept yours...


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Whats your Elf Name??

Check out this site to see what your Elf Name is....

Mine is......drumroll....

Pixie Snow Bunny

Sounds like a hookers name! Oh well!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Techno Christmas Lights!

Holy Mother of God....this homeowner must have nothing but time....Pretty cool though if I must say so myself!
Happy dancing in your seat!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This is why I don't shop on Black Friday

A Thousand Word Thursday

I am so proud of my baby! She scored super high on her MAP tests and was awarded by the schools superintendent! She seems so grown up all of the sudden!

Here she is with her super smart friend!

And with her daddy

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