Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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
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!
Macy loves her new 'pet'
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!!
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
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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
P.S. There was no problem, finding enough asses to fill the stable...
****I just love getting funny emails......hehehehehe****
Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it
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.
Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
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.
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.
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.
Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
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.
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.
What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.
Got this via email from Kelley....Thanks!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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
Keeping my kids occupied for 20 minutes so I can blog!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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 close...you 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 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
If I had only waiting 1 week......oh well....here 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 ago....Ok....so 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 whistle....you 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!!)
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
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
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
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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.)
Monday, December 8, 2008
Deb over at Dirty Socks & Pizza to see if you are ready to accept yours...
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Pixie Snow Bunny
Sounds like a hookers name! Oh well!
Friday, December 5, 2008
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
Here she is with her super smart friend!
And with her daddy
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