Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Great News!

I really wanted to put this post off so I could tell my bunko girls in person, but I can't wait anymore!! Since most of you read my blog, I figured this would be a great way to surprise everyone......yep......I'm PREGNANT!!! We are super excited. I'm only 5 weeks, so I still have a long journey. Please pray for our new baby's growth and for a healthy pregnancy. Love you all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vicks VapoRub

I know many of you know about this, but for those who don't...........If you or your child have a cough, put a thick layer of Vicks on the bottom of your feet -- then put socks on. Sleep like this and you will have a cough free night. I tried it on Landon for the first time last night. It works!

Friday, December 19, 2008

10 Years!!

Happy 10 year Anniversary BJ. I love you more than the day I married you. You are a wonderful man, husband, and father. I'm proud to be your wife. xxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Bunko!!

Merry Christmas to bunko!! ............thank you Kelly for our beautiful bunko sign from Canton. We love it. (notice bunko is spelled with a "k"???!!)
And thank you Alice for my beautiful Christmas plaque. I really needed something next to my front door and this goes perfect :) I love it!!!!! (We did a Chinese gift exchange) What a great time with friends. xoxo

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gum Drop Garland

Have you ever made gum drop garland?? If not, DON'T! I thought it would be so easy........the line gets so "gummed up" and the line easily cuts through the drop that you have to ever so easily pull the drop down the line perfectly straight. Too funny -- some how I signed myself up to do this for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) table decorations. Just warning you in case you get suckered in to doing it :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cookie Exchange 2008

My baking day started out good....parchment paper and candy canes. However, the cookies I planned ended up like this... The thought went through my head -- no more cookie parties for me!! Alright, I can handle this...lets go to plan B. What is plan B? Luckily I dug up a receipe someone had given me...Spiced Apple Cookies. Not the best, but they will do. I'm all set and on my merry way.

When I arrived all these wonderful decorations were waiting for everyone! The party was an absolute hit! Great cookies, beautiful placemats, bags (notice the ornament on the bag), and new receipes for all! Can't wait for next year!! xoxoox

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I had to show off BJ's work. He got a templete to make this manger scene. He did a great job!!


What a great day it was........Landon took pictures with Santa then low and was snowing when we were leaving! I wish I had a better picture. Tonight leaving church the cars were covered. Yea! A white Christmas :)

Christmas Ornament of the Year!

My mom was a hero when she brought Landon a new ornament for the tree. Can you tell what it is??? THOMAS THE TRAIN as Landon would say. My goodness.....moms will this obsession ever go away??!!??

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Two great ideas to make as traditions each Christmas...

1. Have your family do a birthday cake/birthday party for Jesus

2. Do only 3 gifts for each of your children on Christmas, representing the 3 gifts Jesus received from the Wisemen (you are taking the emphasis off gifts and putting it on the story of Jesus)

P.S. a cute story I heard recently was a mom telling a story of her 3 year old daughter asking "why do we get gifts at Christmas when it is Jesus' birthday and not ours?" The mom didn't really have a good answer (yikes). A while later the little girl came running down the hall saying, "I know why we get presents........they are our party favors at Jesus' birthday!"

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hodge Podge Soup

This is a tribute to Mimi.....when we lived with her 2 years ago (in between selling our house and moving to Madisonville) she gave me this receipe. I love it!!

1 lb. beef/turkey
2 cans Minestrone soup
1 can rotel
1 can corn (don't drain)
1 can pork & beans
1 pack of cornbread

*make corn bread as instructed on box
*brown beef
*mix all ingredients (except bread) in pot and heat through
*add cornbread on top.......easy and yummy.......winter welcome (no pun intended)!!