Monday, December 24, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
He also picked these shovels. When he showed me the picture I thought, "Oh, these are going to be fun. They actually weren't as hard as they might look. They don't taste great, but they look cute. Broderick helped put the cookies on the sticks and put the marshmallows in place. He did a great job.
My favorite are these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. They have become a tradition around here. Rob and I spent a whole Saturday making cookies when Broderick was just a newborn, so 4 years ago. We made these and have done so ever since.
We also made Reese Cup cookies. I don't really know what the "official" name for them is. We always made them growing up. They were made on Thursday though. I went to make them on Wednesday and didn't have baking soda. Of course none of my neighbors where home to help me so I just waited until the next day to finish them. They turned out okay.
Of course I can't just make the cookies have to eat about 10 a day. It is a good thing one of my friends and going to be teaching Zumba in January! If anyone would like the recipes I would be glad to share them.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tomorrow we are spending all day making cookies. I am very excited! Look for those pictures in the next couple of days.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Okay, so is everyone familiar with the movie A Christmas Story? I have wondered, after this past week, why there has not been a movie made about Thanksgiving? I believe that if someone ever made one, it might go something like this...
A family of four, we will call them Rob, Amy, Broderick and Carys, set off for a week away with family in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. After a long, surprisingly uneventful drive they arrive at their destination.They spend some wonderful time with their relatives and even have a little birthday party for the oldest child, Broderick, who will be turning four very soon.
They even do some fun things like go to a train museum, see some Christmas lights, visit Rob's grandma and plant some bulbs with her.
Then Thanksgiving comes. With the turkey roasting in the oven, dessert on the counter tops made the day before, there is much anticipation for dinner. Then the phone rings. "Hi Terri, it is Pat, your mom's neighbor. She has pushed the emergency button and I am calling 911. Please hurry." Terri, Rob's mom, rushes off to make sure Grandma is okay. After running some tests at the hospital the family finds out that Grandma is going to be fine. She had been put on oxygen the night before and sometime during the night lost it. So it caused her to feel a little disoriented. So that night Rob and Amy decided to take their family to the hospital to visit Rob's grandma and parents. Thankfully the cafeteria was serving a turkey dinner. So they all enjoyed some thanksgiving dinner and time with family. All for $3.50 a person.
The real dinner was postponed to Friday due to circumstances with Grandma. The food was passed and everyone had a full plate of home cooked food. It was a wonderful time. But what is Thanksgiving without being stuffed so much you can't breath? Well, Rob wanted seconds so Amy got up to get the glass dish of already cut turkey out of the kitchen. She headed back into the Dining room and dropped the dish on the floor. The glass obviously shattered and was now all over the turkey. No seconds or left overs for them! The movie ends with the family driving back to their home!
The above really is a true story lived out by none other than the above family. I write all that in a comedic way, but we really did have a good visit with Rob's family. His Grandma is doing okay, but she will be going to a nursing home temporarily. She is 92 yrs old and has congestive heart failure. Please pray that they will be able to find a nursing home close to Rob's parents.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
So to my wonderful husband... I love you and thank you so much for planning such a fabulous night out. I enjoyed the food, the concert, but most of all the one I spent it with. You truly are such a wonderful gift from the Lord. XXOO
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
After naps, my mom and Rich came over to give the kids their treats. So we got the costumes back on. I was really glad they got to see the kids though, because they both were sleeping when they got here. After a very quick dinner we went Trick or Treating. Chris and Natasha came over to take Garrett with us. Rob and Chris stayed here with a fire out front and passed out candy while Natasha and I took the kids up the street. Carys wasn't real sure about what to do at first, but it didn't take long for her to learn to follow her brothers lead. She started out riding in the wagon, but soon decided she wanted to walk instead. Broderick was way more into it this year. He was so excited! Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are below.
Then, we topped off the night with a visit from the Rowen, Lane and Beckett. This has become a tradition and we look forward to getting all the kids together. Below, in order, Beckett, Rowen, Carys, Broderick, and Lane.
Here is a very sweet picture of Carys and Rob. What a great way to wrap up a good day!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
After everyone got dressed and the sun came up, we went outside to rake leaves. Somethings never get old...like playing in the leaves. (or climbing on pillow mountain!) Carys was not so crazy about being in the leaves. She was happier just to walk around. I had also put roast in the crock pot for dinner, which made a nice end cap to the day. Nothing like a warm crock pot meal on a cool day. Did I mention I love fall?
I absolutely LOVE the picture below!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Broderick feeding a giraffe.
A picture of one of the sharks that Broderick touched. He was so excited he touched one.
And yes...Carys was there too. She just hangs out in the stroller. Those are rhinos behind us.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
okay...I am going to try and make this short. Rob and I have had our eye on this computer desk for a couple of months now. We have really been wanting to move the computer out of our extra room and into the kitchen since he doesn't work at home anymore. We first saw this at a Sauder's store for about $300. We really didn't want to spend that much. A couple of weeks after we saw it there, Rob was in a grocery store and saw it on sale for $250. We talked about it and decided we just didn't want to do anything yet. Well...about 1 1/2 weeks ago we started talking about buying it again. Rob stopped back at the grocery store to see if they still had it. They did, but it was $329. They gave him a little card thing with a bar code so we could call and check to see if it was on sale. On Thursday he called me on his way home from work and said we were going to go pick up the desk. It ends up, he stopped at different location of the grocery store, he scanned the bar code and it came up $80! He had this location call another location which did have it in stock. He asked them to scan it. They showed it for $80 also. That same week we received checks from the grocery store totally $90. (We have a credit card that gives us rewards every quarter.) So we drive down to get it and we ended up getting an additional 10% off because we have special card! Seriously...I think this is the best deal ever. It seems silly, but I believe this was a little blessing from God. I have had other things like this happen before. The fact that we really liked this specific desk and we received the checks that same week. God really worked it out and blessed us. He blesses in big and small ways. If you have good deal stories I would love to hear about them. They just make me smile! Thanks for reading all about my lengthy one!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This is a picture of Carys I took when we got home from Church on Sunday. I loved her little outfit and thought she looked so grown-up.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
This picture with the rake floating away in the background is a good reminder of what happen next... After Rob got done taking the picture Broderick ran off to get the rake, he bent down looked at me and then a wave came and took him under. He was a good sport about it and kept swimming.
This is a picture of a sand castle Broderick and I made. He had fun just sitting in the hole.
I love these two pictures of the kids. They had such a wonderful time at the beach.