Thursday, December 23, 2010

What a journey it has been!!

It has really been a journey. Fran is still at her daughter's house and will be there until after Christmas.  Missy did not have an easy time. I have told her over and over she is my hero. She never once complained. Perhaps, Fran will share with all of you when she gets home, but until then I just had to share another picture of Crew!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The baby is coming!! Oh, my!!

Fran called me just before midnight to say Missy thinks she might be going into labor. I had planned on going up next weekend with my family and Fran was planning on going up early next week. With the turn of events it will me just the two of us for now. Her hubby is hoping to go for the birth and then turn around and come right back because his mother is sick. Missy would love for her brother and sister to come but this week is crunch week at school so they will have to wait until after the baby is here. Please, say a prayer she has had some complications. Thanks :o)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


If you love hot chocolate you must try Cold Stone. It is SO creamy and believe me you won't be able to stop at one! I just love hot chocolate on a cold winter day. So yummy!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We are SO EXCITED!!!!

This is Fran's daughter Melissa (Missy to us). She is due the 22nd. We thought they were going to induce this weekend because of some complications she is having but they said they are going to monitor her and if she hasn't gone into labor by the 15th they are thinking about inducing her.
 Her mom and I have been a little concerned. She is a very tiny girl. Not even 5 foot and we don't know how much more she can stretch!
Here she is last Sept. with her sister Lexi.  Aren't they darling?
Here are the parents to be. Missy is a school teacher and wants 4 kids! Brad her hubby is a sweetheart. We have no idea the sex (they want to be surprised) but the one thing we do know is that this child is so blessed to be able to call them mommy and daddy!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Logan

I can't believe you're 15 today! All I ever wanted was to be a mom. It was a very long and hard road but you were worth the wait. I am so proud to be your mom. You have been such a blessing in our lives. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mini Chicken Pot Pies YUMMY

My husband loves to cook and he got one of my cookbooks out and we found some recipes we want to try this week.

We started out with theses chicken pot pies.

Very easy to make.

What's great about this cookbook is that there are only a few ingredients for each dish. I buy boneless chicken breasts when they are on sale and cook up 5-6 packages at once. I cut the chicken up in small pieces and put them in baggies. When I find a chicken recipe I just pull out a bag and thaw. Cuts the cooking time in half. I do it for hamburger too. Click on photo to see recipe.

They turned out very yummy!

 This recipe would be great for left overs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

It wasn't until I put this into a to go container that I thought about taking a picture and sharing the recipe on our blog. I was about to leave for a get together that I had brought this to before and was asked to make it again. It's fast, easy, and really good. Everyone wanted the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
16 oz. cream cheese- softened
1c. butter- softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
4T. brown sugar
1tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips
1 1/2c. finely chopped pecans (optional)
Crackers-Chocolate Grahams 

Beat cream cheese, butter, add sugars and vanilla. Stir in chips and nuts. Chill 2 hrs. Can also be shaped into a ball and rolled in nuts.
I skip the nuts because my kids don't care for them. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I Just LOVE My New "Candles"

If you haven't see these candles I am telling you that you will LOVE them.

They are great if you love the glow of a candle but are afraid of lighting them with children or pets around.

These are not "real" candles but they look just like them.

You don't have to worry about your children getting burnt or your pet starting a fire.

They look and glow just like a real candle.

What is really great about these is that you can put them about anywhere. I was going to have my hubby put a whole in this cabinet so I could put a lamp in here and plug it in to have some light but then twin found these candles at Farm and Fleet. There are other places that sell candles like these but what makes these so special is...

they come with a remote. Some of the other candles have on-off switches and if you have them up above your cabinet or somewhere high who wants to have to get a chair to turn them on and off? This little baby does all the work for you. These came in a 3 pack. Twin got hers on sale for $18 but when I got mine I had to pay full price $25. You can get 2 larger ones for the same price which I might go back and get. Did I tell you how much I LOVE my new candles!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

TrICk Or tREat

I decided to add some vinyl decals to this bucket I got at Hobby Lobby last year. I thought it would be perfect for our Halloween treats.
I have all of my supplies ready. If you love vinyl decals but are afraid to put them on your wall because you don't think you can do it, start out with something simple like this project. So easy. You can even get your children involved. Believe me these decals can become addicting.

I made some decals last night and cut each one up to see which ones looked the best on my bucket.

I knew I wanted Happy Halloween so I started with it first.

Let me introduce you to Matilda Louise. She decided to take my vinyl 101 class!

I cut the spider from it's web and add it on top. Too cute!

I kept the back a little plain and thought the witch's hat would do the trick.
All my treats are ready to where are those trick or treaters? 
We are joining Shabby Nest
and Just a Girl
today for Show and Share day! Go check it out. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Joining Show Us Your Dining Room

My dining room isn't exactly the way that I want it. I painted it a few months ago and am still working on it.

I put my metal pumpkin on my ladder back chair for now. I plan on putting it out on my front porch. I put a flame less candle that has a remote control inside so I won't have to go outside every night to turn it off.

I put these shelves up but I'm just not happy with them. Every time I mention I'd like to take them down, Fern says to leave them. I know I will have holes to repair once I do take them down. I think wider shelves would have been better.

   I put a few fall things in the hutch.

Fern bought me the ceramic pumpkins from Kirlin's a few years ago. I keep them out even when it isn't fall. I love them.

You can join in the fun too at Kelly's Korner

Sunday, September 19, 2010