Monday, December 29, 2008

give away!

My cute friend Shara is doing a giveaway!
She is a cool crocheter. She is giving away a scarf
go enter!

Monday, December 22, 2008

#2 recipe extravaganza

Athalies's Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup real butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup quick oatmeal

Cream butter and sugar; add other ingredients. Shape into candy canes.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes at 325. Grost with white frosting and stripe with red frosting. Makes 30 cookies.

I love these! so does Amber...... you have to try them!

Friday, December 19, 2008

So I just had to break up a fight between Aubery and Kalab...
Want to know what it was over.......

A aqua globe!!!!!

Aubrey wanted Blue but Kalab wanted Blue too....They could not have the same one.
Kalab told Aubrey she wanted Pink not Blue...

Maybe this is what they want for Christmas... who new
My only plant that this could go in is almost DEAD.... maybe I could use one!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I walked into the living room and found Aubrey and Kalab, standing on chairs,
singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas" to the tree
I wish the picture was better because it was such a sweet moment.

I am a little stressed because the last day of school is tomorrow and I don't have teacher gifts yet! What to do...What to do... any ideas???

Friday, December 12, 2008

This is what I am hiding from my kids!
I tried to share with Aubrey and Kalab but they were eating them to fast.
I will eat 10 a day and see how long I can make them last!
If you haven't tried these it is a must!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Win it Wednesday

I am doing a giveaway on my Love Lettering Blog....
Head over and enter!

Holiday recipe extravaganza #1

I have been reading this blog for a while now and have LOVED
her craft ideas and especially her recipes! When I saw this I wanted to
join in. I am a little behind but better late than never!

This is Alisa's recipe she brought it over when I had Kalab.
It will be great for all you left over turkey!

Chicken pot pie

6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon Thyme
6 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup half & half ( I have used regular milk-and that works fine)
2 cups cooked, then cubed or torn chicken or turkey
1 large carrot, diced and cooked until done
1/2 cup peas, cooked (I have used 1 cup frozen peas, cooked then drained, instead of fresh peas)
4-6 new potatoes, cooked and cubed
1 double crust pastry shell (pillsbury pie crust-red box- or generic -refrigerated section)

Cook first 5 ingredients on low heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and add chicken broth and cream (or milk). Heat to boiling, stirring constantly till thick. Fold together sauce with chicken and vegetables. Pour into uncooked pastry shell. (can mound high in shell) Put pastry shell on top and finish like you would an apple pie - vents. Bake in preheated oven @425 for 30 minutes.
Serve with tossed salad and rolls.
Serves 6-8

To see more great recipes go here

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Well now that Thanksgiving is over......
I can start listening to Christmas music.
We put our tree up yesterday and had to
replace the lights. So off to Walgreens I went
luckily they were having buy one get one free!

It is waiting for me to get the
ornaments out and dress it.

I thought it would be fun to go downtown and see the
boat parade.... Well I didn't know that there was a
Thunder game going on and the traffic was horrible!
We parked and started to walk to were I thought it was,
NOPE not there! I was not the only one fooled, hundreds of
others were going to the same spot!

We went to the baseball stadium where they make a ramp and put snow on it so you can feel like your tubing down the west mountains in Moroni! People actually pay money to do it too!

We stopped a Braums for ice cream to make us feel better after missing all the fun!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blayne has been gone all weekend long on a hunting trip. So while he was away I got caught up on my BBC movies. Rochelle introduced me to YOUTUBE movies. I had no idea that I could watch my movies right on my computer!

I watched.....

Wives and Daughters
Our Mutual Friend
Pride and Prejudice
Under the Greenwood Tree
and Daniel Doranda
I was excited to find Daniel Doranda after my experiance with the Metro Library system only having the first part of the show!!!

My next movie to watch is THE MOTH??? anyone seen it??

Friday, November 21, 2008

my midnight trip!

So this is what time I left my house last night.....

This is what I did

We went and sat on the front row because it was the only seats we could find!

This is who I went with!

Check out my BLACK eyes! I am in need of a little "FOOD" hehehe

This is what time we got out and headed home.

I went with very LOW expectations. I just didn't think
I would like it. I was worried that the movie would ruin the story
But it was GREAT...
The movie was so gray (in color)
and I know why......
We would have to watch Edward ****sparkle*** through the movie.

Thanks for taking me REG

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

click on the image for directions
I am doing my first craft show.
So if your in the area stop by and
keep me company!
It is from 9-4

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last school year, Blayne helped a local high school with their mock trial team. They called and asked him to do it again. Monday night he came home with a gift card that they had given him. It was to Home Depot a store that I frequent on a weekly basis. Well, he told ME I could use it!! Yeah me! I was looking for something and went to the service counter to ask where I might find it...... As I approached the service lady had her finger UP HER NOSE!!! I could not look at her. But I had to ask.... She was nice and I am sure she was embarrassed. But OH HOW GROSS! After I found my item I had to see her one more I passed her in the isle I said thank you!....

**have you ever caught anyone digging for treasures
*****have YOU ever been caught!

Monday, November 3, 2008

one reason to vote.....

A free Krispy Kreme donut

Thursday, October 30, 2008

my week in pictures

Wednesdays are free at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. So we headed out there to let the kids run around the kids area. They could dress up and play in a log home, ride on saddles, read cowboy books...

Thursday night was Chase's fall program. The songs that they sung were so fun. They sang a song about "I'm a fall guy.... an Autumn man.... I giggled through the whole song.

Taylor's Birthday was Saturday big ONE ONE. NO pictures of the day...... but he had a friend over Friday night and then the kid stayed ALL day Saturday.. He got a football and some Tag body spray and deodorant. OHH that stuff has been sprayed everywhere. At least their room smelled good for a few days.

Monday GIGI and PAPA and Tracey came to spend sometime with us before they left for Utah.... We are so grateful for their example of serving a Mission! We love them and are happy they get to go home and have fun with all the grandkids!
The boys had their last game of the season on Tuesday night. It was to cold and late for me to go and take the little ones. GiGi and aunt Tracey were able to go and support the boys!

They left on Wednesday morning and then that night was scouts. Taylor earned his Webelos badge and crossed over the "bridge" into Boy Scouts! Blayne was on the other end to welcome them.... It was fun that he got to do it with his friend Ryan!

The end.......... Until tonight! We are going to our annual TRUNK OR TREAT

Friday, October 24, 2008


I saw these on a WAY cute blog that I love to check out!
It is white almond bark melted on pretzel sticks..... little chocolate chips for the eyes...((I use black gel)))
I made them for scouts. The boys loved them and I couldn't believe how easy they were!
I added orange food coloring to a little bit of left over bark and made pumpkins with it.
I think it would be fun to add purple and make little monsters!

Here are some instructions if you need them...... I just kind'a wing'd it

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I am wondering if I can make this out of vinyl????

Monday, October 20, 2008

Birthday Pictures

The boys birthdays are coming and I wanted to take some pictures of them. I can't believe how "old" they look!

Of course Kalab could not be left out!
What a ham!

Friday, October 17, 2008

On Sunday I was handed a program and didn't even look at it.
Then towards the end of the meeting I picked it up and this is what I saw. How cute!
I tried to remember when we took the kids to the temple and took this picture.
This picture had been photo shopped with us in front of the temple. I wish they would have made me skinner!

Oh that was a long time ago!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


So I am Officially on Facebook!
Just one more thing to get addicted too!
I think it is kinda fun to find old school mates ((not that they are old)))
and friends from my old ward.

****do you facebook???

Monday, October 13, 2008

Student of the month!

Aubrey was chosen to be the Student of the Month!
She really is a good girl at school and we are so proud
of her!

Monday, October 6, 2008


IS What

I bought me, for my Birthday

With the money my MOM sent me!


I need to use it!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Yesterday we were in Wal-Mart and Kalab started saying something to a lady.
I turned around and she had walked off.
I asked him what he said and he
"she is in her Pajamas"
Good thing he knows the difference.

Monday, September 29, 2008

free dvd

Go here and here to get free dvd's
I am thinking of Christmas present's for Kalab!

click on the -----select a country to begin----- then hit continue--
simple and easy!


After I pick Aubrey up from school we have been going to the park.
Today as I sat there alone watching the kids play, I thought of all the things I love

I loved being alone at the park
I loved the kids laughing together
I loved the wind that was softly blowing
I loved the sun
I love that the leaves are changing
I loved that I found Georgette Heyer books at the library and reading it
I loved that I COULD enjoy this day

Sunday, September 28, 2008

****************Please excuse the pillow that looks like it exploded

We had a fun visitor this last week! We have always loved having the missionaries come and eat with us (((some more than others))) But when they come back to see us it's always a great time!

The first time we met Elder Harrington was at the Thanksgiving Dinner. I was asked to pick up a family, there was a lot of drama involved in trying to find someone to do it. So I dropped my family off and headed to find the house. I got lost and frustrated because I could not find them. I went back to the church and was so upset that I didn't want to stay. Blayne and I were in the hall way, me crying, him upset because I was crying, and there is Elder Harrington watching us. So we ended up leaving and eating at Taco Bell.
He had a lot of time to get to know us after that he served in our ward for 6 months.

My kids loved having him come with Elder Starnes and eat and teach us a lesson. They were great examples of missionaries to my boys!

***Lori, this is one of the missionaries that would come and eat when Tom was here!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The children had the Primary Program on Sunday. It was very sweet and they all did a great job.
My mom called and I had Aubrey say her part. Then I whispered..... sing her a song.
So she started to sing.....

I started to laugh and said....

It's Onward ever Onward

No it's


Oh so funny!

Then it got me thinking of all the song I thought were one thing and turned out to be something else!

The second verse of I am a Child of God.
And so my knees are gray

Eddie Murphy's "I want to party all the time"
I want to POTTY all the time!

Do you have any songs like that????

Saturday, September 20, 2008

funny thing

The Big Boys went camping last night and left me, Kalab and Aubrey home alone.
I let Aubrey and Kalab sleep in the living room for their own camp out.
This morning when Aubrey woke up I asked her...

"How did you sleep?"

And she responded

"With my eyes shut"

Too Funny!

Monday, September 15, 2008

What do you do with a paper plate, markers, pipe cleaners and buttons....................????

make masks of course!

(((((Kalab can you see out of yours?))))))))))))))