Tuesday, November 25, 2008

from the inbox, Thanksgiving

My cousin Lisa sent this to me last week. I thought it was funny and I should share it....

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs! ?
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

little updates....

Last Thursday, Josh and I went to Van's classroom to see Van's class Fall Plays. The put on three little plays and sang some Thanksgiving songs.

On Friday, Petey and I decorated the Christmas tree in our living room. We put up two trees.....our family tree in our family room and our Red, White & blue tree in our living room. ( I'll show pictures of our family tree later.) Petey's dressed up because his class went to the Victoria Theater to see Madeline's Bad Hat. Van's class went the Friday before Junie B. Jones play.

I finally made PUMPKIN BARS. They were really good. I made to pumpkin pies too. (no, pumpkin rolls yet though Tammie :) )

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread the batter evenly into an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth. Spread evenly on top of the cooled bars. Cut into squares.

Happy Thanksgiving

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.

-W.T. Purkiser

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blog love....

I am going to take a break for a minute. I was going to say good bye, but I decided to just take a break from blogging. I will be back soon and let everyone know what we have been up to.

Oh....and any one following the story of baby Bree .....check out her beautiful gift basket here. For updates on Bree click here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

snap shots.....

Thursday, After dropping Petey off at school, Ollie, Tatum and I took a ride and I snapped some pictures around town. I think that they look nice with the vintage touch.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Well, I haven't posted a recipe or anything about food lately so I thought that I would share this Green Herb Dip Recipe from The BAREFOOT CONTESSA.

Green Herb Dip
makes 2 cups

8 ounces cream cheese at room temp.
1/2 cup sour cream at room temp.
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
3/4 cup chopped scallions (white & green parts)
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix everything together. serve at room temp.

***how can you resist a recipe with sour cream, cream cheese & mayonnaise ? ***

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Win a quilt

Win one of these quilts. Click here to enter.

getting ready for Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving is on it's way and I am getting as excited as my children are! I can already smell the wonderful food! WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THANKSGIVING FOOD?
My favorite is Pumpkin Roll......Pumpkin Pie......yes, I love the pumpkin! I also love the vegetable dishes.

I also checked out Martha's Table settings today. Here are a couple of the pictures....check them out there are a bunch more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chickens and Ducks

Here is another book brought home from school and this time it is from Van's class. Here is the page that Van added to the book. He drew a mallard. :)

Carolyn's contest

Carolyn from The Barber Bunch is having a contest. She is giving away merchandise from her new
Cafe Press Store
check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Liam

Happy Birthday Cousin Liam. He is One Year Old today. Here he was Saturday.............and he was when he was born. :)

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays......

Friday, Mommy made brownies for Petey to take to school and share with his class. He was a little nervous about it at first......but he got to wear a birthday hat and his class sang Happy Birthday to him and he ended up having a lot of fun!

Saturday we had Petey's Birthday Party and Petey's Cousin Liam turned one on the 11th so we had a Birthday cake for Liam too!

Here is Petey's Birthday cake. Power Rangers.

Here's Liam. Isn't he cute?

Here's Liam's cake.

Here is Ollie and Petey looking at his cake. Ollie is trying to lick the icing off.

Petey playing with his new toys. He got a lot of Indiana Jones and Star wars toys. Some Transformer stuff too.

Still playing.
Tatum & Liam. Cousins.......Very cute!

Tatum showing off her beads.

Van playing.

Ollie playing.

Happy Veterans Day

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gobble, Gobble and feeling shy.

Van and Petey each got to color a picture of a turkey for a coloring contest. Here are their pictures before they turned them in. (Van's has his name on it).

In Petey's class the teacher makes lots of books about the kids. Then they bring them home and we read them together. This book was on feelings. Each child picked a feeling and they had to say when they felt that way......Petey's was shy. (I didn't even know that Petey felt shy..lol...) :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I missed a post!

Well, I missed a post yesterday. It was Petey's birthday & birthday party! I will try to continue to post everyday though! (you can't let one little post get you down)

Well I have lots of pictures and a party to share......but for now I would to to share that G.R.I.T.S. now has an Esty store to share her cute little signs! Check it out. They are so cute! Gobble till you wobble is my favorite!

***thanks for the Birthday wishes for Petey!***

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Little Bear.

Petey Bear will be 6 years old tomorrow November 8. Happy Birthday Baby Bear!

Mommy and Petey , a couple of weeks old.

Two weeks ago Petey was the student of the week and he had to answer some questions and I would like to share them with you now.
~My Birthday- November 8
~A person I admire- Dad
~Where I was born-Coshocton
~My favorite food-Oranges
~My favorite animal- bats and snakes
~What I do well-jump
~My favorite book-Star Wars & Indiana Jones
~What I like most about school-Center time, when we play Toys
~What I want to be-RICH

Here are some random pictures of Petey.......

Here is Petey and Josh. Petey is not three yet in this picture.

Petey age 2.

Age 2, playing in the rain and his great grandpa's farm.

Playing with his big brother.

Mommy and Petey.....almost 1.
Petey right before school, last year.

Petey with Daddy, his first day of Pre school.

Mommy and Petey at the pumpkin patch last year.

Playing at grandpa's farm this past summer.

Opening Day 2007.

At our house this past summer.