Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!


I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

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Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's almost trick or treat time!

I thought I would share this great recipe I got from a friend. I hope you all enjoy. Have a great day!



Chocolate Mint Cookies

1 Box Devil’s Food Cake Mix (Duncan Hines works the best)

1 egg

1 stick of butter melted

2 tablespoons water

½ bag Andes Mints chips (I can only find these at Wal-Mart)

Combine all ingredients at low speed until thoroughly moistened. Drop by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 250 for 9-12 minutes. Cool two minutes; remove from pan.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Just another Monday around here

It's Monday. I have gotten up and started one load of laundry. The kids are up and have eaten. Scott has already gone. My week seems pretty easy. Here is what is going on.

1. Cleaning the house today. Stayed on it all weekend......but need to change sheets, mop and dust.

2. Finalize all Halloween costumes and sweep off the front porch for all trick or treaters. Both sets of parents come that night for dinner...need to come up with a plan for food....probably Chili or Taco Soup.

3. Finalize everything for Madison's fall party on Wednesday. All the parents should be bringing me their candy for the party today. So I will start on treat bags. I have 2 games to play so I need to get all these things together too.

4. Plan my menu's for the next 2 weeks....this means looking through cook books and getting ideas for the holidays too as I pick some things up along the way so my grocery bill isn't too crazy come December.

5. Work on more of the Christmas Cards...I'm half way through them. I need to finish getting the Christmas Pictures copied I had made in Florida.

6. Miller gets his hair cut in the morning.

7. I'm wanting to take him to the park this week as it will be pretty everyday.

8. Going to try to get some friends to eat lunch Wednesday at my favorite Chinese resteraunt.
YUMMY!

9. Go to the grocery towards the end of the week...

I think that pretty much gets it....besides Madison and her activities this week.....gymnastics is Tuesday night. Church activities were canceled Wednesday night.
I'am however taking it easy and trying to get through just one day at a time.

The weekend was really nice. We had some hayrides to go to and a Chili Party.....very fun.
Went to a high school football game ate a little Mexican food. Good weekend.
Scott is building our deck and it is halfway done....

I hope you have a great day. Staying home and cleaning today and doing my bible study...I'm behind on it. Happy Monday all!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Like Father Like Son


Miller pouts if he doesn't get his way......so here we are in Florida and I wouldn't let him run and jump into the pool.....bad mom. So he dropped and started to pout. Scott went up beside him and joined in......Men!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Yesterday & Today




Good Tuesday morning all. It's raining here today. Yuck! My plans didn't go through yesterday as planned...guess what? Life happened. Thats what. Miller was really whiny and he had some red spots on him. I wasn't sure what they were so I called the dr to see if they had any advice. They thought it may be Chicken Pox.....well, Madison has never had them because I had her vaccinated twice....yes twice. So I cant remember what they looked like. So off to the computer I go while waiting to go into the Dr. They looked like it. So they have us go into the office through the back way because he may be contagious. Well....it's not Chicken Pox. He didn't know what it was. Prescribed a cream to pick up and sent us on our way. He thought it may be a bite of some type...GREAT! We missed the pumpkin patch so we will have to do this again this weekend somehow. We came home and took a nap together it was nice.....I did however make chili last night. It was sooooo good.

Madison had to be at school at 7:30 this morning....and it's raining and cold. We are back home. Miller is watching Mickey Mouse on Disney. I'm drinking coffee with Peppermint Creamer yummy. Madison has a dentist appointment this afternoon to fill 2 cavities. This ought to be fun. I'm going to start on my closet...switching it over to winter and fall clothes. I hate doing this but it needs to be done.

One more thing....are any of you doing the 6 week countdown to getting organized for Christmas? It started on Sunday and I really have enjoyed it...you ought to try it out.

I hope you all have a great day. I'll be checking in with you all.

Monday, October 22, 2007

It's Monday!



Monday.......Chili, PB&J's and milk

Tuesday...Leftovers

Wednesday.....Church Supper...Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Desset

Thursday.......Tuna Casserole and fruit

Friday.....Eat out with friends Local Highschool Football game

Saturday......Hayride and fall party at a friends house.

Sunday........Ham and Potato Casserole with salad

For more Meal Planning go on over and see Laura at Organizing Junkie.....


So I have a semi busy week. Today I take Miller to the Pumpkin Patch with our MOPS group on a field trip. I'm looking forward to this. I will have to take alot of pictures.
Then we are coming home for a nap.
Tomorrow I'm switching everyones closet over and then Madison has 2 cavities to fill. Yuck!
Wednesday is my day......running some errands.
Thursday and Friday I will end up cleaning the house....and some laundry.
We also have gymnastics and church this week.....RUN RUN RUN!

I hope you all have a great week.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We are back

Well...we are back from the beach...where do I start? It's nap time here...so grab some iced tea or a coke and lets chat. We left last Friday at 1pm.....took Madison out of school early and drove to Huntsville, Alabama had a nice dinner with friends whom we hadn't seen in 10 years.....that was great. We left the next morning at 9am for Florida. Miller did very well actually. We got there by 4pm....it was raining hard. But that was okay. I went to the grocery store and unpacked. We ordered in for dinner...Hungary Howie's.....and went to sleep early.
Sunday was beautiful we laid out and my girlfriend Cindy whom I hadn't seen in 3 years and posted on her wedding not long ago came up to visit....so so so good to see her. We cooked an amazing shrimp dinner...and enjoyed our time. Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday were the beach and pool everyday....we love the ocean. Miller did really well with the sand he loved the ocean....we had some jellyfish scares but the weather was perfect. I actually finished the book Barb sent me...and for those of you that would like to know and have read this book..Gift of the Sea...I'm in the Moon Shell phase.....this book was great...and very true. I continued my bible study and just enjoyed my family and life. No one fought....Madison had a ball. She even bought her "boyfriend" a sharks tooth necklace. We ate dinner at Pompano's one night that is Scott's favorite there. And watched the sunset drinking wine on the balcony more than once. We swam at night which Miller thought was sooooo cool. We walked the beach and made several cocktails and had a blast.
I'm showing some pictures I thought you may enjoy......




Dad and son easing into the ocean slowly.......after this he loved it.......
As you can see he loved swimming at night.....BIG STUFF!!!!!!
Sis and brother watching the waves coming in...a dolphin or two did a show for us.....
Scott and I enjoying our time together watching the sun set

This is for Barb......isn't it gorgeous? Wish you were there.


I hope you all have a great week...I missed you all.....

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Did someone say Vacation?






Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Jamaica

Off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique


I'm off for 9 days to the beach...a much needed vacation. We will be eating with friends tonight in Alabama that we have not seen in 10 years.....let the memories begin. Miller has never seen the ocean...I will have my laptop and maybe post some while there......have a great week friends.....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Smile

Well.....I dont really have alot to say today. Have you ever had just one of those days? So.....what are you all doing? Let me know. I will leave you with this....

"Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to."