Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day

It snowed this morning!! It did not take the girls long to discover that it had snowed. After a quick breakfast, we put on our "snow" clothes and rain boots out into the snow we went. We don't have a true winter coat so the girls are wearing their Harding sweatshirts and raincoats.

Abby trying to start a snow ball fight with Allie.

Abby's Snow Angles. She made 3 different ones


Snow clothes after we came inside

hair cut by Abby

Last night when I was fixing dinner the girls were in the dining room eating dinner, or they were suppose to be eating dinner when I heard Allie say Abby cut her hair. I walk into the dining room and saw a long piece of her hair laying on the table. She had been cutting paper so I think it was an accident.

Cupcake Bites

I love the Bakerella blog. I found this idea on the site and thought I could that.... Here are the ones I made. Not quite as cute as the ones on the Bakerella site.

The girls licking the batter off the beaters. I use to do this when I was a child when my mom baked.

It made more than the 50 it said it would.

Two that turned out pretty well.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It snowed today!!! For a little while but it was all gone by this afternoon. I wish it was more but hopefully we will another one later this winter. When Abby saw the sun coming out she asked me to make it stop so she could have the snow for a while.

Allie on our front porch. (yes that it our snowman still out, it is still winter)

Abby getting the snow off her shoes before we get into the car to school.

Watching it snow from the patio door. I think Abby must be on her tippy toes, she is not that much taller than Allie.

The Past Week

It is has been over a week since I last posted on my blog. The past week has been very sad at our house. A week ago Monday my Uncle Al passed away after battling cancer. He was such a kind and gentle man. I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice. All children loved him and he had such a way with them. Starting in high school I would go and spend 2 weeks with him and Aunt Ella in St. Louis during the summer. I got to go to Chicago with them the summer before my sophomore year in college and I remember walking around the city with him, Aunt Ella and my cousin John. When I took Raymond to St. Louis with me for the first time he went with us to see the Cards play the Cubs and liked Raymond even though he is a Cubs fan. Uncle Al "made" lightening for me one night after a thunderstorm. He made it with a spark plug. My girls got to meet him and took to him as all kids did. Here are the girls with him during our trip back in the summer of 2007.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pouncer Pal's Pizza Party

Today was a Pouncer Pal's Pizza Party and a Lady Tiger Basketball game. Pouncer was a NO SHOW! Which upset Allie & McKenzie a lot after the game was over but not too much during the game. The pizza party was fun, free pizza and space to run around in, what more could they want. Abby was so afraid the band would be there. When we got there the band was not there and I told her look, no band. But when I took Allie to the bathroom after we ate, guess who was there? The pep band. We did not tell Abby till we walked back into the gym. She kept her hands in her ears the entire game so did Allie. They did really well over all. Next time we will have to remember to take the ear plugs. Raymond will tell you he does not like women's basketball. But I think he has fun as well. The Lady Tigers started off well but did not score a bucket for over 5 minutes in the second half to fall behind. They found back and got with in 2 but Southern Miss was too much for them and the Lady Tigers lost. When we got home we watched the men play ball on TV and they won. GO TIGERS GO!!

Birthday Gift Card Tin

I was looking for a cute new way to send a gift card or money for a birthday gift and this is what I came up with. It was a white tin that I covered in brown paper and tied ribbon to the handle. Now all I have to do is fill it and mail it.

Raymond's Christmas Gift

Raymond has been wanting this for quite some time and now he finally has one. He got a 32in Plasma TV. He is very proud of the "deal" he got on it. Now, how can I get a couch and a be able to redo the computer room into a craft room :)

Raymond: Abby what do you think of our new TV?
Abby: We need the other one back in here. (the old one is now in our bed room)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Family Tree

I made 4 Family Trees for Christmas this year and this was the only one I remembered to take a picture of. This is for Raymond's sister's family. I used a template I purchased at Eclectica Scrapbooks for the tree and the leaves were made by using my Slice die cut machine by Making Memories (which Raymond got me for Christmas).

My Slice

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Things I've Done & Things I Want to Do

I took this from a friends blog. Bold=I've done it. Italics=I want to do it.
There are things I want to do in my life that are not on this list. But since I lifted this from someone else I will go with what they have listed.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I think I did when I was a child-don't really remember)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (I did not finish our Daily Bible in a year in 2008, I plan to try again)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Saturday, January 3, 2009

This Week in Pictures

I have a group of friends who are doing the 365 Project for 2009. The 365 Project is where you take a picture every day for a year. Some people are doing it in scrapbook form or in a blog. My friends Carrie & Jennifer have already started their 365 blogs. Seeing that I don't want to be left behind I have taken a picture every day this year as well. Here are the pictures from this week:

Baby Cal trying to play with our cat. Poor Kitty.

Abby sweeping up her cutting mess. What a big girl! She did such a great job she got a treat when she was finished. Using the dust pan was her idea.

Sleeping Cinderella

Sleeping Allie

Allie playing Cars on the PS2

P.S. I even started a blog for this but chickened out about putting the link in this post. If it looks like I will keep up, I will post the link :)

Happy New Year

I meant to post on New Year's Day but the day got away from me. I was busy cleaning out the girls room and answering the question, "Why are you selling my Veggie Bus?" or "You can not sell that." I think they have learned a little bit about clothing sales and once it is packed up and taken to the attic, it usually means it is going to the next clothing sale. I also started and almost finished going through my scrapbook & crafting supplies. I should be able to have a great yard sale in the spring!

Anyway, here are my new years goals:

-Drink a glass of milk every morning for breakfast.
-Finish the books on my night stand (I started one last night and already in Ch. 3, I will post about this book later).
-Be a better wife & mom.

Happy New Year!