Friday, November 27, 2009
For the rest of the crazy day, after a short nap Micki took her 2 kids and 7 neices and nephews to the park and they had a blast. That is until the youngest one was a party pooper....literally. Then she brought them all home and fed them macaroni and cheese and hot dogs and applesauce. Dinner for 9 kids is a lot more challenging than dinner for 2 kids, for sure. It was so much fun though. Micki was so tired she went to the park in her pajamas. Oops....ran into some people from the kids school. Teri hung out with her sisters in laws and planned Christmas activities. She then watched Biggest Loser: Where are they now. Then did a craftastrophies that will have to be finished at a later date. :(
Here are some pictures from the park. We wanted to take pics of shopping but we were on a mission to secure our items.
Bonus feature: craft day video. We finally got this video uploaded. However there is a warning attached.....it's unedited and uncensored. :) Side note, the belch at the end wasn't either one of us. I think we were a little goofy by then.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here are the top
ten thirteen things we are thankful for this year (they aren’t in the order of importance we couldn’t order them, it was too hard). What are you thankful for this year?
1 - Each other (of course)
2 – Our great parents
3 – Our loving Heavenly Father
4 – Our testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ
5 – Bon Jovi (is it okay to list this with the last two, hope so, because we are thankful for all three)
6 – That we both have stable jobs
7 – That we have a good education so we could both become Registered Nurses
8 – Our husbands
9 – Our wonderful kids
10 – Our in-laws
11 – Bounteous food on our tables
12 – Safe and warm homes
13 – Caffeine (c’mon, we both work nights right now)
During this holiday season, there is a message we would like to share with you. If you are interested in learning why we have such strong testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ and a loving Father in Heaven, click here:
There will always be a button on our side bar that you can access the website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from our blog if you want to visit it in the future.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!!! MAY YOUR LIVES BE BLESSED!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Just in time for Thanksgiving here is a recipe for Pumpkin Torte that they made in my son's class:
It's so yummy!!
yellow cake mix less 1 cup
1/2 c. melted butter
mix together and pat into bottom of 9x13 pan
3 cups pumpkin pie mix (not just pumpkin)
2/3 cup milk
mix together and pour on top of crust
1 c yellow cake mix
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. margarine (room temp)
crumble together and sprinkle over the top of the filling
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 mins. Top with whipped cream and serve.
Today in class they just used it all as topping instead of crust so the picture looks a little different. I prefer it with the crust. Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
My kids got mini trees this year. The crooked one in the boot my mother in law bought, on clearance at Michaels 90% off last year, for my son. So it was like $1.50. And the black one I bought after Halloween for $1.19. My kiddos loved them and had fun decorating them. They love that they each have their own tree in their room.
Do not adjust the color on your monitor, the following tree IS black.
Remember this gorgeous flooring we featured here? Now you get to see it up close.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Now for the mystery......What are your Thanksgiving traditions?
I made this centerpiece last night at like 2 am. I work the night shift right now and can't sleep, so I craft. Here's the mess I made while making it and the finished product. :) I love it, and I had to have an owl because my sister did. I bought a Christmas ornament from Michaels that was an owl.