Monday, December 29, 2008


My hubby!

My mom and dad (well step dad if we must get technical) they are the best!

This is "Q" headed down the hill backwards! He was so funny.

So we went sledding on Saturday and we all had a blast! My brother and his family were also here, but I want to get permission before posting so I did not post any pics of them but we all had so much fun. Hoping that we get to do it again soon.


Here are some Christmas Pics... again I managed to load them in backwards and I am not fixing it right now!

This was taken on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I confess..

It is Christmas Eve and I never mailed my stinkin Christmas cards. Sorry family!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gift Wrapping

O.K. so I can not truthfully say that this is something I like to do , nor can I say that this is something i am very good at. What I can say however is that I only have like 1 week left and I have not wrapped 1 darn thing!

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 of my favorite things right now

Chili Chip Dip (Not sure if it has any real name)
1 oz package of cream cheese
1 Big can of chili or 2 small cans
Regular cheese (to taste)

I usually just mix all of these together throw it in the oven on 350 for a few minutes until it all warms up and mixes nicely.
Grab some chips and dip away.
I have also seen people layer it , cream cheese, chili , reg cheese.


Easy "Oreo" Cookies
2 pkg. devils food cake mix
4 eggs, Lightly Beaten
2/3 cups vegetable oil
1 (80z.) pkg. Cream cheese, softened
1/2 cups butter or marg. softened
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
(can use food coloring for fun Holiday colors)

In a mixing bowl, beat cake mixes, eggs and oil (batter will be very stiff). Roll into 1 inch balls: place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool.

In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter, add sugar and vanilla: mix until desired consistency and smooth. You can color the frosting or leave it white. Spread frosting on one cookie top add another cookie top to make a sandwich. (Makes about 4 dozen- varies according to size of balls made)

These are so yummy!


I got to go on a Most Awesome, Totally Fantabulous (this has become my favorite word-sorry for that) kid free shopping day on Sunday. I got to go shopping with my mom, and we had a blast. It started out with her picking me up a house away, on the street, so that my kids would not see her. Then we had really fun , snow packed and slick roads. So we drove like 40 miles at 35 MPH.
(Yes folks I had to drive 40 miles to go shopping but my poor mom had to drive more like 90 - Now that is dedication to a fun day)
It took F o r e v e rrrrr..... But we got there safe and sound. We had a day of histerics, seriously laughing constantly. We had a great lunch at the Golden Corral (I ate until I was sick), and then we shopped more. The day went so fast. I keep wishing now that today was still Sunday.
And I believe that we are officially done x-mas shopping for the kids. Hip- Hip Hooray!

Thanks mom, I had fun!

Coloring Contest

So my oldest child received a print out for a coloring contest, color it in, turn it in type thing. Well for two days she moped around the house saying really negative things like "I could never win" or " I do not color good enough there is no chance I will win". Well after a lot of prompting she colored it in and hung it on the fridge. When the time came she turned it in.

Well could you believe she won.

She won 10 bucks.
Now that is where the money is at. What have I been thinking.

But seriously it made her whole week, she was ecstatic. And she is saving her money, she has not spent it yet.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ginger Bread Houses

So on Wednesday of last week my mom came to visit and we made ginger bread houses. She is so fun. Somehow I posted the pictures backwards.

Our Christmas village.

The kids houses.

Yep Snow


I think it is going to snow today and I am just not ready.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I live in a tri-level house that has 4 bedrooms, 3 on the top level and one in the lowest level. Originally the top level bedrooms consisted of our room, my oldest daughters room and then my two youngest shared a room and then the 4th bedroom was our toy room. Well , I just had to go and decide to change that. Now, all the kids share the biggest bedroom upstairs (which is the biggest bedroom in the house) because they always shared anyway and never slept in their own designated bedrooms. One room upstairs is the toy room now and the other an office. Our room is now downstairs and we have an attached bathroom but it is much smaller than our old room so literally we have a bed and a dresser (with a tv on it) and a night stand and its packed. I have realized that we have way to much junk, I suddenly want to eliminate everything. That way there is nothing to mess up.