November 30, 2009

Give Thanks

Our computer was out sick with a nasty virus, so I'm a little late with all this. But this blog is like my journal, so here goes.
Dear Journal,

I am super thankful for crafts. Just Kidding, I'm no TAMN.

Okay on a serious note, I really am thankful for a bit of craftiness. I am no professional, but I do good enough to get by. I have a plate rack in my kitchen that rarely has a plate in it. After I took down my super cute BOO sign, I was sad that I didn't have anything Thanksgivingish to put up. However, I do have a plethora of cute paper, so I went to work on this:

I am really good at cutting rectangles and then pasting them in a line. Really good.

Speaking of really good, the desserts I made for our Thanksgiving dinner were REALLY GOOD!

I am not really a pie person, so I signed up for a pumpkin cheesecake and accompanied that with white chocolate-raspberry cheesecake bars. 5 packages of cream cheese. Yum. Plus they made super leftovers to eat while I watched The Biggest Loser. Not kidding about that.

Here are the recipes:



Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

I went to see New Moon and all I got was.........

this super HOT beverage holder! Wasn't the movie just fantastic?!? Like a million times better than the first one! Can't wait for Eclipse in June!!!!!!!

November 10, 2009

The many (somewhat cranky) faces of Molly

This girl. Oh, this girl. She is lucky she is so cute, because we may have thrown her out. For as much as she makes us laugh and smile, there is just as much screaming and crying. Don't let the cuteness fool you!

November 5, 2009

Darn we make cute kids!

This year I choose not to participate in school pictures (AKA "the Chicken Man"). Josh did not agree, but who says he's in charge. He gave me a deadline to get the kids pictures taken, and I succeeded with the help of my little friend I call Torie. I call her Torie because, well that's her name. She took our family pictures last year and I knew she would do a great job. All I provided was these darn cute kids, and I succeeded in that regard as well!

November 2, 2009

Halloween '09

Carving Pumpkins




Molly the Cat
Have I mentioned that Molly the Cat, was the crankiest cat in the history of cranky cats?
I decided she would be a cat when she started meowing. Yes, meowing. She would answer questions with a "meow". Pretty cute, right? Well after the thousandth meow, it's not so cute. But Grandma Billie bought her some cute cat ears, so how could we not dress her up for Halloween as a cat. The first party we went to she screamed when it was time to get dressed, never got her hand made tail pinned on, didn't wear her ears, and never even came close to getting her whiskers painted on. She had also decided she wanted to be a butterfly after she saw Josh's angel wings. (Still waiting for our family picture to get emailed to me. Becky if your reading this, email it to me, THANKS!!!) I did not have high hopes for Halloween night. But Molly the Cat surprised me. She willing got dressed, let me paint her face (which she was super proud of and kept saying "look at the three colors on my face!") and wore her ears and tail with out any fuss. Miracle beyond miracles! The pictures with her mouth skewampus is when she is meowing. It is really hard to get a cranky cat to look AT the camera.

The next morning she did tell me, "thanks for my cat costume, mom" so I guess that totally makes up for all the bad "cat"titude! Ha, I crack myself up!!!