Monthly Archives: November 2007

The First Year

One year ago today, at exactly 12:19 p.m., Walt entered our world. He was a red-faced, pudgy little guy with a head full of dark brown hair. And, yes, I fell instantly in love. I had gone to see my doctor the day before, and he reported I’d made no tremendous “progress.” Yet, since my […]

The Journey Begins

I recently read on another blog something that was quite interesting and so very true…. I may be paraphrasing slightly, but the profound statement went something along these lines. “It’s very easy to discuss the ‘fun’ happenings of everyday life on a blog, but it’s often difficult to write about the tough times.” Yet, as […]

Forty-Five Years

Happy 45th Anniversary, Mom & Dad! Thanks for faithfully living out Ephesians 5:1-2…”Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live A LIFE OF LOVE, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” We love you very much and wish you many […]

For Which I’m Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!!! We enjoyed a day at Mom & Dad’s house (a.k.a. “Nana” & “Pop”), filled with lots of laughter, great conversation, and loads of yummy food. Nana outdid herself…her turkey, dressing and sweet potato casserole are always divine, as is her infamous pecan pie. But this year she added another dessert to culminate the […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #12

This is a family favorite. Since it’s been a little rainy here today and about to get much colder, I thought this would be the perfect meal for this Thanksgiving Eve. Corn Chowder 2 cans cream of potato soup1 can cream style corn1 can Niblets corn1 pint half & half **Add either 1 lb. mild […]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Usually I try to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to begin decorating, but since I’m working this Friday, I just couldn’t help myself. Oh, yes I did!!! And, just in case you’re wondering how I plan to keep Walt from pulling it over on his wee little body…. May not be pretty, but it […]

First Steps

Oh, yes! He’s beginning to walk. He just started standing alone and taking one or two steps last week. Then last night he let go of the ottoman and took 6 steps across our living room. Fortunately, we were all present to witness the big event, with Anna Katherine and Ben squealing and cheering him […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #11

My Favorite Roast (And The EASIEST Roast Ever!) chuck roast (2-3 lbs.)1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix1 can cream of mushroom souppepper (to taste) Place roast in crock-pot and sprinkle with pepper. Next sprinkle packet of dry onion soup mix on top of roast and then add mushroom soup. Cover and cook on low 8-10 […]

Sign Here, Please

Okay, I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’m watching The Bachelor as I type this. And this is not just any episode…it’s the oh-so-anticipated The Women Tell All. Oh, dear. These ladies are VICIOUS…and I’m being generous labeling them “ladies.” But as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been hooked this season. It’s […]

Like Father, Like Daughter

Anna Katherine headed to the Delta this weekend to visit Gran & Grandad and to participate in the “youth hunt.” (For those of you, like me, who are foreigners in the world of hunting, this weekend allows youth the opportunity to use rifles while adults continue using only bows. The opening weekend for “rifle season” […]