Monthly Archives: November 2008

Two Years Old

Happy Birthday, Walt! Two years ago today, shortly after noon, this little guy came into our world and stole our hearts. It doesn’t seem remotely possible it’s really been two years since I woke Shannon around one a.m. telling him we better go to the hospital. It still makes me laugh to think that I […]

My Nest Is Plenti-Full

Since the kids are out of school for THE ENTIRE WEEK, there’s been a flurry of activity around here. We decided to start doing a little Christmas decorating, which seems a little premature, seeing that Thanksgiving is still a couple days away. But sometimes we must seize opportunities when they arise. My eldest agreed to […]

Best Wishes For Your Butterball

Maybe it’s because I was a child of the 70’s that I have such a deep fondness for disco music and the big hair. Or maybe it’s just that I appreciate the silliness of the following video. I hope you get a kick out of it, too. In fact, it was exactly three years ago […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #34

Who says you can’t do some seriously good holiday cookin’ in the crock-pot? No one who reads this blog. I hope. Because it would so hurt my feelings. Especially since I have such a deep love for this small kitchen appliance. I’ll admit that when my friend Brandi first mentioned the words “Chicken & Dressing” […]

It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

The big man in the red suit showed up at our mall by way of a horse drawn “sleigh” last Friday evening. Although we weren’t there for the grand event, we decided it might be nice to take the little guys out to pay Santa a visit. I’ve been a little under the weather the […]

Photos From Orlando: Part 2 (The Parks)

Here are just a few of the highlights from the four Disney parks we visited during our week in Orlando last month. Yes, we actually made our way to all four parks plus Sea World during our five day trip. Call us overachievers. Or crazy. Or my personal favorite, “Dumbo-Or-Die-In-A-Day!” The kids were all troopers, […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #33 (And Some Apologies)

I’m having a bit of blogger’s guilt. I promised myself I wouldn’t feel burdened by the blog, and I really don’t. But I do feel shameful to go an entire week without posting. ‘Cause there’s some pretty good material that goes on in this household over the course of seven days! I just don’t always […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #32

Shrimp Creole 1/2 c. butter1/3 c. flour1 3/4 c. sliced onions1 c. diced green peppers1 c. diced celery1 1/2 large carrots, shredded2 3/4-lb. can tomatoes3/4 c. water1/2 t. dried thyme1 garlic clove, mincedpinch of rosemary1 T. sugar3 bay leaves1 T. Worcestershire sauce1 T. salt1/8 t. dried oregano2 lbs. shelled shrimp, deveined Melt butter in skillet. […]

A New Day. The Same God.

Well, looks like we have a new President. I heard the following on the radio a couple of weeks ago as I was driving down the road. It was written on a blog by Pastor Scotty Smith of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Top 10 Predictions-If Either Candidate Wins 1. The Bible will still […]

A Sixties Girl, A Clone Trooper, and A Frog

Last Friday was a very festive day indeed. After parties at school and all the anticipation of the evening’s events, not to mention the amount of sugar consumed over the course of the day, the youngest folks in our house were just a wee bit keyed up. After attending a local fall festival, we made […]