Friday, December 30, 2011

A christmas pig

Christmas is over and the company is gone, the house is clean and now I'm lonely! 
My blog needs attention and I thought I would sit down today and give it some.  
I had many pictures on my phone to show you but there was a phone problem this week and I lost them ALL!  
I would like to thank my dear sister for saving all she could, but most of all for saving my sanity when it came to working my phone.

So this is what you get,
a picture of Delaney and her friend feeding a pig for Ag Science class.

Happy New Year to you all!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas goodies

I've been doing a lot of Christmas baking these past few days including fudge.  

I found this cute treat idea on Eighteen25 last year and was bound and determined to make them this Christmas, here they are.
I used the Fudge recipe on the jar of Marshmallow Cream or you can use the recipe from Eighteen25 which is amazing!

 Boil butter, sugar and milk.

 Add marshmallow cream, chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla.

 Mix it all together till your hand hurts and your pot looks ... like this!

 Scoop it into your container of choice, I went here to get my my pie tins with lids.

Print and cut out the cute labels.  
Hand them to your friends and watch them say ooh and aah!

Then I made Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Whipperberry 
that I will hand out with my Christmas cookies.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Christmas wish list

Just a few little things,

I like these little darlings to put my jewelry in.

I always want more of these, especially the green and gray at the moment.

This...would be a big surprise if I found it wrapped under my tree.

And, I've had a wild hair of late, I would love my very own air compressor 
so I can say goodbye to spray paint.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My awkward family photo!

I love to look at for a good laugh, little did I  know I had a good laugh in my own scrapbooks, look what I just found!

Aren't these the cutest kids ever, this was almost 20 years ago.  Sears offered the first 5 photos for a great price, anything after that was expensive.  Expensive was out of the question because we were students, no digital photography back then either, you paid then you went back in a few weeks to pick up your portraits.  

Ba, ha, ha, ha!  Devon forgot how to smile, Kirby had a piece of gum to keep him quiet and Macy, well Macy is still as pleasant as the photo shows.  I wouldn't trade these kids 
or this photo for a million dollars!

I've been very busy... busy in fact, I couldn't get around to updating my blog!  

Actually, I've been spending a lot of time playing Words With Friends, enjoying birthdays, being a waterpolo mom and getting ready for my Christmas guests.

I did although find the time to finally paint my pantry door, isn't it cute, oh, I also painted my kitchen (it was red and I'm so glad to see that gone!)

I  sat here for my birthday dinner, the BIG 50! Thank you Macy is was outstanding!  

 And enjoyed the company of these friends!

Then, we celebrated Delaney's 15th birthday with some of these, mmmmm!

And finally Water Polo, I've been spending lots of time watching this game, it's kind of like soccer in the water I've told myself, except your feet are treading water the whole time and your hands are waving around in the air trying to catch the ball.  Whew, I'm out of breath just talking about it, Delaney you're an awesome player.

I've also been making lots of Christmas treats, I'll show you those later.