I’m It!

Wayne tagged me for the 7 Things About Me Meme, so I’ll try to take a shot at it again! As a kid and teenager, I never wanted to have kids or get married. Ever. Blew that one 😉 After I had my daughter, I certainly didn’t want any boys. Blew that one times 2. Dh and I decided to only have one kid...

December 1, 2008

Wicked Awesome Recipe.

Remember that pumpkin cake I mentioned a couple days ago? It’s really, really good. Really good. I found it on Allrecipes, so it’s not mine, but I thought I’d share. ‘Cuz it’s really good! 😀  Great holiday cake. I had a nice ginormous little piece and another very huge small one again before bed. 2 c sugar 1 1/4 c vegetable oil 1 tsp...

November 30, 2008

Christmas is Next!

I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day and you enjoyed gorging!   The 2 pecan pies I made got overcooked a big, so I certainly couldn’t serve them to all of the family (Paul’s side) that came. Dh doesn’t like pecan pies, so it’s up to me and dd to finish them off…oh, the horror 😀 Since I had leftover pumpkin from the...

November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to wish everyone a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I’ve said it before, but I’m so thankful for my life. My husband, kids, home, friends, extended family, etc. I’m thankful I know where these gifts come from and for the joy of that.  I could go on and on, but I think you get the point 😉 Yesterday I made...

November 27, 2008

Spoiled vs. Spoiled Rotten.

Glue4Families has a great post about spoiling kids. And I thought of a lot of things to say, so I figured I ought to just post it all instead of dragging her blog down 😉 My kids are definitely spoiled. They have so much stuff it’s crazy; more than what they need. Our son regularly gets new little cars, just because he likes them...

November 26, 2008

A Giving Idea.

I have 4 siblings. I have 11 nieces and nephews. If everyone bought for everyone, it would get pricey. So what our family does is have the kids swap names for gifts. But last night one of my sisters called me with a different idea. She suggested we anonymously sponsor a poor family or two and let all 14 of our kids buy for...

November 25, 2008

Got the Tree Up!

So we were just sitting around last night right before kids’ bedtimes and dh pulled out his latest new toy, LCD Christmas tree lights. He plugged them in and they were BRIGHT! After teasing him for a few minutes, I told him he might as well get out our tree and put the lights on, to see how they look (he got 5 strands)....

November 24, 2008

I’m Done!!

Wa-hoo, I’m done with my Christmas shopping!! Dh, the kids, my parents and dh’s are all done! Dh has his sister/bil left to do, but that shouldn’t take long. He likes to do his shopping on line; he hates the crowds this time of year. I’m sure there might be something to buy or someone that pops up between now and Christmas, but the...

November 23, 2008


Today should be a good one. We’re going to the mall to finish up our Christmas shopping then dh is taking the 2 older kids to Madagascar 2. The boy hasn’t been to a movie in the theater yet…we think he’s finally old enough (and settled enough) to sit through a movie. Plus, he loves the first one, so he should be attentive for...

November 22, 2008

Friday Funny.

In the hospital the family members gathered together in the waiting room, where their family member was gravely ill. Finally the doctor came in, looking tired and somber. “I’m afraid I’m the bearer of bad news,” he said as he surveyed the concerned faces. “The only hope for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It’s an experimental surgery, very risky...

November 21, 2008