Thursday, November 26, 2009


We did things differently this year. We went to Maggiano's for lunch. We had too much going on this year for the commotion and mess of trying to host the meal. Eating out was so easy and the food was wonderful!!!!

I loved waking up and enjoying the morning vs rising early to start cooking. We took a family walk, our own personal Turkey Trot, so we didn't have to deal with the crowds downtown.

After eating the family came over to watch the Cowboys. It was a lovely day and everyone (I think) had a great time.

We have so much to be thankful for...

Having fun making things:

Losing a front tooth with the second one just hanging in there:

Celebrating turning 4 and a brand new football shirt:

Most of all being thankful for our family!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

another weekend

We had another one of those busy weekends.

Friday night was soccer practice, Cub Scout Pack Night & clean the house.

Saturday morning I got up early to start dinner in the crock pot, bake a cookie cake and finish cleaning the house.

Next we went to the North Texas Outdoor Expo. The kids had a good time at this. Especially J. He shot lots of guns.




A did the obstacle course, rock climbing, face painting & archery. B did archery. I talked to a lot of nice people about girl scout stuff. I'm looking forward to taking them to the Trinity River Audubon Center. They have a program for Junior Girl Scouts. Our family went the weekend it opened. It is a great place.

We rushed home from the Expo to go to a 1:00 soccer game (A) and a 1:00 flag football (J). Luckily they were at the same school. After A's game there was an end of season party. I brought this masterpiece!


I think I should start selling them.

DH took J to his soccer game at 2:30 and we all met at home afterwards. We had 2 families coming over to watch the A&M v Oklahoma game. I finished cleaning and making dinner. They came over about 5:30. The company was great. The game not so good. Poor Aggies. Kind of like Poor Irish, except I didn't get to watch that game.

Sunday I got up and went to church early. I worked at the church blood drive and then gave blood. Finally we had J's last flag football game at 2.

I'm glad that soccer & flag football is over. We have a break for a few months. It will be nice to have a few weekends where we don't have to rush around like crazy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Date Night

We're going for date night tonight, dinner at Al Biernat's with friends.

I obviously don't do date night nor dress up very often. I went to say grace with the kids before we left.

B piped up, "Mommy, what's that stuff?"

I'm thinking he's referring to something on the pizza and ask, "What stuff?"

B replies, "That pink stuff on your lips."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The things they sell

I went to the gas station tonight. I had a problem with the pump so I had to go inside. Something caught my eye at the register. They were selling glow in the dark nude playing cards. I mean, glow in the dark playing cards are one thing, nude pictures on playing cards are another. But glow in the dark and nudes all in one! I was tempted to buy they just to see what they were like and if specific parts glowed.

Unfortunately they were $2.99 and I only had $2.00 on me. Maybe next time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


1. I fed my children Easy-Mac for dinner. It is noxious stuff, it goes against everything I would like to be. But it was easy. I'm hoping that the family walk to the local elementary and the civic lesson of watching us vote will balance out that horrible dinner.

2. I've wasted a lot of time Saturday playing this game. I was seriously getting mad at trick or treaters for interrupting both the ND game and the Clockworks game. Do not click the link if you don't have time to spare or if you don't like word games or if you can't type.

3. I have a Girl Scout meeting in approx 20 hours and I have done nothing to prepare. I'm up a creek. Oh wait, I did have A steal a log from a backyard on our walk home from voting so the girls could count tree rings. Maybe it will take them an hour to count rings?

4. I have 3 loads of laundry in the laundry room not folded. I'm not going to do it tonight either. It can wait for another day. I hate folding laundry.