Saturday, January 26, 2008

What's for dinner?

Let me just share with you another reason I like this blogging thing. New recipes are the best. But even better are the easy one's. So this was dinner Thursday evening at the Blaine's ( thanks to the Pioneer Woman for the chicken recipe). You can check her out at

and you can link from there to get her recipes. Try this one! You must.

So then we had some veggies. The Blaine family love them some tomatos and cukes in vinegar and water w/ salt & pepper. It's a race to see who can eat the most cukes. I like em but save the t-toes for me. One of my fondest memories as a child is our gardens we had and sitting down right in the dirt, wiping the t-toe off on my pants and chowing down. YUUMMMMMOOOOO!

Then there's the brocolicious for A#2. Mercy that girl can put it away. Butter and lemon pepper is our choice of flavoring. Fresh off the stove, you can even see the steam.(oops lost the picture, sorry)

Ahhhh, yeast rolls. Of course they're NOT homemade but hey. We can sure put these away. Kinda looks like my thighs. White and lumpy. Nice vision, Sorry!

So, what are you having for dinner?

On a roll!

Yep I actually got one more!
My sister wants to know- What's your favorite hobby?
Well at the moment it is blogging. I'm telling you guys there is a whole new world out there. New to me anyway. I have had so much fun blogging and checking out others, or as some might call it STALKING others :) Other than that I have too any to pick a fav. Thanks for the Q Miss D. I love ya so much sister!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Woo Hoo! I got a question

So my bestest friend in the whole wide world wants to know...
You want to write children's books, what would your first one be?
Simple, about a little boy named Aaron. He meets a monkey and they talk about Jesus. Monkeys are notorious for acting a little crazy so Aaron explains to Jack that humans are also crazy but we can ALL be redeemed thru Jesus.
Sounds like a best seller huh? Now if I can get my artist bro in law to illustrate we might get this thing going. Love you Les. Thanks for being my BFF!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Come on People!!!!

So I realize I am new at this blogging thingy but I also know that some friends and family are reading it. So my question to you is, where are your questions? Here's what I have so far and I might add that they are from a total stranger that I have got to know thru her blog.
100% Cottam asked
1. What is your dream job?
Hmmm I'd say that most people would say I'm lucky enough to have it now. I'm a stay at home mom that also gets to work at what I am trained in too. I'm a hairdresser and I still get to dabble in it every week and make a little money at the same time. God has truly blessed us with a house that allows me to work in the garage to make people even more beautiful. Nothing like a good ole garage haircut to make a girl feel better.
My dream job however would be to own my own dayspa!!!
2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I love home now but I would have to say Texas would be my next choice so we could be with our best friends. Love you Les & Jas!
3. If you could change one thing about you what would it be?
That's easy!!!! But I have to say 2 things. My weight and my legs!!!Yukko. When you go from once being a runner to not excercising hardly ever, nuf said. Can you say lumpy city?

Thanks soooo much for making me feel special by asking these Nat. I was so excited to hear from you.
As for the rest of you, I still love ya!!!! And I'm still waiting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

So, since I'm such a blog stalker I'm now being a copy cat too, have you ever wanted to ask me a question but never have? Now's your chance! Just leave your question in the comment section and I'll be sure to answer. Wouldn't you like to know me a little better? Be creative and as always, be kind:)

Meet the Bilibo family

Santa brought these fun things this year and they are the newest members of our family. They are called Bilibos and we like 'em. Part of the reason Santa got these is for the pool this summer but let me just tell you, they're fun in the snow as well. As you can see, the girls in this family, including Nena, had a blast with them on Christmas morning. We spun, walked on, stacked up and drug each other around in them. Whew! Momma was wore plum out. This is our space invader impersonations.
You can find your Bilibo at
You will love them and so will the little people in your family.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Could use a lotta strength right now...

Especially spiritual strength. We made it thru the week but man was it tough. For those of you that don't know, our Pastor and his wife lost their 19 year old son on Jan 10 in a car wreck. It has been such a blow to our church family that at times it feels like someone has actually taken all of the oxygen right out of the room. Then again at times it has been the most uplifing thing I have ever witnessed. There is no other way to put it other than to say, Pastor Mike and Crystal are the most faithful people you will ever meet. I can't imagine how hurt their hearts are right now but I have witnessed the love they have for the Lord and the strength they take from Him. It has to be Him because how else would you survive this. Please continue to pray for them and their family and for our church family. We ALL could use it.
During this time I can tell you that I am so in love with my husband and his heart that I get gushy just thinking about it. I know - YUK! but it's how I feel. He has stepped up for our Pastor and his family like you can't imagine. I thank God for Wayne everyday, even on the days I don't like him very much. At times like this I see why God gave him to me. He's so strong and I'm so weak. Wayne got the short end of the stick as far as I'm concerned. I love you W.B.
Rest in Peace Sammy (aka Herbie ) we will miss you and love you always. We'll meet you again soon. Until then the sky is UNC blue just for you.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Christmas Eve- 2 weeks ago :)

So this is how far behind I am. Christams Eve is spent at my Dad and Debbie's every year. We all eat till we can't move. That is why I am sitting in the rocking chair, there is no way I could drag my butt up off of the floor. We always have a great time watching the kids open gifts and then we eat some more (no kidding).

This year after we left from Dad's, we took a drive around town to look at Christmas lights. The kids always enjoy this. Well except for the oldest I guess because he was snoring as we were looking around. I had litterally hollered at him to wake up and ENJOY THIS! :)

So when we finally make our way home, it's time to open our new pj's, get Santa's snack ready and read Small One together. If you haven't ever read this story, you really need to check it out. After lots of convincing, it's time for everyone to go to bed and wait for the arrival (hopefully) of lots of goodies from the big man in the red suit. Goodnight :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

American hereos

This is just one of Americas heros that we have in our

family. His name is CJ or around our house he is

known as She-J. He has just returned from a very

long tour of duty in Iraq and I can't tell you how special

he is to us all. CJ not only received a Puple Heart and

a Bronze Star along woth several other unit honors, but

he was also awarded 2 medals from a VIP that is only

allowed to give out 5 per year. That's right, he received

TWO of the five! Un fortunatley CJ dealt with alot of

combat as he was in the worst part of Bagdad and he

lost several very special people in his life. Please pray

for him as he will be returning to Alaska at the end of

the month as that's where he is stationed. LOVE YOU

This is my Dad, Step Mom and Hubby taking a look at

some of the awards at a family gathering we had

in honor of CJ.
So this silly fella is another one of our family heros.
His name is Brian and he is being a goofball with
my step-mom and my Aunt Sisssy. Brian has also
just returned from Iraq and is in the Army just
like CJ. The 2 of them are very close as they
went thru basic together. B we love you and are
SOOOOOO proud of you as well. You are
such a joy to our family.
We also have another member of the fam that has
served 2 tours in Iraq as a US Marine and his name
is Matt. I don't have a picture to post of him right
but I can tell you he's our hero as well.
To you all, we, your family say THANK YOU!!!!
say that and I can write this with all the freedom
because of you standing in the gap for us all.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Still playing catch up

Well this was the first batch of Christmas letters I mailed out. I'm so excited at how our address book has grown. As you can tell I am still trying to catch you up on all of our happenings over the break. Our annual letter is just part of the fun (did I actually say fun?). If you are one of the lucky ones to receive it, good for you (j/k). If it totally annoys you, hmm you probably better tell me so I'll take you off of the list, even thought I can't imagine that :)

Sorry I forgot to flip the picture! This is what we did the kids first day on break. Cookies!!!!!! and I do mean cookies. I made Gingersnap for the first time for my sweet hubby. I must say they were good and I'm not a fan. We did peanut butter, choc chip, preacher cookies and did I say preacher cookies? They're mine and the son's fave. Yummmmo!

This was only part of the mess, I mean fun.

The first batch of Ginger Snaps.

Some magic cookie bars- Weight Watcher style. No I'm not on WW I just thought it was a good idea to mkae something with half the fat. For the record, no one ate any except for me and my cousin Josh :)

Ahhhh, the Preacher cookies. I don't know why they are called that but he must've been a good preacher. I sear my son could eat a batch of these a day. He has asked for them on a daily basis before.

So while the cookies were baking this is what the boogers did. PLAYDOH! Yep even the 17 year old played and played. What is it about that stuff that makes us all happy. Perhaps it the creativity that comes out. He's such an awesome big brother to even think about playing with them. Must be why they love him so much :)


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