Saturday, December 27, 2008



Thursday, December 25, 2008



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas 2008

Well, once again I'm a bad person getting out Christmas cards! So, I decided to "post" my Christmas card this year. Then if I get them in the mail...then I get them in the mail! If I don't...then I don't!

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! God Bless you all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Santa Fe Soup

I LOVE new recipes...I'm sure you've heard me say that before! I was at my Mom's house last night and she showed me a new recipe that Kayda had mailed to her. So guess what's on my stove top right now! You guessed it...Santa Fe Soup! Kayda told Mom that it's good to serve with Corn Bread. We just had beans and I had some leftover corn bread because I made a double batch.
Here's the recipe:
(from Kayda's kitchen)
1 lb. hamburger with 1/2 onion
Then add:
1 can Rotel
1 can corn (undrained)
1 can Bush's Chili (Kayda likes medium...I only had mild)
1 can crushed tomatoes
Then add:
8 oz. Velveeta
You can't get much easier than that! It smells wonderful! I'll report on the results later! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Decorating time!

Kam came over tonight and helped me really get in gear and get my decorating done! I should have already been done but...that's just how I function!

Thanks Kam! It was fun! I can't believe that your senior yr. is almost over!

No...I'm not posing for the picture!

I was bound and determined to get these stars made to put on my tree for the little ones... I called my Mom and she had the machine to cut them out so I headed over there and got them cut out and came home and got started! They need one more coat of paint and then a sealer put on them to make them shine a little bit! They were fun to make! I like projects that are simple and not very time consuming!

Something new this year. This is above my dining room table.

I'm not sure where I'll put the stockings this year. You can't really tell in this picture but there are lights in this garland and it's really pretty with the lights down low.

I still have some to do but for the most's complete. I can't believe that Christmas is a little over a week away! It crept up on me this year! more thing...

Unless Brock & Molli's ultrasound shows differently this time when they go to the Dr. tomorrow...we are getting our little girl! She's going to have to be a tough one to keep up with Preston & Keegen!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy (belated) Birthday Keesha!

Well, I bombed it! Missed posting Keesha's birthday! Sorry sheshe! There are way too many birthday's in December! I thought that was Jesus' birthday month! Lucky you get to share his "month"! I was looking through my pictures and couldn't find any of Keesha and I together! We need to get on that sister! is one of Brock (my son) and his 2 aunts. Kayda on the left and Keesha on the right! Love you guys!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

Well, it's been here and gone again for another year. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving time with our families. We were able to spend Thanksgiving Day with Mike's parents, with my family at my Mom's house Friday night, and then finished up yesterday (Sunday) here in our home with our kids, their spouses, and my parents and 2 sisters. We missed you Kayda & Joe! :(
I would love to hear from some of you what your "traditional" family favorite recipes are during Thanksgiving. Following was our menu on Sunday:
Turkey~Dressing~Mashed potatoes & turkey gravy~Sweet potatoes (Grandma Tincy's recipe)
Shoe Peg Corn Casserole (one of our favorites)
Pecan Pie & my favorite...RED VELVET CAKE! with the "original" red velvet cake frosting (not cream cheese frosting!)
We have the Shoe Peg Corn Casserole recipe in the first recipe book that Mom and I created! I will post a picture of the recipe that's in the book. We printed these books in 1999 and ran out of them almost immediately but are thinking about printing some more...if you would like one let me know. They are $6.00+shipping. There are 40 of some of our favorite family recipes in the book. I use this book almost every time I cook. I guess you could say that I'm a recipe "junkie"! I just love getting new ones and trying them! Some pass...some don't!

Book Cover

Shoe peg corn casserole recipe! YUM
Share one of your family favorite recipes in the comment section! Maybe it will become one of my family favorites and make it in the next recipe book! :)
Have a wonderful week!