Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

I was thinking about what my goals are for 2011.  I read a really good post at my friend Parsley's blog.   http://www.seasonsofmymind.blogspot.com/

My word for 2011 is HOPE.

There is so much HOPE in me for 2011. 

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  Thanks for reading and following me this year.  You mean more to me than you know.  God Bless!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ok, here it is!

Everyone is asking me what a carpet bag is and what it looks like.  So here it is:



The flowers and leaves are all embroidery.  I just love it.  I think that my SIL got it for me at Coldwater Creek.  I think also that they call it an overnight bag.

Have you taken down your decorations yet?  We do it on New Year's Day.

Here is a recipe to use up some of the leftover ham.


1 cup mayonnaise
2 10 oz packs of frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained.
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (or cheese of your choice)
3 cups cooked and diced ham
2 cups rotini, cooked and drained
3/4 cup chopped yellow pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 cup croutons

Combine mayo, broccoli, 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, ham, rotini, peppers, and milk.

Put mixture into greased 9x13 baking dish

Top with remaining cheese and croutons

Bake at 350 for  30 minutes.

Serves 12

I like to make a nice crusty loaf of bread to go with this and a salad.  Nice and easy.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Can you believe it is over??

Isn't it funny how we stress and fuss, then quick as a flash Christmas is done?  Did you get what you wanted?  Did you remember the reason for the season?












I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  The Christmas Eve service at my church was really nice.  I love singing Silent Night with nothing but candles.  Makes me cry a bit though.  I still get a bit homesick. 

Have a great day and God Bless!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to all!



See everyone on Monday, Dec. 27th!!






Bri's first Gingerbread House.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday Tales



No pun intended!!  Lots of tails in this house now.  The puppies are really cute.  My daughter is completely in love with them.  The Brittany puppy that we found this spring thinks that she is their Mother.  LOL  She is always cleaning and checking on them.

Were are you in the Christmas list?  I have baking and wrapping yet to do.  It will be a late night marathon of wrapping.  I am going to bake a few kinds of cookies.  I want to take the Pastor and his wife a bag of Dunkin Donut coffee and a tray of cookies.  I think we are going to do chocolate chip, gingerbread, sugar, and snickerdoodle.  Snickerdoodle is my favorite.

Got tea as gifts.  That always makes me happy.  I got cranberry pomigrante, pumpkin spice, and winter chai.  Also Christmas in a cup and Cowboy something or other.  They smell wonderful.  So I am thinking about a nice cup of tea, a book, and my comfy chair.  After Bri goes to bed of course. 

Got my package out to my parents and one sister.  Mom and Dad were really happy with the crocheted projects that I made. 

Well, I need to get my butt in gear and get the day going.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas surprize

Guess what?  We have puppies.  SIL went to get a puppy and ended up with three.  Chloe, Gracie, and Scout.

Have a wonderful day.






Friday, December 17, 2010

There is still time

If you have some extra cards, please send some to:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Aveune, NW
Washington, DC  20307-5001

They would be very happy to hear from you.

God bless.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last night was the Christmas program at Awanas

She had to wear the new dress her Grammy sent her.  So she felt all snazzy.


This is her Sparky group. 

Bri has really enjoyed Awanas.  If you have kids, it is a wonderful program.  It is held at churches, so you can look around if your church doesn't offer it. 

Awanas is the reason that I found the church that we now attend.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mitz modeling Christmas sweaters

We were in the 30's this morning.  Poor Mitzi gets cold.  So here she is modeling Christmas sweaters.



Isn't this too funny?  She is so silly.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trip to Battleship Texas

We had beautiful weather to go to the Battleship Texas.  Very windy, but sunny and warm.



Bri had fun going up and down the ladders.  I don't enjoy heights or enclosed spaces, but it wasn't too bad.


We got to see Santa, have cookies and hot cocoa, make ornies, send Santa a message by Morse Code, and listen to a local High School's String section.





Have a wonderful afternoon.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Morning

Isn't this gorgeous?  It was a sample picture on my computer.  I love it.

We went to our first 4-H for homeschoolers.  They formed the group in September.  So it is a new group. 

Bri helped build a gingerbread house.  They had 15 minutes to put it together.  It was really funny.  One groups house fell in and they called it the Ike House. 

We are going on a food/nutrition trip to Outback Steakhouse next week.  Bri loves steak.

They had the Awanas store last night.  Bri had over 900 points to use.  So she got 10 items and she was very excited.  She got her Daddy a card game and she got me a bracelet, a watch, and a lotion/handsoap set.  She wanted to share the winnings with us.  She is a very caring and sharing kid.  The rest of the stuff is for her to play with.

Been chilly here.  It didn't get past 48 yesterday.  Cloudy and cool.  It was in the 30's last night.  I am glad to see the sun today.  Talked to my Mom and it was really cold and snowy.  I can't say that I miss that.  I like to watch it on TV now. 

Well, I have to get some school done today.  I let Bri play educational games on the computer and that was it yesterday.  Since we had 4-H and Awanas, I didn't feel like rushing it.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday






More pictures from the Downtown Houston Aquarium.  Have a blessed day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

We named our homeschool

I have been reading that a lot of families name their homeschool.  In Texas, I am considered a private school.  So we decided on our name, colors, and mascot.

Morganic Institute of Thinkology  (MIT)
The mascot is a squirrel
The colors are green and pink!!



Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday




Pictures from the Downtown Houston Aquarium.