Sunday, December 30, 2007
This is my FAVORITE show ever. I can not wait until it premieres again. I get so excited. My sister and I call each other again and again. "Are you ready?" That's all we have to say. We know what we are talking about. If you are a true lost fan, you don't need my encouragement. This show beats all.
If you want to see the extended preview for the new season, check it out here.
I also have a link to the best LOST blog ever. This lady dissects each episode, tells you cool things you hadn't thought of, and gives you the best "hey, remember that picture on that desk, well that's a photo of Jack when he was with his dad and he was wearing that watch......" in-depth information. Here is her blog. Bookmark it.
Don't call me Thursday night, January 31st at 8pm Pacific time. I'll be busy.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
These are some of the bracelets I made. I did one for each of my sisters, my mom, some of my long-distance friends, and my co-workers.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Some yummy cookies from the best food blog that I've mentioned in the post about the cupcakes, as well as our tradition of having hot chocolate on Christmas eve.
Kolby's favorite gift was this remote control car.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
2 cups sugar
1 ½ cup flour
1 1/3 cup pumpkin
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ginger
2 Tbsp cinnamon
Beat eggs. Add sugar. Add remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Bake on large cookie sheet with parchment paper at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, sprinkle dishcloth with powdered sugar, place dishcloth on cake and roll like a cinnamon roll. Place in fridge to cool. Best if made the night before.
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla
¾ cup nuts
Beat together sugar, butter, and cream cheese. Unroll cake and remove dishcloth. Spread ½ frosting and ½ nuts inside; roll up again. Spread top with frosting and sprinkle with nuts.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Ok, now for the letter. It was written to the rhythm of 'Twas the night before Christmas.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So before I made some more bags for me, I made a few to give away. I made some bath salts for the girls I work with. I put the bath salts in a clear plastic gift bag, twist-tied it shut, then put a bracelet that I made around the top.
Then I used some Toile to tie it closed. Rather pretty, I think!I made these gift bags for our family in all sizes. Small enough to hold a little figurine, to big enough to hold a computer monitor. They work for all of our Christmas presents every year. I simply tie them closed with a ribbon and we are all set. I don't have kids that peek at presents, so this works well for us.
Monday, December 17, 2007
The top present won't fit in the box, so I'm hoping they have a larger size at the Post Office. The letters on top are my christmas letters. I've got 70 of those babies stamped, addressed, and licked closed. (just kidding. I dipped my finger in a bowl of water and swiped the envelope closed. Who licks envelopes anymore? gross) I need to quit finding friends. I've got too many to send out every year!
When I got the boxes at the post office, the line was huge. So I'm hoping it's not so dramatic when I go in there. Although, I will have four restless kids waiting in line with me. Joy. Hopefully all goes well.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
We are back! This is George giving you a big hug. She gives the best hugs. Anyway, we had a great time. We rode all the rides and had lots of favorites. The boys loved the Buzz Lightyear ride. They were riding with me and Heath had the girls, so we didn't get a picture of them on the ride, but here is Heath and the girls.
When we were in Mickey's Toon Town, we were getting ready to take a picture in the Jail and Goofy walked up and joined our picture. Fun! The annoying part was that I couldn't get the boy on the left to get out of our family picture. His parents were listening to us...he wasn't listening to us...so we have a family picture with Goofy, as well as stranger boy.
We went down with some of our friends. Here is everyone (except me) in front of the Haunted Mansion.
Anyone who knows me knows I have a little crush on Tom Hanks. Heath is jealous. But back to the vacation...we are home. We had a great time. Nobody got lost, thanks to the ID tags. I must say, we got compliments right and left about the ID tags. Everywhere we went, every line we stood in, and everyone we talked to. Even some of the characters liked our ID tags. The chipmunks and Goofy especially liked them.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
On the front, a current picture, and it says If I am lost, turn over for information. Then on the reverse side, is their name as well as Please call my mom or dad and then listed is our names and cell phone numbers.
Hopefully we won't be needing them, but just in case, they will be hanging around their neck. So until we get back, have a good week and leave me lots of comments!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
She was so excited. When she got home, I asked her how her day went, and she yelled "Great! It was awesome! We saw ballerinas and everything!" She then spent the next little bit drawing pictures. Later, when I was cleaning the house, I found her drawings. Here are a few:
Oh, I almost forgot! Our classic Family Birthday Picture. (don't judge! It was a long day for me!)
Friday, December 7, 2007
I've never liked eating cereal. I'm lactose intolerant, so I don't drink milk. Unless I cook a big ranch-style breakfast with hash browns (my favorite), I really don't like breakfast foods. So, I eat leftovers for breakfast (today was alfredo) and I am happy doing that. I never could understand the appeal of soggy smelly cereal. Yuck.
I have to use an eyebrow pencil on my eyebrows due to some overzealous plucking when I was 20.
I've had very poor eyesight since I was 11. This summer, I got Lasik. It is so HEAVENLY to wake up in the morning and be able to see!
I am in a jewelry frame of mind. I can't get enough! It really makes an outfit!
I cannot stand to wear shoes. I wear them because I have too, but as soon as I'm indoors, I can't get them off fast enough.
I told my husband when we were getting engaged, that I only wanted a band for my wedding ring. He didn't listen to me.
I once dated a college professor when I was in college. (He wasn't MY professor) ((ok, he was a professor in training...sort of like an intern)) (Ok, so we only had a few dates. No biggie)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
True story: When we got the lamp, and pulled "her" out of the packaging, we set her on the table. Instantly my son runs his hands up the nylon leg and says "Mom, is this going in MY room?" He was not even 4 years old, and he said that. So funny. I slapped his hand and said "No!"
So here she sits, next to the computer. We use to keep her next to a window, so she can shine her light for everyone to see, but there isn't an appropriate window do display her glory in our new house. When people come over, they usually reply to my husband: "I can't believe your wife lets you have that lamp!" Then I reply, much to their astonishment: "Oh, it's MY lamp! Not his!" It's my major award! I have to say, it really gets the best reaction when the missionaries come over!
Friday, November 30, 2007
I am so proud of myself! I flew through all the meals I had planned, and then made some I hadn't planned for, and then searched for more... I filled my freezer. I made 18 meals, and finished at 1:30pm. I worked 3.5 hours. Just call me Speedy Gonzales.
Here is what I made:
Cream Cheese Chicken
Hawaiian Meatballs (2 meals)
Apricot Meatballs (2 meals)
Chicken Tetrizini (2 meals)
Potato Casserole (2 meals)
Yogurt Parmesean Chicken
Broccoli Ham Casserole
Honey Lime Chicken
What sounds good to you? I'll post a recipe.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
You can buy a big package of this Spanish Moss at Michael's Craft for about two dollars, and you can buy the eggs there too. They are found in the same aisle. Break off a good handful of the straw, form it into a nest with your hands by cupping around it and indenting the middle with your thumbs. Use some hot glue to glue about three little eggs to the nest. Then print off the saying, tear the edges and either ink them or burn them. Put it in a clear gift bag (also found at Michael's) and tie with a ribbon. They make great gifts. It will probably cost you under a dollar when you figure out the total cost. Very cool.
Here is what the paper says:
An Old Christmas Legend
Long ago, great happiness and good fortune came to those who chose a
Christmas tree with a bird's nest in it's branches.
Here is a little nest for your Christmas tree. May the legend come true for you.
Give it to your friends and tell them to set the nest amongst the branches of their Christmas tree. It was tradition for my mom to have her nest be the first decoration for the tree. Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So I guess I was born in the time of the pilgrims.
But that's not so bad. A few weeks before, Kamy asked me how old Grandma Weber was and what year she was born. When I told her, she said "Oh. Was that when Jesus was born?" (sorry mom)
Monday, November 26, 2007
Microwave two bags of popcorn. Removed un-popped seeds. Pour into a grocery-size brown paper bag. Add 1-2 cups nuts (optional).
Pour into paper bag all over popcorn. Roll top down and shake shake shake to combine. Pour into a big bowl and make yourself sick eating it because it's so good.