Friday, November 28, 2008

b-day boy

So today was Tom's big 42nd birthday! No parade or anything. The dog ran away if that means anything. He eventually came home. Anyway, here's the big cake.......chocolate on chocolate of course make a wish.......

After Thanksgiving activities

So did you all go shopping today? No way was I going out at 4 in the morning to shop. Tom and the kids did do the annual trip to Able Hardware this morning around 6am for the free coffee and donuts! I am being totally serious, he goes every year!
As for me, last night I boiled up the turkey carcass and had enough broth to put up 4 quarts and make turkey rice and vegetable soup this afternoon......yum. I have been on this soup kick lately. About a week ago I made beef barley soup. It's in the freezer. And chili, which I canned. Great for lunches and those cold nights when you really don't want to cook. Make a couple of grilled cheese and have some soup! Perfect.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So here's thanksgiving dinner before............And here's after...........Everyone enjoyed a nice meal....(I think) Snickers even got some dark meat, and a bone.HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!

Family fun

Thanksgiving came early for my side of the family. Although we didn't make turkey we did have some good food and fellowship as Tom would say. All the guys lined up on the sofa to watch the Penn State game.......
We played bingo and everyone got a prize , then it was on to other board games........Tom's helping out Billy, he's not trying to win......
More football........
Looks like Tom is palying again........this time he's getting down to DJ's level and playing with the Thomas trains.......
Almost time to go. Lisa and Madisyn put on big smiles......

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving quote

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart~J.A. Shedd

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A little thanksgiving humor..........

Saturday, November 15, 2008

those fall days

We don't have any trees in our yard yet every year we have a ton of leaves to clean up! Our neighbor has a big maple tree so he graciously "donates" his leaves to our yard. Anyway, with the time change it gets dark so early now, but Tom decided to rake leaves anyway. And the kids........they decided to uh "help"


So I got another recipe for cookies that I tried. Simple really, just sugar cookies but the dough is dyed and put together to look like candy corn........cute huh?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Thought that I would add one of Cody's (and mine) favorite comic strips. This is so true if you have boys!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Free Clipart

Yesterday was Cody's 14th birthday! I don't have pictures of cake and stuff because we were at Len's for cake but we went out to dinner yesterday evening and then he went and picked out the gift that he's been dying to get........A BMX bike with pegs. I'll post pictures when I take some.


II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land".
Hope that you all prayerfully went to the polls today..........God bless America

Monday, November 3, 2008

speed racer

Sunday night was the AWANA Grand Prix at church. Jordan and Tom built his car. It is only allowed to weigh 5 oz. When we got there it only weighed 4 so here's Jordan adding more weight to his car before he checked it in.....

Then they took it in to registration where once the cars were on the table they could not be altered in any way...

His is the black one in the middle. Then it was time to race. You'll see Jordan putting his car on the yellow track. He's number 8

He was in 4 races and won one. So he got to go on to a semi final race. But in the end he lost, but had a great time trying. Now the car is a great toy to shoot around the house and scare the dog with!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

knock out

PUT EM UP!!!!!!!!!!Watch out for this tough guy..........look at those six pack abs! How'd you get that shiner (wasn't Cody honest)Here's Jordan with his treasure for the night. Cody was in charge of handing out candy (all six pieces of it since that's all the trick or treaters we got) He stood by the window all night with great anticipation waiting for the knock on the door. It was pretty funny. Hope everyone had a great halloween. Time to decorate for thanksgiving!