Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Day

Miss Ellie Mae is eyeing up the turkey.
I cooked a 25lb turkey in a turkey roaster.
 It's so much easier using the roaster because it frees up the oven for the casseroles I make.
My hubby has the job of carving the turkey.
Some hungry guys are waiting for the yummy turkey.
Everyone pitches in and brings side dishes and dessert.
This turkey had huge legs.
Brandon's favorite part of the turkey is the legs.
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without my nieces and nephew making crafts.
Morgan read Thanksgiving books to Tyce.
From my family to yours:
Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Tree

This Thanksgiving I created a center piece that the whole family can enjoy.
The tree has 'Thankful' cards hanging from the branches.
Each family member will fill out a card sharing what they are thankful for.
The card isn't big enough to write everything I am thankful for.
Please know, dear blogger friends, I am thankful for you!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This is why I love hockey.

I love watching my son play hockey.

Especially when he does this…
and this...
and this….
 and this...
 and THIS!
 Brandon is a defenseman and he is really good at what he does.
This is why I love hockey!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Summer Trunks

I must explain before you see the photos below.
My son forgot his swimming trunks and borrowed a pair of his Uncles.
He normally doesn't look this nerdy.
However, his personality is accurately captured in each photo.


Friday, November 8, 2013


This time last week was my 45th birthday.  My son said with astonishment in his voice, "Mom, I thought you were 41."  Hey, I'll take any younger year as a compliment.  However, he ended his thought with "You will be over 50 when I graduate college."  Gee, thanks for reminding me!
There was a windstorm that knocked our canopy off the posts.  
Luckily my husband was able to put it back together.
Zachary had all four wisdom teeth removed.  He's been walking around in agony for the last two days. I feel for him. I had mine taken out when I was a senior in high school.  It's no walk in the park.
 My friend, Audrey made me two hats for my birthday.  
It was cold enough last night to wear one.
Corbie found a new place to sit on one of the kids chairs.
My princess has found her throne.
Have a wonderful Friday!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Celebrating me!

My birthday night was spent with my family and friends. 

 We went to a new restaurant/pub.  It was fun going to a new place because there isn't a variety of places around the area we live in.  I suppose some would say we live in the 'country', 'sticks', 'boone docks' or even 'backwoods'.   Our area is slowly bringing civilization to us. 
After dinner we went home to enjoy a hockey game and eat birthday cake.
The hockey game erupted into a huge fight, goalie against goalie. That may not mean much to some, but to this hockey gal - I was ecstatic! You don't get to see a hockey fight like that often and I got to see it on my birthday!
My BFF, Heather, made my birthday cake for me. It was so pretty! Purple too!

Almost too pretty to eat….. almost…. It was DELICIOUS!  

My husband gave me a lovely birthday bouquet.
 Zachary, my middle son, brought me home flowers during his work break.

My in-laws stopped by and brought me gourmet chocolate! YUM!
My sister gave me a gift certificate to a nail salon.
Brandon, my youngest sent me a text early in the morning.

I received a surprise package too!
A special friend, that I met through blogging, hand made two wool hats.
Many, many thanks to Audrey.
I had a wonderful birthday thanks to the wonderful family and friends who surround me!
I love each and everyone of you!!