Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have much to be thankful for this year! Paul's mom came to visit and we celebrated Thanksgiving at our house with all of our favorites: turkey, Williamsburg sweet potatoes, Aunt Wilda's rolls, mom's Mexican cornbread crack mix, cranberry apple pie and dairy free pumpkin pie (tastes the same as regular!).

For as quickly as we devoured our dinner, it sure took a long time to clean up!

As I reflect upon 2008, I have a lot to be thankful for and realize how lucky we are and how we are continually blessed by friends and family. Where I fall short is figuring out how to teach my children (specifically Maddie) how to be thankful...any ideas?

Paul and I celebrated the 9th anniversary of our first date on Black Friday by our traditional visit to the Children's Museum...with children. Finn was the brave one willing to have his picture taken with Santa...

Thursday, November 27, 2008


tv shows i love to watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Brothers and Sisters
3. House
4. The Office

4 of my favorite restaurants:
1. Mama Corolla's
2. Cafe Patachou
4. The New Orlean's House (no longer established)

4 things that happened today:
1. Broke my favorite Pampered Chef stone
2. Finally put some laundry away
3. ditched all of the old food growing in the refrigerator
4. Spent $12 at CVS and got $92 in product and $17 in ECB's to spend next time

4 things i'm looking forward to:
1. going to Fogo with Doug and Carol
2. Holiday Craft show season to be over
3. Sawyer finishing up her potty training

4 things on my "wish"/hope list:
1. that Maddie's attitude issues are related to food
2. that my kids will know and love Jesus and want to share that love with others
3. that i could get on the ball when it comes to keeping my house organized and clean 4. that God will continue to provide what we need exactly when we need it.

4 people i'm tagging: 1. emily 2. abbey 3. jodie 4. misty

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I Scream, You Scream, Hooray for Dairy Free Ice Cream...and it tastes good!

We have finally found a decent ice cream for Finn and Maddie that is dairy free AND tastes good! It's made by Turtle Mountain using coconut milk as a dairy substitute...YUM! Finn even went so far as being willing to share...