Thursday, November 30, 2006

You saw what ?!?

There is an animal rescue farm on the way to where the guys hunt, and every day they came home they would say "guess what we saw today"? Well this all started a couple years ago. Chris and my brother swore they saw the biggest pot belly pig. Chris drove me past there a couple of times and the pig was never out. So...
We keep saying that the guys are getting up too early and they are seeing things.

On Sunday, Chris said lets go for a ride I have some thing to show you.

These are the animals we saw . Of coarse they saw all different animals earlier when they went hunting. Such as the biggest Turkey they have ever seen. It was at least 40lbs. Only those two have seen it.

The only question Chris had was "Do you believe us now?"

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gag Gifts!!

These are a couple of gag gifts that Chris and I have gotten over the years.
The attached bag has chocolate covered raisins in it.

Don't M&M's make everybody nicer??

It is a good time of the year for this one!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saturday Night!

We went to Mom and Dads for Dads birthday and to celebrate his retirement.
Last time we were at Mom and Dads, Alexis wanted her hair trimmed but no one had scissors we could use. I brought mine with me. She is four and really hasn't had a hair cut. (just bangs)

So we went into the bathroom and trimmed her hair. She was so excited.

I hope her daddy likes it!! I really didn't take that much off. I just evened it out!!

Then we had play time with Uncle Chris.
Boy does she LOVE her Uncle Chris!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006


While sitting at the computer, the room got a pink cast in it. When I looked out the window this is what I saw.

This picture was taken out of a second floor window. There are houses so I really had to zoom in on it.

A final burst of light and color.
A diminishing glow on the horizon.
Encroaching darkness.
Sunset signifies both a beginning and an end.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

No Luck Yet!

The guys have been out hunting for the last four days. No one has gotten a deer. I don't know for sure, but I think they might be doing something wrong.

I don't think he is looking in the right spot!!

I know you get up really early, but give me a break!!!!

They all have the "you should have seen the one that I missed" stories.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Remembering Grandpa

Today would have been Grandpas birthday. This is a picture Chris took in 11th grade photography class. (back in 1986 or 87)

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Stocking Swap!

I received my stocking from Connie
Scroll down and see all the fun gifts I got.

Thank You Connie. I love them all! I am working on one more item for your stocking. I should be able to finish it this weekend and mail yours out at the beginning of the week.
Happy Birthday Dad W.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

The turkey is done.

The table is set.
We had dinner at moms this year. We go to moms once every three years. Everyone gets a turn at Thanksgiving and Easter. This year was moms turn.

Daddy is giving Baby J. the juice from a black olive. She also tried a little bit of cranberry sauce. She seemed to like both of them.

Baby J. really didn't feel so well today. She has caught Mommy's cold.
Poor Baby!

We went to Chris's parents for dessert and to visit. Alexis loves to pose every time you pull the camera out.
We hope you had a nice day with your friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Easy Snack!!

My mother ~ in ~ law made these last year as an appetizer for Christmas dinner.
Chris loves them and they don't take much time.
First you take large "Grand" biscuits (the ones that have layers) and pull the layers apart. You get 3 tarts out of one biscuit. Put them in a greased mini muffin tin.

Then mix 1 can of chopped Artichoke hearts, 1 cup of mayo,
1 cup of Parmesano Regiano, 1 clove of garlic, and pepper.

Place the mixture into the tarts. You are ready for the oven. Bake these at
375 for 10-15 min. until brown.

Now you are ready to serve.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pea's Meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? I love my moms homemade egg nog. When we were kids and we got sick mom would make it for us. YUM~O

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Wraps them...He even wraps what he puts in our stockings :D

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White lights on one tree but some of them dance. On our Scooby Doo tree they are colored. Yes we have two trees!! White lights outside.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yes! Chris has the mistletoe his grandmother used to hang in her house every year.

5. When do you put up your decorations? I try to get them up by the first weekend in December.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? We always have so much food it's crazy, but I love mom's homemade mac and cheese. That is the only thing our parents could get us to eat on Christmas eve and mom still makes it.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? The year all five of us grand kids got watches from grandma and we would run into the room and say my watch says.... We always had a very special Christmas.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember!!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, But only the gifts we get from my aunt and uncle and my cousins. Not from each other or my mom.

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree? My mom buys us an ornament every year. Chris's mom and dad buy us one most years. In the past my grandma made us an ornament every year. Chris and I give each other an ornament every year.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread? Love it...But why can't the streets stay clear? Can't we warm them or something?

12. Can you ice skate? No, Never have tried

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I would have to say it is the Christmas eve I got engaged!!

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with family!!!

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Monkey Bread! and all the Cookies!!

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition? We all get into one car and drive around and look at Christmas lights. We have to have an eggnog milkshake from McDonald's and candy canes. Don't forget The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas CD has to be playing.

17. What tops your tree? An angel...Grandma made her. She is made out of beads. She was made with lots of LOVE!!

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving....I love to watch people open my gifts. Especially the homemade ones.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Silent Night. I have a lot of songs that make me laugh. My husband and brother love to make up new words to songs. Try to stand in church and sing a Christmas song without thinking of the words they have changed. It doesn't work!!:D

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy? Yummy...We always have to try the new flavors!

I got this Meme form one of my blogging friends.
Click here to check out her blog.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Christmas Shopping

On Saturday while the guys were out in the woods hunting, I decided to go do a little Christmas shopping. I thought that maybe I could find some gifts or at least a few stocking stuffers. I went to a few local, family owned gift shops.

The first one I stopped at was The Viking Trader. It has been in business for over 30 years. They feature Scandinavian (especially Swedish) imports, and have 5 large rooms of other gifts, cards and clothes. They have gardening items, jewelry, mugs, wall hangings, frames, stoneware pottery, toys, plus a Christmas room and a card room.

This one is The Bemus Point Pottery Shop. They feature handcrafted pottery, and have classes available if you are interested.

Then I went to Petals & Twigs

My last stop was The White Picket Fence. They have a variety of gift items from home, kitchen and personal accessories to cards and party supplies, artwork, pottery, gardening gifts, jewelry, purses, baby gifts, books, and toys.

I bought a few things, but can't tell you about them since they are gifts.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Busy Weekend!

Well, our hunters haven't had the best of luck yet this year. The weather has been good for them, although they like a little snow on the ground. They went out yesterday at 5:00AM and got home at 3:00PM. Then they went back out this morning at the same time and got home about 12:30PM. Just in time to watch football and the last Nascar race of the season. My husbands favorite driver won the championship.

We had company last night. Baby J. came to visit. Mommy and Daddy went out to dinner and to a movie. We gave them a gift certificate for their anniversary and they got a chance to use it last night.

There is nothing like a happy baby. She did pretty good last night, but don't try to put her to sleep. She doesn't like that at all. She made us laugh so hard last night with all the new noises she is making.

Don't grow too fast Baby J!!!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Opening Day!

Click on picture to enlarge.


Nothing in Nature is Unbeautiful.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Second Half !

Here is the last part of the scrapbook I made for my husband. When I made the album I bought 12x12 paper so I could make matching pages.

This is the weather he really hunts in most of the time. The tag says "Trail Blazer". It is a double tag it has white malberry paper under the green paper.

The Hunter is a paper piecing I made.

Buck Doe is a family joke :)

This tag has the definition of hunting.

The line in the middle has leaf bottoms and says
"Hunt to live... Live to Hunt"

I got this buck from one of his computer game boxes.

The saying says "Hunters will do anything for a Buck"

This is a scan of Chris's Grandfathers compass. He can't use it any more because the water evaporated out of it, but it means so much to him.

Also a scan of the compass.

The tag says "Hunting"

We go spotting a lot this time of year.
I hope you enjoyed Chris's album. Opening day of shot gun season starts on Saturday in our area. The men in our family are getting very excited!