Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Eve At Moms!

We have a full house every Christmas Eve at Mom's. This year there were 11 adults and 7 children.

Geoffrey and Timmy playing Christmas games on the computer.

Timmy, Jerzie and Becca. Timmy and Jerzie are playing with a DS. Becca is trying to teach Jerzie what to do.

Noah exploring.

Hannah and Jerzie. Jerzie is showing off her new PJ's from Grandma.

Daddy and Payton. Payton is showing off her new PJ's from Grandma.

Here are Payton and Mommy. Payton has on Daddy's Met's Santa hat.

It was a full house with lots of food and lots of laughter.

We are way behind on our pictures.
More Christmas photos to come.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Baking Is Done!!!

We just need to fill up some plates to pass out now.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Way Behind On Blogging!!

We don't seem to have a lot of time to sit down and write a blog this time of year. We have so many things going on. We got our tree on the 12th. Here it is with our topper and 700 lights.

All decorated. We did it a little different this year. We put mostly homemade ornaments on and ornaments that are really special to us.
All wrapped. Every person we buy for gets their own paper, so when we go to deliver our gifts, we know which ones go where.
Chris took his last final on the 15th. He is done with school now. He got his grades last night. He ended up with a 4.00 GPA !!! I am so proud of him.

We aren't sure when we will be posting again, but we will try so you can see our Christmas.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


After missing a decent buck during archery season and missing a huge buck the Saturday before last, I finally got a deer for this year. I will still be going out next weekend to see if I can fill my buck tag.

This is one of the biggest doe's I have gotten. We figured it at between 110 - 120 pounds. Not too many people I have talked to have gotten anything this year, and when we took this one to be processed, I was only the 200th deer for the season.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Since I have been off of work and couldn't go back until my fever broke I have been working on some Christmas crafts.

I saw these at A Fine House blog and thought they looked like fun to make.

HERE is the blog that gives great directions on how to make these.

Chris thought I was crazy to be making them, but I think they turned out really pretty.

The other craft I am working on I can't show you, but here is a little hint of what is going on.

Thank you for all your get well wishes. I went to the doctor yesterday and was told I could go back to work today. My doctor said I had no more fever or any signs of an infection so I can go back and hopefully by next week I will be back to normal, whatever normal is.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

No Visitors Please!

I have been sick since last Monday. As the days went by, I didn't seem to be getting any better. From the fever to the runny nose nothing seemed to let up. On Friday I called my Doctor. When I was telling the receptionist that I needed an appointment she asked what was wrong. I started to tell her my symptoms, and she said I will have a nurse call you and we will go from there. So I waited for the nurse to call. I started telling her what was going on and she just kept saying "oh boy." What does oh boy mean? It means leave it to me I got H1N1!!! Fantastic!!! I am so glad Chris and I talked and decided I should stay home for Thanksgiving this year. Between all the kids and health issues in the family we thought it would be best. I have been in the house since Sunday. I can't go back to work until my fever breaks and is gone for 24 hours. I'm working on some Christmas crafts that I can put down anytime and go rest.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Good Luck Hunters!

I hope this doesn't happen to our hunters today.
It is opening day of shotgun season in New York.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Something To Warm You!

1 cup of Hot Cocoa, 1 shot of butterscotch schnapps, top with whipped cream!

We are starting the count down to shotgun season in our house. Chris and my brother will be going out first thing Saturday morning. I never know when they will make their way home. We both have cell phones, so once in a while I check in on him and make sure he is doing OK. I try my hardest not to worry. After 15 years of Chris hunting, I have a peace about him being in the woods. Besides, I always know when something happens to him before he calls or comes home to tell me. It is freaky to a lot of people that I sense this, but I always know. Do you have a hunter in your home? Do you make something special for him/her when they get home from the woods?

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Sign of Fall!

While Chris and my brother were out in the woods yesterday morning trying to find the perfect spot for opening day of shot gun season which is next Saturday, I made a brown paper bag Dutch apple pie.

Yep, you bake the pie in a brown paper bag.
No, the paper bag doesn't catch on fire.
Mom has been making this recipe for a while. It is the best apple pie recipe and is very easy.

Click HERE to get Mom's recipe. You will be happy you did.

Monday, November 09, 2009


Click on picture to enlarge!

Mom and I went to Hamburg yesterday to the Christmas In The Country craft show. There are 5 buildings with food and crafts in them. We go every year and always have a great time. We both bought some Christmas gifts. It is always nice to get some of them out of the way early. We had such a nice day weather wise also. Most years it is either raining, snowing or very cold. It was a lot busier than we have ever seen it. It took us about 3 hours to see everything and to have lunch. Then we went to Tuesday Morning, Marshalls, Kohls, Target, Joann's and AC Moore.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Shroom Pics!

These pictures were taken in Allegany while we were on our family weekend. We are very behind on pictures. We don't want you to miss our fall pictures, so we will be posting older photos because of the photo program problem that is now fixed. Thank you for all of your ideas and comments.

What A Morning!

When I drove down our street after work on Tuesday all the leaves on one side of the road were picked up, on our side they were all put into the road.

That is one of my biggest pet peeves. We live on a narrow brick street and it doesn't leave much room for cars to get through. Besides that, the street gets very slippery.

I have been having Wednesdays off, but my manager asked if I would work today because one of the department managers is on vacation and he needed my help covering her department. Wednesday mornings are busy in our neighborhood because of garbage pick up. They are usually on our street at 5:30 or 6:00 AM.

Today they did the normal pick up. Then at 6:30 AM I heard a lot of noise and couldn't figure out what it was. Well the city sent up the "sidewalk plow" to get the leaves ready Beep-Beep!!! This is what our road looked like before I left for work. I'm not sure when the recycling truck came by.

I was glad I couldn't sleep in because I never would have. After getting ready for work, I put one foot out our back door on to our deck not thinking anything of it because Chris had been out to start the vehicles. Well, that one step is all I took. (I stepped on a spot of ice) I went down and down HARD! I hit my arm and back on the step. I didn't dare move, I wasn't sure if I broke anything. Chris helped me up after I made sure I didn't break anything. I drove myself to work. I was in some pain. By 3:30 (only a half hour early) I was punching out and coming home. I couldn't take any more. My arm has a nice bruise on it along with the one on my back. Thank goodness I didn't break anything, but I am quite achy.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Yesterday Morning!

I went outside and took some pictures of the frost before I left for work yesterday morning. Our neighbors are used to seeing me out and about with my camera. One neighbor just waved and said morning.

We only got a few buds on our Mums this year.

This is a picture of our bushes.

I forgot to bring this dragonfly in with the other lawn art items that I brought inside this past weekend.

I thought this was pretty neat with the green and the leaves.