Thursday, December 30, 2010


Here are a few items that we made for Christmas gifts. This was my Godmothers recipe for homemade fudge sauce.

We put these gift baskets together for family gifts for Christmas eve. They have the chocolate sauce, chili sauce and garlic salsa that Chris and I made.

These ones are for Chris's side of the family. Same thing in them but we added a bag of white trash.

This is what Mom, Tabatha, Jerzie, Payton and I have been working on for our Christmas craft.

We had so much fun making these.

I made these ornaments for everyone also. We put them in the baskets. I wish I would have made more. I only made one for myself. We made a few more items, but believe it or not, we forgot to take pictures before we wrapped them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our Trees This Year!

Tree #1 (our NASCAR tree) is up and decorated.

This is the first year we have used a white Christmas tree for our NASCAR tree. The ornaments show up so much better than they did on the green tree.

Tree #2 ~ Snowman Tree

Tree #3
I have had this tree since I was a little girl. While Mom and I were shopping we saw these ornaments and thought they would be perfect for the tree.

Tree #4 ~ the real tree

Tree #4 all lit up.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Photo Shoot!

Jerzie and Payton

I did this photo shoot of our nieces Jerzie and Payton a couple weekends ago. Mommy and I just let the girls play and be themselves. We had a good time taking the pictures and the girls seemed to have a fun time also.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner!

Notice the cute turkeys on our plates that Grandma, Jerzie and Payton made for all of us.

It was my Moms turn for Thanksgiving this year. We go to my Moms every other year and Chris's Mom and Dads every other year. Mom wouldn't let any of us bring anything for dinner. She worked all day on our meal. We had Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing and Gravy, Waldorf Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Apple Sauce and rolls. If you left the table hungry shame on you.

Payton couldn't wait to EAT!!

In between dinner and dessert, Payton and Mommy looked at black Friday ads.

Jerzie and Daddy on the computer. Daddy was letting Jerzie type the web site he wanted to go to.

And finally dessert. Mom made two different pies. Pumpkin Chiffon and Dutch Apple. It was very nice to for all of us to get together for a meal. Thanks for doing all of the cooking Mom. It was all delicious.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Tis The Season!

It is opening day of shotgun season here in western New York. Good luck to all of our hunting family and friends.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Week-End At Allegany!

On our first night at Allegany, hubby decided he wanted to get the truck closer to the fire pit so we didn't have to unload all the wood that we brought with us.

Not such a good idea........

The wheels are spinning, but he isn't going anywhere. He was backing up just fine, but he hit a muddy spot and started sliding down the hill sideways.

Yep, it sure was sinking. He worked on trying to get it out for a few hours with no luck. We drove to the lake to call my brother to bring a chain and a jack with him when he came out on Saturday.

It isn't looking good. Behind the truck is a 20+ foot drop off and on the side of him is another drop. The drivers side door won't open because it is against a stump.

Notice Hubby in the truck trying to drive it out after they jacked it up and put wood under it.

After sliding a little further down the hill, they hooked a chain to the back end and pulled it back up towards the cabin. Then they hooked the chain up to the front.

Don't hit the propane tanks PLEASE!!!!

Keep driving!

Yes! Two days later he is OUT!

"Uncle Chris you sure did make a mess" and "you were really noisy" is all that Jerzie kept saying to him.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Few Vacation Snapshots!

Thursday 10-14

Outside our room

AuSable River at Whiteface Ski Center

Friday 10-15

Rt. 86 ~ We were told that it was going to snow, but the locals said it wouldn't stick. Hmmm.....

Gazebo behind our hotel

Saturday 10-16

Mirror Lake ~ saw some Lake Trout that were spawning. Some of them were over 3 feet long.

A little bit of snow is still left.

Sunday 10-17

Road to Axton Landing

Sunset on Rt. 3

Monday 10-18

Buttermilk Falls

Bog River ~ slow shutter speed to show water flow

Tuesday 10-19

Pull-off on Rt. 73

Chapel Pond

We are having a great time.
Many more pictures to come when we get the time :)