Saturday, January 16, 2010


We decided to clean out our spare bedroom today. It seems to be a catch all room as of late. We had enough. We threw out 4 garbage bags of stuff that we kept for no apparent reason. We also have a huge box full of cardboard. Thankfully cardboard can go out this week with our garbage. We also have one garbage bag full of clothes that we will be giving to a needy family that always appreciates our help. We filled up 2 boxes with stuff for our next garage sale. (not sure when that will be) The bad part is that we only made it through 3/4 of the room so far. We could have used help from TLC's Clean Sweep. Maybe not, my husband has a fit when they talk people into giving up things that have sentimental value. (Yes like our foot stool!!!)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Girls Day!

Jerzie working on her own crafts.
(adding glitter to a foam ball)

We had a girls craft day before Christmas, but didn't want to show the pictures of the crafts because we were giving them as gifts.

Mom is sewing and Tabatha is cutting circles out of a linen tablecloth, a terrycloth bath towel and muslin.

Tabatha decided to take a turn sewing.

Payton doing what she does best. Giggling and eating.

Even though there isn't a picture of me, I stuffed most of the circles.

We used peppercorns for eyes on the snowmen, a rusty snowflake (hard to find), stick on felt for the noses and miscellaneous items for decoration. I found the pattern HERE for free.

The 5 of us had a fun day together.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Reservations Are Made!

Hubby made our reservations today for our annual camping trip to Allegany State Park for Columbus Day Weekend! 2 cabins 5 adults and 2 children. We always have a great time.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Year's Eve!

Mom, Kim, Tabatha, Jerzie and Payton came for dinner on New Year's Eve. I forgot to take pictures of the main course. Here are pictures of the appetizers.

We had a Cheese Tray, Shrimp Dip and Shrimp Cocktail for appetizers. For dinner we had a salad, baked potato's, steaks (on the grill) and Shrimp Scampi.

Daddy bought some New Year's horns for Jerzie. She had fun blowing it through the house.

Just love that smile on Payton's face.

Daddy wearing one of the hats he bought and blowing one of the horns. (he hadn't even had a drink yet!)

Payton thought daddy's hat was pretty funny.

Jerzie is watching and listening to Uncle Chris's Mickey Mouse clock shop and enjoying a cookie.

The guys were drinking special milkshakes. (Pink Squirrels) Jerzie said she would like one, so I made her strawberry milk and put it in a plastic champagne glass. She sure was happy!!

Mommy, Payton and Jerzie trying to play Wii bowling. Jerzie was doing pretty good. We even had Mom bowling for a bit before she took the girls home with her.

Chris, Kim and Tabatha playing Mario Cart against each other. This was funny to watch. We all had a great evening full belly's and all. Why don't we do this more often?

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Christmas Afternoon!

We spent Christmas afternoon at Mom and Dad's.

Here is Alexis opening some of her gifts before everyone got there.

When she comes to our house, she always seems to play with the Mr. Potato Head we have here, so one of her gifts was a 40 piece set.

She finished opening her gifts and had someone unpack it for her.

Even Nate enjoyed playing with it.

Steph and Nate chillin' and watching everyone open their gifts. We enjoyed the day. It was filled with good food, good company and lots of laughs. (sorry Terry)

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christmas Morning!

Uncle Chris hadn't even finished unloading the car and Payton was ready to open.

Mommy reading a personalized book from Grandma to Payton. We love the look on Payton's face.

Daddy reading Jerzie's personalized book to her.

Jerzie is pouring some tea for all of us.

Payton playing with Mommy.

Jerzie waiting to open her presents from Grandma and us.

Payton and her mountain of presents.

We all got spoiled at Grandma's house.

Come back tomorrow to see Christmas afternoon.