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Monday, November 30, 2009

Sick. not good. ill. feeling life is on hold

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Life with a view is temporarily view-less as of a problem with my camera downloading ALL pictures as opposed to those that are newly taken. I am waiting for our family's computer expert to come down & make all things well again!!
Sooo, what have I been up to?? Yesterday was my ladies Bible Study, which I absolutely love & profit from so much!! Do you have something in your life that just makes you purely happy when you get there? That's how I feel about this group of women I get to be part of!!
All the usual exciting things... you know, laundry,cooking some really good dinners & soups... This morning I have already pulled two delectible smelling recipes from the oven. Streusel topped Pumpkin loaves that I made in mini loaf pans & a Pumpkin scone. These I will probably pop in the freezer for upcoming company.
I was blessed to go shopping with a couple of my favorite girlfriends on Tuesday. We went to the Christian bookstore, where I would just like to set up camp & stay there for a week...or month...or possibly, permanent resident. This is another purely feel happy place! I did pick up a few Christmas presents. I actually shopped for others first & found just two books for self. Make that just bought two books for moi'! After a bite for lunch, we headed over to "The Christmas Tree Shop", always a fun place to peruse. Of course, I found a few things for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I came home pretty wiped out, but I had had a genius moment & had made a slo-cooker meal of corned beef with cabbage,potatoes & carrots to come home to. Lovely. Saved the day for me.
Monday is always one of my favorite days. Some people find that strange,but I love to dig into a fresh, new week & gear up for the days ahead. I made Italian Wedding soup, which involves making tiny little meatballs first. It has orzo & spinach in a chicken broth that was/is just wonderful!!
Hope you are finding some pumpkin-y, thanksgiving-y, purely happy things going on in your week. Blessings to all!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Little Cousins!

This is an accurate portrayal of most of our visit there... Ariana had a hard time sharing with the boys and sorta fell apart any time they came near her... But there were moments where they did get along together...but I am happy to report that since then Ariana has been getting wonderfully with little kids! Thanks boys for her initiation into playing with others!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Pictures of Ariana in North Dakota

One of the days Ariana and I were at Ashely's we took the kids down to the park to play and to get one year pictures of the twins. These are a few I snapped of Ariana while we were there. I have a bunch more pictures from our trip which I am hoping to get up here in the near future- so keep checking back! All our love, S & A

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sometimes, a dog can bite you....other times you can bite the dog.
This, along with Mr. Elephant, are Ariana's favorite "pets". Her doggy's name is "Reff". Not to be confused with "Ruff". "Ruff" is the sound ''Reff" makes. We take "Reff" for LOTS of walks.

"Reff" makes lil' Miss A very happy!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Today, I actually exercised!!! I felt so much better about all the baking I've been doing!! Today's yum list included banana nut muffins with mini chocolate chips & 2 mini Texas sheet cakes....both are excellent. I keep going through my cooking mags & books..making lists,marking recipes...& cooking & baking. Thinking on Thanksgiving already... how does a butter pecan pumpkin pie sound??