Friday, November 28, 2008

We desecrated his deer! :)

Andrew doesn't like us to put anything on his animal heads but Katie decided to decorate the buck this year. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Time to decorate!!

The kids and I were bored Saturday and it just seemed like the thing to do, so we decorated for Christmas. I say it was the thing to do because we are leaving in mid December to go to visit my brother and sister and their families in Mexico. We normally wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate.

I am going to buy snow to make my Department 56 village look a little more festive.

We are also going to buy a few more sets of lights to hang around our banisters. Well, Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Halibut Chowder and Honey Oat pan rolls

I made some halibut chowder the other day... it was yummy... just what you need to warm you up on a cold day. I also made my favorite dinner rolls... they have oats in them. I use left over grilled halibut, if I have grilled salmon I put that in also. The grill gives the fish a great smoky taste and that helps flavor the chowder.
OK, I'm not sure this will be funny when written down, it might get "lost in translation", but another funny that Taylor said the other day..... he and Tyler and fussing at each other about something and came running to Andrew to fix the problem. Taylor is talking the loudest so that Tyler can't tell his side of the story, he's saying, "Tyler did yada yada yada.." and Andrew stops him in his tracks, "tell me this without using his name", trying to keep him from blaming Tyler. So Taylor says, "He yada yada yada", which made us all die laughing, cuz he didn't say Tyler's name but he was still needing to blame him for whatever it was. Oh, so funny!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Katie drew the picture on the left, Taylor the one on the right. Only we had to cover up some of Taylors, cuz he got a little carried away and was showing a little too much "skin". :) He was copying off of Katie's picture. We thought that was so funny!
Now THAT is a banana split. Andrew came home this past weekend and was "hankerin'" after a banana split so I made him one. I thought I was going to be able to help him eat a couple of bites but by the time I finished making it I didn't think I could eat any without it making me sick so....
He ate the WHOLE thing... yes he did. ( Yes we can!! - that's for you babe!! hahahaha) For you who might not be able to figure out that inside joke... Obama said "Yes we can" about 17 times in his acceptance speech... and I haven't even hardly been able to talk to my husband since he got elected, because he has NOT been a happy man!! :)
It took me about four tries to get this picture of Taylor working so hard with his tongue sticking out, carving his pumpkin. He was very serious about it!!

I remember blogging last year about the kids carving pumpkins... where has the time gone??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

She's back!!! :)

Well, she's back to being "ours"..... it's your loss, America..."our" loss.... but she is destined for greater things. I know this!!!