Monday, November 23, 2009


This afternoon my son, Keegan and I made some yummy smelling playdoh using a recipe I found on the Clearly iStamp blog. To save you an extra step I'm including directions in this posting!

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 envelope kool-aid
1 cup water
1 tsp veg. oil

Place all the ingredients into a medium size saucepan and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the dough starts forming a stiff ball in the center of the pan. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for about a minute. I let each dough ball cool on the floured area and then put them in a quart size freezer bag so that it wouldn't dry out. The kool-aid not only colors the dough but it gives it a yummy smell as well!

FYI I used a lemonade flavor for yellow but when it got mixed in with the other ingredients it didn't have any color so I put several drops of yellow food coloring in it. The other kool-aid flavors did awesome!

Keegan is soooo excited about the playdoh, he even asked if we could "take them places". I asked what he meant and he asked if we could take them to friends' or family members houses! LOL

Monday, November 9, 2009


So this past weekend my hubby's best friend tied the knot! :) The wedding was wonderful of course! I just LOVE weddings! The love that's in the air, everyone is happy at's awesome! I haven't been to many weddings but I just love watching the way the bride & groom look at each other with such love and adoration and you just know they have hopes & dreams of the fairytale life together! I wish that all couples could keep that feeling through all parts of their lives together! If not keep it, at least be able to look back and remember what it felt like to be so in love with this other person that you just knew they were your perfect match and that you could conquer the world together! In a time where marriages are breaking up left and right and people are even feeling like marriage is an old tradition not suitable or needed this day and age, it's soooooo amazing to be a part of someone's special day, to watch two people make a vow to stick it out and to stay by each others side...have I mentioned I love weddings?! LOL It was a great weekend! Congrats to Anthony & Amy! May the Lord bless you with a very long and very happy marriage!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Pictures

So we haven't had family pictures done since our son was around 2 years old. Mind you, he's turning 7 on Saturday so yeah, we were way past due for some updated shots! Now, I don't pay for professional pictures because I much rather prefer to take the kids to somewhere nice and do the pictures the way I want them done but you can't exactly take a whole family shot when you're behind the camera! My dear, sweet friend Julia got a new fancy shmancy camera (oh yes, I'm jealous as all get out LOL) and I've always drooled over her photography skills so I jumped at the chance to have her take pictures of our family! I LOVE the end results! She spent like 2 hours with us (not exact sure of the time...sorry) and we walked all around this park taking pictures as we went along! Here are just a few of my favorites! Keep in mind that she took 245 pictures!!! :) Love you Julia!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Well, Blogger was giving me issues for a few days so I didn't get to post my weigh-in results this last week. I lost 1.8lbs this week! WOO Hoo Now for the clincher...pretty sure I've gained that all back and then some! LOL Dang Halloween candy! I HATE Halloween but my Hubby, being the head of our house says that he doesn't have a problem with it and wants our kids to celebrate it. Our compromise is that I won't decorate the house/yard with Halloween theme (I do fall stuff) and our kids are not allowed to dress up as anything evil or scary. I view it as a night for the kids to dress up and get some free candy and I make sure to teach them why I don't like Halloween but that I respect daddy & his opinions because he's the boss! :) Since I homeschool I chose to focus a few days on the history of Halloween so Keegan (son) was able to learn that Halloween got started as a celebration for a "god" of death. I talked to him about how we know there is only one true and real God and that these people were wrong/confused/misled into believing in fake gods. We learned about why people dress in scary costumes, why they made scary jack-o-lanterns and all that stuff. He still of course wanted to dress up and get candy but he is aware that Halloween as a holiday is evil.

Well, this mommy is super tired! We had trick-or-treating last night and then we have my son's 7th birthday party today. I like to go all out for my kiddos on their birthday so the living room & dining room are all decorated, a cake got decorated, games made, goody bags put together, etc. Getting 9 rowdy boys and 3 girls together on a nice day calls for lots and lots of running and playing! LOL Praise the Lord it was nice, was really worried it would rain like it has been!! I'm off to go get a massage from my sweet hubby (isn't he the best?!) and watch some crappola on tv! LOL Have a great night! I'll post some birthday party pics tomorrow maybe!