Monday, November 29, 2010


Well, now that we've recovered from our Turkey hangover I can post our fun pictures!  :)  This year we had Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house and I took it upon myself to help entertain the kidlets!  I found a blog that had these oreo turkeys (sorry I can't remember which site it was...maybe Our Best Bites).  They used candy corn for the feathers but I couldn't find any at Walmart so I opted to use Mike & Ike's instead.  The kids had fun with these!!

Notice Keegan's turkey's eyes are bit on the bulgy side!  LOL 

My Itty Bitty got a little sleepy right before Thanksgiving dinner so she grabbed her binky and blanket and plopped down on the couch.

I'm pretty sure my sleepy little princess must have worn herself out taking part in the Oreo Turkey massacre that happened on the table!  LOL  This is the scene we discovered shortly after seeing her mouth full of whoppers and Mike & Ike's!  LOL 

I then took the boys outside for a Turkey Hunt!

Found this printable game on another blog (bad Christina for not taking notes on where I found them...I'll do better next time).  I printed out the turkeys and taped them to popsicle sticks then stuck them in the ground around my mom's property and sent the boys off and running!  They really liked it and it was good for them to get outside and moving!

Getting the table all set!  We were blessed to spend Thanksgiving with my grandparents, my mom & my sister Kimberly and her hubby, Chris! 

I hope you had an amazingly blessed Thanksgiving as well! 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vacation Fun!

Well, my fabulous hubby has been on vacation this week and we've been enjoying every second of it!  We found this awesome stuff at Fred Meyer called Instant Snow!  I had never seen it before but thought it sounded fun!  You just put a teaspoon of the powder in a bowl or something and add 1/4 cup water and it starts to grow 100x it's size!  The bonus is that one bag will make 3 gallons of "snow" and you can let it dry out and reuse it!  I snatched up 3 bags of this stuff and the kids have already played with it for the past two days and LOVE it!

We were blessed to be able to make a road trip down to California to visit my hubby's grandparents!  They are two of the cutest and sweetest people ever!  We just love them to bits!
They have been married for over 70 years and have lived in the same house for the past 50+ years so I went around snapping pictures of their house and other buildings.  I love things with a history, especially history that brings back great memories for my family!

This is my family (minus my bonus son, Taylor) with Josh's grandparents! 

Since Fall is my favorite season, it's my favorite time to get pictures of my kiddos!  We stopped a few places on the way back home to get some pictures of the kids outside in the Fall colors!
Here's my little Bitty.  She's almost 2 1/2 years old now!  *sniffle*

Both my cutie pies!

Stopped at a state park with the Redwoods all around!  It was crazy to be in our van and feel so tiny next to these giant trees!  Absolutely amazing!

My handsome boy, Keegan is now 8 years old! 
He was so stoked for this road trip because he just turned 8 and no longer has to use a booster seat! 
Wahoo!!  He's growing up so darn fast!

Sadly, hubby's vacation is over on Monday then it's back to reality!
Thankfully we'll get another week vacation in January so I'll be counting down the days!  :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Who woulda thunk it? DELICIOUS!

My friend Theresa made this delicious cucumber water and I just HAD to have the recipe!  Lo & behold, it's a recipe from our Pampered Chef website!  AWESOME!  (FYI, I'm officially a Pampered Chef Consultant!  SOOOO EXCITING!  Who doesn't LOVE Pampered Chef???)  Anyways, this water is beyond delicious and SUPER refreshing so I thought I'd share the recipe!

All you need is:
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 lemons (PC listed limes but I used lemons)
1 medium cucumber (I only used about half)
7 cups cold water

Place sugar and salt into pitcher. Slice lemons in half and juice into pitcher (make sure seeds don't go in).  Add cucumber slices and water to pitcher; cover with lid. Mix until sugar is disolved.  Refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Pour into ice-filled glasses.

Yield: 6 servings 

Nutrients per serving: (1 1/3 cups): Calories 70, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 55 mg, Fiber 0 g