Friday, May 29, 2009

The weekend is here! and an Anna story too

Being a stay-at-home mom I don't always care about a weekend. To me, it is just another two days in the week. I'm still cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner(except on Friday night), doing laundry and disciplining children.

Same thing, 7 days a week!

But today seems a bit different. I don't really know why. It just does.

Today we started out with french toast. Daniel suggested it, Samuel helped make it, it was a good time.

And then I have a hair appointment at 12:30.

Is it a bad thing when the lady that cuts your hair calls and asks when you would like an appointment? It is isn't it? I'm not real good at seeing the signs of bad hair until its too late.
Like Sunday mornings.
I always notice that my hair is out of shape, too long, and gray on Sunday morning. So I have asked Suzi if she would please let me know when I (or anyone else in the family) need a haircut. And she did.
And I love her for it!
Love.
Her.

After the haircut and style I will then proceed to sweat by the pool.
Well, we actually have a pretty good set up at the pool. I can sit with my legs in the sun, my face in the shade and a fan blowing on the back of my head.
Heaven is going to be a lot like this. I just know it!

And after the pool, we are heading to the bigger town (but not the big town) to eat with the in-laws.
Not all of the in-laws, just my in-laws.
They are coming for the weekend to watch my angelic children while Stephen and I have a conference at church. Isn't that nice?

It is, but it will take 2 days to get them undone from the grandparents visit.
I don't know what you grandparents do to the grandchildren but it takes a good 48 hours to get it undone!

And all of that is just today! Saturday and Sunday have yet to play out! Its going to be a good time. I'm excited. I have a smile on my face (that is for Mom and Abby). And am ready and able to do whatever comes my way!

Now for the Anna story:

David reminded me of something Anna said quite a while back, maybe a couple of years ago. I don't know if I shared it with you before but I will now.

It had been raining for a couple of days and Anna was tired of it. So tired that she said this:
"I'm going to tell Jesus that if He doesn't make it stop raining I'm not going to give Him any candy when He comes down to get us!"

Maybe the reason Jesus is tarrying (that is for my friends Tracy, Dana, Jill and Nathan!), is because He doesn't like the candy that is being offered.

Hershey come up with something good soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Julie

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Loving My Sister

I just wanted to tell my big sister that I love her the BIGGEST much!
Abby

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Memorial Day

This is a photo we took at Arlington National Cemetery in late February. It was one of the most compelling things I have ever seen. Our trip to that cemetery has made me much more patriotic, I must say.

This day makes me proud of Randall's Granddad. He was in the Korean War (this is Randall at the Korean Memorial). He told Randall he had to do 75 missions before he could go home. Once he got home he met Randall's grandmother. I am thankful he made it home so I could have this blessed life with my Randall.

This is "the wall". The saddest memorial in D.C. stands right here to the left as you leave the Lincoln Memorial. It is also the quietest and most somber memorial on the Mile. It made my heart hurt to watch loved ones sketch their persons name on a sheet of paper and to see the letters in ziplock bags with photos of the soldiers lining the wall.
As sad as this wall is and as horrible as that war was, I know a lot of good that came from it. That horrible war is why I am here today. It played a huge part in the making of my family and for that I am most grateful. That might sound weird to you or might come across ungrateful for the ugly, huge and unjust sacrifice these men made/paid, yet I do not mean it that way at all. Good came from this war and I am typing today because of it.

This makes me proud to be a Davis, Arkansan and an American. This is the World War II Memorial. My Pawpaw, Joe Davis, fought in this war and then became a German POW. He was a strong, God fearing and loving man who went on to have a beautiful family after his horrible days in Germany. His sacrifice for our country was most honorable. He is buried at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

This is what my Pawpaw wore in the war. This was on exhibit while visiting the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.


This is what Memorial Day means to me.

Abby





Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grocery Girl


Thank you for all your helpful supper tips.
Jill, I am making 2 crock pot recipes this coming week
Katie, I have received Kraft Food & Family for about 4 years now. I love it. I actually got one in the mail yesterday. It made me smile.
Julie, I will not be making that recipe you posted and I think you know why. Looks good though....I mean if you can handle the smell of mayo, that is.

I decided to go to the grocery store last night after I came home and relaxed for a bit. Randall was in the field until dark, so I decided to make the most of my time. I also thought he might enjoy some food when he got home. (I still ordered pizza while leaving Kroger and even had it delivered ...I still have much room for improvement)

I wore my new and most cute maternity denim shorts (which are still way too big. I yanked them up the whole shopping trip, but my regular shorts are too small...oh me), a Red Wolves t-shirt ( that is for you Michael....deal with it!) and my NHS Grizzlies flip-flops ( I am still keeping it real over here in the delta). I went in to Kroger with a good list and took my time. I visited with people I knew on several aisles and looked at the weekly specials, etc. I even had a bag boy offer to take my groceries to the truck for me. It was actually a pleasant shopping trip. I may be getting my grocery/supper mojo back!
I will keep you posted on the 2 crock pot recipes I cook in the upcoming week.

Abby


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This one is for Abby

I was going to post this last night, but had to leave for ballgames before I got a chance. (And sadly we lost both games.)

I didn't know what we were going to have for supper last night. We had to be at the ball field at 5:15 so I was thinking about just running by the burger shack and picking up some $1 burgers.

But, while grabbing a coke from the frig I saw a recipe on the back of a condiment jar and decided to try it. I did and it was a winner with the family.

We have been going through a difficult season in our house for a few months. It seems that we can't all agree on a good meal. Either the adults like the meal and the kids hate it, or the adults tolerate the meal while the kids love it. It makes me not want to cook!

Well, that isn't the only reason I don't want to cook!

Although Abby and I are sisters and share blood and some DNA we are pretty opposite on just about everything. Including our love to cook. Well her love and my disdain.

I thought it was funny that she would ask for help on supper at the same time I was wanting to post this recipe.
Here it goes:

1/2 C Mayonnaise
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4tsp Italian style dry bread crumbs

Mix the mayo and cheese together.
Then slather the mayo mixture on top of the chicken.
Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top of the chicken.
Cook at 425 for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done.

It really was good, everyone liked it. It was quick and easy. Try it and let me know!

And here are my suggestions on making meal preparation easier and less time consuming.

Write down all the main dishes you cook and put them in categories, beef, pork, chicken, fish.
Then do your veggies the same way, corn, green beans, peas, grains, potatoes, etc.
Before you grocery shop pull a couple of items from all the categories.
(I only have beef, pork, and chicken on my list so I pull 2 from each category each week.)
This way you can shop according to the sales in your area and also the coupons you have on hand (if you do that kind of thing).

Hope this helps. I work better from a menu for the week then from just what I have in the frig and pantry.

And no, I didn't use the menu plan this week. I haven't even been to Walmart yet and its Wednesday! I'm surprised they haven't called to see where I am !

ps. Abby, hope this didn't make you sick!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Supper Sick

I have decided I do not like planning supper anymore. I used to love it, live for it, take pride in it. Now I almost could go without it in order to not have to think about it, prepare it and especially plan it. I think it is that I am in a job that has me plan, prepare and think all day. I love that job though, so what is a girl to do? Give me pointers. I even hate grocery shopping. It puts me in a bad mood. I remember when we first got married Kroger was my happy place. I loved grocery shopping. It was a thrill. I need out of this funk. Give me pointers, new recipes, suggestions to make it easier. I am going to have a little mouth to feed in the next little bit and I want to have the desire to fix good meals for that sweet little thing!
Poor Randall. He used to get special bread, casseroles and homemade desserts every night. It is a wonder he finds his way home to my table anymore. Bless his heart.


Abby

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Robeez, Belly Bands, Saltines & My Soap Box

I heart Robeez shoes. I found a fabulous deal on some at a resale shop in Twinkle Town last month. It was my first and only purchase at this point for Baby L. I got 2 for a girl and 1 for a boy. I will resale what I don't need and make more money off of them! This picture is not of any of the ones I purchased. Mine are way cuter....I cheated and used Google images for this post.
I purchased one of these belly bands last weekend. I must say I do not heart it at all. It is to be used in the in between stage....when your pants won't button! I wore it with jeans last weekend and it made me feel uneasy knowing it was all unbuttoned and partially unzipped. I feared it would creep down and my jeans would fall off. I tried it yesterday with some dress pants and I fought it rolling down on me all day. I am throwing in the towel on this joker. I will resort to dresses until I can fill out maternity pants. (Oh, I wore my maternity denim skirt to dinner last night and it is WAY cute. Thanks Mama!)

If I have to eat another saltine to numb my aching belly I may scream and then gag a a little. The thought of eating a saltine again makes me a little nauseated. I have been through 1.5 boxes in the past month. I have a sleeve in a zip lock bag sitting on my desk, one in my purse and one in the fridge. Typing about this is even making me a little ill. So much for helping, huh?!

As for the soap box:
Don't tell pregnant women horror stories of child birth and surely don't tell them they will "not make it as a mother" if they can't handle clutter. Yes, I actually had a "friend" tell me that I will "never make it as a mother" and then laughed at me with a devilish grin on her face. Really? Let's not go there. At least my kids will get to school on time and have dinner on the table. BAM! Yep, I can play this ugly game too. Don't mess with a pregnant woman who is high on hormones and low on rest. I have heard it all just this week and I am about to scream at the next person who wishes to tell me how bad this is going to be or how horrible of a mother I will be because I like an orderly house. Hello, people - use your brain before you speak. Anyway, I know lots of orderly mothers who are precious to their kids and Michelle Duggar wouldn't keep popping them out if childbirth was so bad. Ahhh, I feel better now and I am so glad none of you have been the cause of my soap box. You are most supportive....thanks!


Abby




Thursday, May 14, 2009

Have you ever done anything you knew you weren't supposed to do?

Have you ever taken control of something that wasn't yours to control?

Have you ever said yes when God was clearly telling you to say no?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you know exactly what I am in the middle of.

A few months ago I knew that this situation was going to come up. I knew that God didn't want me to say yes to it if offered. I knew it. Without a doubt.

So, what did I do?

You guessed it! I said yes without even being formally asked to do it.

I was afraid that no one would say yes. And that would leave us in a bind. I was excited because I really thought I could do it.

And you know what? I can't do it. And its too late to change my mind. Its too late to tell everyone that I made a mistake and they need to find someone else.

Last night I couldn't even sleep because I was stressed knowing that I can't do what this job requires. Well, I can do it. But not as well as someone else could. The someone that God had already picked out for this job.

Let this be a reminder to you. Don't say yes just because someone asked you to do something. And don't say yes because you think it is going to look bad if you don't.
Just pray and wait. If God hasn't given you an answer, don't take it upon yourself to answer for him.

You might be interfering in His work. He might have something even greater for you. Or, He might like for you to rest.

Learn from my mistake. The song that is going through my head has a line in it that says
"Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord, wait upon the Lord, as we wait upon the Lord."
Why I wasn't singing that song in my head a couple of months ago I don't know!

I hope ya'll have a great weekend. I'm going out of town to spend the weekend with some girlfriends and I plan on having an awesome time!

Julie

Updated** This isn't in regards to children, marriage, or really anything in the great significance of my life. Except that I disobeyed God and took control of something I shouldn't have. I won't do it again. Or at least I pray I won't

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Introduction to Maternity Clothes

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Today I got my first maternity clothes.
(I am of course not ready to wear them just yet)
I went to Fort Smith for the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with Mama. We took Aunt Janet with us to Rogers and met Sarah, Gracie and Molly for the day. We went to Motherhood and I tried on maternity clothes for the first time. It was odd. I put on the strap-on belly and tried on some dresses with it. It was so funny. Gracie and Molly stayed in the dressing room with me and helped me with my clothes. It was great fun to be with those sweet bow-headed baby girls. Mama bought me a denim skirt and Aunt Janet bought me a dress. I got myself some jeans and a shirt. Sarah was nice enough to give me a sack full of maternity things she had at her house. We then went to PF Changs and ate lunch. We talked about babies, bottles, breastfeeding and formula, and all the fun stuff that comes with babies. We loved on Gracie and Molly a lot too. I loved sharing my first maternity clothes memory with these girls.

Abby

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From Aunt JuJu To Baby L

Friday - April 10, 2009
Aunt JuJu writes a letter to Baby L

To my darling niece/nephew,
Uncle Stephen brought me a card today. It said that I was going to be an Aunt.I cried.
I'm so happy for your mom and dad. They love each other so much. (Did you know that your grandmother and I set them up on their first date?) (I guess that means you really should belong to me and live with me. We'll talk about that later!) I can't wait for you to meet your mom and dad. They are really cool. Your mom has a sense of style that I long for. (You are going to have the coolest clothes and room!) She has a loving, giving, kind heart. She has wanted you for so long and is beside herself with anticipation. Your dad is a hard worker. He gives everything he does 110%. I know that being a dad will be no different. He is a kind, gentle, loving man. He is anxious for you to arrive. These next few months better go fast!They not only love each other, but they love the Lord. And I can't wait to hear them telling you Bible stories about Jesus and how much He loves you! I'm sitting here today thinking about what you will look like. I'm thinking that you will have dark curly hair, and big dark eyes. Your mother had the biggest eyes anyone had ever seen. She was a beautiful baby, and I know you are going to outshine her! You are going to be loved on by your cousins. When they heard about you, they danced around the room and chanted "We're going to be cousins" and "Aunt Abby is going to have a baby!" They are also excited. I love you! I can't wait to meet you!

Love, JuJu

I cried when this hit my inbox. I am so excited about JuJu being an aunt! I remember the day in 1997 she told me I was going to be an aunt. I thought my heart would swell out of my chest. I guess that is how she feels today.

Abby

Monday, May 11, 2009

Telling Randall's Parents

Sunday - April 12, 2009
Today is Easter and we told Ben & Molly.
We had plans to have Ben & Molly over for Easter lunch. I love entertaining and she loves to be pampered. It is a great match. I did all the cooking, except the fruit salad. We had honey baked ham, hashbrown casserole, homemade mac & cheese, deviled eggs, Mexican corn, yeast rolls, coconut cake, chocolate pie and fruit salad. It was most yummy and I was most tired when it was all said and done.
I had prepared Easter baskets for both of them. Molly's had a book that said "Grandma Loves me" along with her favorite candy and other goodies. Ben's had a John Deere bib in it with his favorite candy and other goodies. They both took their baskets at the same time. Ben went straight for the bib while Molly was focused on her candy. I was watching him hold that bib up to his chest and mumble, "I don’t think this is going to fit. What is this? Ok, I think it is too small…" She began to look up at him to see what the deal was and I stopped her and said, "Look at that book in your basket". Her eyes were as big as sand dollars as she stared at me in shock. He stopped mumbling and looked over with wonder on his face. I said, "We're having a baby." She shouted, "Really, You really are??!!" I hugged her and said, 'Yes, I really am." The bib then made total since to Ben and he put it down and moved on to his candy.
Molly immediately started talking about baby beds. She wanted to go buy one right then! It was so much fun to see her so excited. The woman LOVES a baby and I know she will love Baby L like crazy. I can't wait to see her love this baby of mine.
Abby

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

You have been an outstanding example of a Godly mother. You have given us inspiration and insight into what it takes to be a loving, caring mother.
Thank you for all the love and kindness you have shown to us and continue to show to us.

We love you!

Happy Mother's Day to all the other moms in our lives.

We are the women we are because of you! (And that is supposed to be a compliment!)

Love, Julie and Abby

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Aunt's Perspective

I am going to be an aunt!

I can't tell you how excited I am about this.

I have waited 5 long years for my sister to have a baby. I have endured many Christmases of her saying "next Christmas I could have a baby." She said it one Christmas, and lo and behold if I didn't end up having a baby the next Christmas!

So this Christmas we will have a baby to hold. Not that this Christmas will be normal. Apparently the parents of the unborn child didn't take into consideration the fact that if conceived in March, the baby will be born in December. That just doesn't bode well for a typical family Christmas.

But I will overlook it when I take that baby home with me hold that cute little baby in my arms.

Now, I'm not one to say that all babys are cute. I don't believe that is true. I have proof, if you want it! But I really think this baby will be the cutest baby ever.
Have you seen a baby picture of Abby? Well, she was the cutest baby ever, and I'm hoping that this baby takes her crown and wears it with pride!

After having 4 babies of my own, I am gladly turning over all child-rearing to Abby. I have done my share and don't care to take part any longer. But I think I might get a little jealous as her belly grows. After all, I have had THAT attention to myself all these years. And I love, LOVE being pregnant. I even volunteered to carry her baby for her if there was a problem and she couldn't. It sounds selfless I know, but I really just enjoy being pregnant.

I can't be happier for her. I forgot what it was like to be pregnant for the first time. You know, when all your aches and pains (sorry guys!) make you run and call the doctor because you just KNOW that something is horribly wrong with you or the baby. Only to have the nurse tell you "its normal, we'll see you at your next appointment".

I had forgotten about those times. And now I'm being reminded of them, and I find myself telling her the same thing the nurse told me. Oh, I hope she still loves me 7 months from now.

I have sent her cards on Mothers Day's past even though she wasn't a mother. I called them Potential Mothers Day cards. After all she had the potential to be a mother.

But this year I sent her a real Mothers Day card. It was a special time for me, although the selection in my town is quite sad. To send my baby sister a Mothers day card. WOW, I remember when she would throw things at me and go on dates with me. And now she is going to have a baby. Of her own.

I hope my kids don't get jealous.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Telling Daddy

Saturday - April 11, 2009
Today I told Daddy and Connie, Aunt Babs and Hollye.
Daddy & Connie had planned to come for the day to shop and pick up the vacuum I had scored for them at a yard sale. Little did they know they would be getting news about Baby L upon their arrival. Ashley (Connie's daughter) was with them. She had asked them in the car on the way over when I was going to have a baby. Connie said she thought it would be soon, but she never dreamed she would get the news today! I made an Easter basket full of baby items. A bib, 2 pacifiers, Johnson & Johnson mini baby items, a stuffed lamb and mini Baby Ruth's that I had wrapped "L" around so it read "Baby L". Well, it took them forever to realize what was going on. They stared at that basket for the longest time and I finally had to coach them along until they got it. They screamed, cried, hugged me and smiled from ear to ear. We had a fun day shopping and talking about babies.

I called Aunt Babs & Hollye while we were together and told them the big news. They were excited and passed the phone back and forth. Uncle Joe wanted to know what we had been doing in March. We were all laughing in shock at UJ for being so bold! Hollye was busy dying eggs with Claire and said in her best "Mean Sister" tone, "Well, we know whose eggs will win the contest from now on!" I told her that we shall just see about that in due time…I may loose my creative touch, you never know. I encouraged her to keep on striving for perfection. She and Julie give me a hard time. They love to pick on little Abby. I would not have it any other way though. I love it. I can't wait for them to love Baby L. Anyway, Babs wanted to get out the megaphone and shout it out to all of East Memphis and the surrounding areas but I calmed her down and told her to zip it up until I went to the doctor.
I am excited about all of them loving my baby.

Abby



Thursday, May 7, 2009

Telling Mama & Julie

Friday - April 10, 2009
Today I decided I had to tell Mama and Julie. I wanted to wait until I went to the doctor and tell them on Mother's Day. I then decided there was no way possible I could keep something like this quiet for a month! I spent all morning thinking of a creative way to tell them I was having a baby. After much thought, I ordered a cookie cake from Harp's for Mama.

I called Harp's bakery and told the lady my situation. She was so sweet and excited for me. I told her to make the cookie cake babyish and to put "It is time to make that stocking, Marmie" on it. I asked her to have it ready at lunch time. I then called Mama and told her I had ordered a cake for her for Easter. I think she thought that was sort of odd, but she was thankful. I told her it had to be picked up by 1:00. I waited, paced, and tapped my toes until she called at 12:52. I walked out of a meeting to take the call. I answered and she said "Oh, Abby!!!" with tears in her eyes and much excitement in her voice. The bakery took pictures of her reaction, posing with the cookie cake and then one of the cookie cake by itself. She was the most popular customer that week. She went to the pharmacy at Harp's a few days later and they all knew about the cookie cake. So fun. She took her cookie cake to work that day and showed it off and then she took it to Little Rock for Easter and shared it with Aunt Suzy. I can't wait to see the Christmas stocking she is making Baby L!

Telling Julie:
For Julie, I had to enlist the help of Stephen. I called him in his study at church. I think he was alarmed to hear my voice on the other line. He was excited to hear my news and more than willing to help me. The man loves babies and longs to be an uncle. His dreams were coming true over the phone. He went to Dollar General and bought a "mother" card. He crossed out the "mother" and put "aunt" in its place. He then signed it, "I can't wait to meet you Aunt Juju - Love, Baby L". He did all this within the same half hour I had called him. The man was excited!
Julie called me. She was crying and so excited and the kids were in the background screaming, "We're going to be cousins" and "Aunt Abby is having a baby!" It was so fun to hear all of that on the other line. So cute. I am so glad Julie will finally know what aunthood is like. She will love it.

Julie then sent me this email later in the day - So sweet:
"I can't tell you how excited I am for you. I know you have wanted this and have been praying for this for so long now. I am praying for this little thing. That it will be healthy and happy.I am praying for you. That you will be well, strong, patient, and a wise parent.I am praying for Randall. That he will be kind, supportive, relaxed, and a wise parent. I am praying for me. That I will get to move into your upstairs room.I am praying for my children. That they won't miss me too bad when I move to take care of the baby.You are going to be a great pregnant girl. I can't wait to see the pictures of you holding a weekly sign with your pregnant belly. I can't wait to see you in your cute maternity clothes.I can't wait to hear you call me and tell me you felt that first flutter. I can't wait to see you in the hospital, the same hospital where my boys were born, holding your little baby. I can't wait to see you as a mom. You are going to be a great mom!AND I'M GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


Abby

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Proof Positive

In the coming days I will update you on my pregnancy by sharing my journal entries from the past month.

Wednesday - April 8, 2009
Tonight I found out that I am pregnant!
We started praying about starting a family last month and God blessed us real quick. I bought a pregnancy test today at Walmart, while running errands. I had a weird feeling something was going on with me and needed to find out if it was a baby. I came home from work with a terrible head cold and was super tired. I was excited about my 4 pound weight loss that week and was determined to keep on losing for bathing suit weather. So much for carrying out that plan! I took the test after dinner. I was certain I was overreacting but took it anyway. It proved positive before I had time to pull it out from under me. No 3 minute wait time needed! I don’t think I even washed my hands before I bolted down the hallway, through the kitchen and through the den to Randall's garage. I held up the test, looked him straight in the eye and said, "I'M PREGNANT!" He had the calmest look of shock on his face, as he stared back at me. He then said," I'm not surprised, I'm good like that." 1 shot was all it took and he scored. He had right to be proud. I was. I began to cry as my mind filled itself with a million thoughts and fears. We both stayed pretty calm for the rest of the night, soaking up the reality of it all. We played Wii the rest of the night. I became a pro bowler and beat Randall pretty bad. It was a monumental night.
I am calling Dr. Curry's office tomorrow to make my 8 week appointment to confirm all of this and start the journey to parenthood. We have been married for 6 years and 2 months as of today, April 8, 2009. We have built a strong foundation for Baby L. Randall says he knows Baby L. is a boy because he only makes boys. We shall see about that!
Abby

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Guess What?

Yep, I sure am. 8 weeks and 3 days. We heard and saw Baby L's heartbeat today. It was an amazing sound and sight. We will be blessed with this bundle of joy in mid-December. Thank you for praying for us as we journey through this. We are excited.

Julie is excited because she will finally be an aunt!

Throughout the coming days I plan to post about the last 4 weeks and how we found out, how we told our parents, etc. I will also post pics of the ultrasound and hopefully the video. Stay tuned....it should be a fun-filled 7 months with the mama-t0-be and the aunt-to-be!
Abby

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged by Lindsey & Katie. I guess I shall give in:

8 things I am looking forward to:
1. Dinner with my J'Town besties tonight
2. Tuesday morning
3. My husband restoring this old Chevy truck he bought so he can sell one of these fixer uppers he now owns.(Can you sense my annoyance? It could be worse I reckon. He could be addicted to crack...instead it is old 4 wheel drives. Mercy)
4. Being with my Mama, Aunt J, Sarah, Grace and little Molly next Saturday
5. Getting all my Southern Living at Home stuff in so I can finish my Living Room
6. Finishing this silly thing...this is harder than it looks!
7. Eating catfish
8. Boating with my Randall this summer

8 things I did yesterday:
1. Worked hard for the money
2. Lead my first Communications Committee meeting at the United Way
3. Ate dinner at TaMolly's with my Randall
4. Got frustrated with the people in my daily life that have no work ethic.
5. Wore a red dress and red sandals
6. Talked to my Mama several times on the phone
7. Visited with friends
8. Bought a Mother's Day gift for my MIL

8 television shows I watch:
(I don't watch 8 shows, so this is going to be kind of short)
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Rules of Engagement
3. Dallas (on season 10 - box set)
4. Facts of Life (still on season 2 - box set)
5. GMA
6.
7.
8.
I came up with 5, that's not bad!

8 people I'm tagging:
My sister (to post here on THIS blog)
Trish
Jennifer
Sarah
Emily
Jodi
Amanda
Micah

Abby

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Recipe???

I know. You're surprised and you should be.

I'm not known for my cooking skills. And for good reason. I'm not a good cook. Its plain and simple. Everyone will agree.

But I have tasted these muffins. I have made these muffins. And they are good. Good I tell you. Please try them, you'll be glad you did.

Sausage Cheese Muffins

1 lb browned sausage
3 C bisquick
1 1/2 C cheese
1 can chedder cheese soup
3/4 C water

Mix the sausage, bisquick, and cheese. Mix the soup and water together. Then mix them together. Put in a muffin pan, cook on 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Then eat! Enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Julie