Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted by Jill at 9:00 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
This year decorating was so much fun. I finally had partners who enjoyed it as much as I do. The kids were great and loved putting ornaments (or marbles to Brock) on the tree. It was a special time for me making more holiday memories with our family. I have posted some of the pictures that I took during the decorating bonanza!
Posted by Jill at 2:35 PM
Friday, November 23, 2007
I know it isn't anything to make Martha Stewart jealous, but for a non-crafty person it isn't too bad. My fingers are burned to a crisp from the hot glue gun, but hey look at my lamp. If your ever over please don't look at it too closely or you will see how inexperienced at lampshade recovering I am.
I hope that you have all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful lunch at my Mom's with all of her brothers and sisters and most of their children & grandchildren. It was the first time in a very long time that all six of the siblings had been in the same place so that was really neat. Then tonight, well what can I say but GO HOGS! That was really the most amazing win in Razorback history. My brother was on the sidelines and watched it up close and in person. I am going to try and hold back my jealousy. Tomorrow I will spend all day decorating the house for Christmas. The kids are so excited about getting the tree up so that should be a fun time. I will post pictures of that later. I better get to bed so I will have the energy to get it all done. Seasons Greetings!
Posted by Jill at 8:00 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Posted by Jill at 5:25 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Claire in a nutshell!
Favorite food: Chicken Stir Fry
Favorite drink: Root Beer
Favorite color: Red
Favorite song: Days of Elijah
Favorite Bible story: David and Goliath
Favorite animal: Dog
Favorite toy: Lamb Claire (which she has had since birth)
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite sport: Soccer
Favorite book: How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight
Favorite dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite tv show: Hannah Montana
Favorite movie: Stuart Little
Favorite Princess: Princess Fieona
Favorite race car driver: Tony Stewart (That's More Like IT!)
What is your favorite place to visit: Heidi and Pops
What do you want to be when you grow up: Babysitter
Favorite restaurant: Wendy's
Who do you think you'll marry: Luke Allen
What do you like to do with your mom: everything, I love her! (what an ANGEL!)
What do you like to do with your dad: Play because he likes to play with me.
What is your favorite thing about being Claire? I love having my friends and my dog Reesie
Posted by Jill at 3:03 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Favorite food: Hot dogs and PBJ sandwhiches
Favorite drink: all the drinks
Favorite color: blue & yellow
Favorite song: I may never march in the infantry & the Wise Man
Favorite Bible story: David and Goliath
Favorite animal: lion
Favorite toy: all of my toys
Favorite season: Winter because it is snowy that day
Favorite sport: baseball and football because they are short(?)
Favorite book: I like all of them (catching the theme?)
Favorite dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite tv show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse & SuperWhy
Favorite movie: Toy Story and Toy Story 2
Favorite superhero: Larryboy
Favorite race car driver: Jeff Gordon (much to my dismay)
What is your favorite place to visit: Heidi and Pops lakehouse
What do you want to be when you grow up: Woody
Favorite restaurant: Buffalo Bills (The Buffalo Grill to you and me) and the Donut shop
Who do you think you'll marry: nobody
What do you like to do with your mom: everything
What do you like to do with your dad: wrestle and play football
Posted by Jill at 1:04 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This recipe is one of the first things that I really remember "cooking" on my own. It was one that I picked up at Harding while living in the apartments. It is fantastic and always a favorite. It is very filling and great if you are having company because it looks great on their plates and they can also be prepared beforehand. They freeze really well too if you are one to cook ahead of time and put away for later. Here goes, let me know what you think!
4 chicken breast boiled and shredded
1 8oz bar of cream cheese (use low fat if you are on a diet)
1 onion diced
salt and pepper to taste
dash of milk to make the mix creamy
additional optional items:
green pepper, mushroom and most anything you might like
Mix all these things together (make sure that you have the cream cheese mixed very evenly).
Get a can of 8 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and unroll leaving 2 together to make a rectangle. Divide the mixture up into 4 even parts. (These will be very full. You can either have 4 very full bundles or get a can of 4 and make 6 smaller bundles). Place the mixture into the center of the rectangle and pull up the four sides and twist at the top. Spray the top of each bundle with butter flavored Pam (less fattening than actual butter with the same taste) and sprinkle with seasoned salt and parsley. Place on a cookie sheets (use one with sides and not a flat one because they do sometimes leak if you have too much milk) and bake for 20 minutes at 350.
I usually serve with corn and salad. You don't need bread because the bread is already there!
Posted by Jill at 10:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2007
I can't remember a more fun Halloween. The kids were at the perfect ages to really be "into" the Halloween experience. They ran to the first few houses and couldn't believe the amount of candy already in their bags. The 5th house we went to our neighbor thought that it would be really funny to wear a Jason mask and jump out of his door at the kids. Well I guess that is fine and good except with a 4 and 7 year old? It just about ruined Claire's night. She wouldn't go to another door until Brock had rung the doorbell and they had opened the door. Once she saw they were not "scary people" she would run up and say "trick or treat". Tim threatened to go roll the man later that night, but the exhaustion of walking around our extremely hilly neighborhood got the best of him. Here are a few pictures from Halloween night. enjoy.
Posted by Jill at 4:49 PM