Wednesday, January 23, 2008
On Saturday morning, I went to a children's ministry meeting at church from 9 -12. Our children's pastor gave us some useful information and has some very cool outreach events planned over the next several months!
Then in the evening, my sisters and I went out for a Sister's Dinner! My brother-in-law, Ben, watched his two boys and Corie's son. The three of us went to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant. We spent two hours there!
Corie and Wendie both ordered fish, including sushi. Gag me! I ordered a vegetable roll for an appetizer, thinking it was like the vegetable rolls I get with Chinese food, like an egg roll. Wrong! Here's what a vegetable roll is:
I ate one of them and didn't like it so Corie and Wendie ate the other five!
Here are pictures of our meals:
I ordered sesame chicken. The cut-out carrots are cute!
This is Corie's meal.
And here's Wendie's meal.
We also exchanged gifts. It's a tradition when the three of us do something special together. I took these pictures when I got home.
Corie got me this and Wendie got me a clothespin holder:
I got Corie two silk butterfly bushes. She loves butterflies. And I got Wendie a ceramic picture frame for her to put a picture of her boys - it says "I love my Mom!"
After dinner, we went back to Wendie and Ben's for coffee and chit chat for another two hours. I took some pictures!
My three nephews.
M playing peek-a-boo!
M trying to put a necklace on me. He's so cute!
I thought this was cool so I took a couple pictures. It's Ben's grandmother's coffee grinder, probably from the late 1800's. Wonder if Laura Ingalls Wilder used one of these?!
That's all for now! I'm heading upstairs to read! I hope everyone is having a great week!
Friday, January 18, 2008
It's time once again for Show and Tell Friday hosted by Kelli!
I love calendars and I love displaying them and writing in them. And I also love using them in my Creative Memories albums. I sell Creative Memories and they came out with a product I love. It's an Everyday Display. I like it because you can change it out! It comes with six magnets and six little clothes pins. It comes in black or white. If you'd like to order one, contact me!
I like the black one since, for now, all my walls are white! This year I decided to display a calendar for each month! Creative Memories had calendar pages, which I've used for the January calendar, but they also have calendar grids, which I'll use when I order some! I thought I had a pack of those when I came up with the idea! I had to cut the calendar page for my project.
Here's the January calendar I made to display:
I punched out circles and used stickers to spell WINTER and used the little clothespins.
When January is over, I'll just take down the calendar (it's held up with magnets) and then use it in my album! It'll be ready to just adhere to a page! Like Candice Olsen from Divine Design says, "How divine!"
I made this Everyday Display for my Mom when she retired:
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Anyway, here's the hidden meaning of Jada:
|What Jada Means|
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
Most of it is accurate! I'm not sure how authoritative and aggressive I am or how powerful! I can be stubborn and headstrong!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I don't know if this will be helpful to anyone, but I thought I'd share it anyway! I was going to share it last week for WFMW, but I forgot it was backwards WFMW!
Anyway, one of my goals for 2008 is to declutter and organize every room in my house. I started with the spare room, which had become a storage room. I want to turn it into a library/reading room.
I started by organizing all my wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, bows, etc. During that process, I realized I needed a three-drawer cart. I had one in the upstairs hallway with all my party (baby shower, birthday, and bridal shower) decorations and related items that I've used and reused (if they were reusable, like decorations) over the years. I haven't had to use the items out of the cart so I decided to reorganize that.
That's where I came up with this brilliant (in my opinion! LOL) idea to use all those plastic zippered bags from linens that I'd been saving over the years!
I used larger ones to store each of the party items.The birthday party items in a zippered bag.
Head over to Shannon's for more Works for Me Wednesday tips!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Here's Dad and C enjoying dinner.
Tommy and Mom
And Corie. Not a good picture of her! Sorry!
Here's the pork and sauerkraut before I put it in the oven.
And here it is all cooked and smelling wonderful with the dumplings.
I used my Winterberry, which I love!
Here's the set table.
And my messy kitchen! I hate a messy kitchen!
Mom made an Orange Dreamsicle cake. It tastes just like the popsicle!
We had some snow and ice overnight. Here are two pictures. Notice the lighted snowflakes in my windows? Got 'em on clearance the day after Christmas for $1.98 each!
Here we are eating and chatting.
Steve and Penni are buddies.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
My siblings and I gave Mame (my Dad's 93-year-old Mom) a digital photo frame. Corie uploaded about 80 pictures. It's really cool!
We played bingo at Mame's on Christmas Eve.
After Mame's, Mom, Dad, Tommy, and I went to Corie's church for their Christmas Eve service. Corie and C lit the last advent candle and Corie sang a duet.
Corie and C
After the Christmas Eve service, we headed to Mom and Dad's for some snacks.
Mom had a chocolate fountain and a juice fountain! Very cool. I made a Taste*fully Simple cheeseball, which their dog gulped down by helping herself to it off the table while we were downstairs getting plates and cups!
I took a picture of the stockings hung on the piano with care!
On Christmas morning, at 7:00, Mom, Dad, Tommy, and I went over to Corie's to watch C open his Christmas presents and to have breakfast.
Corie made a sausage and egg casserole and Yummy Breakfast Rolls (from a Gooseberry Patch recipe that I had given her. I had it a B & B and asked for the recipe!) It is very yummy!
We spent the rest of Christmas Day at Mom and Dad's. We opened presents, Santa visited, and had delicious food. Mom's ham gravy was out of this world!
Santa rang the doorbell and had jingle bells. Here he is coming up the stairs.
Santa had lots of presents for C, B, and M.
Santa gives a gift to B, who said, "That's not Santa. That's Uncle Tommy!"
And a gift for M.
And one for C.
Santa waves goodbye.
Mom and Dad and M watching Santa leave.
And here's M waving goodbye to Santa. Too cute!