Friday, December 29, 2006

First Annual Christmas Cookie and Recipe Swap!!

Here's some photos of our very first annual Christmas cookie/Recipe swap. We're off to a good start with 9 cookie recipes for our cookbook. Every year I will host this party so we can build a nice cookie cookbook as well as have a nice assortment of cookies for the holidays! This year we had Snickerdoodles, Oreo Bon Bons, Gooey Butter Cookies, Chocolate covered raisin oatmeal cookies, Chocolate Oatmeal no bake cookies, Neiman Marcus cookies, Chewy Chocolate Cookies, and Dani's famous pop and bake Pillsbury Gingerbread cookies complete with onion embellishment!! ROFLMBO!! This one is truly a collector's item! Ha ha ha!! Love you, Dani. My favorite photo is the picture of all the cookies next to the DIET Mountain Dew. Did you know that one Diet Mountain Dew cancels out all the calories in one dozen cookies?? Ha ha. Muuuaaaahhh!! Can't wait until next year girls! At next month's crop, I think we'd like to continue the recipe card thing with Soup Recipes. So dig out your favorite soup recipes and get to work!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry CHRISTmas to all!!

Whew! The holidays are blowing by so fast!! I need to get some pics up. I was really spoiled for Christmas this year. Eric got me a new lens for my Nikon D70 digital SLR camera. I bought a new flash with my Piggy Tales winnings. I haven't yet received my stuff from PT in the mail, so stay tuned for the RAK. I'll see what I get and maybe send a little to everyone who posted.
Anyway, Eric also got me an Applebee's Gift Card, but that shouldn't count since we're using it on him to eat too, right? Ha ha! Normie got me a nice GC to her fav LSS, For Keeps Sake, in STL. Also, for the first time ever, Eric and Ryan ran to WM at the last minute and actually filled my Christmas stocking. Every year I stuff everyone else's but mine is always empty. I guess they felt sorry for me so they stuffed it this year.
Connor got toys that interested him for about 5 minutes. Ha ha. What a waste of money. He did love his piano from his Nana and Papa, though. He put on quite a show on Christmas Eve. It was hilarious. I'll try to post some photos of his antics.
Eric got a GC to Sears and Roger got him one to Lowe's. Ryan and Josh both got money so they can get what they want.
I hope your Christmas was wonderfully blessed. But always remember the best and most precious gift was given to us over 2,000 years ago. The gift of salvation given to us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He IS the reason for the season!

Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm in the Christmas spirit. I feel like a RAK!!

Since I won some Piggy Tales stuff, I think I'd like to RAK some of it and share the love. Does anyone have any Piggy Tales stuff? Do you like it? Would anyone like to have some of it?? I don't know what my RAK will be b/c I haven't yet received my winnings, but when I do, I will post a photo of what I will RAK.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


OMG! I'm still shaking with excitement!! I won second place on the Piggy Tales contest. For the contest, we had to create an "All About Me" album using primarily Piggy Tales products. I chose the "Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs" collection because it is done primarily in Purples, and purple is my favorite color. I think Piggy Tales is a fairly new paper line, so there aren't a whole lot of embellishments to go with it, so I had to create my own embellishments out of paper. You'll see stamped and hancut flowers, as well as hearts. (Thanks, Kelly Goree, for the string of hearts idea!!)

So I told a brief story about myself with chapters separated into decades, 1960's, 1970's and so on. I can't believe I was picked as a winner!! They must've only had 3 entries!! LOL! Anyway, I created a separate slide show above showcasing my album. Thanks for letting me share my excitement with y'all!!

The notification email from Trina at Piggy Tales appears below:

Hi Theresa,CONGRATULATIONS! You've been chosen as the 1st runner up for the PiggyTales Tell Your Tale Contest. Your $300 cash award and $75 Piggy Talesproduct will arrive soon! Thank you for your entry. Will you please letme know where you bought your Piggy Tales product. Also, we'd likepermission from you to showcase your entry on our website.Happy Holidays,Trina LinfordDirector of PromotionsPiggy Tales

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thoughts for the day

Deep Thoughts for Those Who Take Life Way Too Seriously:
1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
2. A day without sunshine is like...night.
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
4. 42.7 % of all statistics are made up on the spot.
5. 99 % of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
6. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
7. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
8. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
9. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
10. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
11. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
12. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
13. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
14. How many of you believe in psychokinesis? Raise my hand.
15. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
16. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
18. Every one has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
19. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
20 Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
21. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
22. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
23. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
24 Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
25. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
26. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
27. Life isn't like a box of chocolates . . . it's like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Kids say the darnest things!

Every single day Connor (3 1/2) says something amusing. I'm going to try to journal his little sayings here so I won't forget them.

The other day he says, "Daddy, I thought you were a girl because your legs are pink". LOL! Eric has a red-head's fair complexion, and yes, there is a pink tint to them.

Yesterday Eric was trying to give him kisses and Connor says, "Daddy, I don't like your kisses. Your bref (breath) is stinky. Get some gum from Mommy".

Eric is going to kill me if he knows I posted this on the blog! LOL!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

So beautiful out here in Missouri

We literally got dumped on! Take a look. We never see this in Texas! The first thing that Connor wanted to do when he got outside was make a "bible" (he really means snow angel) in the snow.

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