Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow people





the carolinas got quite a bit of snow this weak. it was almost a white christmas. pretty much all day on the 26th it snowed. beautiful powder white snow.

inlaw Invasion!!!!! lol jk

IT WAS "EPIC"
hahaha
no really my in laws are wonderful people.
i came from a very small-ish family. i was raised with just my sister. and for most of my life i only had one parent. so its really refreshing when i see large or larger families together all at once. especially my husbands. they are SO different from many of the people i grew up knowing. and its nice to see how god has worked in them and how awesome of an example he has made of them as a family.

my husband is due to deploy sometime in the next month. we knew it would be coming but for security reasons we were never givin an exact date or time frame. so dates have to be flexible and our schedule is never set instone and sometimes we have to make plans that can change very quickly or don't make plans at all. basically every thing is just a nice thought when it comes to dates and times. so this opportunity for them all to come out was truly a blessing. especially this time of year.

here are a few pics.;)




looks like a nice family photo yeah ???
now to see their silly side !


this is actually about right ;)






the visit was allot of fun.
Scott got to go shooting with his brothers. and do some other top secret man stuff.( I'm saying that mostly cause i cant remember what they did) it had been a while since he had been able to be with all of them and i had never gotten to meet his older brother. so that was nice.

then his parents and sister came.His youngest brother left and then his older brother got to go home and be with his wife. and at some point Jesse ( his younger brother) decided to scare every one to death the day before Christmas eve and get in a BAD car accident. bus some how was able to get discharged from the hospital and like a crazy person got on a plane and flew the how ever many hours to North Carolina again to spend Christmas day with us!!!! with two badly sprained ankles and a few freshly stapled lacerations
hes insane and i don't think he cares who knows it.
any who Christmas was lovely and I'm so so thankful for my husband and his family.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

a lost memory card

until i find it i wont be making many posts :(
I'm a firm believer that a pictures really is "worth a thousand words."
I'm also a very visual person. and if i cant give u a visual than its not all that exciting for me . . .witch is an even bigger shame because SO many cool things have been going on !!!!!


tomorrow is my cleaning day so we will see if it turns up when I'm cleaning off the computer desk.

i never posted for HALLOWEEN!!!!!

ok sooooo here are some pictures that are long over due. the boss man has some on his camera but he wont tell me where it is.
it all started with a very large pumkin . . . .



and then a few smaller ones . . . . . .



Some cute kids . . . . .








Some costumes !





and more candy than two kids this size shoudl ever be allowed to have!!!

but i dont have any pics of that. here they had halloween on saturady because that actualy date of halloween landed on a sunday so the sent things out in the paper asking us not to tric or treat that night. so we had a party instead. it was really cute and i didnt get a ton of goo d pictures so i dont plan on posting any but lots of good fun was had by all :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

anouther pageant . . . . Shhhhhh

im putting Doodle in one . . . . . shhhhhh dont tell her dad

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I love the Bragg and Barn !

On the military post where we live there is a very small but very busy thrift store/ consignments shop. any time I'm looking for a random sort of bake wear or appliance i check there first. or if I'm just looking for an Odd or and END ? cause they usually have some . i also just like to go and look when I'm bored after bible study. on two separate occasions i have in gone and come home with some dish sets . . . not that i need ANY !! but i like nice and more unique sets and i like to pick up random tea cups for my girls and their friends to have tea parties with.

any who i was in there the other day looking for a JUICER when i found a small set of dishes ! with some cute cute cups for 15$

they had a few chips and it wasn't a complete set but i thought they were just so charming ! i was planing to let Doodle have them but now i have changed my mind. i think I'm going to try to find a few more pieces and keep the set for my self. Sorry Kid <3>

Monday, October 18, 2010

pumpkin gooey


so being that its fall and i pretty much love every thing food wise in relation to this time of year i decided try to make Paula Deans pumpkin gooey cake.


a few years ago when i Was pregnant with doodle went went to her restaurant in Savannah, and i had some of the Gooey cake then but never even thought about making it till i saw some one raving about the pumpkin version someplace else online!

i wanted to take pictures of the whole process but I'm not too sure where i put my camera and the husband didn't want to let me barrow his. he says i have Eulg= glue spelled backwards and rather than glue things together it makes them come apart . . . he watches too much Phineas & Ferb. any way i just got pictures of the end product . it wasn't till i put it in that oven that i started looking on the web site at other photos of the finished product that i realized i must have done something wrong or the original recipe could have used a few more details and about a STICK less butter. cause it was almost too sweet and a mess to eat
you can get the recipe here :
http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/view2/pumpkin_gooey_butter_cake/

I actually left the last stick of butter out of the top filling and when i baked it i let it sit for a bit before i cut into it, the way i had remembered it tasting was like a brown sugar like soft, cake like brownie? and this was more of a cookie/cake bar with two different textured layers. the bottom part of the cake mixture was more of like a crust or cookie and the top was more like a pumpkin pie? it was good but i recommend playing with it some. every one really liked it more than i thought they would. so im going to try to make it into a bar type treat and send it to work with the husband. how ever there is a good chance he wont share it and will eat it all by himself so i might just drop it off


Friday, October 15, 2010

We went to Florida! it was two weaks ago and im just now blogging about it!

WE WENT TO FLORIDA LAST MONTH AND IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We used daddy's left over leave days , and headed down kinda last minute to surprise visit my mom and to finally see Florida the way tourists do, we almost stayed in a hotel ! but then didn't, and we decided to stay with my mom. witch was good cause that saved us allot of money!!!!!


we looked around some online for rates and hotel availability any way, and i think next time we might check out the shades of green resort cause they charge by rank and claim to be fully accessible for the disabled. that's something we look for and like ALLOT!

DAY ONE : the Magic Kingdom!







it was a weekday! cant remember witch but i was glad we did it!


before we left i was researching what all we would do and i had it in my head that we would go see every princess! have tea! eat at Cinderella's table and check out the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

then the boss man butted in and said " NO, first we are just going to do the park and check out the rides! and . . . . . that was what we did.


my camera didn't leave my bag till just before the fire works. and we saw almost the whole park!!!! and to my surprise i realized when we got there, i had never been to the magic kingdom in the fall! EVEN WORSE !!!!! i had never been to Mickeys not so scary Halloween party !!!!!!! that just so happened would be going on while we were there ! and they would be having military appreciation night!!!! WE GOT TICKETS !!!!!!! and ill get to that later ;)


DAY TWO: Islands of adventure! @ Universal!!!!

we were going to meet up with the duke's family but there was a mix up with the repurchased tickets they got so we went to Islands of adventure at universal while they went to Hollywood studios . . . but WE GOT TO SEE THE NEW HARRY POTTER PARK! and if you were wondering? YES, IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!! while we were in the wizzarding world of harry potter we got the every flavor beans and we all eat some, its gross! but the best part of that little experience i think is actually getting a nasty one ! i had to convince the husband to do it and then when he finally did he got two nasty ones. one right after the other. i couldn't go on any rides in that part of the park. but the good people at IOA made up for it with how awesome and detailed that part of the park was and the fact that through out the rest of the park a good number of the rides and attractions were wheelchair accessible!!!!! :) the girls were both good sports for the most part considering they didn't get a break between two full days of theme parks. we had a few situations while daddy was in line for a ride an d i was waiting on the outside where i thought to myself i was DONE having kids, just because Savannah was sooo cranky and tired but as soon as Scott we done with the ride she was completely passed out and slept threw pretty much every thing else after that point.













DAY THREE : we went to sea world,

not my most favorite park i still love it mostly because of the animals. it wasn't crowded at all and it was very low key! plus its free for military. we got to feed some dolphins ! and Tabby got to see lots of one of her favorite things in the world, FISH ! it was beautiful out and i got lots of good pictures





DAY FOUR: Bibbidi bobbidi boutique, and Mickey's not so scary halloween party.

we took most the day off to relaxa then we had a late lunch at rainforest cafe and headed over to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, cause i made an appointment for gabby ! then after? off we went to Mickey's not so scary Halloween party !!!!!!!!!







Savannah at that point made an entrance ! they told us they only do girls three an d up so i didnt make an appointment for her. but while gabby was getting her make over Daddy was off picking out a dress for his other little princess!
this whole experiance was soo awesome and special to me! scott had swore up and down that we werent gona do this then he finialy decided we would, and when we went for a simple princess package he changed his mind and went all out for the dresses and shoes and every thing and basicaly spared no expence. also he was covered in glitter the dresses and gabby make over for the lext few days. I love my husband !



DAY FIVE : hang out all day with my mom and the kids and do nothing!!!!


DAY SIX; GO HOME :)


We had an awesome time and loved it ! but it was soooo good to be home.




You can only be in One of two places

some where in The Hood ! or a Millitary Town !!!! this little gem shared a shopping center with a tattoo shop, a pub ,pizza buffet and a thi restraunt. Welcome to Fayettenam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

what im reading right now

its been a while since i have gotten to stop and take time to read. i really miss it. i read allot of articles and news and blogs on the web and watch allot of that BOOK TV so i have been adding alot of titles to my list but i havent gotten a chance to get to them.. then just yesterday i was browsing a FB fan page page and the moderator mentioned

"The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" by Dr. Laura Schlessinger. she asked if any one had read it and what they thought?

i read over what some people in that group thought, most of it was nothing about the book just a bunch of Crabs trying to say like " oh just from the title it sounds stupid" and "that changing Ur self for Ur spouse is stupid", " its not an equal marriage" yada yada, word vomit. all i could think to me self was yeah Ill probably read that !!!!! but i hadn't made a plan to actually go out and get it.

but then last night i was stranded Old Navy witch happened to be right next to a Barns n Noble so i picked up a copy! along with a few others!

and I'm really looking forward to it!

right now the only books i have been getting acquainted with are the bible and " Hope for the home front!" the one from my pwoc bible study ; ) <---- i don't know if i think the book is good but i love the study!










while i was there i also got that love languages book!




and then "Searching For god knows what!" by Donald miller. <---- one of the ones my sister recommended . shes been raving about that author FOR MONTHS ! probably closer to a year but who's counting?