Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dog Montage

This is how Tasso fell asleep in the car on the way home from Hot Springs. His head wedged between the seats.

What I find most every morning when I get out of the shower.

Both dogs competing for attention in the "not big enough recliner".

Chox being pitiful after Coby and Tasso left him for a weekend of hunting.

Sweet boy Tasso.

Martha, don't be jealous.

I was off for Thanksgiving Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We had Coby's side of the family's Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening, went to my parents on Thursday, and then headed to the lake Saturday and Sunday.
My parents wanted me to bring dessert and the sweet potatoes. I decided to do it up big time. Every thing from scratch. Cut my own apples (AR black apples to be exact), made my own crust, and used REAL pumpkin! Everything turned out well. The apple pie was a bit dry but live and learn. I'll add some apple juice next time. There will be a next time because I found this all very enjoyable. If you have never made your own pie crust I urge you to do so. It sounds intimidating but is SO easy (esp with a food processor).

Sorry the set of pictures is incomplete...the pumpkin pie was gone before I could snap a photo.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Use the 4 pack for $1

Thursday night I helped my sister-in-law, Karla, chaperon Evyn's 12th birthday party. It was of course a slumber party of 12 squealing, hyperactive girls and one very unhappy 7 year old brother.
Things they did, and did not do...
DID... eat cheese dip, pizza, chocolate fondue, and ice cream cake.
DID the the 1985 movie "Clue".
DID... play a crazy game called "I hate Skittles".
DID NOT...sneak boys in and hide them in the closet.
DID...decorate monogrammed pillow cases.
DID NOT...smoke cigarettes under the porch. flashlight tag.
DID NOT...drink parents boxed wine. boys to find dates to winter cotillion.
DID down the street topless screaming "Happy New Year". us into taking them to roll said boys houses.
DID NOT...have the one with the biggest breasts dress-up in her Sunday School clothes to buy beer at the gas station.

All in due time I guess.

Monsters In My Closet!

I took the time this Friday to attack the clutter (i.e. mad mess) in our closet. You see, we are VERY blessed to have such a large closet in this old house. In fact it was one of the MAJOR selling points. But, at times, it gets out of control. I last did closet purge a few months ago and it stayed fairly well organized until a few weeks ago. Apparently when we decide that the organization has been lost we go all out. I mean, go big or go home right? So I spent ~3 hours cleaning/organizing/purging our closet on Friday. Here are the results.
(note the amount of hangers left when clothes are sorted and given away)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nothing says Halloween like Elvis

Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays. All about fun with none of the added pressure. Friday night I went up to Coby's work to take pictures at their Halloween party. What a fun group!
Some of my favorite costumes.

Saturday I deep cleaned the house while Coby did this...

I also finally got my Halloween decor up. It's taken so long b/c of all the rain. We had some people over for chili inbetween trick or treaters but I failed to get any pictures of actual people.

Lastly here is Coby's early Christmas gift. He can't say I never got him anything nice.