Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Is Coming...

It's 5 more days until Christmas Day! Woo! Ashley get's to be with her Daddy for Christmas morning this year, But we'll have her that afternoon to give her our gifts and Santa's gifts :o) We'll be doing our Mexican Christmas Dinner with Mom on Saturday Night! I'm looking forward to that :o)

I recieved an adorable Sleeper in the mail this week from my sweet friend Elaine, Thank you so much sweetie!! The sleeper is adorable and I LOVED both cards!! Thank you so much!!!

Ashley's Christmas party at School was Friday... here are some cute things from that. She also brought home a nasty cold, If it get's much worse we'll be in the ER before Christmas.. Poor baby, I hate when their sick!!!

This is an adorable Marshmallow tree her class made...

and a really cute ornament.. hehe!!

My knitting is coming along, I'm working on seaming together the sweater for the baby, I hate seaming!!! it's hard to make it look right, I did finishe Kristi's other glove and got her hat/glove set wrapped and under the tree. I'm working on the hiking scarf with just a little bit to go and I startedd a pair of purple mittins for Ashley out of the leftovers from Kristi's gift.

Coming along even better is my Do It List (aka To do list) Since I'm feeling almost back to my normal self (Aside from the preggo belly & My hip giving out now and then) I was glad to see I felt up to making a Do it List again and actually getting it done. I want to finish everything on the list before the new year... preferebly before Christmas even!! LOL!! There was 24 things on my list yesterday morning and as of 3pm today there are 10 thing left to do! Woohoo!! I got a lot done yesterday and this morning!

Okay I'm outta here before I bore everything to pieces.

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Howday & Happy Holidays!!!

Hrmmm... It's been just a few days since I posted last, A lot has happened and we've had a few things going on here and there :-) My Computer was being a Jack-A** for the last week and running funny for the last year, I've been using AVG's free Anti-Virus software for awhile and I finally figured out that It is what has been making my fairly new computer act wacky for the last year or soo.. It really bogged it down and made it run slower, I uninstalled it and it was amazing how fast the computer started loading webpages and programs! AWESOME! So no more free anti-virus for us, I downloaded a free 90 day trial of Norton's and we'll pay when that time is up :o)

Let's see.. Where should I Start.. LOL!! Decemberrrr 3rd was my last post so it's been over a week. This past weekend (Sat.) we had the "How The Edge Stole Christmas" concert. The edge is a radio Station out of Dallas, TX that plays awesome alternative and Heavy Metal music, So they were putting on the concert.. Here is a pic with our Tickets and a list of the bands an times they played. The Concert was awesome!! I was a bit worried at first about the baby though.. LOL!! But we had checked online before hand to make sure it was safe. Disturbed was even more awesome than the first time we saw them! Great Show!

Mom had watched Ashley for us for the weekend, So we left early on Saturday morning so we could get some Christmas shopping in at Lewsiville, TX before heading on down for the concert. We Hit Toys R Us first, Wwe bought Ashley the V-Smile video game played for her big gift, some puzzles, a book on being a big Sister, Some Lego's and we got an awesome deal on the Curious George Movie and Over The Hedge, We got them both for $20!! Ashley loves George and we haven't seen over the hedge yet. While we were down shopping I went in Joann's Fabrics, where I managed to find NOTHING!! I wanted some sock yarn but they didn't have any!! Someone please help me find some sock yarn online, Because I'm having no luck finding any in the stores :o( We hit a Half Price New and Used book store they have in Lewsiville also, Normally I dump the guys off there and I head over somewhere else to look, But this time I decided to go in with them and I'm sure glad I did!!! They had a whole slew of nice Cookbooks and Knitting Books!! I hit the Jackpot! I only bought 2 knitting books since we were saving our money for Christmas shopping but I cannot wait to go back to that store!!!! Here are the two books I found for Great Prices Even!!

On Monday Ashley's class took a field trip to the Museum, Where they had "Santa's House" set up, The kids got a Christmas story read to them by a lady and Imagine my surprise when She turned on this wooden puppet show for them to view, These puppet's used to be in our Daube's Department store window downtown when I was a kid every year, When the Daube family sold the building I always wondered what happened to the puppets, It was one of our few family traditions to go downtown every year and see the puppets, It brought tears to my eyes to see them working again and made me think a lot of my Dad. here is a picture, Just because I want to share..

Next they kids got a story read to them by Santa, Decorated a sugar cookie with Mrs. Clause and ate it and then they got to Decorate a Snowman Christmas ornament :o) Ashley is over to the left on the back row with the white sweater on :o)

On Thursday we got a small package from Jake's Mom which contained our yearly Christmas ornaments and a few other things.. One of which was the most beautifully Croched Baby blanket I have ever seen!! It was Crochet by Jake's Mom's friend Barb for us, Even though I'm a knitter who doesn't care for Crocheting This blanket is one of the prettiest hand made blankets I've ever seen..
My knitting is going good. I'm still working on my cabled hiking scarf which I'd like to finish soon and start on the matching hat. I still haven't finished the baby Sweater/Cardigan, I just need to seam it together still and add the buttons. I did put these things on hold because I decided to knit my sweet Sister a hat and some mittens in her favorite color, I think she's going to love them!!!

Well, I guess that about covers it for me, We have a Dr's appointment today, Just a regular check up, I think they'll do some labs today, I always just tell them to stick it in my hand and get it over with, They never can find a vein anyway. I've been feeling a little better, But my back hurts a lot and my hips, I can't raise my legs and getting up a down is a challenge. I'm pretty sure my body is getting to old for this.. LOL!!

Okay that's enough for now, Everyone have an awesome week!!!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Weekend Is Ending . . .

Well, It' Sunday evening, The weekend is ending, Ashley will be coming home in a couple of hours from the weekend at her Daddy's and we'll be starting to put up the Christmas tree. It should be interesting since we have NO room in this house, Things will have to be rearranged quite a bit to get it up.. We're hoping to have the tree put up when Ashley get's here and then she can help decorate.. but we'll see.

I wanted to share a picture of the most amount of snow we got, Since Oklahoma Never get's snow, This was a lot for us, I know some of you are laughing.. But We're okies... The snow is all gone now..

Here is another of my sweet Ashley getting ready to play in the snow on the second day, She was so excited, She's 5 and this was the first time in her life She's seen this Much snow!!

Jake and I did a little shopping at Wal-Mart last night, Picked up a few small Christmas Gifts for Ashley and a few Random things, We'll be doing our Main shopping for her Next weekend while we're in Texas for "How The Edge Stole Christmas" Concerts. More on that at a later date.

Has anyone tried the Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers?? YUMMY!!!

We also found some very redneck/funny Christmas cards to send to Jake's family in Washington.. Check them out! LOL!!!

I finally (praise God) got a new big skillet to cook in. Both of the big skillet's I had were in horrible shape from age and I've been begging for one forever.

Still going strong on the knitting...I finally finished the babies blanket.. WOOHOO!!!

I did start one new small knitting project on Friday... finished it in a few short hours... A very adorable hat for the baby.. I have Ashley's baby doll modeling it.. It will fit the baby a bit more snug I hope :o) You can kind of see my huge preggo belly in this pic as well.

So now I'm working on finishing up my hiking Scarf and seaming together the baby Cardigan I knitted. Then I can start some new projects!!! Woohoo!!!! hehe!! I'm excitted I have a few lined up already!! Plus I've been buying some new knitting magazines, I really think next I'd like to knit a sweater or something for Ashley or myself to wear.. hehe!!

Okay enough babble! :o)

Soft Batch Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I made this a few days ago, Baked half and froze the other half, But these were the BEST Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I have ever eaten!! I'm not a big fan of Raisins in general but I couldn't even taste them the cookies had such a great flavor. Of course the recipe would be just as good without them if you wanted to leave them out!

Soft Batch Oatmeal Rasin Cookies Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar and eggs until creamy.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.
Bake until lightly browned.