Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Caramel Corn -- Worth Re-Posting

Amy at Amy's Random Thoughts is asking us to post Recipes

We love this one and have given it as a gift many times!

Grandma Arlene's Carmel Corn (originally found in the Mpls newspaper)

2 c brown sugar
1c butter
1/2 c light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp Vanilla
7 1/2 quarts popped corn--divided into 2 aluminum roasting pans

Boil butter, sugar, syrup and salt in a saucepan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add baking soda and vanilla - mix thoroughly (caution-rapid expansion of mixture). Pour over popped corn, mixing immediately--2 man job. Place coated corn (which is in aluminum roasters) into 200 degree oven for 1 hour--stirring at 15 minute intervals. Cool on large clean surface.
Makes a great gift --loved by one and all!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pig Tails



One nice shot followed by a bunch of silly shots--That's my girl!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Watching What We Eat




OK, this post should be about me but I am actually watching Mya. This morning, she enjoyed grilled cheese with an apple juice chaser for breakfast. Mya's breakfast had a dessert--popsicle. For lunch, she had a runny egg, cheetoes (for dipping in the yolk, of course), cheese stick. Between meals, she is enjoying candy from various sources and some bubble gum that I suckered up to buy at the store yesterday. For supper, we are having turkey soup--well, at least Keith and I are having turkey soup. Mya, well, that remains to be seen. Perhaps a PB sandwich.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

But Who's Counting????

Quiet Saturday

Looks like the Anderson's were overdue for a Sabbath. After some template making, we all settled in for a snooze. Maybe we are a bunch of cats.

You Would Be a Pet Cat

Independent and aloof, you don't like to be dependent on anyone.
And as for other people, you can take them or leave them. You often don't care.
You live your life by your own rules. And you have deep motivations that no one truly understands.

Why you would make a great pet: You're not needy or greedy... unlike other four legged friends.

Why you would make a bad pet: You're not exactly running down to greet people at the door

What you would love about being a cat: Agility and freedom

What you would hate about being a cat: Being treated like a dog by clueless humans

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

RMJ's Package Arrives

Thank you to Kimberley at The Seventh Diamond

Kimberly also hosted the Cyber Shower. Thanks for all your hard work in organizing it.

Winnie the Pooh Overall Set

Loads of gently used clothes all in great condition.


Everyone has been so generous that words can not capture my gratitude.

Thank you ALL!!

Thank You to Laura N

Laura at Nipper Family of 4 sent this cute Diego dinner set for Noah.
Noah is going to LOVE it!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Let ME Take A Picture

Hmmm . . . which way do I point this thing???

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thank You to Gail

Gail over at Aging With Grace sent this wonderful Noah's ark bag containing a shirt, pair of pants and first collector's tractors. Thanks Gail. Our Noah's wardrobe grows as does his toy collection.
Now I have to keep the tractors away from daddy ;) Check out the accessories on Keith's desk.

Thank You Kim

Look at this box full of goodies that Kim from Journey to Isabella sent for Noah. PJs, 2 pants, 2 shirts & a firetruck. Very thoughtful. Thank you.

Thank You to Dannye


Big Sis gets into the act and "helps" with the opening of the packages.

She wanted to take them out of their boxes but I told her she had to wait until Noah gets home. Come home quickly, brother.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dannye at LayDFrog
BTW Dannye sent the wrapped boxes inside a diffierent box. Mya wondered for a while where the Rice Krispy bars were and also had a ball playing with the packing peanuts. Thanks for including something fun for her ;o) since I would not allow her to play with Noah's toys. She is so looking forward to helping her brother break in his toys.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday Tidbits

What a busy, crazy life we lead!

Been busy creating blogger layouts for folks.

Keep your eyes out for some new looks. Some are holiday ones and will make only limited appearances. I've also been creating graphics for sidebars. I really like this one of the 9 mo LID.

Work has been often--7 days last payperiod, 8 this one (my status is half time).

Still no news on our Letter of Acceptance for Noah. When we get that, things will move quickly. I really want/need to get another package out to him along with more pictures--some of the house and his room.

I'd also like to find out if Ann at Red Thread would translate some children's books for me if I sent them. I'd like to send Choco and maybe another one but not sure which one. Any suggestions?

Erin has decided to not work for a while. They had her working nearly every Friday and that's not so good for a teenager's social life. We hardly saw her. So we are OK with her taking a break.

Erin will be riding with Carrie's in-laws out to visit Carrie and Jon over Thanksgiving. So, Now we only have Joe and Rachael in town. Keith's parents decided not to have a meal at their house. We will be making a turkey here and hoping they will make the drive down.

Miss Ginger caught a squirrel last week. Too funny to watch. It was not dead when she carried up to the patio area. She dropped it and played with it/tormented it until it died. Reminded me of a cat and mouse.

The squirrel is still laying in the backyard, waiting for a proper burial.

Mya has had some bad days lately. Not at all sure why. Maybe mom is working too much. Maybe she is starting to realize that she is going to have to share her family. Maybe she is just spoiled. (I think Keith goes for the last one.) Today is a good day. It is a bit like this theater mask around here at times.
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This weekend, we lost a wonderful man from our church. John was a dad to four boys and husband to Tarryn. His life was a testimony to the very end. Death is harder to accept when the person is younger but God has a plan and He is in control. Keep this family in your prayers.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

One of Those Moments

Last night Daddy and Mya read a book in the family room.
Seems these moments are few and far between.
This morning, Mya is acting out in fits of rage.
Moments, like those in the picture, are precious and worthy of note.

Friday, November 09, 2007

More Shower Gifts

Two more lovely packages arrived yesterday but I was heading off to work. So, I didn't get them opened until this morning.
A Thomas Backpack from Connie at Mommy to 4 Treasures.
The outfit is from Michelle G at Searching For Sophie.


Thanks to both of you. Again, we will be using the A LOT. I plan to take them both to China since Gwen mentioned how much Maggie is liking her backpack and also the clothes are 2 Ts and I think they will fit Noah just right when we pick him up.
Thanks again.