Thursday, November 29, 2012

You’ve Been Elfed

I helped Kali, Caroline, Eli and Alex’s Elves Pokie and Francis Elf the grands today. I created a sign for the door that I attached to a little door hanger and he tucked their surprises inside a Christmas basket and cello wrapped it for delivery. I used Shabby Miss Jenn’s Santa’s Helper kit to create my door sign. Click on the image to see it in her store.

Elfed I hope they have as much fun finding them as I had helping Elf make them ;)

This is a close up of the sign I made using Fotofusion by Lumapix

Elf for Blog Here’s a closer peek at the goodie bag.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coffee and Scones

One of my very good friends came into town last week to help her father pass on to his heavenly home. I know she felt blessed to have been there with her family at that time. Her father, our dear friend Mr. Ed passed a few days before Thanksgiving and we put him to rest this past Saturday morning. Beverly and I have been friends since high school, she didn’t introduce Dave and me, we met in first grade years before, but she did encourage Dave to ask me out on a date one day in high school and our happily ever after grew from that encouragement and and for that I will be forever grateful. We didn’t get to visit until this morning, she came over for a little coffee and we had a very nice talk and caught up on a whole lot of years and family happenings. I sure love that girl, she’s a wonderful woman who is hard working, inspiring and I just love her gumption. Bev, please do come by and visit often, even if its just for a few minutes, and I do promise to look in on your Mama, encourage her to get in touch when ever she needs anything.

In preparation for our little visit, I made raspberry scones to have with our coffee. With just a little raspberry jam they were just delicious. The recipe is easy and bake up in a quick 12 minutes.

Here’s Ina Garten’s Strawberry Scone Recipe that I adapted and made with raspberry.

 DSC_0054-005 DSC_0058-008DSC_0056-006 DSC_0057-007 Our princess was here during our visit and she was such a sweetie. She was enjoying watching the chickens on the patio and in the back yard while I cooked the scones this morning and I snapped a picture of her sweet smile.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Vacation

When the children were out of school the week of Thanksgiving they all spent the day with me and I got to take a few photos of them together watching a little movie on the iPad while Caroline napped.

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I got a few extra shots of Kali modeling a little outfit I got for her for colder weather. She really loves the poncho type shawl.DSC_9805-006 DSC_9798-001 I even got a couple of shots of Miss Linee before and during her nap.

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She definitely is napping better since she cut those two little teeth, for that we are really grateful!

Boys and their Pup

The twins and Kali are spending the night at our house tonight and they really are enjoying having the Pup inside to sleep with them. He’s snuggled up between them as they watched a few minutes of Monsters Inc before bed. Its nice and toasty in the middle I’m sure!

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Giving Thanks

Our family celebrated Thanksgiving with my side of the family for lunch at my sister’s house in Lafayette. We all cooked and the meal was delicious! Before we left for her house the twins came over with “Acorn” and “Peanut”, they get new names almost daily so I wouldn’t be able to identify these birds again if you paid me to do so! They love bringing chickens into the house to make us all laugh.

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The girls were there to join us for lunch and the twins came to visit after having lunch at with Claire’s family.


Caroline and Kali had matching pants that I made them and we had little turkeys applique’d on their shirts. The photo below is of Caroline with my Mom June and Dad Don.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another First for Caroline

This week while the girls were with me and Krista was working Kali and I discovered Caroline’s first tooth! She’s been fairy happy and aside from not sleeping as well as she used to she cut it with little discomfort. Kali was thrilled to text Mama a photo of her the new tooth and she and I bought a little tooth finding gift for Caroline yesterday.

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If you look real close you can see the little tooth peeking through her pink gums.

Caroline Smiles

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we will spend the day with my family at my sister’s house and tonight I spent a little prep time getting our roast cooking and made quinoa dressing. I’ll make roasted butternut squash in the morning to bring as well. Alexa is preparing a veggie tray and Erica will make potato salad in the morning. It smells awfully yummy in here!

Browned Roasts

These beautiful roasts browned up lovely and the quinoa dressing was a first for me. I made it just as you would a rice dressing, replacing the rice with quinoa. Its such a healthy alternative to rice and filled with protein, a delicious substitute for dieters and diabetics alike.

quinoa dressing I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving day celebrating with family and friends. Be safe on your travels.

Camellia Crossing 5K

Tonight Erica and Alexa participated in the Miles Perret 5K run at called Camellia Crossing. They were joined by the Derise girls, Kayla and Kelly. Kayla is one of Erica’s roommates in Baton Rouge and they sure do know how to have fun together.

Camelia Crossing Run Good job girls for a great cause!