Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Taking it Further

Thought I'd help a little with some Christmas cheer. ;o)

More Illness

If anyone cares to know why I haven't posted pics lately it's cuz my pc with all my pics on them has been at the dr. for over a month. Not sure if I'm gonna get it back. *sigh*

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pepperoni Rolls

I copied this recipe from someone elses blog. It looked so yum and easy that I thought I'd share.

1 loaf frozen (or refrigerated) bread dough
Sliced pepperoni
Shredded mozzarella cheese
I let the frozen bread dough thaw/raise throughout the day and then cut it in half and rolled out two rectangles. Layer the pepperoni on the dough, and then cover with mozzarella cheese. Roll up lengthwise and seal the ends and seam and place seam-side down in a baking pan (I used a jelly roll pan).
The second roll I did something a little different. I brushed butter on the dough, then sprinkled with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese before layering the pepperoni and cheese and rolling. Then I brushed the top of the roll with butter and sprinkled with more parmesan cheese. After tasting the finished product I actually think this would be great with a marinara dipping sauce!
I baked them at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Pumpkin Farm

Loved this pic of Jake (my nephew)!

Pumpkin Farm

I think the kids would have played in this little house indefinitely.
Ethan wanted Aunt Kristy to take a pic of his leaves. He really been in to taking pictures of things lately so I'm getting him a camera for Christmas. I'm so excited to give it to him!

Love this shirt!

These horses were quite smelly, and you couldn't pet them cuz the sign said that they would bite.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Mommy

Chloe loves to hold baby Jake. She would be such a great big sister. . .

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Speeding Ticket

I got stopped for speeding yesterday. I thought I could talk my way out of it until the officer looked at my dog in the back seat.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Arm Wrestling

My hubby won this one. He loves beating his "big" brother at things. :o)

Chloe wanted to get in on the action.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Joel's Bday

Joel loves anything pirates. At dinner time he and Ethan have fork fights while saying "arghh." The other day I told him to do something and he said, "Aye, aye, captain."

Joey did a little mini treasure hunt. Joel's holding his "map."

Treasure found!

It had a harmonica inside. He played and played it. That was the first present he opened and he didn't care about opening anymore after that. We finally convinced him to put it in his pocket, but between every present he pulled it out and played a few notes. It was quite cute.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ethan's Party Cont.

Love this pic of Joel. He looks so old here.

The kids had a blast running through this cave.

Ethan was being a 'scary monster.'

Chloe absolutely adores her cousin Sophie.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


It's been a busy summer!! A little over 2 months ago we put our house up for sale, and have had 9 showings. It's been crazy trying to keep the house ready for people to invade. Hope this ends soon. I'm ready for more room for these kids.

I took the kids to Kansas for 2 weeks to see my fam, and had a great time, but was questioning my sanity on the way home. Took at least a week to recoup from that.

We've also had birthdays out the wazoo. I completely forgot my camera for Ethan and Joel's parties so I had to have other people take pics for me. I have yet to receive the pics from Joel's party (ahem, Kristy), but I'll post a couple when I do. Ethan had his party with his cousin, Sophie, at a little garden/water park for kids.

Can't believe he's 4!

We got him a little hand held leap frog game. He was so excited!! He played it for about a week . . . . and then we lost it somewhere in KS. Makes me a little sick to think about it, and he's quite sad.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Little Model

My sister-in-law, Carrie, took some pics of Chloe out by the pool the other day, and they turned out totally adorable. This is the only one I have saved to my computer, but the rest are on my facebook if you care to see them. (not sure why you need a microscope to see it)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jack and Jill

Ethan and Maddie having a moment of stillness at the top of the hill.

And the rolling begins.

The "men" decide to get in on it. This is Joey and one of his old bosses. We were at his boss's going away party. (Not sure whether or not I'll tell Joey that I posted this.)

Suprised that one of them (not telling who) wasn't completely squashed.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Hunt

Whoever hid the eggs put a whole bunch of them in these really pokey bushes. The kids were not impressed.

Quite belated, I know.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Kid Update

I've taken pictures lately, but haven't taken the time to transfer them to the laptop. Maybe I'll get around to that next week. (no procrastinating here)
I took the kids to an appointment last week and they were all weighed and measured so I thought I would pass that info on to anyone that cares.
Ethan: 40 inches tall & 38 lbs.
Joel: 38 inches tall & 37 lbs.
Chloe: 31 1/2 inches tall & 28 1/2 lbs.
Looking at this helps me to realize why my back always hurts. :-)
Besides that nothing much is going on in our world. I AM excited about Joey painting the bathroom this weekend. I've had the paint since the beginning of December. (was beginning to think that was a lost cause) It'll be so nice to cross one more thing off our to do list on this house. Besides the fact that I am writing this blog instead of being in the bathroom cleaning the walls and the baseboards. Ughh!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Chloe loves to steal people's chairs when they get up to do something. She'll sit there and giggle until you come back to reclaim it. Here she is in the act.

Come One, Come All

The kid's favorite chair, but they only like it with the cushion out.

Trying to fill daddy's pants.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The "Mess" Hall

This is how the kids entertained themselves during a game of guitar hero. I about wrote my letter of resignation as maid of this establishment upon discovering the latest disaster.

Guitar Hero

This is one of my favorite games. One of the fun parts about it is watching other people play. Especially people like Kristy. Observe.