Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

James Bond
A Pink Fairy
Thomas the Train
A Spy Agent
Darth Vadar
We had a great time Trick-or-Treating this evening. We caught up to our neighbors and had a great time going around the neighborhood. A few stomach aches, but lots of fun! (Hunter's pose in his picture was completely his own, by the way!) I borrowed an India outfit from Annie ..... it was so comfortable! I loved it. I even had anklets and you can maybe just see the jewel on my forehead. It was super fun to wear!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall decorations

I have never been a fan of the gory/scary side of Halloween, but I do enjoy the "fall/harvest" side of things! The boys, however, are huge fans of everything scary! So I compromised and put up my first ever Halloween decoration! I just used white yarn and Nathan helped me cut spiders out of cardstock. The girl spiders have bows on top of their heads, and each spider is labeled with a name! It was fun, and the boys have been appeased.

Here are a few of my other fall decorations inside the house this year.

oh, and here's my awesome IKEA lamp that I got in the as is section! I am so ecvited to change whatever is inside to match the seasons!

Bread Bowls
2 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbs yeast
Combine and let sit until bubbly
Then add....
2 tsp salt
2 Tbs oil
4 cups flour
Mix well then add 3 more cups flour 1/2 cup at a time stirring well after each.
Knead and let rise until doubled.
Punch down and divide into 8 sections
shape into nice little balls and place on greased and lightly cornmealed cookie sheet.
Let rise until doubled
Brush with 3 egg whites + 2 Tbs water
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
Brush again with remaining egg white mixture and let finish baking for another 10-15 minutes.
Let cool then cut off 1/2 " and scoop out bread. leave about 1/2" - 3/4" thick.
We LOVED them! And they look really impressive and fancy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thank you, Nana!!

Felicity looks so beautiful in her new birthday sweater! I love love love the yarn, and I love love love the pattern!

I love this picture above!

And these are the gorgeous bread bowls I made for company the other night! A-MA-ZING!!!! So easy, and so delicous! I filled them with "Chunky Cheese Soup". So delicious!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I believe!

So today we were sitting around the table eating lunch and Ben commented that he'd like a new "not so formal" coat to wear. We were talking for a second about that and then Nathan chimed in. Nathan suggested that Ben just put it on his Christmas list, because then he wont have to spend any money on it! I thought that was so cute! 8 yrs old and he still believes! I can't imagine we'll go the whole season without him figuring out a thing or two!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fat quarter give away!

Unfortunately I haven't learned yet how to do a really cool link -- but this works, too!
Pumpkin Patch Primatives is doing a fat quarter give away of some Pumpkins and Spice fabrics! I'd love to use them! So here's the link! Go check it out!

ps, if someone wants to give a link tutorial.....feel free!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where has the month gone! I've been busy!

This "helmet" was the best $0.69 I ever spent! He singled it out at the thrift store, and now takes it everywhere with him. Schools, stores, playing, he even sleeps with it! So cute!

My "finished" work space! Shelves are up, and my mats are hanging! I'm nearly complete one of three quilt tops for Christmas gifts!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Catching up.....

For dinner this past sunday we made macaroni & squid! The boys loved it!

I caught a picture of Nathan reading to Gary. It was the cutest thing! They didn't know I was there.

We love broccoli quiche! I now have to make 2 becuase 1 just simply isn't enough!

I made some cute little halloween cards. The tops is pieced and then I put cardstock on the back and wrote a little Happy Halloween Note! Into the mail they go!

A wonderful neighbor of ours gave the boys some new trucks! They played so well in the front yard yesterday with them! It was great!

Friday, October 2, 2009

My happy man!

Announcing all 1081 CDs! The Britton Brothers Band!!

Felicity's 1st Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Felicity,
Happy Birthday to you!!

Felicity had a great time helping me decorate. Tape in her hair and crepe paper in her mouth! What gets better than that!
All dressed and ready for her party guests to arrive! She had a great time playing with the balloons.

Here are some of the guests. Neighbors and friends... I love them all! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful they all are. What fun we have together. What fun all our children have together. Such blessings.

My little girl and her birthday cake! So cute, so happy, so mine.

Such a twinkle in her eye!