Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The air is cool, the season is fall, Soon Halloween will come to all.
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore... Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do, In fact, a spook brought this "BOO" to you.
The excitement comes when friends like you, Copy this note and make it two.
The following 4 ladies have been officially BOO'd...
Michelle Weymouth: I've only met Michelle 1 time at her reception in Santa Barbara, CA (many moons ago!) SHe married one of my best friends, so I knew she had to be an awesome person! Somehow several months ago I came across her blog, and enjoy reading about her fun and crazy life with her 2 boys. She's fun and sassy! I wish we lived closer because I know we'd hang out and be great friends!
Elise Clark: One of my cousins in Utah. One of the most sweetest and nicest gals anyone will ever meet. I enjoy reading and looking at the numerous photos of her sweet baby boy Kole that's a few months old. She is head over heels in love with this little guy! It's cute to read about! (BTW, so, so excited to be moving to Utah soon so we will be closer!! YEAH!)
Alissa Miller: Another sweet gal who married one of my cousins, Ben, who is crazy! (You too Matt!) Those two boys will keep you in stitches! Alissa has to have a great sense of humor, and she does. She has adorable kids that seem to look older and older with each new post! Alissa is great at updating her family blog and her YUMMY recipe blog. She's way far away in Philly, but I feel close to her from our blogging.
This BOO party was started by http://wwwthetatteredcottage.blogspot.com/. Please keep the fun going by following these instructions.
1. You have 24 hours to work your spell
2. Copy and post the Halloween Boo Poem with the instructions for playing.
3. Pick 4 blogs you enjoying visiting and tell why you enjoy visiting them, with a link to their blog and remember to link back to me.
4. Go to the original BOO Party post at the Tattered Cottage and add your McLinky.
5. Let's see how fast and far this spreads between now and Halloween.
Posted by Lori Thompson at 10:46 PM
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here is Jackson coloring and playing all the little games inside of the children's menu.
Will taking some sips of his favorite drink, a Shirley Temple. YUM!
Here is the aftermath...The damage had been done. We are all full and this is what a typical table looks like when we've had enough! :)
Posted by Lori Thompson at 7:46 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Here are a couple of our family's favorite dessert recipes. Now, if you make either of these and you think yours is yummy, then PLEASE try my recipe and let me know which is better! With the lemon bars I use real lemon juice, not that concentrated crap! For both you need to use butter. (maybe margarine but none of that low fat nonsense!) ENJOY!!
2 sticks butter
1/2 C powdered sugar
2 C flour
Press into a slightly greased pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minuets in a 13x9 pan.
5 T lemon juice
2 C sugar
4 T flour
Beat well. Pour over hot crust. Bake 25 minutes at 350.
Here is another goody!
Snicker Doodle Cookies
1 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
2 3/4 C flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
Add above ingredients in order. Roll into balls the size of walnuts. In a separate bowl mix some sugar a cinnamon together. Roll ball into mixture. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.
I love you Nana!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Over the weekend Jackson and Tyler had a cowboy birthday party....Yes, we crammed a ton of stuff into a short weekend, but Nana and Papa were in town and wanted them to share in on the fun! Some of the kids didn't dress up, so we handed out bandannas and sheriff badges to them so they wouldn't feel left out.
We had 18 cowboys and cowgirls in attendance to the party. It was real fun to have a lot of Jack's and Ty's friends and family come and have some fun with them.
The kids had shooting competition on the wii. We made a huge poster with their names and score. It was a shooting tournament.
Each of the kids drew a self portrait of themselves for the wanted wall. Scott helped them make up cool western names.
We also had a rodeo where Scott was the wild n crazy bull. He put a belt high on his chest so the kids could hold onto it while they rode Scott. We timed each kid, and it was sure fun to watch Scott. What a character he is! His back and knees were sore after, but all the kids loved it! Jackson was the only kid who flew off....
What's a party without a pinata? I had that thing stuffed with candy! The boot fell off like 3 times it was so heavy!
The boys opened their gifts which was a lot of fun! They received a ton of fun toys they really liked. It was a fun party!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKSON!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER!!