Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving: No Pictures

This year's Thanksgiving was kind of a drag.  Don't get me wrong, it could've been great.  We had three family get-togethers to attend.  And I did attend them all.

Thank goodness all I was responsible for were chocolate chip cookies and corn.  Easy Peasy.   Getting the kids rounded up while dealing with complicated food items would have been less than desirable.

So why do I sound so negative?  Because my strong, handsome husband has been weak, puny and sporting bed-head for the last four days.  Apparently an infection caused by a virus decided to take up residence in his body, knockng him out of commission for a while.
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We were motivated enough to get on the road for my grandparents house Tuesday evening after Jadie had worked all day.  He drove to Corsicana and I drove the rest of the way to Van.  Things were looking alright except for a splitting headache that Jadie just couldn't shake.  He woke up Wednesday morning with more of the same and congestion had joined the list of his symptoms.  I ventured out to the local Brookshire's for some allergy meds and some Simply Saline, hoping those would do the trick.  No dice.  Jadie stayed in the bed the rest of the day and then through Thanksgiving Day.  Then I had the pleasure of driving the entire way home while Jadie continued coughing and complaining of a headache.

Friday morning I did some Black Friday shopping at Walgreens and CVS.  I know, I'm so adventurous and trendy!  I baked four dozen cookies for Thanksgiving with Jadie's dad.  Dinner was great: Brisket, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and Rolls.

Today we had Thanksgiving with Jadie's mom.  She can whip up quite the meal!  We enjoyed turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, dressing, cranberry sauce, corn, green bean casserole, and sweet tea! Yummy!

Jadie is moving around quite a bit more today, but I can tell that he's feeling terrible still.  Hopefully his Z-Pack will get him back to normal by Monday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sarah's Accomplishments

Sorry that I haven't been in a blogging mood lately.  This post will be further evidence of that...bullet style, all the way.

New in the last few weeks:

  • Sitting up in the Bumbo
  • Putting weight on her feet when held upright
  • Only 1-2 dirty diapers a day
  • Grabbing everything that comes within 6 inches of her face
  • Chew, chew, chewing her fingers
  • Pulling the paci out of her mouth (much to her dismay)
  • Staying awake about 6-8 hours of the day

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Adapted Pancake Recipe

From this Recipe Exchange site.

I am finally writing down the 2/3 version of this recipe since it is the one I consistently use for pancakes in our household.  I am getting tired of doing the conversions in my head every time I make them, so I am posting it here for my own personal reference.  Thanks for understanding!

2 Cup Flour
1/6 Cup Sugar
2 2/3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/3 Tsp. Baking Soda
2/3 Tsp. Salt
1 2/3 Cups Milk
1/6 Cup Oil
2 Egg
1 Tsp. Vanilla

Since the measurements are not standard, I usually approximate...
Turn on skillet or griddle to warm.
In large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
Add milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla, mix well with a whisk.
If needed, grease pan, or use nonstick spray.
1/4 cup of batter makes small round pancakes, 1/2 cup of batter makes a large pancake.
Once the batter has bubbled on top, flip the pancake for thourough cooking.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Veterans In My Life

Today is a day to remember our veterans, those who have served our country with bravery and selflessness.  There are three members of our family who have done just that.  Thank you to these three and the countless others that make sacrifices to keep our country a democracy.

My PawPaw
Everett Bennett
served during the Korean War

Jadie's PaPa
Harvey Horn
served during World War II

My Cousin
Melinda Ray
currently serving in the US Navy

Jadie's Cousin
Lesley Rodgers
currently serving in the US Army

We also wish to thank the countless friends we know who have served in the military.
May God Bless You for putting your life on the line for your fellow brothers and sisters.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mrs. Personality

Just when I thought I had nothing to blog about...out comes Sarah's personality!!!

We've been seeing smiles for about a month now, but they've been elusive and resistant to the camera.  I managed to catch smile on camera last Thursday and another big one that she was gave to her daddy earlier tonight.

And just a few minutes ago...the bombshell...LAUGHTER!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ahhhh, Much Better

Last Thursday, I got my regular-every-6-months haircut. It was about time!
Every time I sit in the chair getting my hair cut, I vow not to let myself go so long next time. And inevitably, I wait at least 6 months before I go in again.
It's actually easier to do my hair when it's shoulder length than when it's long. I have no idea why I can't seem to just go get it cut more often! My hair is so curly that it takes forever to blow dry or straighten it. And wearing it curly weighs it you can see from my terrible picture below.

Ok, enough jibber jabber.

Without further new do!

But first, here's the LONG hair straight-ish...And the curly version exposing my ghostly white forehead and face...

And my shorter, easier to straighten, shoulder length cut.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

$2 Reuseable Tote

I found these cute little bags today while I was shopping to restock my B&B Works Antibacterial Soap stash. Only $2 each. Way cuter than the reusable HEB bags, that's for sure. They have a variety of patterns to choose from, and I love that they roll up so you can stuff them in your purse!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Handmade Headbands

Here's a REALLY cute idea for the little girls in your life: Handmade Flower Headbands.
Perfect for any gift-giving occasion. And perfect for Kristin and I to attempt making soon!

See Design Mom's full post HERE.