Tuesday, December 28, 2010
But I am waiting. I don't want to rush myself or SL, my hubby. However, I'm ready for it all to be gone! I have heard that it is supposed to be good luck to leave the tree up until the new year, but I don't think I can. If I take it down my two year will stop throwing the ornaments around the room. Ahh... Peace. How long do you leave your decorations up? Or are you that neighbor who leaves them up on your house for weeks after Christmas?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I made it on a Saturday night, and it tortured me not to taste it. I could smell it all through the house. I have never smelled such a wonderful smell in my life. Well, maybe the smell of my newborn son was just a little bit better. I pained me not to take a little piece of it. When my hubby was not looking a took a little bite off the top. I figured no one would notice.
This was my first real cheesecake:
■1 box Vanilla Wafers
■½ cups Pecans
■1 stick 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
■1-½ teaspoon Vanilla
■3 packages 8 Ounce Cream Cheese
■1-½ cup Sugar
■4 whole Eggs
■½ cups Sour Cream
■2 cups Blackberries
■½ cups Sugar
■2 Tablespoons Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place vanilla wafers and pecans into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes crumbs. Add melted butter and vanilla and pulse again until combined. Pour into a 10-inch spring form pan and press crumbs into the bottom of the pan. (If they come up the sides, that’s okay!)
For the filling, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add sour cream and mix again. Pour mixture into crust, smooth the top, and bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes. Turn off oven and open door and allow to sit in the oven with the door opened for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
For the topping, add blackberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan or skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Pour blackberries over the cheesecake and place pan into the fridge to cool and set for at least 2 hours—several hours is better
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I really do love this Purex 3-in-1. I was able to get this detergent fairly cheap because I had saved some coupons. I paid less than a dollar for each one. I thought I would get it because it was going to be a cheap detergent that I could stock up on. Little did I know just how much I was going to LOVE it! It is so easy to use that my husband has even started doing some laundry. It has the detergent, softener, and dryer sheet all in one sheet. There is very little packaging and is great for stocking up on because it takes up very little space in my laundry area. Let's talk about the smell, oh the smell. I am usually very picky about the smell of my detergent and softener. When I bought this I didn't really care what it smelled like because I was getting it so cheap that I told myself I would live with whatever smell it had. My first load came out and I could not stop smelling the clothes. It has such a light and refreshing smell that I have been washing everything, even my curtains. I'm not sure if I said this yet but I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! Just try it you will too.
I have not been paid by Purex nor do they even know who I am. I just wanted to share my fascination with this detergent.
Friday, October 15, 2010
You could surely tell when we crossed over into Oklahoma. Hay bales as far as the eye could see.
We took a new way where we came to Muskogee and saw strange sights.
The back seat went frighteningly quiet. I was afraid of what I would find. I was reassured and giggled when I saw this.
My husband and I got to spend some alone time together. So we went to one of our favorite places here. The Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
The Promenade is an outdoor mall. It is so pretty at night. The pyramid in the center of the promenade is lit up and changes colors to the music.
We go a little bonkers when we are without child for a few hours. Two more days then we have to go back to Texas.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
We don’t often get to have a night where there is nowhere we need to be. No football or volleyball games, no church functions, no family visiting. Sean was off from both jobs, which is very rare. I only work in the mornings so I was free. So we took advantage of our freedom and had ourselves a family night. We piled in the car and headed one town over to the lovely park on a lake. Our little town has a park but it is covered in graffiti and there is no telling what you will step on, or who you will come in contact with. My Son loves this park, it has a great playground and the lake is full of ducks and geese that are so much fun to feed. These are some of the pics from our Family Night.
One of my favorite pics from the night.
He decided he wanted to eat the bread instead of giving it to the ducks.
This can’t be good. That Goose was mean.
This where we have my son’s birthday parties. We just had one there this Saturday. He turned 2! I’ll post about that later.
We then went for pizza and pigged out. It was great.
Oh my favorite picture of the two of them. The men I love.
My newly turned 2 year old.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Not too bad we could fix this, and we did. Please pay no attention to how bad my backyard looks. We have had a lot of rain lately. Well, except where the pool had been laying (the big dead circle).
Early last week a strong line of storm came blowing through. And I mean blowing. I was home by myself so I couldn’t take down the awning. So I decided to lower it all the way to the ground and stake down. I was hoping the would work. The the storm hit and the wind hit. I knew it was strong winds when I heard it HIT the back side of my house. When the storm was half way through I went to check on the awning and it was blowing around getting the back of my house. I just prayed that it didn’t hit a window. When I eventually ventured outside this is what I found.
Oh how sad…. it is gone for good. No repairing it this time.
Good bye to our Cowboys awning. We had such a short time with you. Thank you for the shade you provided us during this blazing summer. You keep me and my son from being sunburned as we played in the pool beneath you. One day we will replace you, but it may take awhile. You were pretty expensive for us. Good bye friend.