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50 years.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The 50th Anniversary Party for my parents went really well.  Almost perfect.  The weather was beautiful.  The place we had the party looked beautiful.  It was all really really nice.  My parents renewed their vows.  It was really sweet.  A lot of people showed up which was great. 

Here’s a pic of mom and dad … aren’t they cute?


Here’s one of some of us …


Instead of a guest book… I got this frame and had this mat cut for signatures.  I thought it turned out really pretty.


This was in the entrance ….



I love them… I’m glad they had a special day.


Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Yesterday my sweet neice Toni took me, mom and Candace (& Gabbie) out to lunch at Olive Garden!  I ordered my all time favorite fettucini alfredo after being pushed by Toni & Candace to seize the day 🙂 …  I am happy to report I only ate a few bites and saved the rest (which became emelia’s after school snack).  It was yummy. I heart the salad at olive garden. 



Little Gabbie is hilarious and so cute.  She makes the funniest faces I thought we were going to fall out of the booth laughing at her.  She (like me!) is the baby sister to two older brothers. 


We all had such a nice time together. 

On another note… I weighed today and am down five pounds this week! yay!  That is even with lunches at Panera, Cheesecake Factory, Iguana Grill &  Olive Garden!

Happy Birthday Toni!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008


We had a great lunch at Cowboy Hall of Fame to celebrate my niece Toni’s birthday! 

mother’s day recap & menu plan monday

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Mother’s Day was a good day! It was the second time teaching the junior high girls at church and I was actually really early. The morning went unusually smooth.
Class went really well too.
Before church they had all moms draw a number and then right before service they drew out three numbers. I was really surprised when my number was the third one called. I was given a gift card for Chili’s (it works at on the border and macaroni grill too).
Amanda gave me a candle holder centerpiece and a funny but sweet card… my secret sister at church gave me a really pretty frame and sweet card… and my friend Miki who is vacationing in Mexico left a sweet card for me too. Mom gave all of us pretty plants and Matt’s mom gave me a gift set of Sung perfume and lotion! I loved the things Izzy and Emelia made for me at school.
We came home and I fixed a quick lunch and then took a nap. Too long!
I had to make corn casserole for mom’s… I almost slept too late!

corn casserole…
1 can cream corn
1 can whole corn drained
1 pkg jiffy corn bread mix
1 stick of butter
chopped onion (half)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese

saute onions in butter until clear and mix with remaining ingredients saving half the cheese to sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for about an hour. Sprinkle remaining cheese and let melt.

This was really yummy. I take it almost every time we have a get together by request.
It’s not diet food for sure.
There was not one crumb left. Not one!

My brother Mike and his family were there and my oldest brother Jody was there with two of his daughters.

Here’s Emelia with my niece Candace’s baby… and my niece Toni with her hub…

Mom made ham and rolls, chocolate lush and apple dumplings…

My menu…
tonight we’re going to have tacos, because I have three avocados ready to make guac.
tomorrow we’ll have chicken and potatoes. (I’ll be at FLO)
wednesday we’ll have meatless spaghetti and garlic toast (ww) with salad.
thursday I’m going to try the recipe Paula brought…
Friday we’ll probably order pizza or get gyros to go.

I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day. I did!