Wednesday, October 31, 2007

the 31st

Happy Halloween!

Ps. I experienced my first earthquake last night. Oh and I know the picture is turned. It seems more halloweeney and I can't get it to turn the correct way.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

A picture Post

Our town has a downtown trick-or-treat that all the business part take. We went on Thursday night, with about 2000 other people. The kids had a great time. Enjoy the pics!

Just a cute halloween outfit. Dayne wore this to a party we went to on Friday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007




You Choose.

More to come......

Monday, October 22, 2007

My Girls Weekend

Basically what I did this weekend......
This is where I was all weekend. I went on a girls only weekend at our friend's cabin. I went with good friends, new friends , a few strange-o's and my sisters-in-law. I was very iffy on going. Plus was still sick with strep.

BUT I had a wonderful time!!!! Thanks for coming Kelli and Crissie. I enjoyed getting to know both of you better and loved getting to spend so much time with you. I love you both.
So good caramel apples. They had caramel, white chocolate and then cinnamon and sugar. Daisy made the best treat of the whole weekend.

Best baby. My nephew Isaac was the only boy that got to come this weekend.

Our Room. Kelli and I shared a room. It was so nice so not be on the floor or in the big room (with 17 women). Tricks on Kelli, I snored like a lumberjack. She had ear plugs.

Crissie and Kelli.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


In our bedroom this morning.

Rich: "Be careful ,Crewe, Mom is really sick."

Crewe:" I'll take care of you. Crawls in my bed. Mom, you are really hot."

Ashley:"I know, I have a fever."

Crewe:" Dad, come quick! Mom has a BEAVER!"

*Update. I went to the dr and I have.....wait for it.....STREP!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Maybe Good?

I have not made these doughnuts but they look so good. I am in love with this cooking website: This recipe and picture is all from her blog. I hope she doesn't mind sharing.

Vermont Apple Cider Doughnuts Collette/2001

1 cup apple cider
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
vegetable oil or shortening -for frying

2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup apple cider

For glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar and cider.
Dip doughnuts while warm;
serve warm.(I didn’t dip, I just drizzled the glaze over them)

Boil apple cider in small saucepan until it is reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes; cool.

Beat sugar with shortening until smooth. Add eggs and mix well, then add buttermilk and reduced cider.

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in another bowl. Add to liquid ingredients; mix just enough to combine. Transfer dough to lightly floured board and pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch doughnut cutter; reserve doughnut holes and reroll and cut scraps.

Add enough oil or shortening to fill a deep pan 3 inches; heat to 375′F. Fry several doughnuts at a time, turning once or twice, until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to paper towels with slotted spoon.

Source: The Recipe

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Muffin Man

The best part of these muffins: sweet potatoes were mixed into the batter and no one was the wiser.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bits of Crewe

"Mom, can you take my shoes off. They are FREAKING me out!"


At a birthday party. The teenagers leading the party were looking for song suggestions. They had just finished singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

"What song do you want to sing next?"

Crewe, "Hey, Hey You I don't Like Your Girlfriend." ( Avril Lavine)


After all of his tv privileges were taken away:

"Mom, all of my show privileges were taken away in the front room but not in the bedroom!"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

One of THOSE days

I fee awful today. Is is possible to be hung over from a heavy night of drinking this?

I was out late last night playing a little game of BUNCO. No, I didn't win, nor was I the biggest loser. I was smack in the middle. The middle of suckville. The biggest winner and the biggest loser both get prizes. What does the most mediocre win? Nada....a Diet Pepsi hangover. Wait, it could be that I got home at 12:30am and was up by 5:30am. That could also be the reason for the crappy way I feel today.

So I am setting my goals for the day, LOW.

Start this Book:
Have kids play outside:

Bake bread from:

Hold Dayne and have Crewe watch a little of this:

Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I am Easy

I have been bought. And the sad part, it didn't take much. Rich bought me 1 Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin and now he gets to sleep in the this morning. I am weak. And now it is 6:30am and I have already been awake for 1 1/2 hours. My chance to sleep in- SOLD- for a piece of chocolate covered heaven.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Just Call her Chewey

Dayne will chew on ANYTHING. Anything she gets near. She LOVES the remote control or the phone... This is new phase for us to start.
Yes, that is plastic. I know, I am a good mom.

Hey, she is ready to start fruits.

I know, Mom. The shirt is messy. Gross, drooled on shirt. I can fix that.....

Cover it up with a bib.

PS. Dayne started crawling on Wed. No army crawl for her, she is much too advanced.