Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgving Menu at our home

Spinach dip with pumpernickle bread
Cranberry Cream Cheese dip with crackers
Various cheeses, pickles and olives to snack on...

Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole(ala Pioneer Woman this year)
Honey Glazed Rolls

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie w/whipped cream
Apple pie w/vanilla ice cream(Darryl asked me to make two apple pies and hide one just for him..haha!!)

Thankful for my family and the wonderful blessings of the season..

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Sorry their hasn't been any pictures lately.  My laptop is on the fritz and I don't have pictures saved on our desktop, so after I order the part necessary to fix the laptop-I'll be updating with pictures.

I'm feeling a bit better lately.  I'm S..L..O..W..L..Y..coming to what I would call acceptance.  I'm definetely better than where I was.  I still get emotional about it and do cry, but those instances are fewer and farer between.  Seeing little one waving around last Friday made Darryl elated...he was beaming the entire afternoon.  Yes, I had another that's 5 so far...yes, I'm crazy...but I had to make sure again that their was only one.  I was scared one was hiding from me! 

I haven't gained any weight yet but my belly is starting to poke out.  Thankfully, I still fit comfortably in my non-maternity clothes and hope to stay that way for a couple more months-we'll see how big the tummy gets...

I'm busy preparing for Thanksgiving.  Lists, shopping, baking-I love it!!

I've also begun some Christmas crafting.  I've started the sock monkeys for the boys, cut out the material for their Christmas pajammies and I'm also making them matching pillowcases.  I've also started crafting for some other people.  I've made something new this Christmas that I think is really cute. 

As far as the holiday's begun as far as I'm concerned-it became official when I purchased eggnog yesterday...I couldn't was calling my name..I had to do it...and it was organic...
Is it bad that when we got home from the grocery store, I sent the boys upstairs for some quiet time so I could enjoy the egg nog alone?    Hi, my name is Tanya, and I'm an egg nog hoarder....

Anyway, the boys have a piano recital this weekend, then I'm hoping we can go create some Christmas ornaments together.  We may do something at home this year-while I love going to the pottery place, it does get pretty expensive and I'd like to bring them there for something else this Christmas season.

So, that's pretty much what's going on here.  I'm hanging on......with my egg nog...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


We have family coming for Thanksgiving!!!!
This is the first time in 9 years that we have celebrated with family and I'm so excited!
I was pregnant with the boys the last time we had family together for Thanksgiving..wait...I'm pregnant this some sort of wierd coincidence?
I digress...
I can't wait-I love, love, love having people here-especially family!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Typical Nicholas

So, today we are studying about the first English settlers to America in Virgina.   I asked the boys if they were going to start a new colony somewhere, what did they think they needed to bring with them?

Matthew answered things like seeds, clothes, guns, bows and arrows.

Nicholas said, "I'd bring women"

Oh, gosh...