Monday, October 25, 2010


Sorry that we haven't posted in awhile but with our annual halloween party and apple picking and hem-hawing around, where does the time go. Now that all that rucus is over I can concentrate on working on Christmas! be on the look out for christmas cards!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween at my house

SOOO, my husband and I started decorating last night for Halloween, and I pulled out my cricut and you know one thing leads to another and then another .....but I doubt I'm done yet!

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Little, Old Man!

Question: Should I, or Shouldn't I be upset that my 3 year old son told me last night, "I don't want to take a bath. I wanna take a Shower!" I said okay got everything started and opened the back of the curtain so I could help. He then turns to me and says, "I got it Moooom, go away. I can do it"  :( This would be where you insert the Tears :(  Did you catch the part where he is 3!!!!  This growing up is TO FAST for me!  I hate to think of what is next!!
YAYA, Laura

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cold Weather Dinner! Mmmm

This is my Famous Vegtable Beef Soup!  This is probalby the ONE thing that I crave on a Cold Day, and since yesterday was just cold enough, I had to break it out!  I love it SO much that I would love to share the "Secret" Recipe with you....
6-8 Qt Stock Pot
1 Package of Stew Beef (about 2lbs)
1 Onion (Diced)
1 Can Petit Diced Tomatos w/ juice
4-6 Potatoes pending on size (peeled and cut to size)
1 Small Bag of Baby Carrots (cut to size)
3-4 Stalks of Celery (cut to size)
1 16oz Bag of Frozen Lima Beans
1 16oz Bag of Frozen Corn
1 16oz Bag of Green Beans
10 Beef Boulion Cubes
** You can substitue any veggie that you like and even use canned veggies as appose to frozen. You can also add more or less Pending on Pot Size!! **

Cook Stew Beef and Onion till meat is cooked through.  Add just enough water to cover top of meat and onions and cook for about 10mins more.  Add Potatoes and Beef Boulion cubes and again cover with water.  Cook for about 20mins.  Add rest of Veggies.  Add enough water to cover top of soup mix and cook on low for about 1 - 2 Hours pending on desired tenderness.  Make sure to stir it so it doesn't stick.  ENJOY!!!  I love ANY recipe that you can just kinda throw what ever in and its good everytime!  I hope you like it as much as I do!! 

This Weekend

its not often that I am impressed with my own photos, but this one I am. Kimmy and I went to maymont park this weekend to work on some upcoming christmas presents and I snagged this shot. I am happy with it. What do you think??

Friday, October 1, 2010

Todays Advice To (myself)

Laura, take a mental note and STOP going onto Web MD to get advice about what your Children might have.  My son now suffers from a mix between Canker Sores, Pemphigus, Cozsackie virus infection, Scarlet Fever, and Thrush!!!  and YES I have left a message at the Doctors office as to what it might be.  I'm just waiting for a call back.  The reality is he has a small cold with a snotty nose and the last day or two he says his mouth hurts when he eats.  I FINALLY found a little white sore that looked like a cold sore or blister on the inside of his lip.  The next day he was still fussy and I found 2 more under his tongue...insert Web MD!!  I really think they are little canker sores but I know I will have to take him to the Dr.s to find out for sure!!  As I shake my head....Why can't they just give you something over the phone???  There is nothing I hate more than being told, "no, you really need to bring him in." You get there and, "yes, he has Canker Sores lets do blah blah blah"!  I REALLY wish we could say, "NO SHIT!!  Thats what I SAID!!"  LOL  I will keep you posted.......
Laura  YAYA