Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our First Thanksgiving

Today has been pretty busy for me. Josh doesn't get off shift until eight AM tomorrow morning, so I had to prepare some things in advance for Thanksgiving. This is the first year in our almost five year marriage that we will be cooking the whole meal ourselves, and it will be just the three of us eating it as well.

We are having:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing (two kinds)
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Croissants
  • Cranberries
  • Fruit Salad
  • Blueberry and Apple pies
My kitchen is clean and ready for the wonderful mess that it will become tomorrow. I am ready to cook like mad, and with some help from Josh, hopefully pull off our first Thanksgiving.

Family Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Josh

Today is my husband, Josh's 31st birthday, but he is working. We decided to celebrate his birthday yesterday in Hot Springs, just the two of us. We went out to eat at the Olive Garden as soon as we got there. It was so good! He and I went shopping after that and got a couple more Christmas gifts for Ryan. The Red Cross was sponsoring and event called, "Tinsel and Traditions" at the Civic Center. There were many booths set up by area businesses. Some were selling Christmas items and others were selling their usual items. We got a small white fiber optic Christmas tree to put on our table since we aren't going to chance putting up the big tree because Ryan will be 17-18 months old. I know it would be just too much of a temptation for him.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I know it has been awhile since I have written anything. I had a bit of an emotional week, and I didn't feel like being on the computer much less blogging.

Well lets start with the obvious: Election 2008! Yes, I voted and not for the man who will be taking office come January. I suppose you could say I was in a Obama funk November 5th. I got over the mood I was in and am much better now. God is in control.

Last Friday Josh, Ryan, and I went out of town to get some outdoor carpeting for our front porch and a tub surround kit for one of our bathrooms. Saturday and Sunday Josh's grandpa and mom came over to help with the carpeting. It looks sharp and very professional!

Today was cold and rainy! I was very disappointed because we weren't supposed to get any water on the carpet for 3-5 days. Here comes the rain this morning, and it has been raining off and on all day/night. We'll have to stick parts of it back down I'm sure.

I should be sleeping. Ryan is asleep and has been for nearly 3 hours. I will write more later when I have more to say.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nicholas Ian's Ultrasound Pictures

Ryan in his Halloween costume!

Ryan in his teddy bear costume.

He made such a cute little cuddle bear if I may say so myself!


Just one of the reasons I am NOT voting for Barack Obama this Tuesday!


I am sickened by this quote! Responsibility for actions and definitely morals should be instilled in children at an early age! Sex outside marriage has consequences no matter how you look at it, but a baby is not a 'punishment'! A baby is a blessing, and how dare Obama speak so carelessly about human life! Please pray for America harder than you've ever prayed before!