Friday, April 23, 2010

Girls night out! 4/2010








I went out with some friends from work ( a few months ago) and boy did we have fun!!! The only problem was that I only had soup for four days and then I had three POMEGRANATE CADILLAC MARGARITAS and boy was I tipsy! We are so blessed to work with each other- even though we may get on each other nerves.... we all can roll with the punches!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MY 39th Birthday!



This was a couple of months ago but I never posted these- so here they are! My beautiful friend Tammy decorated my house, My wonderful friend Janel TeePee'd my house and my awesome hubby made me a great banner inside. My dad got me my bike I wanted and it matches Savannah's! Then Janel took us out to Joe's for the first time- yummy sushi! Steven ate EVERYTHING including a quail's egg.






Then of course I had to have my FAVORITE pecan praline ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins- WOW- What an AMAZING Birthday!







Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Cupcakes!


These are delectable cupcakes I made for his birthday at school. He is in the Ocean room so I figured the sharks would be perfect! Ms. Toni said they were the BEST- and so did Shawn!!!! This was my first time making the powdered sugar, butter recipe found on the back of the powdered sugar bag- YUMMO!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Boy Shawn!





Ok, so maybe he's not a baby anymore- it's official he is a preschooler...... not a baby, infant, or toddler..... he is 3! This is such a hard one..... they grow up too fast and I want to keep him my baby.... but boy did he turn 3 with a BANG! He wanted an Incredibles birthday because about 2 months ago he started watching movies. He loves The Incredibles and watches it over and over.... but since it is sorta old I could NOT find anything Incredibles except for a small figurine set for $199.00 (Which was NOT going to happen!) and a balloon- so we had to kinda of make it super hero's and he was Spiderman- which he was for Halloween. But you can't tell by the pictures because he took off the costume before anyone even arrived :( oh well- he is three but still acting two! He is EVERYTHING I ever wished for in a boy... he is smart, cute, and H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!!! Happy Birthday my baby boy- momma loves you to the moon, sun, stars, and back to our house again!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

SURPRISE- it's not your birthday!

My Sharon is the best box maker EVVA! Seriously, she can look at a piece of paper and it almost jumps up and turns into a cute box all by itself- hehe (I think I have said this before)
She made an adorable box that my friend Pam won at the Sizzler meeting and so I had to come home and make one- well, since I am box challenged- mine didn't come out- but she was able to help me over the phone and I will post that one later- but for now.... I made this one for my sister- it's not her birthday but we are into making cupcakes and so I made this little box to put the cupcake in... so I will surprise her at her work with it tonight!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

BUGS! BUGS! BUGS!




I used to enter some swaps on papercrafts- I like doing swaps because they make you STAMP! Since my life is crazy busy, I don't always get to do what I love.... paper crafting! So I now have started swaping on Split Coast Stampers and here was my second swap. I also used this swap for the Sizzler meeting and it was so ugly- the 2nd worst card- but for the bugs swap I added a flower (the Sizzler meeting is where I learned to make them, you should come with me :) I hope they like them, I do!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Savannah's 10th Birthday




My baby girl has turned 10- the double digits, and she did it with a bang! She had 9 girls over for a karaoke campout! They sang, danced, jumped, screamed, tee-pee'd, played games, and roasted marshmallows.

We are sooo blessed to have this precious angel in our lives. She had to share her life with her bay brother at the end of second grade and then her cousins at the end of the third grade- she had NEVER once complained about all the attention that she has lost, and everything she has had to go without- THANK YOU Lord for the best present you could have ever given me- My sweet baby girl- I love you so much Savannah- Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sizzler meeting 4/10/10

This was our Sizzler meeting for this 1/2 of the year..... I am so glad I was able to go- it really gets my creative juices going again! If you want to be apart of this very talented group give me a call... this is a fun group that is NEVER boring! Sharon is a close friend of mine... who is truely amazing and she won for the card contest. Check out her blog at www.artfulavocations.com


Saturday, April 3, 2010

LIFE!

So I haven't blogged in a while so I figured I would do a couple of posts today. This one is on my life for the last couple of weeks.
Alcott started something new this year- they are doing tri-mester awards instead of Principal's awards every month. Stevie got most improved on staying on task- goes to show that RITALIN helps!!!!! HE doesn't find his pencil so interesting anymore - haha! GOOD JOB Stevie- We are so proud!
We had a "pugging" at our house. what's a pugging you say? A wedding for pugs- stuffed animal pugs.... yeah I know crazy- but I did like the pugging cake I created :)
Of course I had to make some YUMMY Lemon bars with spring in the air. These are low-fat, 1- point, and very good and very easy!
Here is the recipe-
1/4 C powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 C flour
3 eggs
3/4 C Sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 Cup lemon juice
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
powder sugar for top
Mix 1/4 C powder sugar and butter until creamy, add 1/2 cup flour until crumbly- press into 8 X 8 pan- bake at 350 until golden brown (10-12 minutes)
Lower temp to 325- Beat eggs, add ingredients, pour mixture over crust, bake 20-25 minutes- cool and cut into 16 squares- top with powdered sugar.
Some long time friends- starting the "BIG 40" club! Thanks Crystal for making it look so wonderful- Happy Birthday!
Pinewood Derby...... For the Boy Scouts or the MAN SCOUTS?????????? I really believe this competition is more for the dads- but everyone has fun! Stevie took 3rd- Savannah took 1st- again..... GIRLS RULE and boys......