Monday, November 30, 2009
Get an artificial pre-lit tree.
I love going and getting a real tree, but given that Chris is in and out all the time with work, I figured this would be the best thing to do. He leaves on Wednesday and won't be back until the 17th... so it really doesn't leave us a lot of time to go tree hunting.
I guess I will just have to get a Yankee Christmas candle to get that evergreen smell.
On another note...
Chris and I went and saw The Blind Side last night... it def. gets a big A+ in my movie rating. It is the best movie I have seen all year (I haven't seen New Moon yet). If you haven't seen it.... go ASAP to go see it.
I've heard some reviews say that Sandra Bullock did a crappy southern accent, but I thought she was suburb.
Hope everyone had a nice Monday back at work. =)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Mine went by too fast... and I am already starting with the Monday Blues!
So here is a little recap from Thanksgiving..... and few pictures to add some color. =)
Let me start off by say Wednesday night wasn't very pretty... well it was, but I was a little over dramatic with Chris and his roommates.
I planned (in my head) that Wednesday when I got off work I would go over to the bachelor pad to start prepping for Thursday (any sane person would do the same). I get over to the BP and I walk into the boys being all dolled up and ready to hit the town!! Umm... excuse me.... WTH do you all think your doing??? Chris's response is "we are going out to get some dinner and have a few drinks".... I pretty much flipped a lid.... and said a few choice words. Thank goodness my sister was there because she pretty much put the fear of god in them..... they still ended up going out.. which was fine, because at that point I didn't want any of them in my face. And I may or may not have told my sister... might poison them.
But after their 5 1/2 hour "Dinner & Drinks" they told me how much they appreciated me...
Movin on........ Thursday came.... made the lovely breakfast... which for some odd reason I didn't take pictures of... I think I was just trying to stay on schedule.
Then time for lunch..... made the yummy lunch.. which again.. no pictures... sorry...
And on to the feast.... I did take pictures of this! =)
My very 1st turkey ........
It looks small in this picture, but it was huge in real life... it was a 20lb turkey...
And the adorable little turkeys..... I had one at each place setting. (props to everyone who posted how to do this cute little treat)
Another view of the table scape...
See those little acorns in there??? I seriously had to argue with my 4 year old niece for about an hour to let me borrow her acorns. Don't ask why she started a collection of acorns, but I now know that she is a little anal about letting people borrow them. I had to trade her popcorn seeds for the acorns... and a promise to bring all of them back! Ehh.. really Skylar... get over yourself!
~K~..... it's late... I need sleep.... sorry for all the randomness....
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I just want to wish every one a BIG
(for like the millionth time)... and for everyone to be safe... and responsible... blah blah blah. Because I need everyone back full swing on Monday! Got that?!? I need you gals to keep my day busy, full of smiles and laughs. Please & Thank yous.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So I was superduper busy last night with getting the menu planned for Thursday and going grocery shopping..
On top of that my guest list went from 4 to 8! WTF!?! That all took place while I was at the grocery store.
And since this will be my first official Thanksgiving that I will be cooking, I decided to go ALL OUT...
So ladies I present to you my menu....
Monday, November 23, 2009
Looks like everyone had a great weekend!
Here is a little recap of the weekend
Friday: Came into work for a few hours.... then I decided to hit up Off Broad way, just to browse and then proceeded to walk around the store with a box in hand for 20 mins. I am sure the store workers thought I was up to something. And after sending my girlfriend a picture she justified my wanting these shoes and I ended up purchasing my very 1st pair of booties! They look almost just like this... except they are peep toed and have a little ruffle at the ankle part. (sorry couldn't find the exact picture of the shoe).
So after my purchase I went and hung out with my girlfriend who justified my purchase... she drooled over them... tried them on.... and decided she wanted to go get a pair. =)
Saturday: Went and picked Chris up at 6:30 in the morning from the ship.... just to head straight to his softball tournament. We were there until 7:30 pm... which makes for a LONG day!
Has anyone else ever ordered $40 worth of food from McDonald's?? Neither had I until Saturday, when I went and got food for the whole softball team.
This is how that order went...
McD's Man: Can I take your order
Me: Yes, just warning you it's going to be a long one, but I need to get 3 double cheeseburgers no onion no pickle, I need to get 1 fish fillet, 2 McChicken's and 20 McDouble's, a fry and a coke.
McD's Man: Did you say 1 McDouble?
Me: No I said 20.... they aren't all for me
McD's Man: Whoa.... alright.. here is your total
So I pull around and give him my check card.... and he said pull forward.. they will have you sign your receipt up at the next window...
Young McD boy: Here's your coke
Me: Thank you
Young McD boy: You really didn't need 20 McDouble's did you?
Me: Ummmm....Yes I did.... which I already paid for them
You should have seen the look on there faces.....
Saturday night we were suppose to go watch the UFC fight, but decided to be sloths and stay in.. I think we were asleep by 9:30.
Sunday: Chris woke me up at 8 for no reason. Well actually his reason was because he couldn't sleep, he decided to wake me up. So we did yard work, and cleaned out his gutters. And then we went to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch some football... and stuff our faces.
So YAY to the Giants for finally getting off their losing streak!
Only time you will ever hear me say YAY for the Cowboys... and their pathetic win...
Go Kansas City for the BIG win over Pittsburgh
And of course my team gets a BIG shout out for their win GOOOOO... PATRIOTS!
So I am going shopping tonight for the big feast on Thursday
I am making the boys sit at the dining room table this year.... no sitting in the den in front of the television... we are doing things the correct way this year. =)
Is anyone else cooking?
Does anyone have any good recipes they would like to share???
Please and Thank you! =)
Gotta... run.... works stressin' me out.... have a great night everyone.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Kylie & Skylar
K & S snuggling
All the kiddos
Hope all you crazy's are having a great day!
Monday, November 16, 2009
So a measly $113.17 bill turns into a $138.16 bill. I know it isn't much, but it's frustrating.
I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Mine wasn't that interesting so I won't bore everyone. =)
Friday, November 13, 2009
And my scarf swap partner probably hates me, because I slacked on getting pictures up here of my lovely, thoughtful gift.... Sorry again D... don't hate me.....
My lovely package before I unwrapped it....
The lake in my back yard ... where the trees are is the bank of where the lake should be...
The street to get to the house...
My girl friend Erica's brand new Ford Edge (only 3 weeks old) =(
Erica wadding back from her car! Her car that she just sold.... 3 years ago the same thing happened to where we had a major storm and flooded her car out... and now this happens to her AGAIN... =(
My 15 minute drive to work..... ended up to be a 45 minute drive to work, because of all the damn flooding...
And your probably wondering why I am at work on a Friday since I normally don't work on Fridays?
It's because I am raping the clock and getting more hours.... well not technically raping, because they asked me to come in and answer the phones... which hasn't rang once since I have been here!
Well I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend! Happy Friday. =)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
She's pretty fabulous! And she's kinda got me on the OWL bandwagon. If you haven't stopped by her blog yet, go stop by and check her out. http://kellyandgregmansfield.blogspot.com/2009/11/aww-how-sweet-it-is.html Now, the rules of this award are pretty simple. I have to list 10 interesting facts about yourself. And pass the award on to 10 lovely bloggers.
T.P. Assistant called in because school's were closed and she conveniently didn't have anyone to watch her kids. No comment on that situation.......
The Bank we use just called and said "Due to the weather conditions we aren't making runs today".
But here I am..... sitting at work.... crossing my fingers and hoping that the electricity goes out or something.
So Chris got home a day early yesterday... YIPPIE!
And he surprised me with a nice dinner in the city at Kincaids. I really wanted to take pictures of all the yummy food we got, but I didn't want people staring at me like I was crazy for taking pictures of my food.
3 tower sampler:
1st tower: 4 large garlic prawns with mashed potatoes
2nd tower: Teriyaki steak bites with rice and ginger
3rd tower: Crab and Artichoke Dip with Rosemary bread
Me: Salmon Oscar: Salmon topped with crab meat, asparagus, spinach, and fingerling potatoes with a bearnaise sauce.
Chris: 12oz Prime rib with mashed potatoes and little crispy onion rings
and we ordered a side of baked mac ~n~ cheese with bacon
Chocolate Indulgence with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (which I ate by myself.... not all of it because the cake was too rich)
I was totally looking forward to having the salmon for lunch today, but I would like to give a BIG THANKS to Layla for being a pain in the ass and making me forget it.
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I thought this would get me in a better mood.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy 40th Anniversary to you Sesame Street Gang!
I <3 you! I loved watching you everyday before kindergarten. And I hope you are around when I have off spring!
I however, DID NOT like this Chester! Mr. Rogers to this day still gives me the heebie jeebies! I don't know what it is, but I don't like him and never will. (sorry if any of you are related to this fella) And his little sidekick puppets were just as creepy.
And what was up with the routine with putting on the cardigan and shoes? It's just weird.
My sister on the other hand LOVED watching Chester.
Well as you all may remember I was a little stoked about getting my braces off and moving into Invisalign. Well that didn't happen! =( But Doc said I wouldn't be in my braces for that much longer. (I'm doubling up on my rubber bands to get more movement)
I am SUPER STOKED about the lovely grill piece coming off... so I ordered these babies. Bleaching trays for ortho. patients! WHOOO.... HOOO...... =) They go right over the g. piece and voila... they whiten from the inside out so I won't have the discoloration from where the brackets were.
So as soon as Doc gives me a certain day when the nice bling bling is coming off... I will be whitening away. =)
Have a fabulous Tuesday gals!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Don't ask why she sits like this. I think this is her lazy sitting, after our 4 mile walk. =)
My girlfriend Cat as Batwoman!