Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

This year my family has a lot to be thankful for. I am humbled by the Grace of God to allow me to have this life I am blessed with. We are so thankful Ryan is better, and that we have a beautiful son. Please remember to give thanks to Him for all you are grateful for.

God Bless

Gobble Gobble

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Small Fryday contest.

Check out MckMama's webpage. It is a wonderful story. And her kids are just too darn cute.



So... I am a little hesitant to blog again. I feel dumb. I went to the doc on Wed. He said the cyst is fine; I still have some aches though. I have been trying to put it out of my mind.. but at work they were sneaking up on me. I talked about my little problem to Amy, she said that when you do have a cyst the ligament tend to stretch and sometimes that is what causes the pain. Then I got to thinking about things. I wonder if I don't have the medical term Mittelschmerz. Which is just painful ovulation. I say this because i have been having some pain on my right side this week also, and when I was having my ultrasound he asked if we were trying to get pregnant. I responded that we were, and he said that my right ovary was about to ovulate, and that the time to baby dance was now. So maybe that's it? I still have the discomforts on the left side, and i think Amy was right, that it might be those ligaments.. I'll continue to wait it out until the full 12 weeks has came and gone.

I have a play on Dec 1 that I am directing and even possibly take a large role in if I can't find willing actress/actors for.... I am a little stressed out about it. Please pray that it all comes together and that everyone has their parts memorized....

I will post pics of the play afterwards. Anyways, I think that is about it for now. I am going to be staying busy with the play, I will try to blog throughout the holiday week though.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Catch-up Catch-a-roo.....

Sorry for not being very bloggy lately; it was a busy week. Hmmm.. I am not sure I have anything in particular interest to share.. I will do a little rambling and see where it gets us.
Me: The stupid cyst has been bothering me still. it will take 10-12 weeks I guess... Yesterday it hurt more than normal, however today it feels the same again. I have my appointment next week.

I had a good conversation with one of my co-workers, Tina, and she more-or-less set me straight. I mean I had been thinking along the same terms with not worrying about the whole pregnancy thing for a short time. I had started to accept it a little better. Sometimes I am nervous about not be able to have anymore babies, but why borrow trouble? I have 2 years to figure it out, and as Tina said. "You already know that is will be 2 years. Just don't worry about it, and take it as a miracle is you do get pregnant." So true...sigh. This last month has definitely been less stressful, I didn't get myself psyched out and "feeling pregnant."

Work has been crazy busy this week. with the snow storm that went through I stayed at my folks, it was nice to visit with them a little. We had mom, dad and Brentney over for supper on Sunday, but it was nice for me to have some closer family time with them.

Food: When I had my fam over I tried ALL new recipes out of the Holiday issue of Taste of Home magazine. Yum! Peppery roast beef, Honey glazed carrots, and Sour Creamed Potatoes, and for dessert Ginger Bread with Chantilly Cream. It was a good meal, the carrots were a little to citrus flavored for me, but everything else tasted great, I recommend the magazine, if you would like to try the recipes you can also go the Taste of Home website and search for the recipe you'd like to try. Here was the gingerbread recipe though, because it was the hit of the night!!

Gingerbread with Chantilly Cream
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup hot water
1 cup molasses
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in water and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 33-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Serve with warm gingerbread.
Yield: 9 servings.

Try it!! My gingerbread cracked, but it still tasted delicious!!!

Ryan: working, doing well. We are getting ready for deer season this weekend. My husband always gets way excited for it!!!

Luke: he has a cold. Poor baby. He is rather grumpy today too. Oh yeah I almost forgot I was going to post Halloween pics....

Crawling Dragon

Bryce and Luke

Luke loved his Pumpkin flashlight!

However, he wasn't sure if he loved his hat...

Have a great Day!!!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Good Weekend

Friday was a fun evening. We had a blast going trick-or-treating with the kids. Saturday the girls including my baby niece Bella went on a housing tour, while the boys stayed at Grandma and Pa Pa's house and sited guns in. Then we ate a wonderful supper and watched the not so wonderful Husker game. Today Luke and I went to church, and now I am going to try to make some Pumpkin butter and some monster cookies with peanut butter m & m's. Yum.

I will post my little guys costume pictures later. He was a dragon. Way too cute!

The answers to the "What is Luke saying?" game are below:

"brew-sips"-- grapes

"oo-baw"-- football

"ow-we-all"-- cereal

Have a fun Sunday!