Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Just look at that face...he was grinning from ear to ear the entire ride!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is as far as I've gotten with decorating this year! The tree is still in a box... and so are the deco! Mike did bring it all down from the attic. But look! My Christmas cards are up on the coffee table ... we do have a cool red metal wreath that we can put all our cards on.
In my defense, I did mail out 165 Christmas cards this year.
Since Christmas is only in a few days and we'll be heading to Beaver for 3 days...I may as well not put all this stuff up. I'm really not a scrooge or a Grinch. *lol*
Posted by Terri@SteelMagnolia at 8:09 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
I made this for the boys the other morning before they went to work on the cabin.
It's a recipe my grandmother gave us when we were little kids. It's almost like a dessert!!
All you need is an iron skillet... 3 apples, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, milk.
I used my Pampered Chef apple slicer peeler corer to slice the apples up in a jiffy.
Let me know if you want the recipe and directions. Actually, I just put the recipe down in my comment box.
Posted by Terri@SteelMagnolia at 2:32 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
So, that means I will be very busy with less time for blogging and Facebook, I'm sure. *pouts*
DFS called yesterday to tell us to start expecting calls.
Las Vegas needs over 450 families to help w/ kids that are in Child Haven. That was pulling at Mike's good heart ... and as Mike said, the Bible says to care for orphans and widows. :-)
For now, we are licensed to care for one 0 to 3 yr old... I think we want only newborns b/c they will have just come out of the NICU and won't be sick.
We need to be very careful that Matthew isn't exposed to any type of illnesses. A lot of times, these kids are not well cared for or healthy.
We are also licensed for mildly medically fragile kiddos, g~tube baby & breathing treatments, since we are well trained to do that. I hope I'm not too overwhelmed, but if it doesn't work out, we can change our status.
Most of me wanted a toddler for Matthew, but I am hearing that babies just out of the hospital might work best for us for now.
We'll see how it all goes. I am kind of nervous about it.
We had always planned to have two kids, but then when Matthew was born with this rotten heart defect, that sadly changed things. Also, I'm not a spring chicken and my eggs are old! LOL
I do feel bad about Matthew being an only kiddo... and I am his only playmate. Casey was an only child and it was sad for him, especially since I was a single mom most of his life.
I will still be posting pics of the cabin and little updates as I have time.
We made sure that the licensing people knew that we intend to go to Beaver every week to finish up the cabin.
Posted by Terri@SteelMagnolia at 9:10 AM
Friday, December 5, 2008
*giggling* This pic cracks me up.. they were wrestling on the chair, and jus as it snapped, Baxter put his head upside down, you can see Spookies litte upside down head too. Baxter kept biting her head, then licking it... it was funny.