Monday, October 26, 2009

Letters from Santa

You've gotta go to this website & order your letter from Santa for your little one this year. I ordered one last year for my son & it was adorable! It personalizes teh letter with more than just their name and I thought that was really fun! PLUS - your doing a good thing & helping to support the St John's Mercy NICUPS (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support).

Here's the link

***BE sure you place your order by December 12th as letters are mailed between Dec 16th - 18th.

Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family!

Night Of The Living Farm

A Halloween tradition for our family now with three years in a row...This was our 2nd year in a row with The Shannon's. Always a great time together!

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin...bring it on!

So I was told about a pumpkin pie spice creamer over the weekend & sure enough, I picked a bottle up. YUMM-O-RAMA! Grab a bottle!


So I was on & saw this story about a man who was wrongly convicted & sent to jail.

That is crazy that even though his fiance was a witness to his whereabouts and there was no DNA connecting him to the case and the judge still convicted him. Also, something that didn't even make it into the courtroom - he and the victim were both tested for STD's and she had one or two, but he did not.

I sure hope that this turns out well for him where he gets to go homes, sounding like there may be a chance for him!

Then I went on to read another story of a man who I would say was basically forced into confession by the way he was being treated and the threats made against him by the police! That's not right - how do they get away with things like that? The saddest part - his best friend who was also wrongly convicted and sent to prison for the rape, was beaten had been severely beaten by another inmate and suffered brain damage so his release had to be postponted until they could find someone to care for him.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Imagination Movers came to town...

And I was lucky enough to win tickets so we could go! From the minute I saw that they were coming to town, I was trying to find someone else that would want to go with us. No one else watched them as faithfully as Tanner so it was no luck! I ended up winning tickets & found out Wednesday evening after work! Holly & Jackson went wtih us & we had a great time! Love those movers...what a show!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My little prince

Got Tanner dressed this morning & couldn't believe how stinkin' cute he looked (as I do just about everyday...) so I snapped some pictures.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

All things Pumpkin

I just can't seem to get enough pumpkin stuff right now! Pumpkin Pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream...Now I'm dying to make some pumpkin cream cheese that I saw a recipe for! Yum, yum, yum!

OK, so just walked down to Cold Stone Creamery & I can say without a doubt that the Edy's Slow Churned Pumpkin ice cream I bought on Sunday & had gone with 5 servings is WAY better!

In fact, I would say this gal took my words away in her review! Read below...Here's the link where I found her review:

"...My first victim was Pumpkin ice cream. The pretty orange and cream coloring of the container is what caught my eye. The bold fall colors caught me yes; but it was the flavor of the ice cream that said 'I'm good, take me home.'
Pumpkin ice cream. This was something I had never tried before. I like pumpkin pie, I like pumpkins, so why not try pumpkin ice cream. It would either taste like garbage, or it would be divine. Seeing how Edy's has always been a favorite of mine, I purchased it with the thought that it would taste divine.
At home I yanked open the top, dipped in my spoon and took a taste.
Holy crap!
Oh no they didn't!? Did they seriously capture the essences of pumpkin pie and put it into an ice cream batter? You bet they did! Edy's Pumpkin ice cream tastes just like pumpkin pie,'s ice cream.
It confuses the palette at first. When one thinks of pumpkin pie they think of the creamy texture, the smooth spicy taste, and in some cases that pie is warm.
Placing ice cold pumpkin pie into your mouth is a strange way to eat it, but it's still equally as delicious.
Pumpkin ice cream is slow churned, so the ice cream has that realistic smooth texture that an actual pie has; only much, much colder.
The ice cream itself is orange, and has little flecks of spice that you would see in pumpkin pie in it.
I still think that they blended up a pumpkin pie and turned it into a slow churned ice cream! Yes I am convinced. You have to try it to believe it.
I actually got my tub of Edy's Pumpkin ice cream at a local grocery store for 2 for $5.00. Usually the costs me $6.49, which is a bit high for ice cream.
Finding this particular flavor right now should be easy because it is in season. It will however not last forever. Once fall is over, so is the flavor, and you may have to wait for it to make a come back next fall...if it does that is. So if you find it, buy it! (It will be available at any local grocery store down the frozen food isle).
Pumpkin ice cream is not for everyone. If you don't like pumpkin pie, you will not like Edy's pumpkin ice cream. For everyone else though, it's a frozen treat to die for."

Funny huh!? She's right on too, it's SO good!!

Back to pumpkin stuff other than her funny review! I would say that my pumpkin bread is way better than the pumpkin muffin you can get down at Panera and yes, I think it may even be better than teh pumpkin bread from Starbucks. I'm so sorry to say that out loud Starbucks! You DO make THE BEST Pumpkin Spice Latte's though! DO NOT whatever you do, I'm serious about this - DO NOT get one from Panera. Seriously, it's terrible!! I got one a year or two ago & it was so bad! not at all like the one from Starbucks! I was thrilled when we were out walking to Cold Stone (yea, it's only 45 degrees outside right now) and I saw that we have a Starbucks within walking distance from our office too! Wow, to think that we've been here for what 3 years now & I'm just figuring this out!? Probably a VERY good thing!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My super hero son!

Birthday's...I LOVE birthday's & always make a big to do about them! For my baby boy's 4th birthday I ordered him a cape, mask and t shirt from a gal I found on Ttsy. It all started with a blog Polkadots and Pirates (GREAT blog if you haven't checked it out)! This gal is amazing & if I only had as much creativity in my little finger as she has, I'd be thrilled! She did a theme for her nephew I think it was and it was geared around superheros & personalized to his name & the initial J for Jack. So, I went online to the gal she got her mask from & found that this lady made capes & t shirts too, so I was set! You've gotta check her out: Superflykids

How to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 12 days

Source: Tommy De Seno
- October 09, 2009

Let’s take a look at the president’s first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.

Editor's Note: Although President Obama had only been in office for 12 days before the nominations for this year's Nobel Peace prize closed the entire process actually takes a full year. According to the official Nobel Prize Web site invitation letters are sent out in September. Every year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee sends out thousands of letters inviting a qualified and select number of people to submit their nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The deadline to submit nominations is February 1. -- Two hundred five names were submitted for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, 33 of which are organizations. A short list of nominees is prepared in February and March. The short list is subject to adviser review from March until August. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced."

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter).

President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.

Let’s take a look at the president’s first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize:

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner's swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

So there you have it. The short path to the Nobel Peace Prize: Party, go to meetings, skip church, release federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries, party some more.

Good grief.

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