Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mr. Betty Crocker

James has been a huge help around the house this week. He must have know Santa was watching :)

I promise to get Christmas pics up soon!

Monday, December 26, 2011


Since my hubby and I have been married, he's been trying to find a piece of real mistletoe to hang in our house. This year he succeeded, even if it didn't come from our neck of the woods. I hope this tradition continues...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Best Cinnamon Rolls!

I made Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls last night and oh my word..they are to die for! Be warned you will have enough for an army! I have 7 pans that I plan on handing out today! Enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Shhhhh...don't tell!

Wonder what James is getting for Christmas? It's one of his surprises so it's sitting in the closet now. I can't wait until Christmas morning!

And of course Macey can't miss a photo op...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Our First Win!

Our lil Eagles won their first basketball game today in Lincoln 17-2! I am so proud! James even scored twice and the look on his face afterward was pure pride. After a celebratory lunch at Olive Garden, we are enjoying a quiet day at home and maybe a movie!

I love our little rockstar!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

What's on my mind...

I don't know about ya'll, but my head is spinning this time of year! I think it's time for a good ole fashioned bullet point post. Sorry for the randomness I have laid out before you...

  •  Tonight, James suggested tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon. That sounded perty dern tasty and it most certainly was. What made it even better was James helped me cook. Maybe I can pass down my mad kitchen skills to him!
  • Also, notice the picture below. Apparently, I give way too much attention to the dog [:^}

  •  I had a meeting with the school today and got fabulous news. I'm not going into detail, but so excited for our little man!
  • Are you done Christmas shopping? I'm about 90% finished excluding James and Gene. They are the hardest to buy for!
  • I think we all have that person in our life that seems to survive on putting other people down. They're not happy unless they are at the top and using you as the stepping stool. I don't know if that made a lick of sense, but I've noticed it more and more lately.  I thought Christmas brought out the best in people, not the worst.
  • Sorry for the random redneck lingo dotting this post.
  • I saw an old friend at Walmart last night. I often wondered if she still lived around here and now I know. She was the mom-like figure who gave me the advice I was too embarrassed to ask my own mother :)
  • My wonderful, handsome, talented kiddo broke my computer 2 weeks ago and I had to buy a replacement. I'm still a little irked about it, so now he's under strict supervision when using it!
  • I'm in need of a good vacation.
  • My Schwann's man rang my doorbell at 8:45 pm tonight! Can you believe it??? It's a good thing I don't have sleeping babies or I may have clawed his eyes out myself. So, what do I do? I turn up the volume on the TV (which is right by the front door) and refuse to answer the door. How rude!
  • All the college kids posts about finals being over makes me sad. Can't I have a month long break to do absolutely nothing? Please? PLEASE??
  • Hi, my name is Jenn, and I'm addicted to Words with Friends....Hi Jenn!
  • Shouldn't the utility/car/mortgage people do us all a favor and declare December a bill free month? Wouldn't that be the Christian thing to do?
  • Although, I'm not a huge Duggar's fan, I do watch their show from time to time. The news of their miscarriage just broke my heart. And the leaked pictures on TMZ brought me to tears. God be with them and sweet little Jubilee. {Jenny--do NOT, under ANY circumstance seek out these pictures!!}
  • I think that's all tonight. Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Freezer Meal Swap

I saw this idea over on another blog and wondered if anyone would be interested? Each participant would create one or two meals for each other participant including themselves.

So if we had 5 people and each made 2 meals, we would have 10 frozen ready to eat meals. That's 10 nights that you could have an easy home cooked meal and more time with your family!

If you are interested can you leave a comment or msg me on Facebook? I'm looking forward to some great feedback!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Conversations with James

So last night on the way back from bball practice we had a strange conversation:

James: I don't know why but ever since I've been born my hands have been so soft!
Me: so you have ladies' hands?
James: Yes.
Me: LADIES' hands???
James: Yeah, is that weird?
Me: Ummm, yeah kinda....oh look how about Subway for dinner?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lazy Movie Weekend

James and I have had a pretty lazy weekend. Friday night, we ordered pizza and rented movies. I rented Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. I fell asleep in the middle of it, but James loved it. We started watching Dirty Jobs while I caught up on some Words with Friends. He fell asleep about 8:00 and I sent him to bed. Then I watched the Change-Up {which was funny, but crude} and Horrible Bosses {which I didn't finish...kinda boring}. It was the perfect end to a crazy week.

Saturday we woke up and I cleaned house and did some laundry. Then we got ready for James' basketball game in Berryville. My mom rode with us and it was nice to catch up with her. The game wasn't great, we lost 13-6. Our boys could have played better, but there's always next weekend! I made some pasta and settled in to watch The Blind Side, James' favorite movie! I love that he snuggled up to me during the movie. He may be 10 now, but he still loves his Jenn!

Doesn't he look so handsome?

Tomorrow will be spent getting caught up on paperwork and a few things around the house. I need to finish up some Christmas shopping too, so maybe a trip to town will be in order...or I could just be lazy instead!

Here's to a lazy, perfect, cozy weekend!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!!!

I decided last night that today was going to be the day I finally put up my tree! We got the tree up and all the lights and ornaments added. I was going to rest, but then I got a second wind and decided to put lights outside the front of our house and the back deck. The pic from the back deck didn't turn out since I live on a cliff and the road below was too far away to get a good pic on my phone. I love getting my decorations out and put up. It makes the house just a little more cheery! Bring on Christmas!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Ride

Did I forget to mention I got a new car this past weekend? Goodbye deerslayer...hello silver bullet! Fully equipped with a sexy husband and a charming little boy!