Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Getting ready

Getting ready for Thanksgiving........

Libby's Pumpkin Roll (this is so yummy, I make it all the time)


1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

FOR CAKE: PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
FOR FILLING: Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

COOKING TIP:Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Journal

I am so excited that it is almost that time of year again. Time to Journal my Christmas. I did this last year and let me tell I enjoyed the season last so much more than I have in years before. I just thought about things more and enjoyed my time with my family more.
If you have not checked this out before I urge you to, it is for photographers, crafters and scrapbookers alike. Just go to Shimelle's Christmas Journal site to check it out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lots to talk about

Well I have had a busy day and it will gone on into the week.

So today....

I did a load of wash and the toilet bubbled, filled up and then the tub filled up with a couple inches of water. After draining the tub I washed my hair in the faucet and the toilet filled up and up and up, ya it didn't stop, kept flowing right onto the floor.
So then my sister Dani, my mom and I went the 'Festival of Tree's craft fair'. It was so crowded. We all then went to Olive Garden for lunch. Both Dani and I don't get to go often cause our hubbies don't like it. Dani and I went to pick our kids up from my dad, I guess Wyatt had been crying off and on for awhile. I get there and he was burning up. Had a temp of 103- 104. He was so sad and tired. He fell asleep as soon as I got home and had him in the bed. He is doing better now.
So a plumber friend stopped by to look at the clog. Yea i now have a hole in my back yard big enough to hide a person in. But he unclogged the clog. YEA!
Ahh and all this while derek is gone for the weekend.. so sucks..

But on a good note....

On derek's way home tomorrow he is picking up my boys, Ryan and Zach. YEA! They will be with me for the whole week. Should be fun. Then on Wednesday my son , Colton, will be coming over and then Derek will leave for the weekend. So it will be just me and the four boys alone for the whole weekend.


Our menu this week will be easy pleasing dinners.

~Chili cheese dogs, french fries

~Breadstick Casserole, salad


~Meatloaf, Mac n Cheese, Salad

~Thursady- Thanksgiving Dinner at paretns

~Friday- Homemade Pizza

~Saturday- Spaghetti, garlic toast

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How cute is she...

This is my niece Abby, isn't she adorable.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday's To Dos and pics

So I'll I have to do tomorrow is-


Love those kind of days. The girls and I are getting together and scrappin.

Here is wyatt today, he had preschool.

This is a pic wyatt made for derek, not sure if you can read the note the teacher wrote. The pic is of a crab. Can you see his eyes, nose and mouth under the green scribble.Dixie sniffing Abby.Dixie playing with her duck.

Tuesday's To Dos

So my list is small today, yea!

Cascade Paperwork
Showers for Wyatt and I
Wyatt to preschool
Costco (while wyatt is in school)
pick wyatt up
Laundry- darks, Ds work clothes
Fold and put laundry away
Dinner- Cheesy broccoli chicken, beer bread
Boil & Freeze crabs (if D gets any today)
Make sure I have everything for scrappin tomorrow

Sunday, November 16, 2008


~Bacon Chicken Ranch Alfredo, garlic toast (we had this tonight, so yummy)

~Soy marinated Flank steak, roasted potatoes, salad

~Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Skillet, Beer Bread

~Hamburger Helper Quesadilla w/ tortillas

~Chicken nuggets and fries

That will be pretty much it for meals this week, Derek will be leaving for the weekend to go to eastern Washington to go duck hunting.

Christmas To Dos

So I finally printed off my address labels for my cards.

My cookie list is made.

I have been working on my shopping and i know what I am getting each person. Some things are already bought.

Crabbing and Scrapping

First here is our new boat. Derek has taken alot of time on it and added a fish finder, stereo and the pedestal seats in front and back.

Wyatt in his rain gear getting ready to leave.
They got 30 crabs between them all, think it was wyatt, derek and 3 other guys. The all got their limit.
Here are my new layouts I did yesterday at a crop.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday To do's

Wyatt preschool
Errands- Sportsmans, target, Boat World
Exchange at Old Navy
Vacuum carpets
Clean Wyatt's room
Swiffer floors
Dinner- Bacon Chix Alfredo
Clean bathroom-toilet, sink, counter
Laundry- darks, towels
Fold put away laundry
Make addy labels for Xmas cards
Cascade paperwork
Clean up craft table (need to get these done,
Organize pics -I am scrappin on Saturday at a crop)

woohoo I am actually getting things done today.

Dixie photos

Here are some random pics of the puppy, Dixie. She loves to sleep on my pillows at the top of my head. The last pic is just of her actually getting close to Wyatt. She is finally starting to play with him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


*Make up Christmas To Buy list
*Confirm w/ grandparents what they are buying Wyatt
*Work with Ester 11 to 3:30
*Boil crab that Derek caught today
*Clean bathroom- toilet and sink
*Wyatt's room- Clean room, vacuum
*Laundry- My blanket, dark load, towels
*Fold and Put away laundry
*Costco- nuggets, hot pockets
*Clean up craft table
*Make addy labels for Christmas cards
*Organize pictures
*Cascade paperwork
*Clean off top of Fridge
*From Candy- P.chef orders, Wyatt's boots, buckets

As you can see I still have several things on my list from the last several days, some will just be when I get a spare moment and I can get to them. Yesterday I got nothing, but the dishes done. I took Wyatt to our friend, Candy's, for the day and I decided with my time alone I would go shopping and also ended up seeing a movie, Role Model, with my sister Dani. So I didn't get home till 6 right in time to make dinner and watch shows.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wyatt's Wish List

So Wyatt's has been going threw toy books saying I want this and this and this so I decided to sit with him and he picked out what he wanted. I cut it out and he pasted it down. I put some definitions on some of them so everyone knows what they are. He had alot of fun and just actually brought it up to me and said he needed to put stuff on the back, hehe.

New To do list

So yesterday i got a call from my friend Candy, her daughter was getting married that night and they were trying to set up the convention center for a reception for afterwards. She needed some help so she didn't go insane trying to finish it all with the little time she had left, so I jumped in my car and helped her out for 3 hours. So I didn't get alot done on my list because right after that I came home and finished dinner and then Tom and Ester came over to eat with us so the rest of the night was shot.
So here is my list for today, hopefully it all gets done...

*Clean off top of Fridge
*Clean bathroom- toilet and sink
*Wyatt's room- Clean room, vacuum
*Laundry- My blanket, dark load, towels
*Change and wash sheets
*Fold and Put away laundry
*Costco- nuggets, hot pockets
*Clean up craft table
*Put away Halloween stuff into box
*Make addy labels for Christmas cards
*Organize pictures
*From Candy- P.chef orders, Wyatt's boots, buckets
*Cascade paperwork
*Get charger from Dani
*Dinner- Pizza's
*Work with Ester for few hours

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today's To Dos

So since I was pretty sick last week i didn't get alot of the major house chores done. Which means alot of catching up this week, so I was hoping if I posted my list it would help me get it all done.
I then also posted my menu for the week at the bottom of the list.

Dinner in crock pot DONE
Dishes DONE
Clean off top of Fridge
Clean bathroom, toilet and sink
Wyatt's room- Clean room, vacuum
Living room- Clean room, vacuum, dust
Swiffer- Floors
Laundry- My blanket, dark load, towels
Fold and Put away laundry
Laundry room, sweep, mop, put shoes away DONE
Checkbook DONE
Pay bills DONE
Costco- nuggets, hot pockets
Walmart-Derek's dip, burner pans
Get gas
Clean up craft table
Put away Halloween stuff into box
Make addy labels for Christmas cards
Organize pictures
Call Candy- P.chef orders, Wyatt's boots
Email Victoria my order DONE
Enter pampers & coke codes DONE
Cascade paperwork
Get charger from Dani

Stuffed Meatballs w/ noodles and sauce, garlic bread

Roast, salad, loaded baked potatoes

Fish, Cheesy Polenta, brocolli

Buffalo Chicken & Pepperoni Pizza

Bacon Ranch Alfredo, Garlic bread, salad

Sunday, November 09, 2008


So my husband bought a new boat for fishing and duck hunting. To break it in Derek, Wyatt and Troy took the boat out for a day of crabbing. Wyatt had so much fun. He loved it and did really good I guess. I on the other hand got the day off, yea me.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Family fun and a birthday

So Thursday night was a family fun night at Chuckee cheese through Lizzy and Wyatt's preschool. Since it was just Shirley's, my niece, birthday we decided to celebrate it while there. We had lots of fun and got lots of crappy toys with our tickets, hehe.
On a side note- I HATE BEING SICK! Just thought I'd share that. I am not so much sick as I have a really really bad cough and pretty much every time I breathe in it makes me cough. aaarrrgggg!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Wyatt's Halloween

So as most of you know i spent my Halloween night in the hospital with my sister Dani while she gave birth to her daughter, Abigail Marie. So while I was there our friend Ali and her older sister took Wyatt trick or treating several different places. I got home pretty late that night so these pictures are from the next morning.
Wyatt's loot!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hardwick Halloween Baby

Well we all know how much Dani wanted a Halloween baby, well she got it.

Meet baby Abigail.
7 lbs. 13 oz.
19 1/2 inches