Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This very second, Lea (Grant's wife) sent me a text saying that she and Grant were snuggled up by the fireplace riding out the blizzard. So glad Chris is home with me and not snuggled up with them.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
So we are home and back in the swing of things. For some reason it seemed to take awhile to get back in the groove. We are good now and looking forward to the weekend!
Today I took Brooks and we worked at Jax's school all day. It was a good day. Jax had a grin from ear to ear every time he saw us. I really tried to stay away from his classroom because I felt like I was disrupting the class. Jax and Ivy couldn't focus. Anyway, while we were there we ate lunch with Jax. The cafeteria has one whole wall of windows to the outside and it was SNOWING!!! Yes, SNOWING!!! The kids were out of control. During Jax's lunch there are also 4th and 5th graders eating. They couldn't get them to settle down and eat. It was so funny. Not to mention how a lot of people around here are freaking out. The office was full of people checking out their kids early. Seriously, it was very little snow and none of it stuck. We may be getting more but I doubt it will be very much. This is two years in a row for snow around here!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
On a positive note, Brooks tried an apple and liked it!! He was so proud of himself. He wants to like fruit he just insists that they taste bad. Give me a break! Grapes, yummy!! Anyway, maybe he will start eating apples for a snack! We can sure hope! Jax is such a great fruit eater and I never had to try to get him to eat it. He asks for it all of the time.
One more thing, the boys and I were playing Lego's and we were trying to figure out how to put one part together. Brooks figured it out and was all proud and said "see I am a smart elliott!" Funny, and he meant smart alack (sp) even though that was totally the wrong word too!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
It is 9:00 PM and my sweet hubby just boarded his last flight of his journey home. He should be home in about 5 hours. After his 15 hour flight from China to New York his last flight was delayed. Buy hey, it could have been cancelled like a lot of them were. Apparently, there is bad weather there. Anyway, it has been quite an experience for him. He is very thankful that he lives in the USA. He said you just can't imagine how they live. I can't wait to hear all about it and just have him home. Who knows how tomorrow will go, we are on 2 different schedules! He is hungry and wants some good food. His request.......taco soup and strawberry shortcake. Easy!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
So here are some of the pictures I took!! Brooks was the first shooter!! He was looking for a hog, a doe, or a management buck. He was pumped!! Here is a video of the first morning (Saturday) and a picture of what we saw. We were really just scouting Saturday morning.
So Saturday evening was "go time" for Brooks. We loaded up and headed to our blind. Here he is sticking his head out the window!!
Here is his hunt!! I didn't really intend to video it but I had my camera and I can do a little video so "why not?" So glad I did, it is priceless. He wanted his daddy to aim and him to pull the trigger!!
Still waiting on the right one.....
Here is part of the search. It took about 5 minutes to find her. I had to put the camera up and follow the blood trail because Chris was going the wrong way. True story!!
We found her!!
My favorite video! Brooks is doing his happy dance, saying "I love this day!"
Brooks helping Daddy drag her to the ATV
Jax driving us back!!!
Well, we had a complete blast. I cannot believe that I got to sit and witness both of my boys first kills. That is just priceless. I gotta say that while we were messing around on Saturday we went over to visit the people at the neighboring farm. The lady had just shot her first deer ever, a doe, with her new bow. I have been asking Chris to get me a bow but he hasn't because we really can't shoot at our house. So, anyway, she insisted that I shoot her new bow. I have NEVER shot a bow and I was worried that I would mess it up! It only cost her $1550.00. PRESSURE!!! Chris was all over it and gave me a few instructions and I shot 3 arrows. Wish I had a picture of me shooting because I think I might just be a bow hunter. I have never killed anything, but I want to shoot a deer with a bow, not a gun. Chris is so happy and I think he will be getting me a bow real soon!!! So, my turn next!!!
Monday, October 19, 2009
So, I have the menu planned and groceries bought and am looking forward to cooking this week, relaxing a little and enjoying my husbands company. Don't worry, I do have a to do list though!!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger
Recipe courtesy of Jeff O'Neill
Oprah found a new favorite food when she tried this turkey burger at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's private club in Palm Beach. "I believe [it] may be the best turkey burger in the entire world," she says. The Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger will be permanently available at the Trump Bar and Grille in Trump Tower in New York City, open to the public for lunch and dinner. It will also be served during lunch in Chicago at Sixteen, the Trump International Hotel restaurant.
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3 Granny Smith apples , peeled and diced
1/8 cup canola oil
4 pounds ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. Tabasco® chipotle pepper sauce
1 lemon , juiced and grated zest
1/2 bunch parsley , finely chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey's Chutney , pureed
Sauté the scallions, celery and apples in the canola oil until tender. Let cool.Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours.Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Meet the teacher is Thursday and school starts the following Tuesday.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
It was just so much fun!!! The people we were with made us laugh until we cried. What a neat group. We have a photo bucket account and everyone is supposed to put their pics in it. I hope to have some pics to put on here soon. I didn't take any pictures because I was too busy having fun!!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Jax has been loving riding the school bus but doesn't like sitting all day in school. I understand but I think it is okay and he really likes his teacher.
I have been cleaning constantly. We have had several showings in the last couple of weeks. Actually had a couple who wanted to know if we would lease to own.......well NO!!!! Just praying that this house will sell and we can move and get settled somewhere else!
I did some neighbors hair this week too!! Kind of fun for me!! I miss my job (a little)!
There have been some major changes with Chris' company so that has kept him busy and on the phone a lot!! The changes are good but just causing some extra work for now.
I have started trying to teach Brooks the things he needs to know for Kindergarten next year. Geesh, I have my work cut out for me. He is so smart just not really interested. I am working on it though, praising him is helping! By the way, don't know if I wrote about it but he wants to go to Kindergarten now. He asked Jax to ask Mrs. Thompson if he can come right now. Uh, no, I get one more year with him. Guess he will be ready when the time comes next year. I won't be ready, I will cry all week. Oh well, you can't stop time.
So we are going to just hang out and play today and hang out with neighbors tonight for the fireworks show. Our neighborhood had to postpone the 4th of July show because of a fire down the street. So looking forward to that.