Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
So when she got to name her "Elf On A Shelf", of course she picked Nikki!
I think this is so funny...it is crazy how their little minds work.
Nikki rang our doorbell on Wednesday, and brought M&M's, Go Fishing, balloons, and a note.
Paisley was SO excited. What are your Elf On A Shelf names?
Here is one of me and my sweet Paisley...
Here is Paisley and Grammy....
Paisley, Grammy, and Griffin looking scared!
Stephen and his dad chowing down...
Paisley took this picture. She is into photography these days. HA!
Aunt Mitzi and Uncle Terry...and Mama Reynolds...
My sweet boy in his first Christmas apparel...don't worry...there is PLENTY more!! Ha!
My boys watchin' football!
I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
-I am thankful for salavation that I am definitely not worthy of...
-I am thankful for my precious husband that I love very much. He works many long hours, travels and flies numerous times a week, and never complains.
I know he does it all so we can give our children a great life...
-I am thankful for 2 healthy children that are hardly ever sick. But when they are, I can drive them to the doctor, take them right in, and have medicine almost instantly. I am reminded of all those children in Honduras who have nothing, and will walk 6-8 miles to see a physician. In the rain.
-I am thankful for loving parents, who are somewhat normal (ha) and after 39 years are still married and kiss each other.
-I am thankful for selfless in-laws who treat me like their own daughter. And who treat my children like their own. If it was not for them, I would not be able to work. They allow me to travel and not worry about my babies.
-Speaking of jobs, this year I am especially thankful for a job. After going through layoffs twice, I feel unworthy and very grateful.
-I am also thankful for a church family that always listens, prays, calls, writes, and texts words of encouragement throughout the week.
-I am thankful that we live in a country where we are allowed to worship freely.
-I am thankful for my precious sister and all she means to me.
-I am thankful for Facebook friends, blogger friends, and my girlfriends....too many to list, but each one possess such wonderful qualities.
-And now for the trivial things...
Jonas, my hairdresser, who always makes me feel good about myself.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
a Hot Bubble Bath with Philosophy
New Clothes and Purses
Sweet Notes from my husband
Boggle Application on the Ipad
Playing Barbies with Paisley
and a good ole' manicure!
Love you all and Thanks for reading Goode Time Girls!
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good, His loving kindness is everlasting and He is faithful to all generations." -Psalms 100 4:5
My cousin Julianne was married this summer (I am sure most of you remember the wedding pictures) and has a chance to win a FREE canvas of an engagement photo (They are both wearing sunglasses, so cute!) Please go here and simply write the word VOTE. It would mean SOoooooo much to me!
Monday, November 22, 2010
-I LOVE my new stroller. I wasn't digging the BLUE, but I snagged this for a BARGAIN. As in, $250 off!! For that much, I can handle the color. And Griffin loves it. He loves being able to sit next to Paisley and look out.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
And some Michael Kors python heels,
and this camo bag to match all my military looks....
Or this bag would REALLY be sweet. I heart Michael Kors...
Now, some Christmasy happies....a cute Zebra apron, monogrammed in Red...from Etsy...
Or this cute Christmas print....
Or this PRECIOUS trio of Pink Nutcrackers for Paisley's room....also from Etsy...
And I always need new stationary...a Goode Time Girl always needs fabulous paper to write fun little scribbles on...
And some monogrammed towels in a beautiful script...Also from Etsy...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
2 (14-ounce) packages gingerbread mix
1 (5.1-ounce) box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping
1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional
Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions; cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool. Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cardamom into the pudding. Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large, pretty bowl. Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread, then add a layer of whipped topping. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped topping. Sprinkle of the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired. Refrigerate overnight. Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl.
Monday, November 15, 2010
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature marshmallows
1. Microwave semisweet chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans and 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels.
4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each portion of dough.
5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.