Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Novermber 24, 2009

Just thinking....
~ About how very blessed I am.

~ And that I don't need to worry everything always seems to fall into place.

~ I have such an awesome husband and wonderful children.

~ How very much I love my mom and dad.

~ Thanksgiving is in just 2 days, and I have so much to be Thankful for,
actually I'm so excited. I remind myself of the children I use to teach
in school just before a holiday. We should all share the excitement for the
holidays the way children do.

~ I wish I were going to be at home tonight, instead of decorating at church.

~ I'm off Wed and Thu this week that will be wonderful.

~ Can't let all these thoughts push out the important things today, like telling the
ones I love how grateful I am to have them in my life.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ignore the dates on pictures

My post dates are current for the events I've posted, but the date on the pictures are wrong, I need to reset my camera date.

Big Red Drives Big Red....

Did I happen to mention that Eric has made his first car purchase or should I say "Truck". He has wanted to get rid of his explorer for so long and get a truck and I kept telling him at the right time
everything would work out and it did. Although he didn't trade in the explorer, he decide to keep it. I image the thrill will wear a little thin when the first payment comes due, but I want bust his bubble, we'll just let him enjoy the moment. By the way if anyone needs any ideas for him for Christmas "truck accessories" would be great his has list a mile long.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Making Memories

We have just returned from our family vacation and all I can say is if a picture is worth a million words then nothing needs to be said...We had the best time ever and created so many wonderful memories that will keep me warm for the rest of my life. My husband and boys are everything to me and I can't thank God enough for blessing me with their love and friendship.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Playing with the kitchen table...

Eric thought I lost my mind today but I remebered a post on MHH about tablesetting ideas so I thought while I had the table cleared to set it for fall that I would play a little.

My favoirte Fall things..

Fall colors, changing leaves, pumpkins, warm fires, crisp cool air, apple cider, hot chocolate, football, sweaters, Thanksgiving, Halloween, carmel apples, State Fair, baking bread and making cinnamon apple jelly...These are just a few of the things that I love about Fall. Since the temp outside feels more like summer I decided to bring fall inside.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Favorite Thanksgiving Family Recipes

Aunt Judy's Sweet Potatoe Delight
Don't ask me what catagory to put this in or if it's dessert or a side dish; this belongs in a catagory of it's own, it's rich, sweet and decadent....but it is still sweet potatoes, so just make it and enjoy is like I do.
Ingredients: 1 & 1/2- Pkgs Ritz Cracker/Crushed
2- Sticks Butter
1- 8 ounce Cream Cheese/Soft
1 &1/2-Cup Sugar
1- 8 ounce Cool Whip
3- Cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1- Tsp. Vanilla
Instructions: Combine crackers with one stick melted butter and press into bottom a casserole dish; bake for approx. 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven - to make a crust. Let cool completely. Now cream together 1 stick butter with cream cheese, mix well before adding 3/4 cup of sugar, after blending well fold in Whip Cream. Spread over crust. Mix 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes with 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until well blended. Spread over cream cheese. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
Topping: Toast 3/4 cup of crushed pecans with 1/2 cup of shredded coconut in 1 Tbl. of butter in a sauce pan on top of stove with 2 Tbl. brown sugar. This will make a nice crunchy praline topping for your sweet potatoes. Topping is optional, but the praline is my favorite, Aunt Judy just uses pecans and I have also topped it with a thin layer of Cool Whip.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hudson Christmas Names

Merry Christmas...Well the Hudson Family exchanged names for this coming Christmas.
Bud got Perry/ Patsy got Randy /Perry got Bud/ Amanda got Selina /
Courtney got Kathy/ Charles got Eric/ Mandy got Patsy/ Barry got Mikey /
Selina got Amanda/ Randy got Chris/ Mike got Mandy/ Eric got Courtney /
Kathy got Barry/ Chris got Charles

Don't forget to use your wish list it has a lot helpful information, and if you are really not sure of what to buy just give your person a call and ask them. The limit for gifts this year is $30.00 to
$35.00. Knowing who you have this early in the year you can watch for sales and find something really nice for that price.