Sunday, September 30, 2007

Graham Cracker Bars

Do any of you remember this recipe? It must have come from Great Aunt Eva. I will put it on the other site as well.


1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup butter

Cook all above ingredients together 8 to 10 minutes. Stir often.

Line 9x13 pan with whole graham crackers laid 3 across and 5 rows down. Use 15 full crackers. Cover with the filling and a similar layer of crackers. Top with Powdered sugar frosting and a few nuts. Refrigerate.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Corn Bake

1 cup uncooked pasta-I like Triple O's

1 can creamed corn

1 can reg.corn-undrained

1 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup cubed cheese

Mix-Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

His mysterious ways

This week had me waking up some mornings and just plain feeling like a dork. It does NOT help when Tessa has to make her usual comments. I was even starting to wonder if I was doing a good job at work. (it is amazing where are mind can take us!)

I had not asked for confirmation on how I was doing, but HE knew what I needed to hear. To make a long story short, a coworker told me as he was walking away how much he appreciated what I was doing and that this place did not always let you know that. What a nice thing to say when I knew he was NOT feeling well and should have gone home with a migraine. It is often those little kindness that mean the most. I will close for now. I wish that John could write about what goes on at is job. Till next time...

Friday, September 28, 2007

The wait is over.

The news I was waiting for was the confirmation that Jerry was coming for a visit. I have been told he is in October for a week. I know that Mom hopes to get all of us together for a family photo. I hope we are able to give her that opportunity. I would like to put more of my thoughts here tonight, but I have acquired this lovely little headache that I am sure is from eye strain at work. I am glad it is the weekend and hopefully it will be relaxing. I know that Gregg and his crew start the beet harvest tonight. It will be a long 2 weeks for Alicia and Mariah. I will close for now. I hope you all have a great weekend! Till next time...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The waiting

The thought of the possibilities of the news of last night makes my head spin. The wait for the confirmation is torture and what a disappointment if it does NOT happen. Juls, you beat me in referencing it! HOW IS EVERYONE? Go out and enjoy this beautiful day! Till next time...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Decorating the Office - meet BURNiece

I did not know the plan when I first arrived at work today. It did NOT take me long to figure out the big plans for the day. I guess I work in the part of the office that loves to decorate for Halloween. Pizza was ordered and the fun began. I will post one photo for now, I think it will give you an idea until I can share more. To say, that I am shocked by all the decorating is putting it mildly! I was left alone in the area and I kept feeling like someone was behind me. (kind of creepy!) I am off with Mom for a night away. Do you think John and Tessa will enjoy the peace and quiet? Till next time...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Grandmas don't know everything

Grandmas don't know everything

Little Tony was staying with his grandmother for a few days.
He'd been playing outside with the other kids for a while when
he came into the house and asked her,
"Grandma, what's that called when two people sleep in the same room and one is on top of the other?"

She was a little taken aback, but she decided to just tell him the
truth. "It's called sexual intercourse, darling."
Little Tony just said, "Oh, OK,"
and went back outside to play with the other kids.

A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily,
"Grandma, it isn't called sexual intercourse.
It's called Bunk Beds, And Jimmy's Mom wants to talk to you!!"

Sunday, September 16, 2007

September 16, 2007

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This is a really quick recap of how our week went. Work, standing in line freezing waiting for so so fries, wrapping up in a blanket to watch a parade and ending the week with a different color in my hair. How was your week? Does anyone have big plans? Time to close, wish I could say more, but I am watching a Sci-Fi movie and you know how those go! This one has a Grizzly Bear, lots of big TEETH!. Sorry for the terrible grammar and such, but I think you will understand what I am tryin to say! Till Next time...

Friday, September 14, 2007


I just could not help but smile when I saw this photo. Hope you are all having a great weekend!

This is priceless

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him, 'Lord, we don't
need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life
out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the

'Oh, is that so? Tell me...' replies God.

'Well, ' says the scientist, 'we can take dirt and form it into the
likeness of You and breathe life into it, thus creating man.'

'Well, that's interesting . Show Me. '

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

'Oh no, no, no...' interrupts GOD

( I love this! )

'Get your own dirt.'

Saturday, September 08, 2007

September 8, 2007

I think that John and I need a vacation to recover from this week of vacation. I guess next year we should actually go somewhere so that I can not find all these fun activities to do around the house. I will eventually put photos of the living room here as I promised. I must patiently wait for John to get them into the other computer. Julie stopped in on her way to Pracs and said she loved how it looks.

I have guessed both times Alicia's 'news'. This time it was looking at her face and jokingly asking if she was pregnant. I really did not expect her to say yes. I had to ask her a couple of times if she was serious. I really am not sure it has sunk in yet, but it WILL!

I think the comments that Mariah will be making should be written down. Where do these children get their knowledge. How did she know that Alicia should not drink and start to drink lots of milk? The fact she wished she was getting a puppy just makes me smile. She says she is going to be a big sister and Tessa gets to auntie to someone else.

I just put my family through one of my strange movie rentals. The title is not important, but music in the background was good and I am still shaking my head as to what it was all about. I am looking forward to watching another Sci-Fi flick tonight. I hope that you have all had a great weekend. Till next time...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Another carpet bites the dust.

Our little vacations together are never planned out. It is like we just let time take us where ever it wants to. I had hoped to paint our living room. I know the week is not over with and it may still happen. Yesterday, ended up being a day of putting down new floor in bedroom. Once we figured out how to do it, it went rather fast. Thank goodness for Allan and his table saw, the last row had to be cut down. I will say this, I am very glad we did it and soooo happy it is done. The thought of it makes me TIRED! I know I drive John crazy, but we made a good team. He would make the cuts and I would pound them in. Well, that's all for now folks. Till next time...

September 5, 2007

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

I had barely said hello to Brenna before I was saying Good bye. It has been a wonderful couple of says. Lots of having all my girls around me. A little flower planting for someone at work. I had to laugh at the expression of this lady's face when she realized the relation between Alicia and I. We thought she knew we were related. HAHAHAHA!!

This was a time for some great conversations with Brenna, I just wish I had all the answers. I think that she still has a great adventure ahead of her. Now to see if she enjoys it. Brenna found a new recipe that we tried and ended up making to batches of so that we would NOT waste ingredients. She sent some with her friend Becky and took some back to school. I just need pass on the of the rest. I am never comfortable having all these sweets in the house.

John is off the rest of the week. I wonder what I will be able to say at the end of the week about our time together. How was your weekend? Julie, I loved the photos of Jack. very cute! Till next time...