Friday, September 30, 2011

Monthly Memories-September

TRES and her Pig Tails
I will be adding more pictures to Monthly Memories!
I just wanted to make sure it posted today!

Happy last day of September!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A "Hunter" Baby Shower

I recently helped host a baby shower for a friend. 
I LOVE to entertain and have parties so of course I jumped right into the planning!
After planning a Camp Out theme...
the baby shower was eventually switched to a "Hunter" theme.

We started out with an evite with cute wording!

They're expecting a new "Hunter" for their crew
A brother for ____ & ____ and a hunting buddy for daddy too!
Let's help them prepare for a sweet baby boy
with a pair of camo pants and a pin-shooter for a toy!

Open Season starts DATE
Target time TIME
Hunting Grounds PLACE
Join the Hunt Club RSVP
Big Game Registry REGISTRY
 Each hostess brought their ideas and transformed them into a beautiful celebration
for Momma and Baby Hunter!
Twig WELCOME sign
 The Table Setting

Baby Shower Games
Shooting Practice
Closest to the bulls eye WINS!

Our guest of honor

Only at a "Hunting" shower 
would you have a 
gun and target game!

The Food    
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the food table!!

Pulled Pork
Deviled Eggs
 Cole Slaw
Texas Baked Beans
Fruit Salad
My plate

The Dessert Table
Chocolate Fountain with lots of goodies for dipping!

Yummy Smores Dessert
The Trail Mix Bar

Beautiful Twig Sign

Bark lined Cans were adorable for serving

~Trail Mix Bar Menu~
M & M's
Chocolate Chips
Mixed Nuts
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Honey Goldfish
Butterscotch and White Chocolate Chips

Baby Shower Inspired by Pinterest
"Hunter" Baby Shower
It's a Camp Out Baby Shower 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UNO's First Soccer Game

UNO had his first soccer game on Saturday, September 17!

 Through AYSO, you have a 30 minute practice followed by the game.

Throwing in the ball
dribble down the field
kicking down the field
Stopping the ball

ready... set...



I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Lunch is in the Freezer!

I've always struggled waking in the morning to make breakfast for Cookie Man. 
I'm always trying to come up with different ways to make sandwiches. 
The funny thing is my husband is a creature of habit. 
He would completely happy with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

I love the idea!!

I made a loaf of Ham and Cheese Sandwiches ready for George!!
You know George...
Don't have one!!

It makes the best:
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!
French Toast!
OK OK... Back to freezing sandwiches!

It took me about 15 minutes to do the whole loaf!
 I used 2 slices of cheese and 2-3 slices of ham per sandwich.

The bread was buttered before wrapping the sandwich up in wax paper!
12 sandwiches!
One loaf of Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches!
 I let my sandwich thaw a bit before throwing it on George.
Check out this beauty!
Minus 1/4 because I forgot to take a picture before I took a bite!

I have also made PBJ's for the freezer!
They are yummy too!

Now I can set the timer for at least 5 more minutes...

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What kind sandwiches will you try to freeze?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

UNO's First Day of Preschool

Today was UNO's first day of Preschool!

He was so excited to go!

Here are some of the pictures from the "photo shoot"!

Mr. Serious
When I grow up,
I want to be...
"a 'step-in-time' dancer like Bert!" 
(from Mary Poppins)
(I wrote down exactly what he said when I asked him)

Imagine a 4 year old screaming 
at his friends from the car when we pull up...
um...yeah that was him!


(First Day of Preschool 2010)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

QUATRO's First Tooth

QUATRO got his first tooth in on Sunday!

DOS' First Day of Preschool

DOS had her first day of preschool today.
After two wardrobe changes, she was ready to go... 
at 7:00am!!!

Her school starts at 8:30!

I pulled out my chalkboard from last year for First Day of school pictures!

I added the date this time!
(very important when you do not blog daily !)

I wrote down the first thing she said when I said, 
"When I grow up I want to be..."

She proudly said, 
"Mary Poppins"
Here DOS is holding the sign

the "Official" picture
Off to class with Bribery Chocolate Bars for her teachers!
DOS and her teacher!
Happy First Day of Preschool DOS!!

"Mint" to Be!

I recently was asked to do the Bible Study for my Catholic Mommy & Me group. 
I was honored to do so!
I wanted to give a little welcome gift to our moms since it was our first meeting.

I made Mint Jelly with mint from my brother in law's garden.

I used my 3" circle cutter to cut scrapbook paper to place between the seal and the ring!

They turned out great!

I used leftover shipping labels I had from my old craft booth ...ahem- about 12 years ago.
I cut coordinating scrapbook paper to cover the business name.

Good thing I saved them...
and even better that I knew where to find them!!

loop a rubber band in place of the string
I could not find a quote that would match the jelly! 
I searched and searched for the perfect quote.
My mother was in town and I asked her if she had any words of wisdom 
to help. She pulled out her prayer book and the scripture of the day was:

In Him all things
hold together.
~Colossians 1:17

Are you kidding me?

This jelly took the longest to set!
I was so worried it would be a yucky jar of syrup!

In Him all things hold together!!
Of course!!

 It was definitely
"Mint" to be!!

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Mint Jelly Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves and stems
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 drop green food color
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 fluid ounce container liquid pectin


  1. Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them into a large saucepan. Crush with a potato masher or the bottom of a jar or glass. Add water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain, and measure out 1 2/3 cups of the mint.
  2. Place 1 2/3 cups mint into a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice and food coloring. Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture for a full minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to hot sterile jars, and seal.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.