Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Well it is that time of year again. It has just came to fast, I think father time just wanted to see how fast I could really work this year. Well not very fast as most of you can see. Friday I mailed my last Christmas card. Way to late if you ask me, but they are out.

We had our Christmas Eve service at 5:00. Very nice service not as much people as we usually do. The Church is usually filled. After the service I took mom for a spin around town to look at the lights. This was the first night she has been out so I thought she would enjoy it.

Eric is watching Christmas Story and the Broncos. Guess what the Broncos are loosing. Eric said is the season over with yet? I guess not soon enough for him this year.

Any who after we got home I took some Christmas pictures of my family and my mom. I hope you enjoy them.

I also too some of the tree with my new camera that I got a few months ago. I am still learning how to work it and I think I have the settings all messed up so I need to read the book again to see if I can fix it. The tree ones were also taken with my camera and I think they turned out cool.

Merry Christmas everyone and a blessed new year!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Answers to name that Carol

How many did you get right?

1. down where He lay (ans. Away in a Manger)

2. silent stars go by (O Little Town of Bethlehem)

3. In Heavenly peace (Silent Night)

4. ride and sing (Jingle Bells)

5. field and fountain (We Three Kings of Orient Are)

6. and sweet the words (I Heard the Bells on Christmasday)

7. dancing in the night (Do You Hear What I Hear)

8. made of snow (Frosty the Snowman)

9. pulling on the reins (Here Comes Santa Claus)

10. gather near to us (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

11. I used to know (White chirstmas)

12. snow is glistening (Winter Wonderland)

13. no place to go (Let it Snow)

14. King of angels (O Come All Ye Faithful)

15. you would even say (Rudolp, the Red-nosed Reindeer)

16. the mountains in reply (Angels We Have Heard on High)

17. deep and crisp (Good King Wencelas)

18. prepare Him room (Joy to the World)

19. our finest gifts (Little Drummer Boy)

20. to you and your kin (We Wish You a Merry christmas)

21. dressed up like Eskimos (The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

22. bushels of fun (Jingle Bell Rock)

23. my true love ( the twelve Days of Chirstmas)

I will post the answers in about a week so you have a chance to do this.

Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Survey

I got this of a friends site. Thanks Anna

Christmas Survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I like the paper cause of all the different colors and themes

2. Real or Artificial tree?
artificial That is all I know

3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually the night of Thanksgiving. Or with in the that weekend

4. When do you take the tree down?
After the new year

5. Do you like Eggnog?
Love egg nog even in bread it is great!!!

6. Favorite Gift you received as a child?
I would say my spiral graph I would love to have another one!!!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, a very special one. My mom made them for me from ceramics and dad made me the stable. It like the one they had bought when they were first married.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My daughter I always know what I am going to get her and she is always giving hints to help out.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
I don't think I ever got a gift I didn't like but have received things that I didn't need?

11. Christmas Cards...Snail mail or E-mail?
Snail, for sure. I love getting card in the mail!!!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Mine would be the Charlie Brown Christmas I know that isn't a movie but I just love the story behind it.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I shop all year long. I hate crowds

14. Have you ever 'recycled' a Christmas present?
Not that I can remember

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Cashew clusters

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I love both

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
Hard candy Christmas by Dolly Partton and White Christmas

18. Travel at Christmas or Stay Home?
I have done both and love doing both. This year we are staying home!

19. Can you name Santa's Reindeer?
Yeap can you

20. Do you have an Angel or a Star on top of your tree?
Neither I have a cross

21. Open the Presents Christmas Eve or Morning?
We do both as long as I can remember my parents always bought us new pj's for Christmas eve, and I have carried that tradition on in my own family.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Trying to get things done. Cookies, candy you name it.

23. Shopping...Mall or on-line?
Neither but if I have to shop it would be in strip malls

24. Do you decorate outside for Christmas or just inside (or at all?)
We do both outside we have balloons and a sleigh that my dad made

25. Favorite Christmas cookie?
Chocolate crinkles

26. Do you own Christmasy clothing or jewelry?
oh yeah I have sweaters with snowmen on them

27. Do you believe in Santa?
yes doesn't every one?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

We have been elfed!!!!

Cut and past this site and you will see a site!!! Stephanie did this and has it on her site and I thought it was cute. Thanks peanut. The four elfs are Stephanie, Travis, me, & Eric. Don't I look good and boy we sure do have some good moves!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Name that Carol

Okay thought this was kinda fun and thought that you might enjoy it. I don't know how many of you do it but I will give it a try. I got this yesterday while I sat on the election board she always gives a little of some thing to do and this was one of them this time. The first one is done for you to get you started. Hint the words are in the song. Happy Caroling!!!

1. down where He lay (ans. Away in a Manger)

2. silent stars go by

3. In Heavenly peace

4. ride and sing

5. field and fountain

6. and sweet the words

7. dancing in the night

8. made of snow

9. pulling on the reins

10. gather near to us

11. I used to know

12. snow is glistening

13. no place to go

14. King of angels

15. you would even say

16. the mountains in reply

17. deep and crisp

18. prepare Him room

19. our finest gifts

20. to you and your kin

21. dressed up like Eskimos

22. bushels of fun

23. my true love

I will post the answers in about a week so you have a chance to do this.

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Let it Snow Let it Snow Again?

Yeah it is snowing again here in Iowa we have about 5 inches so far. It is 2:30 and it is starting to let up. I just had to take a picture of my let it snow sign. Eric's mom got it for me and I just love it!! And in the picture you can see how much snow we have gotten. I am chatting with Peanut (Stephanie) and she said WITT is all clean they have been keeping up with the snow there. But Travis (her boyfriend) he is snowed in and he can't get out. His college hasn't cleaned the roads or parking lots yet. So they can't see each other. Well now what is wrong my picture didn't down load? I guess I will try it again. Well it is now 2:55 and I think the snow is done for today, now we just gotta hope for clean roads. So I can go shoppen tomorrow. Yeah it down loaded the second time is a charm. That is after I had signed out and started all over

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ok he just had to show off

I called my brother at 9:00 this morning to tell him about my snow. Well he just had to show off his snow. When we got home from church he called and asked me to stop the snow dance. Joke is on him I haven't even begun yet to do the snow dance or not alone pray for it. Well any way he had gotten 6 more inches from the time I talked to him this morning to when he called after church. This is a picture of the snow up in Idaho. And every one is complaining on what we had gotten. I bet they would be glad that is not us. He said it is not to let up until Monday night. Show off!!!! Just joking little bro!!!!!

Need I say more

Hey guess what I woke up to this morning? Yeah you got it snowed and I didn't even have to pray for it!!!!!!! Here are some pictures!!!! Enjoy them as much as I did taking them.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Busy Day

I have not had this busy of a day in a very long time. Yesterday Nov. 27th mom and I headed out for Omaha and got some things done there. Then we had lunch at Cracker Barrel, I haven't eaten there in about a year or more. I had my normal the chicken salad, only ate half though couldn't eat it all. I remember when I would eat until I was stuffed and couldn't stuff no more. After we ate I took mom to her eye doctors appointment. While she was doing that which normally takes a long time only took about an hour this time which figures cause I was running late on my shopping. Any way I went grocery shopping while she was there and things were going smooth I went to No Frills and got what I needed there and then went to Sam's. Just love that place. I finally found every thing I needed there then went to Wal Mart. Going smooth there until I tried to pick up a box of small candy canes, when I picked the box up they all fell all over the floor and my buggie, 100 pieces of candy canes every where. Some nice clerk helped me get them picked up and gave me a new box. I had to handle with kit gloves if you know what I mean. Well any way on my way to the check out stand. I go a pulling in and guess what the buggie hit where you put your groceries on and it broke the corner. I just wanted to dig a hole and berry my self. At this point I am thinking do you really want to go to Sioux City yet tonight? Well got the groceries in the car and it is 3:30 wow I am doing well it has only taken me an hour and a half to get my shoppen done. Hop in the car and off to pick up mom. Well I forgot the road construction between here Wal Mart and where my mom was. So yeah you got it I was in a traffic jam until almost 4:00 PM. Well I finally got to where mom was and found out that she was done at 2:30 and I drooped her off at 1:45 or so. So she had to play the waiting game. Sorry! So we go and get gas and while I am filling up I wanted to see how much more gas I need and opened the door and every thing from my wallet feel out onto the ground and the wind is blowing so here I am chasing my cards around the gas station. Buy this time it is 4:40 and I need to be in Sioux City by 6:30 or close to it. So we head down the road and stop in Missouri Valley for supper for mom and Eric. We pull into Mondamin at 5:12. Pass Eric as he is leaving work. By this time I have started to panic and think I am never going to get there. Get home change clothes and leave about 5:40 Off to Sioux City I go. You know I made it by 6:35. Called Stephanie and told her to meet me out side of her dorm. By know you are wondering what all the fuss is about. I am taking peanut to see Rent at the Orphaum. We get there in time park and found our seats. Now you would think this place knows how many seats they sell. Stephanie didn't get her a play bill which really made me made for the money I spent to go. But I told her that after the play that there would be some on the floor that people leave behind, well there was so she got one. That play was so LOUD I couldn't understand what they were singing or saying. I was kinda shocked on what they did. It was an okay play but I won't pay money to go and see it again. It is not for some young kids. After this was all over with we waited to go to the car well that was another excitement to my day, we couldn't find it but it was kinda cool when we went back into where we needed to get back on the elevator, which we had to stand for some time and now we know why. When the door opened out came some of the cast members. I didn't say and thing I figured Stephanie would of. But she didn't, when we got into the elevator a young man and a young girl were just busting out in the seams they got their autographs and we just a screaming. Then that is when it dawned on Stephanie who they were. I was funny to watch her face when she realized who they were. Kinda funny in a way but I wish I would of said some thing. Oh well was not meant to be. She will still have a story to tell. Well we finally found the car and laughed about all the silly things that had happened to us that night. Stoped at Burger king and got a couple of burgers and went up to her dorm room to find out who won Dancing of the Stars and eat our hamburgers. Helio won and Marie place third bummer. But she did awesome any way. Well I finally got home about 12:30AM this morning what a busy night!!! I had a great night with my daughter it was really fun. Some day I might be able to do that again but see a different one. Just one regret wish we would of take a picture of the two of us there.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Last Night Christmas for the mothers

Last night we made a trek to Sioux City to see Brule'. We have see them now for three years straight. Once in Omaha and the last two times in Sioux City. We enjoy it every year more and more. But it is a very long night, we didn't get home until midnight Saturday night, or early this morning. To late for this old foggie!! We had super at Chillies in Sioux City and then we went to the concert. Super was just so good. Mom, Stephanie and I all had Margarita grilled chicken with black beans and rice. mmmmm so good!!! Eric had steak and Eric's mom (Mom # 2) had chicken fried steak which I think that is what I am getting next time. It looked so good too. But alot of food though. Here is some pictures of us after the concert with the band members, and Hoops!!! I just love Hoops!!! He is so fun to watch. He dances with hoops and is very good at it. They are all such nice people they stay until the last fan is gone. they sign autographs and take picutres with who ever wants one. Just too cool. It makes feel like a young kid again going to concerts. The costums are just beautiful the colors and the work that goes into them is just unreal.


Okay now we are to Thanksgiving day. Oh my I have never seen so much food in one place in a very long time. We had Thanksgiving in our Churches fellowship hall. It has been a tradition in the McWilliams family to get together for a picnic in the summer and Thanksgiving. This would be Eric's side of the family that does this. His Grandma White (Edna) was a McWilliam. My mom even came this year which meant a lot to me. I am so happy that she came and ate with us. That is what I was so very thankful for that day. I just hate it when she sits at home on holiday's and doesn't go with us. I feel torn when she doesn't come. But here are a few pictures of our Thanksgiving day!!! Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday November 20, 2007

Ok Ok I know I am going backward but I just had to show off Stephanie's new dew. And yes it takes president over the first snow fall of the season. I took some pic that morning so I can show everyone that day but just never did it. Bad girl that I am. We didn't get much but what we did get put a big grin on my face. For those who know me know that I love snow!!! It is just so pretty when if falls and when it is big fluffy flakes. Yeah I am a big flake too!! So here are some of the photos of that beautiful snow fall we had but didn't last long!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yeah I know I am behind so now I am going to get you all up to date on what is going on in our lives, and we are starting out with this past Wednesday. It all began with a chat on MSN with my daughter Tuesday night. As I remember right it all started with hey mom I have a surprise for you. So I asked her what it was and she said that I had to wait till Wednesday. Do you really think I was going to leave this one alone and not bug her until she would tell me what it was. Nope you got that one right. I bugged her and I bugged her until I could not stay up any more Tuesday night. So now it is Wednesday and I still haven't a clue what the surprise was. In the middle of the night I remember her telling me that Travis was getting his hair cut so I just figured that is what it was. Noon came around and no Stephanie then it dawned on me that she still had classes until 12:20 so now it will be longer. You know I found out I hate surprises!!! Well Eric came home early and she still was not home but about fifteen minutes later in walks my daughter and to my surprise she had cut her hair. Yeah cut her hair. Betcha you thought that I was going to say that she had an engagement ring. I knew that was not it. I just love it after years of begging her to get it cut she finally did it. It is so cute!!!!! Here is a couple of pictures of her Thanksgiving that I took of her with her new dew!!! Love it, love it!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's like Christmas

Oh I am so excited!!! Today it is like Christmas for me, Hairspray came out in DVD today and also so did Santa Clause the Escape came out. I just love both these movies. I can't wait to watch them both. Think it is going to be a long night. I want to watch them both!!!! I just can't contain my excitement!!

I bought what I needed for Thanksgiving dinner today I am making a pumpkin pie desert, and a snickers Salad. I am also making Tom the Turkey. Think I will take it over to the church and cook it over there that way we are not trying to carry a hot bird.

Peanut is coming home tomorrow. Yeah!!!! I guess I better get all her gifts wraped up they are all over the house. So I will chat with you all later!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

long time no see

Sorry I haven't kept up my blog very well. Eric went back to work this Monday and is doing better. Still gets a little sore in some spots yet, but other than that he is almost back to his good ol self. I have been very busy making cookies for the local bank in town for the 6, 7th of December. It will be for their open house. I have to make 14 doz. cookies. I am planning on making 14 different kinds so that means I have only made so far three different kinds. I had to stop today cause I have no eggs to continue. I am taking mom to the eye doctor in Council Bluff tomorrow so I will get some more then. Monday nights we have a bible study with our pastor and then Wednesday's the ladies of the church have an other one. The one on Monday's is very over whelming to me. We are doing it on Discipleship. And the one on Wednesday's is on a Joyce Myers study. That one is pretty good too. Stephanie is doing okay in school. She is struggling in a couple of her classes and with her room mates.

I just got done reading Anna's blogg and she is so blessed in all aspects of her life, she is one girl who knows who she is and what she wants out of her life. She is going on the right track. I hope some day I can feel that way too. With my family and the things I accomplished in my life and have the love and passion for God like she does.

I have not scrapbooked sense I went to Sioux City with my buddy Dee Dee. And I need to get some pages finished. I am making my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Don a scrapbook for their 50th wedding anniversary that will be coming up in a year or so.

Deb and Bill Nelsen will celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend. We were invited to go to the dinner Friday night. I sure hope we can go. I think we will be late but we are sure going to try to go. Congrats guys!!! Many more to you!!!

I am coming to the conclusion that I need to make better time of my time God has given me. I need to stop saying things need to get done and just do them instead of sitting around complaining. I have found my self doing alot of that lately. I don't feel like doing any thing but I guess it is up to me to get things done!!

Hey guess what Marie is still in dancing with the stars. I am so happy for her she really need this boost right now. She lost her dad a week ago and I know how hard that can be. My prayers are with the family.

tootles for now!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


A dear friend sent this to me and it is worth the watch.

Gods Blessings to all who watch.


No we are not talking about the shingles on the roof, yeah you got it, we are talking about the shingles that humans get. Guess who has them? No not me and no not my mom she has had them though. That leaves Eric. Thursday night he came home and asked me if there was some thing on his side and back but I couldn't see any thing as of yet. And I asked him why, and he said it just itches so bad. I asked him if he gotten some chemicals on himself but he said he didn't think so. I thought it might be from the laundry soap or something like that. Never gave it another thought. Yesterday while I was at coffee he had called the house twice and asked if I was at home. So when I got home I called him at work and he told me he need to see a doctor. I thought he had hurt himself worse. See he has a hernia and I thought he really aggravated that to where he was in some really bad pain. So he called and made an appointment and we went to find out what was going on. And come to find out it was the shingles. I just can't believe it. The doc gave him some meds for about a week so I really hope it works. I have seen people suffer with this for months into years. I am asking for prayers for him for a speedy recovery. :0)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Well Halloween is over. I am glad of this. I have never been a fan of Halloween. I hate being scared and not knowing who is under those masks. We had about 35-40 trick or treaters this year. I think last year we only had about 15. It is good to see that there was still some home made costumes. I really like those the best. The creativity shows more when they make their own. Happy Halloween all!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A week has gone by!

Okay where was I the past week that I was so busy to blog? Or should I say how lazy I have been the past week. Well today is Sunday the 28th and the Rockie are on the Virge of loosing the World Series. They are in Colorado tonight and they were in Colorado last night also. If they loose tonight it is all over the Boston Red sox's as I said swept them under the run. I do have to take my hat off to them they do have a really good pitching team. I have a picture that was taken in Colorado not to far from where I grew up. This farmer sent a message to the Rockies in his field. I thought it was pretty cool.

Tuesday I went scrapbooking with my bestest friend and partner in crime Dee Dee. We had a great time. She is still working on her Paris book witch is turning out really cool. I did some old pages like of my nephew and niece's graduation 2005! I am so far behind it is unreal. I will post some this week of what pages I did.

Bible Study Monday night was interesting to say the least. I have had a problem understanding what I am to be doing. Well tomorrow is Monday and I still haven't done this week lessons. I just can't get my self to do my lessons. I hope and pray I get better at this.

Well here it is that time again I usually try to make it to Halloween but I just seem to not make it. I turned on the heat Saturday Oct. 27th. It really hasn't ran much except for the night early mornings. I just hate having to turn on the heat. But one good thing it does mean that winter and snow is coming!!!

WEll Rockies it has been a great ride this year. Win this game tonight!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Over the Weekend!!!

Well here it is Sunday evening and all is quit, well all except the TV that has the Denver Broncos and the Steeler game on. The score right now is 7-14 Denver is ahead!!! Yeah you read that one right Denver is ahead! But it is only second quarter though. Well We had a great weekend with Stephanie being home. She brought Travis's WII home and we had a great time with it. We played bowling and guess what I had a Turkey, now just keep in mind I really stink at bowling in real life so this is really big for me!!! I even beat Eric in that game. So I was really tickled. And yes I did take pictures so here they are. Then my adopted daughter Marae (Stephanie's best friend) came over and then they played Dance Dance so I also have posted a few of those too. Marea came over Sat. afternoon after Stephanie and I came home from a craft fair, which we didn't buy a thing. It was a really waist of time for us!!! Well the the score is now 7-21 and it is half time. Go Broncos!!! Eric just got home so I am going to get him something to eat, while he enjoys the ball game!!!

Oh yeah I guess we are going to get us a WII also. We had a great family time together Friday night!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fall Break

Hey Stephanie is home for fall break. I went up to Sioux City Wednesday and picked her up and did some shopping and then we came home. I was just finishing up my Church stuff and heard this noise coming from the living room. Well Stephanie is in there playing withTravis's WII, He let her bring it home to show us and to get us to try our hands at it. She is snow boarding. So I thought I would take some pictures of her playing it and to show you what college students do on their school breaks!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Can U say SWEEP!!!!!!!

Here we go to the World Series here we GO! (clap, clap)
Here we go to the World Series here we GO! (clap, Clap)
Here we go to the World Series here we GO! (clap, clap)
Here we go to the World Series here we GO! (clap, Clap)

They have SWEPT the Arizona Diamondbacks. The final of the game was 4-6 the Colorado Rockies!!!!!

Excitement is in the Margheim and Springer house tonight!!!!!!

It is now 1:07AM on the 16th of October!!!

I can't believe I am blogging this early in the morning I am really excited!!

Night to all my Colorado family.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I know I know

I know what kinda of fan am I if I can't keep my blog up and going. Well tonight is the big night, the Colorado Rockies are playing, hopefully their last game before they go to the World Series. They have won the first three games so if they win tonight they are on their way to the World Series. They are playing the Arizona Diamondbacks. Shiver at the thought of snakes. I hate snakes they make my skin crawl. And also tonight yeah you guessed it Dancing with the stars. And I am going to miss it to night. We are starting a new bible study at church with our Pastor. So now I have to figure out a way to record it with out messing up mom's tv. But I know I will get it figured out. Well toodles for now gotta get supper done!!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Sense we last saw each other I was telling you that the Rockie's won two games in the series. Well the good new is that they swept the Phillies and now this Thursday they are playing I Arizona Diamond Backs. This series it is the best out of 7 games.

Denver blew chunks all over! The light was on but now one was home as they say!!!
Then there was the Iowa Hawkeyes that did the same thing. Come on boys get your acts together. But now the Colorado Buffs won is high style which is really cool. Eric said he will just have to root for the Buffs the rest of the season. And that doesn't hurt me one bit.

Now on to Dancing With the Stars last night: Marie Osmond was aw some as normal!! Jane Seymour did great too! My heart and prayers go out to her with the loss of her mom. I am sure this was really hard for her to do. I can't wait until tonight to see who get the bump now.. I voted for the two above and also Wayne Newton and Cameron Mathison. So I am hoping they can hang on till the end but I know this years crop is so good it is really hard to choose which ones to pick that I would want to win because they are all so good.

tata for now!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Two down One to go

Yeah I am talking about those Rockies. The just won their second game in the chase to the would series. Can we say way to GO!!! Buy the way for you non baseball fans the Rockies is a baseball team and they are on the roadto the world series. They played the Philadelphia Phillies. Now they are going home to play Sat. In Coors Field!!! The Mile High State, good ole Colorado. Boy I sure wish we could go and watch that ball game I think it is going to be a good one. Especially sense they are playing at home.

Here we go Rockies here we go!
Here we go Rockies here we go!
All the way they say!!!!

I am just so excited just a little bit more excited as I was when the Cardinals went to the World series.

Just a little note The Cubbies are not doing as good ooops!! Sorry little brother, Jeff, & Joe!!!! hehehe
I know he who laughs fist laughs last!!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Marie Osmond - Dancing With the Starved!

For those of you who know me I really like Marie Osmond. I grew up watching her and Donny. They both still look great I wish I look that great and can move that great. I found this video and thought it was cute so I am sharing it with you all. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Colorado Rockies Rule

Hooray for the Rockies that is the Colorado Rockies they are the wild card for the NL. I have been a fan ever sense they have been a ball team. I have been able to see them play at Coors Field a few times. Would like to see them more but you know how that is you live far away and don't make it there all the time. I was reading in the Greeley Trib. that "Rockies fever catching on in Denver" was the one of the head lines, and if you ask me it is a little to late to be supporting them now! I have watched the games when I can and I was just ashamed of the support that they have been getting the stands were always pretty much empty every time I would get to watch some of the games. And low and be hold Monday night they were filled to the rafters. Now if this was the Broncos they have always supported them no matter how well they have done. Why can't they do that for the Rockies. I wish the Rockies all the best Wed. night. By the way the game went into extra innings Monday night. They pulled it out in the 13th inning. Wow what a nail biter!!! They played the Padres last night. The final score was Rockie 9 and the Padres 8.

Well now that I said my peace about how Colorado fans treat the Rockies I guess I will let it go now. One last punch it is sad that they can only root for the Rockies when they are winning.

Go Rockies!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

the suffle

Okay my daughter sent this to me and so I just had to do it and these are my answers. It took me a couple of days to get it done but I did it. Thought that this was fun to see what song would show up to be my answer. And some of them are just to funny. I hope you do it too enjoy!!!!!

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.

1.What does next year have in store for me?
Open Arms ~ Collin Raye

2.What does your love life look like?
Can't Help Fallin' In Love ~ Elvis Presley

3.What do I say when life gets hard?
Texas ~ George Strait

4.What do I think of when I get up in the morning?
Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye ~ George Strait

5.What song will I dance to at my wedding?
If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger ~ George Strait

6.What do you want to do for your career?
My Kind Of Girl ~ Collin Raye

7.Your favorite saying?
I Love the Way You Love Me ~ John Micheal Montgomery

8.Favorite place?
Dance Tonight ~ Paul Mc Cartney

9.What do you think of your parents?
Carrying Your Love With Me ~ George Strait

10.Where would you go on a first date?
I Know Where I've Been ~ Queen Latifah (HairSpray)

11.Drug of choice?
Good to Go to Mexico ~ Toby Keith

12.Describe yourself.
In the Sweet By and By ~ Alabama

13.What is the thing I like doing most?
If You Ain't Lovin' ~ George Strait

14.What is my state of mind like at the moment?
That Little Girl I Knew ~ Reba Mc Entire

15.How will I die?
Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler

16.The song that will be played at your funeral?
Wild Thing ~ The Troggs (This one is just too funny)

17.The song you'll put as the subject?
The Game of Love ~ Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders

18.The song that describes my friendships?
Living & Living Well ~ George Strait

19.The song that describes my future marriage?
How Great Thou Art ~ Alan Jackson

20.The song that describes my future children?
Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) ~ Alabama

21.The song that describes what this summer will be like?
That's My Story ~ Collin Raye

22.The song that describes what people think of me?
Little Rock ~ Reba Mc Entire

23.The song that describes how I will do in school?
Whispering Jesse ~ John Denver

24.The song that describes how nice of a career I'll have?
Christmas For Cowboys ~ John Denver

25.The song that describes my personality?
Take Me Down ~ Alabama

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Marie you ROCK!!!

Okay I have to admit that I was getting a little worried that Marie was going to get the boot. EEE of little faith! I was so glad when they said that she is continuing. Well one week of Dancing with the stars is over now until we meet again.

Other news on the home front we have a baby, we have a baby!!! My cousin koolaide (Margie) and her husband Roy had a baby boy yesterday at 5:30 PM. His name is
Joseph Zane Patton.
Weight was 7lbs 15oz.
Length: 21"
Born: September 25, 2007

Congratulations Cousin Koolaide and cousin Roy.
Aunt Shirley said they called about 4:30 Pm and said they were on their way to the hospital after Roy aired up the tire on the car. It was a good thing he didn't have to change it or he would of been delivering a baby!!!! Auntie said he doesn't have red hair though. She wanted a red head in the family.

Well that is all I have to say tonight!

Oh yeah I really hate going to a fast food restaurant and come home and find out that I don't have all my sandwiches that I had ordered. The restaurant better get people that are not in outer space and know what they are doing. One really upset customer!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Dancing with the Stars

whoowhooo! In less than and hour my favorite show will be one Dancing with the Stars. I live for this show, I hope you are all just as excited about this show as I am. This year I will cheer on Marie Osmond!! You go girl you rock! And let the judging begin!! I am even registered to do the voting on line. I have voted the past two seasons it has been on. And I will do it again this year. Hey peanut less than an hour. The excitement begins to build. They showed them on Good Morning America this morning doing their last touch ups on their dancing. Well any whoooo I just had to put my five cents in about Dancing with the Stars.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fried Ice Cream

In one word mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmgood!! I have had this sinful dessert many times in my life. And they all have been so good. I thought I would google and see if I can come up with a recipe for it. And to my surprise I found a web site called and they have 36 different recipes for fried ice cream. wow, I didn't know there would be so many different ways to make it. Here is one of them that I found it was the first one so if you want more you will have to go to the site and get the rest.


1 pt. vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. crushed corn flakes or cookie crumbs
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. sugar
1 egg
Oil for deep frying
Whipped cream

Scoop out 4 or 5 balls of ice cream. Return to freezer. Mix crumbs, cinnamon and sugar. Roll frozen ice cream balls in half the crumb mixture and freeze again. Beat egg and dip coated balls in egg, then roll again in remaining crumbs. Freeze until ready to use (for thicker coating repeat dipping in egg and rolling in crumbs).
When ready to serve, heat oil to 350 degrees. Place a frozen ice cream ball in fryer basket or on a perforated spoon and lower into hot oil 1 minute. Immediately remove and place on dessert compote. Drizzle with honey and top with a dab of whipped cream. Continue to fry balls one at a time. Balls will be crunchy on the outside and just beginning to melt on the inside. 4-5 servings.

Now the reason for this picture I went scrap booking with my best scrapping buddie Tuesday (Dee Ann)and we ate at the Mexican restaurant and we had this for dessert. We shared it this time we learned our lesson last time we had this we both had one and boy were we hurt en. Enjoy and wipe those drools off from your mouth!!! I know, I know it is hard when something looks this good.

Monday, September 10, 2007

graduation 2007

I know this is really late for posting this but I finally got this done I started on it months ago and kinda for got about it. I had found this cool web site that lets you make scrap booking pages on it and then publish it. So I thought to myself this sounds really cool to do so I gave it the ol college try. I hope you like it. Maybe you would like to do the same. Who knows?

coooool down!

Ohh Ahhh I just love this weather I can put on a cozy sweatshirt and my jeans and be in heaven. The colder the better. Yeah Yeah I know yuck most of you hate cool or even colder weather but I just thrive on it. I hate summer and I am never sad to see it leave. Winter on the other hand I hate to see it go because it means shorts (shiver at the thought)Fall is just around the corner. Yeah. It is the start of College and pro football. Going to Eric's brother's house and watching a few games with them. Having a good time even when they loose. :0( Just don't have Jeff cook when his favorite team is loosing, or you just might not get to eat. All of Eric's brothers try to get together every Sat. or Sunday to watch the games it is fun by all. Here's to fall crisp weather!!!!!! Go Iowa, Broncos, and Buffs, and Rams (Colorado Buffs and Rams)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

new Job?

I had great news last night I have a job interview at Pamida Thursday at 9:00 AM. I am just so excited that they called and would like to interview me I just can't stand it. I hope and pray this is all going to work out. I guess it is all in God's time is what they always say. So I am thankful for this chance to maybe get my life in order get things taken care of, like get bills payed off and be able to take small mini vacations with family and friends. Please keep this in your prayers that I do get this job. This is some thing I feel that I really need in my life right now. I guess mainly to fill the void of not being a stay at home mom, which I still am but you know what I mean? I hope any way.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What a cutie pie!!

Here is pictures that I took of my great niece Dusty. We had a family picnic up at Preparation park just a few miles from here. I took these pictures of her with my New canon camera rebel xt. This camera is just awesome to awesome for words. Enjoy the cutie.

I really like this one it is of Dusty looking up at the trees and watching the leaves move. This is the first time she has really been outside so she was soaking it all in.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Well I have been asked to show some of the pages I scraped booked August 28th when I went to Sioux City to scrapbook with my buddie and partner in crime (Dee Dee). Now don't laugh at them I am not the best scraper in the world. I don't get creative. I am so far behind my scrap booking it is unreal so here is a stab at taking the picture of my pages. I hope you can see them okay. One is of peanut's graduation stuff, our best friends from Indiana, Peanut going off to college, and one of her and her favorite cousin Ryan. A special thanks goes out to my models who held my pictures while I took my attemt of taking pictures, Marae & Stephanie.

Friday, August 24, 2007


I just love bargains. Stephanie is just going to freak when she see these. I bought four pair of flip flop for $.19 apiece. We are going to make really neat photo albums with them. We have been buying them for $.99 apiece but when I found these I thought I hit the jackpot. I like it when it make a caching in my pocket when I find bargains. Stephanie doesn't know I found them yet so we will see if she ever looks at my blog soon. I thought these were the coolest ones we have bought so far.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Have you ever had to wait for a result from a test score and a call from a doc to tell you what they have found out? Well this is how I feel today as I wait to hear from our little girl, to see how her first day was of college. I am sure it was exciting and very nervous day for her. I know she will enjoy it as she gets more into the scheme of things. Now all I have to do is play the waiting game.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

wanting to be free?

Well I am not to sure I am ready to let my little girl be free yet. Yesterday
8-18-07 she left us for three other girls. Can you believe that her own parents ain't good enough. :0) Here she is packing Saturday morning for college. Working really hard at it? I think Uncle Don should see this room now. (Inside joke) Here is a picture of some of what the car looked like. She also had Travis's car full too. And one of her Today in her dorm room. I think she like it?
She says it rocks. But last night was a had night first night away from home. :0(

Wish you all the best of luck my little girl. (peanut)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Taken my own picture

Oh yuck what an adventure of trying to take my own picture of myself. I have never done this so I thought what the hey let me give it a try, Stephanie does it all the time so if she can do it I should be able to give a good stab at it. Well the picture that I posted of me is one of five that I took. I am going to scrapbook one and do it like Anna did on her blog. She has the neatest blog. And she does a great job of keeping it up to date. I hope my is as funny and as creative as hers is. I have had help from the younger generation on how to do things on this but I will get the hang of it soon? I hope any way :-) I really hope every one enjoys my site.

Taken senior pictures

It always helps to have a good subject like my niece Holly. This morning I took a trek to Onowa and took her senior pictures. I personally think they turned out great. I know one she will not put in the year book but it just reminds me of how fun loving she is. With converse sneakers in tow and a formal dress it is priceless. I have had fun doing neat things to her pictures. Some I have done things too like putting her name on them and some I made black and white. Which in my opinion is way cool. Take a peak and see for your self. Toddles

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hooked on Ice coffee

I would have never thought that I would be hooked on Ice coffee from Micky D's. I think I have had about 6 of them this week alone. And we live 30 miles from the closest Micky D's. I like the hazelnut one the best. Stephanie likes the vanilla one. Yeah she likes them too. I have even started making coffee at home so I can make my own. This is just a horrible yummy thing to be liking. As you can see by the picture I have it almost gone. This is just a sin to like this coffee as much as I do. I hope you get a chance to have this out of this world drink. It is just fantastic. So smooth and so just I have no other words to describe this scrumptious drink.