Monday, December 24, 2007
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
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.
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?
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?
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
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
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.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
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
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!!!!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
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.
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!!!
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
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
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
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
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.
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
Thursday, September 20, 2007
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 cooks.com 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.
FRIED MEXICAN ICE CREAM
1 pt. vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. crushed corn flakes or cookie crumbs
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. sugar
Oil for deep frying
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
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
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
Sunday, August 19, 2007
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
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
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.