Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh Texas, how I love thee...

...let me count the ways! I love that your groceries are tax-free! I love that you have Whataburger to eat! I love that you have big gas stations with delicious BBQ! I love that everything is just bigger and better here!

It's so good to be back home for the holidays this Christmas. As we drove into Texas we discussed some of the things that we love (and miss) about Texas. We love Mississippi, but it just doesn't compare to Texas! I have always teased my husband by saying, "You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the girl!". It feels so good to be "HOME" for a whole week! We have places to go and people to see. We have this list of things that we "must do" when we come back. Some of those things include eating at the places we love like Freebirds and Panda Express. Those are places that Mississippi doesn't have. We miss them. There is just nothing like good food, friends, and family. I love it! Stay tuned for pictures of the trip!

Happy Travelling!


Friday, December 10, 2010


I am very excited! I just checked my e-mail and received a message from Beth over at Happily Domestic. She was letting me know that I had won the My Twinn Doll giveaway! This is great news at a great time! I know that my daughter will love this doll and I can't wait to receive the packet from My Twinn in the mail! I was so excited that I had to blog and let you all know about it!

You can check out Happily Domestic here. Beth has a GREAT blog and has awesome giveaways! So, go on over to her blog and say hello!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Monkey Mooning??

I realize this probably isn't the typical Wordless Wednesday, but this was a monkey at the zoo on Thanksgiving Day that absolutely did not like me. I was holding my son and moved to quickly. It started him and he began to interact with me. He turned around and "mooned" me numerous times. Our camera batteries were dead, so this was taken with my husband's cell phone. Not the best quality, but hopefully you can see what's going on well enough. I could have stood and egged him on all day! He was hilarious!


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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Day

Since our families all live in Texas, it was just us four for Thanksgiving this year. I planned out a Thanksgiving meal for us and made plans to go to the zoo. Yes, the zoo was open on Thanksgiving day. It was free admission for the day! We had a lot of fun. I brined the turkey (It was just the breast) over night. I seasoned, prepped, and put it in the oven Thursday morning before we left. When we arrived home from the zoo at around 2:00 it was ready. I prepared all the side dishes and we had an excellent Thanksgiving meal.
Here are some pictures of the day:

Our camera batteries died even though they were fresh off the charger, so that was about all the pictures we got. My husband had to pull out his phone to take pictures the rest of the day. Sorry about the quality of the next few pictures. A phone just doesn't take great quality photos.

The set table....all except for the linens. I don't have any cloth ones, so we just pulled out the old trusty paper ones. They wouldn't have made such a pretty picture.


Friday, December 3, 2010

A Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I know this post is a little late, but my batteries in my camera kept dying before I could get the pictures uploaded. I finally went and bought 2 sets of some new rechargeable batteries and removed the pictures.

We went to Cedar Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch for a field trip back on October 29th. The kids loved it. They had a corn maze, corn pit, hayride, petting zoo, pony rides, train, and an educational area where you could learn all about chickens. My children loved it. When I did laundry I found a few corn kernels in the bottom of the washer. I can blame the corn pit for those!

The corn maze was pretty much dried up and dying, but the kids still loved it.

Picking pumpkins from the patch.

Going for a ride on the train.

The corn pit. It was very dusty in there!

Just some pictures taken with the pumpkins and hay bales.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Twinn Doll Giveaway!!

HappilyDomestic is giving away a My Twinn Doll on December 3rd. So click here and sign up to win!


Wordless Wednesday - Mesh Faces

Who knew that mesh on a playpen could be so much fun?


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