November 14, 2008

Food for Friday...

I decided since Thanksgiving is almost here, I would share a family recipe with you. This was my Grandma's recipe and is a yummy way to use up some of that leftover turkey.
Have great weekend!

Turkey Tomorrow

3 cups cubed cooked turkey
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
4 hard cooked eggs
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups minute rice (uncooked)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
4 cups crushed potato chips

Combine all ingredients except potato chips. Mix lightly then put 2 cups potato chips in mixture and stir. Put is a 9" x 13" casserole dish and put the rest of the potato chips on top.

Bake 30 - 35 min. at 375degrees.

Matthew was invited to his second (would be 1st "real") sleepover at his friend from school, Tyler's house with their friend Christopher staying too. He has only spent the night one other place ever, and that was his "Aunt Natalie's"( over the summer). His last try was at his friend Josh's house and he only made it to 9:00.
Sooo I dropped him off with his dinosaur pillow, Pokemon sleeping bag & Pokemon suitcase full of things "guaranteed" to help him make it through the night...I was beginning to think that we had officially made it through the "going to sleep" part of the sleepover, when the phone rang at 10:20, and my friend Bev, said that Matthew wanted to talk to me, about deciding if he was going to stay or leave. I asked him how he was doing. He answered quietly, "okay". Then he said, "Mommy, I tried, but can you come get me?" I asked him if he was sure, and told him that the other kids were going to stay and be going to sleep, and that it was late, but he said he was ready to come home. So I got in the car and headed over to pick him was "only" 12 hours earlier than I had planned....

Thanks Bev for trying......Maybe next time?

Tyler & Chris

Packed and ready???

Asleep, just 5 minutes after I picked him up......

*UPDATE...Christopher did not make it either ;)

November 12, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday...

Just wanted to say how happy I am for my friend Lucy, her husband George and their precious daughter Magnolia. Not only is her pregnancy going very well so far, but they also found out that they are having a BOY!!!!
I am so excited for them and so happy that Lucy's pregnancy is going so well!
I will still be praying, and hope that all of you will be doing the same!
God is Good!
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

November 10, 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun....

(*make sure you scroll down and pause the music on my blog, before watching the video)

So this weekend was our 1st Moms-1st annual shopping trip. There were six of us who went. Bev, Kristin, Yvonne, Sahar, Cathie & Me :) We took TWO suburbans and left Saturday at 7:00AM. After a Starbucks run, we were on the road. We met at the Outlet Mall and shopped like CRAZY! It was a cool and crisp day. I got Webkinz for the boys, a headband from J Crew for me(the only thing for me)....I also got a gingerbread pancake mix from Harry & David and some new shoes for Matthew from the Bass store(really cute). We hit the jackpot at Children's Place, deals and more deals. They had $1.99,$2.99 & up deals for everyone! We also bought carmel apples for the kids.

We headed to the condo to get ready for dinner. We played beauty shop(Thanks Sahar), and painted nails, took showers and ate some snacks. After we had the fashion show, we left for dinner. We had a nice dinner at Andre's, splurging for Lobster & Steak, with a nice glass of wine :) At this point Sahar & Cathie started feeling sick... :( Sahar ended up with a stomach bug and Cathie with bronchitis. We went back to the condo after dinner , played a game of Catch Phrase, and crashed!

We slept in a little on Sunday, taking our time, enjoying some coffee, before heading to breakfast. The we hit the Mega Marshalls store for over 2 hours!!! We had FULL carts, ALL of us. We loaded up the cars and headed back home about 2:30.

It was a really great weekend, with friendships and memories made to last!

I really missed my boys(all 3 of them), but it was nice to have a day away. Daddy did a great job, with soccer and all of the other weekend things to do.... :)

Until our next trip.........