Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thinking about Halloween costumes already?! Well, you HAVE to stop by Cracker Barrel and check theirs out! They are WAAAAAAAY cute & pretty affordably priced. I would have never thought to go there for costumes, but they have them and they are just too adorable. They also have really neat decorations for Fall - which I'm all about that!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Our "usual" spot - right in front of Starbucks ;-)
It's safe to say the girls aren't into jazz. Toby Mac is more along their line of music. Here they are trying not to be bored so they decided to put their chair covers on their heads. Good thing some of their friends showed up later that night ;-)
Making a new friend. "A" really wanted to take him home. Please, Daddy, can we have one?!
One of the many penguins at Utica Square - of course, they chose the pink one to have their picture taken with.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here's the recipe in case you want to try it at home...
Peel the plantains
Slice into thick slices
Fry the plantains a second time on both sides. Do not burn.
Sprinkle with your choice of salt or powdered sugar. (We liked salt the best.)
Eat and enjoy!
Anyway, the doctor told me yesterday to take Milk of Magnesia. Yuck, yuck, double yuck. So I'm in the bathroom getting ready to shake the bottle and apparently the lid wasn't on very well. Milk of Magnesia went everywhere! All over me, the cabinets, mirror, door and floor - everywhere. Apparently I needed a good laugh.
"M" read the following opening statements (which she wrote as part of her schoolwork): "Those who are competing in the Beanie Baby Olympics are Meco (from Mexico and 5 times Champion), Fuzz (from Oklahoma and 3 times Champion), Kicks (from Iowa), and Princess (from Texas and 2 time Champion)."
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
Carrying the Egg on a Spoon Race
The winners were awarded medals that were actually given to the girls for Dance and the Library Reading Program ;-)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I am so ready for Summer to be on it's merry little way and for Fall to move on in! I can't wait to break out the sweaters & bring down the Fall decorations from the attic! I made this Fall swag last night & I have a few more Fall "projects" to work on this weekend. Steve said football season starts tomorrow - believe it or not, I did NOT know that ;-) It's no secret, I'm not a sports fan - HGTV's more my style - but I do love to hear football in the background. It just reminds me of cooler weather & Fall is just around the corner!
Here's a few links to some fun Fall crafts and projects...
Fall Vegetable Gardens for Beginners
Fall Wall Tapestry
Fall Decor Crafts w/Martha Stewart
Not So Spooky Halloween Crafts w/Family Fun
Great Decorating Ideas for Fall
Fall Decorating with HGTV
Fall Decorating Tips
The girls went to Girls Club this past Monday and had a blast! They are learning crocheting, cake decorating and life skills that are valuable for girls to know to prepare them to be keepers of their home someday. Can't wait until next month's meeting!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This past Thursday night, I went out to eat with the "birthday gang" to celebrate my friends, Christine & Heather's, birthdays - happy birthday girlies ;-)
We ate dinner at P.F. Chang's in Tulsa then we went to an outdoor concert at Utica Square to hear the Midlife Crisis Band - and yes, I had just heard them play the week before at the Riverwalk in Jenks. They play all the great rock and roll songs from the '60's and '70s and we got a kick out of watching the 40 and 50 somethings dancing to tunes from the Rolling Stones and Beatles. Wait a minute - 40 & 50 somethings?! That's me in less than 2 years! Oh my - I'll be up there dancin' with them soon.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I mean no disrespect to Obama supporters, but I think McCain did a great job last weekend when he was interviewed by Rick Warren for Fox News. Typically, Obama is thought of as the one who gives great speeches, but when it came to answering tough questions, he really seemed to beat around the bush. He would ramble on and on without answering a question directly.
On the other hand, I felt like McCain answered the questions directly and without hesitation. I also agreed with most of his views and think that by far he would be a better president - even though we all know that the president really doesn't have that much power and is ruled basically by lobbyists and those in Congress.
Since I like to keep my blogs short, I'll end my opinions here ;-) So how do you feel the interviews went?