Friday, December 23, 2011
Otherwise, I might cry.
The plan today is to meet Mr. Pink for lunch and then home for some sugar cookie baking and decorating. Because they need more sugar in their bodies. Then I think we'll watch Naria: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Or The Polar Express.
But first, I must clean up my bedroom as it is a holy mess of wrapping paper, boxes and ribbons. I think I am finally done with the wrapping and this mess needs to disappear!
Love this photo taken in the courtyard of Paris' Palais Royal. I once stayed in a nearby hotel and loved people watching while sitting in this courtyard.
Enjoy your day. Get it all done. Be safe. And smile. I keep reminding myself to do this more!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I just thought of something. I think next year, instead of letting them help me buy clothing and toys for the child from the angel tree, that I will make them save money from allowance throughout next year specifically for this cause next Christmas. Maybe then it will mean more to them!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Look at the cute pine cone Christmas trees they made and decorated. I had to help them with the glitter. Glitter was everywhere, but I had a blast because it wasn't in my house. They really enjoyed this activity.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
After the parade we went to a downtown Irish pub for lunch and then on to Pullen Park's much anticipated reopening. Below I'm on the beautiful 1911 carousel. It's now fully enclosed and the crowds seemed to enjoy this special bit of history. The last photo is of my kids on the tip top of this new rope-climbing play equipment. There were so many kids on that thing and it made me a nervous wreck to watch them on this. Thankfully, they made it down on their own and not by falling! Lastly, we watched our NC State conquer the #7 Clemson Tigers. Such an awesome game for our struggling PACK, but I did learn a stat I'm proud of. We have one player that has made 11 interceptions....the second closest TEAM in the country with the most interceptions is Georgia at 7, but that's with multiple players! I think our team record is at 16- #1 in country. So I'll take that...if we can't take a title. :-)
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
CRANBERRY STREUSEL PIE
1 refrigerated piecrust (I've used a frozen crust as well)
2 cups fresh cranberries
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/4 butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp all-purpose sugar
-Fit piecrust into 9-in pieplate and crimp around edges.
-Stir together cranberries and next 4 ingredients and spoon into piecrust.
-Whisk together egg, butter, 1/3 cup sugar and flour and pour over cranberry mixture.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Reduce temp to 350 degrees and bake 30 mins.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
2- Dr. found guilty in Michael Jackson's death. Does this really make anyone feel better about a talented yet addicted and troubled man's death? Afterall the doctor was on MJ's payroll at his request.
3- Asst coach at Penn State molesting boys. Now this is so disturbing to me. It was reported years ago and swept under the rug? REALLY? How horrible! Get rid of all of those involved (fire) and prosecute this sicko.
4- Nancy Grace's cartwheel on DWTS last night. I beg the networks to please stop showing this 53 yr old woman (in a short sequinned dress!) do this.
5- The whole Herman Cain situation. I dread this next year and all of the ugly politics. But why didn't this latest woman come forward years ago?
Ok, had to vent. Feel a little better now.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
2- I want Nov. 18th to hurry up and get here! Twilight Breaking Dawn! Can't wait!
3- I want the new Coldplay cd. Loving "Paradise" right now.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
After dinner (about 10:15) we moved to the Bleau Bar (pictured above) in the hotel's main lobby. We met a lot of fun people, some of which were there as part of a convention. The crowd was gathering and awaiting the opening of LIV, the main nightclub that opened at 11. Later I learned this was voted the #2 nightclub in the world last summer! Stars and atheletes pay high dollar to buy tables and bottles at this club. We settled for a high cover charge, expensive drinks and standing room only! We met a couple from Texas also celebrating their anniversary so they became our new friends. It was such a fun experience. This club was hoppin and we were so surprised when Foster the People took the stage at about 1:30 a.m. My kids and I always sing along to their song "Pumped Up Kicks" so I had to quickly find my camera so I could record it to show them later. I was so close to the stage, too! After they played confetti fell like a snow storm from the ceiling.We left around 3:00 a.m. but that place stays open until 5 I believe! It was a memorable anniversary to say the least!
And we met up with our new "club" friends the next night at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in South Beach. No, it's not the chain Joe's Crab Shack as my mom thought! We stepped out of our cab to see a Rolls Royce, Astin Martin and a few Porsches flanking the curb in front of the door! It's a favorite in South Beach. Stone crabs just came back "in season". Joe's cracks them for you and serves them with a mustard sauce (but I had drawn butter!). And we saved room for their key lime pie. Oh so yummy!! All of us late night party people got to bed much earlier this night.
Sunday we slept in, hit the hotel gym, got out on the beach and then shopped/dined in South Beach. We both hated it when Monday came and we had to go home and back to the craziness called parenthood! But we sure enjoyed a fun weekend being without kiddos. And because we are back that's why it's taken several days to get this posted!
Enjoy your weekend! We're off to a costume party tonight.