Sunday, October 29, 2006

Friday night we spent the evening with Henry and Darla. We had a great time talking, eating pizza,and watching a movie. On Saturday I woke up at 5:00.I let the dogs out and Pepper's little tip tap of her paws on the floor woke everyone else up. It was so nice to spend the morning together just sitting around and watching The Munsters. I am so use to getting up early that I have a hard time sleeping in except for Sunday. It must be that by Sunday I am exhausted. On Saturday John and I went to BJ's to pick up a few groceries. After grocery shopping John and I went to Crate and Barrel. I love their store. They have such beautiful displays. John bought a wooden salt container. We are like to kids in a toy store when we go there. To bad it is such an expensive toy store. I just love looking. When we came home my friend Jacquie and her son came over. John helped her son with a science fair project. My husband is such a sweetie. We went to church this morning. Tonight we are just relaxing. They having been running a House marathon today. What a treat. I love the show. It has been nice to just eat and watch tv. I took a few pictures. One is of the boys and Angel watching The Munsters on Saturday morning.One is of Christopher making a cake for the Fall festival. I thought it turned out real cute. One of John's new salt container. The other is of some conditioner I want to try. John made me laugh. I told him the shampoo was anti-poof shampoo. He said "You could put it in a magician and really mess him up." I know it is lame but it made me laugh.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I am typing this on my newer laptop John got me. It is so nice. John's dad got us a real good deal on it.Chris is very excited about getting my old lap top. We thought it would be good for him to have his own. They do a lot of school work using the internet. Today I went to the Bible study in Satelite beach with Darla. We had a great time. Tomorrow John and I will be taking Robin to the dance. I got my first pay check from the new company I work for today! Yea! All in all today was a really pleasant day. Make sure you check out John's new web site. I put a link.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Chris the chef

I have been having fun teaching Chris how to cook. Here are a few of his creations. The brown dish is a peach cobbler.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Delicious dish

I made this Santa Fe beans and rice recipe. It is very good.
This tastes like the weight watcher's Santa Fe beans and rice dinner only fresher.

2 cups cooked white rice
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 (10 ounce) can of diced Mexican-style tomatoes (like Rotel)
1 cup salsa
1 cup low-fat sour cream
2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 small red onion, chopped
1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained

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Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a greased 2 quart baking dish and top with onions and olives.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and bake 5-10 minutes longer until cheese is melted.

Pictures from last weekend

I forgot I wanted to post some of these pictures. Last weekend John helped our neighbor cut down one of his trees. You have to look very close but you can see my husband the monkey up in the tree.

Thanks for your prayers. The dance went well. Robin had a great time. There were a ton of people there. I have never seen so many happy people in one place. Several people came up to me to shake my hand and ask if I was having a nice time. It amazes me that people who have to deal with mental and physical handicaps in there life can be so happy. What a joy to be around them. Saturday was very nice. John was suppose to take Chris to the gun and knife show. Chris decided he didn't want to go. So, John and I went out for breakfast and to some yard sales. I found some cool wood boxes at one of the yard sales. I am not sure what I am going to do with them. Do you have any ideas? Church went well today. I really enjoy the little kids in my Sunday school class.

Weird Bird at Our Bird Bath

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I forgot to say in my last post that Chris won the election for class treasure.
I had a lot of fun today. Darla and I went out to the chapel in Satelite Beach for the Bible study there. The women are so kind. I ate to much but that was fun too. I really enjoy spending the day with Darla. Tomorrow I will take the handicap girl I am watching to a dance. It should be a lot of fun. My only fear is that I won't be able to understand her. She does not speak clear and is very hard to understand. I hate having to ask someone to repeat things. Please pray that I will be able to understand her and that she will have a great time at the dance. I am very excited about January. It sounds like Ben and Gina will be coming for a visit. I miss them dearly. It is so nice to have something to look forward to.