Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Dream

Check out Bakerella's site for this recipe.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Car -- Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss!!

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss
Expected Pricing:$1,000,000
"Exactly 75 copies of the SLR Stirling Moss will be built between June and December 2009, when all SLR production ceases."
"You can't buy one unless you already own one of the other SLR models, even if you have a spare $1,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket."
More information here.... Can you picture me (Amy) driving in this car? Giggle

Monday, May 25, 2009

With Gratitude!

Just taking time to thank all of those who have served our country and for all of those who are serving now. I'd also like to thank the families who are sacrificing without their family member while they are away serving our country.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wet Puppy Kisses

Visit Alyssas Blog-- Wet Puppy Kisses -- she is selling her cockapoos

Congrats to Meagan & Matt

Phoebe (Alyssas good friend) and Buddy P -- sorry the pictures are blurred, camera doesn't do the greatest with movement! I love the dresses.

Stephanie (Shalenes buddy)

Heather Slavens

Here is Sofia Slavens (Lyssa's buddy!) with Ronnie H

So they are far from professional pictures but I thought some of you may enjoy looking.

Today we attended the wedding of Meagan (Slavens) & Matt Espenshade. What a beautiful wedding. I don't know Matt very well but Meagan is such a sweetie. Here is wishing them the best in their new life together.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blog Giveaway

Bethany is having a great giveaway at her go visit her and see if you can win. (for some reason my link is showing up in a different color ...but click on "Bethany" and it will take you to her blog)

Its a great item from UPrinting The winner will recieve their own 16x20 custom poster print


Clayton, Lyssa and John going on the KSploosh (or whatever it is called) this is were you get 1000's of gallons of water dumped on you -- hee hee, not sure how much water but needless to say that when you land at the bottom its like a tunnel of water surrounding the little boat and when people are getting off of the boat they are trying to find a dry spot on their clothing to wipe their glasses off...they never find the dry spot. People who are standing on the side watching -- well, the one little boy literally got knocked over by the water wave that flew at him!
Below is the picture that I tried to take when they landed...just to give you a bit of an idea as to the water!!

Alyssa and John being brave.

The bumper cars are the ultimate favorite!!!! Each one of us has things we like to ride but as far as a family ride -- the bumper cars are it! This was the first year that Clayton was old/tall enough to drive a bumper car by himself -- he decided that it was pretty cool.

I can't go here and not get a funnel cake while visiting....I must admit that I had to have my very own and couldn't share!!! I LOVE funnel cakes. Okay - not sure why I'm showing you how big my mouth is -- but I did want you to know that this funnel cake was WONDERFUL -- and NO, I didn't eat all of the funnel cakes...

Clayton LOVES driving the old cars!!

Alyssa, John and Clayton (in the back, can't hardly see him) One of Steve's very favorite things to do is stand on the deck and watch the people come down on the log can pay a quarter to shoot bursts of water at the people ----- he seems to love doing this.

This was the first year that Alyssa decided she'd give the roller coasters a chance -- John talked her into it.... Shalene & I were getting ready to climb on board but Shalene decided she didn't think she was up to it this time around...once Alyssa rode it the first time....there was no stopping her!

The kids HAD to get a BIG pickle. It isn't like I don't make pickles that taste the same!! But they wanted a HUGE one.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Time to Enjoy the Flowers!

Well, I wasn't gonna spend the money on any flowers this year. BUT, I couldn't contain myself and I purchased a few. Here is a picture of my most favorite annual (I don't usually spend money on many flowers that aren't gonna last and come up the next year BUT I do buy these!) The double impatients...I LOVE EM

My rose tree is blooming!!! These things are huge this year!!! I love em.

My Treasures

Today Alyssa and I had to take the puppies into the vet to get their tails docked...after we were finished and the babies returned to the very unhappy mother, we decided to hit some yardsales.
So off we went.....found some clothes for everyone, but myself (I did get a pair of shoes) BUT, I found some really awesome stuff. First I found a big bag of old clothes pins. The last picture shows you what I plan to do with em...I'm gonna roll all of my scrapbook ribbon on them and then get really big glass jars and fill the jars!!! OHHHHH, I've gotta get busy, I'll have to post a picture when I finally get that project finished.
I also found some old thread spools(which I've wanted to find for awhile), that I'll probably use for ribbon as well. Then I came across doilies and old hankies. I love these for sticking in little places all around the house. I came across an old chicken crate but it wasn't in the best of shape for the price they wanted!! I WANT one of those old crates...been drooling over them for a long time. Oh well, maybe nest yardsale.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We have BABIES!!!

Last evening as we were all preparing to go away, we noticed that our cocker spaniel, Bree, was acting a bit funny. We knew her due date was soon but tonight? We had plans.....we'll we decided that Alyssa & I would hang around and see what happened....needless to say, before Steve even left we had one puppy and than one as he was pulling out the drive. (The dark one in the bottom picture is the oldest!)
3 girls were born first and than the 4 boys arrived. So we have 7 cockapoos (mix of cocker spaniel and poodle) These pics were taken last night right after they arrived. Bree is being a good mother and all of the puppies seem to be doing well at this point.

Free BBQ Grills

My mother who is now a "southerner" (she lives in South Carolina now) shared this with me and I thought I'd pass it along.

As every Southerner knows, come this spring it will be time to get ready for that all-important cooking technique of the south --- outdoor grilling! I have just found out there are several stores (not just in the South) where you can get a FREE Bar-B-Q grill! You can get a free BBQ grill from any of the following stores:
Dan's Food Lion
Home Depot
Big Lots
Sam's Club
Trader Joe's

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Mother's Day

Steve decided to take pictures of mom with the kids.

Me with my pretty roses that the kids got me. Clayton made sure I got pink -- he informed his dad that I had to have the pink ones.

Here is a picture of some of my stuff....I received a cricut cartridge from the girls....for those of you scrappers you'll know what I mean. And Clayton made me a homemade shelf to hang coats...still wants to paint it. And Steve, well, even though he isn't my kid he says he want to get me a KitchenAid mixer since my mixer died. I think he is concerned about the lack of baked goods that have been in the house (giggle)

I am so blessed with my wonderful family!