Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I couldn't find a picture of Susy and I but here is something much better...our beautiful girls...Madi and Anna. When they were 3 they started taking ballet together. There is nothing sweeter in life than watching little girls at ballet practice!!! Susy and I would sit together and just giggle at these beauties.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I am all ready for Christmas. So today I went for a run outside, stop by my local quilt store and made myself a new "H" pillow....well I am out of stuffing so it will be a pillow.
Our car is loaded with presents and tomorrow we are off to Savannah for a couple of days to celebrate Christmas with all of Steve's family. Ben and Madi are so excited to play with all their cousins and of course to open all the presents they get showered with from Steve's mom. I am excited too. Savannah is a 3 1/2 hour drive but this is the first assignment ever we have had that is close enough to family to do this stuff...it's wonderful.
Don't let that sweet little girl fool you...you see her fingers set and tongue out...she was out for 1st place in a game of musical chairs and didn't let anyone stand in her way.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is a stitchery I made to put in a gift bag to give to Madi's teacher tomorrow. I like the alphabet fabric.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I would like to share my memory of how I got this recipe for Eggnog Pie. While living in the close quarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany in 2005 one of my many many neighbors shared this. I had only considered her a neighbor and not really a friend. Really late one night, right before Christmas, someone knocked on our door and it was Shelly...standing there holding a whole pie. I thought she was going to ask me where someone else lived. Instead she held out the pie and said she thought I would enjoy this. I was stunned and stuttered Thank You. She knew I liked crafts and usually shared some of my own baked goodies with all the moms that hung out in the front yard we shared. So even though I have never kept in touch with Shelly I do think of her every year at this time.
9" graham cracker crust
vanilla instant pudding
instead of milk use eggnog
Follow the directions on the box of pudding.
More eggnog...I printed the word and framed it.
Tonight Steve is downtown watching the High School Football State Championships ....he met up with the other guys from metro-Atlanta who also tape games for scout.com. I am sick, my head, eyes and nose ....Madi! But still busy working on some crafts...the kids are helping....we are swimming in poop, yea poop, I will show you when we are done.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Mom, Linda, Brenda, Bruce, Ron, and Pam,
Although I was out of town on Pearl Harbor Day this year, I remembered and thought of Dad, who was aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia on Battleship Row when the Japanese attached Dec 7, 1941, bringing the US into WW2.My cousin, Wayne McCain, just sent this June 19, 1940 letter written to family, when Dad was first serving in then Territory of Hawaii at Pearl Harbor.
Wayne says that his mother, Helen McCain (Dad's sister, my Aunt) came across the letter recently. Please note two photos that I have pulled from my photo library that are both referenced in this interesting letter! You will see Dad's office, and also his trip to the beach, as described in detail in this awesome 6-19-40 letter from Dad, to family in Marysville. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have, and I thank Aunt Helen and cousin Wayne for passing along this letter-a piece of family history chronicled.
Share this with Dad's friends and family, especially the grandchildren, and great-grandchildren! On the 67th anniversary this month, we are all remembering Pearl Harbor and remembering our loving memory of Willard L. Erwin, "Dad", "Gramps"!Love, Bonnie
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Madi has been home sick for two days. She had a fever on Sunday and again last night. By this afternoon she was feeling better and we were both a little stir crazy, so we headed to Target so she could buy a Christmas present for Ben. As soon as you walk in our Target there is a Starbucks, so we both got some carmel hot chocolate. Madi looked so cute enjoying her cup as we shopped.
Yes there are millions of Christmas shirts out there to buy your kids but I had to try my hand at one for Madi...it's okay, but she LOVES it.
Being homebound today, allowed me to get some stitcheries sewn together. Cindy, I am hoping to make it into the Plum Tree soon. :-)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Ben and I came up with this idea to give to each of his classmates for Christmas. They were pretty simple...just printed up the tags, added the bow and then tied them around the bag of gummie bears with a bigger red bow. Now I need to work on Madi's...she has something different in mind for her class.
Peppermint Bark is one of our favorite Christmas recipes!!! I just follow the directions for fudge on a jar of marshmallow creme and use white chocolate chips. After pouring the fudge in a 9x13 I sprinkle it with crushed candy canes. mmm