October 31, 2007

What are you doing right now?

I assume most of you are out dragging your kids around door to door begging for candy. I, on the other hand, am not. I was sick today, and I don't feel to swell right now, but I am ALONE:)

My mom took my girls to my sisters and my hubby is taking my son trick or treating. My oldest is hanging out with her friends . I haven't had to get up too often to hand out candy, not to busy on our street. So, I'm enjoying a diet pepsi and a little blogging. How much better could life get?

October 29, 2007

My Little Mermaid


October 27, 2007

I'm still new at this!

Do you love the new look. I figured since it's almost Halloween, why not. I love m&m's anyway (I do prefer with peanuts or almonds). I had to delete all the side stuff so I'm trying to put all my blog buddies back on. I'll get there but I think I should start the saturday morning family clean now ( can you hear the proverbial moans and fights, now....)

October 25, 2007

I guess feet are the topic of choice right now...

My son is yelling for me from the front door. He needs a shower. It's 4:30 in the afternoon. He went down to the park to play football with his friends. There was mud and he didn't want to get his nice shoes muddy. SO he played in his bare feet. Then they started throwing mud at each other.

I'm thankful for my one and only boy :)

October 22, 2007


I just went over our cell phone billl with my 13yr old, who pays for her texting - and we discovered that she went over by 130 texts. Which equals 13.00. Fortunately this was caught before it was 130.00. I thought I had this under control but I guess not. She was so shocked that she had almost 4000 texts - what do they even say to each other? (actually I know because one of the rules is that I can read them whenever I want and she's not suposed to erase them...) I didn't have to get too mad, though. The look on her face when she realized how many it really was was pretty much priceless. I think she got the point. Anybody need a babysitter? She's good and pretty cheap :)


My 7 yr old has been complaining that her shoes didn't fit - I just bought her some right before school. This is my child that grows and grows and grows and doesn't stop. She has grown and inch since June! Anyway, I think the last size we got her was, maybe a 5 from Target. Well, we went to payless - because when you have to pay for 4 kids in shoes, it's ridiculous! We tried the 5's. No luck, We tried the 5.5's. No luck. I had the lady measure her feet on the women's measure thing and low and behold... A 7!!! She ended up in a 7.5! My sweet little baby girl is 7.5 yrs old and wearing a women's 7.5 in shoes. I don't know if I can take it. I just hope her period holds off for a while! UGHHHH! My girl is always in pain, too. The constant growing is almost unbearable for her. But it's driving me crazy and breaking our bank.

Any body have any hand me downs? She's wearing a size 12 in clothes, too. I can't keep up with her!

October 17, 2007

OK, sorry :)

I'm sorry to those who requested the recipe. Here it is.

3 bags microwave popcorn ( I used my airpopper and made 3 batches)
2 cubes butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup salted nuts ( I didn't use any because I didn't have any would've been good though!)

pop corn and put in large bowl, get rid of old maids :)
in heavy pan - or what ever you have - combine butter, b sugar, karo & salt - I cooked it on med high.
bring to boil - until softball stage. I stirred it occasionally, but other recipes say you don't have to. I cooked it a little longer. the longer you cook it, the harder it will be when cooled.
( if you don't have a candy thermometer, use a cup of cold water. just drop a little in after about 5 mins or so and take it out and see how soft or hard it is.)
hard crack is 260degrees.
take off heat and add vanilla baking soda and nuts. ( now is a good time to probably add the m&m's, but I added them a little late) mix well. add to popcorn and mix well some more.
I spread mine out onto a cookie sheet. let cool - or not - and enjoy.
keep it in a air tight container and it will last a couple of days - or longer if it stays around that long :)
enjoy! I think I'll make some more.....

October 15, 2007

I made it!

The popcorn, that is! Thank you, Denae for reminding me about the YV cookbook. I added a few m&m's, cause I have to have chocolate to everything! YUMMY!!!!

October 12, 2007

Caramel Popcorn?

Does anyone have a really good and really EASY caramel popcorn recipe? I'm craving it and I want to make some, now! Not too crunchy and not too soft. Somewhere in the middle!

October 11, 2007

A Day at Apple Hill 10/10/2007

I took my 2 little girls and headed up to my mom's for a surprise. I didn't have to work and Rebecca is REALLY smart and her teacher said have fun! My mom moved to Folsom a year ago and I miss being 7 miutes away from her, instead of 90 minutes away, now.
Anyway, last year we went to Apple Hill (a fun filled farming, hilly area, just past Placerville - a 1/2 hr from moms new house)
I wanted to go again, so I did. Definately a good choice to go on a Wednesday and NOT on a weekend. We had many goodies and saw the beautiful sights. I would move there in a heart beat! I could do an apple, pumpkin, christmas tree farm. I love the foothills. I think we'll go up there and cut down our Christmas tree again this year. Then stop at Kids, INC. for a walking pie and an apple pie cheescake, oh, and some incredible apple cider, and carmel apples, and.........

Emma didn't like the apple part of the French apple pie.

Have a Great day!!!!

October 5, 2007

My Righteous 4 Year Old

Yesterday I had to work all day and my sister couldn't watch Emma. She has a friend who loves Emma and she really helped me out. Our friend has a baby and a 20 yr old. Well, the girls all went shopping. They drug Emma around here and there. When the 20 yr old was trying on a shirt she asked Emma what she thought. Without hesitating Emma replied " That shirt is very unappropriate!" Out of the mouths of babes!!! You go girl. Maybe our kids DO listen. Just not at home. I am very proud of her and hope she feels the same way when she is older and has a bit more of a choice of clothes!

(Emma informed me that is was a see-through white shirt and you could see her bra!)

I have to be fair

I am feeling guilty because I check all my friends blogs everyday, sometimes I comment, and I feel disappointment when there isn't a new post. But here sits my blog, without a new post for days...... I have been really busy, I've worked everyday this week, all day, so I'm pooped. I have to run off to work, now. I'll try to keep up with my life a little better. hanks to you all for being more on top of things than me :)

Have a great day!!!