Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

It's that time of year again. First we talk about pumpkins and Halloween and the next thing you know it is Thanksgiving. Wow where has the year gone? We've had a rough couple of years with the kiddos health issues. But things seem to be looking up.

Brandon had his yearly MRI a couple of weeks ago and everything is NORMAL! What a wonderful word that is!

Jameson had another foot surgery a couple of weeks ago and just this week had one cast taken off (it'll go back on next week) and his little leg and foot looks NORMAL! Again a wonderful word! We will get to see the final results of these past 12 or so months of casts and surgeries around the 16th of December.

So what am I thankful for???? My husband, my daughters, my grandchildren, my puppy and all of my wonderful friends and family who have been so supportive these past 2 years.

Take time to reflect and see how many wonderful things you have to be thankful for this year. For tomorrow- may all of your Thanksgiving dinner be calorie free!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Soups On!

I forgot to mention that we had the most wonderful soups at the scrappy on Saturday. Here is one of the recipes that Desi brought. Thank you Desi! Try it you'll love it!

Southwest 3 bean cheese soup

2 lbs of ground beef
2 lbs of Velveeta
1 can tomato soup
1 can stewed tomato
1 can kidney beans* (*drained but not rinsed off for all the beans)
1 can black eye peas with jalapenos*
1 can pinto (or black) beans*
2 can rotel
1 can corn

Fry beef in stew pot and drain off the grease. Pour all the ingredients into the pot and stir. Let it simmer for 30 minutes on low. Add the Velveeta cheese and stir till the cheese has completely melted. Serve with chips

This soup makes a lot. What I like to do is make it in advance with out the Velveeta and freeze into containers. I take out what I need and when defrosted I just add Velveeta to the pot and serve when hot.

Anyone have a great soup recipe they would love to share? Especially now that the weather is getting cooler. I love it!

I can't believe......

That it has been so long since I posted. So much has happened in the past couple of weeks. I'll try and catch up!

Jamie had his last (hopefully) surgery for his feet. He is in casts yet again until Dec. 16th. Bless his little heart he doesn't let anything keep him down!

We had our all day scrappy on Nov. 13th. We had about 17 ladies show up to scrap the day away. Pictures to follow. Decided that the December scrap will be all finger type foods. I'll be sure to get pictures of that food table! LOL

We have already filled the December scrappy! Should be lots of fun.

Our Fever Friends Group donated $100.00 total to the EB (Epidermylisis Bullosa) Foundation. This touches my heart since this is the rare skin disease that Jameson has. Research is slow to find a cure for it. So far there is not a cure. We sure hope and pray that they will find one in his lifetime. Thank you ladies! I'm sending it out today!

I finally delivered the last of the racks and stickers to the Wag A Bag stores. Look for them all over Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Hutto, Austin and Liberty Hill. It is a 6 month trial so let me know when and where you spot them!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving in case I don't make it back with another post before then.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well it's official. We have a new President elect. Whether you voted for McCain or Obama isn't an issue. We all have to rally as Americans and support our new President. What an election. This election brought out more people than ever before to vote. That in itself is remarkable. Either way it was going to be a landmark event. Either our first Black President, or our first female Vice President. Wow! What a time to live in.