Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

OK- Here are a few... Happy New Years Eve:)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Da' Three Bears

and Golilocks...went to Da' Bears game yesterday.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I NEVER thought I would say this.......

I LOVE my reading glasses!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Song Bird

We hope Y'all had a GREAT Christmas. We did- lots of presents/eating/sleeping/playing etc. After all the presents were opened and clean up started baby bear said," Wait, I wrote a song." Here it is- he worked on it for the last 5 days without us knowing.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Nuts on Clark"

If you're ever in the Chicagoland area and get the chance......try this carmel corn! It IS the BEST!!! My sweet sister in-law J. and her sweet friend G. sent us some for Christmas!!

It will be one of our major food groups until it gone!!

Merry Christams Y'all!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Time to Change

Someone in our house is having a voice change.

Friday, December 19, 2008

For your listening enjoyment

Yesterday Baby Bear had his 6Th grade band concert - it's during class and afterward there are treats! This is him with his teacher Mr.H.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Annual Light Parade

Every year there is a parade down the main street in our community. Every year I tell anyone who will listen that,"I want to be in the parade." Guess what? This year I was! Our church had 2 floats- 1 for junior high and 1 for senior high.

While we were waiting for the parade to start Mrs. F. and I jump on Santa's sleigh and headed over here!

Guess who we ran into? If you follow my blog you might remember K. from VBS

Mrs. F and I were so happy - it looks like we've had more than just coffee!

Happy kids waiting for the pararde to start

I ran into L.- a great friend that I haven't seen in forever!

See you next year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shrimp cooked in Mojo Broth

2 cups Chicken Broth

2 cups white wine

juice of 1 orange, zest of 1 lime, 1 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, 2 cloves garlic

1 pound unpeeled shrimp. Bring everything but the shrimp to a boil. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from broth and eat! It's super easy and REALLY yummy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes-in your pajamas


Today's the day! Am I ready??? Nooooo! The house is a mess, the camera isn't charged and it's overcast outside, not good for taking cheerful pictures. But, I'll take care of all that and have pretty pictures up by the end of the day. Here's a sneak peak:

If you're on the ball and have your pictures ready, link them to my blog for everyone to see. It's easy- Go over to the right of the page under music you'll see
"2008 Christmas Tour of Homes" Snow is already there and could use some company. Follow the directions and be linked up. On a more sophisticated blog, everything would be in this section, but I'm still learning! I can't wait to see all the pretty homes!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Concert I Winter Concert

PSA-This post has been in the works since Wednesday! After days of trying to download video of the concert with NO success, I've conceded to just post pictures.

Teen Bear had his much anticipated winter concert Tuesday night- he's been talking about it for weeks. He is 3rd chair trombone. He advised us where to sit and hoping to get a great view on him-our camera was charged and ready-not something we can always say. This is what we saw:

Which reminds me of this -

With the peeps-

No, D'Ole Bear is not sweating with excitement- it's a shadow!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's snowing....flurries in the South!

And the kids aren't at all excited...not! Snow and I picked up about a ton of kids between our 2 cars-only one would get in today. Everyone else walked home.

PS mute the music.

Monday, December 8, 2008

2008 Christmas Tour of Homes

OK everyone- On December 15Th let's all blog pictures of our houses decorated for Christmas so we can see each others decorations! It’s like an Open House, but since it’s on the Internet you get to experience the Open House while you’re wearing your pajamas and drinking hot chocolate.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Emmy agrees

Lily has Santa to keep her warm

This is what it's like outside...right now!

Currently: Cloudy
40°F4°C- feels like 36
Wind: Northeast at 9 MPH14 KPH
Humidity: 55%Dew point: 25°F-3°C
Barometer: 30.45 inches and rising Wind
Chill: 34°F1°C
Sunrise: 7:02 am
Sunset: 5:22 pm

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Victory looked to be in sight until the last MINUTE of the game when the other team SCORED!!! This officially concludes the longest football season in history. It started in late July with conditioning, then hurricane Ike came a knockin' and pushed the season back and then there were games cancelled because of rain....

Last night the evening started out mild and ended with a cold front. Snow White was acting out scenes from "The Wizard of Oz". If is wasn't December you would have thought a tornado was coming! The temperature dropped, the wind started to BLOW, and the rain came and came and came.

Teen Bear & Co. are under the blue tarp.
These sweet friends braved the elements to support the team

This is Ms. W. she's "the" favorite sub at school. Her son is #30 on the team.