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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Flag Football

Sam has had a wonderful season with his Upwards Flag Football team.  In fact they only have one more game to play.  It's a make-up game and they get to play under the lights again on Tuesday evening.  His team is still undefeated with three of those games being shut-outs!  This past Saturday Sam was thrilled to look over at the side-lines where we were sitting to see his Aunt as well as two of our friends that are just like aunts to him.  It was a wonderful time and they won 46-6!  Here he is with his "aunts".  I can't wait till Tuesday!  And, yes, I'll have my camera with me one more time.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday


This past weekend Sam and I went on his Cub Scout Fall Campout.  This is his last year he will attend the fall campout with his Pack.  Sam and these three other boys built this fire all by themselves.  I didn't get a picture of the fire in it's full roar but this is after they really got it going.  They were so proud of themselves that I just had to capture it.  I couldn't get them all to smile at the same time and this is the best picture that I got.  Oh well...they're boys.  Gotta love'em!

If you would like to see more Wordless photos head on over to Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom, Live and Love...Out Loud, and J. Leigh Designz. Now if you're like me and sometimes you can't stay wordless head on over to see some Wordful Wednesday photos at Parenting by Dummies.  Don't forget to sign the Linky below.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Money Mondays ~ Week 3



It's Monday and time to link-up and join in on the Blog Hop for Money Mondays. To read how Money Mondays got started check out my Money Mondays Page.

So here we go! Link Up your Etsy Stores, Websites, Photography Sites, ect. I'm looking forward to hosting this blog hop every week and visiting all of yours as well. Grab the button above and place it on your site. Please remember to keep it family friendly. Explicit Sites will be removed.  Remember to grab the Blog Hop Code below to share with others!  Let's all have some fun and promote our businesses.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday


If you would like to see more Wordless photos head on over to Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom, Live and Love...Out Loud, and J. Leigh Designz. Now if you're like me and sometimes you can't stay wordless head on over to see some Wordful Wednesday photos at Parenting by Dummies.  Don't forget to sign the Linky below.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Money Mondays ~ Week 2



It's Monday and time to link-up and join in on the Blog Hop for Money Mondays. To read how Money Mondays got started check out my Money Mondays Page. Last week was a bigger success than I had ever dreamed it would be. Let's make this Monday just as great!

Okay...GO!

Friday, October 15, 2010

From Sam's Mouth

Yesterday I told Sam that he got his Pen Pal information from his Pen Pal Club at school. Sam asked if it was a boy and I said yes. Here is his response, "Good...Girls are boring...unless it's Rachel." Rachel is his cousin. Now that is sweet.

Yesterday evening on the way home from his Scout meeting he asked me when would he become an adult. I asked him when he thought he would. Here is his response, "I'll be an adult when I'm 30."

Love this kid!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You Capture ~ Animals

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This weeks theme/assignment for You Capture is animals. Since we went to the Ft Worth Zoo for a field trip last week I thought I take some photos there. They do have a lot of animals to choose from right? I know, I know...stop trying to be funny. The first animals you come across there are the flamingos. What we all found very interesting was that the ducks that were there were acting just like the flamingos. Don't believe me? Take a look:
See what I mean?  All of the ducks in this area were doing the same thing the flamingos were.  To see more photos click on the link above.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sam and His Catch

Here is a very short video of one of Sam's catches at last nights game. He's still beaming! Sorry about me screaming loudly in the video. You could say that I was getting into the game.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ Proud Mom

Okay...can't stay worldless this week either...as most of you know my son, Sam, is playing flag football this year and if you follow me on Facebook you know that they are doing AWESOME!  Tonight they had a night game as it was a make-up for a missed game earlier in the season due to rain.  They are now 5-0!  They have had 3 of their 5 games be shut-outs.  Tonight was the best game ever!  Why you ask?  Sam caught a pass (he's had a hard time of that this year) and ran it for a 2 point conversion!  He caught a few more balls as well and ran them for yardage.  You can only imagine how happy he is right now.  His coaches have been more than wonderful to him as they have worked with him one on one to get him catching the ball and tonight they all saw their hard work pay off.  Sam has always loved playing rusher and now he enjoying the other side.  I can't begin to say how proud I am of every team member on this team so I give you the team in their after game talk with their coaches as today's picture.  Oh...they won 36-6!  WAY TO GO JAGUARS!


If you would like to see more Wordless photos head on over to Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom, Live and Love...Out Loud, and J. Leigh Designz. Now if you're like me and sometimes you can't stay wordless head on over to see some Wordful Wednesday photos at Parenting by Dummies.  Don't forget to sign the Linky below.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Money Mondays ~ Week 1



Every Monday over at Trendy Treehouse they would host Marketing Mondays. As of last Monday they are only going to host it once a month. I have contacted them and asked if it would be okay for me to host a Monday like it. They graciouslly said yes! Thanks Tara!  If you haven't been over to see Trendy Treehouse I highly recommend it.

So here we go! Link Up your Etsy Stores, Websites, Photography Sites, ect. I'm looking forward to hosting this blog hop every week and visiting all of yours as well.

Grab the button above and place it on your site. Please remember to keep it family friendly. Explicit Sites will be removed.  Remember to grab the Blog Hop Code below to share with others!  Let's all have some fun and promote our businesses.

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings ~ If you'd like to play along just click on the link.
  1. Intruder :: invader
  2. Repelled :: put off
  3. Trench coat :: warmth
  4. Lipstick :: red
  5. Humongous :: big
  6. Oven mitts :: protection
  7. Case :: closed
  8. Daughter :: mother
  9. Attorney :: lawyer
  10. Shaken :: not stirred
Looking forward...Starting tomorrow I will be hosting a Blog Hop called Money Mondays. Come back here Monday to link up your Etsy Shops, Blogs, Websites, Photography sites, and more!  Share with everyone that this is a FREE way to advertise their sites.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ Making Your House Smell WONERFUL!

    Here is my Wordless/Wordful Wednesday entry.  As you can see it's not very "wordless".  In fact it's longer than I expected...but at least it's recipes.  Please leave your link at the bottom.  I look forward to visiting everyone!  Remember you can click on the pictures to see them at their regular size.

    I find myself here again wondering why I haven't updated my blog before now.  I know I've written a ton of posts in my head but have never gotten over to the computer to actually get them posted.

    I have decided to try my hand at making my own Apple Butter and coming up with my own recipe.  I think I've done a pretty good job as my son likes it.  He just loves apple butter so he's been my tester.  Thought I would share with you my two recipes that I have come up with so far.  I've got more ideas for different ones that once I've tested them I'll share here with you.


    Molasses Apple Butter

    (This recipe will give you an apple butter that has a hint of a molasses flavor and I really do mean it's a hint.)

    Ingredients:

    6 apples (I used 3 Golden & 3 Red) - peeled, cored and chopped
    2 cups white sugar
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or less if you don't like cinnamon)
    1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    Place apples, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt into a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.  Reduce heat.  Simmer and stir occasionally for 6 to 8 hours.  At this time use an immersion blender.  Once you are done you may want to cook longer if your apple butter is still to runny.  At this point the longer you cook it the thicker it will become.  If you do find that it's not getting thicker just take the lid off so that the steam will escape.

    Once you have reached the consistency that you want, turn off you slow cooker and let cool a bit.  In the mean time you can get your boiling water bath ready for any that you would like to can.  If you're not canning this will store great in freezer-safe containers.  Make sure you leave 3/4 inch space at the top.


    Apple Butter


    (this recipe will give you more of an original apple butter flavor)

    Ingredients:

    12 apples (I used 9 Goldens and 3 Reds) - peeled, cored and chopped
    6 cups white sugar
    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Follow the same cooking directions as in the recipe above.

    What's  next?  I'm going to start with these recipes and add in different  flavors to them.  Keep your fingers crossed that they all turn out well.   Now I'm just wishing I had an apple corer and a peeler.  It sure would  make this go faster.

    The pictures are of the Molasses Apple Butter and as  you can see it is a bit darker.  This is due to the brown sugar.

    If you would like to see more Wordless photos head on over to Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom, Live and Love...Out Loud, and J. Leigh Designz. Now if you're like me and sometimes you can't stay wordless head on over to see some Wordful Wednesday photos at Parenting by Dummies.  Don't forget to sign the Linky below.

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