Monday, July 11, 2011

Missouri version of "Swamp People"

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Freddy "Fat Chops"

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We lost a dear friend this week.   He was loved by everyone he met.  If this old dog could tell stories he would have hundreds of them.  He was always there at our feet.  I will miss reprimanding him for barking in the garage.  His bark was soooo loud.  I will miss his obnoxious howling in the middle of the night.  I will miss seeing his goofy face when I pull in the drive from a long day at work.  But most of all I will miss our golf cart trips around the farm.  The way we lifted him in the golf cart always made me crack a smile.  Sometime Freddy didn't smell so nice (he liked to roll around in anything that smelled nasty.)  To avoid getting the stench on us, we would hold one foot out, three or four inches off the ground.  He would use our foot as a step stool to get on the cart.  He loved this spot on the cart.  It was his domain.

Check out those massive feet.  And that tongue, oh my goodness he was a mess.  He loved to roll over on his back and beg for someone to rub his belly.  He was a great fishing buddy to some.  He made us laugh with his funny expressions, his personality was like no other.  The love of a bassett hound is awesome.  Our Fat Chops will be missed by so many people, especially this little guy.  RIP Fat Chops.  Love you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Korbyn.... Our beautiful new addition to the family

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Tatertots and Jello Pier 1 $100.00 giveaway!!!!!!!!

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Enter to win an awesome Pier 1Imports $100 gift giftcard at Tatertots and Jello

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's for dinner tonight....

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Shorty... I Heart Faces Pets Contest

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This is Shorty.  Shorty is a stray that someone dropped off near our house.  It’s very sad to think someone would leave this sweetheart of a dog out in the cold to fend for himself.  But better for us and for Shorty they picked our road.  Shorty has become such a part of our family that I can’t image what it would be like without him around.  Even our fourteen year old Basset Hound, Fred, has taken a liking to him.  In fact, Shorty seems to have taken about 10 years off of old Fred’s life.  I haven’t seen him run around like he does with Shorty since he was a pup.   Sometimes I think they act like brothers.  Anyway, here is my picture of Shorty.  Check out the other amazing pictures at I Heart Faces. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What's for dinner tonight.....

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Play Date with Brit

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Me:  Brit, can I take your picture?
Brit:  No, not really
Me:  (sigh) okay….
Long pause
Brit:  You know what would be really cute?  If I had an ice cream cone and you took my picture and I made funny faces.  Wouldn’t that be sooooo cute……
Me:  (excited) oh yes, that’s a great idea.

I am such a sucker….


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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Our fainting goat had twins this weekend.   They are adorable little animals and so friendly. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Color Inc Giveaway -- A framed Wrapped Canvas!!

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Check out this great giveaway from Color Inc & Coffee Shop!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Duck Crossing

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We're back... Chicago

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We made it back safe and sound from our trip to Chicago.  Ikea is an amazing store.  Great deals, huge selection, well organized, and clean.  I really enjoyed Chicago and there is so much to do and see.  Since this was such a short trip and we spent one entire day at Ikea we didn’t have time to do much site seeing though.  Helpful tip…  If you want to visit Shedd Aquarium pre-purchase your tickets.   We didn’t and when we got there it was a TWO hour line just to get tickets.  Oh, well.  Just gives me a good excuse to go back.   We had Chicago style pizza at Lou Malnati’s.  The “Lou” pizza was my favorite.   It was so good.  Since we missed Shedd’s we decided to visit the Chicago Field Museum instead.  Here are some pictures of Mikey entertaining us at the Museum.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red.... I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

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This is my entry for I Heart Faces Weekly Photo Contest.  The theme this week is Red in honor of  Go Red for Women.

This is my sweet nephew, Chase, at this 2nd Birthday Party.  He had just taken a huge bite of ice cream.  The result was his first ever Brain Freeze.  I don't think he really grasped what had happened. 

His favorite colors are Red & Blue because they are the same colors as Thomas the Train, of course....

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

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Friday, February 11, 2011


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One week from today I will be heading to Chicago with these lovely two ladies.
Heather is my best, best friend ever.  I consider her my sister.  We have been friends since I was 20.  In just a few short years we will have been friends more years of my life than we have not been friends.  Our first encounter involved bleaching ceiling tiles because I was too poor to buy new ones.   J  I will never forget that.  She probably thought I was insane.  We’ve seen boyfriends come and go.  I was the maid of honor in her wedding.  We’ve been roommates and travel partners in crime.   Heather is Ky's Mom and my goddaughter.   Being her godmother is probably the most proud thing I could say about myself.  Ky is growing up to be such a wonderful young lady.  It’s an honor for me to just to be such a special person in her life.  Like her mother Ky is a beautiful soul.  She is caring, sassy, fun and lovely.   I don’t want her to grow up but at the same time I can’t wait to see what life brings her. 
Enough with the mush…  I started this entry to write about our trip to Chicago. Guess I got a little off track.  J  I am so excited about this trip.  Our only purpose is to visit IKEA.  But I do hope we get to do some site seeing too.  I am already making my list for IKEA; Storage for pantry, rugs, photo frames.  Heather has been talking about some Swedish fish thingies.  I have no idea what that’s about but I guess I will find out in 7 days!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Will it ever go away?

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I am so sick of this cold.  Yesterday I popped over to Dixie Mama’s blog.  She was looking for a Superhero to kick a cold’s ass.  That’s what I want a Superhero Cold Killer.  What does it take to feel better?  Nothing has worked for me.  I’ve tried Vitamin C, OTC meds, hot baths, and a humidifier.  What’s that saying, feed a cold, starve the flu?  Let me tell you, that’s a lie.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Babies, This is not how you do it....

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Our goof ball Katahdin, Obama, got her head stuck in this bucket.  I'm sure she was just trying to show her babies what not to do when trying to get food out of the bucket.
There are three lambs in this picture.  The one closest to Obama was only born about two hours before this picture was taken.  Her mom, Biden is still in the shelter with the other baby.  It's amazing how resilient and what fast growers they are.  Not to mention absolutely adorable. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cleaning an Iron Skillet

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I found the best way to clean an iron skillet is boiling water.  It's simple, quick, and so easy.  Fill the skillet 1/2 way with water and bring to boil.  Let boil for a few minutes, all the crusties will start to float to the top.  Carefully take the skillet to the sink and rinse with warm water.  Pat dry and your done.  Your pan is ready for the next delicious meal.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Up to our necks in snow.....

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Blizzard of 2011

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There was an official blizzard in Missouri yesterday.  And, no not the kind you buy at Diary Queen.  Until yesterday, I liked snow.  After being trapped in the house for almost 48 hours I'm officially over my love of snow; over, finished, done.  I'm going to buy tickets to Miami.  It was 78 in Miami today by the way.
Never again will you hear me say, "I'll take ice over snow any day."    Pour some salt on ice and it melts.  This white crap will be here till Easter.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


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I saw on the news today that we have had over 33" of snow this winter.   Twenty inches just since January 1st. That's a lot of snow for our neck of the woods.  It's been a long time since we've had this much snow.  I love it though, that is, IF they can keep the roads clean.  This weekend it warmed up enough we enjoyed watching Brendan and some of his entourage sledding at the house.

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