Wednesday, November 28, 2007
So, after this I decided that I was not going to get anymore sleep. Little Cowpoke and I ventured into the kitchen. I was eating breakfast while I hear the bad sound of water hitting tile and coming fast. The first thing I said was, "Stop that, right now. Turn it off." But the water kept coming, and fast!! While still saying, "Stop it, Stop it!!" and running, I found a sippy cup wedged up in the water thingy on the fridge door. Sorry I can't remember what that thing is called to save my life, it's late. But who knew a sippy cup could get stuck like that and all that water could come out of their so fast? I got the cup unwedged (is that a word?) from the door, and Little Cowpoke just laughed and got me some towels. We cleaned up the water and then decided that since those towels were all wet that we could spot clean the wood floors. So resourceful. But that was it for today. The rest of the day went pretty smooth. Thank goodness. But until next time may you all have sweet dreams and y'all come back now ya hear!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
"Cheeeeese!" Such a tuff cookie. Now this next one is defiantly killed dead. Bear, the lab, got run over by the couch. He is defiantly killed dead. This is what happens when you are in the living room and the couch just runs you over. You have to watch out for those couches. They are wanted in six different states and they don't show mercy to anyone. Poor Bear. We loved him so. Well, next time you go hunting make sure you get that dear, killed dead. Until next time, y'all come back now ya hear!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Oh such sweetness!! These are so very yummy. This cake was really yummy. Lydia sat next to us and I think she got a bit bored with all the cooking. "I think that leaf should go a little to the left....."Here is the finished White Almond cake with Raspberry filling. My sister let me be the first one to cut into the cake!! Let me tell you this was sooooooo goooood!! I ate a huge piece. It was very moist and sweet. But enough about cake, let me tell you about our Thanksgiving meal, if I haven't lost you all yet. This is our meal. I made the mashed potatoes. That is what I did. Now my sister made everything else. She is a good cook. I love food!! Here we all are sitting at the table ready to eat. Mr. Cowboy doesn't look to happy. Now for Thanksgiving number two. We ate at the in-laws house. They had two turkeys, one oven cooked and one fried, and a ham. Then she cooked three different types of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, rolls, and cranberry sauce. I am sure there was more and I am just forgetting it. Here is the ham. I guess we can all learn from this photo. Never use colored toothpicks because the coloring will bleed into the pineapples. I don't really ever eat pork or ham or anything that comes off of a pig, but oh my goodness, this was the bestest most moistest ham ever. If those are even words?? So good. I can't believe we let these two in the kitchen. This is Paw Paw and Mr. Cowboy. They fried the turkey. They both have crazy hair and even crazier personalities. I was so patient waiting for the food to be done. I didn't sneak any turkey I promise!! Oh Mr. Cowboy you soo need a hair cut. I refuse to cut it, I am so bad at cutting hair. Come on look at mine and I get it professionally done. Then what else do you do after a big Thanksgiving meal, but to go bowling!!!Wow look at those skills!! Mr. Cowboy is a really good bowler. And yes, we did have bumpers. Can he do it, can he get a spare? He did. Mr. Cowboy came in second. What better way to end the day than dancing in the dark in the kitchen. I just love Thanksgiving. I am so glad to have had family in town to visit. I am so grateful for family.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Here I am the score keeper. It's hard to keep score in bowling. These days all the bowling alleys all have computer score keepers. All I have to say is, "Move over Vanna here I come."
Here is Mr.Cowboy and Little Cowpoke helping with the pins. That one was a strike!!
The smaller kidos got to bowl with a frozen chicken. Here Little Cowpoke is getting some help from his cousin. Here is my sister. She is a fantastic frozen turkey bowler. See that turkey fly!!!!
Here I am laughing hysterically at my sister. Oh she had taken a horrible picture of me where things didn't look so hot. Then she tried to take another and oh, it turned out the same way, so here is one of those photos but I cropped out the really bad parts!! We have too much fun when we are together. I had a few turns too! It is really a lot of fun. Here is Cowpokette. She stayed in her car seat the entire time and dozed in and out. She is still a little too young to bowl. One last photo. Here is Little Cowpoke's little cousin being, "Destructo Boy!" Say it with your best super hero voice. I just love boys. They are so much fun. Now I know I promised photos of our dinner but those will have to wait until nest time, so until then y'all come back now ya here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
We started out the morning with these. Well, she started out with these, again I just stood there going, "Wow, that is cool!" These are leaves made out of fondant for a cake that she is making for our Thursday Thanksgiving. Then my dearest sister made this filling for the cake. This is where I was saying, "Yummy!" This is a raspberry filling that she is going to be putting in her four layer almond cream cake. Move over pies, here comes a thanksgiving cake!!!!We won't totally forget about the pies. I sliced some of those apples. I tried using one of those apple slicers from pampered chief and I about cut off my finger after doing three apples so I turned the knife over to my sister. Oh the buttery goodness!! I just love apple pie. My mom makes the best apple pie. My sister made a dutch apple pie. Then there is pumpkin pie. Which may not taste very good. She accidentally put a whole can of condensed milk and she didn't notice until she had started to mix it. So we decided to dump some of it out and said, "That should be good enough." I am not a fan of pumpkin pie so this small folly doesn't really bother me. It looks like it turned out alright. My sister baked all day yesterday. Then after dinner she made the cake for Thursday.
Mr. Cowboy just called me and told me that he won 500 dollars off the radio. How awesome is that. We never win anything, let a lone $500!!! What a great time to win too with Christmas right around the corner!! He called me all excited!! He is just too cute.
Today my sister and I are going to be cooking and exercising. We are trying to work out so we don't gain any weight this holiday season. We are going to go on a diet together. We weigh the same and have the same bad eating habits, so we will do it together. How come it's so easy to gain weight and so hard to loose it? I guess having two Thanksgiving dinners probably doesn't help us in our weight loss does it? But I will have more yummy food pictures tonight. It will be a good preview for your Thursday meal!! I am so glad my sister came to visit! I will post more food pictures tonight, until then, y'all come back now ya hear!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I am not sure what his full registered name is but we call him Dancer. He is about 5 months old here. He is fine looking boy. He is so gentle too. He loves you to scratch him on the top of his tail. He will be a fun one to play with too!! Those are just some of the 18 horses we have here in our backyard. These are some of the boys. They keep us busy. So, if you have a lady that you think would like one of our Men, let me know!! They would love to meet some new ladies!! But that's all for now, y'all come back now ya here!!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
It was hot and steamy alright. It looks so shinny and Little Cowpoke wanted to go play in it. He even tried to go and touch it. We yelled, "stop", and wow he listened. "BIG WRUCK!!!"Then came this duo. It is a dump truck and the truck layer thingy. It evenly dropped the rocks onto the hot sticky tar. Fascinating I know!!It was so neat how it just laid the rocks so nicely on the hot tar. Pretty cool Huh?Red came from the back pasture to see what was going on. I think he was hoping for a treat. Then these heavy rollers rolled over it to make it flat. There was this guy. I really have no idea what his job was. He just drove really fast up and down the road. I never saw it do anything but go really fast. Hmmmm........I don't know. And this is it. The finished product. They are going to come back two more times with some smaller rocks. And then our road won't be a dirt road any more it will be a tar and rock road. I am not sure which one I like better. I have already washed tar out of the Cowpokes' hair and off their skin. I can't get it out from under their nails. Yuck. Little Cowpoke enjoyed playing on Paw Paw's shovel. Who needs a jungle gym when you can play on a shovel?? It was such a nice day today and a great day to watch the road crew. Poor Big Cowpoke. I hope he has a better day tomorrow. But until then, y'all come back now ya hear.