Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The two toed turkey towed twelve times ten talking turtles. How many talking turtles did the two toed turkey tow?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
November is also Native American Heritage Month
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Ybor City ,Tampa is also another place where you can find all of these awesome Cuban foods and also the cigar capital of the world
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and as I sit under these beautiful trees I wonder ......perhaps the beauty of the trees played into the celebration of Thanksgiving?
Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.Thanksgiving dinner is done in the evening, usually as a gathering of friends and/or family. At this time you say all your thanks and wishes.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
He was showing off by my back fence.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I just pray that I can be to my grandchildren what my grandparents were to me...
Everything and More!!
I found some quotes that I think are great!
There's nothing like having a grandchild to restore faith to heredity. ~Doug Larsen
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren. ~Doug Larson
Truth be told, there's nothing better than being a grandparent. All our elders know this and it is evidenced by that twinkle in their eyes. Of course, they know more than they let on—life's secrets have come to them through time, experience, and patience. ~author unknown
"On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town." ~ Gene Perret
Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins. ~Joyce Allston
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Each year that I have been married I have added a tree. I have made up in my mind this year that 25 trees in my home is the limit.Each tree has a different theme.The process takes me about three weeks to finish working at it each day.Not only are there trees but, Nutcracker's, Santa's, Angel's ......There are 5 fireplaces in my home and all decorated with ribbons, garland, candles.....
In days to come I will be posting the process that happens and hopefully I will be able to get this started tomorrow.I try to have all done for Thanksgiving due to the fact that there is so much to put up and I do like to look at all of it for awhile.
Monday, November 10, 2008
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 eggs 1 (18.25 ounce)
1 butter cake mix
2/3 cup water
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine . Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Assemble and frost with Peanut Butter Frosting once cool.
To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine cream and 1'2 tsp. vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough Heavy cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake. I also chop some Reeses between layers.
*note.. make your frosting smooth.Make sure you add more heavy cream to make it thin enough..... I added some more
Also use REAL butter..Oh Yummmm
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
I think next time I will take a picnic lunch .
If my son had been with me he would have his fishing pole in his hand.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
We had fun that day playing make-believe.
"Hey darlin, act like that butterfly is flying over your head"
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
born April 16, 1956
She shares photo's, memories & family with readers and forum members.
I have been on the planet almost 52 years, and am just now starting to figure things out. I was very lucky to be born in the "coolest city" in the USA at the time. 1956 in Memphis Tennessee, "home of the blues and the beginning of Rockabilly" music.
I remember a little about living in a small duplex, listening to my Daddy and his friends playing music on the porch in the hot summer. I remember sleeping with all the windows open because we couldn't buy that new thing called "cold air conditioners".
I assumed everyone's daddy knew people like Rick Nelson, Carl Perkins, and all the other music people. I remember thinking, "I'm sleepy, I wish they'd stop playing instruments and go back to playing cards".
I remember Daddy going to get a big bag of Krystals and bringing them home for a fun "take out dinner". (they were $0.05 a piece then, so a dollar gave us left overs for the next day.)
I remember thinking my Mom's name was "Honey Baby" and other people besides Daddy would call her Viv for a nickname. It sounded funny to me.
I remember Daddy playing with Mama's long black hair and picking her up all the time. I thought everyone's parents held hands and hugged and kissed all the time. I also thought my Mama had the sweetest laugh, and she always laughed more when Daddy was home.
I remember Daddy always putting a little reel to reel player in front of us asking us to tell him a story or sing him a song. He always called me Kathleen. (I never knew "Kathy" was a nickname until I started school.)
I was lucky to be born to two excellent and artistic people. I'm the second child in a family of four girls. I grew up around my paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and loved it.
My Mom taught me manners, the value of belief and faith in a Higher Power, how to take pride in yourself, respect your elders, be a "southern lady" and embrace gardening, flowers, and your artistic power. If you didn't address adults with a "yes Ma'am" or a "No Sir", you were automatically in trouble.
My Mother was also protective, strict and the only disciplinarian in our house. She wouldn't tolerate lying, and if she caught us in a fib we got in twice the trouble we would have if we'd just told the truth and confessed. She let us know that God didn't approve, and she disapproved of it more than He did.
We went to Church every Sunday and unless you had a fever or were really sick, there were no excuses for missing our spot on the front pew.
Daddy loved to toss us into bed at bedtime. it was a nightly ritual and made going to bed fun. We each got our turn on his back. He jumped around and counted to ten. On ten, we'd get tossed onto the bed. Of course, he had to replay it several times with each of us before he got to leave the room, but he giggled as much as we did. He'd tuck us in, kiss us and say, "Night babies, Daddy sure does love you."
Sometimes we'd sing "Hush, Little Baby" or "Pick a Bale of Cotton" acting out all the the parts together. Mama always came in at the end to kiss us and say our prayers with us. Sweet memories.
My Grandma and Grandpa Cash, and most of my Aunts, Uncles and cousins on Daddy's side all lived pretty close. We usually got together on Sunday afternoons and had outdoor picnics at someone's house. If Grandpa felt really close to someone, he'd grant them one of his nicknames (mine was "bugeyes"). I loved my Grandparents. My Grandma always called me "Kath-a-leen". Those picnics and get togethers were so much fun and never complete unless there was a lot of fried chicken and always a huge watermelon or two. My best friends were my sisters and cousins. It was always that way.
The adults would play cards, and have ice fights. Mama was always so tiny, so dad would always manage to get a lot of ice down the back of her shirt and chase her around until he caught her. Then it always ended the same. He picked her up like she was a child, planted a big kiss on her, and carried her around for a while. Mama was shy, so she'd turn 20 shades of red and get embarrassed, but I could tell she loved every minute of it.
Wow...I've barely covered the first 4 years of my life. I promise the rest won't be so wordy and long. Stay tuned for part two.....
For more of Kathy's Bio click HERE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Just a little bit of my family history from the book
"Deep Roots II"
Genealogy Of The Sipple Families From 1610-1989
Waitman Sipple mentioned Election day to be the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
I wonder what he would say about early voting?
I had to put on Ray Charles this morning. I just love this song as you can see last month my Butterfly had a segment of this song
Monday, November 03, 2008
Grandma made the BEST Chicken and Dumplin's so I thought I would share the recipe.
From Grandma's Hands
1 whole Chicken
1 large Onion chopped
2 ribs of Celery chopped
2 Carrots chopped
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 Bullion Cubes
Enough water to cover the top of everything in the pot.
Let boil till chicken is done then take of of stock pot.
Let cool, debone and add meat back to stock.
2 cups sifted of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup of the broth from the pot
Kneed till it becomes stiff .Flour your cutting board and roll out your dough till it is about 1/4 inch thick and cut into squares.
Drop dumplin's in a low boiling pot and cover.Do not stir for 15 minutes.. Stir a little and it should be almost done.
God Bless You Grandma
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Baby It's Cold Outside
Crisp fall morning peeking out my window to see frost on the ground.
Mom would say put on some socks and keep your feet warm.
Starting a pot of Chicken and Dumplin's and a fresh Pecan Pie
Now...... let me grab one of my quilts find a few good movies and snuggle on the couch today!