Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pioneer Woman Can Cook on GMA

I love to watch Good Morning America---so this morning I was off work and was surprised when I found out that The Pioneer Woman would be appearing and sharing her recipes!  I found her blog about a year ago and like many of you became a big fan!  She has also appeared in Southern Living magazine.  I haven't bought her cookbook yet but I have plans to purchase it soon and try out some of her recipes! 

If you haven't had a chance to visit her website, just click on over and check it out!  I promise you will love it!  She cooks, writes stories, shows off her photography, raises 4 kids and lives on a real ranch, and loves to talk about her hunk of a hubby that she calls "the Marlboro Man"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let It Snow!!!

By Friday, the area I live in and most of the South East will be under a Winter Storm Watch!  I love snow and I am hoping we will get the 5-9 inches they are calling for.  We have no plans other than church this weekend so it would be great to hang out and play in the snow with the kids!  I am also planning on some old fashioned stove top hot chocolate and I found a great recipe @ Southern Plate.  My husband went out and bought some sleds for the kiddos so I know he is planning on having fun also.  Tomorrow, after work I have to go to the grocery and get a few things.  I am sure it will be crowded.  I am going to share a few pics I have found from the past winter weather fun.

This is from Jan. 2009 Ice Storm

More from the Ice Storm
We can do without ice, but we love snow:)

  This has been a few years ago.  It is probably the only snowman my kids have got to build and it wasn't long until the snow melted that day.  We just don't get snow here like we used to.

Here is our house, I love the look of snow on the roof-tops.
Stay warm everyone, I can't wait for some Hot Chocolate:)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

13th anniversary and The Harlem Globetrotters

On January 11th, Jimmy and I celebrated 13 years of marriage.  We usually plan a nice dinner date out and have some quiet time alone.  This year ~ The Harlem Globetrotters happened to be coming to town on the night of our anniversary.  Sarah, our 10 year old, decided that this would be a perfect date for ALL of us to go out and celebrate.  So that is what we did, and we had the best time!  We LOVE basketball and so do our kids so this was an exciting time for us.  A lot has changed over the past 13 years and 3 kids later, but we wouldn't change a thing:)

View of the Big Screen

YMCA~getting the whole crowd involved

AWESOME ball handling, spinning the ball on his finger around the back and between his legs!!!

The TEAM!!

Me and little bit

Daddy and Sarah

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Christmas Catch Up

It has been so long since I have blogged---and I have so many things that I need to blog about!  I am going to go back to Christmas and catch up from there!!!  SORRY!!

This is the best picture of the kids on Christmas morning, notice Nate had just woke up and was not happy to be getting his picture made!  We have a tradition of giving the kids new pajamas on Christmas Eve.

He is happy now--this expression is priceless!!!

Lovin the CD player that was a surprise from Santa

She was so funny on Christmas morning, she had to get a picture made with each gift.

I hope everyone is having a blessed 2010 so far!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Card Shower

This weekend we are celebrating my grandmother's (my mom's mother) 90th birthday!  We are having a family get together at my aunt's house to celebrate.  I have been so blessed growing up and knowing both sets of grandparents and even two of my great-grandparents and I am very thankful for that!  Happy Birthday Grandmother!

To honor her at her birthday we are hosting a greeting card shower!  Grandmother loves receiving mail, if you wish to share in the fun please send birthday greetings to:

Charlene Kincheloe Webb
P.O. Box 82
Smiths Grove, KY  42171
Thank You

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!

to all
to all
good night!!!

I love when he falls asleep this way:)

I couldn't resist showing this picture of the girls--who kept me up until 4:30 in the morning! UGGHH!!  I finally went to bed and they stayed up in the living room looking @ what all Santa had left.  I don't know when he had the time to stop since they never went to sleep, they were so excited:)  So on the way home from Grandma's this was how they were in the car by 7:00 Christmas night! HA!  I packed some PJ's with us so they could go ahead and have them on for the car ride home.  We had so much fun with both of our families, more pictures to come.  Tomorrow we plan on taking down the tree and cleaning up around here--Have a good rest of the weekend everyone:)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tales of Christmas Past

I was looking through some old pictures and found that the past 3 Christmas's we have attempted to take a picture of the grandkids in front of Nana and Pop's tree.  There are 8 grandchildren and their ages are from 15 down to 2, it is getting harder and harder to have everyone cooperate.  I can't wait to see how it turns out this year! HA!

2006 The sweet little girls

2006 Handsome little boys

2007 The whole gang

2008 as good as we could get of the whole gang:)
*notice my sister trying to get my nephew to stay in the picture--oh what fun!!
Hopefully we will get another picture for 2009
Merry Christmas!

Here is 2009--no time for a picture it was time to open the gifts!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blog Award

My blogger friend Crystal, has sent me my first blogger award!  I am so tickled that she thought of me:) 

Thank you Crystal!!!
Now I am going to tag 5 other blogs with this award so here goes:)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What's in the mail?

When I went to get the mail today I found this........

My mom has given me a gift subscription to this magazine and I LOVE IT!
This is something she usually does for me and my sisters and it is so nice to get something in the mail:)

She has also given us this one a few years ago......

She said that everytime we come to her house we always look at her Southern Living magazines and sometimes we may have even taken one home to borrow:) HA!
Thanks mom for the "gifts in the mail"--- love getting my magazines and recipes!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookies

No-Bake Orange Ball Cookies, or Frozen Orange Ball Cookies is an old sweet southern recipe that my mom used to make when I was younger.  I have not had these for a long time and found the recipe in the  December 2006 issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine. 

No-Bake Orange Coconut Balls

1 stick butter or margarine
16-ounce box powdered sugar
6-ounce can orange juice concentrate, thawed
12-ounce box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
14-ounce package sweetened coconut

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, mixing well.  Add juice and wafers and mix again.  Pinch off small amounts and roll into balls the size of a dime.  Roll the balls in the coconut and place in a covered container.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  This recipe also freezes well.  I have also seen a version of this recipe to add 1 cup of chopped pecans.  Makes about 3 dozen.

Mix Ingredients well.

Your hands will get sticky, but these are deliciously YUMMY!
It is also easy for the kids to help if you don't mind them getting messy:)
When we were growing up, mom would keep them in the freezer and we would sneak and get a few! HA!

Kelly over @ Kelly's Korner is hosting Show us your life--Christmas Cookies, take a peak @ her blog and enjoy all the YUMMY recipes!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Door Tour


Lianna @ Growing Our Own Garden is hosting her 2nd Annual Christmas Door Tour, so I have decided to participate:)

Please excuse the front door that needs painting HA!  This will go on the to-do list!  A few weeks ago my dear husband was hanging the icicle lights, and I worked on the front door!  (Thank you to my mom for getting this new great ribbon for all our wreaths)  LOVE IT!!  I used a lot of stuff we already had and went with a red/white theme!  I just spray painted a grapevine wreath white added red/white ribbon and I already had the santa.  The sticks I found in our backyard and spray painted them white!  We have wreaths on all the windows and at night you can see the tree through the side lights of the door.

Here is how it looks from further out!  Although it is simple I love how it turned out--we also have wooden candy canes along the sidewalk leading to the front door.

I made this around 4 years ago and it is hanging on the side door!  I had seen another version of this in Southern Living magazine and thought it would be so easy!  Just buy small, medium, and larger grapevine wreaths and attach together with floral wire!  I spray painted it white and added one on my old scarfs!  He will hang out until Spring:)

*P.S. Sorry about the picture--I had to run outside and take it tonight and it is freezing here!  Brrrrrrr!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ornament Swap

This past week Erin @ Kentucky Newlyweds hosted an ornament swap!  I was so glad to come across this post on her blog and decided to join in on the fun!  There were several bloggers who participated and once we were assigned a partner we just exchanged emails and addresses!  It was so fun to get a package in the mail, my girls even thought it was fun:)  My partner happened to be Erin herself--here is a picture of what she sent to me

I LOVE this ornament and can't wait to do this again, maybe next year:)

If you get a chance check out Kentucky Newlyweds and see the ornament I sent to Erin! 

P.S.  I have been so behind with blogging, I need to try and catch up---Nate our 4 year old has had strep throat so it has not been to fun here the last few days.