Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I LOVE Halloween!  We went to our church's party a couple of weekends ago and had a great time.  This is the first year that I didn't dress up and I'm not going to let that happen again!  I love costumes!
Our hosts for the night were Clark & Samantha.  They've graciously hosted this party for the last several years and we always have such a great time.  Clark spent the evening keeping us supplied with hot dogs on his homemade grill.
Samantha always does such a good job of planning everything each year.  I appreciate them so much!  She was an adorable Piggy!
 I didn't get great pics of the kids because it was hard to get them to be still long enough, but Spiderman will always stop and give me his sweet smile!
"O" was a butterfly, "H" was a dragon before he shed the top part of his costume, "P" was Spiderman, and "N" was Cleopatra.
Samantha, her sisters and her mom were the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf!  I just loved their costume idea. 
Tonee  was a 50's girl and Shirley was a train engineer along with her teddy bear, the conductor. 
Allan & I, in our very creative regular clothes costume.  I felt like such a party-pooper! 
These two were battling it out to see who was the fiercest one of all!  I'm not sure who won.
There was pumpkin carving and everyone's turned out so good!
We had marshmallow roasting with the biggest marshmallows I've ever seen!  I didn't know they made them this big. Shirley was first to test them out.
The night ended with a hayride, which is always so much fun!  There are always some scary happenings along they way so the kids and I are always on edge just waiting...and waiting!  One of the little girls sitting by me on the hayride was  getting a little antsy and nervous, knowing 'something' was bound to jump out and scare us and possibly carry her off in the woods.  She said, "I was hoping to live to 90 and not just 9."  Cracked me up!! 
We had a wonderful time!  Lots of good food, fun and fellowship!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Who Moved My Cheese?

Allan & I eat out a lot more than we did when the kids were still at home.  It's just easier sometimes, at least that's my argument for doing it so often.  Anyway, when you eat out as much as we do, there are times when things don't always go as planned, whether it be bad service, bad food, wrong order and such.  I'm not much of a complainer when it comes to messing up my food order and I rarely send anything back, mainly because I'm afraid the cook will spit in it or something.  About the only time I get annoyed in a restaurant is for bad service.
As I wrote about yesterday, we went to Magel's last Friday night for supper.  Allan ordered an appetizer of mozzarella sticks and ranch dressing.  We ate on those delicious rolls while waiting on the cheese sticks to come out.
 Finally, our waiter brings them and they look amazing!  Allan takes the first bite and there is NOTHING inside the breading!  Nothing! No cheese whatsoever.  We just bust out laughing!  I took one then, bit into it and same thing...NOTHING inside that one either.  We just sat there dying laughing at these empty mozzarella sticks!

 Our waiter saw us laughing, came over and said, "Is there not any cheese in the sticks?" haha  This apparently happens a lot.  He apologized and put in another order for us and we got them pretty quickly.  AND...they had cheese in them this time! 
We just kept laughing about it all through the meal.  Fun times!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Weekend

Happy Monday, people!  I hope y'all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for the Halloween week!
We had kind of a busy weekend. Friday evening, after Allan got home from work, we went to Paris for a little date night.  We ate supper at Magel's, which is one of our favorites!
 The meal is always great but I mainly go there for these rolls!  I didn't realized the picture was fuzzy until I checked it at home.  I guess I was really shaky and in a hurry to get that hot roll with melted butter in my mouth!  So delish!
After eating, we went downtown to the square.   They were setting up for their annual pumpkin festival on Saturday.  We took a few pics but it was really getting a bit dark to see very good.  People were scurrying around everywhere getting things in order for the festival.  Sadly, I didn't get to go back over there Saturday to see everything.
Saturday was spent working out at the new house.  Allan was trying his hand at sheetrocking, taping and bedding. 
I went back and forth from sanding logs to moving a wood pile to burn.  My tendonitis was giving me fits so I really wasn't much help as a worker. 
Oreo just cracks us up all the time.  He LOVES boxes so we always keep a few for him and the other two to play in.  He loves this long box and just flies through it all the time.  Saturday night, he was so rowdy that it sounded like he was tearing the place up!  So much fun!
Sunday was church and as usual my Bible Class kids were so cute.  I had a little girl visitor that my boy, "P", spent his time trying to impress.  He is such a charmer. 
Our sermon Sunday was about "The Christian Race" and was a great lesson.  Our preacher, Steve, recently ran his first full marathon so he brought his medal to show everyone after church was over.  What an accomplishment!
After church, we went to Paris for lunch with the gang to eat at Sirloin Stockade.  I ate until I was miserable and then I ate some more!  I really wanted to go back to the downtown square and take better pics if it was still decorated for fall.  So, we did and it was!
My handsome hubby!
We got back home and took naps before going back to church.  After church, we went with the gang to Braum's for supper.  It was a great weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just A Bunch Of Ramblings...

So, as you know I took a couple of months of a bloggy break, but my life did go on!  Here are just some of the things we've been up to the last few months.

We are STILL working on our new house.  It's just slow going when we are trying to do some of it ourselves.  I should say Allan is doing most of the work.  I've been nursing tendonitis and haven't been able to be of much help lately. He finished all of the wiring a while back and now has the insulation done.  We're just about ready for the sheetrockers to come.  Allan has been busy casing out the windows.  Notice he is taking safety precautions and wearing his handy dandy earplugs!  Safety first!
Safety first UNTIL you decide to lay across the rafters..with no safety belt, no safety net and no piles of  foam padding below!  That's a longgggggg way to fall and I was so scared the whole time he was up there!  It's like a 100 foot drop!!  Well, not THAT far, but it is a long way.
I LOVE my newest Vintage Pearl necklace!  It's my current favorite one.  Ashley is the store manager of The Vintage Pearl in Edmond so stop in and see her when you're in the area.
I'm so excited that a new Mexican Restaurant is getting ready to open, even though it is in our favorite restaurant's old building.  Molina's has closed the one in our town and that makes me sad:)  I hope this new one is really good!
I love this deliciousness that Manuel treats us to at our other Mexican restaurant in town.  It truly is as good as it looks!
Like mother-
Like daughter-
Well, the ONLY thing alike in these two pics is that we are using the same piece of equipment.  Mom LOVES LOVES LOVES this kind of work wayyyyy more than I do!  She thinks it's actually fun!

I went to a couple of bridal showers a few weeks ago.  My high school friend, Debbie, is getting married this weekend to a wonderful guy.  Our church gave her a personal bridal shower and we had so many laughs.  For some reason, she wouldn't try on and model anything we got her!  Best wishes sweet friend!

The same weekend, our church helped host a shower for another pretty bride.  The decorations were absolutely beautiful.  Fall was definitely in the air!
These cupcakes were gorgeous and also tasted so good.   Michelle got a great shower with lots of useful things to set up her new house.

So, this is just some of what's been going on around here the last few months. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weekend Fun!

Well, I'm back after a couple of months away from blogging.  I really don't have much of an excuse to have been so lax, but it is what it is!
I was so excited for last weekend to get here since our kids were coming home.  It had been a couple of months since they'd been home and I'm ALWAYS ready for them to come home.
Colby came home on Friday afternoon.  Ashley was supposed to come with him but one of her girls at work got sick and she had to stay and fill in for her.  Colby and I went out to the new house while we were waiting on Allan to get home from work.

We left the house and met Allan at Angie's for a catfish supper which is always so good!
Ashley got home around noon on Saturday.  She and I tried a new recipe for us to take to the church Halloween party that night.  It was almost a disaster!  We didn't know if this glob-
was actually going to turn into this delishness or not.
But, it did and they were great!  
Saturday night we all went in different directions.  Colby went to a wedding at Beaver's Bend, Ashley and I went to Sweet P's birthday party and then Allan and I went to the church Halloween party.
She was adorable!  She was so cute opening her presents and looked so surprised with each one!  I wasn't there to see her get in her cake since I left early for the church party.

Allan picked me up and we headed down the road to the other party.  I'll be posting more about that one later, but we had such a fun time!
 We all got home about the same time,. visited a while and then went to bed.  Ashley and I actually DID NOT stay up until 1:00 a.m. as we usually do!

Sunday was church and Ashley was supposed to be helping me in my class but instead...this happened.
And...about a dozen more similar to these.

My kids in class are just too cute!  I love to see them learning about Jesus and to be so eager to learn.
They were making their fish craft for the 'fishers of men' story.
I know I say this every time I post a pic of them but they really are precious in HIS sight as the song says!

After church we went out for Mexican food with Mom, Dad, and some friends.  I didn't take any pics at lunch!  What's wrong with me???  Anyway, we had a great time visiting.  After lunch, Colby got ready to head back to OKC.  Ashley was leaving later because she had to get her hair done.
I just love these two so much!

Ashley and I went to the beauty shop to get her hair all done so she wouldn't look so trashy with her dark roots...haha 
B and I  colored and then played around with the camera while the hair stylin' was going on.
Carol took care of those trashy roots pretty quickly.  We just love her to death.  She is a great Christian friend and a wonderful cosmotological genius!

We had a great weekend with the kids, even though it was short and rushed for the most part.  I hope y'all enjoyed your weekend too!