Sunday, December 2, 2007

Time flies!!

I've not posted in a while and man does time fly!! We had a nice Thanksgiving. We ate at Mom's. My brother Bubba and his family and my sister Jessica and her family was also there. We had our normal Thanksgiving fare. I made sweet potatoe soufle and also just plain sweet potatoes with butter for Joey. Joey had his first Thansgiving. He ate some dressing, green beans, Sweet potatoes, mac and cheese and cranberry sauce which he of course made a face but continued to finish the whole slice!!

I also made a Apple Dump cake. It is so good and so easy.

Apple Dump Cake
1 yellow cake mix
2 cans apple pie filling
2 sticks butter, melted

Put the apple pie filling in bottom of 13x9 pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the pie filling. Pour melted butter over cake mix. Put into a preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes.

You can also use cherry pie filling. Momma make one end cherry and the other end apple. It's real good in the middle where they kinda run together!

Mike's boss Martin and his friend Pat came over later in the afternoon. They were planning to come for dinner but didn't make it. They did get to eat thought.

On Friday Momma and I went and did a little shopping. Jessica and I took Joey and William to see Santa. Joey did so good for his first time. He also got to see him a second time today at Walmart. Can't pass up free photos of a cute little baby!!

Jason, our son in the Army came home for a couple days. He just finished boot camp in September. He will be going to his post in March of 2008. Looks like Korea. I hate it but better than Iraq! As a soldier he wants Iraq but for a Mother Korea is better!! So this looks like our last Thanksgiving and Christmas with him for a while!

I put up the Christmas tree this past week. It looks a little funny because I only put on tons of lights and no ornamets on the bottom 1/3 of the tree. I have mostly glass ornaments so I will not put them on the bottom for Joey to break and hurt himself. Looks kinda funny but you do what you have to!!

Nine more days and our oldest daughter Michelle will be 18!! I hate the thought that in 6 months after finishing school she could leave. I want her to stay here and finish college and then leave when she finds Mister Right and marry's........hopefully when she's at least 26!!!! But 30 is better!! Can you say I don't want her to leave!! It's easier with boys but girls you so want to protect them!! I now know what my Daddy and Momma went through!!

Hope ya'll have a great week!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Our Weekend

Our family had a busy weekend. We had Katie and Kathy this weekend. On Saturday we went to Jacksonville Beach for the air show. It was OK, they have had better. Mike was a little disappointed in the show. We took Michelle, her boyfriend Johnny, Katie, Kathy and William. We asked Momma to baby sit Joey because of the cool weather and the noise level.

The kids had a blast in the kids section with free things to do. They jumped in one of the huge blow up toys, made their own dog tags, made paper airplanes, spun wheels to win cool prizes from Adventure landing, went "deep sea" fishing to win cute prizes,and a dolphin toss game. They came home with tons of stuff.

I came home sick!! I was not feeling myself all day so when we got home I went to take a nap and ended up sleeping 4 hours!! Woke up with a sore throat...JOY!! I have felt bad since then.

On Sunday the kids played outside and rode Williams 4 wheeler with their Uncle Henry. They loved it since they have never done that before. I straightened up a little around the house so it wouldn't look so bad but ended up in the bed for a little nap while Joey sleep.

We took the girls home around 5 pm and I tried to straighten up a little but ended up cooking fried cabbage for supper while Mike cooked pork chops and country-style ribs on the grill. I ate cabbage cleaned the kitchen and went to bed watching The next Iron Chef. I woke as they kicked the loser off. Thankfully it was not chef Michael Simon. I really like his style!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Today is a fun day! It's Halloween. Some people nowadays think of it as a bad day but we celebrate it like we did growing up.......a day of fun, dress up, and of course getting tons of candy!

I made goody bags for the kids on my bus. I have 6 so it's a little easier than if I had a bus full. The kids had parties at school and came back on the bus full of goodies and lots of energy ready to go trick or treating.

I dressed Joey for the afternoon run. He had on a cute orange onesie with pumpkins, bats and candy corn on it, he had cute Orange socks and a orange beanie hat. Yes it was just too cute.

My sister Jessica bought him a teddy bear outfit and a pumpkin to go treat or treating with her and William my nephew. He was so cute in his outfit. They had fun and he even got a little bit of candy!

When they came strolling up the drive he was fast a sleep but as soon as I picked him up he was ready to go again. William gave him a tootsie roll lollipop and he was trying to eat it so we pulled the wrapper off and gave it to him. He went to town on it. He got most of the outer layer off before we took it and Mike gave him a bath.

What fun his first Halloween and first "sucker". Don't you just love all of your babies "first"?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Around Home

Today is a work day. I drive a school bus for handicapped children. I love my job. It brings me much enjoyment seeing children grow up and learning new things.

I am making a pot of vegetable beef soup today. It's no suppose to get highter than 70 today. Being in Florida and with the dampness from rain that gets' pretty cool. So soup sounds like a good thing.

I wish my soup tasted as good as my Granny Fisher's soup tasted. I try and try to make it like her's but it will be almost but not quiet there. It's good and Mike and Michelle love it so that's all that counts!

I had a roast that I cut in small pieces. I put them in the crock put to cook then just before going to work this afternoon I'll add a bag of frozen mixed veggies, a frozen bag of whole okra (okree to us) and a can or two of whole tomatoes smushed. salt and pepper always. And when I eat it a just shake of hot sauce......Yummy. I think I make some yeast rolls to go along or maybe corn bread. I'll decide that on my afternoon route.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin carving day

October 28, 2007

Mom brought home a lot of cucumbers and bell peppers yesterday. Today most of Momma's sisters came and got what they wanted. Momma gave me and my sister the rest. I took mine and washed, cleaned and chopped them up. I put them in the freezer for use in soup and sauces. I love free produce. We seldom get any but when we do we sure appreciate it. My great uncle goes to the packing house and gets culled veggies. They are free which is nice.

Michelle and her boyfriend Johnathan carved her pumpkin tonight. They were so funny doing it, putting seeds on each other, smelling the pumpkin and saying how good it smelled! Yuck!!

I took a shower while they did the carving and she came in to tell me how she carved the pumpkin to look like her baby brother Joey. It's so cute, it has his 3 bottom teeth. She wrote on the side Joey's first Halloween!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

October 27, 2007

Welcome to my First entry in our blog. Our place is called Daddy's dream because my father purchased this place in 1970 hoping to have a better place for us. My parents cleared 4 acres by hand. They then purchased a old Jim Walter home that had never been finished on the inside and moved it here.
Daddy finished the house as they could afford. It was small but it was home.

My grandfather Fisher stayed with us during the week. He loved to garden and he hand dug about a half acre garden area. He gardened mostly by himself. I can still see the gardens in my head. Oh how I wished I could garden like him.

Daddy and Momma always had animals, Growing up we had horses, cows, hogs, rabitts and chickens. My husband Mike and have chickens and a hog we call "big momma".

Daddy past ways this past February. I only pray that my sister,brother and I can keep Daddy and Momma's dream alive.