Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So Jesse comes home from school today and one of his assignments today is cut out certain pictures and then writing the words on a piece of paper or a white board that Mrs. Walsh had given him for Christmas. We have a BIG white board hanging in our dining room. So, I showed him the pictures and he would write the words down. He did a very good job. Here is his work:)

Valentines Day 2010

Valentines Day weekend was great. It started out with a wonderful snow storm on Friday. We have not had snow like this in years. So as you can imagine I was very excited about it. Then Saturday night Terry and I got to go out on a date. Yes, you read that correct- we went out on a date without kids:) We went on a double date with our friends Jody & Melia. We went to this authentic Japanese restaurant "Inakaya". Terry & I stuck to a pretty basic meal while Jody & Melia chose the BOAT which came with all kinds of fish (including Sushi). Terry & I have never had any kind of Sushi so we had to try some. I stuck to the basic: Crab & avocado and rice and some kind of seaweed. I did NOT like it. I guess it was he seaweed or something but it just didn't taste good. YUK! Well, Terry was a little more adventurouse because he actually tried the RAW fish. As you can tell from the picture below he did NOT like it. So, needless to say...I don't think we will be going back to Inakaya soon. I was really hoping I would like Sushi but I do not. Oh well, we did have a good time. After dinner we went to Barnes & Noble and had some coffee and just talked. It was really nice. I hope to do it again soon. But I think we are going to chose the restaurant next. Anyone know of a good Indian restaurant around here???

As for the picture of the boxes, those were the kids Valentines gifts to their class mates. Since I have 3 kids in school this year I had to make...60+ boxes. I had so much fun. My niece even helped me (Thanks Emily- I had fun). The kids loved them too.

Then on Sunday we had ou Family Valentines Day Dinner. I really got into it. A few weeks ago I was in World Market and found this past in shapes of hearts. So we had spaghetti with RED sauce and those noodles. For dessert I made brownies cut with heart shaped cookie cutters. I had a lot of fun preparing it. Joel on the other hand... He said, "Mom, you get more into this holiday then you do for Christmas". Hey, I love my family and had fun with the theme. I even made him eat off a pink plate. But he got me- he turned it over so it was white. AHHHH!!! But it was a very nice dinner:)

The 2010 Snow Storm

So Friday night was the night the BIG storm of 2010 hit in South Carolina!!! I know for you Northerners 8.6" is nothing. But down here in the south it is a VERY big thing. The kids got out of school an hour early (it wasn't even snowing yet) but we Southerners have to prepare!!! So around 3:30pm (I believe) it started snowing and it didn't stop until about midnight. As you an imagine we had LOTS of fun Saturdy morning/afternoon. The kids (and adults) ate a quick breakfast and went outside. We all had a BLAST-including Nellie:)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I WON!!!

I can't believe it. I never win anything. But a couple of weeks ago I found this blog called "Free Pretty things for you"
(http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/) and she was having a giveaway. The giveaway was the Martha Stewart Noah's Ark Cookie Cutter Set!! So yesterday I noticed that she had picked a winner and I went to go check and it was ME!!! I am so excited.
Thank you Keren!! I can't wait to start using them.