Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Attempted Gingerbread House....

It's the day after Christmas and Chuck was called into work, Brady went to friends house to play, so Brooke and I were left home to figure out things. So we decided to attempt this gingerbread house. For it being our first and since I'm not a crafty person at all it turned out....just alright. (Our windows seem to be melting off the house)

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Rec'd a lot of goodies from work the other day. My family loves when I bring stuff like this home. Different foods/snacks to try.

These are the best!

My boss gave me a basket of things with this inside.... Apple Pie Schnoops, Yummy! She suggested I sip in slowly.

How cute is the wrapping? Again I love polka dots!

And I'd love to hug the person who came up with this idea. My girlfriend got me this for Christmas by Eddie Bauer. A goose down ice scraper mitt. I hate it when you're cleaning the car off and the snow fall down you sleeve...yeah not such a good feeling. But this is amazing way of keeping that from happening. Love it. Thanks Deb!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy 13th Anniversary to my man..


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Count down until Christmas....

Thought this was a cute gift idea. I bought this one for Brooke for her stocking. I think she will like it as it will personalize her room a bit more.

Realize that Christmas is almost come and gone again. Soon we will take down the decorations and start a "New Year" Hope to make some positive goal changes for the year to come. But today trying to concentate on Chirstmas and all the sights and decorations that make it feel like Christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cowboy Cookies....

So yeah tonight was one of those nights you just want to go home go to bed and try again in the morning. I locked myself out of the house, then happened to get stuck in a snow bank in front of someones yard, My daughter than proceeds to shut the door and lock us out of the house again. (i know, i know) So it was very pleasing to find this small gift on our door steps, on a night like tonight. Did I mention Chuck is out of town tonight which made it even more crazy with all the madness? Never made cowboy cookies before but hey sounds great!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bowling with the boys...P.S. I won!

I hate to brag about beating some 10 and 11 year old boys in bowling....but I DID! And boy was it fun.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Alphabet Ornaments

The Glory Players Drama Ministry in Ogallala, NE will be presenting Rescued. Rescued is a drama written to glorify God and give us the assurance that God truly will rescue us from anything in life.
My new alphabet ornaments came in today from Ballard Designs, and I LOVE THEM! I love black and white and lately have been into zebra prints and other neat shades. Found some cool wrapping paper that's white with red polka dots that I've already wrapped around some of my gifts. We still have two kids on our tree yet to buy for and when the kids and I get a free moment to head to the stores again I will let them pick out gifts for kids less fortunate. We've been so busy this week practicing for the performance of "Rescued" at our church that it's been hard to find the time for anything else, but it is so worth it. If you are able to attend one of the 3 performances.....I hope you enjoy and are reminded of the real reason for the season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

More of the action...

Picture looking down from our hotel room and were we had dinner.
Some pictures of the girls in action.

Husker Volleyball in Lincoln

Nebraska Volleyball girls line up to get ready to play.Where the Nebraska huskers football team plays

Why is it someone always has to mess the picture up by looking away right at the moment they snap the photo?? I won't mention names.....but Brady is good at this.

The huddle


Spent Thanksgiving @ the Victory's this year. Karston, Alex, and Brady!
Destiny, Brooke, and Jerik!

Dog Pile
(Brooke, Jerik, Karston, Destiny)

Destiny, Brendon, and Tammy
(My neice, nephew, & sister-in-law)
After the dinner they said they were going to go watch football.
Yeah right, we all know what men do after stuffing themselves :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

ABC Preschool 2003-2004

Found a book Brady made while in Mrs. Neill's ABC preschool class. When asked how to make Chocolate Chip Cook he responded with:

Put in Chocolate Chips. Put in sugar, milk, and nothing else. Stir it.
Make round cookies. Put them on a pan. Put them in the oven
for......(Brady is deciding how many fingers to hold up)
.....six minutes.
Take them out with gloves. They cool for....
(once again deciding how many fingers to hold up)
......eight minutes.
I like chocolate milk with my cookies.
Brady Roberts Age 5

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Finally done making pies....they are chillin in the frig as we speak. So I have to keep my promise from the last post and get a picture on here for you to see.

So Easy...So Good

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and so much to be thankful for. We are going to spend it with family here in town who have requested I make Fresh Strawberry Pie. Made it last year and they want more. I will post picture tomorrow of how it turns out but here is recipe for your family if you want to give it a try....

Fresh Strawberry Pie
1-1/2 c. water
1-1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
1- 3 oz. box strawberry jello
3 to 4 c. fresh strawberries
Cook first three ingredients until clear. Add the Jello and stir well. Cool. Add the fresh strawberries halfed and quartered. Put in nine inch pie shell or graham cracker pie shell. Chill. Serve with whipped cream.
That's it. I told you it would be easy. Now go and enjoy with your family before they eat it all with out you. (Will post picture later)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yes we did...

We put the Christmas tree up tonight. (or atleast started too) May need to purchase some new lights to finish.

Baked Cheese Cake

Made this for our Thanksgiving dinner we had at church on Sunday. It was pretty good if you like cheesecake. So here is the recipe if you would like to try. Chuck's favorite dessert is cheesecake so he definitely enjoyed it.

Baked Cheese Cake
1-1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
5 T. melted butter
1 T. white sugar
3- 8 oz pkgs. cream cheese
5 eggs
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp.vanilla
3 c. sour cream
1/2 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar and put in 9 x 13" cake pan. Soften cream cheese to room temperature and put in large mixer bowl. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, with a wooden spoon. Slowly stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 cup sugar; mix very well. Pour into crumb crust and bake in slow oven 300 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven.
Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread on cheese cake and let set 3 minutes. Put back into oven and turn temperature up to 350 degrees. Bake 5 minutes. Chill for several hours or overnight. Can be served plain or put canned pie filling on top. Serve cold.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My little big man.

Brady's first deer he actually shot himself. Last year he went along with Chuck but was unable to fire. He left the house with Chuck at 5:00 a.m. this morning and at 7:00 a.m. I rec'd a call that he had shot his deer. Job well done my little big man....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let's hear it for the boys.....

A vet is an ordinary and extraordinary human being — someone who offered his life's vital years in the service of his country. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and nothing more than the finest. Thank you!

He is a son, uncle, friend,

He is a husband,

a father, a true hero!