Monday, November 24, 2008

pumpkin bars

i have become known for my pumpkin bars...
therefore I am sharing my recipe with world.

(For those of you who have not experienced them they taste a lot like pumpkin pie but are easier to eat and just better...feel free to make for Thanksgiving... I am!)

Use 9x13 glass casserole pan.

betty crocker pound cake box mix
1 egg
2 T melted butter
2t pumpkin pie spice

Mix and mush in bottom of pan

Good stuff:
1 can pumpkin (16 oz.)
8oz. cream cheese
14oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1/2 t salt
2t pumpkin pie spice

Mix (hand mixer) cream cheese until fluffy.
Add sweetened condensed milk (still mixing), pumpkin, eggs and salt.
Pour over crust.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Serve with coolwhip.

On another side note....I am not thinking of Christmas at all, unlike the retail world. Just fully devoting myself to the joy in Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008

things that humor me....

things that currently humor me.... would have been gross 5 months ago

example... today

i walked around like this for a good hour. that little lip on clarks are apparently purposeful. who knew??

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

josie video of the day

i can't figure out how to rotate a video...

Monday, November 10, 2008

question game

This is my haircut (Katie McCoy... notice the jaw know the work that took). I felt weird looking at the camera. So this is all ya get. Side note: I threw out my back yesterday morning. So I now walk around with uneven hips. Weird and majorly uncomfortable when you have a 5 month old baby. Picking her up is not quite so enjoyable. I am headed to the chiropractor tomorrow... no worries.

Katie tagged me... I confess I love the question game... so I am always up for it. When I had a classroom full of students I always subjected them to games of questions.

10 years ago I...
1. Was cheering in the cold on Friday nights....loving it.
2. In my senior year of high school... not ready for college.
3. Dating a boy that was not my husband.
4. Driving a teal grand-am.
5. Writing notes A LOT in class. (sad Josie will miss out on this...stupid text messaging)

5 things on my to do list...
1. fold clothes
2. iron Russ' shirts
3. sweep up Thomas hair
4. read my assigned reading for Bible Study tomorrow
5. fix dinner

5 snacks I enjoy...
1. ritz crackers, peanut butter and a coke
2. apple from Ellijay
3. extra sharp cheddar cheese
4. granola bar (dips)
5. baked lays

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire...
1. pay off this house
2. get bigger house (aiming for 2 bathrooms)
3. bless others
4. trip somewhere fun
5. pay for Christmas gifts

5 places I have lived...
1. Lawrenceville, GA
2. Dahlonega, GA
3. Rome, GA
4. Athens, GA
5. Atlanta, GA

5 jobs I have had...
1. lifeguard at Lake Lanie Islands
2. cleaning crew at Cunningham's furniture
3. FTI receptionist
4. Special Education teacher
5. Learning Specialist

Friday, November 7, 2008

josie and thomas... rolling over together

Josie has begun rolling over from back to stomach. She did stomach to back at 6 weeks. So this was awhile coming... she worked very hard on those abs. Of course she first flipped over while Russ was in Israel and my parents were watching her. But she is a rolling over fool now. She LOVES Mr. Thomas these days. Stops what she is doing to watch him and laughs at him all the time. Mr. Thomas loves it too. Here are two videos of them together. If you are not a dog and kid person you might not like this. But Russ and I love it. Knowing Mr. Thomas' personality.... he has been waiting to interact with Josie.