I just have to say that our weekends have become SO busy, it hardly feels like downtime these days. And with it being the beginning of hunting season I have officially become a "hunting widow". But I do LOVE having my Emily home all weekend, every weekend! Makes my heart happy.
But anyway, tomorrow morning my hubby is staying home (instead of hunting) and GETTING UP WITH THE GIRLS so that I can sleep in! By sleeping in I mean 8:30 or 9:00 (we have to be at church at 9:30)...but still, I am SO EXCITED!!! Lol I NEVER thought I would consider 8:30 "sleeping in".
Okay, I just wanted to make a new post. I'm tired of seeing my vampire face every time I get on. Haha
So I have still been so busy, and I haven't had much to blog about anyway. BUT this past weekend I went to a wedding, and I felt kinda pretty. So...I'm just gonna come off as a little self centered for a minute and show myself off ;-)
And for a contest in my FAVE Cafemom group, I became a vampire today. Haha
I did another one and had to add it!
Short and sweet, that's it for today. Have a great one!
I'm sitting here nauseous (as is the norm lately), thinking up a post and I can't get my mind away from some of my Favorite Fall Flavors.
And I want to SEE all the things I'm thinking about so I'm going to find yummy pics, too! Ooooh, yeah!
I LOVE Thanksgiving! The whole meal that we have is at the top of my faves list. Ours is usually pretty traditional and simple, just how I like it! Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed 'taters and gravy, pea salad (one of my favorite things!), sweet potato casserole (among other things)...Oh! And we started a few years ago doing a traditionally baked turkey AND a deep fried turkey (if you haven't tried that, you're missing out...seriously!)...I'm hungry just thinking about it!
Okay, I'll be honest...our spread looks nothing like this, but I thought it was beautiful...love all the fall colors!
Then there's dessert. Pecan pie, pumpkin pie, fudge, and other miscellaneous sweets (we always experiment with new desserts). One of my VERY faves is this:
Pumpkin cheesecake...it. is. DIVINE. Geez, I want some now!
Aside from Thanksgiving, some other fall faves include homemade chili (this is actually mine I made recently...could have used a prettier bowl, huh?).
Homemade stew (not my pic, but sure looks yummy!):
My hubby's homemade hot chocolate:
Goodies I like to make like these (bad pic because there were prettier ones than these! Lol):
The slew of candy the girls bring in from trick-or-treating (which my preggo self already can't wait for!):
Oh, and I can't forget mine and my hubby's famous duck gumbo (it's AMAZING and literally takes hours to make...and SO worth it!), and yes...this is a pic of ours:
Our recipe is derived from the one and only Duck Commander. Thank you, sir!
Gosh, I'll leave it at this...I am now hungry and ready to start making all these things! :-) What are some of YOUR fall faves?!
I know I haven't written lately. I. Have. Been . Exhausted. I mean, that's totally normal in pregnancy, but throw in the fact that we've been so busy lately. And that I babysat a precious 6 week old Monday and Tuesday, plus my regular little guy on Tuesday as well, had to be up at 6:30 both of those days, with one or both of my girls still waking up in the night, feeling like I'm not getting anything done around the house...yeah. You get the point.
Needless to say, I have a LOT to get done today! I haven't hardly been on the computer at all this week (so I'm making up for that right now). I talked to my mom one day but other than that haven't talked to anyone. I was in bed at 9:50 Monday night (that's early for me!), and have skipped my nightly bath/shaving time TWO nights already this week (rarely happens).
I'm SO ready to move into the new house...I can't wait to have a place for all the things that I don't have a place for right now.
Oh! Over the weekend we FINALLY got to take the girls bowling. It was Emily's reward for getting her 10 stickers for "obeying and following instructions" at school. We had a good time, though it wasn't quite what Emily expected (her words)...the girl is used to being a pro at Wii bowling and couldn't even hold the real ball it was so heavy for her. Haha But she still enjoyed it!
Emily went hunting with her daddy yesterday and had a good time! Yay for daddy/daughter time...so precious. I'll leave you with a picture of her adorable face and then I need to get to cleaning, laundry, more cleaning, a shower, and...more cleaning.