Friday, December 12, 2008

Teething Ring

The teething ring is ready to use, Ainsley eagerly attempts it.

The cold was confusing to her, she isn't too sure she likes it.

After another try, she decided it was worth it.

Cute Hands

Ainsley's hands do the cutest things when she is asleep, here she is holding her passie with her hand

My sisters and me

We went to Target and had our pictures taken. This is the first time in a long time we had them professionally done all together....

We love to have fun, we love life, but most important we love each other.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

An outing

We went to Burger King and had some lunch, and then off to Walmart to grab a few things.

Ainsley the Burger Princess.

We are off ready to shop.....just for a few groceries.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sweet girl.

More Introductions

This is Ainsley. She is my new little friend. I get to hang out with her Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm.
I started watching her last Thursday, and we had a good few days together. I enjoy getting to snuggle her during the days.
Jason keeps saying that watching her is going to cure my baby bug....but I think it might agitate it a bit more....
I will post things that Ainsley and I do here,
She is a sweet baby with a sweet disposition and snugly little body....I am having fun....and I am pretty sure I am in love with her already.

These are funny pictures, she wasn't sure how to take the flash.....but she does have some funny facial experssions....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Christmas Tree 2008

What I did and Today's Hate Therapy

Woke up → Heard Hershal → Got in Shower → Got out of shower → Weighed myself → lost another few pounds → wondered what I am doing different to lose the weight (7 pounds in the past month)→ Got Dressed → Saw lots of Jason's family at my house to car pool to reunion → everyone runs into CVS to get impromtu white elephant gift exchange gifts → pile back in cars → Carpool through Jack in the Box drive through → still have to go inside the place because it is Jack in the box and they can never get anything right → Lose half of the carpool to a red light → guess where they were headed → get stuck in traffic → Realize that I am in the back seat of a car of a crazy driver → have to entertain 4 kids → get woozy car sick → get to the family reunion two hours late → not know anyone at boyfriends family reunion → have to anser a bazillion peoples question on when Jason and I are not married → leave reunion with Aaron and Alyssa and crazy driver and family → Get home and remember it is a wreck → Neighbors knock and knock and knock (Jason's Neices) → Warm up dinner left overs → feel the grump and anger build → see that Jason's dad is spending the night → Have Jason hug me and start to act sweet then he says " I Am sorry you are tired and grumpy → Go with Jason to run an errand → Clean the kitchen (big big big task) → visit with a friend through yahoo msgr → debate for a few minutes on if I want to blog, and how I want to blog → research how to put an arrow (→) on my blog → figure it out→ type blog → hopefully go to bed shortly thereafter → feel hungry while sleeping........sleep

So after reading it, doesn't sound as frustrating as I feel, I just know that...

today I was late, I hate being late

today I was stuck watching kids, I hate feeling forced to hang out with carpet crawlers

today I was scared for my life while someone drove me, I hate having to be at someone elses mercy

today I got nothing but jerky attitude from Aaron, because he is now 12 going on 25 and I hate his attitude lately

today I have to deal with Hershal (Jason's dad) staying here indefinitly and I hate to have him stay at all (see this post, it was about him)

today I was told I am being grumpy I hate being told that I am being grumpy, it makes me clam up and not talk to you.

today I had to deal with lots of kids touch my Christmas tree and rearrange the ornament, and I hate people to touch my masterpeice.

today I had to deal with people coming into my messy house and I hate people being here without my prior knowledge so I can clean up and act like I am always neat and orderly.

today I had to get directions over the phone, I hate doing that.

today I had to explain that Jason is phobic about marriage and thats why he hasnt asked me to marry him, I hate doing that too

today I had to buy last minute gifts, I hate doing that too, to me it is thoughless.

today I had to deal with being late, I hate being late. Did I mention that already??? oh yeah well I really hate it.

Um....there are more I hates, but I think that is enough therapy for today.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My thoughts on lights

Does anyone know Ashley Miller from Quincy Illinois? If you do, tell her about my blog, and tell her I want her to contact me....I miss my dear friend.
She is the only person who understands my thoughts on Christmas lights, and how some houses are decorated in a very White Trash manner.
We had the same taste in decor....especially in the Christmas realm.
Let me make a note.....if your house looks like what I am about to discribe, please don't be offended. It is my personal opinion. And yes, if I drive by your white trash decorations, I will probably think "oh WT". But don't change it because of me...I am sure that somethings I do is considered WT, I am just picky about Christmas lights....ha ha.
If your house has more lawn ornaments than the Christmas Aisle at Walmart
then you have WT lights

If your house has lights in a tree/bush that looks like a rainbow threw up on it,
then you have WT lights
If some of your lights blink and some don't and it isn't in a decorative manner
then you have WT lights
If someone can tell that the lights lining your house don't match, but you still have them strung like they do
then you have WT lights

If some of your lights are colored and some of them are white and you are hoping no one notices,

then you have WT lights

If your house looks like the Griswald

then you have WT lights

First White Trash found here.
Lawn Ornament overload found here.

Griswald pic found here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving Day...

I cook a mean Thanksgiving dinner, if I do say so myself. On my list was:

Mashed Potatos
Homemade Mac and Cheese (better known to the world as Macaroni Pie)
Cranberry Compote
Sweet Potatos
Corn on the cob
Homemade Fresh greenbeans
Watergate Salad (Green stuff, as it is known in our family)
Rolls (not from scratch)
Carrot Cake (from Scratch)

store bought pumpkin pie
store bought pecan pie

(and I think there was more, I just can't remember right this second)

And my mom brought ham
And my friend and her mom brough Veggie Tray, Fruit Tray and made a fruit dip to die for.

We had a yummy lunch, watched the cowboys win, and some of us (Shayda) took naps.

Again, this year, I did not take pictures. Last year I didn't have my camera, this year I wasn't talented enough to cook dinner, and be the photographer.

Is it bad, that it has been 5 days, and I still have a few Thanksgiving dishes to wash....yes, call me lazy.

I am thankful for many things in my life. The following only barely scrapes the surface of what I am thankful for:
My Family
My Friends
The love Jason has developed for me
My Relationship with Jason
Having a roof over my head
My Grandmother and her loving kindness.


I am thankful for having a blog that I can write my feelings, share my world, and document my days.

Thank you for reading!

Tammy Wynette Sour Cream Pound Cake

My boyfriend is a food-scrapbooker. He remembers his favorite people, time of year, or even moments with the food that was served.

For example, his Granny. She passed away two years ago, however her memory is held on strong by things she made, like her carrot cake (recipe and pic to come), and her pound cake.

I had to bug the people of Jason's family to get recipes so I cam make sure Jason is happy.

One of his favorite memories is drinking a glass of cold cold milk and eating a warm peice of Pound Cake. He would do this while chit chatting with his Granny late at night after he got off of work.

So here is the recipe, try it is extra yummy!

Tammy Wynette Sour Cream Pound Cake

Cream Together

1 cup butter

3 cup sugar

6 eggs (Incorporate each egg seperatly, making sure to mix each well before adding another egg)

In a spereate bowl sift together

3 cup flour

1/4 t. baking soda

1/4 t. salt

One cup at a time, add the dry ingredients to the wet. When fully combined add the following

1/2 pint sour cream

3 T. lemon extract (or if you don't want it lemony, add vanilla extract instead)

Bake at 325* for one hour
** Funny Story**
When I made the pound cake in this picture Jason was teasing Aaron and my Grandma, saying "you better not eat my pound cake" And so I was trying to let Jason down easy, telling him I didn't think it tasted any good. Aaron then says "Layla, it was soooo good, when I burp I taste it and I am like yummmm"
Gross. ha ha. At least he thought it was good.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Revisited and Recapped: Halloween 2008

Introducing my handmade abilities with Aaron and his Kissing Booth Costume....

With the costume, Aaron chased down some teenybops trick or treating in the same area. He says that he wasn't following them, but he sure did stay right on their heels. Every house they went to he did too, and he was way ahead of us most the night.

Aaron Delia and Alyssa finished with Trick or Treating.

Alyssa and Delia during the trick or treating
Jason playing with a wig.....can we say DRAG QUEEN.....

Don't I just look HOT!

My Jackson and Me

On Nov 19th
Jackson and I had a fun time together. He talked about lots of stuff.... like how milk makes him grow, how he didn't learn anything at school that day, and he didn't get to go to the big kid class, he also let me know about his baseball, his cousins, his trip to Colorado and Utah, and oh so much more.

Here is a picture map of our night after dinner....

Jackson took a bath, and when I told him he looked silly with a mohawk he told me "Whatever second-cousin" ha ha ha.

He is soo funny, he has his night routine down...he brushed his teeth, put his chapstick on (all three flavors) and took a sip of water, without me having to remind him anything...what a smart cookie.

After reading some books, he kissed me on my cheek, and when I tried to take a pic of him kissing me I snapped at the wrong time and always got him looking like he is trying to bite me. He thought that was the funniest thing.

And right before lights out, we played a little round of catch with his stuffed glove and ball.....