Saturday, November 29, 2008
I am incredibly grateful for you sister and I can't believe how talented you are. You have an incredible amount of love in your heart and I want to thank you for sharing it with me and the gang. You are the best sister in the world, even if you suck at painting toe nails. Love you.
Friday, November 28, 2008
The Turkey Bowl is one of the activities my gang looks forward to participating in at Uncle Perry's and Aunt Lori's. It rained and rained Thanksgiving morning so they played football in the mud.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am thankful for the generations of family that I have. Wishing my Mom and Dad were here. Happy Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Today I am thankful for my cousin Brandy. She is a great cook/baker/canner and she is funny too. She shared this yummy recipe with me and it was very popular at the Scentsy Open House on Saturday. Brandy just received some news regarding her health that has made her sad and I want you to know Brandy that I love you and you are in my prayers.
This is delicious served with Gingersnaps, Vanilla wafers, or Graham stix.
This makes a huge batch so feel free to 1/2 the recipe. You can also buy the pumpkin pie pumpkin that already has the spices added if you choose and omit the spices.
1 29 0z. can of pumpkin
4 80z. packages of Cream Cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Combine ingredients and mix with electric mixer until smooth. Refrigerate before serving. Yummy.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Justus dressed like an Egyptian 11 year-old for Temples and Tombs. This is a program that is shared each year by the 6th grade. They put alot of time and effort into this and they are so excited when they get to present the program.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Boy oh Boy, 9 days until the blessed day of Thanksgiving. Can't wait to make the Pistachio salad and stuffing! Can't wait to watch Justus look at Uncle Perry like he is the smartest man in the world. Can't wait to see my Mike standing in the AZ. sunshine with a 44 oz. Diet Coke in his hand and his Birks on his feet. Can't wait to see Tristan and Jordan play video games ALL day long. Can't wait to see Lori's face when she sees Cotton's facial hair. Can't wait to here what scary movies Jacob wants to see. Can't wait to see if Marci takes a bath for Thanksgiving, can't wait to hear Meigen say "meow mix". Can't wait to go to Sonic with my sister. Can't wait to hear Perry's dimented jokes. Can't wait to throw the soccer ball to Pookie. CAN'T WAIT!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I remember him always building something. I believe he hated me growing up simply because that is what big brothers do, but I'm sure he would have done anything for me if I needed him. Bless his heart having to grow up with 2 sisters.
When we were teenagers he would get up on a summer morning, turn on 'his' music as loud as it would go on the console stereo in the entryway and leave for work or where ever he was going and leave the music going, therefore I had to get out of bed and turn it off to be able to sleep. Our mother would have to buy us each our own separate box of Cap'n Crunch because Todd would get up early and eat the entire box of cereal. Yep, he hated me. At least he didn't tie me to the banister and leave me for dead like Mike did to his little sister.
To this day we do not communicate alot but I know he loves me and I love him. I am thankful for you brother.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Besides being thankful for my son there is one other thing in this photo that I was thankful for yesterday. The fuschia skirt and jacket that I wore yesterday to church is one of two outfits that fit me at this point in my life and I am not in a position to just go out and buy something because I want to, therefore I feel very thankful for fuschia!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
After being married for 2 weeks and having to make sure I didn't add to many humps to the two M's, I kinda missed my old last name and longed to only have to sign a last name with only 9 letters instead of 11 (those double M's seam equivalent to 4 letters).
Now, after being married for 17+ years and having the opportunity to share these years with Mike and raising our boys together, I simply love the last name of FITZSIMMONS.
Friday, November 7, 2008
My friend Carolee brought her daughter Kennedee to my house yesterday to get her hair colored and while Carolee was waiting she asked if I had some cookbooks she could look through, so I pulled out one that I purchased at the cute little white Gifford home which is an original homestead that is now a museum and a gift shop in Capitol Reef. I thought it would be a great souvenir to bring home and when I made a recipe from it I would remember what a fun time our family had together on that trip. Anywho, the recipes in this book I am sure are from sweet little sisters who actually settled the Fruita area in Capitol Reef because they use old-fashioned terminology like a yeast cake instead of 2T. of yeast, or add 2 cups of chopped turkey (thimble sized). I have never been instructed by a recipe book to cut turkey to the size of a thimble. Carolee and I giggled while she narrated these recipes out loud and I thought I would share one of these recipes with you.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I want to share this recipe for Cranberry Pecan Granola. This is yummy with milk warmed in the microwave for one minute, or in yogurt. Hope you like it.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I love my scrap/computer/sewing/Scentsy room! I am very grateful that I have a space to call my own and keep my stuff there. I spent a good part of the day yesterday cleaning this hole to get the results that you see on the screen. Some of my favorite things are kept in this room.
1.My Raggedy Ann & Andy that my sis made for me
2. My porcelain statue of a Mom and her son that my love Mike gave me for Christmas
3.My small portable antique sewing machine that my parents gave me
4.My ribbon collection
6.My pink G.E. retro radio that I inherited from my Great Aunt Dode (Part of the settlement, tee hee!)
7.A picture of my 3 sons at Strawberry in the fall leave grandeur
8.My bad ass Elna Quilter's Dream sewing machine
9.My ATG 700 tape gun
10.My stash of chocolate that not even Tristan can find.
'Tis a gift to have a scrap/computer/sewing/Scentsy room.
Monday, November 3, 2008
My Mom loves to quilt and she is always sharing with me and my sister her new quilting techniques. She is very talented and I love her.
My Dad is very talented with woodworking and my Mom, sister and I have beautiful pieces that he has made for us.
I have wonderful parents and I am grateful that they are mine!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I am blessed with parents who love me and have been great examples of sacrifice, love and sarcastic humor (thanks Dad).
I am blessed with a sister who is my best friend and I am always guaranteed to have a laugh when we visit.
I am blessed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I know I can turn to him and he will carry me if I need to be carried.
I am blessed with a sense of humor and we all know how important that is.
I AM BLESSED.