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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Step Four...

Bake it and viola' you're done!

Step Three...

Mix all of the ingredients together... (I would tell you what all the ingredients were, but then I'd have to kill you, sorry)

Then pour it all back into the pans.

Step Two...

Crumble the Cornbread...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Step One...

Ok, here is the first step in making the very famous Farrell Dressing. I have managed to make it 9 1/2 years without having to make this for Phillip, and now my time has come. Wish me luck!

Make the cornbread the day before. How does it look SyLesia?

Pan #1

Pan #2

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Knock, Knock.... Is Anybody Home?

YES! We went to the Pumpkin Patch today. Here are some pictures...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

With Liberty and Justice for All

*Disclaimer: This is NOT a political post!

My daughter, Savannah Grace, is well on her way to playing the role of Aunt Bethany in the movie Christmas Vacation. (give or take 75 years) If you don't know what I'm talking about watch the video below and then continue reading.

So, since she has started school she has not only been inundated with new information but she is also learning new pledges, mottoes and bible verses. She is learning the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star-Spangled Banner, the Pledge to the Bible and this past week they started doing weekly bible memory verses. Now I know that kids have a faster learning curve than us old folks but I have to admit that this seems like a lot to be "throwing" at them within the first 2 weeks of school, as exampled through the following:

We were in the car after school one day running some errands and this is how the conversation went:

Me: Savannah, how was your day today?

SG: Fine.

Me: Did you start learning a new Bible verse?

SG: Yes.

Me: Can you tell mommy what it is?

SG: (silence) hmmmmmmmmmm

Me: (So I started it for her hoping it would jog her memory) In the beginning...

SG: In the beginning (long pause)

Me: God

SG: (without skipping a beat) indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!

How cute is that? What are the funny things your kids say?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Seriously Disturbed

Ok, I had a life altering revelation the other day. I was driving around running some errands and minding my own business when I noticed a local Sara Lee truck making a delivery. The truck was painted completely white and the only markings on it were the Sara Lee logo, as pictured below, and the Sara Lee tag line, "Nobody does it like Sara Lee", right? WRONG!!!! I was in shock! They must have misprinted the tag line on the side of that truck! My whole life I thought that this particular jingle went, "Nobody does it like Sara Lee!" I have been wrong my whole life. The wording on the truck said, "Nobody DOESN'T like Sara Lee". What kind of grammar is that?!?! Not only is my tag line better, it uses better grammar! So, today I saw another truck with the SAME markings, so naturally the next place I went to investigate was Google and guess what I found? The truck didn't have a misprint. So 2 Sara Lee trucks and a Google search later I have been enlightened, and I wish I hadn't. Please, Sara Lee, reconsider your tagline!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Savannah's First School Project

This is the process we, as a family, went through to help Savannah Grace with her first school project. As we made the project we had to document it with pictures and put together a book that told and showed what all we did. The shadowbox is suppossed to be her classroom, the 2 tall paper dolls are her teachers, Mrs. Legare and Mrs. Riddle and the 3 short paper dolls are SG, Nathan and Ayoola (2 other students in her class). The point of the project was for SG to be able to use the shadowbox and paper dolls to show us what she does in her class each day. One of the pictures towards the bottom shows the front of her book that we did as a part of the project. Hope you enjoy the process through pictures.

Flowers in the Backyard

Just thought I's share some blooms in our backyard.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Week One Down

So Savannah Grace has completed her first full week of school and boy was it full of "firsts":

*First school project completed and taken in for show and tell
*First school picture taken
*First chapel service attended
*First fundraiser underway (want to buy something?)
*First time she had a bug taken off of her frog and had to sit in "time out"
*First time she didn't get to play during recess because she was talking in line (imagine that!)

All in all the week was great and I really couldn't ask for things to have gone better. Each day she came home with a smile on her face and a sticker on her calendar. (Each day you have a "good day" you get a sticker on your calendar) And at the end of the week she got 3 lollipops from the treasure chest! Phillip and I are SO proud of her! We love you Savannah Grace!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Savannah's First Day of School

God is SO good! I couldn't have asked for a better first day of school for Savannah Grace! She had a great morning and was chomping at the bit to get into her class. There were no tears, from her or me, and we quickly turned and left while she was distracted reading a book. I was so nervous for her and her teachers all morning and by 11:15 I was chomping at the bit to see how her day was. As her class came into the gym for parent pick-up I expected her to dart over to us. However, she stayed right in line with her class. She looked great, there were no tears, she didn't look sad or mad she looked like she had a good time. Her teacher said she had a good day and she's excited about going back tomorrow! Thank you to everyone out there that has been lifting us, and this transition, up in prayer, keep them coming.

*Side note: Savannah's teacher has been teaching 4K for 14 years now! That was a huge comfort for me to know. Her name is Mrs. Legare.