Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bye Week

I googled it. It says it is correct: Bye Week but could be by week or it could be bi week. So you call it what you want but know I'm talking about the off week that the Chiefs didn't have to play because they were sitting second seed!

What what? or Woot woot if you prefer 😁.

So unfortunately Grady wound up back in the hospital due to his surgery before Christmas. Jared and hubby conjured up a scheme that we were going to go sit in his hospital room with him and watch the Dolphins Steelers game and the New York Green Bay game on Sunday, but he was able to "break out" on Saturday night so we changed our plans and decided to make lunch and go to their house to watch the games. One was at noon and the other at 3:30. The game plan was to make a day of it 😀.

The game plan for the meal (yes, I keep saying game plan, going with the scheme of the day....) was chicken wings because why not? Hubby made some of his "famous" salsa and the wings and carrots/celery and as a last minute thought, No Bake Cookies!

When we headed to the store, Jared asked if I knew how to make them. I really have only tried once and that was about 10 years ago or so, so after a friend from high school posted a recipe on Facebook I decided it was time to try my hand at making them. Let's just say it's a keeper of a recipe!

The wings we made, well there were multiples. Some were made with seasoning and baked, some were deep fried, some had wing sauce, some had Greek or Jerk seasoning. I couldn't keep it straight and I"m not sure which I preferred but I think it was the Greek. Let's just leave it at Oh My Gosh they were pretty darn good.

Now, ask me how much of the game I watched. Truth be told, I like football, especially the more I understand it but watching it on tv, I get side tracked a lot. And since the Chiefs weren't playing... good luck keeping my attention. Every so often I would but I wasn't sure which team to root for so I just had a hard time watching. When the Chiefs are on, I can keep my attention to a tv better and being at a stadium really keeps my attention. So there you have it. We play the Steelers on Sunday, I know that. Go Chiefs!

Tbug went out and played with the dogs some and we played in the house with them too. Playing in the house was more fun because it was chilly outside! 

And that was my day. How was yours?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Our New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve I woke up thinking about the Beer Cheese Fondue we had the year before. We didn't have any plans so I asked hubby if he'd be interested in doing that. He said sure. I also asked my parents, grandma, and mother-in-law. Low key and good food. We had to get up early the next morning so it was perfect for us. (and yes, I was in bed by like 10:30... I'm in my 30's 😉)

I also saw this on facebook and laughed. It's probably true...

The next morning we were headed to the lake for the New Year's Day Dive. I made Champagne cookies to toast in the New Year with.

That morning we headed to breakfast to discuss what else we wanted with our cheese fondue (that was just an appetizer). We went to IHOP and holy YUM! I got a dark chocolate pancake breakfast. OMG... the pancakes were awesome topped with chocolate sauce, peppermints, and whipped cream along side 4 pieces of bacon (yum), 2 scrambled eggs (yum), and hashbrowns.

We decided to go along with our Cheese fondue we'd have Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and mashed cauliflower (fixed up like mashed potatoes).

While it was low key, it was a lot of fun! We even had to bring out the Minnie Mouse tent and play hide and seek. I also got to chat through Facebook with a friend of mine I went to college with. It was a great New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas Day night - Go Chiefs

What did you do Christmas Day evening? If you wondered what we did... we went to a Chief's game. Why yes, we are just that crazy! Especially because the weather predictions called for 90-100% chance of rain and by golly, we got that. Every bit of it!

This year was our year to have Tbug for Christmas Eve through around noonish on Christmas Day. The game was a night game so we decided that since we'd be done with Christmas festivities, we'd just head up for the game. We are season ticket holders after all. Grady had open heart surgery the Monday before Christmas so he wasn't able to attend, so we "snagged" a couple of his tickets and took my nephew and mother-in-law up with us since we didn't go to the game the previous week that we had tickets for them to attend (too dang cold! I think the high that day was like 5-10˚... NO THANK YOU) and I refused to let Abug stay home on Christmas. She's young enough now, that she still gets in on our tickets (to sit on our lap).

Normally when we attend games we're there in time for the gates to open, but being Christmas and the fact we weren't tailgating we decided to go up a little later. DANG was traffic horrible around the stadium. I think it took us 15-30 minutes just to get from the gate into our parking gate. Wow! Then we sat and waited because we got there around 5:30 or so and the stadium didn't open until around 6:30 (give or take a few minutes).

Carlene and Dan met us up there and saved us a parking spot. Carlene saw on radar that there was a rainstorm headed our direction so she went to get into the stadium a little early. We waited a few minutes behind her, then started putting on our cold weather gear (it was in the 40's-50's but the rain added a damp feel). Just as I got Abug situated on my shoulders to take off through the parking lot, the rain came. We had her rain jacket on her, hubby got the rain slickers on Memaw and Dill pickle and eventually himself and I just got soaked. We couldn't pull Abug off my shoulders easily to get one on me and it was POURING. In fact, it was raining so hard I could hardly keep my eyes open.

Let's just say, the experience was interesting. We stood outside the gates for what seemed like forever. Abug refused to keep her hood up until her hair was soaked then she cried because her hair was wet but by this time we finally convinced her to put her hood up. We got inside the gates and I put Abug down to stand with hubby and ran to the bathroom. As I was walking by some lady looked directly at me and said, you're just ridiculous. I sure hope she was talking to the person she was with.... And then it continued to rain. I wrapped Abug in a huge warm blanket and sat on the ground with her until just the last minute to go out to our seats (one thing we've noticed is all the enclosed stadiums are in places that don't really need them for weather... like sunny California, Houston, Texas, etc....). Then we re-wrapped her in the blanket and put a rain slicker over her to keep her blanket warmer and dry.

But I would like to say that our Chiefs played well. We beat the Denver Broncos! Go Team!!! We beat them with a score of 33 to 10. Yeah buddy!

We left with about a minute and a half left on the play clock which was perfect. We were able to get out without sitting in a horrible amount of traffic. On our way home we stopped at the IHOP in Harrisonville and had dinner around midnight. Thank you to the employees who got stuck working on Christmas Day. You were excellent! I appreciate you!

Hubby and I made a deal, he would drive us out of the stadium to where we decided to eat and then I'd drive the rest of the way home. I was so tired driving home that I woke him up and made him talk to me. As long as someone was talking to me, even if it wasn't all coherent thoughts, I was at least awake. I also had a water bottle I was hitting against everything. That was a rough drive home. I was awake but oh so tired at the same time.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Birthday

How on Earth did you turn 14? I swear... it has happened overnight! Here we are on your birthday and I absolutely love to ask you these questions every year to see how your answers change. Happy Birthday baby girl!!

1. Why do you like being a kid? Because you have less responsibilities

2. What is your happiest memory? Spending time with my family.

3. What do you like to do for fun? Ride horses, play volleyball and basketball. Oh Scuba diving, hey, that's another one. 

4. What was the nicest thing you ever did for someone else? A girl at school was having a bad day and didn't have any friends so we let her sit with us at lunch.

5. What do you think you'll be doing 10 years from now? Vet School. 

6. What do you think your mom & dad do for jobs? Dad fixes computer monitors and stuff. Mom writes a couple blogs and works at the dive shop. 

7. What is the grossest thing you can imagine? A pie made of cow and dog poop. 

8. What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Ride horses. 

9. What is your favorite color? Blue

10. What is your favorite toy? I don't know. 

11. What is your favorite fruit? Peaches. 

12. What is your favorite tv show? Terranova

13. What is your favorite food? Steak 

14. What is your favorite outfit? Jeans, T-shirt, and boots.

15. What is your favorite game? What are the odds? 

16. What is your favorite snack? BBQ Chips 

17. What is your favorite animal? Either a dog or a horse or I like lions. 

18. What is your favorite song? I'm already there by Lonestar

19. What is your favorite book? Marley and Me by John Grogan

20. Who is your best friend? There's 2, can it be Lucy and Ginger (they're twins) 

21. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with the dogs. 

22. What is your favorite drink? Coke

23. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

24. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? A blanket and some stuffed animals.

25. What do you want to be when you grow up? A Vet

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Newest Hobby

This Christmas season I've been putting my new found hobby to good practice. I've made quite a few different plates of Sugar Cookies for many different people and many different reasons. We had a friend who was in Ft. Worth we took some too. I made some for an auction. I made some for cookie plates that we delivery yearly.

I've found a new found fun hobby. I'd like to get better and I challenged myself the other night. So Cheers to a New Year. Happy 2017!

p.s. They're Champagne glasses in case you couldn't tell.... 😜.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night....

Ah, the joys of Christmas are over. I know I complain a lot about January, but I really just don't care for January. Tbug on the other hand does because her birthday is that month, although once upon a time I asked her if we could celebrate her bday in June. She looked at me like I killed her puppy. She was like 7. Then... last year, she asked me if she could celebrate her birthday with us in June. I told her NO. She asked why and I laughed and told her about this 7 year old who was offended I even mentioned such a thing. We all got a good laugh.

But that was just a side note... the real reason for the post is Christmas. And here is the calm before the fury... or something like that. Right now hubby, the girls, and I are living with my parents until we decide our next move after selling our house this late summer/early fall. We decided we were going to set our Christmas tree up in our little living room and we were going to open our presents just as a family Christmas morning (since Tbug was with us Christmas Eve through Christmas Day).

That morning we woke the girls up and downstairs we went. And guess who had visited..... SANTA!!!!

Then we proceeded to open presents up one at a time and see what everyone got. I 3 more Mr. and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers to add to my collection. Hubby said one set even came from Hong Kong.

Tbug got tickled when she saw the diaper box. It was actually a Chiefs blanket that she said put the one at her mom's house to shame... lol. I have no clue... just what she said.

Now hubby's Kitchen Aid glass mixer bowl.... I debated and debated on what to get him and decided on this. I found it on Amazon at one point but wasn't sure so just left it in my cart for later thoughts. Then I went back 2 days later and it went up in price. I decided to go ahead and purchase it. The very next day, hubby knew I was struggling with what I wanted to get him so he was on Amazon and stumbled across this and went on and on about how I could get him this for his mixer. I had to put my poker face on, which I really don't have, and just go with the flow because it was already on its way to our house. The other item I debated getting him, which I did get him, was a casserole Crock Pot dish.

And then this thing. Last year Deb got her family each one and hubby went on and on about how much he wanted on. I actually got him this and had it since sometime in November.

Tbug was unwilling to tell us anything she wanted for Christmas this year. While we were in Ft. Worth I threatened her (not really, I just told her there were a lot of people looking and she needed to tell us, price was no option. We'd be the ones to decide if price was a problem) to tell us things she wanted. All she'd say was jeans... oh and then in Ft. Worth, this jacket. I think she was shocked to get this jacket, especially since the day before mom had gotten her one similar and so she never saw this one coming.

My Muck boots are cold, especially in cold weather so hubby got me some warmer ones.

Tbug got jeans. She mentioned though these might be her faves....

Abug always told Santa she wanted toys. This happened to be the year she got a lot of Frozen toys, but also Mickey/Minnie Mouse and some Breyer model type toys (horses/farm equipment). 

And then my big present. I was in shock and hubby said that I actually had a go to hell look on my face at one point. ha! No seriously, I was just in total shock and awe that he got this for me. My very own professional series cookware.

After we finished opening presents, we got dressed and headed down to my Grandma's house for breakfast and presents with her and UJ and Renee. This was a seriously cool gift. Read the next picture (box lid).

So we were sitting on the couch at Grandma's house. I was trying to get Tbug to take goofy pictures with me but every goofy face I made was met with her smiling. <sigh>

Then we went back to our house, cooked lunch, and Grandma came up to eat with us. When we left, she was snoozing with mom and dad watching a movie and we were headed to the Chiefs game. Yes, a Chiefs game on Christmas Day! Plus we had to play with new gadgets while cooking. Hubby tried out some of his Kitchen Aid attachments mom/dad and AC/UB got him and of course his glass mixing bowl while I tried out some of my new pots/pans.

And while I was cooking/Hubby was playing, Abug was playing with all her new toys. At one point she was singing Frozen "Let it Go" while laying on the floor. I laughed when I looked down and saw this sight.


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