Thursday, November 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I really enjoyed watching these gray clouds, as they moved over those beautiful, white fluffy clouds!
I think this one is my favorite!

Please hop on over to SkyWatch Friday and take a look at more beautiful skies all over the world.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One More Recipe...

I will be trying one more new recipe for Thanksgiving, so I thought I would share it. Click here for the recipe for Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese. I already have a big block of (yellow) cheddar cheese on hand, so I will be using that instead of white cheddar, but I'm sure it will still be yummy.

I'm looking for a good baked macaroni and cheese recipe, so if any of you have one and would like to share it with me, I would appreciate it. I will be sure and let you know if this recipe turns out to be a winner!

This is my menu for Thanksgiving:

Roasted Butter Herb Turkey
Stuffing
Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese
Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli with Sour Cream
Sweet White frozen corn
Cranberry Sauce
Olives
Deviled Eggs
Vegetable Tray with dip
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Cheese Cake

Mmm, mmm, this is going to be quite the feast! Wish you all could come and eat with us!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipes!

Just thought I'd share the mashed potato recipe that I will be cooking with our Thanksgiving meal. I saw it on the Tyler Ultimate show, while I was sick on the couch and even with my stomach bug, I said, "Hey those look like they would really be good!" So I asked Andy to bring me a pen and piece of paper and I jotted down the ingredients. That was the only thing I accomplished, while glued to that couch for days. lol

Anyway, here is the link to the video where you can actually watch him as he cooks them.
Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes

And here is a link to the Recipe.

I can't wait to try them!!! If any of you try them, please let me know if you liked them. :)

As for the turkey, I'm still trying to decide on the recipe, but I think this one will be it Roasted Butter Herb Turkey My sister used this recipe the last couple of years and she said it is so moist and delicious! I will have one alteration though.....I will drape peppered bacon over the whole bird. I do this when I make turkey breast and oh yumm, not only does it flavor it so well, but it also makes it moist too.

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome Heidi Elyse Davidson ~ born 11-03-09

Jim, Mandy, Cadence and Heidi Elyse! Cadence cracked me up when she stuck her tongue out. What a beautiful family! (click on pictures to enlarge)
Heidi Elyse: 8pds and 21 inches long
Doing what babies do.........Eat!
So precious!
Here she is happy and content and ready for a nap after filling her tummy!
Cadence crawled up in Heidi's crib, so of course I had to get some shots of her!
So cute!
Cadence doing what little girls do.........Monkey around!
I love this picture!
Cheese!
She is such a pretty little thing and I'm so excited to finally get some good shots of her. I've tried before, but she just doesn't sit still, so they're always blurry from her constantly moving. Whew! I finally captured her!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday ~ Sunrise

Today I'm sharing my favorite shots of this beautiful sunrise. I think I'm getting better at using manual mode....it's been fun practicing! ***(click on picture to enlarge) I love the bird flying over the cloud!
Canon Rebel XSi, Focal length 250.0 mm, Manual mode, Aperture f/22 + Shutter speed 1/500 + ISO 200
Aperture f/22, + Shutter sp 1/800 + ISO 200

Aperture f/22 + Shutter sp 1/3200 + ISO 200


Aperture f/22 + Shutter sp 1/4000 + ISO 100


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More Sunrise Pics!

These are just some more of my favorites! Oh and by the way, I forgot to mention in my previous post that these pics are straight out of the camera and have not been edited in photo shop.

Aperture f/22 + Shutter speed 1/200 + ISO 100 I love this shot!
I know I already posted a pic similar to this one, but I think the composition in this one is a little better. There were 2 jets that ruined a couple of my pictures that morning. (click picture to enlarge)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunrise Sneak Preview!

This is just a sneak preview of some of the sunrise pics I took Nov. 14th. I really didn't want to post them until this Friday for SkyWatch friday, but I just couldn't stand it, so I decided to post some now. Don't worry, I saved the best ones for SWF, so sorry you have to wait to see them!
***click on the pictures to enlarge!





I love how this jet ruined my picture! (click on picture to enlarge)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Worship and Praise Sunday ~ One Life To Love

***(don't forget to pause my music player in the right sidebar, before playing the video)

Today I'm sharing One Life To Love by 33 Miles!

This isn't exactly a worship song, but it's one of my favorites and it has a strong message that I think all of us need to be reminded of. "You only get just one time around, You only get one shot at this, Once chance to find out, The one thing that you don't wanna miss!" I always get choked up when I listen to this song because of the man who is dying and the woman who leaves her children.....it just breaks my heart. We only get "One ride, One try, One life.....to LOVE!"

Please hop on over to my friend Brittany's blog at SweetNothings, where she is hosting Worship and Praise Sunday and you can listen to more great songs. There you will also find instructions, if you would like to link up, to add your song/video.

If you would like to listen to all of the Worship and Praise videos I have shared thus far......scroll down to LABELS in my right sidebar and simply click on Worship and Praise Sunday or just click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Skywatch Friday ~ A Drive On The Beach!




I've wanted to join SkyWatch Friday for some time now and I decided that today is the day! I'm not exactly sure if I'm supposed to post more than one picture or not, so please someone correct me, if I should only post one.

My husband and I took a drive on the beach recently and it was so beautiful that I just had to stop and take some pictures. The sky was lovely and the clouds were so cool in the last photo.

Please hop on over to SkyWatch Friday and take a look at beautiful skies all over the world.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jumpin' Grasshoppers!

We had hundreds of these grasshoppers jumpin' all over our yard this past summer, so of course you know, I just had to get some pics of them!
Love those little "bug eyes!"
They're fast little creatures, so it was a challenge to get some good shots. Unfortunately, they're just not into photo shoots!
But the biggest problem was this here "Camouflage Kitty" hiding out in the weeds. Do you see her? She looks like a sweet kitty doesn't she? HA! I think those poor little grasshoppers felt like they were in a Godzilla movie or something. Here they were....minding their own business.....and then.....Giant Godzilla Kitty would pounce on them and have them for lunch! Made it very difficult to take pictures....just as I would point my camera toward one, she would jump on it. I tell you, I felt like an accomplice to murder. It was so sad! *sniffle* Just so you know, I tried to fight off Godzilla Kitty the best I could and I saved many of their little lives. Hooray! Godzilla Kitty has been conquered!!!
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