Good Morning my Lovelies!!!! LOL8:12 AM
I don't know but for some reason when I said that it sounded like it came out of a horror movie or something......"GOOD MORNING MY LOVELIES" *insert dramatic scary music* See?!?!?! LOL
Anyway, come on in, I have some more of that wonderful Caramel Truffle coffee. Oh Susanne asked me what brand it is, it's Millstone, and it's one of those small little packs that are only good enough for 2 pots (if you're lucky). You know the ones, the little packs that tempt you with such goodness only to leave you crying because you don't have near enough coffee to last you for the whole week??? LOL
See the picture above??? That's my new profile pic for the holidays, what do you think??? I mean, I was at the BX yesterday and saw a collection of Christmas coffee mugs....yeah like I'm going to let THAT go. Since I absolutely LOVE snowmen, I quickly grabbed this mug which is perfect for my morning coffee and, the best part??? It was only a dollar!!! *GASP*
By the way, that chipper face is only after two cups of coffee, because when I first get up, THIS Is the face you'll see (don't I look happy to be awake?) LOL
So before I got on, I want you all to stop right now, and run over to my dear friend Bev's blog, she posted her Holiday Traditions. Run on and go see it, but don't forget about me though, come right back ok???
Ok so yesterday we went to Jasmine's school for a Veteran's Day Celebration. It's always one of those *lump in the throat* things for me. It started with the Posting of Colors, which to me is just such a beautiful display, and if you've never had the chance to witness it in person you don't know what you're missing. The pride and Patriotism shown by the men involved just radiates from them. Again, another *lump in the throat* moment, and I'm not even American...but my kids and husband are and that is more than enough for me, I do love this country as if it were my own :)
After that, the school principal talked for a bit and then introduced the Mayor of Mountain Home, Idaho. He talked for a bit too, he is also a Veteran and then he asked the kids if any of them knew what a Veteran was, to which a little girl replied "Yes, it's someone who's gone to war and lived". LOL Obviously we all laughed at that, because the Mayor quickly replied "well yes, that's the kind of veteran I'm glad I am". LOL
The kids then sang The Star Spangled Banner, and let me tell you, I've heard it sung on TV and during games etc, but hearing the little ones singing it, knowing that they are military brats and singing for their country and their Active Duty parents, was just mind blowing. It was beautiful to say the least.
There was also a minute of silence for the troops as well as a Plaque awarded to a Widow of a Veteran who has donated the Flag that hangs in the School Gym. It was such a beautiful, short ceremony, lots of men and women in uniform present. It ended with the little ones singing the Air Force Song....just perfect :) I was only able to catch a little of their singing, we were seated in a bad spot, I couldn't see anything....Aaagggh!!!
And my camera video is not that great either...sorry!!!
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
Love how the kids get into it LOL
So that was how we spent the afternoon, it was short, it was sweet and it was beautiful. Remember that today is Veteran's Day, and say a little prayer for all the men and woman of the Armed Forces, those who are still here fighting for our country and those who have passed on.
Well last night I put Nicholas to bed and then I was upstairs in my bedroom watching TV. Remember I told you that hubby and I have come up with this routine where, I get an hour to myself each night, while he spends time with the kids. It works great because not only do I get some time to relax, take a bath or read or watch a show, and he also gets to be with the kids after working all day.
Anyway, I'm upstairs and I start hearing all this noise in the kitchen, so I come walking down and find my husband cleaning. YEAH, cleaning, now he didn't just do the dishes, this wonderful man of mine, did the dishes, cleaned all the countertops, pulled out the refrigerator and cleaned behind there and on top, cleaned the stove, the sinks, reorganized some cabinets and drawers (his junk ones), swept, mopped and then vacuumed the living room. Ummmmm....what the heck is going on?!?!?! LOL
To which he replied "nothing, I'm bored and since I'm working nights and have to be up all night anyway, I decided to help you out a little". God Bless this wonderful man!!!
I woke up this morning to a spotless downstairs, now how many times can we say that about our husbands???
Yes I know this post is getting kinda long, but I still have so much to say....here let me top off our coffee cups. I forgot to tell you that I have Krispi Kreme donuts and bagels, and I also have some Banana Nut Muffins if you're interested. Just help yourselves! Mi Casa es tu Casa thing you know??? LOL
If you haven't gone by my food blog yet, I've posted the recipe for the Monterey Chicken and the Hay and Straw, they're both really good and easy to make. I'll be posting some more today though, so watch for those.
You know what my latest craving is??? And don't laugh because if you do, I'm going to have to come looking for you lol.....you ready??? BEANS AND WIENERS!!!! Told you not to laugh, but seriously, I'm loving these, see Nicholas likes them and sometimes wants it for lunch, but when he doesn't finish them I do what any other mom does, you know, the eat off their plates thing??? I tried them once and now I can't get enough, I actually sit there waiting for him to be done, and one day I was so desperate to have some that I did the unthinkable....I bribed him with something else so he would leave me some LOL *GASP* the shock!!!
So if ever any of your Beans And Wieners go missing, it was me, just letting you know so you won't be surprised to find me with a little kid size tub in my hands. While I was thinking about this I realized that there really are a few things that I couldn't live without, feel free to share yours, I don't want to sound nutty all on my own LOL
Beans and Wieners
Barb's Breakfast Burritos
These Onion Chips...I'm drooling just thinking of them
Fast Break Candy Bar
Ok that's just a few, I'm starting to realize that I really do have way too many.
Well my friends, the time has come, Jasmine is home today and the kids are already fighting, something about "she's looking at me" and "I'm the owner, you're the puppy...no I'M the puppy, I WANT TO BE THE PUPPY"....*sigh*
Have a wonderful friday, I'll see you all tomorrow morning with my Five Senses Saturday post. If anyone wants to take a crack at it, let me know and maybe I'll put up a Mr Linky....maybe, I'm not promising anything because then I'll end up having just me and Mr linky at the party, pretty boring if you ask me LOL
It's friday which means Homemade Pizza. If you've never tried my Pizza Dough, you don't know what you're missing, I'm not trying to brag at all, I'm not like that....but really, if you like fluffy wonderful thick dough, you need to go try it :)
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