Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Deer...The Other Other White Meat

if you were driving by our house and saw this what would you think?

Maybe that we were witches and boiling a deer head for some ritual?Or maybe that we are just going to enjoy some deer stew. Well, neither of those are correct.

You should see the looks we got as people drove by. You should have smelled it! Oh my! It was horrendous!

The point of all this was to boil all of the face off: skin, tissue, muscle, brains (yeah I know brains), everything so that you can hang the poor little animal up as a trophy and just have his antlers and skull. This wasn't even Cody's!

I am going to post some Christmas pics and our Christmas card tomorrow. I can't wait for Christmas to be here!

Jolly Day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

9 Months on the Outside

My baby boy is 9 months old today! It seems like yesterday I was 9 months pregnant with him. How time does fly! No make that warp! I can't believe he is already that old. In 3 short months we will be celebrating his first birthday! I just can't believe it! He is crawling everywhere, has 6 teeth and he is a BIG momma's boy! He is such a happy baby, very shy, and nothing like his big bro! It is amazing to me how baby's grow and how God makes each and every one of them.

I went to Tammy's house yesterday and she did his 9 month pics. From what I saw they are awesome!! Hope everyone has a great day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mini Michelangelo's

Briggs LOVEs to paint, so I thought what better than to get a Christmas present and let Briggs have a little fun too! There is a little studio in Amarillo called Brush With Art and you pick out different ceramic pieces that you can paint and then they glaze and fire it for you. We have been there several times and made a variety of things.

Cody and Briggs love to eat popcorn. That is their "thing" at night while watching a movie, so Briggs painted a popcorn bowl (Grady helped a little too) for Cody. I also thought Santa needed something cute to eat his cookies off of so we made him a cookie plate. They both turned out really cute. I was going to wait until Christmas to give Cody the bowl but with all of the Christmas specials on at night, they are eating a lot of popcorn so we let hime open it early.

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! I am so excited to see the boys open their gifts! Hope you all have your shopping done!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Expen$ive Weekend

No, we did not make any big purchases this weekend. I got nothing to show for this, EXCEPT a pretty little dent in my car!!!!! I could kick myself!! Don't you hate it when you do stuff like that? I hit a brick light post. I know. Dumb. But that's not all of it, okay. Cody went hunting Saturday and got a ticket from the game warden! If any of you know Cody you would know that he is a stickler for rules, seriously, he is. He shot a deer about 3 weeks ago if you recall, and apparently he forgot to write the county in which he shot the deer on his license. Yup that's it, that is what the ticket was for. I know. Dumb. The ticket could be anywhere from 25$-500$! Yikes! I would take a picture of my car but my camera is dead and I am sure the insurance company will get plenty of pictures. Well, Bye for now I have to go call our insurance agency.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside.....

So we stayed in today. I think we only have cold weather in the forecast for the next few days. Briggs gets cabin fever REALLY easy so this cold weather may be a bit of a challenge. I made a pot of stew for supper and some corn muffins which went great with the cold weather, now we are just going to get on the couch keep our toes warm and enjoy the rest of this brisk December evening.