Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Mess

We went out for a drive the other night and were admiring all the christmas lights in our neighborhood. As we passed by a huge display of christmas lights Rylee exclaimed "That's just a big old christmas mess" and was she right. We appreciate everyone spending their christmas money on their light bill just for us to enjoy and I will not be posting a picture so that I will not offend a neighbor.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Super Easy Crockpot Peanut Cluster

This is one of the easiest reciepes I have ever made!

16 oz dry roasted peanuts salted
16 oz dry roasted peanuts unsalted
1 package semi sweet choc chips
1 4 oz bar German Chocolate
1 Package Almond Bark

Put all ingredients in a large crockpot and cook 3 hours on low. Do not remove lid to peek! Turn off and let cool for 15 minutes. Mix well and drop by tsp full on wax paper. This makes a lot!!!

Cool and enjoy!

Moms Famous Spinach

In a frying pan mix together
1 stick of butter
1/2 a red onion
8oz fresh mushrooms
handful of frozen corn
small jar of pimentos

Saute slowly

Add: 2lbs of frozen spinach (or fresh spinach)

Cover and let it cook down (stirring occasionally)

Add: 1tsp salt & 1tsp pepper, 1 package of cream cheese, 6 strips of cooked bacon

Stir - until cream cheese is melted then put in a baking pan add shredded cheddar to the top and bake at 350 until cheese is melted

**** My mom made this recipe after eating at a restaurant called "Abeulo's" and fell in love with their side spinach dish - this is her re-creation... and it is wonderful!

Kaitlyn turns 13

This post is a week late but very much needed. Kaitlyn Nicole Kirchner turned 13 on December 14th - Yes that makes 2 teenagers in our house now. Kaitlyn was such a wonderful baby, rarely cried and always had a smile for everyone. She loved to be held and she was so little and cute.... now 13 years later.... I have this beautiful, high energy girl that seems to always be making me either laugh or cry. She is an amazing artist, she can draw and she has such musical talent it is amazing since nether one of her parents are talented in these areas. She never takes the answer "No" and she always asks "Why". We are so much a like in so many ways that it seems we bump heads more than I like to. I hope that she knows that we want the very best for her and that we love her very much. I am so proud to be her mother and I want her to stay my little girl for as long as possible. She struggled while we were in El Paso and I think she is settling into Houston so much better.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sarah Macy Honshtein

We went right back to Fort Worth this past weekend, for Sarah's Baptism. We were so glad to be there - Ashley and Sarah have been best friends since they were born. We love the Honshtein Family so much and are so thankful to be able to call them friends!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Geo Caching