Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chocolate Birthday Highs!

Happy 9th Birthday to Braden! We actually got to celebrate his birthday party on his birthday, December 12, this year! We did this by hosting a birthday brunch at his Grandma's house! A birthday brunch? Yep, and it was delish! My MIL made Chocolate Gravy, Sausage Gravy, Hot Biscuits, Bacon, and Sausage! (She really outdid and overdid herself) Chocolate Gravy, you ask? What is that? Well, that was the main reason for this birthday brunch, you see, Braden has been bragging to his friends and teammates about this cuisine for quite a while and therefore we decided to introduce them to a little southern delicacy, and guess what- they loved it!
The birthday boy chowing down!
The guests chowing down, I do see one empty plate....shame on that boy!
The temps reached above freezing at a balmy 35 degrees, so the kids need to play outside ;)
The cake, didn't my friend Morgan do a great job?
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cookie Fun w/ Kaybrie & Her Bestie!

I can only tell it the way Kaybrie told her Daddy when he got home from work. "Daddy, Daddy, come look.... Mommy made cookies, then she put green icing on them and then me and Faith put lots of sprinkles on them!" She did not even try to take full credit for making them herself, LOL!

Here is Kaybrie putting her Sprinkles on...

...and Faith

...and here is the finished product! We had lots of fun, the girls were really afraid they were making a big mess with the sprinkles and I had to reassure them that it was no big deal, it was such a cute and fun project for the two year old girls!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WooHoo! BA's Danny Cahill Wins Season 8's Biggest Loser

Alright, alright so I have known for a little while that Danny was a finalist, okay September 22 to be exact, but had to keep it on the down low! Remember the boot camp I did this summer, or better yet remember the one I didn't complete due to breaking my ankle three days into it! Well my trainer/friend Miranda has been training Danny while he has been back home in Broken Arrow! How totally cool is that! Several of my friends have met him and say he is such an inspiration to be around. I mean really he lost 239lbs and is down to 191lbs, and now he has taken home the title of Season 8's Biggest Loser, I am inspired! So proud of you Danny! For those of you who haven't read or would like to re-read my story on Miranda go here! I am really hoping to do a follow up story on her journey w/ Danny soon!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Start It Out Right Sunday- Week 15

I know, I know you haven't seen a Start It Out Right Sunday in a looooong time.....Kind of sad when your own MeMe gets put on the backburner, but realistically when Sunday's are your only family day during football season, the last thing you want to be caught doing by your DH is blogging! So, I'm getting this one done on Monday morning and gonna backdate it, with a promise to my readers to start trying to continue them on Sunday's for now on!

After church we ran by Family Dollar to get Braden's party favors for next weekend. He picked out Bible word searches. I asked him, "Are you sure all of your friends are Christians?" I realized immediately WHAT I said to my son. Here he is expressing himself and his beliefs to his friends, a moment any mother should be proud of and here I was getting ready to hold him back over something as simple as a $1 party favor. I apologized to him immediately and told him how wrong I was.

How often do we do this in our daily walk with Christ? Do we question what we say or what we do as Christians for fear of it offending the "non-believer"? I for one this week am going to Start It Out Right by making an effort not to hold back, to let ALL see Jesus in me!

How do you participate in Start It Out Right Sunday's? Please email The 4-Crow's, you'll be added as a reader, then just play along! All you have to do is is grab the button, sign Mr. MckLinky, and share how you are going to Start It Out Right! It can be from the sermon at church, the diet you will start, the house you will clean, the amends you will make or just anything to Start It Out Right! I look forward to reading each week!