Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

So here's what we have to look forward to on Christmas Eve!!!!
Those silly DeVincentis Kids:

Or how about some Christmas Carols?

Love you all so much!
Dawn the silly little Christmas Elf

How about Nana and Papa???  Can Nana Bust a Move or What?? :)

Now that's some fancy footwork!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Movie

Thanksgiving Corn Casserole

Good Morning dearest loves! What a wonderful Thanksgiving we had yesterday. It was just so special this year and we have so many blessings just being family! Well, I've packed Chris' lunch and he's out the door to work... total bummer... I'm sure he'll be able to close the office early because it'll be quiet. Honestly though, I don't know if he'll even be hungry to eat the lunch I packed ... we're both still stuffed from yesterday! :)

For those that wanted it, here's the recipe to Aunt Noreen's Corn Casserole.
This is the amount I made yesterday, and I had cut the original recipe in half. SO this recipe will make one 9 x 13 cake pan.

1 stick butter
1/4 dry onion flakes
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 box seasoned croutons
1/2 parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp pepper
dash of salt
20 bag frozen corn
3 cups shredded cheese - I used cheddar

Melt butter, mix in dry onion flakes and mushrooms. Stir for 3 minutes.

Add croutons, parmesan cheese, milk & pepper. Stir well.

In large bowl mix corn, cheese and add stuffing mixture and dash of salt.

Put in casserole dish and top with a little cheese. Bake at 350 until hot.
I baked for an hour, 45 minutes would have been perfect. Also freezes well so you can make 1 smaller casserole and tuck one away for later.

I'm so glad you enjoyed. Truly, yesterday was a wonderful blessing. Looking forward to Christmas Eve and having us all together again, especially having Mark home to share in the love too!

Much love to all!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Safe Travels Aunt Jan!

We had a wonderful time on Friday night with everybody. Great family, great hosts (and hostesses), great pizza & salad! ;) All around a fantastic gathering! Aunt Jan, it was wonderful you were able to come for a visit, I only wish you were feeling better on Friday. I think maybe you just wanted to "Be like Mike" and drink Gatorade. LOL In all sincerity, I'm really glad come Saturday you were feeling better and that it wasn't something more serious. We hope you have safe travels back to Vegas!

We're having a difficult time believing summer is nearly over... I'm not sure where the heck it went, but I'm on the committee to bring it back... a.s.a.p! Chris is really enjoying his new office at Keefe. He's been welcomed with open arms and warmest hugs from agents he's been friends with for a very long time. He's finally on their team and part of the family. We couldn't have asked for a better blessing at this unique time!

Tay & Breezy, good luck with going back to school... we hope you both are excited to see your friends again and looking forward to what this school year brings!

Much love to all!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Food on a Stick, Animal Smells, Carnees...

Polly Want a Cracker???

Hello Everybody! It's wonderful to hear Aunt Jan got here safe & sound. And that Mark arrived in Texas safe and sound. Finally we have some summer weather up here to enjoy!!!! :)

Yesterday Chris & I just took a day off... we've been plugging away on our computers for hours on end, months on end and just needed a break. It was a beautiful, sunny day, so we opted to give State Fair all of our un-divided attention! It was GREAT!!!!

We saw baby lambs... and they are so cute. Saw the baby goats too... I still want a goat... someday I'll have my pet goat. We ate plenty of fried food and drank our "fair" share of fresh squeezed lemonade... you should see the refillable cups this year... they have a HUGE 64 oz. gallon size. Now that's crazy. Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to carry that around all day! We of course indulged in the required cream puff and opted to skip the chocolate covered bacon.

It really was a beautiful day. We could both act like kids and people watch. Lots of Laughs and absolutely no stress! It was bliss!

Hope you get a chance over the weekend to experience bliss... be thankful for what we have!

Love to all!