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Friday, August 28, 2009

Go Cards!

Greg with his students
Cause we don't have ANY Game pics together... ;)

A, not so happy new little fan!

My Grandma Ad, Mom, and I

Wednesday my brother in law Greg lead some of his students in the singing of Take me out to the ball game, so we all got tickets to go watch and cheer him on. My grandparents from out of town also came in to go and it was my dads birthday, so an eventful week!

The game was my nephew Bennett's first Cards game, of many I'm sure, he didn't like it so much this first time, loud noises, lots of people, and he was tired...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chocolate, Yummy!

I got this email today and thought it was pretty neat!

Your age by CHOCOLATE...

I am not sure how or why this works but it does! Something fun to play with for a minute or two.


Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know!

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! Work this out as you read...

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 54. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ..If you haven't, add 1758.

6.. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Future me!

I just did this and I think it is pretty neat, sometimes it is fun to go back and read old notes and things to see how times have changed, I set mine to deliver Aug 20th, 2015!
I was going to share what I wrote on here but decided to keep it private.

Compose a little note to the person you know best (yourself) and the website will send it back to you as late as 2037.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Luke and I try to save money when we can, especially this year! We both have our weaknesses, me and my purses, and him well anything sports or outdoor related, But we both try to bring our lunches to work to save money, we probably bring our lunch 4 out of 5 days of the week which I think is pretty good, If we ate out those four days and spent $5 on lunch it would be another $1040 A PERSON!

Anyway, when we don't have leftovers I sometimes bring a lean cuisine meal... Today I had one and it was not good: Roasted Garlic Chicken, This was surprising since I love garlic and chicken! The chicken was in the gravy looking sauce and was all mushy, the Parmesan spinach was OK, but lets just say I am still hungry!

Some lean cuisines that I LOVE are:

Ginger Garlic Stir fry with chicken

Sesame Stir fry with chicken: And Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Maybe I should stick with their Asian Stir Fry dishes so I am not still hungry like today

What goes around comes around

I am a big believer of what goes around comes around... and I liked this little story
You Reap What You Sow
The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.

"Leave me alone," he growled... To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows.
"Are you hungry?" she asked.
"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president... Now go away."
The woman's smile became even broader.

Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.. "What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..
"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"
The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"
"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."
"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up."Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything.."
"This is a good deal for you, Jack," the officer answered. "Don't blow it." Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.
The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. "What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"
"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.
"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business."
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place"

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."
"And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"
"What business is that of yours?"
I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."
The woman smiled again.. "I thought that might make a difference."
She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a laugh. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"
"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."
"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"
"Yes, ma'am. That would be very nice."
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel. "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."
The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.
"That was not my intent... Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.
"Jack, do you remember me?"
Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."
"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."
"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.
"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment.. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."
Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."
"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right."
"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.
"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office."
She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always open to you."There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he asked..
"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. He led me to you."
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways.. "Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And... And thank you for the coffee."

Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always and don't forget that when you "cast your bread upon the waters," you never know how it will be returned to you. God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Here's whats for dinner tonight at the Wilson house, we will grill the pork, and have a side of fresh green beans...

Luke loves his horseradish, yummy!

Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce
From Cooking for 2
"This delicious match receives rave reviews each time I make them and I've shared the recipes with numerous fans," writes Ann Berger Osowski from Orange City, Florida. "They're very versatile; the pork can be served hot or cold and the sauce can also be used as a zesty dip for fresh veggies."
15 min.
30 min.
45 min.
1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/8 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Dash salt and pepper
In a small bowl, combine the steak seasoning, rosemary and thyme; rub over meat. Using the point of a sharp knife, make eight slits in the tenderloin. Insert garlic into slits. Place meat on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with vinegar and oil. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients; chill until serving. Serve with pork. Yield: 2 servings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This past weekend Luke and I took a little road trip to Columbia Missouri,

to visit one of our best friends!

We had a really great time relaxing, catching up and hanging out with her and her family.