Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Thought I would share a few pictures of our "pumpkin carving night" for Family home evening!I sure love this time of year.We had gone to Wheeler Farm to the Scarecrow festival,and the kids got to pick out their own pumpkin!The kids had a blast picking out what their pumpkin should look like and then creating their pumpkin. Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Twilight...the movie!!!

twilight movie by mynamesalyse.I am soooooooooooooo excited for this movie.(I'm sure I am not the only one!) I saw a preview for this movie last night for the first time(I don't watch many commercials so I don't know how long the t.v. has being showing previews for this movie)but what I want to know is who is going to the midnight showing and who is waiting till the next day or later to see it? For me I don't want to be exhausted when I see this movie so I will most likely be going the first showing of the first day! Sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mini James....

I found a small laptop in James's office the other day and asked him what it was being used for.He said it wasn't being used for anything. I thought great can we let Caston use it,since I have to fight Caston to use my computer. He said sure and thought he could start teaching Caston how to program computers and teach him other computer skills as well. In the past,whenever I have asked Caston what he would like to be when he grows up he always says he wants to work on computers like daddy. You should have seen the great big smile Caston had on his face when James told him he would let this laptop be his and to start teaching him how to use it.So every night they have been working on his laptop to get it up and running. It is so great to see the special bond they are forming through this opportunity that has come into light.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Time to start backing up your stuff

James here, posting on Maryann's blog, which was originally my blog, so I don't feel so bad. Just 'cause I didn't post anything for three years doesn't mean I wasn't planning on it.

Anyway, as the computer guy serving the family, extended family, neighborhood, friends, businesses and clients, I run into way too many people who don't back up their data. It's one of those things you don't often think about until you need it. In an instant you can lose many years worth of digital photos, music library, e-mail, documents and more. Due to recent events and as a reminder: Backup your stuff!

There are several ways to do it: copy everything to a USB stick or external drive, CD or DVD's, for example. But the most convenient way is to sign up for an online backup service. This takes the hassle out of it, and also copies everything off-site, just in case you had a theft or fire. So now it's time for a truly shameless plug - my company is now offering an easy online backup service for personal or business use. Check it out at As friends and family, if you like I will personally assist you with backing up your data, regardless of which method you choose.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Great New Blog I found...

Its called Thrifty Decor Chick. She just started recently,but has a ton of cute ideas to decorate your house for cheaper.On her front page right now,she has a ton of cute Halloween craft and decorating ideas! Check it out at

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Maddie and her baby.....

So we got this kitten back in July when it was only 6 weeks old. Ever since then Maddie has loved and babied this kitty. She carries the kitten around all the time. She dresses the kitty in her baby doll clothes and has even pretended to feed it with a doll baby bottle. The kitten just puts up with all the torture Maddie has inflicted on this poor cat. But what is so funny is the kitten adores Maddie. She always wants to sleep on Maddies bed with her. She will fall asleep in Maddie's arms. It's hilarious! I just love it and thought I would share some pictures of Maddie and her"baby". I am just wondering what happens when the kitty gets to big for Maddie to hold.=)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

I thought Mindy had a great idea about posting favorite recipes and ideas for these fun upcoming months.I wanted to share a recipe of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies that I make this time a year alot! They are delicious and so easy to make!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin
3/4 cinnamon chips ( you can usually find them at walmart this time of year)
3/4 semi sweet chocolate chips

Blend cake mix and pumpkin. Stir in chips. Scoop on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10min.Enjoy!

*if you can't find cinnamon chips or don't want to use them just use 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips.