Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day...preschool style

We celebrated Mom's Day today at preschool. The kids made many things for their moms, &
their snacks were butterflies made of grapes and goldfish. The kids had a lot of fun spoiling their moms! On a side note, a couple preschoolers surprised me with a teacher appreciation gift. "My kids" really are the best preschoolers!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nephew's Night

My husband's aunt started Nephew's Night last year in an attempt to bring/keep her nephews, sons and daughter closer. I love going as it is a chance to chill and catch up. The "kids" range in age from 42 to 22. Some just had babies, some are preparing to have babies and some are preparing for weddings. We are on the older (okay....the oldest) of the range, so we get to relive all those experiences with the youngers! Well, we brought dessert. I made some Strawberry Colada Cupcakes from my Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes. They were yummy!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy Anniversary to the Hubster

This anniversary came and went faster than we could find the time to celebrate! I'm still anticipating a nice dinner out, but we did exchange gifts. I received a super cool Keurig latte maker! I have been eyeing this baby for several months!  I was waiting for the email from Keurig to say it was available for purchase, but ol' smarty found it for sale on 

Scott received a Scavenger Hunt full of gifts and surprises. He had ten clues. Once he figured out the clue (only yes or no answers from me) he had to drive to the spot to answer a question and receive a gift. At the end he received a homemade gift. I made a song by choosing 1 meaningful (to us) line from each of the Top 50 Love Songs (compiled by Billboard). We had a nice time doing it together! Now....I'm going to go make myself a latte! ;-)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

the er's of Ocean City

We were able to sneak away for a few days and "go down da ocean, hon" and whenever we do go, we have to make sure we fit in the three er's.  That would be Thrasher's, Fisher's and of course Dumser's. We even had back to back days of fries and ice cream, just cause we could! The weather was a little chilly, but we still had plenty of sunshine.  We had breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots, Happy Jack and we tried a new-to-us restaurant, Sunset Grille, which proved to be not only tasty, but a bargain for a family of 5!  It was a very nice few days away!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Good Friday, friends!

I am immensely grateful to my Lord, Jesus, for the painful death he endured to free me from the bondage of sin. As it was on this day that he was beaten and hung to the cross...all for you and me. Thank you Jesus! As I have said before, I will spend each and every day working to repay you! I would like to share this Pinterest inspired painting that my daughter Alex made for me. Have a great Easter weekend y'all!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Banana-Coffee Caramel-Filled Cupcakes

Have I got your attention? Yummmm. One word to describe these scrumptious cupcakes I made. These little bits of Heaven got a thumbs up from everyone who tried them! If you'd like to make some of your own, head on over to:

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Heeelllloooo! I'm back!

Wow. It's been way.too.long! I can't believe I haven't written in over a year. Almost a year and a half. I've been busy, living with teenagers, but that's no excuse! Well, I've been doing a lot of baking lately. And crafting. I used to blog about thoughts and such. But, now I'm going to start blogging about my everyday life. Maybe that will get me on more often. I'm also going to be showcasing some of my daughter Alex's art and photography. So, to quote a famous mouse we love, I'll see ya real soon....