Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Saturday Adventure

On Saturday, I took the kids to The 40th Annual Maple Syrup Festival in Thurmont, MD. I is a small little festival, but was very informative on how maple syrup is made. Did you have any idea that it take 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup?? Also, be thankful that we do not fuel our cars with pure maple syrup...because we would ALL go broke since one gallon of pure maple syrup costs approximately $50. {whewww}

There were crafts for the kids to make. Hayley enjoyed the music and actually went up to sing Old MacDonald had a Farm with all the other kids. She was the cat...and made the cutest "meow" when it was her turn.

Then both Hayley and Brayden listened to the music

It was a BEAUTIFUL Saturday for the Festival {which was great since last weekend was such a WASH OUT!}

They had maple syrup, candies, and cream to purchase...and we left with one pint of
PURE Maple Syrup

{which cost me $10}
but well worth it on the waffles that DH made
for us on Sunday morning....yum yum

What an enjoyable day!!

We ended the day with homemade Chicken Pot Pie at Nanny's
with our wonderful family!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Getting to know you

The questions..

1. What year did you graduate high school? 1991

2. What part of your body do you neglect the most? my feet/toes...they are definitely in need of a pedicure!!

3. Beach house or Lake house? Lake house, although I love the beach too I would rather have a house right on a lake

4. Mac or PC? PC...only because I have never used a MAC

5. Did you wear braces? Yes I did...and I am very thankful that my parent's were able to get them for me :0)

6. If you could be one person for a day..living or deceased..who would you be? wow...this was a really hard one...but the only thing right now that comes to mind would be Oprah Winfrey...just because I would want her paycheck for the day!! :)

7. How many times have you moved in your life? Only 4 that I remember...but 3 since I have been married

8. Would you rather cook or clean? I would rather cook than clean...but of course I do both!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

FQF and Friday Follow

My Little Life

For the rules on how to join in FQF hop on over to Mama M!!!

. Have you ever had a celeb sighting?

I would have to say that NO...I have never just been out and "ran into" a celebrity...I live a sheltered life here in PA!! LOL

2. What temperature do you keep your house?

Wow...I don't really know...but I think about 70...no higher than 73 in the winter

3. Do you notice dust at other peoples homes?

Yes I do...I do not "look" for the dust...but if I see it I just think, "whew...I am not the only one with a dusty house!!" :)

4. What's the worst job you ever had?

When I was 15 or 16 I worked in a "sweat shop" with a lot of "older" woman. These woman sewed vests...remember the ones we all used to wear in the late 80s early 90s?? Well, of course when the vests were sewn...it was inside out. So, my job was to turn them right side in and use a pointed stick of some kind and make the points of the vest "perfect"...yeah tedious...and I probably got paid about $3/hr!!! It kept me out of trouble I guess...and also made me realize that i didn't want to work in a factory when I got out of school....so I guess it taught me something!!

5. What is your most sentimental possession?

When I graduated from Medical Secretarial school, my Nana gave me her mother's wedding ring, which is engraved with my great grandmother's and great grandfather's initials and the date they were married (in 1932). I never met my great grandmother since she passed away a few years before I was born...My father wore the ring on his dog tags when he was in Vietnam and I wore the ring on my wedding day. It is a very simple ring...but it meant a lot to me that my Nana gifted the ring to me.

Friday Follow

This is the 3rd Friday that I have joined Friday Follow hosted by hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!

It is A LOT of fun and I have met so many new bloggers!! So if you are interested in meeting new blogging friends and reading what they have to say....LINK UP...and here is how!

Here's how YOU can join the celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many blogs as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one - but you can follow each blog. Follow a few or follow them all.

The list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My sister, brother, and I this past weekend in Ocean City, MD.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yummy Friday dinner....and Friday Follow!!

Tonight I decided to make a new recipe that I found on a fellow blogging friend blog {Thanks Fiona!!} The recipe calls for Kielbasa...which I normally have Hillshire Farms smoked sausage or Kielbasa in my freezer at all times. Normally when I decide to make sausage or Kielbasa, I always make it with Kraft Deluxe macaroni and cheese {yummo!!} and stewed or diced tomatoes. Fiona's recipe looked very easy....and would put a new "twist" on sausage/Kielbasa.

Here is the recipe:
8 oz egg noodles, uncooked
1 lb Kielbasa cut up
1 onion sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can of milk
1 cup frozen peas or green beans ( I used green beans)
1/8 tsp. pepper

Cook Noodles according to package directions.

In a large skillet, cook kielbasa and onion. If it gets fatty - spoon off the fat.

Add the soup, stir. When incorporated, add the milk.

Add pepper and peas or green beans. Heat to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain noodles and add to skillet. Heat for another 2 minutes and BAM! Dinner. I think it took about 20 minutes and it was really tasty! Enjoy friends! inks post-comment-link">

This may not look all that appetizing on the plate...but it was a delicious variation for sausage!! I will definitely be making this again....thanks again Fiona!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day

Today at Hayley's school they are celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday!! A friend of mine made her this ADORABLE Dr. Seuss mask....isn't she just too cute {and look...her front tooth is finally coming in!! }

Enjoy your Day!!