Sunday, January 27, 2008

Update on our exciting lives :)

We went to Tony's brother's house last night for dinner, had a Great dinner :) spaghetti and garlic bread, and we took 'Cookie Salad" for dessert. That dessert is one that I got the recipe from my Mom about 17 years ago, I think, and everyone Loves it!

"Famous Cookie Salad"

1-5.1 oz. pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding

2 cups buttermilk

8 oz. Cool Whip

1 pkg. Striped Shortbread cookies (broken up)

2 small cans (or one large can) drained Mandarin oranges.

Mix the Instant pudding mix with the 2 cups of buttermilk(instead of regular milk) and the Cool Whip. Break up the striped shortbread cookies and mix in. (or, as I refer to this operation,lol....'smush' the cookies) Mix in drained mandarin oranges.

(I usually mix it up the day before I need it, to let it 'set' in the frig. very YUM! :)


Tony's brother and his family have a  Wii  ! Yay :)  So, I was able to kick butt in Bowling:) even though everyone always makes fun of the way I throw the ball. I SO want a Wii!!

We also took April's  Tri Bond game that she got from Tracy and Adam for Christmas, and had a lot of fun playing that,too :)


Yesterday was a trip,LOL, it was just So typical of what life around here is like. I was on the computer, trying to finish a blog post over on my Mail Call blog, and it took me forever,because of the goofy people I live with :)

To attempt to describe it? Tony was watching something on TV, and I was on the computer, and we'd told April that she Had to clean her room,no more procrastinating!lol. (hmmm...procrastinating, wonder where she gets That from, any ideas,Mom? :)

So, someone at church had given April a bag of hand-me-downs for her to see if she wanted anything, and suddenly she starts coming upstairs while she's trying them on, to ask us what we think. It went something like this.....

April (coming upstairs from her room) "How do you think this looks?"

Me"that looks good,I like that shirt,it looks cute on you."

April "Dad,what do you think?"

Tony "Yes, that looks nice."

April (coming upstairs from her room) "do you think this looks ok?"

Me "no, I think that shirt is too tight."

April(coming upstairs from her room) "how does this skirt look?"

Me "that looks cute"

Tony "No, it looks too long...maybe you could shorten it?"

Me "you're actually telling your daughter to wear a Shorter skirt??"

April "how would you do that?"

Me "you'd hem it up."

Tony and April, looking at me in astonishment "You Know how to do That??"

Me "guys....I Do know how to do some things, even if I'm not a very good cook! yes, I know how to hem a skirt,for pete's sake, I took Home Ec, after all!"

Tony "I didn't know you could sew!"

and so it went, with April 'modeling' several more variations of outfits, and we got into a discussion of 'oh, That would look cute, if you wore it on your trip to Hawaii" etc.etc. and then all of a sudden, about the 8th time April came upstairs? Tony said to her,

"Hey! Aren't you supposed to be cleaning your Room??!!"

April "well, I was trying on all these outfits so I could get that bag of clothes out of my room, BEFORE I start cleaning."

ROFL. Nice try, April.


For other family news? Tracy and Adam have two great posts up

Click here: A Red Thread to China: Happy 16 months sweet Charlotte!

Click here: A Red Thread to China: Home movies with Charlotte


and the Drama Dept. at April's school has a website now

We have our tickets for Beauty and the Beast :)

Sister Sue? I hope you are feeling better!

( She sent a cute story about Jake on April's birthday, thinking that we were coming over to celebrate it, and she's trying to explain to a 4 year old that,even though he saw us at Christmas, we live Very Far Away She was finally able to convince him that, even though we couldn't come over, they Could eat a cake they had, to celebrate:)

Cousin Susan's mother continues to have ups and downs, Susan sends updates, and requests continued prayers, and is so grateful for all the prayers already being offered for them, and says she can feel God's hand upon them all during this time.

She also in one of her last updates, included a request for a young family she met in the ICU where her mother is. The father was in a serious accident, and is battling for his life, wife and 2 young please also consider adding those folks to your prayers?

That's all for now. Hope everyone has a good week!




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