Sunday, December 30, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside!

I stayed home saturday to get all my year end receipts in order, also cleaned house and put away the Christmas decorations. Charlie worked at the shop, so I made my own supper, I tried the Sherried tomato soup from pioneer woman. it was nice, nothing spectacular but with the temps being in the 30's here, soup was good! I also made her broiled French bread. It was good little supper!
If you want to try the recipes here they are:

Sherried Tomato Soup

The Bread

Stay warm and cozy!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy New Year!

Another Christmas come and gone... It was fun, I got a new car, wine cooler and lots of fun goodies from family and friends! I will showcase them on the blog every now and then. We drove to Christy's house in California where I got to see my son, Travis, and his wife Rebecca, Christy and Jeff and the little animal sanctuary they have.
Travis decided to grow a beard! He looks like a mountain man!
Everyone watching the dvd I made for christy and jeff, it was our cruise photos put to music!
I just fell in love with Helen (she is a blind cat) but she really is more fun and outgoing then most cats I know! Then there is Popeye (he has one eye) and Pearl (she has grain allergies) Sometimes I don't know how my sister does it, the care and commitment is overwhelming but she keeps on giving!
I snuck upstairs to snap a photo of 5 cats napping on the bed.

Popeye and Neuman enjoying the fire!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More Christmas Fun!

Charlie's car quit running and has been in the shop, needs a new motor. So while we wait, he has been driving my truck and we rented a small car for me to run around town in. It was a 2012 Toyota Corolla, boy, that was a fun little car to run around in, I drove it 12 days. We decided maybe it would be a good idea to lease a small car for me and park our truck due to the gas prices.

We went down and picked me up a brand new 2013 Toyota Corolla LE, I will have it 3 years then I will get a brand new car again, hey, this lease thing sure is a nice way to go! Plus, It is a huge write off on our business!
I just love the dark grey color and it has hands free/bluetooth for my iphone use! The only thing missing is my xmradio. But it is playing my library of songs from my iphone which is about 1500 songs!
My favorite part on the car is the gauge that tells me how many more miles I can drive before I need gas, when it is full I can go about 380 miles! I think I will have to buy gas every 3 weeks!!
Thanks again Honey, I just love my new car!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Wine!

Christmas came a little early for me, I had asked Santa for a wine cooler to replace the dishwasher, I never used the dishwasher, there is something very theraputic about washing dishes, standing at the sink and gazing out the window.
So I started doing some research and found one almost exact to the size of the dishwasher and it has front ventilation, it is perfect! The Danby Wine Cooler dwc508bls, It holds 50 bottles!
We installed it last night! it is beautiful!
Thank you to my sweetheart Santa for spoiling me once again!!
I love my kitchen!

Way better than a dishwasher!

Each shelf will hold a different wine, Pinot Grigio, Zinfindel, Pinot Noir, Riesling!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Butterball Christmas??

I decorated the house yesterday, so my hubby's job was to get a tree. I did not drag down all the stuff from the attic, just my Jim Shore Snowmen. I did not want to drag down the tree, I told him just pick up a little Charlie Brown tree for us....He came home with a little 2 1/2 foot butterball tree!!
It is really round, but it smells good and we just wanted a little tree, so it works just fine!
I did the best I could to decorate it and put some gifts under it!
Merry Butterball Christmas to you all!!
Butterball in Blue!

The boys watching football
Fireplace and more Snowmen

Lights and stockings

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sailing like a Boss

Sailing like a Boss!

Love this photo, see video below to see how Alex did this!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Concert of a Lifetime!

Last night I got to see two of rocks most legendary bands, Aerosmith and Cheap Trick! Really, you cannot say Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, without including Aerosmith!
It all started last week when I was looking to grab some concert tickets for Tanya for a Christmas gift. It is the only thing I can get her that I know she will enjoy. She does so much for me all year long and I really can't make her anything because she surpasses me in every talent, jewlery, sewing, knitting, cooking...the only thing I do know, is how much she enjoys music.
I went to tickmaster and saw Aerosmith concert in Las Vegas, I thought, there is no way I could ever afford that and it is probably sold out, Nope! Tickets were still available!!
I grabbed two..emailed Tanya and said "Merry Christmas, you are going to see your guitar god Joe Perry, pick me up Saturday night because Charlie is at the racing banquet.
So we raced down to the MGM, had dinner at the cafe and went into the arena.
All I can say is Cheap Trick is good, Robin Zander sang my favorite: Golden Slumbers, oh my, his voice is so beautiful:

Then the stage was cleared and a hole opened up from the floor and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry pop up and began the greatest show on earth...they rocked, they rolled, Steven danced and shook his little tushy all over that stage! We heard all the great songs and some new! And I must say Steven is looking great, very healthy put on weight turned it to muscle, he even has a little six-pack going on!
Joe Perry played his guitar like no tomorrow, and the drummer, Joey Kramer, did a drum solo that blew everyone away!
It was so wonderful to see my favorite Aerosmith songs played live, the first encore we got, Steven came out of the stage with a white piano, playing Dream On, sooooo beautiful, I thought "oh that was perfect" but then they turned that into my all time blow the speakers out in my truck song, cause it has to be loud...Sweet Emotion!!!
Oh Sweet Jesus! It was EPIC, EPIC I tell you!!!!!

So Merry Christmas Tanya, I hope you enjoyed that gift as much as I did!!
Here is a tribute to Steven Tyler with the song Dream On, thank you Steven for your amazing vocals, your outstanding showmanship, you are truly a legend!