Tuesday, December 30, 2008

back to the library...

So...soon we will be moving...although we have been saying that for a while now. Really, we are going to move...soon. In the process we have disconnected our home phone and our Internet...so I get to go to the lovely Longview library to meet all my internety needs. All that to say...you won't be seeing many posts on here for a while...like maybe a month, or so. Most definitely not any posts with pictures...because they frown on me sticking foreign electronics into there precious computers. Understandable.
Side note: It is kind of a pain to use the computers here, you have to sign up ahead of time and can only use them for a hour each day...this is fine for me but I am glad I am not trying to write a paper or something really important!!!
On a more newsy note, we are going to Canada tomorrow. We are really going this time...because it is just supposed to rain for the rest of this week(and next week, and probably the next)...not snow. I am packing in anticipation.
Well, I think I have had just about as much as I can stand in terms of the Longview public...and the Longview Public Library.
So, see you on the next post!

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas...

Pretty much any plans we made for Christmas this year have been changed because of the snow...we have enjoyed it though!

Merry Christmas to everyone...we wish we could see you all to celebrate together!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More snow fun...

We like to take pictures of our feet...you know in the sand at the beach, in the water at the creek...and in the snow...

Today we had to get out to run a couple of errands...while we were out we went to the mall and Doug gave me an early Christmas present...new snow/hiking boots!!!

So to break them in...we went for a walk for a couple hours...the lake was so pretty:

Here we are all bundled up:

Doug made a snow angel:

and he played on the playground:

and stuck his tongue on the frozen gate:

Here are a couple pictures of the island all lit up at the lake:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our new house...

Soon we will be moving...to this house...we are really excited.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Casserole

Letha says that this is a yummy recipe...from The Taste of Home Cookbook:

4 pounds sweet potatoes/about 5 large peeled and cubed
1 cup milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
18 large marshmallows

1) place sweet pototoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender; drain.....(seems like you could used canned instead)
2) Transfer into a large mixing bowl and mash. Add the next nine ingredients, beat until smooth. transfer to a greased shallow 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.
3) top with marshmallows, bake 5-10 minutes longer or just until marshmallows begin to puff and brown.
yield...10 servings

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Walkin' in a winter wonderland...

Doug and I enjoyed the snow today...we went for a couple long walks around our neighborhood...

Here is Doug right outside our house:

Here is one of me:

We walked down the alley with Turbo and Jasmine...they love the snow!



We walked down to the lake:

Doug with a nice snowball:

Just one more of us in front of the house...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Little baby Dougie...

Over Thanksgiving I asked Doug's sister if she had any baby pictures of Doug...so we all had fun looking through pictures of their family from years ago... Here are some of Doug as a little guy:

This one was taken when he was just five months old with his mom:

Here he is at nine months old with his mom:

To be fair...here are a couple of me as a baby:

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Christmas time...

'tis the season for lights and colors...here are some of our decorations around our house!!

First of all....our coffee table, which is acting as our tree this year...

Our stockings...

Our outdoor lights on the house... it turned out a bit dark in the picture...guess you all will have to come see it for yourself...:)

Here is a closer picture of the doorway...

So, for this evening, before everything gets going for the holidays...I am watching The Princess Bride...Doug and the cat are...sleeping...

and the dog is participating quite well too...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cool Dog video...

I have watched this like four times...so cool! Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

turbo vs the computer

see this cute cat...

see why i'm mad...