Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Christmas Tea

Tea time are some of my happiest times. I love tea with cream and sugar and always served in a tea cup. Mugs are for coffee and hot chocolate (I believe =) ). It has been a long time since I have had a tea time like this one. My usual routine is to have a really good book and soft classical music on in the background. 






Ruthie made black berry and Nutella turnovers. They were extremely yummmmmmmmy! My boss gave me a beautiful red table cloth and matching napkins for Christmas. It made our tea party really pretty =) It was a nice quiet and peaceful moment after all of the holiday excitement. 

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stockings




My sister Ruthie, has been making stockings recently. She has done such a nice job and it really inspires me to pick up sewing again. We both have decided to take a class together at Joanne's fabric store. I am getting really excited about it. =)
 We are progressing on our baby blankets that we are crocheting, but I have noticed recently that my blanket has started to decrees on the side! GREAT! Now I have to go back AGAIN and try to figure out what I did wrong =)! The pattern is so simple, but I keep messing up on the number of stitches. Maybe I should try another pattern? Oh well, its a lot of fun and I have enjoyed doing it with Ruthie. =) 

Friday, December 14, 2007

Family Christmas Pictures

Benjamin and I at our churches HUGE Christmas play.

Ruthie is so pretty!!!


Here are some pictures of the family. Myself, Benjamin and his brother and sister who live with us. =) We have a lot of fun together! Yeah, that's why we have a nice size house! Ha! It would be a little much if it was just for Benjamin and I! =) 

Friday, December 7, 2007

Here are the rest of the pictures of our new house........

Here are the rest of the pictures of our house. I am still deciding how to decorate! There is a lot of space to fill. But luckily it is such a pretty house, it looks pretty nice on its own! Yes, we do have a pool, which in Arizona it is almost necessary to have one. God has greatly blessed us with this beautiful home =)





Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sean Hannity


Sean Hannity is one my heros! If anyone is interested in politics or world events tune in to The Sean Hannity Show AM radio. We actually went to one of his events in September held in New Jersey. Its called "The Freedom Concerts" held in honor of the fallen solders and their living children. They had Ann Coulter, Cornell Oliver North, LeAnn Rimes, Rudi Giuliani, and tons more. It was really encouraging and inspiring. I will post pictures later. 

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Some Pictures Of Our New Home =)

Here are some pictures of our new house! I couldn't put all of them up. I will post more later. 







Saturday, December 1, 2007

Crocheting!


I have gotten encouraged to start up crocheting again! I admit it is extremely fun and exciting to see progress on my project. Really crocheting is not difficult. The toughness is learning all the basics, but after that let your fingers fly!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I have found it!!!!!!!!

I have found the most wonderful thing in exercising history!!!! And I have already safe proofed it for everyone. It DOES work! I have been working out with it for two weeks now and I have seen EXCITING results!! All in the comfort of your home. Hint, if you are interested in purchasing this product, I would suggest you check if it is listed on Ebay. Or you can be like me and pay the full price for it brand new. =) I would suggest you look at the Fluidity page. www.fluidity.com




Monday, September 3, 2007

Oxford England

Above are some pictures from our Honeymoon. One of our stops was Oxford, England. We loved it!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Roast Beef Brisket

Yummy! Pure country brisket for Sunday lunch today! So yummy and so easy! Just look for beef brisket at the grocery store and then you can either cook it overnight or in the morning (which is what we did) and have it for lunch. At least 6 1/2 hours at 180* degrees. You don't need to use any seasonings. And then we usually just use nice sesame seed buns with pickles and onions and some of our favorite barbecue sauce. The meet is so tender! You have to try!

Beef Brisket
Recipe courtesy Butch Lupinetti, BBQ Pit Master
Show: Throwdown with Bobby Flay
Episode: BBQ


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1 (6 to 8-pound) beef brisket
1 cup seasoning rub (recommended: Butch's Smack Your Lips Magic Dust)
Preheat the oven or smoker to 225 degrees F.
Trim the fat evenly across the top to 1/4-inch thick. Season the brisket liberally with the seasoning rub. Cook in the oven or smoker until the internal temperature on an instant- read meat thermometer reaches 175 degrees F, about 6 to 8 hours. Remove the meat from the oven or smoker and wrap in a double layer of aluminum foil to seal in the juices. Turn the foiled meat upside down and place it back in the oven or smoker for 1 more hour. Remove and let the meat rest for 20 minutes. Slice in 1/4-inch thick slices.

Serve with jalapeno peppers and/or onions on a bun or in a soft flour tortilla shell with fajita seasoning and sauce.

Enjoy!

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Today Benjamin and I woke up early and went swimming. We got up around 4:30 (yes, I know) The water was really nice and it felt so nice to stretch and loosen all those muscles. The day has felt so nice and lasted a lot longer! =) If it is too hard to get up that early for some people, I would recommend a nice nap sometime during the day.
Here is a really cool promo for the Dream Center in LA.