Thursday, December 18, 2008


Look what came in the mail this week for me! Sarah Mae had a journal giveaway last week and I won!!! The journal is perfect. And it's pink. She sent a bookmark as well. What a fun thing to get in the mail!

We have a busy few days coming up. We are having friends over for dinner tonight. Nicole and Brad are expecting a baby girl in March too. We think they are going to BFF! I am going to make Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Roasted Vegetables and Rice (November 2008 Southern Living). This chicken recipe is sooooo good. It's not your average Cream of Mushroom Soup with Chicken in a crock-pot recipe. The white wine and Italian dressing mix give it a special kick that makes it so good. For dessert I'm making Christy's Cranberry Bog Recipe. I've had it a billion times, but never made it. Just in case Brad and Nicole don't go crazy over cranberries like I do, I'm making some Chocolate Fudge Crinkles too.

Tomorrow night a recent graduate of the high school where Mike teaches and a former softball player (He coaches softball in the spring!) is coming to dinner. She goes to U of Tennesee and is in town for the holidays. We haven't seen her in a while and are so excited to spend some time with her catching up!

Saturday we will be finishing up the bathroom so hopefully there will be pictures to show you of the amazing tile and paint job Mike did. It looks amazing and is a HUGE improvement over the faux painted turquoise walls that were in there before.

Then Monday is our anniversary and another doctor's appointment (we are hoping for another ultrasound)! Tuesday we leave for Ohio for Christmas! Until then, I have a few more presents to wrap, a house to clean and a Cranberry Bog to make!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


Katie said...

Phewww! You sound like a busy girl! But it all sounds like the fun kind of busy. Oooh, fudge anything sounds so good right now.... :o)

Sandy Toes said...

What a pretty journal! I am leaving Ohio and you are coming! Have fun!
-sandy toes

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have such a busy few days, but luckily it sounds like all fun things! I can't believe Christmas is next week!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your yummy food and good friends!

Joanna said...

Congrats on your win! Busy busy....Sounds like us. *smiles*

Alex and Alicia said...

Found your blog through Queen Bee's (who I just found today through the Arthur Clan). Your blog is wonderful! I love the new journal you've received, as well as the many recipes I've come across in the short time I've been visiting. Thanks for sharing everything. Good luck with the next few days - ESPECIALLY the ultrasound! Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

I love that journal, what a pretty thing to write about your exciting adventure! It sounds like some great food you're making too!

Kristen said...

Ooooo... I want that recipe! I have a crockpot roast recipe that calls for white wine and dry onion soup mix... it's sooo good!

Sounds like you are busy w/ holiday prep! Happy Anniversary! Safe travels! I am looking forward to some good post from you and Christy after the holidays!

I do have to add... Go Vols! Since the Colts QB Peyton Manning is an alum!

We have friends moving to Murfressboro, TN this weekend. I am sad... I will miss her!

Every Day Blessings said...

You lucky girl!What a cute journal.
Sounds like you are going to be very busy in the next couple of days but all fun stuff! Can I come to eat? It all sounds so delicious.

Would you mind if I put you on my blog list?