Friday, November 30, 2012

Spaghetti a la Elf

 Last Saturday night we hosted Elf Night at the house.  In the movie, Elf eats pasta with jelly beans, pop tarts and chocolate syrup--so we decided to give it a try. 

 We had many willing participants....they loaded up their bowls....and then I told them they had to eat it with their fingers....NO FORKS allowed!!

The boys thought it was pretty good, except for the black jelly beans....


 Courtney wasn't so sure about it...
 Anna thought it was oooey, and goooey!!



 By the looks of things, I think Ben enjoyed it!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Prep





 Last Saturday, we decided to decorate for Christmas.  All of the Fall pumpkins and gourds got thrown in the back woods and out came the Christmas decor.  I had plenty of helpers....

 Even the neighbor, Louis, joined in on the fun...

 Some choose not to decorate, but instead took a snooze....


Some got a little distracted by the bubble wrap....
But, it was mostly done...and we even gathered to watch the movie, Elf. (girlfriends included)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Exit

 You never know what moments you can capture, just by having your camera ready to go.... we were just leaving the Fox and Hounds Restaurant......
 Then I caught this.....

 and this.....Andrew, Ben and my Dad.....priceless!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving day


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had dinner reservations at Fox and Hounds Restaurant....it was busy, but the food was good.  The company was even better....here we are enjoying our meal...



 Here are some real chow hounds...not sure how many times they went back through the buffet line!
 This guy was uncomfortably stuffed.......
 Luker and I


 John and I


We took a nice "kid photo"....
and this is what really happened....


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Knock, knock....who's there.....Minnie Moo

 Remember Cheeks the chinchilla??  Well, every day we take Cheeks out of his cage and let him run around in our master bathroom.  It's a safe place for him to hop around and he seems to enjoy the scenery.  Anna brought her friend, Faith into the bathroom to watch Cheeks, and he hopped right up in her lap!
 As we were in the bathroom I kept hearing a noise at the door....I put my camera on the floor and got this shot......a shot of little Minnie Moo's nose, sniffing under the door..... so cute!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My guys


 Here's a picture of Ben at his birthday dinner....we went to La Chimenea and he had steak fajitas.....



This guy was home on Sunday and has decided to participate in No Shave November.....but it looks like he's shaved a little....Wow, where does the time go????



 and I took this picture to prove to him that his facial hair is reddish.....just like the Mackey boys...
(my family).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy 18th Birthday, Ben!!!!

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Jay......you constantly impress and amaze us!  You are a fine young man!!


Here's Benj making his favorite taco dip!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mouse Alert!!

This, my friends, is what my laundry room looks like when a mouse has been spotted and everything has been shifted to try to find it!!  Yes, John even tipped the washer and dryer to try to find the little bugger........we got him.....bwa ha ha....



Also, wishing my hubby a wonderful birthday....Love you SO much!!