Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hodge Podge of Stuff

I'll tell you right now that this post will be a hodge podge of information so be sure to scroll down to make sure you don't miss something that will interest you lol.

Update on my quickpage
Wow! I have been so surprised at the response to this quick page. Last time I checked 4Shared this page had been downloaded 286 times. I appreciate the comments that people have left. I wanted to share Ally Blank's page made from my QP. She added a few additional elements from Mandy's News Flash kit. Isn't it cute? Thanks Ally.New Wheels
Clayne bought his new wheels last week. Remember he rolled his Jeep a few weeks ago. He decided on a 2003 Chevy Avalanche. It is a pretty sweet ride with lots lof bells and whistles. He keeps trying to get me to drive it but I just have no desire. A little too big and too much power lol. It intimidates me. He even pointed out that it has a great feature for short people like me lol. You know how it is that often you have to adjust the seat forward in order to reach the pedals? Well in the Avalanche, you can adjust the pedals to come closer to you. I never heard of such a thing. I am loving that this vehicle actually has room to seat 6 so the whole family can fit. We never could take the Jeep when the whole family was going somewhere. Morgan and Cheyenne just had to get in the pictures here.
One Up
If Clayne needed a new truck then I guess I need something new too. I had a new washer delivered today. Gosh they have gotten expensive since I last bought one 11 years ago. I decided that as the kids grow, and the laundry piles too, that I should get me one of these big bad boys. It is 4.6 cu. If that doesn't mean anything... it is big lol. Now I just wish I had the dryer to go with it. Unfortunately when our dryer went out on us last fall we had it repaired and so now it is a keeper. It just can't keep up with this big washer though. So here is my idea... I will get another inexpensive dryer to put in the basement and then I'll have 2 dryers. Cheaper than upgrading to the big dryer shown here. I didn't really want to spend the money right now on this washer because we have had so many expenses in the last few months but mine was leaking and that just won't do. So any of you that live local, if you are thinking of upgrading your wash system in the next year and want to sell your old dryer (in good condition lol) let me know because if the price is right... you have a deal.
We went out Egging on Sunday for part of our Family Home Evening. It is much like going Booing for Halloween. When at my Sister In Law's a week ago I saw the notice on her door and thought it was a fun version. I hadn't heard of it in our neck of the woods and so we decided to get it started. My kids love to do this. If you haven't done it yet, make some copies and join in the fun.
You've Been Egged!

The days are getting warmer. Spring is near.
Easter is coming and the bunny's been here!

Now it's your turn to pass on the cheer
Better be quick before Easter gets here.

You be the bunny and make up a treat
Fill up 3 baskets with good things to eat.

Take them to neighbors and friends you adore
Give to a family you've not given to before.

Make up 3 bundles of goodies to share.
Take them to neighbors whose windows are bare.

Once you've been egged hang this note near your door
The "bunny" will see it and your home he'll ignore.


Recipe Share
It has been a while since I have shared a recipe and so I think I'll share the treat we took egging. I got this one from a recipe book of my friend Jen. This one is quick, easy and Mmmmm.

Squirrel Bars
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 ounces chocolate chips
Mix together first four ingredients. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder. Spread mixture in a greased 9"x13" pan. Sprinkle chips on top. Bake 3 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out and "marbelize." Return to oven for another 18 to 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars to serve.

Movie Night?
Did you see that Enchanted was released today. I bought it at Walmart for less than $15. If you just want to rent this... or any other movie. Here is a free code "SPRING" (expires 3/24/08) to use at RedBox. I love this rental system!


Me - Jen said...

Gosh you have been busy, haven't you!!! I need to try those squirrel bars. I haven't yet. Have fun with that new washer, what every girl wants right?

Shelly Brown said...

I just bought Enchanted tonight too! I haven't seen it yet and can't wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver it so I can finally watch it! ;)

Emily said...

Fun post! Good update on everything you have been up too. I like your new wheels!

Post-it Notes said...

Love the new wheels! And, I am watching Enchanted right now! You cant beat Walmarts deals on movies.

Hilary said...

fun car!

great washer!