Sunday, March 28, 2010

Clue #2

Here is another clue as to what type of party we are planning :)! Come on, it's a dead giveaway!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I feel a party brewing...

Can you guess what type of party??? ;)

Friday, March 26, 2010

No Take-Out Here... the Mr.'s Chinese cooking

The Mr. has cooked dinner for the past two nights. The first night... YUMMY Calzones (they weren't around long enough for pictures). The second night... He made boneless spareribs and a recipe he created: Korean purses (yes, I know that isn't Chinese!). We added some of my "make ahead freezer meals" which included my homemade egg rolls and fried rice. No need for take out when you have a spare freezer in the garage!
Goosie ate a ton and Boomer... well, we're working on him!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

stop it... seriously

snark·y (snär'kē)
adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang
1.Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.

2.Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

[From dialectal snark, to nag, from snark, snork, to snore, snort, from Dutch and Low German snorken, of imitative origin.]
snark'i·ly adv.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Yummy Bar Recipe

I have had this recipe in my favorites for about 6 months now and finally decided to make it for us to take on our vacation for a snack.
The recipe is for Cran Crackle Bars. As you will see, it is from the Better Homes and Gardens website. I had made our other granola bar recipe so much that the kids needed a break. Although, this one is not as healthy. I am going to experiment with something other than the Corn Syrup... not something I like for my kids to have... maybe honey instead.

Can't get enough!!!

I have found this new site... The Party Dress.
I can't get enough of the ideas on this site. I have been working my way through the website and the ideas are amazing... I'm ready for a baby shower, wedding shower, farmhouse brunch... you name it and I have the source!
Check it out... you're entertaining will become amazing!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Homemade potato chips never last more than 3 days in this house!

Monday... dreary, Monday

High winds and rain are on our plate this morning... figuratively, of course ;).
It has been raining really hard but at least it isn't snow like some of our Midwestern neighbors seem to be getting these past few days. I cannot wait for the days of chasing the kids on their bikes! Long evenings in the backyard are a favorite of mine as well.
We have some big projects ahead of us here at the Goosie and Boomer house. But, this week... we will simply muddle through with appointments and errands!
Hello, Monday. Thanks for the reality check!

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Back" again...

I am back in Physical Therapy... oh the joys ;)
Actually, this time shouldn't be too bad. They are trying to rebuild strength in my right hand, mostly. The fusion is complete but for some reason there is a lot of weakness and some other issues coming to surface. We see yet another doctor next week and I have high hopes for some answers. I am hoping for a Doctor free Summer!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Top O' the morning after to ya!

We hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day! I know we did! We were so fortunate to have dinner with our neighbors. Two corned beef and cabbages, green dip, homemade applesauce, midori sours, and tons of laughs!
Did you catch a leprachaun? Goosie looked for one all day yesterday ;)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


It seems as though I should get back to this thing called blogging!!! I have had tons of hits this week! WOW! I'm excited and flattered... although I lost a follower it seems... very sad.
Boomer's room makeover is nearly finished so I will be posting those pictures soon! It seems as though yet another Snapfish order has arrived damaged so his photographs will not be up for another week!
All is well here in Goosie and Boomer land. I have been getting hairbow orders and I love it! I love doing special orders for wonderful people!
The Mr. and I have been working on Boomer's "big boy" room for the past weeks. The Mr. went back to work and life is resuming itself!
Love to all! Keep stopping by and join as a follower... we love company!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Five Daily Reads

I wanted to share with you 5 daily blogs or sites that I read daily. I will do five more next week, also.

STL Mommy
She offers great information on deals in the St. Louis area and nationwide!

Hip 2 Save
She gives wonderful tips for saving money, great coupon codes and ways to work the Walgreens and CVS deals!

CJane Enjoy it
I cannot get enought of CJane! She is a wonderful writer and quite funny!

nienei dialogues
Stephanie Nielson is an inspiration to all! A young mother/ survivor of a horrible plane crash. NieNie is has been burnt over 90% of her body. I strongly encourage you to visit this blog. And... She is CJane's sister!!!!

How Does She?
I LOVE this site! You will find interesting tips, money savings and even relationship advice (that actually works) on this site! It is a very cool site for mothers!

I hope you enjoy any one of these... I have to say that Stephanie Nielson and CJane are top reads for me!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Boomer the day the Mr. returned from Iraq... he wanted to wear his Hero hat to the airport.

The Mr. has been home for a little over a week now and I have to say... it has been WONDERFUL. I know I have probably been frustrating him because I went from doing everything to having to hand over some duties. I am trying REALLY hard with this transition. Not to mention, he came home and we were thrust into buying a car. This is not my favorite thing to do at all!

To top it off, I got a cold. Ugh! At least it is warming up a bit outside so any change in the weather for the best is a good one!
Love to all!