Wednesday, December 26, 2007

No wonder I'm twisted!

With parents like mine, that is. LOL

When Mom & I went Christmas shopping, she kept looking at these novelty boxer shorts and asking me if I thought she should get this one or that one for Dad. First it was a Santa pair then something else and then the Grinch. That's when I couldn't take it anymore and told her to STOP! The images she was putting in my head, I was trying VERY hard not to see. Did she want me to end up in therapy??

I kind of forgot all about it because she didn't buy any.

So after the kids opened their presents, Dad handed out cards to my brother and his gf. Hmm, he's holding mine...WTF? My brother and his gf each got gift cards and, since I didn't have many gifts, I thought maybe mine was bigger or something.


Really sweet card..then I opened it. Stuck inside was a picture of my Dad in the boxer shorts, bent over so I could read the HO HO HO across his ass.

I dropped that sucker on the love seat and started screaming "NO! NO! NO!" "That's just so wrong! That's wrong on so many levels"

Turns out there were TWO pics in there....Mom got a "Santa" outfit too and they posed together for me.

Seriously, can you SEE the years of therapy ahead for me after seeing that???

Oh, and of course, Mom videotaped the whole thing! lol

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Favorite Christmas picture

Can you tell what our challenges have been this month? lol

I love this pic of the kids "fighting" before they opened their stockings at Nana & Papa's house last year.


Favorite Christmas song

Hoping this works! I absolutely LOVE Nat King Cole's version of The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).

Ok, it works. You have to actually click on the play button to see it. (Silly me, I kept waiting and waiting for it to load before I thought to try that, lol.)

Favorite Christmas recipe

Granted, this one is strictly Christmas like the challenge called for but she said we could post anything we make at Christmas time.

Since I only allow myself to have fudge at Christmas time, it's a Christmas recipe to me.

Fantasy Fudge
3 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 small can evaporated milk (2/3 c.)
1-1/2 pkg. chocolate chips
1 jar marshmallow creme
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Line 9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan, set aside. Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in large heavy saucepan. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 min. or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

Add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme, stir until completely melted. Add walnuts and vanilla, mix well.

Pour immediately into prepared pan, spread to form an even layer. Let stand at room temp 4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into 1-inch square pieces.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Oh yeah!

Our challenge for this week is to post holiday pics and I eventually hope to get to that...sometime.

Right now I'm so excited because I will, sometime today, have a new "nephew." My BFF, Mandi, is being induced this morning and the little man will be here soon!

I'm so glad that she & her DH agreed to send me a PIX message so I can see him right away. I have to be out running around today and wouldn't have gotten to see pics till late tonight on the puter.

And, Mandi took the plunge and finally set up a blog of her own. I bet you'll be able to see baby pics over there soon! Check her out at (sorry, it wouldn't let me put in a clickable link.)