Monday, December 30, 2013

christmas eve

We didn't leave christmas eve, we didn't even get out of our pajamas. I was brought pizza to me in bed as i watched TV. The kids have their own things going on christmas eve so it was just steven and i at home and it was GREAT ! we were invited to a party, i didn't want to to go and i didn't even go to church…i have no guilt. This was the first time i had this kind of pizza, the big square kind made in Iron River, it was good
 i made 2 pans of taco dip for my family for christmas eve dinner because they requested it

A pink watch, %&@!)

I don't like to open gifts when i have an audience, lets me real, i can't hide my emotions very well. I like certain things, certain styles and i usually have a list of things i want so there is no room for error.

well my husband got me a pink watch for christmas. I tried it on and tried to smile as he was watching. Why on god's green earth would he buy me a pink watch? It is nothing like i would pick out, it's pink for gods sake. Needless to say i was disappointed and a little irked, why after 13+ years can he not get this gift giving straight.
I asked him why? yes, i was not nice. He explained that he had bought it in October when i was wearing all my pink. He bought it for me because HE is proud of me and my dedication to this cause that is very dear to my heart. I take back all the muttering i did under my breath. I will wear this watch and smile when i look at it because there was a lot of love that went into this purchase.

i have to work on my appreciation skills. i love you stev

christmas morning 2013 (iPhone pictures )

christmas morning picture on the steps, some people think we don't have to do this anymore, they are so very wrong

martha in all her christmas glory
 lola smiling at her new baby
 pumpkin puff pancakes
dish towels my friend Kathy gave me she found at a estate sale. I hung them as curtains so i could admire them

Holiday break cooking

Sheena & her friend Nathan made corn flake wreaths

 Tortellini soup
 gumbo sloppy joes, my moms recipe
 8.2 pound meatloaf, in a 9x13 pan
 buck eye balls
 i don't use candy bars, i used 2 bags of nestle semi sweet chocolate chips

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sheena found a dress !

Yesterday was one of Sheena's most important days to date, she found her wedding dress. This past summer she asked me to go along with her to find her dress. I told her i would do whatever she wanted/needed me to do for her for the wedding but only if she asked. I don't want to be "that pushy mother-in-law". This is HER wedding, she gets to plan it and ENJOY the planning of it with her soon to be husband.

The first dress she tried on was the one she decided on. She has always been the easier of the two girls. Sheena wanted me to go with her, she didn't want to make a big deal about it, she doesn't like the spotlight.  She didn't want 5 or 6 people there, she just wanted me.

For 13 years she has been my girl, i didn't take a break because my life was more important, i made her an important part of my life. I am sorry that my girls feelings were hurt. Keep your chin up Sheena. I love you babe

Thursday, December 26, 2013

maxi skirt

i think i will try and make this tomorrow…

i will have my model show you

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

christmas crafts

4 cutting boards, wood was free, $12.16 for food safe butcher block oil (Watco is the brand from lowe's) so $ 3.04 a piece

Merry Christmas and Frohe Weihnachten….

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


My necklace broke yesterday and i lost one of my favorite things. Its about the size of a quarter with a hole drilled through and a link to slide on my chain. I hope it fell off at work and is there when i go back. It looks like a coin but it's actually a token maybe it will show up in spring

Monday, December 23, 2013

christmas presents

I made these for my 4 coworkers, i think they turned out great. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Les Miserables & the wild rover

We (Kathy & I) saw Les Miserables at NMU and it was absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed every moment of it. This was my first play at NMU and i can't wait to see more

We went to the wild rover for dinner afterwards and it just "ok". i was craving irish nachos and they have changed some things, not for the better. I don't need to go back there, i was disappointed. 

das steinhaus, 10-30-13

i am so very excited to be going to the new german restaurant in Marquette tonight, I CAN NOT wait! My good friend Kathy is taking me there as a treat for walking in the AVON breast cancer walk. I have added a link for your information about proper bier glasses, pour, etc

I will be watching tonight as my bier is poured ;)

I enjoyed being taken out to dinner by my friend, we had a nice time. I tried my hardest to not compare it to the germany restaurants i have been in, i failed. The spaetzle was just ok, the schnitzel was kind of thin/dry. The bier was good but not poured like in the above video. The bartender also told me that it didn't matter what kind of glass it was served in, i think he was trying to pick a fight with me :)

i may go back again, not sure yet

Monday, December 9, 2013

OH christmas tree

yes, i have a fiber optic christmas tree. don't just me, i am doing this for my husband

Sunday, December 8, 2013

great idea for a christmas ornament

Peck street christmas party

Pat's christmas party is always the official kick off to the christmas season for me. It puts me in the christmas spirit, good good, good drinks and good company

always lots of laughs. i am so glad Pat has this party every year

pretzel m&m's

I don't know what the real name is for these but they are one of my fav's at christmas

so easy and so good

cranberry feta pinwheels

i made these for a christmas party last night and they were amazing (this is my photo).