Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

We had our family pictures done with Michelle Ellisor. She does a great job. We have used her for several years now. These are only half of my favorites...I can't get the other to download for some reason. I will try again later. Here are a few...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Last night we had New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp...it was so yummy!
It is really easy to make and really messy to eat!
Thanks so much for sharing Mom...we loved it!

Thought I would share the recipe...

BBQ Shrimp

4 lbs. of unpeeled large fresh shrimp
2 lemons, cut into wedges
2 bay leaves
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried thyme
French Bread

Place shrimp in 9 x 13 pan, top with lemon wedges and bay leaves.
Stir together butter and next 6 ingredients. Pour over shrimp.
Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
Stir every 10 minutes!
Discard bay leaves. Serve with bread and lemon wedges.

I bought my shrimp frozen in a 5 lb. bag from HEB (on sale)
I melted the butter in a sauce pan and the other ingredients to my sauce
to make sure that it was completely mixed.
Use the french bread to soak up the BBQ on your plate.
It is messy because you have to peel the shrimp covered in BBQ sauce...
but so worth it!

Just a cute picture of the boys!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

We all have our days...or weeks!

And this is my week!

Halloween decorations to put away
Dirty clothes to be washed

Clean clothes to be folded...mess to clean up

And more mess to clean up!

I was a little embarrassed to show all this,
but decided that someone else might need to see that we all have our weeks!
Hope it gets cleaned up before house church on Sunday!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Trick or Treat


(I just need to remind you that we have lots of family that
lives far away and there are lots of pictures for them...bear with me)

It is party time! Lots of our friends came over and it was a great fun!
Here is Ellie


Magnolia Arbor group (neighborhood friends)

The boys with their Marin Grace

Aiden...such a cute Frankenstein

Making spiders

Trying to get a group picture

So cute in their costumes

And the fun begins...they were so excited!

Trick or Treat!

Mommies with babies

McQueen pumpkin that Daddy carved.

We had a wonderful Halloween and we hope you did too!

Party Time

Getting ready for the party...

The kiddos can make ghosts and candy necklaces

The kids can make spiders too.

I just love our annual Halloween party!

Zoo Boo

HALLOWEEN is here!!!
Sam could not go to sleep because he was so excited!
I think my boys have joined in my love for holidays.
We started with Halloween blueberry muffins for breakfast,
and then we had our costumes on bright and early for

Here is our Super Why
(BeBop made his costume...isn't he cute?)

Steve and Super Why ready to go!

BeBop, Pop Pop, and Uncle Justin joined us for the day!

Zoo Boo

Trunk or Treating at the zoo

Picking pumpkins

Painting pumpkins

The Lacy family joined us too.
Curtis and Ellie with their pumpkin

Showing Pop Pop all the cool things at our zoo

Sam and Uncle Justin

Petting Zoo

Micah loved this goat...he stood there forever just stroking his ear.

Giving the Tiger some sucker too!

The Lacy family

Our family...candy all day on Halloween!

Micah's favorite part is the giraffes

Halloween tattoos

Lots of fun at Zoo Boo...
but it was just the beginning of our fun!