Friday, November 28, 2008

Deep Frying a Turkey

This is the first time Ruben had deep fried a turkey. It came out great, tastes like fried chicken. Here are a few pics of the guys, the turkey, and the carving of one of the turkeys. It would not be Thanksgiving if Ethel and Toni did not start a fire with the marshmellows on top of the sweet potatoes, I did not get a picture of this since we were too busy laughing at them as they tried to pull the pan(while still on fire) out of the oven.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Crafts for kids

This is a cute idea.


Hot glue
Glue gun
1 1/4-inch wooden doll head (available at craft stores)
Small glass bubble votive holder (ours is 4 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high)
Mod Podge
Tissue paper
Tacky glue
Time needed: About 2 to 3 Hours
1. Apply a dab of hot glue from a glue gun to the wooden doll head. Then adhere the head to the votive holder.

2. Brush Mod Podge over the head and body, then cover them with overlapping tissue paper scraps. Apply another Mod Podge layer and let it dry for at least 45 minutes.

3. To make the tail feathers, cut 9- by 2-inch strips of tissue paper, bend each in half without creasing it, then twist the ends together. Use a dollop of tacky glue to attach each feather to the body.

4. Cut a beak from a double layer of yellow tissue and affix it with tacky glue. Add two beads for eyes. Cut a long oval of red tissue, twist one end, and affix it as a wattle. Allow the turkey to dry.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Yesterday Dora's facebook status said she was watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving for the first time and not sure she liked it. How could she say such a thing...I love Peanuts especially Snoopy.

Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

Monday, November 24, 2008


Jacob is one month old today.

So far he looks a lot more like his dad then his mom.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cheap Gas

When was the last time you saw gas for under $2 a gallon? Tonight I stopped at Costco and this is what I found.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Patent leather boots

The Cole Haan boots I want are on sale now! This is not a great picture but they are really cute; ankle boots with a wing tip toe. Right now they are 40% off...I think I might wait until they go to 75% off.

Monday, November 17, 2008

How does this work?

I sent the link for my blog to several friends and family members so they could check it out. Here are a few of the responses I received:

My sister Kimberly: "What am I supposed to do with this? I will have to have Hollie help me."
Jadie: "i dont get it. cant get it to work"

The sad thing is Jadie used to work for an IT company. I explained to my sister you can post a comment on the blog when you would like to contribute something. Hopefully everyone can figure it out sooner or later.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pasadena in a Day

Thank you Kim, David and Sydney!

I enjoyed seeing you and had a wonderful time. Kim is a great tour guide. The day started out with breakfast at her favorite place, shopping in downtown Pasadena, a tour of her office, Starbucks with Becca, Elizabeth and Rachel then on to the spa and ended with a delicious sushi dinner.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hotel Thomas and Welcome

Welcome to my blog! In order to stay at Hotel Thomas I was forced to finally create my own blog. I was given the rules and agreed to abide my them.

P. S. I do not have a car and have never been to Pasadena before so walking to find a hotel was not an option.