Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
8 TV shows I watched in 2008
1. CSI (Las Vegas)
3. Ghost Hunters
5. The Unit
6. The Biggest Loser
7. Beauty and the Geek
8. America's Got Talent
8 Movies I watched 2008
1. Hellboy 2
5. The Dark Knight
6. Iron Man
7. Indiana Jones
8 places I ate out in 2008
1. Aloha BBQ
2. Spring Creek BBQ
3. Mambo Seafood
4. Hinze BBQ
5. Green Garden
7. Buffalo Wild Wings
8 things that have happened this year
1. My son left for bootcamp
2. My sister in law moved back to Texas
3. Met Kninky Friedman, he is very nice.
4. My husband and I went and saw Micheal Medved
5. It snowed
6. Paid off a few small bills.
7. Started a home business
8. Had a new nephew added to our family.
8 things I look forward to for 2009
1. Paying off at least 2 big bills.
2. Seeing as much as I can before he goes to war.
3. Start going on date nights with my husband.
4. Good health
5. Maybe even win the lottery.
6. Read more
7. Love more
8. Laugh more
This all I can really think of right now....
I think everyone should do this even if they dont have a blog. It was fun thinking back.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
You can read the whole article at yahoo news.
This undated photo provided Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 by CMG Worldwide shows Bettie Page. Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controverisal photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution.
Page's trademark jet-black bangs and curvy figure—clad in slinky lingerie, bondage gear or other thematic costumes, if clad in anything at all—were fixtures on the pages of men's magazines from 1951 to 1957.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay, I have tried to publish my blog 3 times. I have done 3 stupid things and now has decided to type in Microsoft Word first. This way I don’t lose thing again.
My husband and I had a date night last night. It started out rough but ended good. Anyway, we went to see Michael Medved talk about his new book tiled “The 10 Biggest Lies about America” at The Houston Baptist University. This is not a political book it is a history book. I haven’t read it but it seems like it is going to be a good one. I plan on reading it with Corbin daily. So when we are done I will tell yall if it is good or not.
I had several first last night.
1. Michael Medved is a Jewish man and was speaking at a Baptist University. Only in this great country can this happen. He is much taller than I expected him to be. He was very personable and funny. By the way he spoke a lot about Christmas, in a good way. He even talked Christianity in a good light.
2. IT SNOWED HERE! Off and on all day. It wasn’t just a little bit or for a little while. We live in the southern part of Texas. It is not suppose to be cold let alone SNOW here! What is up with that? Is it global cooling? Maybe we should rethink talking about global warming at all. I HATE THE COLD!
3. The biggest first for me was we met 2 mean last night while standing in line waiting to talk to Michael Medved and getting his signature. They were not just ordinary men. They were gay/conservative/republican and Mexican. I had heard some gay men call into some of the talk radio shows but I had not met one in person. WOW! That was a first on so many levels for me. I should have asked them their thoughts on guns. Douglas being a man had no clue they were gay. I think he thinks all gay men are flamboyant. He thought one was older than the other making them Uncle or Dad to the other. NOT! They were very nice and interesting.
Anyway that was our date night in a nut shell.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
With this gift you can give a Daddy a great gift and help the wounded warrior project. How awesome is that!!!! Tell all your friends to go purchase a book for their husband or their daddy.
Thanks to the support of those who have already purchased this book, Steve has now donated over $10,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project, helping to honor and empower our severely wounded service members.
Another great gift you can give is on http://www.hannity.com
Purchase your family tickets to Hannity's FREEDOM Concert and help raise money for schoolarships for children of soldiers who were killed at war.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thank You So Much, Lori
Community Sponsors: Are you looking for a way to say thank you to military families this holiday season? Would you like a great way to connect one-on-one with military families this holiday season by providing food and gifts to the family? If so, you must be able to provide an entire holiday dinner with all the trimmings for the family (estimated $50-$100) and gifts for each of the children (minimum 50 per child). If you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, please complete the Sponsor Participation Agreement and fax to us at 210-651-4739 . You will be contacted shortly to discuss your application.
Sponsor Participation Agreement
Holiday Food Baskets
Community Sponsors: Operation Homefront would like to provide much needed help during this holiday for many military families. One of the greatest needs is setting the table for a joyous holiday meal, especially for many of our families who have a loved one deployed. Help us say ‘thank you’ to a military family this holiday season for all of their sacrifices by sending in a monetary donation or a grocery gift card. You can mail your donation to: Operation Homefront of Texas, 17305 IH 35 North, Suite 105, Schertz, Texas 78154. Please indicate that your donation is for ‘holiday’ so that we can distribute your generous gift before the holidays.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
For those of you who like made in America for this Christmas here is our Rada fundraiser information.
password is all lower case john116
Please help us and the United States by purchasing from this site.
Thank you, Lori
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Well they thought they had missed him. Corbin took the shot but the deer kept going. When Douglas went back to hunt again he found the buck about 60 yards from where Corbin had shot him. Corbin was sad about thinking he had missed it. When I called him on the phone to tell him congrats you could hear the excitement in his voice. They took more pictures but this is the only one I could put online.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Please keep Amanda in your prayers as well. She really needs to be able to settle down somewhere and get a job to help support them.
Thank you all for your prayers and keep up the great job.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Amanda called right before noon to say that Eric overdosed on his paid meds. He is in intensive care on a breathing machine and we don't know if he will make it or not. I'm getting ready to fly out to Colorado Springs. Will keep you informed. Just please pray.
However, after looking at this picture I think I need to lose some weight and work out. Would any of you like to be my accountablity partner in working out and firming up my old lady arm?
Monday, October 20, 2008
A Conservative is someone who believes in
2. Personal Responsibility
3. Less Government
4. The Founding Principles
These are the basic principles of Conservatism, but they each require an individual in-depth analysis. Now that you understand what the basic definition of a Conservative is, let's discuss what this book is about a bit more.
Mike asked him what he thought about Powell saying Obama should be president. He said is because they are both black men that he is endorsing him. He also went on to talk about "Carternomics" and "Obamanomics" are the same. During Carters presidency we had a huge recession and if we vote Obama in we will do it again.
Check him out he is very smart.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Okay so I started my week with a second cousin having a heart attack (age 45). He is currently under going many test. When I called my other cousins (who had a heart attack 2 weeks ago age 41) wife to tell her she told me one of the other homeschooling fathers in her group had a heart attack. What is up with all of that.
I have a friend in Hawaii who is going through a lot of things can always use your prayers. Her name is Cindy.
My husband told me last night that his job has slowed down since the bailout. I know God will provide for us. My prayer is that the people of the US will slow down and not freak out about this bailout. If everyone starts freaking out the economy will suffer even more.
I received a prayer for Doug's cousin Cassie because her and her husband where pregnant 2 weeks ago. The doctors heard a good heart beat 3 weeks ago and the following Monday they didn't hear one at all. They are not able to have a baby the natural way so this is even harder. They had implanted 2 eggs, 1 took and 1 didn't. Now they have lost both eggs. Please pray for them and the next eggs that are implanted. Pray her body heals 100% from the DNC she had at the beginning of last week.
Now, this email came in this morning from one of my 2 favorite sister-in-laws. This is her best friend Patty who has had many ups and downs with this pregnancy.
As many of you were aware, Eric and I were expecting our first child together. What many people did not know was that early tests indicated the baby had biological markers for
potential genetic abnormalities. Unfortunately the doctors were unable to find the baby's heartbeat this morning. As you can imagine we are devastated and are trying to make sense of why this happened. Please know that we are doing as well as can be expected and have lots of family and friends to support us but continue to keep us in your prayers.
My other favorite sister-in-law needs prayer for her little sisters wedding this weekend. Prayer for one of the brides maids sisters is sick and the doctors are clueless. Just pray that Gods peace be in everyones heart.
******Dont forget Eric, Amanda, and Hayden. Eric is a awesome army man trying to deal with what all he saw over in Iraq. Please keep all of our military in your prayers.
I know God is in control of all these situations. Everyone of these families love God and he loves them. I know God will provide for his children who follow him.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here it is from youtube.Enjoy it.
Here is the guy who wrote it website http://www.patgarrett.com/
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
it's been almost 2 months since I gave out an update. Shane has been doing increasingly well. His doctors are amazed at how fast his recovery is going. He no longer has the blood clot but in order to take the necessary precautions he is taking Lovenox, an anticoagulant or better known as a blood thinner.
I'm so proud of Shane. No matter how badly injured he is, it won't stop him from anything he puts his mind to. As some of you may know, Shane was restricted from bearing weight on his left leg for 3 months. This was in July. Shane being strong headed decided he was going to start walking. He still can't run and he walks a bit slower but he is working on his walking. There are times when he just needs a rest. His left femur has healed wonderfully. But his knee remains the source of his pain.
As for Shane's hand, he is missing all but one of his knuckles. Shane has been working with his hand and he can now pick up things with his fingers. His grip is pretty strong regardless. Shane still has many hand and knee surgeries.
Shane and I returned home to Hawaii last week Tuesday. Shane has had appointments all week. I had the blessed job of cleaning the house. It was so wonderful coming back home. My family was there waiting at the gate along with Shane's 1-14 Golden dragons and the Warrior Transition Brigade.
The kids have grown up! Laela's hair has grown so long and Wyatt talks like a grown up. They all ask a million questions and Wyatt likes to throw us some big words every now and then. Shane Jr. is not only walking but he is also running around and getting into everything. I'm so proud of my little family. God has blessed me so much.
Thank you everyone for all of your prayers. You have no idea what they mean to us. Remember, sometimes, no news is good news.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Eric went back into the hospital yesterday. It seems that he is being stressed more now that he is back. It's like the Army is doing everything they can to the soldiers who are back from Iraq with PTSD or other injuries. They want them to mess up so they can bust them back in rank which would affect their pay and the ultimate medical discharge package they will offer. Eric has seen it happen to others, and now it seems they are targeting him. He failed a drug test earlier this week (HELLO!!!!!---They have him on Percocet--After writing him up for it, and making him take another drug test, they had to retract it. Then, yesterday, he made an off-the-wall comment about Muslims--not to a Muslim, but just sitting around talking. Well, now there is this big investigation going on. Eric has seen guys busted back to Privates for the most insignificant things. They are struggling financially as it is so this is another worry for them. Eric is a good soldier. He is 26 years old and is an E-6. Went into the Army right out of highschool and has loved it the whole time. All the doctors who have reviewed his medical records say that he should never have gone back to Iraq a 2nd time, much less a 3rd. He does not deserve this.
Thank you for the prayers.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The day after IKE I went outside and saw the bison blood lilies starting to come up out of the ground. They were coming up all over the place. They are so pretty and so red. The next day I went out and took pictures to share. These flowers are from the 18th century and come up every 3 years. Each year I have them but they are always in different places and some spots have more than others.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Coat bacon in flour before cooking it, and it will not shrink as much.
To keep bacon slices from sticking together, roll the package into a tube shape and secure with a rubber band before refrigerating.
When you freeze bacon, there's no waiting for thawing if you arrange the strips flat, slice by slice, on wax paper, then roll them up. Put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. To use, unroll and peel off the necessary number of slices.
Fry bacon ahead of time. Drain, then wrap in wax paper. Freeze them in a plastic bag or other freezer container. Reheat briefly in a skillet.
To keep fresh, wrap in a vinegar-soaked cloth, then in wax paper.
To prevent bacon from curling, dip the strips in cold water before frying.
Bacon will lie flat in the pan if you prick it thoroughly with a fork as it fries.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This recipe is different from the one talked about on the video. However, I wanted you to have one so I went looking for one. The man in the video uses regular thick sliced not 1 inch thick like the recipe.
1 lb thick sliced bacon, cut in half
1/2 cup milk (or cream or half & half)
1/2 cup flour
oil (for frying)
3 tablespoons drippings or butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons heavy cream (whipping)
salt and pepper, heavy on the pepper
1Heat oil in a frying pan over med-high heat.
2Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl.
3Place flour in another bowl - season it if you'd like (garlic, pepper, salt, lemon, cajun, etc.).
4Double dip - first in the egg mixture, then into the flour and repeat.
5Fry in oil until golden brown.
6Serve with cream gravy for dipping; also good served with steak.
7To make cream gravy:.
8Put drippings or butter in a sauce pan over med-high heat. Whisk in the flour until well blended; cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from heat and gradually add milk whisking constantly; return to heat & whisk until the gravy thickens; Whisk in the cream, salt & pepper.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
12 ounces good-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
7 large strips of bacon, fried until crispy
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and set aside for now.
2. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in one-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.
3. While the chocolate is melting, chop the bacon strips into small bits. Set aside approximately one-third of the bacon to be used to top the bark.
4. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the remaining two-thirds of the chopped bacon, and stir until the bacon bits are well-incorporated.
5. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, and with an offset spatula or a knife, spread it into a thin layer about 1/4” high. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top evenly with the reserved chopped bacon and press down gently to adhere it to the surface.
6. Refrigerate the bacon bark to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes. Once set, break it into small uneven pieces by hand, and serve immediately. Chocolate Bacon Bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Like my butcher, I loved the salty taste of bacon with brown sugar, but I'm also going to be folding bits of candy bacon into Coffee Ice Cream in the future. Or maybe get really crazy and try little bits in a batch of Avocado Ice Cream.
If you don't have half-and-half, simply mix together heavy cream and whole milk in equal proportions. I'm not sure about dairy alternatives, but since this doesn't fall into the vegan category, I think this time I'm off the hook. ; )
For the candied bacon;5 strips baconabout 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
For the ice cream custard:3 tablespoons (45g) salted butter¾ cup (packed) brown sugar (170g), light or dark (you can use either)2¾ (675ml) cup half-and-half 5 large egg yolks2 teaspoons dark rum or whiskey¼ teaspoon vanilla extractoptional: ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. To candy the bacon, preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
2. Lay the strips of bacon on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil, shiny side down.
3. Sprinkle 1½-2 teaspoons of brown sugar evenly over each strip of bacon, depending on length.
4. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Midway during baking, flip the bacon strips over and drag them through the dark, syrupy liquid that's collected on the baking sheet. Continue to bake until as dark as mahogany. Remove from oven and cool the strips on a wire rack.
5. Once crisp and cool, chop into little pieces, about the size of grains of rice. (Bacon bits can be stored in an airtight container and chilled for a day or so, or stored in the freezer a few weeks ahead.)
6. To make the ice cream custard, melt the butter in a heavy, medium-size saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and half of the half-and-half. Pour the remaining half-and-half into a bowl set in an ice bath and set a mesh strainer over the top.
7. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks, then gradually add some of the warm brown sugar mixture to them, whisking the yolks constantly as you pour. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
8. Cook over low to moderate heat, constantly stirring and scraping the bottom with a heatproof spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.
9. Strain the custard into the half-and-half, stirring over the ice bath, until cool. Add liquor, vanilla and cinnamon, if using.
10. Refrigerate the mixture. Once thoroughly chilled, freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add the bacon bits during the last moment of churning, or stir them in when you remove the ice cream from the machine.
found on http://www.davidlebovitz.com/
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Okay one more thought from me. I personally do not understand why people of all classes have such a problem with not paying as much in taxes. When the tax cuts help them keep more and their hard earned cash and makes the economy boom. It really seems to be a oxie moron to me to rich and a Democrat. Whatever they want to spend their money on is fine with me but keep me out of it.
My first quote comes from Rudy Giuliani...
A little back ground first. Rudy Giuliani is talking about Obama always saying about if we vote for him we will have change and hope. Now the quote "Change is not a destination and hope is not a strategy." I just thought that was so true.
Then the next VP Sarah Palin(if you want change how about this for change!). She was talking about the 22 years USN officer experience John McCain has and the 5 years he was tortured and says "I am a Mom of one of those troops and I want John McCain as the Commander and Chief." Her son leaves Sept. 11, 2008 for the war area. Then she addresses the word "change" that Obama keeps throwing around and says this "In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers and then there are those who use their careers to promote change!" AMEN to that!
Then she started talking about the actions of a man speaking louder than words. Which started me thinking and I came up with this thought "If actions speak louder than words then John McCain has been screaming his whole life!"
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Anyway, I so excited yeaterday when I heard them on my XM radio. Enjoy the video....
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Corbin says to me "I know how to keep a wife satisfied!" (Oh! My what could this mean?")
I said "Really?"
He said "Yes."
I am sure you know what I am thinking right now. "Should I even open this can of worms? Do I want to open this can of worms?" Before I knew it out of my mouth came "How son?"
He said " The husbands wallet."
I am sure you agree with me on the relief part of this conversation. I told him "As long as you understand that you and your wife will get along great."
Okay here comes the come back of all times. He says, with a straight face mind you, "That is why I am not." (my mind says "He is not going to get married.") He continues "going to have a wallet."
I bet you didn't see that coming did you. I know I didn't.
How funny was all that? Anyway, I hope you found this funny if not to bad. I just took 1 minute from your life you will never get back.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
For those of you do not know, I have been looking for months for a pair of cute Red High Heels. Well the look is over, yesterday I went to purchase Dustin a pillow at Ross the department store. (Side not, if you want nice pillows at low prices this is the place to go, I purchase all of our pillows there. I purchased Dustin a Tommy Hilfiger pillow for $6.99.) How great is that?! It isn't as great as the shoe purchase though. I have included a picture of the tag to prove they were only $3.49, and are Nine West. WOW! This is my best find of the year so far! Go Lori it's your birthday! This is a recap of what happened. I walked over to shoe department thinking maybe I would find a pair of cute shoes in my size. I never do there. I spotted these very cute pair of red high heel shoes right of the bat. Then I saw the price and thought "Holy Mackerel, this can't be the price.". Next I looked at the size. My heart sunk,size 6. WHAT this can't be. I calmed down and regrouped my thoughts and decided I would bite the bullet and try them on anyway.They look so small. Just maybe they will fit. THEY FIT!!!!! They are a very small size 6. How awesome that was. So now I have a pair of red high heels.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Mrs Debbie and Tiffany
Corbin meets Shane for the first time.
Bailey is having so much fun on the wagon wide. But then it Bailey, she can fun doing just about anything.
Shane is still in rehab and will be for a while. He is battling a blood clot in his right lung right now. He is recovering very nice. keep praying for him and his recovery. Thank you.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Some of the vehilces that are on display were actually captured from other countries. Which I personally thought was very cool. We still have more to see on Fort Hood but we are waiting. Some were even ours that were captured and put into service by the other country.
We also went bowling and I think everyone had a blast. It was so nice being able to just hang out with each other as a family unit again.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Well, we took Dustin to his first duty station yesterday. He is stationed at Fort Hood, TX. God is so good to me. I wish I could be as good to him as he is to me and my family. Fort Hood is only 150 miles from my front door. It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to get home last night. Which is much better than him living in Georgia! Anyway, I thought you might like to see some pictures from his first trip home in over 6 months.
I told his Granny to meet me at my mothers in Houston, that I had something for her. She was so surprised when she found out it was Dustin. She cried and cried and cried some more. Here is a couple of pictures of Dustin relaxing at Aunt Chris's get together in his honor. We had such a great time as a family.
Look at the right hand column on my blog, you will find a list of my other blogs along with some of my families blogs.