Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

All of us "wild Indians" here at the Rose household would like to wish you and your family a very
Happy Turkey Day!

Monday, November 24, 2008


It's a good thing that I love to cook/bake!
Two Cracker Barrels Hashbrown Casseroles!
Two of Denise's Sweet Potato Casseroles!
Two fudge pecan pies!
Two Pumpkin pies!
Two loaves of pumpkin bread!
and an eggnog cake!
Two pans of Miss RuthAnn's pumpkin pie bars!
Homemade Mac & Cheese!
Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole!

Ok, to all of my traditional Baptist friends...this is my COOKING RUM!!!
Yum! Yum!
I broke one HUGE cooking rule tonight!
NEVER, EVER measure liquid ingredients over your batter!
Ooops! It just happened to be the rum into my eggnog cake!
Shhh!!! Don't tell anyone! It really was an accident! My four yr. old is obsessed with pumpkin pie!
He is the ONLY one in the family that LOVES pumpkin pie!
He has been asking me for over a month to make him some pumpkin pie! you go Pey!
Are you girls cookin?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Bunch of TURKEYS!!!

Gathering around for the annual TURKEY TROT!!! This is an annual race at the Intermediate School! A race for fitness! The race is a little over a mile!
Nearing the finish line, Dad was yelling..."Don't let that girl beat you BOY!!!"
What a TURKEY!!!
My TURKEY said, "I truly think I'm dying! Just stick a fork in me...I'm done!"
Garet beat his time from last year by 17 seconds!
A little coaching from marathon runner...DAD!!!
I personally think marathon running in for the BIRDS!!!

Some yummy school TURKEY!!!
( I would rather eat this than run a marathon!)


Look at these CUTE TURKEYS!!!

All of our sweet friends are at the top of our Thanksgiving list!!! We are so grateful for all of the special people in our lives! We hope that you are enjoying all of this beautiful FALL weather and thinking about how BLESSED you really are!
Gobble! Gobble!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Wonderful Weekend!

It was a great, fun, busy weekend! The weather was absolutely gorgeous!
It was like 10 below 0 and the wind was blowing 100 mph!!!
Our first cold front here in Texas!
Fri. night I went to another paint party while my boys camped out in a tent all night long!
They froze their patookies off, but had a great time!
I had the whole house to myself!
I had the warm bed all to myself!
I even got to sleep in until 8:30 with NO interruptions! Yahoo!
I got a well needed pedi... RED...for Christmas!!!
I drank lots of coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer! Yummo!!!
We ate a BIG pot of chicken~n~dumplings! Made by my husband...even better!!!
Watched Alvin and the Chipmunks for the first time! My children have watched it
1,486,545 times!'s Rudolph!!!
JK...Auburn went hunting and got him a deer!

Well GOLLY Maw...That means we have sausage in the freezer! Yippeee!!!!
Hope you had a good weekend!
It sure was nice and cozy around here!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

God Is Love

"I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a tea cup
than I can comprehend the wild,
uncontainable love of God."
-Brennan Manning, author
Happy Sunday!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy birthday Cherie Berry!!!

Meet Cherie!
She is one of my nearest and dearest friends!
I'm celebrating her's her birthday!!!
Over the years, I've had the privilege of seeing her raise her babies!
She is such a wonderful mom!
Wise beyond her years!
She is my partner in crime!
She still knows how to have FUN at 4_!!!!
Real food fights in the house and wrestling with her 18 year old son in the yard!
She has more energy than any one person I know!
She's so talented! She is so selfless! So thoughtful! So loving!

She's beautiful on the inside and out!!

We have been places and had a GRAND OLD TIME!!!
We have laughed, cried, laughed until we cried, argued, peed, partied, shopped!!!
No matter how busy, hectic or crazy life may get...I know I have a sweet friend!!!
I'm so glad that God created this sweet friend of mine 4_ years ago!
Happy birthday my friend!
I love you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring Our Veterans...

Honoring the men and women who serve for my freedom!
Thank you!
I almost forgot...yesterday was the Marine Corp Birthday! This is one day that won't go unnoticed around the Rose home! It ranks right on up there with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter for Auburn! He was receiving text messages at 5:00AM from Marine buddies! They don't always remember each other's birthdays, but the phone is ringing on this day!


Auburn's brother, Matthew, was just deployed to Iraq for his fourth tour! We have NOT forgotten you Matt! We pray for your safety everyday! In fact, you were the topic of conversation around the dinner table tonight! We love you! Thank you for fighting for our freedom!

Freedom is not Free
by Ashley Persyn

There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty

As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river through the grass
Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day

We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Excuse me...5:30 AM...WHAT???

OK...If you can't read the time...Let me read it for you!!! It reads 5:40...AM!!!!
Someone had the bright idea of getting up and walking in the mornings at 5:30 AM and it wasn't me! You see, I'm not much of a morning person and I'm not much of an exercising person! That say "someone" says it's going to make us feel so energized and healthy and we are going to shed some unwanted pounds!!! It ain't happenin yet!
BUT, for the record....this chick has walked 4 mornings in a row!
Count them...
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!!!
Yes Sireee!!!
I keep my phone close in case I need to call 911!

"Hey! Wait up girls!!!"

Do you know how much fun it is to keep up with those LONG FREAKIN legs?


Cherie worked it so hard that she was glistening!!!!

Sweat... That's a NEGATIVE!!!
No, it wasn't sweat.....we got rained on!
It started to mist and I said, " Oh no! It's going to rain and my hair is going to be a fro!" The girls said, " Carrie, it's just a little rain! It's not going to KILL you!" So, I thought ..."Your right! If my butt got out of bed at 5:30 to walk...rain is not going to STOP me!" Well, it started to pour and we had rain running down our scalp. It was raining into our eyes and into our nose! Need less to say, Denise and Cherie said "It's RAINING!" And we stopped because they said so!
They didn't have to be at work at 8:00 and I did!
OK...I'll stop griping!
If I don't stop griping, they may tie me to a tree or push my in a ditch somewhere!
Lacy, will you listen for me?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Give Me Jesus...

Good morning.
OK... The election thing didn't go quite like I had hoped and prayed.
I'm a little sad this morning.
I'm a little disappointed.

I'm a little worried...a little scared.

And then I heard this song by Jeremy Camp!

Go listen to it! You can have this world...I just want Jesus!

God is in control!

The wonderful thing about being a Christian is the hope, faith and TRUST we have in Jesus Christ!

He knew all along that Obama would be our next Pres. It's no surprise to's apart of his plan!

So...don't be discouraged! We have VICTORY in Jesus Christ!

My 11 year old son woke up and cried when he heard the news this morning!We had to have a HUGE pep talk! We can't live in fear and saying "What if..."

Be encouraged my friend! We are all in this together!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's VOTE day!!!

The time has come to cast that ballot!!!!

My friend Denise shared this site with me and I want to share it with you...

God already knows who is going to be President and where this election will take our country, but prayer is important!

"I pray that the President will delight himself in you, Lord, knowing that you will give him the desires of his heart."

Psalms 37:14

This is the first time in my life that I "EARLY" voted!!! Did you VOTE early???

Voting is a privilege!!!

Don't take the blessing away from others!

Get out there and vote today!!!!!

Our future depends on it!