Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crockpot Lemonade Chicken!

(Don't click inside b/c I don't know how to do that! ha!)
Last night I hosted BUNCO!!!! One of the prizes was this cute, little cookbook!!! I HEART cookbooks!!!!
I bought it in Fredricksburg, but you can buy it anywhere!!!
Before I gave it away to it's new lucky owner....I stole a recipe!!!!
Crockpot Lemonade Chicken.....it just sounds like summertime, huh????
Crockpot Lemonade Chicken is a fun and easy recipe! By using Lemonade, it gives a fun twist on the classic Lemon Chicken. Serve over hot rice.
Ingredients :
6 pieces of chicken (breasts and legs)

1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade ~ thawed

2 tbsp. brown sugar (I used more!)

3 tbsp. ketchup

1 tbsp. vinegar

2 tbsp. cornstarch

2 tbsp. cold water

Preparation : Step 1- Arrange chicken pieces in crock pot. Combine lemonade, brown sugar and ketchup and mix well. Pour over chicken. Cover. Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

Step 2- Remove chicken from pot, cover to keep hot. Transfer liquid to saucepan. Skim fat; combine cornstarch and cold water and add slowly to liquid, while stirring over low heat. When thickened, serve with chicken. Yield: 4-6 servings

My boys loved this recipe!!!

It's a keeper!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Past Night and the American Cancer Society!!!

My team has been hard at work raising money for Relay For Life!!!
My heart just smiled as families drove through last night to give their donation and pick up a meal for their family!!! We even had meals donated to needy and hurting families! Meals were bought and taken to familes that are currently being affected by cancer!!!
(Team memebers that helped w/ this project but not pictured are Deborah and Whitney Robinson and Deanna Mills.)
I love my community!!! I love that they are giving back!!! Thank you!!!
Look at these beautiful roses that showed up on my doorstep this morning!!!
I love sweet thoughtful friends!!!
What a nice way to start my day!!!!
I think we all need to spread a little kindness today! Go do something sweet for someone else!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fun in Fredericksburg....

This past weekend I had a great weekend with my Mom and sister in Fredericksburg!!
No husband, no kids, no schedules......absolutely no plans!!! It was amazing!!!!
This was the adorable house we stayed in!!!!
If I could have any house in the world....I would choose a house just like this!!!!
All of the little details just made this weekend special!
The backyard smelled like rose and it was so cute!!!
Lisa and I had the upstairs loft!!! Look at this......it just screams DARLIN!!!!!!!!!
I love little spaces with lots of CHARM!!!!
This little house was full of CHARACTER!!!!!!
We rested!!!!
We rocked on the front porch!!!
It did rain, but we didn't let it rain on our parade!!!!
There was a doodle~bug event last weekend in Fredericksburg!!!
There was every kind of doodle~bug....every color, every shape and every size!!!
Did you ever play doodle~bug when you where little??? You know, where you punch your friend when you see a doodle~bug??? Well, we had to call truce after I punched Lisa twice and she almost broke my finger!!!
We people watched!!!!
Lord have mercy!!!
Where is What not to Wear???
A white undershirt, bathing suit and boots ladies!!!
We ate lots of yummy food!!!
Look at the LOVE!!!
Heart shaped butter and look at my soup!!!!
We laughed....
and giggled
and acted really SILLY!!!!!!!!
We visited the Wildseed Farm!!!
Have you ever been there???

We took lots of pretty pics in the flowers!!!!

Time to say Good~Bye!!!
It was great to get away from all of the BUSINESS!!!!
Happy birthday weekend MOM!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another night at the ballpark!

Chattin it up with friends at 3rd base!
Words of wisdom from Dad!
Doin a little dance!
Slidin across HOME!!!

And a visit from Poppa!
It was a good day!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's Pasta time!!!!

It's Pasta time!!!!!
Place your order today for MEAL NIGHT!!!!!
April 22
Baked ziti ~ a yummy pasta dish, salad and garlic bread for $35.00!!!
It's a meal that will feed your whole family!!!
You can hardly go out to eat anymore for $35.00 and remember that all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!!!!
We need our community!!!!
Please support this great cause!!!
Please place your orders by April 19 so that we can prepare!!!! Thanks!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Take me out to the ballpark.....

Working on some batting with coach!
This is our very first game and we are playing against one of our very best friends!
Learning to run bases and boy is he fast!!!!
Peyton on first base and Tyler is the runner.....woo~hoo!!!! So much FUN!!!!
Batter up!!!!
On the pitcher's mound!!!
Doesn't he look handsome in his uniform????
Let's go RANGERS!!!!!!
We have waited for this adventure for a very LONG time.....longer than we would have liked!!!!
But, the time has come and we are ready for some baseball!!!!
It was a beautiful day!!!
We spent it with some beautiful people and we are looking forward to this fun season in life!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The longest post eva.....

I was so proud of my cute little nests!!
There was so much good food and I wonder why I can't loose weight!
The cousins!!!
The giant blue suckers that turned the boys into SMURFS!!!
Does anyone remember the SMURFS or did I just date myself???
Hot mama's!!!!!!
We were cheering our frisbee players on!
Frisbee golf anyone????
I have never heard of this, but the boys had a blast!!!
Mom's special cake!
April is a month of celebrations for our family!
My Mom, Dad, Cole, Jeff and Steph all have April bdays!
Peyton ~ 6, Cannon ~ 1, Garet ~ 12, Cole ~ 5
Mimi with her boys!
The grown~ups!!! Well, some of us!!!
The Tickners!
My fam!
Coy and Steph!

On Easter, we went to church with my inlaws!
We had a yummy Easter dinner and a fun egg hunt!
I just love this pic! It's really special to me!
Last week, my mom~n~law had a stroke and we discovered that the cancer is back in her brain.
BUT, she celebrated Easter with us!
Some of the grandkids!
Mama Rose with some of her kiddos!
She is the reason that I'm working so hard on Relay For Life this year! I see how she has suffered for 12 yrs. now. Though we do not know what to expect from day to day with her battle....there is one thing I know for sure! The good Lord has the perfect homecoming planned for her someday and until then.....we will enjoy the time that we have left!
Only God knows when that time will be! He must not be through with her yet!
Hope you and your family had a very HAPPY EASTER!!!
He is RISEN!!!