Sunday, January 30, 2011

Family of Rock Stars

We finally joined the rest of the world and got a guitar for our X Box. The kids love it which I find funny since they can't use it. Of course I am right there with them b/c I can't figure it out either!! Maybe this will help me with my coordination! HA! Here are a few pics of the Rock Stars in our house!
Daddy and Kate
Caroline playing away!
Mason Man trying it out!
Daddy playing with the kids!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Caroline's Day at The Dallas Market

Caroline got to join us at market today. The other two have preschool on Monday, so on Monday's Caroline has a day to herself! She was so good, for the most part. In her mind she probably sees market as candy land since most showrooms have candy everywhere. It was so funny to see what she had to say. It was mostly "I am tired of this aisle." or "Can we go ride the escalator again?". Not really the ideal place to take a child, but she handled it quite well for just one day of hard core shopping/selecting.
She just received a little something at this one showroom. She was THRILLED!
C is talking to a rep at the window in this camper. Isn't it neat?! They said this guy built it just for this showroom and had it shipped there. I would love to have seen them putting this thing in place. They did ask if she wanted to get in, she didn't hop in without permission. :)
Perfect size for Caroline!
Mawmaw and Caroline playing with silly Santa headbands. And no, we are not off season. At market you tend to buy a lot of Christmas items in January for THIS Christmas 2011! No wonder I want to listen to Christmas music all year long!

Friday, January 21, 2011

To Market To Market

My mom is in town right now for the week. We are going to the Dallas Market Center daily for their Spring Market. Hopefully I can post more pics later this weekend or next week. Whew! I don't know how full time working moms do it! I am worn out when I get home! My moms gift store is in Choudrant, LA - Lusiana Traditions. Check out her blog if you have not done so! She has a little bit of everything, fun seasonal items, platters, napkins, lots of personalized jewelry, baby section and smocked clothes. Just to name a few things off the top of my head!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easy Lemon Cake

My mom made this cake at Christmas and I made my first one last weekend. It is so easy and you keep coming back for more!

1 box of DH Lemon cake mix

1 small box of lemon pudding

3/4 cup of oil

4 eggs

1 can of sprite

Mix together in a bowl, put in a bundt pan. Bake for 45 min. on 35o.

Let cool for 25 min. in pan.


Lemon juice in the bottle

Powder Sugar

Sift powdered sugar into Lemon Juice, you want it to be a little Lemony. Mix together.
Of course my mom said to do that to taste, so I don't have measurements on that part. Drizzle it over the cake.

This cake was so good, my mom made it before Christmas and we were still eating it a week later!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Feels like we just moved again!

Friday some friends from Jones, Louisiana came to visit and were nice enough to bring a long Uhaul trailer full of furniture for us! Brent's parents are wanting to sell their home in Jones, LA (if anyone wants a NICE home in the country let me know) and were willing to share some of their furniture with us. I think every room in our house got a new piece! Brent also now has a closet full of camo. Not really sure what he is going to do with that out here. Good thing we have rods up high in the closet. Ok, and I got a doll house that Brent would rather trash, but I insist on keeping it. It WILL look good if I can ever finish it. Gotta add that project to the to do list. After unloading we got to have a fun time visiting all weekend and playing with kids of course.

Dion wanting to get everything OUT!
Caroline and Dion in her "house".
Playing before bed with Dion and Cindy.
Kate ready for church.
Caroline's silly face!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


If you have not heard of Ebates you should try it. It is a search engine that when you go there BEFORE you go to the website to purchase an item you will get cash back quarterly. We have been doing this for over a year and it is great to get the surprise check in the mail. You can join through this link.

My example would be for Best Buy. 1st go to, then search for Best Buy under ebates. It takes you directly to their website so you purchase as needed from there! We just made a purchase last week and bought it through ebates, but still picked it up in the store and got an extra 1% off. No a lot, but it does add up!! Happy Ebates Shopping!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yummy Chicken Enchiladas

I just finished making these Enchiladas for this weekend. We have company coming in town, so I thought I would get a head start. This is what they look like before going in the oven. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I got it from another blog...

Recipe found here:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1/2 Bath Partial Makeover

Last week I finally decided to tackle stenciling our 1/2 bath. I do love it, but I will NEVER do it again! It took a little over 8 hours to complete the job! I wish I had taken a before pic, but did not even think about it. Here is a little taste of what it looks like now!

Quick pic of Kate and Caroline after school today. We just got back from the library, so I am about to start reading! (Mason is napping, so he missed out on picture taking.)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas 2010

We went to Louisiana this year for Christmas again. Before we left we HAD to see Santa first, so we got to stop by Daddy's office to talk to him on our way out of town. Caroline would not even get close to him, but Mason and Kate hopped right on his lap and told him exactly what they wanted this year. The day after we had our big Gregory Christmas with all of the Aunt's, Uncle's and Cousins. We love getting to do that, since we don't see everyone very much. After that it was a week long preparation for Christmas day! So much fun, can't wait to do it again next year!

Mason, Cousin Beau, Kate and Cousin Lydia singing Christmas Carols. Can you guess how loud they were by looking at their mouths?!?

Della and Pappy with all of the grandchildren. I think the girls have the posing thing down.

Family shot.

Kate with her new doll Christmas morning.

The girls working on the long hair!Kate and Mason cruising around in his new truck.

Melanie, MawMaw and Aunt Amy Christmas Eve. (Melanie is modeling her new scarf.)

Mason taking a break from riding his truck to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

The car packed up for the ride home! Everyone was great on the ride, but it still took awhile to get home. Caroline spilt her milk all in her seat, so one stop in Arcadia to take off wet pants and clean up the mess. Then another stop to make sure the Barbie house was still attached to the roof of the car. The last stop was made right outside of Dallas when we ran out of gas! In Brent's defense the steering wheel blocked his view of the gas light, so he had NO IDEA we were out! 30 minutes later we were back on the road and HOME! We might have to consider staying home for Christmas this year!

Missing Tooth

If you have not noticed in previous posts, Mason lost his first tooth on Tuesday this past week. They were playing on the indoor playground after school and he must have fallen into the slide. We had a few tears, but then wanted to hear more about this tooth fairy. We went to the dentist to make sure everything was ok and the other teeth were not loose as well, everything was good. Whew! That night the tooth fairy left him $2.oo. He says he is going to spend it all on ice cream!!

Can I go out in the snow?

It snowed at our house today yea! "Can I go out in the snow?" is the question of the day. The kids are loving it, then come inside to thaw, then back out in it again!