Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
The kids had a good time playing. Jake & Sarah have a HUGE basement that makes a great playroom. Abby came upstairs and pulled on Jake's pant leg to show him her newest toy discovery:
So, we had a pretty fun Thanksgiving. Very different - only my second Thanksgiving being away from family. How was yours?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
**My fruit salad (my nephew, Dylan's, favorite!)
**Meemaw's Oreo ice cream
**Sheila's pecan cobbler (Holy crap - this stuff will up your blood sugar to 1,000,000 but it is SOOOO GOOOOD!!!)
**Mamaw's pound cake with vanilla sauce
**Hope's sausage balls
**Hope's sopapilla cheesecake (Zac saw me type Hope's name on the sausage balls and told me to add this one pretty quickly)
**My dad's fried turkey
**My pineapple & brown sugar glazed ham
**Aunt Donna's layered salad (this is a new one, it's yummy)
**My homemade rolls
I'm sure there are more and I will probably add to this list. What are your favorite holiday foods?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Hi my name is: Sarah Leanne Elliott
Never in my life have I been to: Boston
The one person who can drive me nuts is: My husband (but there's nobody else I'd rather put up with!)
When I'm nervous I: Tend to get easily overwhelmed and semi-freak out
The last song I listened to was: one of Michael Buble's songs...can't remember which one
My hair is: Free of silver streaks, at least for the next few weeks
When I was 5: I was in kindergarten
Last Christmas: Was our second one with our Abby Punkin
I should be: In bed asleep
When I look right: I see a little girl asleep in the recliner who should be in her bed.
I'm looking forward to: Seeing my hubby next Saturday. I miss him!!
If I were a character on Grey's Anatomy: I wouldn't know who to be; I've only seen half of an episode...
By this time next year: I might be pregnant again....??
My current annoyance is: Clutter.
I have a hard time understanding: How people can be ok with abortion - It disgusts me.
There's this girl I know who: Is the cutest thing ever and is asleep in the recliner right now. :)
If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: Zac
I want to buy: The Cricut Expression
If you visited the place I'm from: Your sinuses would be going crazy.
I'd rather hold a cockroach than: A mouse.
The most recent thing I've bought myself was: Getting my hair colored.
Most recent thing someone else bought me was: Admission to my nephew's football game on Friday night.
In the mornings: I'm a little retarded.
Last night: We drove to see my nephew's football game - looooong drive.
If I were an animal I would be: A bear - hibernating sounds fun.
Tomorrow I am: Going to church, then hanging with my in-laws.
Tonight I am: Sharing a bed with my toddler. :o/
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Zac has an obsession with Fox News. I would rather, especially right now, watch Food Network or a stupid soap opera. Anything to get away from all the craziness of this blasted election. Right now they are streaming live from NObama's rally in Florida. And I just can't make sense of all of this....
"I'm going to give teachers higher salaries!!
I'm going to make sure everyone has insurance!!
Insurance will have to cover all of your problems!!
I'm going to tax big business!!
Businesses have to use clean energy!!"
And, while doing all of this.....
"I'm going to lower taxes!!"
HUH? Maybe it's just the mathmetician in me (there isn't much of one..) but I don't see how that works. And if you tax all these businesses and insurance companies, don't you figure they'll have to pass the buck to somebody? Hmmm...
Now, I'm John McCain's biggest fan. I kinda think this election is the lesser of two evils, as most elections are. I just don't see how people can really believe the promises that any politician makes. 2+2=4, not 3. And they just can't seem to get that.
The biggest thing that keeps me on the right side of the fence is abortion. How can you have a child, want a child or love a child and think that abortion is ok? I have too many friends that can't have babies and WANT them. And people think that those precious baby lives can just be thrown away. I just can't wrap my brain around that one.
Yes, I think that certain people should be helped. My grandmother depends on her social security - we need to protect that. My nephew is covered by a government sponsored insurance. But really - the rules are too loose. As a bank teller, I cashed too many government aid checks for PERFECTLY NORMAL PEOPLE - my faith in our government is a little jaded.
But, I've voted. I cast my vote for the people that I think will do the best job and will uphold the values that I've been taught. And that's my civic duty.
I'm off my soapbox now. I promise to post a happy, upbeat Halloween post as soon as Zac gets his camera out of the car. :o)
If you're interested in seeing my adorable daughter proclaim our political views, check her out on YouTube.