Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Time

Well, who the heck would have thought that little 'ole me would be doing the turkey this year!?!?! My cooking skills are what one would call amateur!!! I guess I have been a bit scared since the "turkey incident of '98"..... My sister Ginny and I hosted Thanksgiving and well, we forgot to remove 1 of the bags of inerds before baking!! Oops!
So you can see how one would NOT want to attempt this again. Well, 10 years have passed and I am going for it! I have to admit I dry-heaved removing the neck, THANK GOD I had some gloves to wear!!! I'm also being a little creative this year and i'm "brining" the turkey. Basically soaking it for several hours in a salty/yummy mixture. Then I am going to be puting it in the oven at 2:00 a.m. to bake all night :) I can't wait to wake up to the most delicious scent in the morning!! I just hope it tastes good!!!!!

The brine mixture: courtesy of Mr. Alton Brown :)

kosher salt, brown sugar, sage, rosemary, thyme, peppercorns, ice, water

Doesn't that look beautiful :)

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Keeps getting better :)

A little over 2 years ago I joined an amazing Mom's Group! I'll never forget how excited I was to get out of the house and meet new friends for Tatianna & Myself! She was just 6 weeks old at our 1st event. For the first few months of playdates, Tatianna was asleep :) It was a great opportunity to bond w/amazing women and get wonderful advice.

Now it is... 2 years later and I feel like these moms and children are family! How lucky & blessed Tatianna and I are! I can't wait for our children to grown up together... even if not in person, I know that the friends we have made, are lifelong friends and I pray we never loose touch through the miles that may one day seperate us...

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Silly girl!!! Have a great weekend everyone :)

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mmmmm Mmmmm Good

Tatianna and I had a fun "date" yesterday at McDonalds :~) It was sooooooooo hot outside and I decided to treat ourselves to an ice cream sundae! I let Tati just have at it.... She wouldn't even share :( Glad I thought to get one for myself! The look of pure joy on her face was priceless. It was a moment I will never forget. She kept looking at me and giving me the look of "is this really o.k. mom"

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Monday, November 10, 2008


Well I was tagged along with every one of you that reads my blog about "Secrets" At first I thought, hmmm if I tell you them, they WON'T be a secret anymore... HA HA!! But here are a few of my many (just kidding) :)
  1. I remember shoplifting candy w/my sister Lisa when I was only 5 years old (she was 7) It was a little market by my Grandma's house.
  2. I LOVE Country music and Rap music equally... soooo weird I know!
  3. I've been planning my boob job since Tati took her 1st drink of milk from me :)
  4. I'm obsessed w/celebrity gossip... I have to check and every night before bed or I can't sleep right... Such a complete dork I know...
  5. I slept with a special stuffed rabbit I got on a vacation in Mexico when I was 12 until I was 18....
  6. The only fake purse I own, is a Kate Spade purse that I bought 6 years ago in Boston and I feel too guilty to use it and hate seeing it hanging in my closet...
  7. I remember taking my 1st puff of a cigarette at the age of 5... Again thanks to my sister Lisa!

Well thanks for tagging me & the therapy girls... I feel much, much better!! xoxo

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Battery's NOT included :(

I have been planning my sister Ginny's 35th Birthday in Palm Springs for MONTHS!!! I have been sooo excited about getting away w/just the girls and you would have thought that I was soooooo prepared... Can you even believe that I somehow managed to leave my camera charger at home along with the camera card that allows me to take TONS of pictures...

I know it's not the end of the world... I was sad for a few minutes, laughed at all the "extra shit" I had brought instead of the essentials... and realized it was NOT going to ruin my awesome weekend with my sisters!!!

We had an amazing time and am so thankful for these moments when it's just the girls! Sleeping in until 10:00 this morning was the highlight of my year :)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Strike a Pose"

Last night I had such a fun night enjoying "The Material Girl" w/some girlfriends from work!! It was a little too political at times...but Madonna really knows how to put on a show!! Hard to believe she is as old as she is... :~) I would give anything for the amount of energy she has!!!

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Tatianna enjoying the petting zoo at her school's Halloween carnival!

They had a cookie decorating station... Tati definitely got her fill of frosting :)

"Not another picture Mom"

Tatianna waiting sooooo patiently for her turn in the bounce house!

This little Fairy Princess sure had a wonderful time trick-or-treating:)

Tatianna's Preschool Class

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