Friday, November 28, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving. The past 4 years we've gone to my in-laws for the holiday and then they come over here for Christmas. It works out great for all except THIS year my weekend to work and my Thanksgiving to work fell at the same time. The good news is I got to stay home and spend it with my side of the family AND I actually got off work Thanksgiving night, so I was able to stay all day. I was so stuffed with turkey and dressing and casseroles I thought I would never eat again...but alas...then came dessert! We actually had a whole week of Thanksgiving. Kai and Lisa came down on Sunday to celebrate and we cooked a big Thanksgiving meal then ate the leftovers for 2 days. Mmmmm! The boys were sweet enough to take us to see Twilight. Yay! It was so good....I mean for a teeny bopper was good. If anyone out there hasn't read them...I highly recommend them.'s about vampire love but it's written for preteens so it's wholesome and I haven't met one person who could put the book down once they started. Overall, it was a great holiday. We have so many things to be thankful for. God has blessed us with love, family, friends, jobs, warm shelter over our heads, and food for our bellies. My dad's chemo/radiation are going well...even though he has bad days and is tired a lot he's done really well the past 3 weeks. Radiation apparently agrees with him. I'm so thankful God hears and answers our prayers. What a wonderful thing. I'm so thankful God sacrificed his Son for us to have salvation. Thank God for his grace. Where would we be without it? What are ya'll thankful for this year???

Want some turkey??

Kai and Casey played the wishbone

Kai won! Hope his wish came true.


Lisa had just started reading Twilight when she came and of course...this is what we did. She couldn't put it down. I even wanted to reread the 1st one before the movie because it's so good!

She read Chloe to sleep. How sweet!

This is Chloe after the turkey! This is her new way to lay on the couch. Usually she lays on the back cushion but her belly was too full and she couldn't make the extra climb.

My mom and sister and me at Thanksgiving.

Ginger and my nephew Zack and soon to be niece Murphy!!

The Colson fam

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star....

We've gave my sister a baby shower last weekend. She got lots of fun stuff...I don't think she'll have to buy anything. She's having a little girl, Murphy. I wanted to do something special for he so I made her a baby quilt. It was my first one ever. Quilting is definitely my new hobby. It was so much fun. Check out the pics.

A work in progress
The finished quilt!

My favorite quilt animal. Casey drew this one for me. Then I traced, cut, and appliqued the pieces down. Then I embroidered the edges on the machine and hand embroidered the eyes and mouth. Isn't he cute??

A lot of my pictures were blurry, so this the only good one of her opening the quilt. There were tears involved when she realized I made it. It was very sweet.

And on another of my best friends from high school got married on Saturday. I was a bridesmaid, but was not very good at taking pictures. I didn't even get one of us together! Her name's Jennifer. She looked absolutely beautiful! Congrats Mrs. Dooley!

A few of the bridesmaids!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CBS update

Well....I got jipped by CBS. Let's all boycott! HA! The reporter who was coming played phone tag with me for a few days and then didn't call back until Tuesday....the day the show was to air! How rude! Apparently they ran out of time to do extra interviews, but wanted me to be part of a follow up show this week. Who needs follow up on COUPONS!!??? Anywho.....needless to say....I haven't heard from her. Surprise Surprise! Guess I'll just have to go back to NOT being famous. *Sigh*

Friday, November 07, 2008

I'm gonna be on TV!!!!

That's right folks! I'm gonna be a tv star...equipped with a dressing room, bulb lit mirror, an agent, and fame! I'm gonna have to watch out for the papperazzi now! Nah....just kidding....but I AM being interviewed by CBS news (Hence the huge picture I couldn't make smaller). They are doing a story on the Grocery Game and my name came up on a list for the website. I've had 7 referrals, so my name came up. CBS is coming to my house on Monday to interview me and look at my stockpile. The show will air on Tuesday....I imagine the 5:00 or 6:00 news...not sure yet. Be sure to look my TV debut. Next it's the Today Show then Racheal Ray or maybe Oprah! Hee...Hee!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Shower and a Rush of Gold

Well...time got away from me before I could post Gold rush pictures. So I'm making it a double entry. We went to Dahlonega for Gold Rush a few weekends ago and were able to spend lots of time with old college friends. It was so great to hang out with friends we hadn't seen in a while. Here are some pics.

Darrell being one of the kids

The pyromaniacs made an awesome bonfire!

Kai was a little scared!

Sunday was Brooke's first bridal shower. She's tying the knot in December and we wanted to do something special for her big day. We had a great turn out and she got lots of great stuff to begin her career of wife.

The flower child and her waffle maker

Just wanted to add our pumpkin in. Casey was making a storm trooper from Star Wars.