Finally, I have a little time to sit down and catch my breath. I hope you all had a Happy Turkey Day! Our Thanksgiving was wonderful, full of family, fun and way too much fabulous food. I am actually tired of eating. I may not cook for a week! Coach is on the road recruiting and I think the kids can survive on cereal and pudding cups.
Actually, as good as not cooking for a week sounds, it's too late. I have a big pot of bean soup on the stove right now. I couldn't help it! We had a big beautiful ham bone left over from Thanksgiving and it's really cold outside today. You just can't ignore some things, it had to be done!
Speaking of leftovers, I have to rave about my fried turkey gumbo! On Thanksgiving day, Coach fried up a turkey to perfection and we ate it until we had our fill. Then, Big Daddy pulled all the remaining meat off the bone for me, on Saturday I made a fried turkey and smoked sausage gumbo that was out of this world! We normally serve gumbo over rice, but I tried it over some leftover cornbread dressing and it was yummy. I think we just started a new tradition. Fried turkey gumbo and day full of football is a winner in our book!
We started decorating for Christmas on Saturday and we're still not finished. I started out strong, but I still have several boxes of stuff left to unpack and I'm kinda over it. I was hoping Santa's elves would have finished while I slept last night, but no dice. I guess I better get off the computer and get it finished.
Before I go, I have some wonderful news to share. My third child will be delivered later this week. (I know, I was shocked too!) I can't wait for you all to meet her...I think she's going to weight about 3 lbs, she's black and shiny, sharp and fast! I haven't decided on a name just yet.
Okay...Okay.... it's a camera, but I just know I'm going to love it almost as much as my children. It's the Nikon D700, the camera of my dreams. It's the camera I've considered selling an internal organ to acquire. And now, thanks to the generosity of my loving and super supportive parents, that baby will be mine in just a few days! "Thank you" just doesn't seem good enough to express my graditude to my Mom and Dad for giving me such a wonderful gift.
I LOVE YOU, MOM & DAD!!!
P.S. My daddy did try to bribe with a $1500 lens if I would actually give them one more grandbaby. I flatout told him no, but the longer I think about that sweet lens..............maybe.............just maybe................
Happily married to a college football coach for 14 wonderful years, mom to 2 amazing little knuckleheads, photographer, crafty chick, loves to cook, wannabe gardener, beach bum, pool floater, Saints fan, happy girl ___
ORIGIN: Natchitoches, Louisiana___
MAY BE SEEN: Getting rowdy at football games, riding on a Mardi Gras float, arguing with my computer, jumping curbs in the minivan, with my nose in a book, dreaming about a vacation, digging in the dirt, chasing kids and acting crazy with a camera strapped around my neck___
SECRET WEAPON: PhotoShop___
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Flipflops, Coca~Cola, computer, camera, library card, kids' giggles, husband's love and support___
ENEMIES: Long lines, slow drivers, hurricanes___
HEROES: Parents who made sure I've been loved every day of my life, my children who make me laugh until my belly hurts and my wonderful husband for always saying yes to my crazy ideas and loving me uncondionally no matter what___
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds