Friday, November 21, 2008

My dancin' boys

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Halloween party At our house!

All the guys hanging out! Aren't they so nice to let us girls have the couch!

All us girls hanging out!

Cute baby shrek!

More baby shreks!

The shrek family

Jesse and his cute boys
Blake & Camden
(Mario & Luigi)

Friday, November 14, 2008



My ABC's...

A = Age: 28

B = Bed size: King

C = Chore(s) you hate: sweeping/mopping, picking up clothes and toys off the floor, cleaning the bathrooms

D = Dessert you love: Ice cream

E = Essential start to your day item: Breakfast & computer

F = Favorite actor(s):Ewan McGregor, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah, Mandy moore,

G = Gold or Silver: silver

I = Instruments you play: 0 =(

J = Job title: Homemaker

K = Kitchen color(s): Maroon and green

L = Living arrangements: Living in a 4 bedroom # bath home in Saratoga springs Married to my sweet husband of 6 years and 3 cutest boys ever! Hopefully someday a girl will join us! =)

M = My name is: Adrianne

N = Nicknames: Adri, Ages,

O = Overnight hospital stay: Never

P = Pets: No, I have my boys, and husband!

Q = Favorite quote:

"Enduring to the end is a process filling every minute of our life, every hour, every day, from sunrise to sunrise. It is accomplished through personal discipline following the commandments of God."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

R = Right or left handed: Right

S = Siblings: 1

T = Time you woke up today: 10:15

U = Unique about you: I am Adopted

V = Vegetable you love: Zucchini

W = Worst habit: wasting my time

X = X-Rays you've had: Teeth

Y = Yummy food you make: Tater tots fried up with broccoli and "beef". Yum!

Z = Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Now you know my ABC's ~ Next time won't you *blog* me yours!

PS: anyone notice there is no H

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brotherly love!

Tanner being the very active boy he is jumped off something and landed wrong am hurt his arm.

So since he couldn't eat his sweet brother was feeding him apple sauce. Cute brothers!

8 things

8 T.V. shows I like to watch
1. Jon & kate plus 8
2. 17 kids & counting
3. The amazing race
4. big brother
5. Gossip girl
6. My wife and kids
7. The hills
8. CSI Miami

8 things that happened yesterday
1. Went to dance at Jane house with heather
2. hang out at heathers house for a couple of hours
3. fought with Jayden to try and get him to leave heathers
4. Nursed Gabe (all day) =)
5. talked with todd when we were home together
6. Made dinner for my family and for girls night (thanks Heidi, Heather Nancy & Shanea for coming)
7. Played karaoke revolution on xbox
8. Cleaned kitchen and went to bed.

8 places I like to eat
1. Taco bell
2. Subway
3. chili's

4. Sizzlers (FAV)
5. Shanghi cafe
6. Chuck-a-rama
7. Hogi yogi
8. olive garden

8 things I'm looking forward to
1. for the government to let ASD get back to business NOW!!
2. Tues dance class
3. Girls nights
4. Todd getting home everyday
5. starting my cleaning business
6. getting a business loan
7. having money!
8. Todd being worry free and stress free

8 things on my wish list

1.Getting a maid myself so I won't have to clean my own house, just other peoples. =)

2. Not having to worry about money ever.
3.For ASD to get going again
4. Buy new clothes for Todd & I & the boys
5. A very fun, nice decorated house!
6. A finished landscaped yard
7. for my whole family to live to the millenium!!!!
8.To have a little a girl

I tag Megan, Jalayne, Heidi, Nancy, Heather, Coralie, Celeste,

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

money printing company

We are starting are own money printing company, anyone want some? =)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Some good facts to know!

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to
pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a
couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in a double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper.
Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and
sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350
for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, - Set heat to med-low and heat until warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works!

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done. Easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You will frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount of frosting. Also eating less sugar and calories per serving.

Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and for-
get about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not
get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper.
The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and...tada!...static is gone.

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such
as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. when the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed.

The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.) He then took the filter to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material...I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like.
Well, the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over the mesh and that is what burns out the heating unit.
You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free...that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box...well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to have the potential to burn your house down. He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.
He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?!
Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that.
So, I thought I'd share!

Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen.
I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it...the water ran right thru the screen.
There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!