Friday, December 26, 2008

Best Friends Forever!

This was taken at my brothers wedding.
I just love it.
They love each other.
They beg for each other when apart.
They stick up for each other at school.
They usually tell people....
This is my sister Tae.
or This is my sister Adi.
They are really cousins.
But only three months apart in age.
This picture totally shows their personalities.
Tae is demure and sweet,
Adi struts the cutest spunky little attitude.
They will look after each other forever.

Foodie Pics

Tae eating a chocolate covered strawberry! Yum! Fruit Salad
Recipe's Below
in blog.
BBQ water chestnut's
Three different Christmas Casseroles
Recipe's below in blog.
Bottom one is same but with
green chilies instead of meat.

Christmas Morning

Or should we say Christmas Chaos!
Christmas was awesome! Our whole family came for breakfast.
The children were so excited and full of joy!
Here are some pics. My camera needs some adjusting!
Tae with a cheek full of food.
Adi loved her sleeping bag Carson and Robin gave her!

Stella was not sure about all the commotion!

Gabby and Stella in there Christmas Jammie's.
Grandma Nora, Adi and Tae checking out a present.

My favorite Christmas Present: Stella Jane Sullivan

Lindsey helping Tae with her DS with the wowee cub snuggled in Tae's neck.
Jr. loves Stella! He wanted us to all leave him alone with her.
June Bugs new Spiderman bike.
Jun and Adi and the Christmas Clutter.
Oh my the MESS!
Lindsey opening a blanky grandma Nora made. Beautiful!
Every present Gab opened she said: "It's Gabby's"
What a blessing it is to have a Happy Healthy Family!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Cupcakes

This was a order I fulfilled.
Top left: Hummingbird cake(banana and pineapple)
with Cream Cheese Frosting Topped with Coconut.
Top right: Red Velvet Cake
with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
and Peppermint sprinkles.
Middle: Boston Cream Cake
(vanilla cake filled with my Bavarian Cream Center)
White chocolate ganache frosting
with Christmas decor.
My Daughter Jennifer helped me (as usual).
We ripped christmas fabric and tied them around the containers.

Easiest Cheese Ball

1 cube cream cheese (softened)
1 cube butter(softened)
2 T Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
I use my mixer with paddle to blend everything together.
Cover and chill.
Take out of Ref. and mold into balls with hands.
Roll in either parsley flakes or chopped nuts.
Serve at room temp.

Bret Michael's AGAIN! husband is going to be mad about this post!
But, here goes:
Oh yeah....Bret Michael's rode trip!
Birth Name: Bret Michael Sychak
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/15/1963, Pisces
Profession: Rock singer; actor; producer
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Bret Michaels Fast Facts:
Diagnosed with diabetes at age 6.
Once worked as a busboy at a Bob's Big Boy.
Best known as the singer for the '80s hair-metal band Poison.
He and his bandmates left Pennsylvania for Los Angeles in 1984. They ended up selling more than 25 million records.
Was seriously injured in a 1994 car accident.
A sex video of him and his ex-girlfriend Pamela Anderson circulated in the late '90s.
Wrote, directed, scored and starred in the 1998 thriller A Letter From Death Row.
The film was coproduced by Charlie Sheen, who had formed a production company with
Michaels in the mid-'90s
Released his first official solo album, Songs of Life, in 2003.
Bret Michaels Relationships:
Raine Elizabeth Michaels - Daughter
Jorja Bleu Michaels - Daughter
Susie Hatton - Ex-significant Other
Michelle Sychak - Sister
Nicole Sychak - Sister
Marjorie - Mother
Wally Sychak - Father
Pamela Anderson - Ex-significant Other
Kristi Gibson - Ex-significant Other
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Thu, Dec 25, 11:30 PM Chelsea Lately New VCR+: 87816 E!
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Thu, Jan 1, 11:00 PM Rock of Love 2 VCR+: 31604 VH1
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(Great Sunday TV NOT!)
I have been watching a little of
Rock of Love Charm School.
But I will definitely be
tuning into Rode Trip!
He is so Hot and so Gross
all in the same sentence!
My husband never gets bugged about things like this
but my post below about Bret Michael's bugged him!
He said: "How would you like one of your daughters
dragging him home".
Good Point!
But it is pretty fun to watch!

Monday, December 22, 2008


If you follow my blog you know that I teach the Sunbeam Class
at my Church.
These are the 3-4 yr olds.
Two of my own grand daughters are in my class.
The song leader asked Adi what song she would like
to sing?
She answered: "I kissed a girl".
She does sing this song. She knows most of the words.
You know kids just pick up on things you never imagine
that they are even listening to.


Here are a few Christmas Morning Recipes
that are a family tradition for us.
We have a BIG Breakfast/Brunch
then just piece all day.
Most everything you can make before hand,
so you can enjoy Christmas!
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Fabulous 2009!

Simple Fruit Salad (not a make ahead).

2 Bananas sliced
4 clementine oranges peeled and sectioned
4 apples sliced thin
2 cups grapes(any variety)
1 grapefruit peeled and sectioned
Add together in bowl.
Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over top.
Gently stir to coat.
You can drizzle a little honey and a dash of cinnamon.
Or you can mix in or dollop real whipping cream.

My Mom's Cinnamon or Orange Rolls:

You can make this recipe Orange Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls, or cut down the
sugar for a light and fluffy Dinner Roll.
In a large bowl mix:
1 1/2 c lukewarm water
2/3 c sugar
1 1/2 T salt
1 heaping T. yeast and stir until dissolved.
2 eggs
2/3 c soft shortening (melted but not hot)
1 c lukewarm mashed potatoes
(instant is fine mixed with water only until right consistency)
Mix in 6-7 c unsifted flour and knead.
Add flour until you can knead it.
The stickier the better.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hrs or overnight.
(will keep in refrigerator for up to 5 days).
Roll out on floured surface to a large oblong shape
About 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
Mix together and spread on top of dough:
1 c. sugar
2/3 c melted butter
Zest of 2-3 oranges.
If you want cinnamon rolls:
1 c sugar
2/3 c melted butter
2 T. ground cinnamon.
Roll up and pinch closed. Cut into 1" slices.
Place rolls on buttered pan.
Let rise until desired size. (pretty big).
Bake 375* for 10-15 min. until golden brown.
Frost when cool:
1 bag pwd sug.
1/2 c butter (soft)
1 cube cream cheese (soft)
1 t vanilla
canned milk until right consistency.
*zest of 1 orange(if making Orange Rolls)
You can freeze these rolls after cutting(before rising) on a cookie sheet
for 2 hrs. then transfer them into air tight bag.
Freeze until ready to rise.

BBQ Water Chestnuts

2 Cans Whole Water Chestnuts
1 Pkg. Pre-cooked Bacon
1 Bottle BBQ Sauce
Wrap each Chestnut with a Slice of Bacon
Put a toothpick threw to hold.
Set on cookie sheet.
Drizzle them with BBQ Sauce
Broil until Bacon is Crispy and Heated.

Little Smokies:

2 Pkgs. Little Smokies (sausage)
1 Small Jar Grape Jelly
1 Jar Chili Sauce
Mix ingredients together in Sauce Pan.
Simmer, Serve.

Christmas Morning Casserole.

Christmas Eve I try to make all I can so I can enjoy Christmas Day.
Christmas Morning Casserole:
10 Slices White Bread (remove crusts and cube)
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 lb. Sausage (browned and drained)
1 lb. Ham (shaved)
2 Cups Cheese (I use the Cheddar/Monterey Jack Mix)
8 Eggs(beaten)
2 Cups Half and Half
3 T Onion (finely chopped)
1 t. Dry Mustard
1 t. Tabasco
The evening before you want to cook this:
Pour butter into a deep casserole pan. (like 8x12x5deep).
Add bread, gently stir to coat with butter.
Sprinkle on Sausage or Ham and cheese spread out evenly.
Mix Eggs, Half and half, Onion, Mustard, Tabasco, Salt and Pepper,
pour over mixture in pan.
Cover and put in frig. over night.
Bake the next morning covered at 300 for 2 1/2 hrs or
until set in middle.
You can add or subtract meat, peppers, mushrooms, whatever.
Make it your own!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Eve Dinner?

We really have never had a set Christmas Eve Dinner Tradition!
We always have a big
Christmas Breakfast/Brunch on Christmas Day.
Recipes to follow.
I need some ideas for Christmas Eve Traditions?
We always open 1 present, which is usually new pajamas.
And of course read the story of the birth of Jesus!
Please comment on your favorite traditions......

Thursday, December 18, 2008


To my dismay! This is my Son-in-law Jeremy.
I wish my son-in-laws(You too Darren) would be afraid!
No fear seems to be the theme.
They are pretty awesome usually, but I just pray they do not get hurt!

Our Dolly Baby!

She looks like a little baby doll doesn't she?
She is so loved!

Never enough LIP GLOSS!

The first place Gabby heads is my makeup drawer.
She loves lipstick and lipgloss!
Gabrielle will not hold still while I take her Picture.
I took like 30 pictures and none really turned out well.
We went to My Friend Dale-Rae's Christmas Party.
My daughters and grand daughters.
If you click to enlarge the pic. below, you can see it better.
My flash was not working.
The kids looked so pretty.
Dale-Rae's home is decorated so wonderfully!
It is so fun to go enjoy it and take it in.
Tae likes to make this bully face.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Baby Stella

I am sorry to keep posting about our new grand baby!
But I think she is sooo Amazing!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pre-School Program: Christmas Doll's come alive!

Gabby really wanted to be involved in the Program with Tae and Adi! We Painted Gab's face like a doll too! Jr. and Gabby love each other! Gabby kept saying sit by me Joe.
Tae and Grandpa.
Tae and Adi checking out their present.
They were Doll's that came alive.
They sang so cute!
Waving at us.
I made their pants and bows.
They looked really cute.