Sunday, December 26, 2010

An After-Christmas Recipe

If you find yourself sick the day after Christmas, which I did this year, you can make a delicious soup to help you to feel better. Or, you may just need to do something with all your left-over mashed potatoes! :)
After-Christmas Potato Soup
You'll need:
1 can chicken broth
3-4 heaping tablespoons of mashed potatoes
4 oz of shredded turkey
4 oz shredded ham
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Stir on medium heat and let simmer until hot. Serves 2.
Hopefully, I'll be all better tomorrow. I gotta check out all the after-Christmas deals! :)
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fast "Paced"

I am quite behind in updating my blog, so guess what. This post goes back to...
We went to Gray so that Allyson and Caleb could trick-or-treat together. First, we had some supper.

Then, it was time to get CANDY!
Random pic of Allyson napping on my shoulder as I sat in our recliner.

Back in November, we went to see Disney Princesses on Ice.

At the end, all the princesses came out in golden ball gowns. Allyson loved it all!

We spent Thanksgiving Day at my mom and dad's. Here's my sister and me with our kids.

Later, we took a walk by the pond. There are huge rocks that Allyson likes to climb.

The day after Thanksgiving, while I was shopping, Mike and Allyson went to see his dad, Grandpop.

Earlier this month, we went to our church Christmas party. We have it at a nursing home each year. We pass gifts out to the residents and enjoy cookies and punch. The kids get to have a picture made on Santa's lap.

Ironically, Laney & Ella wore the same shirt Allyson had on. Apparently, their mom did a little after-Christmas shopping at Belk last year, too. :)

Last weekend, we went to Hailey's birthday party. She had a Polar Express themed-party. It was a lot of fun and all the decorations were so cute. Allyson said she wants a Polar Express birthday party for when she's 5. But, her Dad and I explained that it won't be a fun theme in August. And, maybe a Barbie party would be more appropriate. She agreed.

Hailey's dad punched everyone's ticket.

At the party, there was a Hot Chocolate Bar. It was stocked with whipped cream, marshmallows, choc chips, mini candy canes, and sprinkles. I tried to take pictures of the festive beverages, but they were all out of focus. :(
Well, Mike & I just graduated from FPU, Financial Peace University.

When you get a credit card application in the mail, you should run away like a gazelle from a cheetah!

Here's a picture from one of the most highly anticipated days at our school, Pajama Day AKA Polar Express Day. Allyson had her PJ's picked out for weeks.

Daddy gives us a ride home from school most days and sometimes he plays with Allyson on the playground. This is her favorite thing in the afternoons.

This past weekend, we had some family on my mom's side come visit from out of town. So, we were all together at my mom's.

I am so in love with this sack-a-sugar!! Carlee is the sweetest baby and she's always up for some lovin'.

Here's my Uncle Steve, cousin JJ, and Aunt Janice, my mom's sister. They all live in Columbus, Ga.

That night, Mike had a work party. Our friends' daughter, Kelsey, babysat for us. We were surprised to come home and find that they had made a gingerbread house.

Sunday night, Allyson had a couple friends spend the night. We had breakfast at Burger King Monday morning. They had fun, but Mom & Dad did not get much sleep!

Yesterday, we went to my mom's to do some holiday baking. I love this picture of Allyson and my mom making cookies.

We are ready for Christmas, except for some laundry, grocery shopping, and basic house cleaning. Are you? :)

Merry Christmas!
Love, The Paces

Tuesday, December 14, 2010