GG’s Southern Pecan Pie…

I decided this year for Thanksgiving that I would MAKE a pecan pie instead of BUY one. I love pecan pie. It is glorious! And of course nobody can make a pecan pie better than my grandmother, GG! Therefore it was only logical to get GG’s recipe and to attempt to recreate her masterpiece of a pie! So I called GG and she gave me the recipe and I went out and bought the ingredients not already in the house. While I was at the store I decided to make another pie as well but this one I invented as I shopped. I went home with all my ingredients for both pies and made them with my daughter watching on from her playpen. (She needs to be in the playpen almost all the time if you want to get anything done. She is a busy little bee!) Anyway, I am rather happy with the way they both turned out!

Hopefully, I will be able to present them at Thanksgiving dinner in one piece…there is a big, hungry pie troll roaming about…

 

GG’s Southern Pecan Pie

  

 

Oreo Creme Pie

First dentist visit…



Today was an important milestone for Gabriel and myself. Today was Gabriel’s first trip to the dentist.

I hated the dentist when I was a kid and the horrible experiences I had made me dread the day that I would have to watch my son go through it! However, I attempted to never let Gabe be aware of how scared and nervous I was about him going to the dentist because I didn’t want him to be apprehensive about going.

Anyway, when he and I got there, he went and played in the tree house and I filled out all the forms. He asked another little boy who was playing if he could be his friend and that made me happy.  The lady came and called for Gabriel and he was all excited about it and he went back with her while I stayed in the waiting room. (I could have gone with him but I knew he would do better without me so I stayed behind) I was a nervous wreck! I was shaking and rubbing my hands together. I got myself a cup of coffee (they had a Starbucks machine!!) and decided to look over past the receptionist’s  desk and see how he was doing. Oh my goodness! He was doing SO good! He was chatting with the person cleaning his teeth, making them laugh, telling them about the movie CARS. At one point another lady went over and chatted with him. She came up to the desk a little later and told me how she couldn’t believe that this was the first time he had ever visited the dentist! I was flabbergasted! I didn’t know that it was possible for a 4-year-old to have a good visit to the dentist! He made me so happy!

After he was done, he came out and showed me his “No Sugar Bug Club” certificate. I took his picture with it by the tree house.

 He is awesome!

Carrying on the tradition…

Here is a picture of my sister, Tristyn, my cousin, Devin, and myself (i have a necklace on) with Honey, the wonderful doggy. We are all wearing one of our Gobo’s white T-shirts. We most likely had been in the hot tub right before this picture was taken.

And here is my son, Gabriel, also wearing one of Gobo’s white T-shirts. He was not thrilled with it…”mommy! It’s too big! Take it off!”

 

Jenny is much too small for Gobo’s T-shirt but she is just right for Gabriel’s T-shirts that he sleeps in!

 

 

 

So my kids are carrying on the tradition of the white T-shirt…

Not for the queasy…

If you can’t handle the site of blood then stop reading or looking at this particular post…

 

Daddy sliced his thumb while cutting onions. He was almost through cutting them but, alas, he did not escape injury. No worries though! I played doctor and fixed him up!

Here is his poor thumb…still bleeding but getting better…

 

 

 

 

 

He asked for a band-aid but instead I brought the camera to take a picture!

 

 

I finished off with a cool Spiderman band-aid!