where’ve i been all my life????

okay peeps, i’m getting stalked to post.  what have i been up to?  baking things for friends: 

caramelized-nut-tarthaha. i actually stole this photo from my neighbor’s blog since i didn’t take a picture of it myself!!  It’s a caramelized nut tart from bon appetit.  i’ve been making it for about ten years and we LOVE it.  you can find the recipe here. 


making a million jars of homemade applesauce…applesaucehaving thanksgiving with my little sister… dsc_0172her husband(who i don’t have a recent pic. of) and her three little munchkins!

dsc_0023and then there was bu-bu-bu-becky and the joes (please sing that to the tune of benny and the jets)(and also, please notice that smokin’ hot red ben sherman shirt that joe junior is wearing.  i didn’t know i loved ben sherman, but apparently i do. i wish you could see the back of the shirt, it’s so cool. okay, sorry enough about the ben sherman shirt) 

bubububeckyandthejoesi snarfed that pic from becky’s blog  – i’m thinking it was a while ago since she is now 7 months pregnant with twins… but you get the idea.   joey  (becky’s husband and tocino lover extraordinaire) is a photoshop genius. you have to see this. he’s a riot. she was reading the twilight books.. here, you’ll get the idea.. becky2btwilight

my little brother brendan was here with his girlfriend allie and his son tyler… i don’t have recent pics of them so you’ll have to take my word for it. 

and then there were my boys… cimg0722and my other boy… demboyzand of course baloo…. looafter everyone was gone,i realized we hadn’t got to hear joey and joe play guitars and sing to us.  maybe for christmas. 

Speaking of CHRISTMAS… it’s NINETEEN days away and i’m not even CLOSE to being ready.  i was hoping for christmas i would win one of those stupid quilt giveaways that i entered for but NOOOOO… some other blogger they didn’t know got them!  i’ll keep trying.  one of these days, a random stranger will make a quilt and give it away and i’ll win the drawing. it’s bound to happen, right?  my mom says she has the same chance of winning the lottery as the people who buy tickets… but i’m holding out. i’m going to win a quilt giveaway from a random blogger who painstakingly made it to give away to ME.   sooo.. all you blogreaders out there, get to work, start making quilts for your giveaways… i have a better chance of winning one if more of you make them.  

in the mean time… i’ll be hanging out with elisa… watching her win the lottery (she won mucho dinero this week! shhh don’t tell anyone), decorating, baking, making candy, aaannnddddd

my dolly is coming home tonight for short visit. i’ve been dying without her.  we’re devising plans to keep her from moving to texas. 

cimg0725so i’ll be making her favorite dinners, apple pancakes with cinnamon syrup for breakfast tomorrow… and doting on her every chance i get.

see you guys inna few.
:waves madly