Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mary Dean

Today is a very special day. Today is the birthday of one of my best friends. She is a part of our family. It isn't a party if she isn't there. Today is Mary Dean's birthday!!!!
She is always doing something for someone else (here she is helping me get ready for Mom's 60th birthday party). Her real name is Mary Dean but we all call her Deanie, even our birthday cards are signed--Mike and "Deanie". So if you see Deanie out and about today--wish her a Happy Birthday.
Deanie and I celebrate our birthdays together every year!! Because today is her birthday and tomorrow is mine. Kind of fun!! This year we are celebrating big and hoping to go shopping!! (That is if my kids can stay healthy!! No H1N1!!)
Mike and Deanie are the greatest--if you don't know them--you should. What a great couple!! Thanks for always putting up with us Mike and Deanie!! And being there for the good and the bad times. We are very lucky to have you in our lives.

Happy Birthday Deanie!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Craftin' Crazy!!!

I have been on a craft craze lately. Finally, I have finished the baby gift for our friends next door. I have been waiting all week to wash the raggy shaggy burp clothes, a task that I finally finished this morning. It is not that I haven't done laundry this week--it was just that I wanted to wash them in a small load. I have seen the raggy shaggy burp clothes on several blogs. They are a lot of fun to make; however, they are a little messy.
Also, I have completed my first infant-size head band. Isn't it too cute?

I have also just completed my first block taggie. I found this at! used one square of minke--also used black and white fabric. Note to self: taggies need to be shorter next time. But it is a fun little project that you can just make out of scraps!!!

So anyway I am so excited the gift is finally ready! I even

have the card ready!! (usually I am too lazy to do a card and just do a quick tag) So it is almost ready to go. Now cross your fingers--lets hope that I have some tissue paper to put in the gift bag!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A good reason to leave the house!!

Hey all you girls living in my area--are you looking for a nice evening out of the house? Tonight is the start of World Relief Projects. I have posted about it before, I know some of you made the comment that you use to attend--well we would love to see you again. If you have never come--we would love to see you too!!!
You need NO SKILL!!!! It is a nice evening out--getting to know other ladies from church while making things for others.
Hope to see some of you there!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lehman Test Kitchen 1.2

I know I have blogged before about my love for Pampered Chef items. Here again, is one of my favorites.

The mix and chop!!!

I believe that is its name. I think it was designed to chop your ground meat while browning it in the skillet or crock pot (one of my favorite things). However, I may be way behind the times, but I like to use it when mixing up meatballs or meat loaf. It works very well and keeps your hands out of the meat, eggs and whatever else is in your recipe.

Speaking of recipe I thought I would share my favorite meatball recipe.


  • 3 lbs hamburger
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (1/2 tsp)
  • 1 13 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 c quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp chili powder

    Mix all ingredients together and form into balls. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour. For the last 20 minutes of baking cover them with the following sauce.


  • 2 c Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic

This sauce can be made ahead and stored in the fridge. It is great on all sorts of things. Just a note: I like to make the meatballs ahead and freeze them raw. I pull them out frozen and put them in the oven. They are great for when you need a good meal in a hurry.

Hope you all have a really good weekend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Logan

Logan Hugh Lehman was born on Wednesday, October 7, 1998, at 2:54 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long.
Yes, doing the math this afternoon at 2:54 he will officially be 11!! WOW where did the time go?

He has grown up so fast. Logan is a 5th grader. He is playing the trumpet in the band and is also in the choir. Logan is our go getter. Logan likes to be on the move.
He also loves to have fun. So that would explain---(this is what happens when you leave your camera at home with you 11year old son).

Happy Birthday Logan you are truly one-of-a-kind!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Card Day

Today, Ubby and I got together with some friends to do a little stamping, a little playing and a lot of talking.
Here we are working hard on our cards. We each brought a card or two for all of us to make. It is a great time working and still having a chance to talk. It also gives the kids . . .
time to play. Yes, that is Ubby with the girls. He is baking a cake. A couple of the kiddos are missing from the picture.

OK here is the finished product. Eight handmade cards ready to send.
Not bad for an afternoon, the kids got to play, the mommy's got to craft and chat--it doesn't get much better than that. Hope you had a good afternoon.