Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

This year, we got to spend a wonderful Christmas weekend with my (Clair's) family in Arkansas. We arrived in Arkansas the evening of December 23. Christmas Eve was spent in quality time with my parents. My mom and I partook in pedicures together (thanks, Mom!) we saw "True Grit" and had Mexican food for dinner. Such a nice day. Then on Christmas day, we woke up and opened gifts and stockings and had a lovely breakfast casserole. Later, my dad, Jon and I drove down to Fort Smith to pick up my Mamma (Dad's mom) and brought her back up the hill to Springdale. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and talking. Sunday morning, my brother came over with his 2 daughters, and we got to watch them open a lot more gifts! We had a great Christmas dinner on Sunday with a lot of the Mobley family and then headed back north to Chicago. It's back to work tomorrow for 2 days and then we'll drive south to Tennessee on Wednesday for New Years celebration with the Grants and Franks!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crafty Owl

Today, my friends Laura and Hana and I found this pattern to make these cute stuffed owls! ( We picked up some fun fabric remnants at Vogue Fabric in Evanston and got to work. After about 2 hours of cutting out pieces and sewing them all together, this is the result! Hopefully Seth will appreciate my handiwork someday, but for now, I'm pretty proud of myself.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Childhood Favorite

Spam Casserole!

1 pkg curly (egg) noodles - cooked & drained
1 Cup cottage cheese
1 cup (or more to taste) sour cream
1 small onion, grated
garlic salt to taste
1 can spam, diced
1 8oz. can tomato sauce

Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees until heated through. Deeelish!