Friday, December 19, 2014

PTA Christmas Gifts

By now all of the Dennison PTA Chairs have received their Christmas gifts.  This is my second (and likely last) year as the PTA President so I wanted to give out something that was special.  I'm proud of the PTA logo that my husband made for me last year so I had an idea!

I made Christmas ornaments with our logo!  In my fantasy, these 27 people will put this ornament on their tree every year and have warm fuzzy feelings about how they have made a difference and done amazing things for Dennison.  Well...that's how I feel when I look at MY ornament.

I'm proud of what the parents at my school do for all of the kids.  Every single thing is done by a parent.  A parent that cares and gives their time.  The kids at Dennison are better because of our PTA. 

 Thank you to anyone and everyone that volunteers in any PTA.  Your commitment and time is appreciated.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Peanut Butter Truffles

I have a food blog that I can't remember the log in for because I haven't posted on it in over a year.  How lame is that?  The good news is that I've decided to post a yummy Christmas treat recipe here!

You have to make these.  They are so good and super easy.  Meghan did most of it herself and she is only 7.

NOTE: My dear husband says that a truffle isn't a truffle without booze in it.  I disagree.  I think he just likes those better.

Peanut Butter Truffles

1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 bag of white chocolate disks (purchase at craft store)

Mix together the sugar, butter and peanut butter.  Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheet covered in wax paper.  Chill the pan in your fridge for 30 minutes.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate disks.  Microwave for 1 minutes, stir and then go for 30 seconds more until the chocolate is melted and shiny.

Roll each ball in the chocolate and put back on the baking sheet.  Chill again for 20 minutes and then enjoy!

* You can use the entire bag of chocolate disks.  It will only make them more better.  We were trying to cut back the sugar/calories just a smidge.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Years Resolutions

We interrupt this holiday season for a very important message from Connie Weiss.

Okay everyone, it's December 9th so you know what time it is right?

It's time to make your new years resolutions for 2015!

Yes.  I am serious.  Why are you looking at me that way and shaking your head?

You only have three weeks to figure out what you are going to do to be a better person!  This is serious business.

Don't be this guy.

Get out a piece of paper or your journal (you should really get a journal) and start brainstorming. We'll all meet back here on December 30th and share our goals for the year.  Got it?  Good.

We now return to our regular scheduled Christmas schedule of joy, good tidings and cookies.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pixie Pickle Pants

I love our elves.  I love the magic of them and how happy my kids are each morning when they rush out of their rooms to find out what they have done or brought for them.

I Win Christmas!!

Judge me if you must, but as most of you already know.  I don't half-ass anything.  Having elves in my house for the last 6 years is right up my alley.

Now.  Tell me what your elf name is.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

If You Believe, You Receive

The kids asked me not to post photos of Vincent and Poe to facebook this year because they don't want their friends to feel bad that they either don't have elves that come to their house every December or they have an Elf on the Shelf, which is lame.

The kids have the kind of elves that you can touch and play with.  They think it's sad when kids have Elf on the Shelf and they don't ever get to touch the damn thing.

You probably didn't think you'd ever hear from me again.....but I had to document what might be the last Christmas that the elves are with us.  My kids are getting older and questioning everything.  It's only a matter of time before some a**hole at school tells them Santa isn't real or they figure it out.

I told Meg the other day that there is only one thing she needs to know.

If you believe, you receive!  

I'll keep creating Christmas magic as long as they believe in Santa.  I hope it's for a very, very long time!

The elves arrived this morning and brought breakfast.  We call it The North Pole Breakfast and it is the brainchild of my sisterwife Jessica.  SHOUT OUT to Jessica.  I love you man!

Those crazy elves took a selfie with my iPad and stole some post it notes from my purse to write little cursive!

The kids are so happy to have Vincent and Poe back for another year.  It's going to be a very Merry Christmas.  Oh did I mention that my in-laws are coming?  Make that a Redneck Christmas!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

If You Give Keith a Burrito

I wrote this in my head at 4:30am this morning.  

If You Give Keith a Burrito

If you give Keith a Burrito, 
He'll eat it all even if he's full.
He'll also order Queso, 
His wife will offer him a tums, 
But he'll refuse.
He'll go after that tums at 4:30am, 
His stomach will be hurtin.
He'll be restless and turn the light on.
His wife will wake up because she's a light sleeper.
He'll feel bad and rub her shoulders, 
He hopes she can go back to sleep.
She thinks he wants to make whoopie.
He'll drift off to sleep,
But she'll be wide awake.
She'll get up and make a cup of coffee, 
spending the wee hours on facebook