They’re creepy & they’re kooky…


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Why oh, why can’t I keep up with these blog posts.?  Oh well, better late than never.  On October 31st, I had a day of fun planned for my little family.   First we went to the Miller Outdoor Theater ticket booth to pick up 4 tickets to The Adams Family Musical that was showing later that night.   Jacob didn’t wanna go so he stayed with cousins. Next we headed to Schlotzkey’s for lunch. They don’t have one near our town so it’s always a treat when we go.

After our gullets were filled, we stopped by the National Museum of Funeral History.  It was a really cool place with a ton of stuff to read and look at.  It had an assortment of exhibits  from dead presidents

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to interesting caskets

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Replica of Snow White’s casket

Widow garments for the funeral & time period scene,

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and a Vlad Dracula exhibit where we could take some pictures with a cape inside of a coffin.  I had to do a little tweaking to give it that special touch. You like?

Jayde also got a copy of Marilyn Monroe’s death certificate at the gift shop.  She’s planning on framing it.  How morbid of her.

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We all were very entertained with the whole place.  I never thought I’d enjoy a funeral museum so much but it was a great stop and I definitely recommend  visiting if your in Houston with an hour or 2 to spare.  You can read my review about it on Trip Advisor.

From there Stephen took me to my favorite store, Ikea.  Only Jayde & I went in.  The boys stayed out in the truck & took a nap.  I got some really pretty, shiny turquoise LACK floating shelves and mish-mash of goodies.

After shopping til I almost dropped, it was time for dinner.  Star Pizza was on the agenda.  Review here.  It was a great time and we were leaving when all the crazies started coming out in costumes.

Finally, the highlight of the night was at the Miller Outdoor Theater to see The Adams Family Musical.


 It was getting cool out and thank goodness we brought our jackets. We got some hot chocolate at the concessions and watched the show.  It was an awesome performance.  Stephen loves musicals more than any of us but Jayde & Jaidan really enjoyed it too.   It had such a great story line & the actors/actresses/ singers were incredible.  I got a picture with Morticia.

She was my favorite character, although Gomez was hilarious & the girl that played Wednesday was really good too.  This is a grainy picture of the some of the cast that Stephen took with his phone.

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 I can’t wait to find some more musicals to go to.

50 years young Birthday Party!

Trying to catch up on the last of our October fun. After Stephen got back from his South Carolina business trip we took off to Magnolia to celebrate our friend Matt’s birthday party.  We always have a good time with them.

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Here’s the beer “cake” I made him.  I loved the way it turned out & his wife, my friend Carmen couldn’t stop talking about how amazing it was.  Pinterest inspired, of course. ;)

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inspiration found here.

Fall is.

This year fall is…

Looking out my back door & seein’ crazy fall skies.

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Drinking some delicious drinks with my family on the patio.

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Jayde & Bonnie spending time together outside.

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Making stacks of homemade Naan bread & stuffing them with anything I can think of.

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Watching my gorgeous son show me some new tricks he’s learned with his yo-yo.

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Listening to some new music my daughter introduced me to.

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Drinking some yummy fall teas.

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Making a fire out back in the new pit my dad built for me.

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Enjoying this ice cream that comes out every fall.  (I love Blue Bell)

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Chatting with my favorite creatures.

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And loving the cold weather nights where I can make some yummy crockpot meals like this Cheeseburger Soup.

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Ahhhhhhhh.  FALL.

Gimme the Loot


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Jayde was so excited when her belated birthday present arrived in the mail.

She’s been wanting a Loot Crate for a long time.  It’s a monthly subscription box that come with an assortment of things that are geek/gamer type stuff. This months theme was FEAR, and since she’s been into the Walking Dead (Telltale game) I thought it’d be the perfect time to get her one.

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She got kitty-cat skull t-shirt, a 3-D comic book with some 3-D glasses, some Toxic Waste candy, Smite code,

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a Dead Rising chainsaw pen, a How to Survive a Sharknado book (cause you know….everyone needs to know this), slashes & bites stickers & a little zombie picture and pin.

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fear pin (1 of 1)Get one. They’re fun!

She’s only 17…

that’s the only song I can think of. (although, I loved this song & sang it as a teen, I now know that it is highly inappropriate & kinda creepy too)  Anyhow, we celebrated my beautiful daughter’s birthday last Friday.

She woke up to Tomodachi  Life wishing her a Happy Birthday!

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I made her these pumpkin cinnamon rolls I found on her Fall Pinterest Board.  I adpated it to use my breadmaker so it would be less work for me & I honestly don’t think I did the recipe any harm.  They were delish!

We did our usual birthday breakfast. Sang Happy Birthday, blew out the candles and opened gifts.

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I got her just about all the fall scented lotions from Bath & Body works.  Lemme tell ya, they all smell amazing.  I love the Pumpkin Latte & Marshmallow the most though.  I also ordered the Madagascar Vanilla Cream for myself & it is heavenly.

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Jaidan got her a Creatures t-shirt.

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& drew her a picture of The Nob Face with Fabio Hair.

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She looked so cute in her little strawberry & cherries dress she ordered off Bonne Chance Collections.

We took her out to P.F. Changs for lunch.  The horses matched her dress.

She wanted Thai food & I wanted ambiance so it was a compromise.  I left my review here on Trip Advisor.  Next time we’ll do authentic Thai.

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Next we went to the movies & watched The Maze Runner.  She’s been wanting to see that since it first came out.  It was a good one. They’ll def. be a part 2.

Then we walked around the mall.  Jacob bought her some cute banana & pancakes socks that she adored.  I bought her a bananas shirt.

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And then we headed home. It was a long day. She fell asleep on the way home.  Daddy carried her in.

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We ended the night with our traditional Friday food, Pizza and watched The Voice.

 I seriously cannot believe how she’s grown so fast.  She talks of having her own place after she graduates…but I won’t let her.  I’ll do everything in my power to make her stay with momma forever.  She’s an independent young woman with a list filled with goals.  She’s wise beyond her years…much more than I was at her age.  I’m proud of her & she’s brought so much joy & laughter into our world.  Love you baby girl.


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