Our Royal Family

Our Royal Family

My Boy

My Boy
Age 14

The Countessa

The Countessa
Age 14

The Duchess

The Duchess
Age 13

The Princess

The Princess
Age 11

The Pooch

The Pooch
age 6

Miss Pooch

Miss Pooch
age 2

Friday, October 30, 2009

Meet the Boo Crew

Today was the Halloween Parade and celebration at the kids school. Here is Commandor Fox, Hannah Montana, A candy Corn Witch, and a Black Cat Witch
Happy Halloween to all!! Have a safe and joyous Halloween!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ham ~N~ Cheese Pasta

This is one of our families go to favorites during a busy week. It's so easy to make and taste great too.

What you'll need:
8oz uncooked small pasta shells
1 pound velveeta cheese, cubed
1/2c milk
2tbsp ketchup
1tbsp prepared horseradish
2 cups cooked ham, cubed

Cook pasta, drain, rinse in cold water. In a microwave safe dish, combine cheese and milk. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir, heat 1-2 minutes longer until smooth. Stir in ketchup and horseradish until blended. Place pasta in large bowl, stir in ham and cheese mixture. Pour pasta mixture into a greases baking dish. Cover and bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Five years ago..........

This precious peanut arrived in my life and completed our family. She was a 8lbs2oz black haired gift. I had always dreamed of being a mother of 4, but after many years of infertility I thought I would never know what being a mother was like. When this precious gift arrived, I was well into my mommy role, with 3 and adding a 4th seemed just "natural." She blended smoothly into our family and each day since it has been quite a ride. Of my 4 she is my most outgoing, most talkative and most energetic. She certainly holds her own as the "Baby" of the family. But don't dare call her a "Baby!" She will tell you EXACTLY what she thinks of that........She is NOT a baby. No matter how often I tell her that no matter how old she gets she will ALWAYS be my baby, she refuses to listen.

Here's my FIVE year old baby today!!! Where does the time go!!??
Happy Birthday baby Girl!!

Tuesday Task

As I mentioned in my very first post, my goal with this blog is to make myself accountable for getting my home (and life) a bit more organized. To do this I have been giving myself one major task per day to accomplish by the time I go to bed. This can be something as simple as getting laundry finished, or something more time consuming like cleaning out and organizing my fridge....(not a task I look forward to, but will do none-the-less.)
Each Tuesday I will document one of my completed tasks....My Tuesday Task.

Today let me introduce you to my Hall Closet/Linen Closet. As it appeared just days ago.....

This is how it has looked for the better part of a year. When opening the door you were taking your life in your hands.....you never knew what was going to jump out and bite you. As for finding what you were looking for, you had best set aside a good 10 minutes for searching.

On Sunday I completely emptied the closet out, wiped down shelves and put it all back together in just under an hour. Huge pat on the back to myself for that accomplishment!! And "Thanks" to my Royal Sister for taking the Royal Rugrats out for the afternoon, leaving me uninterrupted time!! Yeah!! THAT does not happen often!

So Here is my hall closet/linen closet as it looks at this very moment.....

Now, if I can keep it this way, I will have REALLY accomplished something!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friend Makin Monday

If life were a movie, which movie would you want to live in?

I'm a huge fan of historical/period romance movies, so I'd have to say Pride & Predjudice. I love the clothing, the speech and the drama.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"The Autobiography of Henry VIII" by Margaret George

I thought it fitting that for my first book /product review I would choose a book reminisent of my "royal" theme blog......."The Autobiography of Henry VIII" by Margaret George.
What an amazing book! Do not let the size of this book overwhelm you....it is 939 pages of pure enjoyment.
Going into this book, I knew very little about the Tudor Dynasty and Henry VIII, other than he had 6 wives, two of whom he beheaded, and that he seemed a pretty insane individual. "The Autobiography of Henry VIII" shed light on the human side of Henry Tudor, a man born a second son and bound for priesthood, who at the age of 16 suddenly finds himself The King of England. This book will make you weep for the boy who lives in the shadows, and for the young man suddenly in the spot light upon his father's death. And yes, you will find the man he grows to be both engaging and disgusting...........in both mind and body.
"The Autobiography of Henry VIII" is a MUST READ!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Royal Castle

On any given day at any given time the royal castle can take on many different looks. It can be bright and shiny....aka clean & well put together. It can be dark & dreary...aka a royal mess, literally and anywhere on the spectrum in between.

Honestly my biggest daily dread is the unexpected royal vistor. It is a cause of extreme stress when the Dowager Queen comes calling.............the very opininated Dowager Queen. After 12yrs of marriage to The King....the Dowager Queens youngest prince......I've decided to take control of my Royal Castle in away I've never attempted before. My goal..................

To get my Royal Castle organized and in order. I look forward to the journey ahead...............

Oh who am I kidding....I'm dreading it like a root canal!!!!!!!