Friday, November 28, 2008

check this out!!!

this is the best adhesive ever!!!
i have gotten rid of all of the others!
give it a try !
and its free!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
i hope that you are surrounded by family, friends, good food and gratitude! this whole week i have been thinking about things i am thankful for... so in doing so, i compiled a list of those things!
here it is!
my gratitude list!
(in no particular order)
my best friend
my mommy
all of my family... steve and family, dad and marcus, carol, etc...
many wonderful friendships!
Jesus Christ
the Atonement
my job- sam's club
my health
the health of my friends and family
my new toaster
good books
my car
ice cream
cool scrapbook paper!
vacuum cleaners
my bed
loungy pants
crock pots
solar lights
warm blankets
pretty rings
the post office
my dish washer
english muffins
diet pepsi
washing machines
fall leaves
cell phones
electric tools
fun socks
micky mouse
lip balm
pockets in pants
scrapbook adhesive
turkey decorations
mint oreos
peanut butter oreos
ziploc bags
peanut butter m&m's
my home
toilet paper
my birthday
hot chocolate
thanksgiving day parade!
enjoy your day! eat lots!
gobble gobble!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

my list...

my friend, noe, had this on her blog and thought I would copy it and share some random things with you about me...

if you want to play along, just copy the list and highlight all the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35.Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67.Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77.Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

i am so excited!

i can't wait to see this! wahoo!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

all about christmas cards!

i am all about sending christmas cards! love them!
nothing beats checking your mail and finding that someone sent you a christmas card!
so, in that spirit, i wanted to share this great idea!
when doing your christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20307-5001
i already added this to my address program! you should too!

Monday, November 17, 2008

tv thoughts...

ok... so i have been thinking about the tv shows i watch... and i feel like there is lots going on with them that i need to talk about...
gilmore girls: i started watching this series again a few months ago. i am watched alot this weekend and only have the final episode left! i love this show! i feel like in know the characters! i want to move to stars hallow and be part of the town! what a great place to be! even if only for an hour or two...moonlight: this show is no longer on tv and i am sad about that! i thought it was a great show ! and he was a cutie! the story line was a good one, and i was waiting for even more to happen! i would love to see it come back on the air...

the mentalist: this is a new show this season and i am really enjoying it! the main guy is pretty quirky and fun! i think he is very interesting and i am having fun watching it!

survivor: this is always a good one to watch! i have only been watching it a few years... but am a faithful watcher now! i like the host and each year the cast members are interesting. this year i have not been disappointed... always a good one!

ghost whisperer: i have watched this show from the very beginning! i love it. i have to admit that i have to record it and watch it the next day... when the sun is out. no nighttime watching for me! i am not happy that they are changing all of the characters though! i am bummed that the professor friend is gone and now the husband! not good! i bawled like a baby on both departures! not sure what is going to happen now!

fringe: this is one of my new favorites! i have to admit, i started watching it because of hottie, joshua jackson! but the show is very interesting! i little edgy, but i like it! and let's be honest, he is really fun to look at!

amazing race: this is another reality show that i enjoy! the people on here drive me crazy sometimes! i have a hard time watching all of the bickering, but it must be very stressful to be on the race with your loved ones. it seems that they are the ones we can "get away" with being mean to! why is that?

the biggest loser: i have always been a fan of this show! someday, i would like to be part of it... not sure i have the courage or strength though! this season has been a hard one for me to watch... a few of the blue team couples are driving me crazy and they are there to win money, not necessarily to loose weight and change their lives! very frustrating!
ok... there you have it! a handful of my favorite tv shows! what do you watch? what are your fav's?

Friday, November 14, 2008


so i have been thinking i need to post something all week! but didn't really have anything in particular to say... so now you get to hear my random thoughts!
we went to the african childrens choir this week and it was really good
my new clothes arrived yesterday! but i have this phobia of pants that are too short for me... so i ordered talls... now they are WAY to long! geez!
(anyone want/know how to hem them for me?)
its finally friday... its been a long week.
kevin and i have the weekend off together! wahoo!
my cute friend, julianne, is going to take our pictures tomorrow for our christmas cards.
very exciting!
listening to christmas music for
8 hours a day can be annoying
in the mood to shop... online
i have had tator tots for dinner at least twice this week. chicken nuggets, grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese this week too! am i 6?
i have a few crushes i need to confess (again for some): joshua jackson, zac efron and jacob black
i need a month long vacation
i feel like life is changing...
not sure how i feel about that
think i am gonna write some thanksgiving carols
making my list of gratitude... so much so far!
hope this finds you happy! enjoy!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

sweets and sours...


* this has been an incredibly rough few weeks... i am so glad that they are over! time to rest a bit... whew!

* i am starting to get a cold... my throat is really scratchy... and it hurts to swallow... not fun.


* i went to see high school musical 3 !! it was soooooooooooooooooo good! i went by myself... how sad, huh? kevin went to see madagascar and i went to hsm3... no, we are not 12 year olds... just have different preferences in movies! lol !

* bunco went great! i had a turkey theme... complete turkey dinner, all of the prizes were turkeys, turkey confetti, turkey garland, turkey stickers on the score cards... really fun!

* we also had a young women's program this week. it was cute.. county fair theme... fun... but glad its over!

* i am in the middle of a 3 day weekend! lovin it! kevin has his days off right now too! wahoo! time with the cute hubby!

* we are going to several shows... in the next few weeks! african children's choir, michael mclean's forgotten carols, neil diamond, voicemale christmas... i think that's it... i think... i love this time of year! so many great shows to see!

* i ordered some new clothes this week from! i am so excited for them to get here!

have a great week!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

sweets and sours...


* its been a really long week... lots of crazy overnight and early shifts at work!

* october is over! very sad to have the best month of the year... over!

* ann's mom and sister moved out of our house this week. it is pretty quiet here without them! i miss their company.... good thing they just live a little ways down the road so i can visit often!

* my house is such a mess! i really need to get in there and clean clean clean!


* so many great things occurred in october! what a great month!

* we finished the graveyard shifts ! we won't have to go overnights again until january! wahoo!

* i am hosting bunco at my house this week for my neighborhood group! i am so excited! lots of fun things in store! can't wait!

* my cute friend, maryruth, had a baby a few weeks ago! i am so excited for her! great things sure do happen to great people.

* another wonderful friend, holly, came home from the hospital after a really horrible experience. holly, so glad you are home! i sure love you! and happy birthday last week...again!

* we got a dish washer! when maryann (ann's mom) moved out, she gave me her dish washer! the house they bought already had one! wahoo! i love it!

* i have been working on my christmas cards this week. i know that i have said that i had been working on them before.. but i never was able to! so this week i did it! i am almost done cutting everything out! now i can start assembling! the big things i left with them are: write my christmas letter and get our pictures taken!

* have you ever tried bread from old grist mill bread co.? oh. my. gosh. so delicious! kevin and i have been really into it the last couple of months! they have the best sandwiches, cold or hot! lately we are on the french dip kick! yummy! also, the loaves of bread are to die for! we are loving the sourdough bread right now! mmmmmm! give them a try! so dang good!

* i am loving facebook! i have been able to re-connect with people all walks of my life! it is so cool! if you are on it... look me up! jennie carroll little! and if you aren't... you should join! its a safe way to find those friends you thought you would never see or hear from again! you choose who gets to see your profile and pics. if you have any questions how it works, let me know!

* i am still loving my solitaire obsession! to add to it, i am now also playing scramble on facebook! that is fun too!

* i got a new phone for my birthday! the samsung gleam... it is really pretty! lol! i like it alot!

* i made a really good recipe this week! my friend julie made it for us for dinner a few weeks ago and i loved it! she sent me the recipe and wah-la! i made it too! so yummy! i included julie's notes b/c i followed them too! serve with rice or egg noodles!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Sauce:
1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
1 1/2 C. Sugar (I used half that)
1/2 C. Pineapple Juice
6 TB Ketchup
2 TB Soy Sauce
1 tsp Salt 2 tsp Accent
Corn Starch
Dip chicken breasts in beaten egg, then shake in cornstarch enough to coat. Brown in hot oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and place in casserole pan. Make sauce and pour over chicken.
Sauce: Combine ingredients in sauce pan. Bring to boil, stirring 1 min. Remove from heat. Pour over chicken and bake at 350 for 30-45 min.
I just grilled mine and cut it into strips, then poured the sauce over the top, then baked until it was warm all of the way through or until the rice was done. I also included the pineapple chunks that I had gotten the juice from.
* the twilight movie comes out this month! how fun! i can't wait to see it!
have a great day!