Saturday, November 29, 2008

Going on a Jammie HUNT...

I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of jammies for the Very Merry Morris Sleepover with Nicole and Tyler (our niece and nephew). Let me know if you've seen any cute jammies out there while Christmas shopping.
and these.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thank you...Thank you...Thank you...

We made it through Thanksgiving which means we are that much closer to being home for Christmas. We had a lovely day full of good things. I have so many wonderful people in my life here in Mississippi and I am so thankful for them. The Hinton's and their extended family invited us to their shin-dig. I've never seen so many family members in one place and so much food. They even have Great Grandparents and I think that is the coolest thing.

Crazy amounts of food.

This is Linda. We work together at The Pastry Garden. She is a lovely lady.

This is Jim Hinton (my boss). He probably knows me (the real Sassy Pants Kitty) more than most around here. I'm not sure if that is a good thing some days.

We ate dinner with Brother and Sister Udall. Sister Udall is the best story teller. She has the cutest little giggle and she loves to tell us all how she met her husband. I imagine that they were the most handsome couple.

Dan makes a cute little butterfly. I have so much to be thankful for. I have my Dan, my Baby Bono, my family, my friends, pretty shoes, a lovely life and a hair appointment this week. Really, I feel like my life it truly blessed. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.
love you all

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Friends and Family

We have started out Thanksgiving festivities early. This afternoon we went to see Australia. It was a nice escape. The costume designs were lovely and Nicole looked just like my beautiful friend Jeannine. It did have some cheese but that's okay over the holidays. I hope you all have a super fun day tomorrow.
Family, I hope you don't miss me too much at Knott's Berry Farm.
Love you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Take it and run.

So, today, instead of a tip I was given a compliment. A group of ladies were staring at me and when I dropped their food off, they told me that I look like Amy Lee. I said thank you and I took that compliment, put it in my pocket and decided that was better than a tip any day.

It reminded me of how Uncle Dale thought that I looked like Sarah Brightman when I was younger.
What do you guys think?
I had an ex-boyfriend tell me that I looked like Ricky Lake. Don't get me wrong, she's a nice looking lady but i wasn't flattered.
Oh, to be Kitty for a day...

It's so hard to be me.

I try so hard to be good.

I just want to go home already.

Is that so bad?

Why did you bring me to this place?

It's all your fault.

I know it's close.

What? You want to take me to get a Diet Coke?
You're the best.

Rainy Days and Wishes Come True

It rained yesterday and some of the wishes on the wish tree fell to the ground. I've decided that this means they came true. So, Buffy, Arianna, Dan and Ariel all had a wish come true.

I think Dan's is the funniest.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Annie Bannie

I know you're out there. Why don't you say "hi"?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Prep Movie List

This is my list of guilty pleasure "get in the festive frame of mind" movies. I like to cuddle up with blankies and watch them with my Daniel and my Buffy and my Bono Baby.

I've got one down so far. I'm going to watch them all this week. It's my Thanksgiving goal.

Do you have any favorite holiday movies that help you get in the "mood"?

Happy Holiday Movie Watching

Tippi Tippi Toe Toe

We're going home in 10 days. I can't wait. I'm sick of a lot of things right now. Dan would say this is so punk rock of me to say. But, really, I just want to check out. I'm sure most of us feal this, right? Pretty Kristen reminded me of our "strees therapy" trips to the mall to buy something red when we were going to the University of Utah. Anyhow, she challenged me to go on one of "our" shopping trips last week. I went. Kristen, the mall here is just like the mall in Idaho Falls in 1994. Does that give you a visual? I couldn't find anything red or pretty or tempting and I got GRUMPIER. But, I did find this...

It's not red but it's blue to match my mood. I had to make a second trip to the mall because I won't buy anything from The Gap without a coupon. It's just not right or worth it. So, I came back and used my coupon and I left feeling a little bit happier. Horray for retail therapy and pretty friends like Kristen.

love you.

Slumber Party Update

Our Friday night slumber party was the most fun. Hannah made chicken enchiladas and Dan made Julie's famous salsa. Ariel was the girl in charge of entertainment and let me tell you, she meant business. She brought a plethora of movies.

I'd say that Arianna was the slumber party winner. She was the last one down. I think she watched three movies. She was also the last one to wake up.

Daniel made us waffles for breakfast. After all of the ladies went home I spent the whole afternoon lounging on the bed that was set up for them in front of the tv. We had quite the comfy set up. I didn't even make it to bed last night. I slept on the living room floor. Dan did too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

There is a SLUMBER PARTY on the horizon.

Tomorrow night is Slumber Party night over here. Dan will be hiding out in his office for the evening. I think he is a fan of slumber parties though. He is always a good sport about it and he usually ends up with lots of treats. It's really kind of cute. The best part is that he makes the girls breakfast in the morning. Dan is the cutest.
Open up your heart and let the RAP shine in

This make's Daniel happy today.
by the way...
you can get leggings like Mr. Homie Tooth's at Target right now.
Take it down south.
Pumpkin Chili

The pumpkin recipe swap went well. There was a good turn out and lots of pumpkin goodies were shared. This is how my centerpiece looked the night of. It's about to be replaced with a winterland theme. Dyan brought some yummy chili and I thought you would be interested. She said it was super easy and I thought it was SO good.

Dyan's Pumpkin Chili
1 onion
1 can kidney beans
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can green beans
1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup water
1 T. chili powder
1 bay leaf
pepper to taste

Cook in slow cooker on for for 2-3 hours (or simmer on stove for 40 min.), stirring occasionally
Update: Add a can of black beans or 1 lb ground beef.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh, how I wish I could sing.
This also makes me wish I could be with my sisters.

Today, I made friends with a chicken named Billy.

Billy, the chicken, is Crew's little pet. They play hide and go seek in the carport and jump on the trampoline together. Crew likes that he can fly.

Have I told you all that I think Crew is about the cutest little boy out there. Today, I accidentally threw away his Mountain Dew and french fries at work and I felt like a huge jerk. I tried apologizing to him and I told him I would get him some more fries. He told me that I had to make them. This little man is smart and has a way with the ladies.

Dan loves animals. He told us all about the rooster that lives outside the Staples in Issaquah. I hope he is still there so we can go see him when we're visiting.

Jim's birthday is tomorrow. So this is the photo I am going to use to wish him a ...

The end.
Happy Wednesday friends.

Monday, November 17, 2008

To do list

Thanksgiving decorating just got ckecked off on my to do list. This year is going to be simple. We are leaving for Christmas break in early December so I'm not going to decorate big time. I know you all love hearing about my to do list. But, it's a big deal right now. I have a lot of things to get done before the carefree Holling-Johnson Christmas in California and very Morris Christmas in Washington take place.

Mother Gnome came out for the pumpkin harvest. She is watching over us while we are dealing with lots of stress. This is Dan's last semester of classes and he is BUSY. I'm busy stressing about EVERYTHING. Future, past, present. Oh, I'm a stress ball.

My centerpiece idea turned out lovely. It looks like a it should be in a little wonderland cabin.

This photo isn't great but I wanted you to see the little butterflies/moths. Every little cabin needs butterflies/moths.
Happy Fall decorating loved ones.
What to do...what to do...

The RS is having a pumpkin recipe swap party here at our house tomorrow night. It dawned on me that I should do something fall'ish to decorate. This is all very last minute. So, I'm going to make some of these little fancy leaf thingy's. I'm telling you about it because if I do that, I'm 75% more likely to get it done by tomorrow night. Keep me on track, friends. I'm also going to go out to the storage shed and get out some of the fall stuff. People are coming over, I need to decorate. I can't pretend it's Christmas already if people are coming over for a pumpkin themed party, right?
Today has been one of those GRUMPY Mondays. I hope Tuesday is better.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


My Melissa friend moved away yesterday and I'm a big baby about it.

Dan has been putting up with me and my mood swings for the last 24 hours. He's a good man. This is Bug (Roger and Melissa's puppy) Dan liked to squeeze him and I love that they are color co-ordinated.

Bug, Rizzo, Roger and Melissa spent their last night in Hattiesburg at our house. We had a slumber party and I wish it could have ended with a huge breakfast but...

our friends made a quick get away. I had mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I wanted to be there to wave goodbye as they left in their moving truck. On the other hand, the whole goodbye process makes me too too sad.

We love you guys.
Have a safe trip.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thank Goodness it's Friday
I'm so tired and stressed out. All I want to do is watch YouTube and take a nap. I think that is what I AM going to do. I deserve it. I say so.

Besides, I need to get in a better mood for my night out on the town with Daniel.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Okay, okay, so I skipped over Thanksgiving. I'm backing up. My Christmas self recognizes that Thanksgiving is a holiday too. Despite not being able to go home for the Knott's Berry Farm extravaganza, I will still be celebrating. I can't help myself.

Pretty Taylor made the cutest Turkey cookies at work today. She was so happy with how they turned out. I think they are adorable. I'm giving you a big ol' pat on the back Taylor.

By the way, they sell like hotcakes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Holidays Dear Friends

I'm in love with these holiday cards by Amber Alexander. This is not my year to send out holiday cards but if I could I would be sending each of you one of these little treasures. So, pretend you got one from Kat and Dan. I'm wishing you all a lovely holiday season full of gingerbread, sweet treats and family outings.