Saturday, August 29, 2009

Life Is Good

Life is good. But it is going way too fast! Since I last posted, which seems like a day ago, but has actually been more like 11 days, we have done alot! My husband and I and Nikki and her boyfriend, and my "little sister" from BBBS went to see the Cincinnati Reds play a game. AFter a short rain delay we actually had a really nice night. The game was boring as all get out, but we made the best of it! After the game we took hotdogs and gave them to the homeless people that were sitting on the sidewalk, some were grateful, some, you could tell, would have rather had the $$$. This, I thought was an important lesson to teach Brittany, my little, about giving, and getting a good education, etc..
Saturday was a fun night with friends as we helped our youngest friend celebrate her 40th bday with a surprise party hosted by her husband! Great times!
She is the cute little blonde on the right, mother of 4! Shown here along with yours truly and two other friends, Connie and Carolyn, Hi guys!

Monday after work, my husband and I together with our son, met the home inspector at the home that he planned on purchasing, and thank goodness after a very thorough inspection, he only came up with very minor problems, nothing "handy dad" can't fix, lol.

Isnt it a cute house? Very nice on the inside too! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, all new carpet, paint, appliances. A huge family room for lots of entertaining! Hope we get invited, lol! Poor guy he is so stressed out, he actually was feeling slight chest pains, which scared me to death. In two days time last week, he became engaged and purchased a house, no wonder he is feeling a bit of stress, that's alot for a 25 year old. heck that is alot for anyone!
Last week was good at work too, we sealed the deal on 2 really nice bedroom units!
Last night we attended our second Wagner Family Dinner night. ANd just like the first, it was a really relaxed and fun evening! Of course I forgot to take pictures, sorry!
Tonite I am invited to the home of my son's fiance's mother. I have only met her once before. But she has invited me and my daughter and all the other girls in the wedding party for a cocktail party. Should be FUN!
Here's the happy couple...

I hope it wont be another 11 days until I post again. But in the mean time I will come visit and see what all of you are up to. Thanks againg for stopping by and hope to talk to you soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Been Way Too Long

Oh my gosh, it has been eons since I last posted. I have been having trouble with my pics, long story, and didnt want to post about our First Family Dinner without pictures, but then I figured it out, so here goes!!
I told you all about how my husband's family had planned to start having monthly family dinners a while back, well we finally scheduled the first one for Friday July 31. The hubs and I arrived a bit early, you see, they have a really nice built in pool and well, he couldnt resist. Turns out everyone else had the same idea because before you know it we were all there! My sister-in-law was busy finishing up her Chicken LAsagne dish when we arrived. My husband being the very very picky eater that he is wished we would have stopped at Wendys on the way. Smile honey, it's delicious!!

Turns out he would have wasted his money at WEndys, he loved the dish and ended up having 2 helpings! We had a GREAT dinner, along with the lasagne, recipe to follow, we had breadsticks and salad from Olive Garden thanks to Scott's sister, and the most yummy corn on the cob, cooked a really different way. My sister in law Becky got this idea from a friend and I have since used it and given it to many others, it is SOOO simple, and totally delicious!! All you do is place the ears of corn still in the shucks right in your oven, on a cookie sheet or right on the rack, no soaking, no nothing, and cook them for 30 minutes at 350. The shucks, although hot come off in one tug and wow is it moist and yummy, give this a try, I swear it is great, and soo darn easy!

Sorry, I always forget to take before pics!
I made a couple of desserts but the star of the show was definitely the Chicken Lasagne!
Chicken LAsagne
1 pkg no boil lasagne noodles
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1 can cr of chicken soup
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t pepper
3 cups cooked and chopped chicken
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Blend everything except shredded cheese and noodles
Grease a 9 x 13 pan
Layer as you do regular lasagne
Bake at 350 for 45- 60 minutes, watch it
Let it sit a few minutes before serving, YUM

Open Wide Savanah!!

After dinner it was a quick clean-up and then the kids headed up the street to the local softball/volleyball complex. And it was adult time! We laughed and told stories and laughed the whole evening. What a wonderful evening we all had! We found that it is so fun to get together for no reason other than to enjoy each other's company! I strongly recommend it to everyone!!
This is my husband, far left, and his fun brothers and sisters!

Did I mention that the youngest brother Tony, took a little dip, clothes, wallet, and all??? LOL

The morning after this fun night we had to leave our house at 5 am so we could be at the airport in Dayton, Ohio for our flight to Phoenix, Arizona. I will save our trip for my next post complete with pics, I promise!
Alot has been going on at the Wagner Compound recently! Miss independent, our daughter Nikki, has returned home! How fun! She plans on finishing up her degree in Culinary arts at the local Midwest Culinary Arts Inst. I am thrilled! Our oldest child, Bryan, proposed to his girlfriend at sunrise yesterday on the the beach, and is now engaged! I am so excited and cant wait to hear all the details!!
I am off to get a few things done on my day off!
Now go out and make it a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! Sue