Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006

What a great day. Santa was good to Benjamin this year. He received lots of games (wack-a-mole, chutes and ladders, elefun, etc). He also received several monster trucks and playdoe stuff. He received several cool toys from family members (racetrack, blocks, a Thomas train, and an Oregon State jogging outfit). Thank you to everyone. We all slept in..Benjamin woke up at 8a.m. We could not believe it. We then opened presents and had breakfast. See Food for thought. We then assemble several toys and played all day. We ate an early dinner (turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes). Like I said, It was a great day.

Benjamin's Favorite Toy from Santa

Friday, December 22, 2006

Food For Thought Friday


2 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce, divided

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients except 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce.
SHAPE meat mixture into oval loaf in 13x9-inch baking dish; top with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.
BAKE 1 hour or until cooked through (160ºF).

Serving Suggestion
Serve this comfort food with mashed potatoes and a steamed vegetable, such as broccoli.

Substitute ketchup for the barbecue sauce.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mary Did You Know

I love this song. Benjamin's class did this song for the Christmas Program...Very touching. I will have his Christmas Program up sometime.

The Christmas Shoes

I love this song, especially during the Christmas Holiday...Enjoy!!!

Christmas Shoes

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Santa Got Stuck

Santa Got Stuck by Kenn Nesbitt

Poor Santa got stuck in our chimney. I know it sounds weird, but it’s true. His feet made it down, but his belly was one size too large for the flue. His reindeer are up on our rooftop.His sleigh is still loaded with toys. And Santa, that kindly old fellow,is making a whole lot of noise. We called the police and the sheriff. They showed up with ladders and cranes. They brought all their winches and pulleys,plus bungee cords, cables, and chains. They’re working right now to extract himby hoisting him slowly back out.It might take all day because Santais more than a little bit stout. If you don’t have presents this morning,we’re sorry you’re having to wait. But Santa’s still stuck in our chimney.He may be a day or two late. Until then, please hide all your cookies,though Santa may find this severe. At least then he’ll fit down the chimney when he comes on Christmas next year.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday Madness

1. I get about 2-3 telemarketer phone calls on a daily basis.
2. I never call anyone after 10 p.m. at night.
3. I never call anyone before 9 a.m. in the morning.
4. I (please choose one) DO or DON'T screen my phone calls via caller ID.
5. I really should call my brother more often.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Our Christmas Tree 2006

It's Christmas at the Madison Wilson House. Here is a picture of our Christmas tree. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Food For Thought Friday

Breakfast Casserole

Hint: shred cheese, slice mushrooms, and chop onions and ham the day before you need this, and the preparation will go much faster when you have to put it together!

1 1/2 lbs. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
3/4 lb. fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 cup ham, cubed
11 beaten eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a 9X13 dish.
Put half the cheese in a dish.
Saute mushrooms and onions in butter until tender, place over cheese.
Distribute ham.
Beat eggs, milk, flour, parsley and salt, then pour evenly over casserole.
Top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Benjamin Visits with Santa

Benjamin got to visit Santa Claus at the mall. He was so excited to tell Santa that he has been a good boy and that he wanted a monster truck for Christmas.

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen of my favorite Movies
1. Dirty Dancing
2. Pretty Woman
3. Pretty in Pink
4. Loves Abiding Joy
5. Cars
6. Over the Hedge
7. The Rookie
8. The Ron Clark Story
9. Click
10. Then Notebook
11. Coach Carter
12. Meet the Fockers
13. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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The Pant's

Benjamin got up this morning and got dressed for school. This was not your typical morning because today was his Christmas program for school. He was wearing his church clothes...which was a white turtleneck,black pants, black socks, and black shoes. After getting dressed he walks over to daddy and says so proudly "I have pants on just like you daddy",as he twirls around. He was so excited. Today they have their pogram, they get to exchange gifts, and have a pizza party. I will post the program later today or sometime this weekend.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Benjamin's Change Project for School

I picked up Benjamin the other day and on his daily sheet it said that the kids were to look under the couch cushions and anywhere else to find change and they were going to collect the change for the children who have parents in jail for Christmas. The church was doing this as a project. I asked Benjamin what they were doing, just to see what he would say and he said "Mommy we are collecting money for the poor children. We need to find lots of money. What's money?" He knows what money is, I think he likes to test me to see what I would say. So I explained and he said "oh, can we go to Target?" That's our son.

Pac Man

This is my favorite 80's Game. To start playing hit 'enter' and use the arrow keys to navigate.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Poem of the Week


The most important thing we've learned, So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install. The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been, We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about, And stare until their eyes pop out.(Last week in someone's place we saw A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit,Until they're hypnotised by it, Until they're absolutely drunk , With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh yes, we know it keeps them still, They don't climb out the window sill,
They never fight or kick or punch, They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink -- But did you ever stop to think, To wonder just exactly what,This does to your beloved tot?
'All right!' you'll cry. 'All right!' you'll say, 'But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain ,Our darling children? Please explain!'
We'll answer this by asking you, 'What used the darling ones to do?
'How used they keep themselves contented,Before this monster was invented?'
Have you forgotten? Don't you know? We'll say it very loud and slow:
THEY ... USED ... TO ... READ! They'd READ and READ, AND READ and READ, and then proceed To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books! The nursery shelves held books galore! Books cluttered up the nursery floor! And in the bedroom, by the bed,More books were waiting to be read! Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales And treasure isles, and distant shores,Where smugglers rowed with muffled oars, And pirates wearing purple pants, And sailing ships and elephants,
And cannibals crouching 'round the pot, stirring away at something hot.
(It smells so good, what can it be? Good gracious, it's Penelope.)
The younger ones had Beatrix Potter,With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
And Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland, And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and-
Just How The Camel Got His Hump, And How the Monkey Lost His Rump,
And Mr. Toad, and bless my soul, There's Mr. Rate and Mr. Mole-
Oh, books, what books they used to know, Those children living long ago!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
Ignoring all the dirty looks,
The screams and yells, the bites and kicks, And children hitting you with sticks-
Fear not, because we promise you that, in about a week or two
Of having nothing else to do, they'll now begin to feel the need of having something to read. And once they start -- oh boy, oh boy!
You watch the slowly growing joy That fills their hearts. They'll grow so keen, They'll wonder what they'd ever seen
In that ridiculous machine, That nauseating, foul, unclean,Repulsive television screen! And later, each and every kid,Will love you more for what you did.

Monday Madness

1. What song gives you the most holiday cheer?
The Christmas Shoes

2. Who is the hardest person to shop for on your holiday list? My husband (he has everything he needs(wants))

3. When do you start your holiday shopping?
Right after Thanksgiving

4. What food or drink do you love when it's cold out?(Recipes and recommendations, please!)
Hot chocolate with whip cream

5. What do you do to get rid of a cold or flu?
Chicken noodle soup and lots of medicine!

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Saturday, December 9, 2006

The Night Before Christmas


Be sure to go down at the bottom of the blog and turn off the music. This is funny.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Food For Thought Friday

For all that don't know me, I don't cook and when I do cook, I have gotten recipe from someone and have already tried it. This recipe I received from my friend, Ms. Sue. This is an awesome recipe!!! I have made it over and over again.

Hash Brown Casserole

1 - 2 lb bag frozen hash brown potatoes (I use shredded)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup melted margarine; reserve 1/2 for top
10 oz grated cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup (I use 2)
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 c. sour cream (I use 2 cups)
Corn Flakes (enough fo the top of the casserole)

Mix all ingredients together except 1/2 margarine with cracker crumbs. Put in greased 9 x 13 casserole. Sprinkle with buttered Corn Flakes. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Benjamin visits the Doctor

Yesterday we had a very eventful day. It was my birthday and my son got a flu shot. We were all worried about the flu shot. He hasn't got a shot since he was 1. We got there and Dr. Chapman asked us if he new what was going to happen. I told her the only thing he knew what that he was getting a shot. I still didn't think he got the concept though. Anyway, Dr. Chapman explained to him what was going to happen. What was funny was the doctor and the nurse were trying to decide which one of them were going to give the shot. Anyway, to make a long story short, the nurse ended up doing it and Benjamin didn't cry one tear!!! Dr. Chapman was very surprised that he didn't cry because the last patient who was 3 screamed and cried after getting the flu shot. Benjamin said after getting the shot "I'm a strong boy mommy, it didn't hurt at all." I am so proud of him!!!!

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of my favorite Foods

1. Chocolate
2. Pizza
3. Olives
4. Brownies
5. Hamburgers
6. My mom's chili
7. Quizno's salads
8. Cheesecake
9. Any kind of Pasta
10. Chicken
11. Quizno's soup (cheese brocoli)
12. Any chinese food
13. Wings

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

I went to a party, mom

I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,

So I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.

I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom,

I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,

And hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,

"The other guy is drunk," Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom....

I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.

The others didn't think.
He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.

Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.

I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,

Put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mom,

Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.

When I needed you,
you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?


Monday, December 4, 2006

Six Weird Things About Me...

A first for me!
Well, Jen has tagged me! I've never "played" before so here are the rules:

According to the rules…Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you”. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “you are tagged” in their comments and tell them to read your blog

1. I dislike lemon juice or straight lemons. There is a story behind this. I was around 5, when my mom had the fridge door open and I insisted on drinking what was in that nice green bottle (lemon juice). My mom kept telling me "No you don't want that. You won't like it." My brother and sister (in the background) were chanting "Give it to her, Give it to her." Needless to say, she ended up giving it to me and my mom,sister, and brother to this day say that the look on my face was priceless.

2. I hate wire hangers....we only have white plastic hangers.

3. I can't stand a dirty house.....some people say I am anal about it, but I think it was instilled in my when I was younnger.

4. All I have to do is bend my left big toe and it will make a cracking sound. My brother held me down and cracked it one time and it's never been the same since.

5. I iron my jeans.

6. I can't say comes out woof. All of my friends tease me about that...What can I say.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Photo Page

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Flat Stanley Visits Huntsville, AL

Originally uploaded by Chrissy Wilson.
Flat Stanley visited Huntsville, Al all the way from St. Louis, Mo. My nephew, Carter is doing a project for 4th grade. We spent the day showing Stanley around Huntsville. He got to go with his cousin Benjamin to see the Space and Rocket Center, the Botanical Gardens, the Stars baseball stadium, the Redstone Arsenal and many more places.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Benjamin's School Picture...Ms. Oksana's Class.