THE MOM WITH BROWNIES
My childrens' friends step into our home breathing in the air, anticipating the aroma of goodies baking in the oven; More often than not, It's Brownies!


CHEAP AND YUMMY BROWNIE RECIPE!
6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.

9/23/13

A GRANDMA, A GRANDPA, AN AUNT AND 4 UNCLES...OH MY!!!

We Are Having A Grandbaby!!  Oh. My. Word!  
Yep, I'll be bloggin'.  Just know that right now!

Okay, the stuff to know... There will be random pictures throughout this post because I haven't been blogging, but I still want the pictures to print in our Annual Family Hard Cover Book that I order each year from Blog-To-Print.  Please just bear with me on this, and Kids...I'll try to write a little not about what the picture is about, even though it has nothing to do with the new grandbaby! LOL

Becca and Kazz are due April 2nd but the baby measured big so we'll know more 
October 15th after the next ultra-sound.  

(Picture: First Big Boy Picture at Campground for 2013)

We might even get to find out the gender of the baby at that point!! 


GUESSES SO FAR...
BRIAN - GIRL
SHELLY (ME) - GIRL
BRISE - GIRL
VINZE - BOY
DAXX - BOY
KOLE - BOY
JAIBRIAN - GIRL 






Knowing this, Becca and I have been doing a little "research" on the Internet.  There are old-wives-tales that help expecting mothers try to guess the gender of the baby.  There are A LOT of old-wives-tales!  Becca did 16 of them and will be taking an Intelligender test this week.  So, here are the results of the "tests" and Becca's results are under each in Red. 




1. Cold Feet = Boy 
GIRL
2. Wedding Ring Over Belly w/ String Circle = Girl and Back/Forth = Boy
GIRL
3. Carrying High = Girl
GIRL
4. Dry Hands = Boy
GIRL
5. 2nd Trimester Cravings - Salty = Boy  Sweet = Girl
BOY
6. Look under eyelid at the white of the eye.  
If there is a V shaped vein under RIGHT eye = Girl  Under LEFT eye = Boy
GIRL
7. Fat legs = Boy  Still Fit legs = Girl
GIRL
8.  More moody = Girl  Regular Moodiness = Boy
GIRL
9. Lunar Age Chinese Results...click here
GIRL
10. They say girls suck beauty from the mom, so getting acne or dry face = Girl  Glowing and pretty = Boy
GIRL
11.  More Clumsy = Boy
BOY
12.  Sleep on right side = Girl   Left side = Boy
GIRL

13.  Father gains weight = Girl
GIRL
14. Right Breast is bigger than the other =  Boy 
      Left Breast is bigger = Girl
GIRL
15. More Headaches?  = Boy
GIRL
16. Have husband go into a room and put a Fork under a pillow and a Spoon under a different Pillow.
Go into the room and sit on a pillow.  If you sit on the Fork you're having a Boy and if you sit on the Spoon you're having a Girl.
GIRL

The Wives-Tales Results are IN!!  
14 = GIRL  
2 = BOY




We Shall See!!

During all of this fun, I remembered an old wives tale that is supposed to predict how many children a person will have, and the gender of each child, for any person.  You hold a large sewing needle, hanging from a piece of thread, over a person's wrist.  If the needle goes in a circle it means "girl" and if it goes back and forth, it means "boy".  You hold the needle over the person's wrist until it comes to a complete stop.  It may go around, stop, go back and forth, stop and so on until it comes to a complete stop.  

I did this with everyone in the family and here are the results.  

KAZZ = Girl, Girl, Boy
BECCA = Girl, Girl, Boy
BRISAN = No Children
VINZE = Girl, Girl, Boy, Boy, Girl (Holy Macaroni!!)
DAXX = No Children
KOLE = Girl
JAIBRIAN = Boy

I cannot WAIT to read this in the future to see if it is at all accurate!! 

(Picture: New Haircuts for 2013)

JUNE 2013 FAMILY HAPPENINGS

Oh wow, have we been busy in the Brownie Household!  It's the end of September and I'm posting about June!!

Well life does happen and sometimes we just have to remember it instead of blog it! LOL

Okay so, let me try to remember what happened in June.  

The kids were still attending a Catholic School. All the children in Kole's class got to make their own volcano's and blast them off outside at school.  Pictures below.  


Brian and Kole making the volcano. 
(above)

Daxx and Kole setting off their own volcanoes in the yard...over and over and over again. 
(Below) 






Jaibrian was a beauty in her Ballet Recital.  She was absolutely nervous but went up on that huge stage and made herself very proud....as well as our entire family.








Brian got to see our Goddaughter, Cynthia, at the end of year AHG banquet.
They have a special little bond.

We need to have a little grandbaby....just sayin'
(I write this in September...remember??....Well, guess what...
Our Kazz and Becca are expecting our first Grandbaby the end of March!!!)




Louis and Elizabeth are hamming it up at the Banquet.
Lizzie is my Goddaughter.  She is SO beautiful!  I could take pictures of her all day.
AND...she prefers me over Brian, which make her that much more sweet! :o) 



Jaibrian and Rachel sat together during the banquet.  
You get these two together and it's just smiles and chatter till the cows come home. 








Kole made a little fabricated story to go with his volcano...and when I say "Kole" I mean... "Me".   
It was too fun NOT to do! 






THE BIG HAZAHHH!!


Jaibrian's Recital Practice....



The actual Recital..  She is the next to last girl on the right...looking at the screen.





I just LOVE my baby girl! I am SO proud!


Becca came JUST to see Jaibrian on her big day.
Our two brainy beauties!


Mom don't read this part.  I Promise there was NO nudity and it was a comedy!! For real...I promise.
Also, I'm blaming all of this on Becca...because it makes everything okay if I blame her.
We got tickets to the 50 Shades of Gray Parody...and it was
FUNNY!!!


Brian, Kazz, Becca and I laughed our hineys off at this play.
The men were absolutley cracking up...and I can't even tell you the jokes because they are lengthy and it would ruin the event for anyone who goes to see this thing.

Let's just say...you don't have to read the book, and it's NOTHING like the book.



All in all it was a fun, couples night out...even if a little weird sitting with my son through some of the more funny skits.  They're married...it's all good. :o) 


7/22/13

MAY FAMILY HAPPENINGS 2013

Daxx, Kole and Joey got to go see a Detroit Tiger's baseball game.  
Kole smarted off to the Tiger so he got a head crush for the fist picture. :)  

   

Jaibrian wanted to have her picture taken next to our dogwood tree as it bloomed.  
I think it's a dogwood tree.... 


Jaibrian would NOT let her dad or me take her loose tooth out.  
WHO does she trust to do this job??  
Her brother Daxx of course, because he is "very gentle"
....like her father and I are using a pick-axe or something...good grief.
  Daxx and Jai are two peas in a pod though.  That's a good thing.  





Grandpa Glenn made the mistake of falling asleep on the couch.  
He got the usual animal picture taken by Kole and Daxx.  
The twins are notorious for stuffed animal photo's taken on unsuspecting family who have the nerve to fall asleep in our home.  *sigh*




Jaibrian and Macy enjoying the Spring weather.











Brian and Brise helped me plant my Mother's Day flowers.  Brisan think's he's funny.....




No Brisan, you may NOT cut my rose bush with snippers!!
























Now listen...I have heard of these crazy people out there who talk to their dogs and "THINK" their dog talks back to them...I've even seen some of them on American Funniest Home videos.  They are nuts.

However, ...I just happen to have a dog who says, "I Love You" - "I want water" - "I want out"  Now...that's not crazy...that's lucky!!

There's a difference.  My dog, Macy, actually does talk to me and I talk back.  See the difference?  My dog is real and really does it...really... (sheepish grin)....really she does.

This is Macy saying "I Love You." ....really.





My daughter In law is wonderful.  I love her.  















I love her enough to put these birthday photos of me up on the blog because SHE looks so cute and is hugging me and we are having a great time.



I had to make a wish...so I did.



I had to blow out candles...so I did...






And since it was gluten free 
I ATE THE WHOLE THING!! :o) 

YUM, YUMMY!



And THAT was May.