Thursday, June 30, 2011


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer. Ours is starting off wonderful. Alexis's birthday party was a lot of fun, and a lot of work too. We had it here and it was a 70's theme. We all had fun dressing up and playing old late 60's early 70's music. I decorated the dining room like a disco, we even had a disco ball...LOL. We played twister and had a pinata. My father came down which was really nice, it isn't always easy for him to come down this way. So it is always nice when he visits. I haven't talked too much about my Grandmother, she is not doing too well. She no longer lives in the house we all lived in when I was a child, she now lives with my Dad. So I don't see her like I used too. Right now, she is spending the summer with her daughter, in Illinois. She is happy there and that is all that matters!

I bought one of those kiddie pools at Walmart, I love those pools...LOL. My sister has an inground pool where she lives, so Alexis loves going over there to swim. Little Kevin and I are happy in the little pool:) I got a bit too much sun today though, I am a bit pink...well, red.....

I decorated the home for the 4th of July, I LOVE IT!! I love our American flag, it is so beautiful waiving in the breeze. It gives me the chills sometimes, when I think about all it stands for:)

I have been doing what I normally do, cooking, cleaning, laundry, baking. All that fun stuff that goes along with being a wife and mother.

We did go to the Mall over the weekend, and Alexis got to use her gift cards. We went to Justice, Claire's, Payless, Michael's, and Walmart...I am having a little girl stay with me for the summer. She is such a sweet little girl. I love her as if she was my own. Her 10th birthday was in June also, so we combined the birthdays and had one giant party for both girls. Let me tell you, when I took the girls to the mall, they CAN SHOP...LOL. They had fun, and so did I!

We also have a new pet, a Parrot! She is beautiful. I will share some pictures of her, as soon as I can get them off my camera and on the computer. Her name is Tiki.

I think I may have shown pictures of the parrot before, I can't remember. She belonged to a friend who sold her to us.

Tonight we had Tacos...A big family favorite.

Last night we went to the Outback for dinner, love that Bloomin' Onion, YummY!!

Also, we are getting close to Fall, So you all know what that means...LOL..Fred is anxiously waiting to come out:))) I know, I know, summer just got here...but I so love Fall...:)

Have a great evening!!!

Happy Wednesday!

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
If you plant hard work, you will reap success
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
If you plant faith in Christ, you will reap a harvest

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pepper Sauce!

I posted this on facebook, but thought I would share it here too:)

I had to go to the grocery store today for a few things. I am making Turnip greens for dinner tonight, and guess what I found at Albertson's ???? PEPPER SAUCE...I couldn't believe it. When we would go to Georgia we would sometimes bring that back with us, because I never could find it anywhere here. They have it in the Southern section of the grocery store, who knew..???...LOL. Happy, Happy!!!

...and the Southern section is very small, it is in between the Mexican and Italian section. It has canned okra, beans, all sorts of corn bread mixes and fish fries:) It is a fun little section!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birthday Party:)

My Brother in Law snapped these pictures while I was lighting the candles:)

I have more on my camera that I need to download, but I thought I would share these first:)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Last day Of School!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Tomorrow is the last day of school!
I am having Alexis's birthday party on Saturday, so there is lot's to do.
Kevin will be home today too, he was up North.
Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Monday!

We go through a lot of cheese. So I always buy a few blocks of it.

I grate half of it in my Cuisinart.
One of my favorite Kitchen appliances.

This is one of the blocks of cheese we bought.

After I grate the cheese I put it in tupperware for easy access.

We use the grated cheese for salads, tacos, all sorts of recipes:)

On another note,
School is out in four more days~~~YaY!!

I am also, getting ready for Alexis's 10th Birthday.
Lot's to do for that.

I am getting Dr. Quinn on Netflix. I have to get the disc, because they don't have it on demand. I kind of like getting the disc better.
I am on the second season, second disc. So when everyone is asleep, I watch an episode:)

We are having artichokes tonight.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's day.

Friday, June 17, 2011


This picture was on my Facebook today. I wanted to share it:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Josh and Anna Duggar have their baby~~~~~> TLC

I am so curious, what they named the little baby boy:)
I did read it starts with an M.

Blueberry Muffin Recipe

I made these Blueberry Muffins, and they turned out pretty good:)

Blueberry Muffin Recipe
(Courtesy of allrecipes)

3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1. In a small bowl, mix milk and lemon juice; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. Add egg and oil to milk mixture; mix well. Gently stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400 degrees F at 22-24 minutes or until center of muffin springs back when lightly touched.

They disappeared pretty quick!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Love This!

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.~~Isaiah 41:10

This is was on my facebook page, and I wanted to share!!

Friday, June 10, 2011


At Costco, we got some really great baking potatoes. They were HUGE!!
The kids split one, because a whole one was way too much. I always make extra baked potatoes, so I can fry them up the next day as hashbrowns.

To make my baked potatoes, I lay them on foil, put butter on the skin, salt and pepper, and sprinkle with onions. Poke holes in the potatoes, so they don't blow up in the oven. I wrap them in foil and put them on a cookie sheet. I bake them in the oven at 375' for about an hour, or until they are tender.

While they are baking, the onions sure make the house smell good:)

The potatoes, are served with butter, sourcream and cheese.

1937 Vintage Commercial for Washing Dishes:)

I love watching old commercials. This one is from 1937, about Dreft. I love it! It is only a minute long so take a peek:)

I found it on the DIY page, and also posted it on facebook:)

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Aren't these beautiful?
......another Costco find:)


For dinner we are having:

Fried pork with onions and mushrooms
Mashed potatoes
Steamed broccoli

It has been a busy day in the Gossett home:)
I have to run down the hill to my daughter's school, to check out the Open House:)

Have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Costco Buys:)

We went to Costco over the weekend and I stocked up on a lot of fun stuff for my kitchen. I got all sorts of fruits of veggies. I can make all sorts of fresh juice:)
Here are some grapes we got:

A bag of onions is under 4.00 dollars there. The potatoes, on the table are from Albertson's. The potatoes I got from Costco, are huge, too big to put in that basket...LOL

Oh, here is a picture of some veggies, I sauteed. Onions, snap peas, celery, all sorts of peppers

This coffee, tastes so good, I love it! That big box was under 5.00 dollars.

Apples, great for snacks, and my juicer:)

You can see the corner of the box of tomatoes, and I also got croissants

Spring mix salad. I mix this lettuce with Romaine:)

We also stocked up on all sorts of meats and cheeses.

Tonight for dinner we had:

Stuffed Mushrooms
Steak on the Grill
Baked potatoes


Roasted Asparagus

The kitchen is all clean, the dishwasher is going and I have my coffee pot all set for the morning.

I can't wait for morning, to start the day all over again.

Kevin is sleeping soundly, and his breathing is doing very well right now. Being a mother is hard. The love you have for your children is like nothing else!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Pasta Bake!~~~>again:)


I sauteed Mushroom and Onions.

I layered the noodles, the mushroom and onions, sauce with ground beef and tons of cheese, white and yellow cheeses...

Ta Da...this is what it looks like out of the oven:)

I also served it with fresh green beans, steamed.
A salad and garlic bread:)

This is such a simple dinner to make, and oh sooo good!

I love this steamer, it is one of my favorite appliances in the kitchen. It steams everything perfectly. I especially like how my artichokes come. I cook them upside down. I read that is a better way to cook them.

Monday, June 06, 2011


It is a brand new week. I just love Mondays:)

We had a really nice weekend. Little Kevin is doing so much better. Last week I was so scared. I have to find time to write out all that had happened. I thank you all for your prayers. God is so very good. His lungs are looking clear, I just have to be on top of the signs of his asthma now. I have asthma, and was so hoping it would skip my children.

My car was sounding funny on Friday, and then the check engine light came on. My car just seemed to not want to get out of first gear. We took my car to the auto shop, and what happened was my car went into safe mode, so it would not over heat. They fixed my car and now it is running beautifully:)

We did a Costco trip this weekend also, I will share that trip with some pictures:) I had so much fun, buying food for my family and stocking my kitchen. It is a happy kitchen now!

Today, I went to Alexis's school, and she received an award for reading..a GOLD medal. I am very proud of her.

Tony, my oldest is getting better with his attitude. Remember when you were 19? You knew everything! :::whew:::

Tonight, I made onion burgers with melted cheese, baked potatoes and sauteed veggies, with a nice green salad.

I will leave you with this little picture of a mama bird and her babies!

Have a wonderful evening!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I Got This In An Email:) Who is Your Susie?


Come with me
to a third grade classroom..... There is a
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his
heart is going to stop because he cannot
possibly imagine how this has happened. It's
never happened before, and he knows that when
the boys find out he will never hear the end of
it.. When the girls find out, they'll never speak
to him again as long as he

The boy
believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes
from now I'm dead

He looks up
from his prayer and here comes the teacher with
a look in her eyes that says he has been

As the
teacher is walking toward him, a class mate
named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is
filled with water. Susie trips in front of the
teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water
in the boy's lap.

The boy
pretends to be angry, but all the while is
saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you,

Now all of a
sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule,
the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher
rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts
to put on while his pants dry out. All the other
children are on their hands and knees cleaning
up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.

But as life would have it, the ridicule that
should have been his has been transferred to
someone else -

She tries to
help, but they tell her to get out. You've done
enough, you

Finally, at
the end of the day, as they are waiting for the
bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers,
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie
whispers back, 'I wet my pants once

May God help
us see the opportunities that are always around
us to do

Remember.....Just going to
church doesn't make you a Christian any more
than standing in your garage makes you a

Each and
everyone one of us is going through tough times
right now, but God is getting ready to bless you
in a way that only He can. Keep the

This prayer
is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts
we receive. There is no cost but a lot of
rewards. Let's continue to pray for one

The Prayer:

Father, I ask
You to bless my friends, relatives and those
that I care deeply for, who are reading this
right now Show them a new revelation of Your
love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to
minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and
mercy.. Where there is self-doubt, release a
renewed confidence through Your grace. Where
there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs.

Bless their homes, families, finances, their
goings and their comings.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Hi Everyone. It has been a very busy and upsetting weekend. My little one was admitted into the hospital on Saturday. He had a Viral induced asthma attack. It was very, very scary. We are all home safe and sound. I am just trying to get everything back in order. Kevin is doing well now. He has a nebulizer that I give him every four hours around the clock. I am a bit sleep deprived. I am just so thankful, he is doing so much better. I will be back, and give a more detailed post about it. For now, though, I have a lot to do. I have updated on my facebook too, if you read there.