Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blonde Joke? or "Ya just might be a Redneck if"...??

"How many blondes does it take to hold down a 5 year old to remove her stitches?" OR....

"Ya just might be a redneck if 2 purty blondes are wrestlin' the 5 year old on the Thanksgiving dinner table to get them stitches out!"

I think it could go either way here!!??

But we did all live happily ever after..........................

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Intoducing WINSLOW!

Christmas has officially been kicked off around here........We'd like to introduce you to WINSLOW, our new "Elf on the Shelf". Apparently, an old tradition that I must have missed while my kids were at a more "appropriate age" for a tale of such...but Hey! It's never to late to start if you only ....BELIEVE! (right?!)

Winslow is our own personal Elf who sits and watches us all day long and then goes to the North Pole nightly to report his findings....naughty or nice! WINSLOW will then return each morning to a new location in the house in which we have to find! The rules are that he can not be touched whatsoever or all magic is lost, but we can tell WINSLOW anything our heart desires. (I hope WINSLOW reports to Santa how bad I need that money tree this year!!) Stay tuned for pictures of WINSLOW and all of his exciting landing locations around the Cruson house!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Proud Mary and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! What a fun day we had spending it with cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles! We were so full by the time we rolled (literally rolled) back home last night, it felt as though I had gravy flowing through my veins!

Glen's grandmother, "Grandma Mary" passed away a few years ago, she was the sweetest, most adorable grandma and we miss her alot! She was also one of the best cooks I have ever met..her rolls were to die for and she made this AMAZING "Ice Box White Cake" every holiday. Well she left this recipe behind and after wrestling my mother in law to the ground for it, I gave it a try this Thanksgiving.........
Here she is, isn't she a BEAUT!! I have to say it WAS DELICIOUS! I think Grandma Mary would've been proud! We Love you Grandma!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Dad and the girls just returned from a 3-day hunting trip! They came barreling in with story after story, the stinkiest little bodies a mom has ever smelled, and a couple of really good tummy aches from the BIG DQ Steakfinger Baskets they had inhaled on their way home!

Hallie said, "Look mom! I didn't even need all those extra undies that you packed me, I still have these on from Thursday!" Now myself, the one with the upset tummy, marched their little nasty selves to the showers while Glen downloaded a couple of photos from the weekend....

Now is it just me or does it look like a few rules (ok, maybe even a law or two) may have been broken.....if she is in the driver's seat and she is in the passenger's seat...WHO IS IN THE BACK SNAPPING THE PICTURE?!! HOLY COW!! As a matter of fact, Riley did "hit" a cow with the truck, but the cow was fine and in turn, head butted her back!
A "G with an O, an O with a D, a T with an I, and a M and a E" was had by all!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

What NOW!??

Was the question of the day from our friends and neighbors as I walked the girls to school this morning! "What in the world are ya'll up to now??" You know after the whole Halloween Yard display fiasco, everyone kept saying they couldn't wait to see what was next! Well, we didn't want to disappoint!! So this is what is presently in our is going to be the "CES EXPRESS". It's the "Elementary School's Dad's Club Float" for the annual Grapevine Christmas Parade, which will be December 4th in Downtown Grapevine. Always a fabulous and fun parade that kicks off Christmas around here. It is well on its way to becoming a TRAIN, but right now looks more like a SEMI??! Watch for pics of the final result and parade pictures of these amazing dads who have been working hard in the freezing cold to build this baby and their beautiful kids!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Deal or a Dud?

Middle school brings home alot....I mean ALOT of.."I need this!" or "I need to get one of those!" or "Can we try to find that?" The latest that "everyone" is trying is "stuff you put in your hair to make it curly, without rollers or a curling iron, please! please! mom will you try to find some!" So I'm off to Walgreens.......(where I made the doozie of a find with the handy-dandy DNA do-it-yourself kit??? whole other blog) I hit the hair care products aisle and you betcha, BINGO there it is......"SPRAY IT CURLY-INSTANT CURLS" I'll take it!

We follow the instructions to the T.......and here are the results..............

The Cruson girls have to say..."Spray It Curly...Instant Curls" is a DUD! Guess we'll have to stick with these...............

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

As I strolled the aisles of Walgreens today I made quite a discovery!!! For only $29.99 you can run your very own at home DNA test!! What?!

Good grief!!

Now really after seeing that and knowing that people can run their own little DNA labs at it too much to ask for a RAPID STREP TEST that we can swab our kids with at home to save us a $30 copay every now and then!?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gotta Love The Spongeroller!

The girls & their friends have found a new love....the spongeroller!

They love the way it transforms their heads into this powerhouse of hair! The minute I got those things out of there, they started dancing around the house singing..."On the Good Ship, Lollipop!" and "Animal Crackers..In My Soup"!! Riley had her friend over to spend the night and when I asked her what she wanted to do while she was over, she replied, "I don't care what we do as long as I get those spongerollers in my hair before bed!" Easy enough!! From the pictures, hopefully you can see the "Shirley Temple" in them all!! I can only hope when they are 16 they still want the spongerollers before bed!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Softball Champs!!

The girls wrapped up softball season today with two outstanding victories! The Diamondbacks defeated the Orioles to claim 1st place GRAND CHAMPIONS! The Wildcats beat the Rockstars (20-4) to grab the 3rd place prize! The girls played so good and we are so proud of both teams!! Thank you so much to all of our faithful fans and our 2 sets of the world's best grandparents who sat in those bleachers every weekend to cheer the girls on! We appreciate and LOVE you so much!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I believe....

"The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations." Psalms 33:11

Tuesday, November 4, 2008