Chat to the Crowns, Part 13!

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Chat to the Crowns, Part 13!
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Hahahaha Bobbi...its fun aye...try doing it with random people or characters its great!!!

Amy couldnt you get it to morph you and Chris together???...Cos I struggled to get it sorted too...But you have to click on the tool bar below and change it to Prepared faces or photos whatever it says...then you can choose from the photos you have uploaded...
Im sure yours would come out looking JUST like your boys...as they both look so much like you AND Chris....you both have similar features...DO IT DO IT I wanna see now!!!

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I uploaded the pictures, prepared them then selected both to morph, then it froze up twice so I quit.

I got in trouble last night b/c I told DH that his family freaking out about gift giving ruins Christmas. I know that was very harsh, BUT the number of phone calls we got for EJs christmas, followed by the trading of gifts between me, ny SIL and MIL, and trading between other SIL and MIL is really ridiculous. Will Everett be happy at Christmas? Of course, but he would regardless. They also trump Santa every Frickin' year, I can't keep up.I was frustratd and said some mean things. I am still frustrated.

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Amy I hear ya with the gift thing! My parents had this great idea to trump Santa and I nixed it. I'm hoping they listened. The thing my parents do that really P*SSES me off is they buy the same gifts for Zayne and my nephew. I get really mad because they (Zayne and Matthew) are NOTHING alike. Zayne is more rough and tumble and Matthew is still in his baby stage. So then Zayne ends up getting baby toys because Matthew can't play with advanced toys. GRRR!!!!

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Also, I wanted to share Lexi's Santa video message she LOVES it, even though Santa told her she's on the naughty list ROFL

http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/watch/mRUoO6KapPJpkLKBlg5k7Ng

PS she'll get a new message when she starts listening!!!

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Ok I'm talking to myself.... I need your help. I have to bring snacks/treats to work on Friday. My para's are supposed to help but they are both single men so I just had them give me some money and I"ll bring all the food. ANYWAYS, right now I'm making

1) Shortbread Candy Cookies
2) Chex Mix
3) ???

I need something for #3. I want it to be easy(ish). Maybe a dip or something. Any ideas are appreciated.

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Do you have a plug in? If so, what about buffalo chicken dip?

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Yeah it'll be in the teacher's work room so there's a plug in. I'll look up a recipe Smile

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Now I have a craving for buffalo chicken dip!

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My ideas would Taco Dip or BLT dip. Both super easy.

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"synergy05" wrote:

My ideas would Taco Dip or BLT dip. Both super easy.

Those both sound good too!

Can you tell I started my no salt, no sugar, no dairy, no red meat diet again yesterday??? I'm super hungry!

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Mari- Those sound really yummy too!!! Do you have a favorite recipe?

Kim- do you use the buffalo chicken recipe with blue cheese or with cheddar cheese?
Good luck with the diet. There is no way in HELL I would ever be able to do no salt, sugar, dairy, or red meat...that's like my entire diet right there! What do you eat????

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"MrsRiggert" wrote:

Kim- do you use the buffalo chicken recipe with blue cheese or with cheddar cheese?
Good luck with the diet. There is no way in HELL I would ever be able to do no salt, sugar, dairy, or red meat...that's like my entire diet right there! What do you eat????

I think it uses cheddar cheese...let me see if I can find the one I use...

I eat lots of fish, veggies, and fruit.

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This is really close to the one I make, except I use ranch instead of bleu cheese dressing and I use mozzarella over bleu cheese.

http://www.campbellskitchen.com/RecipeDetail.aspx?recipeId=50538&ref=/SearchRecipesResult.aspx?filter=Creative%20and%20Different&fbid=UUVAZkn7bgD&fbid=UUVAZkn7bgD&pd=yes

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Sounds good, cheap, and easy Smile Do you just put everything in a crockpot instead of baking or bake first and then put in the crockpot?

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TACO DIP

2 pkg plain cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
3/4 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
fine shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup diced tomatoes

Soften cream cheese using speed mixer. Blend in sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning. Pour into serving dish.
Layer lettuce, cheese,and tomatoes on mixture. You may add more of the layering ingredients as desired.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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BLT DIP

8 oz mayonnaise
8 oz sour cream
1 jar real bacon pieces (Hormel)
2 sm. tomatoes, diced and drained

Mix all ingredients and chill. Serve with toast rounds, plain bread shapes or tortilla chips.

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My version, I just put everything in the crockpot.

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I would put everything in the crockpot... less mess... and add chopped celery at the end

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Ok since I'm cooking for the guys (ie putting their name on it) I'm thinking that the Buffalo Chicken Dip would be more "manly" ROFL

Thanks for your help ladies!

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True it is more "manly'

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I don't think I could do the naughty list thing, I'm pretty sure it would Break Everett's Heart. He keeps misbehaving then crying "I want to be on the nice list" already. He was horrible today AFTER we saw he was on the nice list. Ugggh.

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Lexi actually could have cared less!!! It was horrible! She said, "Santa will still bring me presents" Well, yeah he sure will because mommy didn't spend all that money to not give them to her ROFL

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I'm not really back until tomorrow. I've missed you guys! Its been an amazingly wonderful week and I'm so sad its coming to an end.

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Megan - I've been threatening Ethan that Santa won't bring him presents if he's not good...and I intend to follow through with it. It would be the hardest thing I've ever done. Does that make me a bad mom???

Glad you're back Amber! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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"larsnamber" wrote:

I'm not really back until tomorrow. I've missed you guys! Its been an amazingly wonderful week and I'm so sad its coming to an end.

You have no idea how much I've missed you!!!! I'm glad you're having a great week!

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Megan - I've been threatening Ethan that Santa won't bring him presents if he's not good...and I intend to follow through with it. It would be the hardest thing I've ever done. Does that make me a bad mom???

NO! It makes you a good mom! I'm too much of a tight @ss to follow through. I wish I had the ability to do that! I would say she just won't get as much but at this age getting any new toy will probably make her happy!

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Aww Megan I'm sure I do. I tell DF every day how we have never gone this long without talking and I miss you. I can't wait till March when you come down!

I just told Megan this morning that I got my xmas gift from DF.....more diamonds. Well a diamond necklace that matches my ring. I'm soo spoiled. He walks the floor with Austin, gets up with the kids, mmmmmm i could go on and on.

Kim - That doesnt make you a bad mom. I'd do it.

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Ahhhh AMBERS BACK!!!.....Its been weird not talking to you!!!!....Cant wait to hear all about your holiday.....

Kim thats not mean, if Liam really wasnt behaving well I would do it too...

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Ok so I've been doing the "You have til the count of 5" thing with Lexi and it usually works. Last night she was NOT listening so I started counting, 1..2..3..4... (still nothing) so I said "Lexi what happens when I get to 5?" Lexi replied, "6"

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"MrsRiggert" wrote:

Ok so I've been doing the "You have til the count of 5" thing with Lexi and it usually works. Last night she was NOT listening so I started counting, 1..2..3..4... (still nothing) so I said "Lexi what happens when I get to 5?" Lexi replied, "6"

ROFL I've been having to count with Ethan also. But by the time I get to 3, he starts doing what I ask. Hope E doesn't talk to Lexi!

http://www.toygaroo.com/guest/xmas_welcome
This seems like a great idea...let me know what you think.

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I need to come up with some kind of business I can do at home. It seems like the only way to make it big is to work for yourself. I know money isn't everything...but it would definitely make things easier.

I was getting dressed this morning, and realized that I really would like another baby...but we can't because of money, specifically day care costs.

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"umsl_baby" wrote:

I was getting dressed this morning, and realized that I really would like another baby...but we can't because of money, specifically day care costs.

Shhhh....don't tell DH my realization!

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"umsl_baby" wrote:

ROFL I've been having to count with Ethan also. But by the time I get to 3, he starts doing what I ask. Hope E doesn't talk to Lexi!

http://www.toygaroo.com/guest/xmas_welcome
This seems like a great idea...let me know what you think.

Lexi USUALLY does what I ask by 3 or 4 but last night I think she was testing the limits.

Ok so from what I gather, togaroo is like Netflix but with toys right??? Sounds awesome. Here are my worries...

1) They say the toys are super clean but are they REALLY????

2) If your kid breaks a toy you have to buy it at a "discounted price" I worry that they will scam you with their "discount"

Otherwise I think it sounds great! Especially at this age where the kids only play with toys for a few weeks at a time anyway!!! IF you try it let me know how it goes, I might be right behind you!

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How crafty are you Kim??? Right now the big thing here for home busniess is bows, tutus, and shirts. My friend is making really good money selling that stuff from home.

You could also do cupcakes, cakes, cake pops/balls, candy boquets, gift baskets, etc

UMMMM....here they are always advertising for medical transcriptionists that work from home but I doubt that makes a ton of money...it could be a part time thing for extra though.

I think it would be harder in STL since there are SO many people to compete with but I'm sure you can make anything work!

Congrats on your realization that you want another baby...now make it happen!!!!

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Megan thats too funny about Lexi.

Kim Yay for wanting another baby! I'm excited for you. You can have yours between Megan and me. Smile :):)

Russ sings all the time. The last few days he has been singing "God is afraid of the world" (atleast it sounds like afraid) I've had mom and DF listen to him to see if we could figure out the song by the tune but nothing.

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I'm not artistic enough to make gift baskets, but I think I could do the tutus. I love cake balls, so maybe I could make those too.

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I'm not good at anything crafty but I sure try LOL!!!!

So it's snowing here, again. I went to lunch and my car slid all over the place! I wish they would do early dismissal before it gets much worse!

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Amber-glad to have you back.. Love the gift DF gave you. Hope you had a great week in Ca.
Kim- Congrats on wanting to have another little one. Good luck with finding somthing to do from home for extra money. What about watching a few other kids in your home?

Megan- hope they let you our early.

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AFM- We were going to go see Pip the Mouse but Maya had other plans... She was crying her head off the whole way there (totally not like her)...Didn't think others would enjoy a crying baby while watching the show.

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I sell mary kay on the side, but EVERYBODY knows somebody who sells, so it's not really a great business. I can't stay at home because I carry the benefits. I would be a HORRIBLE stay at home mom too. I like my 1 day off during the week to play with the boys, but even those days get full of errands and rarely are just for playing.

Everett hasn't been himself this week. He's been crying on the way to school, and today he refused to leave the house, even to go to mc donalds with his grandma. She stayed home with him, while I went and brought food back. He's been sweaty a couple times, but I've never caught a fever. So weird!

Dalton is getting breathing treatments now. I can do it every 4 hours, but I'm trying to only do it when he's coughing/ wheezing. He's sleeping better, so that's good.

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Amy - I'm the same way...I carry the benefits, so I would have to do something part time till it became a big hit and I could afford insurance coverage on my own.

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I'm right there with you Kim and Amy. All the benefits come from my job. Plus, I too would make a horrible stay at home mom! I'm going to TRY it this summer but plan to hire a sitter to watch the kids a couple days a week for a few hours each day. I love my kids but I need my freedom!

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Megan, with 3 at home, you definately need to schedule some me time.

I've decided my new years resolution for 2012 is to have a monthly date night with DH. I'm going to put a message out to my parents, inlaws and close friends to see if we can get commitments to babysitting. I have other goals, but we have LOST our "couple time" unless it's after 10PM, and that's not the connecting we need ....lol

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I think if I could get on a routine of being home 7 days a week it wouldn't be too bad. Its those couple days here and there without a routine that really get to me. I want time with the kids, and need to get stuff done.

I've finally learned that "ME" time and couples time are very important to make me a better mommy. I can't wait to actually have a partner that recognizes that too.

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"AmyJo86268" wrote:

Megan, with 3 at home, you definately need to schedule some me time.

I've decided my new years resolution for 2012 is to have a monthly date night with DH. I'm going to put a message out to my parents, inlaws and close friends to see if we can get commitments to babysitting. I have other goals, but we have LOST our "couple time" unless it's after 10PM, and that's not the connecting we need ....lol

Our daycare provider does "parents night out" once a month so we can go on dates. It's from 6-midnight and $20 per child. I like it and we use it every so often but we should be better about going out more.

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When will my husband learn that the day I stay home all day with the kids is NOT the day to go out to see his friends, and he obviously hasn't learned my tone of voice saying "ok, go" meaning "it's not a great idea!"

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Sorry Amy. Sadly I don't think many men pick up on our "tone". My goal this next year is to say what I mean (or atleast try). Men really get the "me time" pass alot more than we do. I hope he isn't out too long and you can get a break.

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I told him he has to be home at 9PM for Dalton's breathing treatment because I'm not doing another one without assistance today. . .it's a nightmare.

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I feel for you on those. Most of the time Austin isn't horrible but those times that he is....OMG its exhausting.

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Ok so while we are on the SAHM topic....Im one as we all know now Im one + 1 extra...

Ive said to SO many times about how I need some time out...even if its just a coffee with my GF's it may only be a couple of hrs, but we need it!!!....I dont get it often!!!...And every now and then I duck out to drop something off to one of my friends and I may be gone for an hr and when I get home, I get the comment, "did you have to drive to Greytown to do it?" (Greytown is a 30min drive each way)...When will he understand that I have needs to have adult conversation???

WELL...the last 2 weeks, he has been working on a house, BY HIMSELF!!!....Ive had 3 or 4 txt saying how much he misses me and the kids...
Yesterdays txt read...."Man it sux working by yourself aye, Im missing human contact HEAPS! Love you babe, big hugs for the kids and you xxx"
When I read it I thought AND I TOLD HIM THIS ALSO when he got home...AHHHH you have a taste of what the last 3 years of my life have been like....Only my life has crying, winging, complaining kids AND housework!!! FUN TIMES!!!
He did agree tho, that when he txt it through to me it dawned on him what Ive been talkikng about for the last 3 years...SOOOOOO do you think we will see a change ladies?????....Im thinking probably not, because last night I ducked out to get petrol in the car and pop into a couple of shops...I was gone and hr...and I got "what did you have to drive to Greytown to get petrol or something".......THEY JUST DONT GET IT!!!!!!!!

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Amy I totally feel your pain!!! First off, I HATE doing Zayne's breathing treatments with out Jared. For some strange reason he is the only one that can get Zayne to sit still and do his treatments without a fight.

Second, DH thinks that me going to town for 90 minutes to get groceries once every other week without the kids is all the "me time" I need. So when I argue or pull the "yeah fine go out" with the TONE every time he wants to go out (which means bars and usually being gone over night if not all weekend) he says "well you get to go out all the time" :WTF: getting groceries is NOT going out!

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