Nov 5, 2009

Dogs and peanut butter

Happy Hopeful and Foodie Friday

I'm joyful because I finally have a new camera.

These are my famous ghost nutter buddies~!  It is a box of nutter butter classic shaped cookies and a bag of almond bark.  It is really easy to chop and melt the bark in the microwave for 20 second intervals, then stir in between and is ready within a minute to then dip your cookies mostly into leaving the bottom undipped.  You insert 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes and whalla.  Halloween Block Party food.

These are my infamous mummy dogs.  I was impatient with the mustard eyes so they got messy.  Hubby actually wrapped these for me.  It is a pkg of pillsbury crescent rolls and 2 pkgs of hot dogs.  The kids grabbed all of these up before trick or treat'n.  They didn't even bother with the ketchup "blood" tubs to dip in.  They just grabbed and kept running around.  My neighbor makes chili in a huge pot and we bring the extra goodies.  The weather was gorgeous.

We had more than usual at our block party that has been going on for about 5 years.  It keeps growing.  I still envision apple bobbing and pumpkin carving.  This is just part of the crowd.

Here are some of the kids on our block.  For me to be the one who's driveway everyone comes is very cool and funny to me.  I'm the shyest of all of them and not the best hostess...lots of love but not much organization or hospitality skills.

Happy Hound Dog Thursday too.

Jack Beagle is pathetic lately...I have to pet him constantly.  He gets on my lap on the couch and up in my face begging for attention.  I need to convince the boys to walk him daily!!

Look at him on top of me and almost on top of 7th grader trying to do homework.

This is why I blogged about my 4th grader and my hopes for him.  This is pumpkin orange but is no pumpkin.
He was practicing on his Heeleys and down he went with all his weight onto his left wrist and buckle broke his arm.  He has hardly complained except for the itching of this new cast...4 weeks to wear it. ;P

A friend loves at all times. 
This is a buddy from baseball.  They became fast friends and are like 2 peas in a pod.  This is them at lil' brothers baseball game helping hubby..aka Coach.
My son has had his share of heart break as he watches his friends go thru divorce of their parents.  This kid was sent into our lives (like so many others have been) on purpose for us to pray over, welcome and love on.  He really needs it.
Now Lord, heal my body and help me clean up the joint to be proud of the home you keep sending all of these young lives to hang out.  xox!! 
Hound Dog Thursday with Cindy at A House with 2 Cats
Hopeful Friday at Charlie and me
Foodie Friday at Design's by Gollum


  1. Thank you so much for partisipating in Hopeful Friday. I loved your post! Your Halloween treats are awesome. I am going to have to remember them for next year. What a wonderful way ro spend Halloween. I wish our block would do something like that. We don't give out treats any more but we do have our family get togethers. Tell your son the color of his cast is very cool. I;m so glad he's doing OK. I know those casts can be annoying. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day ♥

  2. I'll bet the mummy dogs were the hit of the party. Your son's cast is very seasonal :-). Have a great weekend.

  3. I have a 13-year-old beagle, she is a mama's girl and is always curled up where I am!

  4. Those cookies are so cute! I'm a big Nutter Butter fan!

  5. gosh I hope his arm heals quickly! Those cookies and mummies are such fun :) Hugs, Catherine x

  6. Glad you got a camera!!!
    We just got back from vacation, so will need to get some posts done, and get out and visit. one step at at time.=0)

    re: 'you might like this':

    I think i just clicked on that on someone's site, and it took me to where i signed up. Very easy!
    And fun to have on your blog.

    try it and see.

    barbara jean

  7. DeniseMarie, I think you covered all the bases for three days...Sorry about the arm, hope it heals quickly, but they do at that age. Love Jack Beagle. I hope you will list me on your blog list, become a follower and come sign up for my giveaway.



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