A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

A Very Turner Easter!

[flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623771156934"] Here are some pics from Easter! It was a very Turner Easter indeed. The SniperJess family still has some things to work out as far as 'holidays sans domestic disbutes'...so we kept it the three of us. We also went to SniperBen's family's church cabin for food and egg hunts! We started the holiday off by dying easter eggs. This is a childhood tradition for me (and most really) so it's something I would love to pass down to Chase. We made striped eggs and pretty pastel eggs and the ever so crucial 'everything' egg which turned out much prettier than I remembered! We had a few…
Read More

Spring Planting

Spring is here! Everyone is stoked about it including myself. The sunshine is energizing and these thumbs of mine will turn green this weekend with our first herb garden on the patio. Updates/pics soon! Additionally...I had a conversation with my little guy about 'planting seeds' that's worth keeping, so Ima put it here. Chase: Mama...do you eat seeds? Me: Umm...I guess. Like, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sure, I eat seeds. Chase: Do those seeds you eat like...grow inside you? Me: Oh. No, they don't babe. Seeds need things like soil and water and sunshine to grow. Chase: So could you like, eat some soil and drink some water? Me:…
Read More

Impromptu Royal Rumble!

The other day Chase got a new wrestling ring for his "wrestle guys." While at his dad's he's got another kid to play with and they'll spend hours in their room playing with the toys and what not, but up in the D-Wood, there's just Jess and I. It can get a bit boring for a seven year old, so to help keep everyone in good spirits we decided to have our very own Royal Rumble. Since we only have four wrestlers, we had to improvise. So we busted out an assortment of toys from Chase's toy box and got everything set up. [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157623560702162"] It was a lot…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Jazz up yer ballz!!

Tis' the season for ballz!! Sausage balls that is. :) They are a must have and a staple of almost every holiday 'get together'. Someone says 'finger food' and sausage balls'll be there! Now don't misunderstand me, sausage balls are the bomb! SniperBen and I started a conversation about a month ago playing around with different versions of the balls. "Bacon balls...Oh..I know! Jalapeno balls! ...wait...what about.." and it basically went on from there. The amazing ideas never really came to fruition, however, we talked about it again while walking down stone mountain yesterday with chase (blog on that to come btw!). I needed a good 'finger food' dish to…
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
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Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
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Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
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