Friday, December 19, 2008

Homemade Baby Carrier

Okay so I don't know if this is the safest way to transport a baby, and I wouldn't recommend this to all, but Charles found a new way to carry Emily while he is doing things around the house; he can't bend over if he drops anything or if he needs to pick something up, but what an invention.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I Love Free Stuff!

Hurry Before It Ends - 2 free 8x10 pictures from Walgreens!
See below:
(Thanks, Freebies 4 Mom!)

Also visit to get lots of free samples. Beware it's addicting.

Also, just a quick note some of the products might sell you to other companies. Read all of the small print. Another note, if they ask for your phone number and you don't want them to be calling you as I had some sell my info and then had people calling because they said I had signed up for information about college, you can usually put 123-456-7890 as your number.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Emily got to have her picture made with Santa today. You can also have letters from Santa made or sent to you by selecting the links below. I signed up to have a letter sent to Emily for her first Christmas. I know she won't remember it, but I will put it in her memory book.
Merry Christmas to All!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thank you...

Charles and I would like to thank David, Merrie and Haley for baby-sitting Emily last night so that we could attend the Professional Business Systems Christmas Party. Thanks again, we really appreciated it. We love you guys!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

...but the fire is do delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it Snow!, Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Rockin' around the Christmas tree

At the Christmas party hop,

Mistletoe hung where you can see,

Every couple tries to stop,

Rockin' around the Christmas tree,

Let the Christmas spirit ring,

Later we'll have some pumpkin pie,

And we'll do some caroling.

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses

I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me too!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Little Turkey

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Here is a picture of Emily sporting her Thanksgiving Outfit. We were very thankful to have been able to spend so much time with our friends and family. Can't wait to see everyone at Christmas.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Win!

I logged on to and registered to win a gift pack from Pillsbury Savorings and I WON! Here is a picture of my new winnings:

Thanks Erin!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Emily was 7 weeks old when she celebrated her first Halloween. She was a very busy girl and dressed up in two different outfits for the day.

First she was a ghost.
Then she was a black cat.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rubber Ducky Your The One

I took my first big girl bath on Sunday, October 5, 2008.
I loved taking a bath it was very relaxing, I think I get this from my mom because she loves taking showers. I then got a massage with baby lotion, oh what a terrible life I have.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's Beginning To Smell Alot Like Christmas...

Okay so if I could attach a scratch and sniff to the page I would so that everyone could experience the great aroma of the Apple Butter. Thanks to Charles and three sliced up fingers he managed to make it through the apples that we picked at David and Merrie's house. For the past 3 years or so we have made apple butter for the family for Christmas, so again this year everyone get ready for some good ol' apple butter. Here are some pictures and the recipe for our crock pot apple butter. Enjoy!

8 cups of apples (grated or blended in a food processor)

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 tsp allspice

1 tsp cinnamon

7 oz box of red hots optional (for Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Butter)

3 cups apple cider

Cook in crock pot until dark brown and most of the liquid is dissolved.

Can while apple butter is still boiling in the crockpot. Put on lids and turn upside down so the lids will seal. Store and eat on toast or on a peanut butter sandwich.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping on Daddy
Sleeping on Daddy Again
Sleeping in my Bouncy Chair

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pemberton Look-alike Meter

I saw this on Jodie Miller's blog and thought it would be interesting to see who our new addition looked more like. I know she has my face, but hands, feet and legs are from her daddy.

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family histories - Family tree chart

Friday, September 12, 2008

Meet Emily!!!

Hello, My name is Emily Suzanne Pemberton. I finally got a name today a few hours ago. Below are pictures of my grandparents holding me for the first time.

From Belly to Baby

Well, Amanda is feeding the baby, so I thought that I would try and update the blog. She weighed 8lbs 3 oz and is 21 1/4 inches long. She was born at 10:35 pm on September 11, 2008. We haven't decided on a name yet, so you will just have to settle for pics for now.
Baby's first picture.
Could she have chosen a better person to pose with??
Mom holding baby for first time.
Well here she is, just minutes after being born. Mabe tomorrow she will have a name...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

All About Baby...

Okay so I am finally getting around to posting a couple of pictures. I know I should have done this a long time ago, but why do it now when you can wait til the last minute.
Charles my personal photographer did a great job taking my pictures. I will get more posted as I get them edited. (Picture taken: September 5, 2008)

Here is a picture of the baby's crib and bedding. Thank you Sharon for the crib and Shirley, Angela and Toni for the bedding. I love it and can't wait to see her sleeping peacefully.

This picture doesn't have anything to do with the baby, but Charles picked this tomato in our garden. Isn't it the cutest thing you have ever seen? He put it in his salsa we made on 9/4/08.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fresh Garden Salsa

5 quarts ripe tomatoes
5 big onions (or more)
18 jalapeno peppers
1 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 cup sugar (more or less)
8 teaspoons canning salt
6 teaspoons garlic (minced or dried - you can add more if you like)
chopped cilantro (fresh or dried - just to you liking)

Drop tomatoes in boiling pot of water 15 - 20 seconds. Core and slip off peel. Run tomatoes, onions & peppers through food processor. Mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for and hour or so to cook down a little. Taste. Pour salsa into hot clean jars, 1/2 inch headroom. Hot water bath pints 10 min - quarts 15 min.

We would like to thank Merrie Rivers for the recipe. We tasted ours before it boiled and decided it would be great. We didn't taste it again after boiling. We also made ours chunky, but you can blend down in the food processor to your liking. We also boiled ours for about 1 1/2 hours to cook down more of the liquid for extra chunky. However you like it doesn't matter just add and take away until you find your own perfect recipe. Ours made 5 quarts and 1 pint.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oh No...I Have Become My Mother!

If you don't understand my blog title please visit my mother's blog @ for clarity. I have taken pictures of my garden and some of the fruits of our labor so that my mom can see what our garden looks like. I enlisted Charles to build me some garden boxes that had some architectural detail. I found a couple pictures online and showed them to him. He thought okay no problem and we were off to Lowes to purchase some wood. What he didn't realize is that it would take him two weekends to build my boxes. I guess I should say "Thank You!" everyday, but wouldn't you agree that they turned out great? Then I gently informed him that I would actually like two more 4x4 beds for next year. Oh well just another project to add to the list. Hope you enjoy!

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash and Carrots

Center: Tomatoes; Right: Carrots, Onions & Peppers; Left: Spinach, Broccoli & Cabbage

From the inside looking out.

Another angle of the bed above.

One more time...same bed.


Center: Strawberries & Onions; Right: Yellow Squash; Left: Yellow Squash & Zucchini

Yellow Squash (okay so 7 squash plants may be overdoing it just a little)

Look at all of the baby yellow squash.

Zucchini (they were planted later than the squash, but they should catch up soon)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's About Time!

Okay so I know it is about time I post something, but you know how things go. Well I guess I will start with the puppies; or as we know them as Larry, Moe & Curly or "The Chicklets". Daisy had them on our 2nd anniversary. What a gift! Charles is going to have a hard time trying to top this. They are 4 weeks old today. Here are a few pictures of them so you can see how much they have grown. The first two where taken when they were born.

The next one's are of them now.

From Left to Right: Curly, Moe & Larry
Larry likes to sleep on his back.
Moe (the runt).
From Left to Right: Moe, Curly & Larry
Larry and Tex

Daisy feeding them.