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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Goodies

For Christmas with my kids, I made a everything Christmas-shaped. I made a cheese ball shaped like a Christmas tree, complete with a yellow bell pepper star on top ...

Southwestern Pinwheels in spinach tortilla's were also served stacked in the shape of a tree. The fruit pizza and cocktail wiener pigs-in-a-blanket were baked in a circle (and served with barbecue sauce to dip them in), were both decorated to look like wreathes. Red and green tortilla chips were served alongside queso, guacamole, and salsa. The cocktail shrimp and sauce were already in the shape of a wreath, so there wasn't anything to do to make that more festive. (Well, actually, there is, but I didn't do anything to it!) There were decorated Christmas cookies and red and green M&M's. There were also deviled eggs ... not decorated or arranged in a "Christmassy" way, but they flew off the plate regardless.

And the only thing I had time to take a picture of was the cheese ball!

With three little ones underfoot, all anxious to open presents, Christmas was pretty much a blur! We were all helping the kiddo's open their presents and didn't even get any pictures of them tearing open gift after gift. After everything was opened and the wrapping paper and boxes cleaned up, we all look at each other and said, "What just happened?!!"

After opening hundreds and hundreds of dollars of Christmas presents, Sweet Pea looked at me and said, "I want to play with play-doh."

REALLY!! The homemade play-doh I made last spring (which is still soft), and costs mere pennies to make is what she wanted to play with. There were piles and piles of expensive toys ... and she wanted to play with play-doh!

Everything was opened so quickly I don't think the babies have any idea what they got for Christmas, so when they come over next week, they'll be so surprised at all the new toys they have to play with ... expect Super Why. He will definitely remember the pirate ship he got! He's got a pirate ship at home, but he wanted to take the one he got here home with him. They have so many toys at home that his mother told me anything I buy him stays here! He wasn't happy about leaving his pirate ship here, but he'll be glad he did when he comes back.

Instead of Christmas music or a fireplace or a show, I put the Amazon Photo slideshow on the televisions. The kids love looking at the pictures, and I made sure to put plenty of pictures of their Daddy on there. There are pictures of Davy as a little baby all the way through adulthood, playing with his own little babies.

They're too young to remember playing with him, so those photo's will imprint those memories in their minds. They may not really remember their Daddy, but they'll remember all the pictures of him ... and they'll know he loved them. We'll make sure of that. If I do nothing else in life, I will make sure Davy's kids know how much he loved them.

We are offering a $1,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the death of my son in a fatal hit and run on I-69 South on the Green River overpass in Evansville, Indiana around 11:00pm on Friday, June 22, 2018.The car that hit him was determined to be a 1998-2002 Silver Honda Accord. There would have been considerable damage to the front, passenger side of the vehicle, but it could be repaired by now. (See the Sheriff Bulletin below).

If you have any information, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.


Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

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