Friday, November 6, 2009

Kate had story time in her class (Mrs. Sanders) at the Little Scholars Preschool after the Halloween party. She was a little distracted from the book because myself, Ava, and Chloe were there. She was so happy we all got to see her classroom.
Kate had a little parade with her class to show off their costumes. Then they stopped and sang some songs they learned. Her favorites, "I'm a little fat witch named Rose" and "I looked out the window and saw punpkins rolling..." She knew all the actions, and she, and the two girls on either side of her were the ones singing the loudest. It was so cute and entertaining. I videotaped the whole thing!

Ava was just as excited for Kate's party, as Kate was. She wanted to dress up to-so she did. We loved seeing Kate at her school, and I'm sure Ava is getting excited to start preschool someday too. :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our little Chloe hit her 6 month mark today. She is growing up so beautifully, and we're so lucky to have such a sweet little baby. As of today she is sitting up with little support, eating baby food (has been since she was 3 months old) speaking jibberish, rolls over to each side, trades things from hand to hand, and laughs at just about everything. Chloe, we're so proud of you, and we love you so much. Happy six month mark baby girl!! Love, Mom

Monday, March 23, 2009

St. Patricks Day

We spent the day at grandma Laurie's house. For lunch we all had green macaroni, green beans, and pickles. Grandma is AWESOME!
She made the milk green, and she even wore her funky wig. We also had fun playing in the playroom with all the toys, and grandma gave us all a green balloon. What a great St.Patrick's Day. We love you grandma!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe the other day I posted a picture of this AWESOME sugar cookie. If you've been thinking about it ever since you saw it, then YEA (insert horn blowing sound here) here is the recipe. These cookies are my absolute favorite when nursing (you know how I am, "no chocolate until I'm done nursing!") Have fun cooking, and if you think they're SO GOOD then bring me some to show your appreciation. :) ok... I'm kidding to those who think I'm weird, but to those who think I'm being serious... BRING UM' ON!

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

6 1/2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks)

*Cream Sugar and butter together. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, and beat 2 minutes.
*Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir until blended.
*Roll 1/4 inch thick, punch out desired shapes, put on buttered cookie sheet.
*Bake 6 minutes at 400 degrees. For larger cookies bake 8 minutes.

Butter Cream Frosting

1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Softened Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk

*Cream together butter,shortening,and vanilla.
*Blend in (1 Cup at a time) sugar-beating well with each addition.
*Beat in milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
*Cover until ready to decorate.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Coming Soon... The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Granola Recipie

Moms Famous Granola

Turn oven on at 300 degrees

1 Cup Oil
3/4 Cup Honey
Combine and heat until liquidy

Mix in 4 Cups Oats
1 Cup Wheat Germ
1 Cup Coconut
1/4 Teaspoon Sesame Seed
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Dried Fruit (or 2 Cups Oats)
Mix. Spread on Cookie Sheet
Bake for 15-20 Minutes.
(I like 15)

Friday, February 13, 2009

I made this frame last year, and everyone seems to love it. (Except Ava, she cries when she sees it because she wants to eat it.)Anyway... I just found an inexpensive frame and covered it in conversation hearts with hot glue. It sure makes a good Valentine decoration.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


To my funky brother Phil on his 24th birthday...
You have brought so much "uniqueness" to my life. :) Hope you have a Wonderful Day Today.
Love you,

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

Mom, I wanted to post some pictures of you on my blog for your birthday... so hopefully they'll bring good memories. They do to me. You mean so much to our little girls. You scoop them up and love them every time we come over. I am so blessed to have a wonderful mom like you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! -Love your grown up baby girl-

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So my aunt Launi is so cool. She has been making these really cool "bag bags" (yes, a bag made from plastic bags) They are washer and Dryer safe, and they are so pretty. On her blog she is giving one away. They are so adorable, and I really think you should check out her website. It's easy to enter the drawing. Just read her blog ( :) Best of luck!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quote #1

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan will shutter and say,"Rats! She's Awake!"

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I have been dreaming of how I want to re-do our home, and found myself running out the door to Lowes to get all the supplies I needed. I came home late, spackaled, and painted our wall changing it from white to a chocolate brown. It looks great. I'm not finished yet, but I am so excited I want to show you my progress. What do you think? I need another color for every other wall. I'm thinking a lighter shade brown. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear what would look best.