Fun Times with Dalton, Laura and Kenny

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Kenny!!

I have been so greatly blessed with this sweet WONDERFUL man in my life. Today is his birthday and I am so grateful that he was born. He is my best friend and my love FOREVER. Kenny, I love you more than I could ever say!

This is one of my favorite pictures from a weekend when we were babysitting some of my nieces and nephews! My two little sleepies!! So precious!!

Another great memory! No matter how you look at it. These boys are bonded forever by injuries but they are tough guys what can I say? Brothers gotta hug!! We have the best brothers (and sisters) in our family and Kenny none of us would be the same without you!! Love!! Love!! Love!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tis The Season to be Jolly

Dalton and I have had a fun week ramping up our Christmas baking and enjoying our Christmas decorations and of course our new Christmas Tree.

When we went to put up our Christmas tree this year we found that a 9 ft. tree won't work in a house with 8 foot ceilings. Arin and I went on a hunt for a perfect Christmas tree and found one! Now we have a cute 7 1/2 ft. tree with lots of colorful lights!

Now as far as baking goes, this year I made my traditional cherry cordial cookies:

1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 3/4 c. Flour
1 1/2 c. Butter
1/2 t. Almond Oil

Place the dough in your cookie press using a flower shaped disc.
Press cookies onto the cookie sheet 1" apart from each other.
Place half a marachino cherry in the center of each cookie.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes
Drizzle melted milk chocolate on top and sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.
I realized this year that I have been making these for seven years! They are a crowd pleaser. :)

So my new need to try them treat for this year are Cake Truffles. I have made two kinds so far but the possabilities are endless!

These are my new Pecan Spice Cake Truffles:

1 Spice Cake Mix (bake as directed)
1 Container Cream Cheese Frosting

Crumbel the baked cake and mix in the frosting.
Form the mixture into balls and dip in melted white chocolate.
Finish with a sprinkle of chopped pecans and Christmas colored sugars.

Finally we have these scrumptious Chocolate Peppermint Cake Truffles:
1 Chocolate Fudge cake mix (mix in 1/2 t. peppermint oil and bake as directed)
Crumble the baked cake and mix in 1 container Fudge Frosting(I also put 1/2 t. peppermint oil into the frosting before mixing it with the crumbled cake.)
Form the mixture into balls and dip in melted milk chocolate.
Sprinkle with your favorite holiday sprinkles and presto...Delicious and adorable holiday treats!

I hope your holiday season is fun and family filled as ours has been so far! Have a very happy baking, decorating, shopping and celebrating season!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Fun

Halloween Weekend Events

Costumes Gallore!!

My sister made us Jello worms that looked disgusting but tasted delicious! I can now say that I have eaten worms! Thanks for that Tara!

We decorated Halloween cupcakes. These are a few that Dalton did.

The Princess and her Knight in Shining Armor:

I asked Dalton what we should be for Halloween and this is what he came up with! Fun Fun!

This cake was adorable and delicious if I do say so myself!! :)

We participated in a couple of parties and went trick or treating of course! It was a super fun holiday for us this year!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

M&M's mmmmm...Yummy!

There is nothing like a rainy afternoon with cousins! Especially when you get to have M&M's at snacktime! Ethan is enjoying them so much that he is completely distracted from the camera and Meleah is giving me the "Hello!! Are you ever going to give me more??" look. Oh wait, this is just her typical camera face...he he!! Candice we just love our serious little lady!!

Jayden and Lydia are showing off their smiles and their delicious sweets. Jayden's smile will knock your socks off every time and Lydias pink flowers are just adorable!!

Oh man, here is trouble! Carter has M&M eyes and that face Dalton! It is clear that you are up to no good! It was so much fun having the cousins over for a visit this week! Thanks Tara, Candice and Rachel for coming out.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A few more Brownies

Bonita Janana

Rachie Baby

Gorgeous Gals!


The Brown Family

Cari and Roger

Candice and Randall

My cute Parents!!

Steve and Jessica

Tara and Jay

Ben and Taryn

What a group we have these days!! This is everyone except Cari and Rogers, Derek. It was so much fun wrangling the kids and we really did get some awesome shots!

New Pictures

Dalton and I got our pictures taken when the whole family was in town.

This park in Draper was such a nice setting!

Dalton is seven and decided to make as many crazy faces as he possibly could but gratefully we ended up with a few pictures that I can put up in our new house.