Ready for the perfect QUICK treat to take to neighbors/friends? This is it. Don’t forget to make some for yourself. So good!
On Recipe Thursdays, I am going to be sharing a recipe with you! I will pick a recipe from my collection and I will be sharing where I got the recipe and everything. But I am going to include my own photo of the finished food, the original recipe, and try and share the things I changed when I made it!
Monday, December 6, 2010
We made it safely home from our vacation and the kids got to skip school again, but Dad had to go back to work. When it got dark, we drove over to the Spanish Fork Festival of Lights! It was a neat drive through lots of fun lights – the kids loved it!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The kids purchased some gifts for each other at the school’s Christmas shop and they were so excited to wrap them up for each other today.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Our project today was some fun Christmas pins. They were a little harder than I thought they would be – just because the beads were so small, but the kids helped where they could! We are going to give them away with some of our friend treats.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
We started our baking and treat-making today. First up, we made these adorable marshmallow snowmen. The kids loved attaching the M&Ms and Pretzels.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Joey had his podcast tonight, but the kids and I headed over to our ward Christmas party. It was good food. Then after the kids went to bed, I spent a long time working on getting treats made.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We surprised the kids with an outing to “Breakfast with Santa” at Thanksgiving Point. We got to eat breakfast, sing carols with Buddy the Elf and Mrs. Claus, talk to Santa, and lots of fun crafts and activities. The kids had a great time, even though JJ wouldn’t go see Santa. But they both loved sitting in the fireplace where Santa came out! In the afternoon, we went and saw “Tangled” which was so cute and we all loved it. And then in the evening, we headed up to Salt Lake City for the annual Homestarmy Christmas Party. This year we went to Pete’s house and there was lots of good food, visiting, and watching The Muppet’s Christmas Carol.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Dancing to Christmas music is always so much fun! It was so cute to watch the kids do some dancing together tonight.
Monday, November 1, 2010
After the weekend of replacing the floor, its nice to see the kids room clean and organized. At least for today!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
We still have leftover Dirt Dessert from Sunday and its such a delicious treat!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I hate the season of being sick. We have all had a hard time getting rid of our colds completely. These wonderful little vaporizers are awesome!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Our lawn is filling with leaves and I am reminded again that I am totally becoming a Fall person!
Friday, November 5, 2010
More snowflakes today – but it didn’t last long. I spent some time taking some pictures around the house.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
A fun Saturday. We took the kids to Megamind and then after the kids went to bed, Joey and I went out to dinner and brought home some Redbox movies which we watched together. I love it when we get to have date night!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
My little JJ is getting so big. After church today, I took some photos of JJ for his baptism program and I was delighted with this one!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Yummy Halloween cookies are always great for a treat!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Snow today – it was gone before the day was over, but it was a nice change!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The kids love dressing up and we have new costumes this year. Beth was excited to be Jasmine and JJ is Superman! So much fun!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We spent lots of time getting things ready for the Halloween parties at school tomorrow. I’m in charge of JJ’s class party and I had a lot of fun creating these fun treats!
Friday, October 29, 2010
The kids had their Halloween at school today, beginning with their little parade! We got to hear JJ’s class do their monthly song time for us too. And JJ’s class party went really well and I think they all had a great time. We finally got around to carving our pumpkins tonight and since Joey was gone to do his podcast – I did the carving. I was actually proud of how they turned out. JJ’s pumpkin was Jack from Nightmare before Christmas and its my favorite ever pumpkin! Beth’s was a girly vampire pumpkin! The kids wouldn’t touch all the gooey stuff so basically I did all the work but they were thrilled anyways!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
What a day. It started with taking Beth to sign-up for Girls Scouts. When we came home, Joey had all the kids bedroom torn apart. Their stuff was everywhere and they were pulling up the floor to replace it. We have had horrible constant leaking problems that we just can’t seem to get rid of. Joey and Aaron spent all day replacing the floor and I spent the rest of the night putting the bedroom back together. It’s not perfect, but its better than it was. I was so sick and because of all the fixing going on and the kids having colds too – we just decided not to do trick-or-treating this year. They had lots of candy still and so it worked out.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Cody, Becki and Mallory came over for Halloween Dinner. We had Mummy Dogs (hot dogs wrapped in biscuit dough) and Bat Wings (Mac & Cheese made with bow tie pasta) and Dirt Dessert. It was delicious and it was fun to hang out with Cody and his family. Mallory was a hoot and its been so fun seeing her grow up. She was dancing to Beth’s Pony Castle music and making my kids laugh so hard!
Monday, August 2, 2010
For Family Home Evening tonight we talked about Service and brightening the day for others. We made marshmallow pops and took them around to some of our neighbors/friends and I truly hope the kids learned something!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The roses are pretty much gone from our yard – but there was a few petals left on this one today and with the raindrops – I just had to capture it. Such beauty in endurance.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I really do love the rain and overcast days. The last little rainstorms we have gotten haven’t really cooled it down much though and I can’t wait until Fall. The kids and I just sat on the porch for awhile today, watching the rain fall and watching the shapes that it made in the puddles!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
It was the kids last swimming lesson today. I’m proud of the kids and how far they have come. They are both a lot more comfortable in the water. Next year we will have to make sure they take in a couple of sessions of lessons. It was so exciting to see JJ jump off the diving board and LOVE IT! Beth jumped off once and that was enough for her – maybe next year!
Friday, August 6, 2010
I was so excited to be able to go to the Blue Cricket Designs – Girl’s Night Out event tonight. My parents came up to pick up Lane and so they were able to watch the kids while Joey was doing his podcast so I could go! It was held at The Chocolate and it was so nice to get away. We learned to make Washer Necklaces. Fabric Rosettes, and we recovered some notepad holders! Plus we had some amazing cake (I got the Red Velvet – yummy) and an amazing bag of coupons and fun crafty extras! It was a wonderful night of fun!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
We didn’t accomplish much today. We just decided to stay home and lounge! Grandpa and Grandma Sorensen and Lane left today and we just didn’t do much. I forgot to take a picture today – so I’ll share a couple of photos I took yesterday morning. As part of the kids’ swimming lessons – they give a Family Free Day for the family to swim at the Scera pool. We were excited that Joey took a couple of hours away from work yesterday to go with us. It was a fun water park and the kids really loved splashing around and it was just a great relaxing few hours. Joey even bought us lunch at McDonalds (the kids’ favorite) before heading back to work!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
My favorite part of the Girls Night Out was learning to make these fabulous fabric rosettes! Beth loved them too and we made a couple for her to wear to church today. She felt beautiful and I felt crafty and it was just so fun!
Monday, February 8, 2010
The kids still were not up to going to school today so we hung out in our pjs all day. Our fun activity for the day was doing a little beading! Beth made a necklace and JJ made a bead string. They had a great time!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
We decided to give the kids just one more day at home. I was not feeling so great and was just really tired so I decided to just give the kids their bath/shower at the same time tonight. Beth took the bath and JJ took the shower and they loved it!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The kids went back to school today. They were so sick of being outside and so they were so delighted! They both had a great day and were in much better moods than yesterday!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Joey’s gift to me for Valentine’s Day arrived today – beautiful, delicious chocolate strawberries! It was such a surprise and they were so good. Definitely made my day!
Friday, February 12, 2010
The kids’ had their Valentine’s Day parties at school today! We made some fun Valentine boxes last night and so they were so excited to come home with them – full of candy/cards. For snack, we made some fun heart sandwiches and cookies. A fun day!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Joey survived his podcast last night, but still felt really awful today, so he spent most of the day in bed. I did a lot of designing and the kids enjoyed playing together, especially when Beth got out her Barbies for a picnic with Chef JJ “making” the food! It was very cute!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Happy Valentine’s Day! It was Stake Conference at church but Joey still felt so awful and I think another round has hit me, so we just stayed home. Joey ordered pizza and so we just snacked on that all day, played a little Wii, the kids colored and pasted hearts on paper (making “Valentine Books”), Joey edited his podcast I did some design work, and we just hung out again….I wish this sickness would leave our house!
While playing Wii, Joey had an adorable conversation with Beth that just completely touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes: “Daddy, do you know what I want to be when I grow up? These are some things I think it would be good to be: I want to be a ballerina, I want to learn to play hopscotch, I want to be a lady doctor, and the best thing is that I want to be a Mommy just like my Mommy.”
And here is my weekly layout:
I used my Mini-KitZ Collection to create this layout!