Sunday, December 21, 2008
Enlarge it and then print it off so you can read it...I know it's hard to see right now, but it's definitely worth reading it!
Monday, December 15, 2008
It's my dad's birthday today! he 52 (I think...I lose count...)! I'm pretty sure most of you know my dad...so you know how amazing he is!! I hope you have an awesome birthday dad! I've picked out a prime spot at the new retirement home in Orem!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
My finished tree skirt!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
P.S. Edward in the movie really was awesome in character...I did love him!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
This is a live performance from 1987...back when he was still normal. Don't you love it! Have a safe Halloween!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
We carved pumpkins today and Mack had a blast...although he didn't want to touch the guts.
He had a lot of fun trying to use the saw though...
I finally finished Mack's Pumpkin...I carved snowflakes into it :)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
We had our monthly girls night last night... I sure had a blast! We met Sethrina up in Salt Lake at the Cheesecake Factory for some dinner. It was delish! After that we walked through the mall for a little bit. It's definitely always nice to feel normal and hang out with the girls! Had so much fun guys!! And we all definitely approved of Sethrina's new squeeze that we got to meet!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cut into big chunks
½ cup cocoa
4 eggs, beaten well
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Mississippi Mud Frosting:
One 16-ounce box (about 3 2/3 cups) confectioners’ sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
½ cup milk or evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups mini-marshmallows, or 3 cups marshmallows, quartered
To make the cake, heat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch pan. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and the cocoa and cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until the butter is melted and the mixture is well blended, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, salt, and pecans, and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula or with a mixer at low speed until the batter is well combined and smooth, and the flour has disappeared.
Quickly pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at the 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched gently in the center and is beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Prepare the frosting while the cake bakes; so that you will be ready to poor it over the hot cake. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and the cocoa, and stir to mix them well. Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla, and use a large spoon or mixer at low speed to beat everything together well. Set aside until the cake is done.
Remove the cake from the oven, scatter the marshmallows over the top, and return the cake to the hot oven form about 3 minutes, to soften the marshmallows.
Place the cake, still in the pan, on a wire rack or a folded kitchen towel. Pour the frosting all over the marshmallow-dotted cake, and cool to room temperature. Cut into small squares and serve.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Hey everyone! I'm back...on to part 2 on the vacation! The day after Cabo, we were in Mazatlan. Me, Brad, and Mack took off by ourselves and did a bit of shopping in town. We didn't take any pictures though!! Mack slept the entire time we were off the boat! And then the day after Mazatlan we were in Puerto Vallarta. We went on an hour long horse back ride through the jungle to these awesome waterfalls. Along the way...I saw the most hideous spiders EVER...they were HUGE!
The waterfall was one of the places they shot to movie Predator so there were shrines to Predator everywhere. There was even a man there dressed up as the predator and walking around.
Mack loved the horse back ride so much he even fell asleep.
And while we were at the waterfall, half of our group went on the ziplines, including Bradley.
The last two days of the cruise were very relaxing. We played in the casino, watched a really hilarious comedian, and ate a lot more really great food. The drive home was a bit stressful though...we were in a 15 passanger van with 12 people in it. To make things "better", just as we were entering Death Valley, CA, the tread on one of our back tires came off...scared that crap out of all of us sleeping passangers who thought we were in a wreck when the van started swerving.
Think that was bad? 45 minutes later when we were dead center in Death Valley, our other back tire blew out completely...there was nothing left.
We had a lot of fun overall, probably won't be able to afford another one for a while, but Mack had a blast and it was definitely a nice break from school and work.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Hey Guys! So we had a blast on our trip! We had to drive a 15 passanger van down to Long Beach...it was long and packed in our car! And when we got to LA, our hotel was pretty much in the most ghetto part of town. But we did go to a Dodgers game...tons of fun!
The first day we got on the boat we had to do that stupid muster thing where everyone has to get their life jackets on and go find their assigned life boat...Mack liked wearing his life jacket for just a minute...
Our first at sea day...didn't get to lay out much because if you hadn't noticed...my son is kind of fair skinned...but he did make friends with a little kid at the pool. This kid was definitely friendly...he loved giving Mack hugs...although Mack did not so much like it after a while :)
Then that first at sea day we had the first formal night and got all dressed up for pictures.
Our first port was Cabo San Lucas. We got on a boat and went to the beach. It was pretty laid back and we really enjoyed ourselves. Mack was so hot so he loved getting in the water.
I will post more on the second half of the vacation tomorrow probably!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
P.S. I got really sick on friday...when I had to pay $450 on books for 3 FREAKING CLASSES!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Also, Mack had his very first birthday! He is now 1! It's crazy...I don't feel old enough to have a one year old. We haven't done anything for that yet...his party is on Wednesday. So I'll post more pictures about it then! School starts in two days...bummer. This is going to be a hard semester! Also, I started a new diet which I'm very excited about...my mother in law and father in law both lost 40 pounds on this diet! So I'm sure I will keep you all up to date on how much i lose every time I go and weigh in (which is weekly). They said this first week I can lose anywhere from 2-8 pounds! I'm shooting for the 8...I've got a cruise in 4 weeks...what do you expect! OH and yesterday, a little girl at church gave mack a big hug, then turned and bit him really hard on the cheek. This picture doesn't really show how bad it was..but it was bright purple all day!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Ok so we had a ton of fun at the family reunion this year! Same place as always...McCall Idaho which is totally one of my favorite places! It's beautiful there on the lake! Anyway...Brad couldn't come because of course...he was working...like always. It's ok...I'm getting used to family functions without him there! But we had fun nevertheless! Here are a few pictures!
Mack sitting on the golf cart for raffle at the tire place in Mountain Home, ID...this is the face he makes when you ask him what sound a lion makes...we'll keep working on it!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY BRADLEY!! We have had some great times in our two years of marriage! We have started a beautiful family...
we have gone on some GREAT trips like Hawaii, California, Seattle, and our cruises (we are going on our 3rd cruise together in September!)...
and we have bought our adorable little home together. Our two years together have gone by very quickly! I am so greatful for a great marriage, and a beautiful son! Can't wait til we get to year #3!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The Great Looking Food Table
She Really Was Surprised!!!
Moms Best Friend From High School Came Up From St George
My Moms Best Friend From Seattle Surprised Us All
We had so much fun planning the party, and really we just wanted to show her how much she is loved by all and especially appreciated by us! She sure taught us how to throw a mean party...:)