Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy 2011 Halloween from The Browning's!

Cannon wanted Carter to be Buzz...but we couldn't find a costume. Carter got to choose from what we had at home: hamburger, tiger, or pirate. He chose what Cannon was last year. Carter always gets the leftovers. ;)

Boo at the Zoo

Excited for treats!

Happy Haunting!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Reaching Those in Need

"Reach out in love to those who need our strength. There are many among us who lie alone in pain. Medicine helps, but kind words can bring to pass miracles. There are many who walk in frightening circumstances, fearful, and unable to cope. There are good bishops and Relief Society officers who are available to help, but these cannot do it all. Each of us can and must be anxiously engaged."

-President Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy, Happy SECOND Birthday to CARTER today!

Cute Chubby-Cheeked Carter

Loved playing in the water this summer

Sometimes gives dirty looks and scowls like no other

Happy Birthday to our now 2 year-old!
Two things about "Carter Boy":

*He likes to bounce, hop, skip, run, and jump. Pretty active little guy!

*He has a cute, raspy voice along with a lisp...and a cute smile! Enjoys playing with cars, trains, things with wheels.

Happy Birthday, Carter!!! We sure love having you in our family!!! You bring lots of smiles to our faces!!! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy, Happy, Happy THIRD Birthday to CANNON today!

Celebrating Cannon's birthday at preschool with Ms. Deana, his teacher!

Cannon got the neighbor cat, Scrappy to sit in the stroller. Cannon even talked me into stopping what  I was doing to take them for a walk. He's smooth like that - or I'm a pushover. ;)

Cheezin it at Reed's Dairy.

THREE tidbits about the Birthday Boy:

*He is a sponge! He remembers everything - especially the little details! He loves to read and be read to. He is constantly having me spell words.

*He is a sensitive, little guy. He likes to give hugs and kisses to me, his dad, and brother. Sometimes when he is crying he will say in a sad voice, "I'm crying!" :(

*He is independent, curious, energetic, and has his own agenda. Enough said. ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Were glad you are a part of our team (family) :)!!! You are turning into a little boy right before our eyes!!! We are excited to see what the future has in store for you!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I have made MANY, MANY chocolate chip cookies in my day. I have tried various recipes too. My ULTIMATE, FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe is below:

1 cup of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 bag of chocolate chips (not just any chips, but the BIG milk chocolate chips made by Guittard (in a silver bag)...only to be found at WinCo. I ALWAYS use milk chocolate).

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes (depends on your oven...for ours it is 10 minutes, and I let them sit on the baking sheet for a while after I take them out of the oven). Makes about 3 dozen.

I make these cookies a lot on Sundays, and make them for new neighbors who move into our neighborhood.

Betcha can't eat just one! ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Stars of the Show...

Here is Cannon as Woody! He sure loves this costume...and would wear it all day if I would let him.
My boys sure have a thing for Toy Story 1, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3 - they pretty much have all three movies memorized. They are constantly "roping" Curtis into playing Bullseye. Curtis gets a workout taking those two around the house all the time. I think Cannon is saying in this pic, "Yeehaw, cowboy!" The boys have everyone's Halloween costumes all figured out...they want me to be Jessi, Curtis to be Bullseye (of course), Cannon to be Woody, and they still haven't decided if Carter should be Buzz or Stinky Pete. ;) Stay tuned...