Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Music Requests

Last year I posted a link to some of Curtis' Christmas music. People have asked for it again. Curtis sings with the group in all of the songs, but has solos for the songs:

#1 Jingle Bell Rock
#8 When All is Said and Done
#10 Homeless

Enjoy! I know I do! It's entertaining!

Click the above title, "Christmas Music Requests" (with green font) to listen. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Four Years of Marriage

November 24th, 2007 Curtis and I got married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. I wanted to wish Curtis a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Anniversary this year (since they are on the same day)!!! He is a good man to put up with me!;)

Four facts that make Curtis so AWESOME:

1) He gets up with the boys at night - I haven't had to for a LONG time. Even when they were newborns he got up with them. I know, I'm spoiled!

2) He has a cute, little laugh that he does a lot that he doesn't even realize. ;)

3) He helps so much - mops the floors, gets the boys ready for bed, does the dishes if I make dinner, etc. I don't even have to ask.

4) He has a strong testimony! Makes sure he teaches our boys how to pray, listen to scriptures, etc. He is humble, and always tries to make others feel comfortable and at ease while around him.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Pictures 2011

Click the link below to see some photos from our family session. The barn where we took the pics is so close to our house. That's why I picked the spot. ;)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas traditions

We are starting to get excited and ready for Christmas around here! We have a few Christmas traditions, but would like to start more. I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what your family does each Christmas that makes it memorable.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Heart Skipped a Beat

I was walking through the store, when I came across these, Cadbury Christmas Mini-balls. They are red, green and white. My heart skipped a beat...oh, how I love them so much!! Usually March is the happy time with the Cadbury Mini-Eggs. I am so glad Cadbury puts them out at Christmas time too! I won't tell you how many bags I bought. I had to stock up...these things go fast!!! ;)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Icing

I made these cookies today. And let me tell you...they were well worth it for two reasons. Reason #1 - They taste soooo good! Reason #2 - After Cannon and Carter had one they both came up to me and said, "Thanks mom, for making these pumpkin cookies! You are the best mom ever!" Then gave me a hug. Okay, so Cannon said it, and Carter copied right after.  Here's the recipe:

1 cup canned pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 TBS. vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips (These are optional. I made a dozen without choc. chips and 2 dozen with.)

Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve baking soda with milk and stir in. Add vanilla and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake @ 350 degrees for about 10 mins. Makes about 3 dozen.

1/2 pkg. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

These cookies are DELISH with or without frosting! Enjoy! Happy Fall Y'all! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Count Your Blessings

I have a calendar. A large, dry-erase calendar. On the last day of each month, I erase the month that just ended, and fill in the calendar for the new month. There is extra space on the side where I write (with input from the three boys) words that pertain to the Cannon and Carter will look at it and learn to read the words. For the month of November I asked them what they are grateful for. Here is the list:

-penguins (Carter came up with that one out of no where)
-Bobbin (our cat)
-hoses (nice one, Cannon)
-Mickey Mouse

What do you count as a blessing in your life???