Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

 Heading South a day early for Christmas in the morning!! Hope everyone has an awesome Christmas! I know I will because i'm spending it with my favorite people in the world, my family!! Love you all!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!

: )!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


What's a better word than busy? Because that's what i've been!

I'm on the Enrichment committee and I got put in charge of the craft for the Christmas Activity so we did the wood letters. Well they got ordered under someone else's name who had to leave out of town the day before the activity for a family emergency, and they came that day. So I went to get them but I wasn't her so they wouldn't let me pick them up. Luckily someone worked at the pharmacy right beside the post office they knew so she got them for us!! Lucky! Well then, I got home and saw the box and knew that it wasn't big enough. Turns out we were missing 2 more boxes. Needless to say it was chaos trying to get them for that night and we ended up only getting one more. Oh well it worked out and ladies had fun making what orders we did have. We scheduled a second night to finish them this last Thursday and we were still missing some letters but over all it worked out. We just had to re order some words. I'm so grateful for the patient ladies in our ward and how supportive and helpful they were through it all. I was a little stressed out at first because I always want everything perfect, so it sucked there was nothing I could do about it.

Can you believe how awesome this Santa picture is? It's a picture on my phone of the actual photo so it's blurry. But they photographer couldn't believe them and how they were all looking and smiling! He also wanted me and Dust in the picture. Maybe next year. Or porbably not. I was in the one last year, which will not be shown, because I was fat and pregnant and it is not cute. Yes i'm selfish and care about me in that situation. ha.

Next. This is the second time i've typed this out, I wanted to add one picture from my iphone and it deleted the majority of my post. Sucky.
Ok I was in charge of the decorations for our ward Christmas party. I got the idea to get glass bottles and spray paint them and roll them in epsom salts from online. It looks like snow. Cute. Then I wanted to get stick from the woods and spray paint them silver and glue leaves all over them cut from old books. Then we put them on doilies on silver table cloths, the bottles were all different sizes and in the center of the tables we did two bottles, one big and one small and then we got Christmas decoration balls in silver, white and two different shades of purple and put them at the base. It looked so awesome. It was classic and vintage. I had so much help from Becky, and Jill came to help set up. Thanks girls! I couldn't have done it without them!
I also got so many compliments on it so it was totally worth it! It looked way better in person!


The last picture is proof I don't always get cooperative children. Laken is ticked we took her bottle away for a picture. Ha. Plus the twins smiles lately are so awesome, but they sure practice them!

So I have 3 dentist appts for myself this week. I don't want to talk about it. I also need to post Kyla's Christmas concert which got deleted from this post. But right now i'm going to eat some cheesecake pumpkin pie. So good.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Me time!

So this past year i've been putting a lot of effort into getting some ME time, without kids, responsibilities or anything of the sort! I have found it to be really important for me to have this and I'm pretty sure that is how I stay sane. I used to feel selfish if I thought that way, but you HAVE to be. Mom's deserve to have fun too! For a long time i've been wanting to get into a dance class and I wanted to take hip hop but they didn't offer that class anymore at the college dance academy, they offer it I think at the other two studios in town but lets just say, the classes at the college at $550 and they were the cheapest! Ya crazy eh? Hence why Kyla is the only one in ballet! ha.

Anyways, Becky and I decided to try something different out for fun and we heard they had belly dancing classes here so we signed up! It was 10 classes and tons of fun! It was once a week on wednesday nights, and I LOVED getting that time to myself once a week. I'm serious if I had some good advice for moms out there, this would be it. Do something for yourself!!

So last night we performed at a restaurant with some other students and it was so much fun! The class started out with like 8 student, and there was another class too with a few students, but by the end the only ones who would perform were Becky and I! We obviously are beginners and I was SO nervous at first, but then once we started everyone was so happy and cheering for us and so we just had fun! I did video it but I think Becky would kill me if I posted it! ha.

Me and Becky before!

And this ones for Dustin...
So we are probably going to continue with it and maybe try out different styles, they have swords, canes, Gypsy and more! I think the Gypsy would be so fun!

ps: i'm getting my hair done on Thursday, what should I do?? Nothing drastic though.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rootbeer Cookies

You're probably thinking, rootbeer what??
Yup Rootbeer cookies, and they are delicious!!

I can't take credit for the recipe since I got it from my sister Britt, who got it from her sister in laws Michelle and Nikki. 
I've made them twice lately and everyone loves them, including me because I eat them all. I make them in bite size so I don't feel as guilty eating lots! ha
The only catch is, you can't get rootbeer extract in Canada. So get some connections and get a bunch of bottles because one batch of cookies and icing uses up half the bottle. So good.

These are crappy pictures because they are the left overs from last nights enrichment so they aren't super pretty but this is how I make them.

 Rootbeer Cookies

1 C Butter
2 C Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp Rootbeer extract
3 1/2 C Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 C water
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Bake at 350F 6-8 mins.


1 1/4 C Butter
3 1/4 C Icing sugar
2 tsp Rootbeer extract
3 tbsp water

Love them.