Friday, November 30, 2007

it's almost december!!!!!

i cannot believe that tomorrow is december! tomorrow starts the excitement of advent calendars! we have a new one to add to our collection this year. on my last post a put a picture of it. i taught how to make them at Super Saturday for our ward. i think that they turned out pretty cute! each day we will put an ornament on the calendar--don't worry--we bought the chocolate calendars too!

Christmas Countdown

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

yummy recipe!!!!

i have been scrambling for the last few weeks looking for a good caramel corn recipe! i am on the pta at my son's school--my job being teacher appreciation. i have made it a goal to do something fun for the teachers each month. well--i found an awesome recipe and the teachers gobbled it up! hope you enjoy!!!!

1/2 c. butter--not margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 karo syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla

boil butter, brown sugar, and karo syrup for about 3-5 min, until caramel is done. use soft ball method, (have a cup of cold water handy, place a drop of caramel in the water, if it forms a soft ball, then you know it is done).

remove from burner and add vanilla, stir well.

pop about 1/2 cup of popcorn, salting once popped.
pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


i am stunned! i don't quite get what happened last night on the bachelor. i totally respect brad for his decision--but was that a last minute thing? it sounded like when jenni was in the limo leaving that brad said that he was positive that deanna was what he wanted! hmmmm. AND why was it a total break from each girl. there was no--"take this ring and let's get to know each other better. . . " it sounded like there was complete break. ohhhhhh i am dying for tonight!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

"It's a full moon!"

it is early saturday morning and my darling husband took our little boys with him to play basketball--because i am awake--not by choice!-- i decided to do a load of laundry and update my blog. this past sunday we had a very memorable sacrament meeting. i wish that it was so memorable (for us and the rest of the ward) because of some marvelous uplifting talk or reverent musical number. but no--it was because of our darling angelic little 3 year old. he really is the cutest little guy, but for reason he was really on one that day! in the middle of the meeting he started acting up. so to be polite and QUIET my husband took him out into the hall. a few minutes later--a few minutes too soon--they were back. i could tell that trouble was just brewing! he had that look on his face and the crying started again. this time i decided that i would take him out. well, he didn't want to go out. i was not going to cause more of a sense (opps! too late!) so i picked him up. needless to say, he didn't want to go and put his feet against my chest. i carried him out anyway. when we got to the hall he ripped off his clothes--don't worry--he always does this when he is upset--it's nothing new! there he was--buck naked in the hall. it was comical to see the different ages of people and their reactions as they walked by. the younger kids did double takes, a teenage boy blushed and tried to pretend that he didn't see anything, the young parents had sympathy and some laughed--as i was! the m0st interesting was the relief society pres. from another ward. she put her hand and him and said, "oh no!" meaning--what a horrible mother to let you be in public like this! after the meeting we returned to our pew. a man in the ward patted me on the back and said, "Wow! That was a full moon!" after seeing the confusion on my face he told me that when i was exiting the chapel--my little boy's pants and diaper where completely down! the whole ward got a different view of my boy! when i got home my neighbor and dear friend called. she is battling cancer and isn't able to come often. she called to thank me for the "best sacrament meeting that she had been to in years!" i am glad that it made her day!
hmmmmm- i wonder how tomorrow will go?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

i voted

this morning my 3 year old and i went to the polls! there is something exciting about casting a ballot. my little boy loved the "i voted" sticker--also very important! we were #116. we will have to go out later today to another poll and vote for the sewer issues--kind of a pain to go 2 places--but this is an important race with huge issues at stake!
be sure to get out there today!