Monday, December 10, 2007

Yummy Goodness!

I made these Oh so yummy ginger snaps last Thursday - it made 6 DOZEN!! I froze about 2 dozen and gave 1 dozen that left us with 3 dozen. Well, I think I've eaten 2 dozen just by myself (we took the frozen ones out to entertain friends Sat night - bad idea!) Igained 3 lbs since Friday - and I'm not happy one bit. I've been able to maintain my weight thus far into my pregnancy, but it's pretty easy when you start 20 lbs overweight! Well anyway, enough of my sad story - here's the recipe:

Ginger Snaps

1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour - gluten free flour works great too (that's what I used)
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and mollasses, mix well. Add dry ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 for 10-12 minuntes - I did 9 minutes. Once cooled, dip one half into melted white chocolate!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Snow Princess

We made our first snowman or snowoman today, it's probably been 15 years or more since I've done that. It's been snowing since last night, everything looks so beautiful and white.
Alex wasn't too sure about the snow or the cold, I brought her outside to help Daddy shovel and she headed right back for the door. She was freaking out when we put her gloves on - I don't know what she thought we were doing. She finally warmed up to the idea when Chris showed her that she could eat the snow - she loves ice.
Daddy's (pretend) helper!
Snow Bunny!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Great S.E.M

This picture was just posted on my mission website ( from our reunion in October- I served in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. I loved my mission for so many reasons - the things I learned about myself, my testimony, faith and my ability to lead, the people I met, loved, taught and helped convert. I had the best companions and leaders that I served with. My mission president is like a father to me, he's even close with Chris. For those of you that didn't know me 10 years ago, I called off my wedding 10 days before I was to be married to a great guy but just knew in my heart that is wasn't the right thing for me. Two months later I was in the MTC on my to Scotland. I look back on the courage I had to do that and the 7 years after my mission before I met Chris and all the experiences I've had, the people I've met and I'm SO grateful for all the blessings I've received because of that decision (a huge one). I followed my heart and most of all the Spirit - i have no regrets! For those people that might be in a predicament - my advice to you is to have courage and trust yourself to do the right thing, even if it might seem hard.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tag, I'm It!

I've been tagged by my friend Lisa, so here it goes.....
* Each player lists 6 little-known facts/habits about themselves.
* At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. I read magazines back to front, even People magazine with all the juicy goss and pics in the front! I don't know why I do that, I noticed it a couple of years ago.

2. I went skydiving in 2002 in Maryland with an old boyfriend, had the thrill of my life! I even have a video of it for those that are interested in seeing the adventure for yourselves!

3. President Boyd K. Packer married Chris and I in the Salt Lake Temple in 2005. The room was packed, he said it looked like Stake Conference, I think the word got out and everyone showed up for the Mormon celebrity appearance. He lives next door to Chris' parents.

4. I worry too much what other people think about me, it's silly I know. I just want everyone to like me. Is that high schoolish?

5. I am impatient by nature and therefore do things quickly which can be good when getting tasks done but bad when being rushed and careless and break things ie. camera, video camera, glasses, plates, toenails, jewelry, stroller etc. Drives Chris crazy!

6. Broken each arm twice. I was a huge clutz growing up (probably stems from being in a hurry), not to mention all the stitches I've had from random accidents in my life. I really hope I don't have a child like me!

6 people I tag