Sunday, December 30, 2007

PS I love You

OK, so tonight I went to see a GREAT movie. The reasons I loved this movie was, it took me through every range of emotion, I could be crying and laughing so hard at the same time. This movie was 2 hours long and when it was over I thirsted for more.

It was one of those movies that made me want to come home and kiss my husband. Of course I was reminded that my life isnt a movie, when I walked into my bedroom to find my husband snoring like a mad man.....! So in my opinion its worth the $8.00 I spent.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The, The, The THE Grinch!

Or the Brinch, as Preston calls it. Preston requests this movie atleast 3 times a day. If you havent caught Jim Carey's version of the The grinch who stole Christmas, then you have missed out! Jim Carey does a top notch job! This is definately one that I have to watch every year! It just doesnt feel like Christmas without it. It also includes in it, reasoning as to why the grinch is mad at the world. I think it really rings true and is a reminder that alot of times people's attitudes and behaviors are often tied to thier environment and how they have been treated. We shouldnt be so quick to judge. Because we dont know exactly why people are the way they are. Listen to me, I am rambling. Long story short, Check it out!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our Christmas Tradition

It is Christmas time a family we are getting ready to do one of our favorite Christmas traditions. It goes along with the 12 days of Christmas. We purchase 2 or 3

twelve peice Nativity Sets. We put alot of thought into who we think might not have

a nativity or just need some extra cheer this year. We then wrap each peice individually.

On each one a special message about that peice and its significance. Then on the first

day of Christmas.....we begin to deliver them on their doorstep. Now remember it is a secret.

Thats what makes it fun so we ring the doorbell and run. And on Christmas Day, Jesus is

delivered. It has been so fun through the years listening to our friends try and figure out

who is doing this. Dont get me wrong we have been caught! We begun this tradition after this was done for us, one of our first Christmas's. If any of you want the print out for the 12 peices I would be happy to post it or email it to you.....!

Monster Cookies

These cookies have a little bit of everything in them.....sure to please kids and even adults!

Monster Cookies
Recipe courtesy Donna Haney as adapted by Paula Deen
See this recipe on air Sunday Dec. 16 at 12:30 PM ET/PT.
Paula's Home Cooking
Southern Holiday

3 eggs 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter 1 stick butter, softened 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup raisins, optional 2 teaspoons baking soda 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.
Other Recipes from this Episode
Hidden Mint Cookies
Gingerbread Boys and Girls
Pecan Clusters

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So Proud of Bryce!

This is my younger brother Bryce. He is currently in the MTC, waiting to serve a mission for the LDS church in California. I am so proud of him, yet nervous. He will be gone for 2 years. It will be interesting to see what will change while he is gone.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My haircut!

Okay, so I did it I took the plunge and cut my hair! I have to tell you I do have days of regret but for the most part I really like it. And just when I am sure that I like it someone who hasnt seen it kindof looks at me in a "what did you do?"way. But I am sure that others will get used to it as I have.