Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Friday, January 27, 2012

~ Candy Making~

I really don't know what to call these...I originally called the post baking... but no oven, then I switched to candy making ,but they are not really candy? Well what ever they are they are heavenly. I was asked to make some for a baby shower that I was unfortunately unable to attend because it was on my hubby's birthday.

  It's a good thing because I would have eaten them all myself.

Oreo Truffles
for a baby shower

16 oz Oreo

8 oz cream cheese

1 bag chocolate chips

1 TLB oil

Crush cookies in blender mix in cream cheese.  Refrigerate.  Roll into balls.  Refrigerate.  Dip into melted chocolate.  Refrigerate.  There is a theme here :)


This Post I can offically call Baking, here is the Pineapple Upsidedown Cake I make for Jeff's birthday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Flash Frozen in Seattle

We have had some extreme weather here, but it is beautiful!  I couldn't stop taking pictures of the ice that had formed on everything.  Unfortunately this ice has brought down trees, power lines, carports, and everything else in its path.   One night my son Dallin came running into our room, something loud had scratched against his upstairs window.  After investigation we realized a limb had broke off our tree.  We are so glad the windows didn't break.  We were also very fortunate to have kept power throughout the week, and our children were fortunate to miss an entire week of school!  We were the only neighborhood in our area that kept power and had a few extra guests throughout the week too :)   Here are a few of my favorite pictures straight from the camera :)

Japanese Maple Tree in front of our house
Snowy Urn
This is a picture of the tree before it broke :(
another angle
Fountain in the front
Loving these pics!
The cul de sac tree
Flag :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

~ Snowed in...And Lov'in iT~

It doesn't take much to be snowed in living in Seattle.  They don't own many snow plows.  So school is closed and most employers encourage their employee's to stay home if possible.  I find time to do things I normally wouldn't on a school day like these...

Make strawberry cream crepes for breakfast
Have a real family home evening complete with Butter Beer...what is it? 

"Why don't we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it's a bit cold, isn't it?"
Hermione Granger inviting Harry Potter to the Three Broomsticks Inn.[

 And play with the white balance on my camera... fun fun and more fun!

Oh and of course we played in the snow.  Faith was all excited and wanted to make a snow man, and a snow woman,and an igloo, and a snow dog, and a snow kitty, and a snow cone etc,etc,etc.  Her and Kylee settled for making snow angels and eating snow...gross :(  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What could be more cute?

I don't know what I enjoy watching more, my older daughter Kylee finding outfits to match Faith, or Faith finding outfits to match Kylee...either way I love my girls!  Here Kylee went to her closet and found something similar to what Faith was already wearing.  Faith's input...the matching wristbands.
Kylee..."Mom you've just gotta take a picture of us!" :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gotcha~ Family Day~ 2011

Here's my "Sweetie Heart" Those are the words Faith uses to describe herself, she will say, " I am your sweetie heart." She is my Sweetie Heart! Daddy is at work today and all the siblings are at school so she and I had a girls day out. We went shopping and I let her pick whatever she wanted. She ended up getting a BRIGHT peace sign swimsuit and a BRIGHT yellow shirt. Colors I usually steer clear from. She also wore the outfit her oldest brother Spencer gave her for Christmas, he picked it out himself.  I think he did a great job!  He just left again for college and she already misses him. We got to talk to him on the phone today, so she is happy. After shopping we went to Chuck E Cheese. Did you know what  the E stands for in his middle name? Entertainment...ya learn something new every day. Faith had a great time. After lunch I took her to school.   I bought cookies for her to share with her class and made her an adoption picture book to share with her class.  She decided she didn't want to take the book to school so I let the teacher know when I dropped her off they would just be enjoying the cookies with no sharing time about her Gotcha Day.  I am glad Faith can communicate her feelings so well at a young age. 

 Here is  Faith's to do list for her family day, which is what she likes to call it instead of Gotcha. 
  • Shop
  • Go to Chuck E Cheese
  • Go to McDonalds to eat fries
  • Play in their playland
  • And get a toy
Faith at McD's!
So guess where we are going for dinner when everyone gets home?