Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread Waffles

Last year, when we got together with my husbands family for Christmas, they made these very yummy waffles. I made them again this morning for a few friends that came over for breakfast and I was reminded why I love them so much...I don't have a fancy picture or anything like that but I will give you the recipe. They are pretty darn good. Truth be told they are more like a dessert than a breakfast food.
Maybe that is why I love them so much :)

Gingerbread Waffles

1 C. Molasses
½ C. Butter
1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
1 ½ C. Milk
1 Egg
2 C. Flour
1 ½ tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Salt

1. Heat molasses and butter in a sauce pan till almost boiling.
Remove from heat and cool slightly.
2. Stir in baking soda, milk and egg.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
4. Add mixtures together.
5. Cook in a waffle iron.
6. Top with desired toppings
(i.e. fresh whipped cream, pie filling, syrup, pudding, etc.).
7. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I have been wanting to do an update on Spencer for a while now and I was planning on doing it on the 9th when he turned 15 months but we were sick again! S.I.C.K. I will spare you the details and just say that I am better now and all caught up on laundry but that's about it.
On with Spencer...

This kid is getting harder and harder to take pictures of, but that doesn't mean I don't try. I just love that smile of his. He lights up my world! 

He is (mostly)sleeping through the night

He will still eat almost anything
(sometimes I have to work at the green veggies) 

He is saying a lot of words.
Here are some of that ones he says the best:

I love to hear him talk!!

He gets into EVERYTHING!!
We went into do tithing settlement with the Bishop the other day and he was into everything in there. First he pulled down all the ties the Bishop had hanging up on hooks on his door. Then he worked on clearing everything within reach off the desk. Then it was the paper shredder. Then the garbage...Can't you just sit still child!! No...the answer is no.

He now has 9 teeth and luckily doesn't bit anymore.

I think he understands most of what we say to him.
I can't believe how fast he is learning!

He is really good at fitting shaped blocks into their places.

He loves to wear his shoes! Today he wanted me to put one of his shoes on. I did and then asked him to find his other shoe. I kept on folding laundry and forgot about the other shoe. Next thing I know I see the kid with two shoes on. Either I had a brain fart (highly possible) and forgot that I put the other one on or he put it on himself! I asked him if he did but he didn't answer (weird huh?). But I think he put his shoe on all my himself! kid is amazing!

Although he won't say "mommy" very often. I think he does love me quite a bit. He cries when I leave the house or even the room that he is in. Sometimes when he is playing he will run back over to me and say "hi" a bunch of times and give me a big hug...ya, my heart melts again

He is a pretty happy kid (except when I am trying to make dinner) most of the time and we sure love our Spencer boy. 

Well, I really could go on and on about all that he is learning and doing but he just woke up from a nap so I guess I better go get the kid.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


This is making me laugh so hard I just had so share it...
If you have a minute check out this book called
You can use the arrows or scroll down
 to preview some of the pages in the book.
Maybe you won't think it is as funny as I do
 but I am crying from laughing so hard!
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well I was going to post some pictures from Thanksgiving and then I remembered that I didn't take any. Nope, not a one...sad huh? But to make up for it I have already taken several for Christmas time...

 (Can you see me..4 times?)

Spencer trying to put his shoes cute!

So I really like this picture that I took last year...

 and I wanted to try and get another just like it....ha ha ha!
This is what I got...

And this...

And this...

 And finally...

Close enough :)
My how time flies...and how HE flies

            And just for fun.       


And just because I decided that there are far too
 few pictures of me and the little guy together.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I got an award!

Am I cool or what?! My phtograph blog got an award. Check it out here, especailly if you want to know 7 randome things about me :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Birthday Party

This isn't really a great photo shoot...or a photo shoot at all. I just need a way to get these pictures that I took to my sister...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Fun

We had a pretty fun Halloween this year. It started out with double (because there was pumpkin in them and they look like pumpkins :) pumpkin pancakes. I hope to make a family tradition. They were yummy!

Then we headed up to my parent's house where we
had a Halloween party with the family.
We had some good food and played some games.  

The kids had some great costumes. I know most of you don't care to see all my family in costume but this is mostly for my brother and sister in law. I took these pictures with them in mind so they could see everyone even though they weren't able to be there.

**Spence's costume is at the end! So keep scrolling down,
you won't want to miss it!!**

These two dress up as twins :)



Captain Thunder Pants!

Just so you know Spencer won the "cutest kids costume" at our ward party.
I was just a little proud!
I mad the costume using my new silhouette machine. It was Nate's idea for him to be captain thunder pants. I was unsure about it because I wasn't sure if it was...appropriate. But everyone I asked seem to think it was a good idea. When my mom said she thought it was a good idea, I finally gave in.

Monday, October 25, 2010

And yet another...

Sweet angel...see more here 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another photo shoot

Check out more pictures of these cutties here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Little Miss M

I did a fun photo shoot a few days ago. 
Check out my other blog if you want to see more.    

 p.s. I am still offering FREE photo shoots to
anyone willing to let me practise on them :)