Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I think Valentine's Day is fun!! mom always made it special by leaving little gifts for each of us kids at the kitchen table for us to find once we woke up, when Matt & I were choosing a date for our wedding, we originally wanted to get married on Feb. 14th (we later changed it to Feb. 7th), and I like being able to do fun things with my kids now, by making sugar cookie "hearts" with them, leaving little gifts for each of them & taking the chance to tell them what I love about them.

But, this post is for Matt. He is the love of my life. We just celebrated our 11th anniversary. We had a fun date (we tried Texas Roadhouse for the first time!) and for the last 2 weeks, I've been doing "The 14 Days of Valentine's" for Matt....mostly just little gifts or notes for him to find each day, but I wanted him to know that I thought of him each day...something that I probably don't let him know enough.

On Day 10, I wrote Matt a letter with 10 reasons why I love him. Really, 10 is just the beginning. We've had a lot of good times, but we've had some really hard times too. We've moved across the country, twice. We have 4 beautiful kids together. We laugh together. We watch tv, we go to church, we go for walks, we play games, we make cookies and we work hard and play in between. Life isn't always glamorous...but it's our life. We have the same goals of being together, forever....and that's why I love him!! Happy Valentine's Day, Matt...I love you with all my heart!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

German Pancake Recipe...

...for those that were interested!! :)

German Pancakes (taken from this cookbook!)

You need:
6 eggs
1 C. milk
1 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. butter (or margarine)

In bowl, combine eggs, milk, flour, and salt; beat until fluffy and smooth. Put 2 Tbsp. butter in each of two pie pans; melt as oven preheats. Pour half of batter in each pan. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Pancakes will puff up. Serve with warm syrup, jam or fruit. We also like it with a little bit of powdered sugar!

Enjoy!! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Party Pictures!'s, just a few little shots from Connor's birthday on Friday night. I'm pretty sure he had a good time!! :)

This is Connor waiting to open the first present...I don't think he wanted to wait to have his picture taken...LOL!

This is how he spent the rest of the evening....riding his 4 wheeler, holding onto his bulldozer & motorcycle (I think he didn't want to even give Parker a chance to "steal" them from him!)!

Connor took just enough time to blow out the candles on his Yellow Cupcakes (what he had been asking for the last week)....

But then he was right back on his 4 wheeler to drive around the kitchen...(I don't think he even took a bite out of the cupcake)!

And...a new stunt he had learned by Saturday morning....I think he's pretty proud of himself!! :)