Friday, November 30, 2012

Flashback Friday

Wasn't she cute? This would have been Christmas 2007, so she would have been two. Camri insisted on making that face whenever she had her photo taken. 

We put up the kids Christmas tree in their room last night. And then this morning, Happy Helper, our Elf on a Shelf, made his debut in the house. He brought the kids powdered donuts and a letter from Santa. They were tickled! They didn't think he was coming until December 1, but since they will be gone to their other parents this weekend, I guess he decided to come early. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So true.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gotta Love Eeyore

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cheese and Rice

I don't want to sound like one of those people who is constantly complaining about Facebook. It has it's positives. But one of it's negatives is it's ability to absolutely infuriate me.

Like this morning - as I was drinking my coffee, I scrolled through the recent posts. Bam - instant fury.

As I was driving to work, I laid out this whole rant in my head that I had planned on putting on Facebook. But I am a lover, not a fighter, and I have no desire to get into it with a bunch of people who are probably great at fighting on the internet.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Time 2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Here is a little photo dump of our extended weekend. 

Mom, A Danica U Llans and I ran a 5K in Owensville Thursday morning. U Llans wore some sweet running tights. A Danica and I finished in 32 minutes. 

I made a crazy delicious cheesecake. Here is a link to the recipe. It was amazing. 

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Daniels...

And Thanksgiving supper at the Bashams.

I got to see my high school girlfriends. 

We did a little Black Friday shopping.

And made ornaments at the Taylor's house on Saturday.

(Saturday's sunset)

Then had another Thanksgiving supper at U Larry and A Becky's house. Camri and Ali had a sleepover there that night. 

We had a fabulous trail ride in Canaan on Sunday with Camri, my dad, Tim and Sheila, and Jeff. It was a wonderful way to end the holiday week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

How Not To Make A Cinnamon Roll Cake

This past weekend was a rare Saturday morning where Camri and I were the only ones home and we didn't have anywhere to be. She wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast, but I had seen a recipe on Pinterest for "Cinnamon Roll Cake." I showed it to her and she decided it looked yummy, so we proceeded to make it.

By the way, here is the link to the recipe:

We got through combining the first four ingredients and then noticed we didn't have any milk. I noticed that we needed two sticks of butter, so I set those out to soften while we ran into town and picked up some milk (in our PJs, yes...).

When we got back, we added the milk, eggs, half the vanilla (because that's all that was left), and the butter. This is where our problem was, I am guessing, because I must have scrolled all the way down to where I couldn't see the rest of the ingredients and just proceeded from there. We mixed in the butter, poured it in the greased pan, and baked for 30 minutes. I noticed I still had a stick of butter left out for some reason, but didn't think anything about it.

We mixed the glaze up while it was in the oven. When the timer went off, we pulled it out and immediately noticed that we had a problem, Houston. It did not resemble the picture. This is where I noticed I had left out the "topping." Sigh.

We poured the glaze on and ate it anyway. It was like super sweet cake.

And then Camri ate a Poptart.

And this is concludes "How Not To Make A Cinnamon Roll Cake." I do not recommend it. Maybe I will try it the way the recipe suggests in the future...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wishful Thinking

Do you ever have those mornings where you wake up, see a beautiful sunrise, and think, "Today is going to be a great day." 

And then do those mornings ever turn into the worst mornings ever? Because that is what happened to me today. 

By the time we made it to school, I think everything might have been back to normal. But who knows? I am pretty sure I will be paying for therapy in the next ten years for at least one of my children. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Tuesday, November 13, 2012


We are working on blueline today, which means the December issue is all but finished. We are having a lunch for Kelly today, who will be on maternity leave for the next couple of months.  Now we get to anxiously await the arrival of baby H! 

Camri and Ali on Halloween night

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holt Road