Friday, May 29, 2009
I think at heart I am part city girl. I love the business, the variety of people, the sounds and the energy cities have to offer.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hooter Hiders, Boobie Blockers, Nursing Covers, whatever you want to call them-I love them. I used it several times a day for the first 6 months of Marston's life. So I started making them for my friends. If you know anyone who wants one let me know and I would be happy to make one for them. Here is one I made my friend Amy who is due with her second baby boy tomorrow.
Friday night we went jet skiing on Folsom Lake. It was a wonderful night, weather perfect, company pleasant, water warm and sunset straight from a painting. We got home about 9:30 pm to find several people hanging out around our van parked on the street. I had Dan go and check it out. Turns out that our van was hit by a lifted toyota truck. There were 5 or 6 witnesses and they all said that it was the guy who lives behind us. The police came and took our information but basically said that it is hopeless even though we know who did it. I am completely frustrated! Even now I can feel my blood pressure rising. The cop said that he can't do anything because we only have a partial license plate number and everyone who saw him has no "proof" that it was him. Come to find out that this guy already was in trouble with the law so there is no way he is going to come forward. Dan went and talked to his girlfriend who works across the street and she got all defensive and said that her boyfriend did have a truck like that but it was in the shop. Ya right-I'm sure it will probably stay there for a while until he think this thing is blown over. I would like to talk to his mother. What kind of person hits someone else's car and does nothing about it. Why should we be the one's who have to pay from his stupid actions. I really want to move. I don't know how much longer I can live amongst white trash, vulgar, low life's. Okay-I'm done. No more negativity, I promise.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I rarely ever make peanut butter cookies. I think that most of them are dry and crunchy and I would rather not waste my calorie intake on something I don't love. I found a website that I really really like, smittenkitchen.com. It's all about food. A lady in New York City writes it and it is just delightful. Plus the photographs are incredible. I think they've even won some awards for their food blog. Anyway, I found a peanut butter cookies recipe that I thought I might try. It turned out wonderfully! I love this recipe. The cookies are moist and chewy and I love the bits of chocolate and peanut butter you get in every bite. The recipe calls for peanut butter chips but I didn't have any so I took Marston on a walk to the gas station and got a bag Reeses Pieces. It turned out yummy but I think next time I will use pb chips, it will just require me to plan ahead.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
For sprinkling: 1 tablespoon sugar, regular or superfine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Place sprinkling sugar — the remaining tablespoon — on a plate. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Using a fork, lightly indent with a crisss-cross pattern (I used the back of a spatula to keep it smooth on top), but do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not. (I baked mine for 10 minutes and it was perfect).
Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
Note: In my opinion there was a bit too much sugar on the outside. Use super fine sugar or perhaps don't roll them in sugar at all. But I'm not sure if they would come off the cookie sheet as well-maybe so, I don't know.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We tracked into an old lady at this house (I wanted to knock on this house because I thought it looked cool) who turned out to be an inactive member for years. We got her to church a couple of times.
On top of the world. The Swiss Alps in Chur. We took a ski lift to get up there. I think it bugged the skiers and snowboarders to have missionaries at the top of their mountain.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I did it! Marston has needed a haircut for a long time but I just could not bring myself to do it. He has made himself a reputation for having beautiful curly red hair and I could not cut it all off. I don't know what got into me yesterday but we cut about 3 inches off. He's still got beautiful red curls but I am able to tame them a bit more.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I don't think that children can make it through life without getting a goose egg on their head once or twice-right?!? While visiting the model home of our new place, Marston was climbing the stairs. I usually let him explore the stairs but I sit right next to him. He crawled over to the stairs and made it up one stair and kaboom- head first into the hardwood floor. The poor little boy got a goose egg the size of a golf ball within a minute. What kind of mother am I?
So Del, our home salesman finally sold one of the spec houses! YIPEE! That means we can move forward with our home. I'm not sure when they will start with the construction but they are sending in the permit papers tomorrow! I cannot wait. I think this is more exciting then when we signed the initial paperwork. It will take 18 weeks once the construction begins so maybe we'll be in a new home in September or October.