Sunday, April 18, 2010

12 days of April

April is a crazy month at our house. Well, not the whole month, but
the first 12 days are jam packed. In the first 12 days of April,
we have 3 birthday's and Easter.
It is non-stop partying at this house.
The kids wore their Easter outfits the week
before Easter.

Alec and his friend Cole did the Easter egg coloring.
They had a great time!
Kenzie's birthday came right on the heels of Easter this year.
Jenna came and decorated her car.
At our house on your birthday you get;
flowers or balloons to carry at school, taken to lunch
or lunch brought to you, dinner of your choice
and your choice of birthday dessert.

Kenzie with her Chocolate-Pnut Butter Pie.
(recipe will be coming)

Next came my birthday.
Scott was fabulous with a little surprise each day.
My fav...macaroons!
Essence Bakery does a great job,
but the macaroons in Paris are the best!

My favorite flowers...tulips.

Scott and Jensen made my cake..
Coconut with raspberry filling.
It was yummy!!

Scott spoiled me with...
and a fabulous day!
Thank you to all the friends and family who dropped off goodies,
took me to lunch and gave thoughtful gifts.
I appreciate each one of you.

Jensen was the next birthday girl.
Alec was dieing to give her this...
a hot pink Snuggie!

Jensen pick homemade, cake batter Ice Cream
for her birthday dessert.
(recipe coming soon)

We had a wonderful Easter..conference, family, brunch and a lovely dinner.
Birthdays were fun, busy and tiring.
I can't believe that April is half over.
What a fun and crazy 2 weeks.

Lots of recipes to come.
We baked, cooked and ate a lot.

Monday, April 12, 2010

She is 15!

Today Jensen is 15! WOW!! Fifteen years ago yesterday my doctor informed Scott and I that Jensen was coming. The problem was I had no contractions, I was not in labor. She was trying to come whether I was ready or not. The funny thing is she was scheduled for a c-section in 2 weeks. No way was she going to wait that long. Scott and I decided that it would be best for Jensen to have her own birthday. This was all happening on my birthday and we made the decision to have her the next day.

I now realize that it would probably have been easier to have us share our birthdays. Hindsight is fabulous. Here is a little insight into Jensen at 15.

*LOVES to dance...she lives to dance. She has danced since she was 3. She dances at school, in her ballet company and around the house.

*Loves music

*Reads a lot

*Has found it is better to have guy friends than girl friends

*Always sleeps in a car, plane , train, etc... That is the only way she would sleep as a kid.

*Loves mexican food

*Very determined

*strong morals



*Loves Ice Cream

*Loves to bake

*Enjoys shopping and fashion to its fullest

*will play the wii and board games with Alec

*loves babies and little kids....just has no time to babysit

*always willing to help

*learning to drive

*hard worker

*doesn't like school

*excellent student

*Loves to hang with Kenzie and her friends


*strong testimony

*faithfully reads her scriptures every night

*friend to everyone



*potato chips

*Nickname is "Beaner"...she was born close to Easter and was so tiny, like a jelly bean

*at times she lives in what we call "Jensen Land"

*big, beautiful blue eyes

Jensen is a little ball of energy. She lights up any room. We love her sense of humor. Jensen always has to be going and doing. She keeps us busy. Jensen, dad and I love you and are so proud of you. You are a fantastic daughter and young woman. We are so lucky to be your parents and to have you in our family. Happy 15th Birthday!


Mom and Dad

Monday, April 5, 2010


Man, where does the time go? Seventeen years ago I was induced and spent the next 12 hours in labor...with no luck. Yep, this girl was stubborn from the get go. At 8:43 PM that night she was born via c-section. Scott and the Doctor were none too happy...just happened to be NCAA Championship Basketball game. And yet here we are again.

*Amazing young woman
*Loves Diet Dr. Pepper
*Funny...sarcastic humor
*Hard working
*Fun to be with
*Loves to stay up late and sleep in
*Graduating in 1 month...a year early from High School
*Watches LOST nonstop with Jenna
*Stubborn ( that is good and bad)
*Strong morals
*Beautiful Testimony of the gospel
*Fantastic example to others
*Great big sister
*Loves chocolate
*Very responsible
*Loves to read
*plays and teaches piano...i love to hear her playing
*LOVES Brian Regan

We have been so blessed since the day you joined our family. You are a very special young woman. Your dad and I are so lucky to be your parents and take this journey with you. We love you very much and are so proud of you. You have already accomplished so much. Thank you for being such a fantastic daughter, friend, sister and young woman. Hard to believe that you are 17. HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY!! WE LOVE YOU!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

~Happily Ever After~

What is your "Happily Ever After?" The YW's broadcast had some amazing talks. One that really stood out was President Uchtdorf's..."Happily Ever After."

Check it out here!

It is a great message for women of all ages, girls and young women. All stories begin with "Once upon a time." The question is what is your "Happily Ever After?"

Easter Treat

These are super easy Easter Treats courtesy of Picky-Palate.
I made a bunch for teachers, visiting teachers and
home teaching families.

They make such a cute presentation
for Easter.
Here is what you need:
Oreo's (i used double stuff)
Wilton Chocolate melts
Melt the chocolate according to directions.
I had pink chocolate and then I used yellow food coloring for the
white chocolate. You can do any colors. The possibilities are endless.
Then you dip the top half in chocolate or spread the chocolate on the top half.
Top with sprinkles and VIOLA!!
The cutest, yummiest, easiest treat.
Happy Easter!