Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 21 to Hannah!!!

Oh my heck.....can you believe it?!?! Our little Hannah-girl is 21!!! That's insane. It seems just like yesterday she was 3 and inviting the whole town to her "birthday", throughout the whole year long. She certainly has grown up....only the people she knows are now invited to the annual celebration. Her birthday was on Friday, November 14th. Yes...the same day as Molly's Winterformal. Hannah was such a good sport and was willing to share the attention....for a little while at least, just until Molly was dressed and out the door. For her birthday, she spent the day with her big sister, Krystal. They got up in the morning and Krystal took her to get a Massage. Then, they did a little shopping and lunch. Then, they just hung out and watched movies. After Molly left for the dance, we had the birthday dinner. Can you guess what we ate????? NO....I don't think you could ever guess. Hannah chose to have a birthday SALAD BAR....Yes. We actually had Salad for dinner. Yum. Pretty random, but that's what she chose. We had all the fixings. It was actually pretty good. Hannah had a couple of friends over. We ate dinner, played the wii, ate cake, and sat around and chatted. It was an enjoyable eveing. Hannah got a fun winter mug and hot chocolate, a gift card to DQ, a cute picture board from Marcie and Russ, and a PINK digital camera from the family. We love you Hannah. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastic year!

Hannah....concentrating hard at bowling. It worked....She got a STRIKE!!!

Hannah's friends Becky and Becca came to help her celebrate the big day.

Winter Formal

So, our little Miss Molly went to the Winter Formal this last Friday evening. She had tons a fun. She wore a beautiful blue gown. Which looked gorgeous with her baby blue eyes. Her date was her friend Austin. They went with her friend Keighty and her date. Tradition in Snowflake, is that on the day of the dance, the couples go on a fun date. Then, they get dressed up and go out to dinner and then finally the dance is late in the evening. For their fun date, they had a scavenger hunt. They had 30 minutes to see which team could get the most things off their list. For dinner, Keighty's mom and dad set up a beautiful dinner at the park. They decorated it like a winter wonderland and used all of their nice china. There was sparkling cider and candles. Very fun. The only down part of the whole evening, is that the weather was freezing. Too cold for an outside dinner. But....they stuck it out. Luckily, there was some preparedness and there were blankets in the car. So, the girls had blankets across their laps while they ate. And the SILLY boys....they wore their blankets on their heads. Here are some pictures. her fabulous blue dress. The dress shop was really great. The woman that owns it is she is willing to take any dress and make it modest. We bought the black material for the jacket and the lady made it to go along with the dress. HOORAY!!

Molly and her date, Austin.

The whole group, Keighty, Gannon, Molly and Austin.

So....while Krystal was giving Molly a "cinderella hairdo" and getting ready for the "ball", Raegan decided she wanted to go the "ball" too. She had Krystal curl her hair like Molly's and pull it up. Then, she went into her room and put on her Cinderella ball gown and her tiara. SO CUTE!!! She kept dressing up all night in all of her princess dresses. She even slept with her hair up and wore it the same way the next day. She IS a princess.
Molly's fabulous hair. Krystal was having a hard time making enough she went and bought a matching hair piece to put in it to curl with the rest of her hair. Can you tell any of it is fake??? Nope, didn't think so. It matched PERFECT!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

First Snow

Tonight was the first snow of the season. It was raining for quite a while, and then.....tada!!! It turned to snow. It snowed for about an hour. But, it melted rather quickly. About 20 minutes after it started snowing, we lost our power. The power stayed off for about an hour and a half. Thank goodness we had a warm, toasty fire burning. And we had several candles we were able to light so we could at least see each other. Here are some pics of the snow....before we lost power.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Best Brownies Ever!!!

So....tonight is a pretty cold night. The temperature is somewhere in the low 30's. Brrrr....perfect for a warm, toasty fire and movies. But, we all know you can't watch movies, with a warm fire and not have chocolate. So, Krystal decided to make some brownies. She found this recipe on another blog and decided to try it out. It is definately a keeper!! Here is the recipe:

Cream Cheese Brownies

- Preheat the oven to 350'
- Use a "family size" brownie mix and make it according to the "cake-like" direction
- Pour the cake batter into a 9x13 pan (but, don't put it in the oven just yet)
- In a separte bowl, mix the following ingredients:
- 8oz of cream cheese (softened)
- 5 tbs. butter (softened)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbs. flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Pour the cream cheese batter over the brownie batter, and spread it evenly around the pan
- Next, use a knife and make cute swirly designs, so that some of the chocolate shows (have fun and be creative)
- Put the brownies in the oven and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes (depending on your oven and altitude)
- When brownies are finished...serve hot!!

They are seriously AMAZING!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Krystal Got Tagged

Thanks Marcie for tagging me. It was fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? ......nightstand
2. Where is your significant other? .....none (let me know if you know! haha)
3. Your hair color? .....brunette
4. Your mother? .....crazy
5. Your father? .....Kansas
6. Your favorite thing?
7. Your dream last night? .....interesting
8. Your dream/goal?
9. The room you're in? .....bedroom/livingroom
10. Your hobby? .....quilting
11. Your fear? .....dark
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? .....happy
13. Where were you last night?
14. What you're not? .....unhappy
15. One of your wish-list items?
16. Where you grew up? .....California
17. The last thing you ate? .....chips
18. What are you wearing?..... pj's
19. Your tv?
20. Your pet? .....goats
21. Your computer?
22. Your mood? .....happy
23. Missing someone? .....kristen
24. Your car?
25. Something you're not wearing? .....socks
26. Favorite store?
27. Your summer? .....over
28. Love someone? .....lots
29. Your favorite color?
30. When was the last time you laughed?
31. Last time you cried?

I award the following people the " I love your blog award". And in doing so, tag them to complete the above questions with ONE WORD ANSWERS. Kristen and Holly. Love you guys!!