Monday, March 19, 2012

Fun FHE night!

So tonight for FHE (Family Home Evening) we had so much fun!  We made Scripture Cookies!  They were SO GOOD!  Even Astrid helped!

We each took turns helping Marcus find the scriptures and we read them aloud and had him listen for the ingredients we would use.  We had to explain what "leaven" was though!  Anyway, enjoy!  Quick Family Home Evening idea with a built-in treat!  Here is the recipe!

Scripture Cookies

   3/4 c    Psalm 55:21   {butter}
   1/3 c   2 Nephi 26:25 {milk}
1 1/2 c   Jeremiah 6:20  {sugar (I used 1 cup white and 1/2 cup brown)}
2 large    Isiah 10:14      {eggs}
     2 c    1 Kings 4:22    {flour}
   1 tsp   Exodus 30:23   {cinnamon}
1/2 tsp   Matthew 13:33 {baking soda}
   1 tsp   Matthew 5:13   {salt}
     3 c    D&C 89:17      {oats}
     1 c    1 Samuel 30:12 {raisins (I used a mix of dark and golden)}

Mix the first 4 ingredients together, and then mix in the rest.  Make tablespoon size drops onto a greased baking sheet and then bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes and enjoy! :) Pin It

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fun St. Patricks Day!

We have been very blessed this move because Cooper and I both received very social callings at our church, so we have made lots of new friends!  Cooper has been called to be in the Sunday School presidency, so he helps coordinate all of the lessons and making sure each class has a teacher.  He gets to teach some Sundays too, so that is really fun for him.  I have been called in the Young Women's Presidency and I've had such a great time getting to know the sweet girls!

Anyway, this past weekend was a blast!  We went over to Lindsay's mom's house and had a pool party with some people from our church! It was really fun and the best way to spend a 87 degree day in MARCH!  {Hear that cold weather folks!  We went to an outdoor pool party... in MARCH.... It's STILL winter time! ;)}

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Thursday, March 15, 2012


So this past year I have found a fab site that is incredibly addicting.  Pinterest.


So many thousands of ideas flooding on my screen!  Through my head!  I stop to "just check" and end up spending an hour on this dang site!  Oh well... I HAVE gotten good ideas, and I HAVE tried amazing new treat recipes. It's SO MUCH FUN!  Anyway, if you are NOT on Pinterest you should be, let me know if you want/need an invite!

Anywho.  I was quite excited when I finally scrolled through my comments and realized that one of my posts had found its way onto Pinterest!  My DIY Nursing cami tutorial!  How funny is that?!  I was scrolling on the "DIY and Crafts" section and saw one of my pics... so I came back here and looked through my comments and at my statistics and sure enough... as of today, that one post has had 1,284 page views!  That is INSANE!  I really should check out my comments section and statistics more often! haha! Pin It

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Family Visit

So this past week was Auntie M's LAST EVER spring break!  She and Gma S came to visit us here in Georgia!  It was quite a fun trip and it was great for them to see the kiddos!  We had lots of fun, ate too much food and treats, and went to fun places around the area.  Here is a little recap:

First off, we went to go see "The Lorax" movie, which you may or may not know, is my FAVORITE Dr. Seuss book.  I remember reading it in elementary school and I still read it to my kids regularly.  I was extremely nervous that I WASN'T going to like it because of how in love I am with the book.  Luckily, I do love it just as much as the book, and will probably be buying it when it comes to DVD! :)

The next day we went to Providence Canyon, about 45 minutes south of here.  We had such a great time doing the loop and exploring on the canyon floor.  I felt like a bit of a supermom carrying Astrid in her Moby Wrap while hiking canyons! Marcus was a little 4 year old rock star and hiked the whole 3 mile loop AND through all the canyons.  He didn't even fall asleep on the ride home!  He's getting so big!  Anyway, here are some pictures!

At Providence Canyon they have an area that used to be an old homestead with super old cars abandoned there.  So on your hike you get to pass by some old cars with trees running through them! Marcus was very concerned and kept asking if "Mader and Lightening McQueen died" haha.

We also spent the day in Atlanta.  We went to the Georgia Aquarium and at dinner at THE BEST PIZZA PLACE.  It's called "Blue Moon Pizza" and it is DIVINE!  Here are some pics!

After all that fun, we spent the next day at home just hanging out and getting ready for Auntie and Grandma to leave. We did go see "Journey 2: the Mysterious Island" and we were the only ones in the theater!  It was a fun movie.  I loved the first one so it was fun to see the sequel.  Marcus really liked it!

Anyway, that's a recap of our fun adventure! Pin It