Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This tag is similar to one I have done before but I thought it was really fun!
What is your husbands name? Ty Jacob Newman
How long have you been married? 5 years
How long did you date? 9 days
How old is he? 27
Who eats more sweets? Me, by several cookies and hot chocolates a day!
Who said I love you first? He did
Who is taller? Ty is 6"3 and I am 5"5
Who can sing the best? me
Who is smarter? Ty is brilliant!
Who does the laundry? me -always.
Who pays the bills? the nice people at the loan company
Who mows the lawn? At the moment - the gardeners (but when we get into a house again it will be Ty, or one of the young men in the ward)
Who cooks dinner? Me! I love to cook.
Who drives? Ty never lets me drive.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Ty ( I am never wrong :) )
Who kissed who first? Ty kissed me without asking.
Who asked who out first? I confessed my feelings for Ty and we decided to date
Who wears the pants? Ty is our righteous leader and protector!
I tag: anyone that thought this tag was fun!
After this trip we will have driven from coast to coast this year alone! We live in a beautiful country. Every place we have been along the way has been wonderful in some way. I am thankful that no matter where we go the gospel is true. I am thankful for the peace that comes with the knowledge of my Heavenly Father's plan and the Atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am glad for the opportunity to reflect each year on the many blessings in my life. I am excited for this great holiday season. I can't wait to put our Christmas tree up and I can't wait to make my awesome fudge recipe.
I hope everybody has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I love spending some alone time with Ty. It is so fun to talk and hold hands and pretend he is Edward Cullen...just kidding
We went to see Quantom of Solace, the new James Bond movie. It was all very action, fight scene, kill people oriented, but I was glad to be out with Ty and he was all smiles. After the movie we went to Brixx pizza. We had salad, an amazing pizza, and drinks for less than $20.00! I thought it was a pretty good deal.
Overall I give the evening a 10!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
1/4 cup warm water
2 packets yeast
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
6-61/2 cups flour
1. Place water in a small bowl and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy. Whisk together milk, butter, sugar, salt, and eggs. Whisk in yeast mixture.
2. Stir in 6 cups flour. Knead until smooth and elastic. Butter the inside of a bowl. Place dough in bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled (1 1/4 hours)
3. Butter 2 13x9 inch baking pans. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a 15 inch rope and cut into 15 pieces each. Shape each piece into a ball and arrange in prepared pans. Cover pans and let stand in a warm spot until doubled (1 1/4 hours)
4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brush rolls with melted butter. Bake about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Brush with butter, again, while still warm!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The hotel was amazing. We had never been inside before. The decorations were beautiful. Max loved the water dragon in the river holding candy canes in his mouth. There was a place where kids could get an email from Santa. I think it was the highlight of Max's evening. He carried his letter the rest of the night.
After leaving the hotel we came home and had hot chocolate with whipped cream. It was a great evening out together!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Eggnog aside...I love Christmas! I took the kids to Target just so we could walk around the Christmas decorations and listen to the Christmas music. Max loved the little villages with the ice skating people and moving trains. Mia was intrigued by the twinkly gold lights. We will have to move up from the aisles at Target to the lights at the Opryland resort eventually, but for a weekday afternoon it works just fine!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Lion House Razzle Dazzle
YOU WILL NEED:
NOTE: I cut the recipe in half when I made it!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I am so thrilled that gas prices have dropped for the moment. I have been able to take the kids on field trips all over Nashville and we are loving it. There is so much to see and do. I think Tennessee is beautiful, and I can't wait to see more!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
2 teaspoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 pound spaghetti (cooked)
Heat the peanut butter in a microwave until melty. Whisk in the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger.
Toss the spaghetti with the sauce. Yum-O!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
1 1/2 cups pumpkin (1 small can)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup real maple syrup
1 1/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon flour
1 unbaked pie shell
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix the pumpkin, sugar, spice, salt, syrup, cream, flour, and eggs.
3. Pour into pie shell and bake for an hour until set!
After casting our ballots we went to Panera for breakfast. It was fun to bring the kids and go out afterwards. I think we will make it a tradition. I felt really good knowing I had done my part and voted for who I thought would best lead our country.