Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I've recently become re-addicted to...


These are a childhood favorite. Haven't had them in forever...and now I'm making them for the second night in a row (feelin' like a fatty and proud of it). Thought I would share...

Mix in a saucepan:
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
and 1 stick of butter

Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute
Remove from heat and stir in:

1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick oats
and 1/2 cup chopped nuts if desired (I like to leave the nuts out)

Mix well and drop onto wax paper in small spoonfulls.
Allow time to cool off and set up :)

Enjoy! They are delicious.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Top Ten...

Top Ten for the past/up-coming month:

1- 2 new nephews! I am in love. Jeremy and Kaylee welcomed Bridger on January 4th, and Cade and Jen, Calum on January 20th. Disclaimer: Everyone is lying when they say baby hunger is satisfied when other family members have babies. Lets be honest, they are adorable. :)

Uncle Jarom and Bridger


2- We moved! It was a bitter sweet day leaving our first apartment.

The Bitter: Packing, cold weather, the expense of a 26' Uhaul moving truck (how we obtained so much stuff in our first year of marriage is beyond me), cleaning like crazy to get our measly deposit back, and the thoughts of now having to commute to and from work/school.

The Sweet: Leaving our crazy neighbors (emphasis on the crazy), priceless memories (tender), a lot of help from family and friends, a beautiful new kitchen, parking in a garage, being closer and supportive for family, and the home ward, nothing more homey than our "new" supportive home ward.

3- Jarom started a new semester taking 18 credits. What a champ. After showing up for three days to a full Ceramics class (which he wasn't enrolled in), the teacher finally gave in and let him in. Jarom is a natural. I was never able to make something on the wheel...and Jarom, well, see the photos below to see what he was making on just the first few days of class. He has a full plate this semester with Meteorology, Biology, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Law ect. (This is one of those moments I feel pure joy that I am done with school, for now). But, I'm totally proud of the husband for sticking in there and finishing up strong. Only a year-ish left!

4- Tickets to the Monster Truck show. February 18th. We are stoked. Enough said.

5- Taking a trip to St. George this weekend, hoping for some nice weather and a lot of time with those cute babies.

6- Hair appointment for Wednesay...yep. Made the top ten. My bangs are literally 2 inches too long. Can't wait.

7- Valentines Day! Cheesy? Perhaps, but what can I say, I love my husband and I love the holiday.

8- Cable is being set up in our home in less than 24 hours! It has been greatly missed. To the crazy girl from Salt Lake on the Bachelor...thank you for providing us all with entertainment and making people from Utah look bad. On a higher note, The Amazing Race Season Premiere is on February 20th 8/7 central. Guarantee I'll be watching. And, the Cowboys are back :)
9- Finally filed for my name change on my passport so we can book a much needed vacation to Cabo!

and 10- We found a great deal on a used washer and bought it to replace our not so reliable old one :)

It's been/will be a busy month!