Friday, June 17, 2011

Chocolate Heaven!

I recently bought a cookbook called Our Best Bites Mormon Moms in the Kitchen. I have made a few things and all of them have turned out great! Yesterday I was having a Major sweet tooth so I decided to look through the book and hopefully find something that sounded good. I found a recipe called Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake. I was sold. So I headed over to the store and got a few ingredients and made this piece of chocolate heaven.
I must say I was very proud of it. It looked pretty good and it tasted AMAZING!! It is not only to best cake I have ever made but it is the best cake I have ever had. It is chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, crushed health bar, another chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and more crushed health bar. Like I said A-MA-ZING! And you would think it would be super rich but as long as you don't get a ginormous size it's not too bad.

Dare Devil

Okay I know I have posted this top picture before but I wanted to post it again for a couple of different reasons. First, she just looks so pretty and I like it a lot. Second, I just want to say that this is one determined little girl. She is the sweetest, happiest, and social baby but when she wants something or wants to do something she WILL do it. Especially if she sees her big brother doing.

Which brings me to the next few pictures. One of Jason's favorite things to do it climb up on things (pretty much anything...the chair, the couch, his bed, the side table in the living room..anything!) It is something Bailey is quickly picking up on. She doesn't have the jumping off part yet but I am sure it will not take long. (Just so you all know Brad was standing right behind her in case she did fall.)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sleepy Bailey

Sweet little Bailey. She does the funniest little things. I seriously almost broke my finger trying to get to the camera quick enough so I could record this.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunshine Days

These past couple of weeks have just been amazing. I recently found out that I have a stress fracture in my right knee and was told to stay off it when I can and rest so we were stuck inside for a few days. I started feeling better so we decided to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. So last weekend we decided to go to a local farmers market. We had such a good time. We enjoyed the food, the activities and just being outside as a family. They have free carriage rides there and Jason really had fun with that.

My sweet little girl is getting so big.
My beautiful family at the farmers market

So I was told by the specialist that I was not to exercise for 4-6 weeks and I took that as no running so I felt comfortable to get out and go for a walk to the park with the kids one day. They both love being outside so much and I know I love it because it wears them out and they take great naps! :-)
Bailey ready to go
Loving the outdoors
Jason is so much fun at the park. We go down the slide, we swing, and play in the trees. He is starting to get such a fun imagination.

Bailey loves the swing. She just sits there and sings while I push her. It is really cute. Next time I will record it.

Yesterday we decided to go to the zoo and see the "aminals" as Jason calls them. It was perfect weather and we got there pretty early so all the animals were out and pretty active. Every time I asked Jason what animal he wanted to see he would request to see the purple bear. I am not sure where he came up with that but it was pretty entertaining.
Bailey waving at Mommy
Jason having a grand ole' time walking around seeing all the animals.
Every time we go to the zoo now Jason HAS to ride the choo-choo. It is so hard to say no because it is a nice little break for me and it is a nice incentive for Jason to behave.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


While we were in Utah we had a lot of family time and we loved it! It was so nice to spend quality time with everyone and it was also nice to have so much help with the kids. There were times when we would get out of the car and my hands and Brad's hands were empty...a little weird but a nice little break and we greatly appreciated it.

While Brandi and I were running Jason and Bailey had an awesome time with Grandma and Grandpa!
I know I am Bailey's mommy and a little bias but is she not one of the prettiest little girls with the most beautiful eyes!?!?!
Jason had such an amazing time just running around, being outside, and having so many people to play with.

She might kill me but I love this picture of Jenny. She is such a funny girl with a great personality!!
Me and my sweetheart! I love this man so much. It amazes me how I love him more more everyday!!
Bailey being a big. She is pretty much an expert walker!
Bailey with her Aunt Lindsey.
Everyone looking at the waterfall.
The whole group. We sure do love our family and wish we could see them more.

Jason with his mamaw!
Jason's favorite part about the whole trip was playing outside in the back yard. and playing with the stick of course!
Bailey girl playing with her Aunt Brandi.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day 10k race

This past weekend was such a fun one. We were able to take a quick trip to Northern Utah to spend time with family and friends. Brandi (my sister-in-law) and I were able to squeeze a race in there too! We ran a 10k in Orem and I had an awesome time! It was my first race since high school really. Of course, Brandi did awesome and I was surprised at how well I did. I didn't get 2nd place or anything but I accomplished my goal of finishing before 60 minutes and felt great pretty much the whole run. It really was a fun experience and I am glad that Brandi did it with me. It is fun do to things with my in-law siblings. I love spending time with them and getting to know them better. It is difficult sometimes to live far away from both of our families. However, it does make the times when we do get to see them more special!

Making our way over to the starting line...I was a little nervous!
Here we go!

Brandi still looking strong
And here I come...a couple of minutes later :-)

Crossing the finish line
I finished and that is was matters! I placed 10th for my age division and 89th over all. I finished the race in 58 minutes so I can't complain. I finished, I did pretty well, and I had a great time.