Sunday, March 25, 2012

Man Oh Man, I LOVE Him!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Holi 2012

We had such a BLAST today, here's just a teaser...there's more to come!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Growing Up

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's Soccer Season Again!

Sorry, I've been busy...It's time for soccer season again! Justin and I have been crazy running kids here and there, coaching, cheering and spending time with this little soccer cutie! Isn't she something?Our schedule is as follows:

Monday-Isaac Practice
Tuesday-Ethan and Abby Practice
Wednesday-Abby Game
Thursday-Ethan & Isaac Games
Friday-Isaac Practice
Saturday-Games for all three

WHEW! It's quite exciting actually. My girls team is really starting to "get it". I think I must have seemed like a "pageant mom" at our game last Saturday. I was amazed that my little 6 year old "pinks" are beginning to work together and even play defensively. I have lots of blogging to catch up on and so much to tell. But for now, GO PINK SPARKLES!!! :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Let The Voting Begin

Help us keep our "Best of Utah County" Status for an 11th Year. If you like what we do, go and tell The Daily Herald so!

Monday, March 5, 2012

"Swing For The Cure"

That's some fancy girls, all dressed up and ready to "Swing For A Cure"...

To Alzheimer's Disease.

That's me all dressed up and sassy...
hiding my nervous insides as I was about to speak to hundreds of strangers!
Accompanied by Dr. David Yells, UVU College Dean
And Jack Jenks, Alzheimer's Association Executive Director

From a well known auctioneer, a fundraiser extraordinaire and 5 time Emmy winner, the night had it all!

One of our beautiful employees and BYU Ballroom dancer. Guys, she is a perfect reason why you want to retire and live at Courtyard at Jamestown some day :)

A "Big, BIG Band" The Moonlight Serenaders. These guys have performed for our Olympic closing ceremonies a couple of times and are phenomenal!

Aubrey with one of my favorite people Nancy Madsen.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Best Thing To Ever Touch my Taste Buds

Raspberry Pecan Torte

6 egg whites
1 pint whipping cream
1 pkg Danish raspberry dessert
2 tsp baking powder
2 T powdered sugar
2 C water
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg frozen raspberries with sugar
2 C sugar
1 C chopped pecans
1 C soda crackers

Separate egg whites while cold. Beat at room temp. for greater volume. Add baking powder and vanilla. Beat until foamy. Very gradually add 2 C sugar, beating until consistency of marshmallow creme. Fold in 1 C soda cracker crumbs (make in blender fine or roll with a rolling pin). Fold in pecans. Generously grease a 9 x 13 pyrex dish including corners. it has a tendency to stick and a bit difficult to remove. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. It should be hard and dry and cream colored. Remove from oven and let cool. Whip 1 pint of cream. Add 2 T sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread over torte to very edges. Refrigerate overnight. Sauce (next day): Put raspberry Danish dessert in small sauce pan with 2 C water. Cook together stirring until smooth and transparent and thickened. Let cool slightly. Add frozen raspberries (thawed). Do not refrigerate. (Don't refrigerate or you will have jello!) When ready to serve put a cut piece of dessert on each plate and spoon some sauce over.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blue & Gold

This year we celebrated, "The Magic of Scouting".
As one of the Cub-masters for the boys, I love getting to plan fun events like these. We have so many great leaders who help make everything in our scouting program happen and I'm so thankful for all of them. The boys had fun making invitations for their families and the centerpieces. I think a "magnificent" time was had by all!