Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine Suckers

We decided to make cinnamon suckers for Valentines Day this year. We got all of our equipment (mise en place) and got ready to go... The first batch was too weak and Andy wanted them super strong.

We put 1/8 tsp. cinnamon flavoring in the first batch. Andy decided on an entire tsp. for the second batch! We dumped in the flavor and the entire pan started smokin'. I accidently huffed a huge amount of the cinnamon steam smoke and thought I was going to die. I hurried to hand the pan to Andy and tried to warn him just as he inhaled a "lungfull". We both nearly died. It burned our noses and took about 10 minutes for us to get over it.

We survived and the suckers were delicious!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Handy Andy

My husband Andy is very handy.
He left with an old rasp and came back with............


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An Eventful Weekend...


We had a very eventful weekend...
First off... Ryan (my little brother) came home from an LDS mission in Richmond, Virginia! We met him at the airport along with the rest of the family (including aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas and cousins). It was pretty exciting.
We were supposed to wait at the bottom of the escalator but we couldn't. Me and Lex (my sis) snuck up the stairs and my mom followed shortly. We waited forever and finally...

I saw him far across the distance and screamed "RYYYYAAAAAANNNNN!" so loud that everyone in the entire airport could hear. I just couldn't keep it in. I hadn't seen him for 2 years! It was so exciting! I love my little bro!


On Saturday we had a much needed adventure.

And it wasn't even that cold!
We took Jose (our cute baby!), Corky, Fuzz, Virg, Sharon, Spike, Carl, Will, Moose, Al, and The Blue Bomber.

We saw a bald eagle at the end of the day!