Friday, January 20, 2012

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

Have you ever seen a recipe that looks so yummy but you are afraid to make it?  What if it doesn't taste nearly as good as it looks?  Well, I am guilty of this.  I usually need to try it from someone first or be told that it is absolutely to die for!

Last night I went ahead and made something that I saw on Pinterest.  It was super yummy and I will go ahead and confess that I had a piece for breakfast!

You can click here for the step by step recipe.  Mine doesn't exactly look the same but it sure tasted good!  I think I let my pudding set up too much before I poured it over the cake.  The cake ended up being more like a brownie. So, in case you are like me, and skeptical to make a new recipe, just know this is a must try!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


There is no question how much I love this little boy........

And there is no denying that his cute and happy moments make it possible to survive his not so cute an happy moments!

 If you didn't know already, well, Jace is a handful!  You can see by the wound on his eye that he is always up to something!
He keeps me running (sometimes sprinting) all day long! If he isn't climbing on the counter, then he is making his way up the pantry. If he isn't standing in the fridge looking for a "nack," then he is sitting in the bathroom sink with water filling to the rim! Seriously, it is one thing after the other with this boy.

As of late, he completely despises going to sleep.  Getting him down at nap time and bedtime are downright miserable!  I probably have a few bald spots from the frustration it causes!

But no matter what, I would never trade him or the crazy adventures for anything!  It is because of moments like this picture, that make me smile. Those moments have a way of making me forget all the rough times of the day! 

Underneath the tantrums and the climbing and the bathroom floods, he is a sweet and lovable little guy!  He loves his "Nonors" (Connor and Carson) and he loves his mom and dad.  He loves to swim and loves to play football, and basketball, and soccer, well anything that involves a ball!

He is my little firecracker and I love him so much!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Rest of December!

I am finally posting about Christmas!  Better late than never, I suppose!

We had a great Christmas.  Having it on Sunday made it extra special.  I love Christmas and getting things for the kids and other loved ones, but I have to admit, I am a little relieved when it is over!  I find myself stressing about everything right up until the big day.  I check and recheck my lists, making sure everyone has all the appropriate things.  I have to make sure that I remember where I hid everything.  I am always afraid I am going to leave something out!  So, I always feel a little less overwhelmed when it is all said and done.  Nevertheless, I love the holiday and spending the day with our family.

Usually I like to get a picture of the kids on the stairs before we let them in the family room, but Kelly took the lead this year and opened the door before I was ready!  Oh, well.  You can just imagine the sleepy yet excited faces all lined up on the staircase!

Katelyn wanted two things, a Cinderella baby and lipstick!  She was so happy to have gotten her doll and she didn't let it out of her sight all day (except for when I made her leave it in the car while we went into church!)

This was the best I could do for a family picture with them all in their pretty clothes.  Once we came home from church, taking a photo was the last thing they wanted to do!

And my personal Christmas favorite is this......breakfast!
Our breakfast casserole (otherwise known as "Special Breakfast,") ambrosia, and cinnamon toast.  YUM! 

And we couldn't end the month without this little sweetie!  We had a new baby enter the family.  Phoebe made her debut on December 29 (only a week late!)  She is so precious and we are so glad that our year ended with her!