Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Because I am so ready for fall I decided to make one of my favorite fall recipes:

Apple Crisp!

I decided to share the recipe with all of you that read this...... all three of you. This recipe does not have oats because Adam is not a big fan but it is still a great recipe. I can't remember where I found it but it has been tweaked a little to my liking.


4 cups peeled and sliced apples ( I prefer the tartness of Granny Smith)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
Place apples in prepared dish. Pour water over apples.
In a bowl cream together sugars and butter. Add Vanilla.
Blend in flour and cinnamon.
Spinkle mixture evenly over apples.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until apples are tender and crust is golden.

I like to let mine sit for about 10 minutes before eating.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or just plain.
Easy right?

P.S. this will make your home smell so yummy while it is cooking.

Enjoy and welcome Fall!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Can you feel it in the air?

Can I just say how excited I am for Fall!? )If you couldn't already tell from my background)


I love the smell of wood burning fireplaces, that seem to always show up in autumn.
I love the crisp feel in the air.
I love the crunch of leaves under my shoes.
I love the changing of the colors on all of the trees.
I love wearing jackets, not coats but jackets.
I love LOVE Halloween! I don't know what it is. Could it possibly be all of the stores shelves swimming in bite sized candies for me to eat all day long and not feel quite as guilty as if I had eaten a full sized candy bar? Could that possibly be it?
I love the decorations for Halloween.
I love the kids being so excited and being able to dress up as what ever they want to be for just that one day.
I love going to see "Thriller" at Kingsbury hall every October.
So can you feel it? The days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler and I am loving every minute of it.
I am definitely NOT ready for winter, or Christmas. So those of you who think Halloween is a good time to start playing Christmas music please keep it away from me because I am going to enjoy fall as long as I can. If you blink, especially in Utah, it will be gone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Feeling old :)

So it has been a little while since I posted last. Things are getting better on that end but it is going to take a while.

This last weekend we celebrated my twin nieces birthday! I realized that I am starting to feel old. I know, I know I am only 24 but still some things really make you feel your age.
I was a senior in high school when my nieces were born. I still remember that day, I was in seminary and Brother Bebe passed me a note and just stood there smiling, it was from my mom and she had called to tell me the babies were here and that they were doing well. I was so excited but they were a month early so I was a little nervous. I remember going to see them in the hospital and they were sooo tiny. Lizzy was only about 3 lbs and Alex was about 4 lbs, I think that's right.
They are now 7 years old! They just started first grade, and I can't believe it. They aren't even my kids but time flew by so fast and I just can't seem to figure out where it went. Pictures are to follow from this birthday and a few from their other birthdays.

Birthday #3 Birthday #3
This was at their 3rd birthday

I went to the grocery store a few months ago and has an experience there that really made me feel old. The bagger was talking about a concert she was going to that weekend and was talking about how cute the lead singer was and the checker, who was probably a little older than me, mentioned how she always thought Jon Bon Jovi was so cute.Photobucket Well the bagger just gave her a blank stare and asked who that was? Seriously the checker and I just looked at each other like "you don't know how Bon Jovi is?" I could feel my age that time. :(
I have learned that you should not start reminiscing about your childhood and shows you watch or bands you liked when there are younger people around. (pictures are included for those who don't know what I am talking about)I have brought up Punkie Brewster, Color Me Badd, New Kids on the Block....hang tough! Just little things that I assumed those people I was talking to knew what or who those things were. Boy that just aged me again hahaha!
Color Me Badd Punkie New Kids on the Block