Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And finally, a picture of a journal I created for SGT's Passionately Pink For the Cure raffle -- an effort to help raise money for breast cancer research.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sorry to bum you all out. Just had to write it. Call it my therapy.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
A fellow scrapbooker of mine shared what's below:
A friend of mine and her daughter recently had lunch at Neiman-Marcus. After their meal was finished, my friend’s daughter wanted a cookie. To make a long story short, the Neiman-Marcus cookie was delicious so my friend asked the waiter if she could have the recipe. The waiter said “yes” for two fifty. My friend thought “great”. She got the recipe but to her surprise when she received her statement, the recipe was $250.00. She tried everything to get her money back but to no avail so she is sharing the Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe with all of us cookie lovers! With the holiday season approaching, which means extra baking, I thought I would pass this on. Enjoy!
2 cups butter 24 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar 1 - 8oz. hershey bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal 4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add chocolate chips, hershey bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies. (Recipe may be halved)
Monday, September 22, 2008
She even played that little game where you throw ping pong balls into floating cups and won a prize. Clearly the prizes leave something to be desired. C'mon! A snake or an apple?! Fortunately, she picked the apple. I hate snakes too. Regardless, it will be our Goodwill pile tomorrow. :)
I will say this. The fair aint cheap! $17 each to get in (kids were free). $0.50 a ride ticket, but even the smallest rides were 6 tickets. And Joel or I went on most of them with Hannah so it was double. Frankly, the prices were ridiculous. We took it in stride though because it is rare we get out and do things this big as a family. Haven't attempted Disneyland yet -- at least you don't have to buy tickets in addition to your admission there!
Last night for sure showed us that Hannah is really growing up. She walked the entire way. And was more than willing to walk without holding our hands. I tell you that girl would walk a mile before she looked back to see if we had followed. She went on a couple of rides alone. The thing that made this most evident to me though was when we were in the Winter Wonderland building where they have some snow. In here was a little hill where you could grab a sled from the bottom and then climb up and slide down the hill. Joel helped her get the sled the first time. They climbed up. I think he was ready to sit down and go with her, but she saw another girl a little older than her, slide down belly first. So naturally, Hannah did it too. Without Daddy. I couldn't believe it!!! Head first, down the hill, with the biggest smile in the world like it was no big deal. She's not even 3 yet. And as if that weren't proof enough that she's getting older, she began to grab the sled on her own, carry it on top of her head all the way up the stairs and slide down the hill completely on her own.
Oh my gosh! Where did my baby go? Joel was teasing saying she doesn't need him anymore. I told him she'll always need him. I still need my daddy.
Sidenote: Supposedly our house is still being bought by the buyers but now they are wanting to push escrow back an additional 20 days. After they were the ones who requested a 30 day escrow. Making us nervous. If this falls through, we're stuck with an empty house (all stuff in storage) and at a terrible time to sell -- holidays! Fingers crossed this will go through. October 15th is now the date.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Hope everyone has a great week!
Monday, September 8, 2008
We have joked about this for quite some time. Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes. I can't complain. It was pretty good. Hannah was a good helper and assisted in blowing out the candles.
I also got the 4th season of The Office. Oh my gosh! This show is so darn funny. You must check it out if you haven't seen it. I think you can watch episodes of it on NBC.com
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
I brought up so much stuff and actually used a lot of it. I feel like I got a lot done, though not as much as I had hoped. We all stayed up late, watched chick flick after chick flick, chatted, and ate way too much food. It was great! And the best part was I could leave my scrap stuff out without fear of the kiddos getting into it and I didn't have to worry about other tasks such as preparing dinner, changing diapers, doing laundry, etc. I feel a little guilty admitting I enjoyed myself as much as I did. Of course I missed my babes and am happy to be home, but those selfish few days I took are just what I needed. Here's some pics of what I accomplished. Finally proof that I do indeed scrapbook!!!!
This one is showcasing Makaela's furious temper. She gets this from me. In our family, it's called the Kemper Temper. Kemp is my maiden name.
This one shows off Hannah's silly personality. It's hard to tell in the picture but both pages are backed by acetate, hence the floating look.
But hopefully she'll forgive me after seeing this layout. That's a Technique Tuesday frame I have been dying to use ever since I went to CHA Anaheim earlier this year and saw a layout with these things.
Hannah will officially kill me someday for this layout. But Joel captured the picture and I just had to do something with it. My creative daugher pulled her Barbie Powerwheels car (didn't you always want one of those?) up behind her potty seat so she could lean back on it. Then she gathered a bunch of books and her water cup and sat down to do her business. The journaling reads: "every man's dream; a reclining toilet; good reading material; a cold beverage; comfort of your own room"
Another great shot of Hannah up at Lola and Papa's house. It discusses her LOVE of kitties. I used these doodling templates called Scribbles. I really liked this and will need to pick up some of my own. Thanks Lizette for sharing.