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Friday, May 13, 2011
I will go as far to say that I have the BEST friends and family. Every day I'm reminded how blessed and lucky I am to be surrounded by such incredible people.
With that said........this weekend at home was magical. Magical literally being the understatement of the century. My whole family combined with Mitch's whole family in one house for a three day weekend? Wild. We were literally soaking in our family from morning until night for a whole weekend..... people sleeping on every square inch of the floor in the house......pretty much on top of each other...... just kidding. But seriously, it was something like that.
Our lives were changed when we took our huge house full to Grimaldi's Pizza and experienced heaven....or the closest thing to it on this earth. We went hiking and danced in the SUN (YES, I said SUN... it's been a foreign concept to those of us up north whom the sun has found obsolete) and rode the tandem bike till our legs were about to fall off. We took a break from Pat's traditional Acai berry breakfast smoothies and temporarily made the switch to Mitch's moms orange julius..... and oh boy it was a hit (of course... they're to die for). We all sat around the kitchen in our pajamas till 11 AM and ate from nice china (classy reindeer cups for the orange julius) and had good quality conversation. When you combine the two families, you get grade A humor. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
Anyways. Bridal Shower #2 was the cherry, sprinkles, peanuts, and hot fudge on top of a perfect weekend. It was SO beautiful, I am soooo very grateful for all who's hard work and love went into that thing....it was amazing. And the FOOD!!! Don't even get me started. I'm not even embarrassed to admit that not even one ounce of guilt came over me as I went to town on the four tables of scrumpt deliciousness. I'm going to be forever searching for a recipe to even SLIGHTLY imitate the orange dreamsicle cupcake and raspberry swirl bread. To die for. I need to get acquainted with whoever made all of that food....because they are holding back secrets that could possibly bring peace to this chaotic world.
Here are some pics from the beautiful day. The boys were out golfing. We told them to take pictures but.....they weren't interested. The only thing they were interested in was making it to the shower after it ended to eat left overs. I don't blame them....
And yes....... that is an apple cinnamon sugar cider slice of scrumpt heaven that you are currently drooling over in the last picture. Or maybe that's just me....
I am so so so so grateful for everybody who has been involved in this wedding process. It has been a blind journey for sure, but I have loved every second of the celebrations and the stressful days too. I know that in 15 days, and when all of this is over, I'll be wishing I would have written every day of my engagement down....so much has gone on and so much has changed, when someone finally catches up with time and finds out where it goes, let me know.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Pumpkin-Cranberry Pancakes adapted fromHERE
- 1 and 1/2 cup flour
- 3 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 and 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4-1/2 cup dried cranberries (as much or as little as you like)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
- cinnamon syrup (optional)
In a small pan toast the pecans over medium heat until they release a nutty aroma. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Add in the pumpkin puree and the sugars, stirring until combined.
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the upside of the pancake batter with dried cranberries, cook until the underside is golden brown. Carefully flip the pancake and cook til golden.
Serve with butter, warm cinnamon syrup and toasted nuts.
Makes about 15 pancakes.
Cinnamon Syrup from Monica H
- 1/2 cup pancake or maple syrup
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. butter
In a small bowl or measuring cup, heat syrup in the microwave. Add cinnamon, stir til fully combined. Add butter and allow to melt. Stir. Serve. Syrup will thicken as it cools.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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Sunday, August 8, 2010
There's nothing I love more than celebrating birthdays with my girls. I'm super late with this post, but better late than never right? My Lauren turned TWENTY on July 11th... I don't know why but the number 20 strikes me hard... I feel like its significant enough that when my best friends turn two decades old, I need to post something about it... because naturally everybody is so worked up about turning 21 that turning 20 is just another inevitable day of growth and learning...... but a lot of wonderful things happen in your 20's...... so it should be one huge recognized celebration. 20 means you've survived 7300 days in this insane world and you have 7300 more days until you are 40 and your life is entirely changed and you begin another huge celebration of life. So cheers to 20 years of life, and one of the greatest friends a girl could ask for. I'm so grateful for this girl, it'd be impossible for her to ever fully comprehend how much she means to me and how much I love, adore, and look up to her. I've had the opportunity through the years to watch her grow and transform into such an incredible person, and there isn't a day that goes by that I'm with this girl and don't learn something new. Heavenly father truly blessed me with such an amazing friend to grow up with. I love you lo.