Friday, February 26, 2010


I threw a baby shower for my friend, Brittany, last Saturday and I had a lot of fun making goodies! I made Cake Pops and they turned out great! I got the recipe from Bakerella and it was so easy and fun to do!!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.
Oh and Almond bark is the best chocolate to use! I bought the colored melting chocolate @ a craft store and it was really hard to work with. I would recommend just buying white almond chocolate and coloring it if you want color!

(For 'Cake Pops' put the stick in and freeze for a few hours before dipping in chocolate! Be careful when dipping because the cake falls off the stick easily!)

I also made these creme filled butter chocolate cupcakes! They were so tasty! I wasn't sure what to add on top until I read Erin's post and decided a chocolate star would make it PERFECT!! Thanks Erin ;)

I'm going to plan a girls night next Friday or Saturday night because Christian will be out of town and I think I will make the cake pops. If you want to try them then you oughta come hang out ;)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Have you ever procrastinated something because you were just overwhelmed by it? Scrapbooking maybe...or cleaning a cluttery closet? Well I am here to tell you that this is the very reason I have not blogged since December 23rd!!! I used to be an avid blogger...every week if not more! Since December my blog has gone neglected and the longer I waited to blog the more I dreaded it! Well below you will find a couple months worth of blog posts and I must say that I am more than RELIEVED to have it done! I will feel like I'm flying once I get this all printed to a book!

Make sure you read the THREE blog posts below and leave a comment cause I'd love to hear from everyone!

Love ya,

Too be little...

I am always saying that I wish I could do the things my children do and not seem like a crazy lady! I wish I could go to a restaurant and squish my fingers in my food or throw myself to the floor when Hobby Lobby doesn't have what I need. And I especially wish that I could talk to my imaginary friends when I feel lonely...Snow White would make for some good company!

With that said....

Cute right?

Hmmmm...cute? Ya...not so much!

Ava & Spencer

These two sure do love eachother! They are so sweet together. Ava loves to play with Spencer and he is such a brave little guy to withstand all of Ava's torturings!

Dressing up is one of Ava's favorite things and she involves Spencer in it too!

She even dresses him up in the bathtub...pictured here as a KING!

I can't believe Ava is nearly three years old! She is such a good girl and so loving towards all of us. She lets us know constantly that she loves us and when daddy comes home she likes us to give hugs and says, "happy family". She amazes me everyday with the things she learns and can do! We love her death!
Spencer is 6 months old now. I can't believe how time flies!! He's a skinny little guy (5%) which is a big change from Ava @ this age (75%). He's sitting up and rolling over and babbling like crazy! When he's hungry he says "mama" and it melts my heart! He signs 'milk' when he is hungry and he also does it while he is nursing or taking a is really funny! He also recognizes the signs eat/food and all done. We love this little guy!

December 2009

The Christmas season was so exciting for all of us this year! It was so fun to watch Ava this Christmas because she was so amazed with everything around her. Driving anywhere in December with Ava was always fun...she couldn't believe the "beautiful wights" on all the houses and then we visited Temple Square and she LOVED it! Her favorite part of Christmas was Santa Clause. That girl couldn't get enough of the plump man! There was no fear in her as she sat and chatted with him and told him everything she wanted. We had a great December!

Decorating Cookies for Santa with friends Parker and Cohen!Christmas Eve Pajamas!We could hardly get a smile from her she was so distracted but she did give us the "here it is hurry up and take a picture" smile!I'm pretty sure she is in love with those barbies!