Friday, October 26, 2007

*Witchy Women*

My Roommates and I decided that we should create a night for just us girls, so we created a witch night. We decorated our whole house, made soup and dessert, and even had a pot of magical potion! It was so much fun! Its always fun having a night of girls, games, and dressing up! My friend Rebekah had the cutest outfit of all! She is 4 months pregnant and over her belly she made a sign saying "Goblin on the Way"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Game Day and Pumpkin Carving

It was freezing at the BYU game on Saturday but Chase and I are real troopers! It was raining most of the game but then towards the end of the third quarter is started snowing! I now remember the one thing i do not like about the winter... the cold... but Chase let me wear one of his gloves and we brought ponchos so it kept us dry.. all i have to say is that we are true fans for sitting through that weather!After the game we got all warm again and had some friends over to carve pumpkins. We cooked all the seeds and ate them, they were amazing! i have to say Chase's and Perris' pumpkin's were pretty scary while me and Lisa went for the more "cute" look.

Before
After

Chase did E.T and I did the Ghost!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our Celebrity look alikes!

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*Creppy Crawlers*

I love October because it gives me an excuse to get scared! If you know me i get scared pretty easily, so this time of month im always in the mood for scary movies, haunted houses, and scary stories. Chase and I went to a haunted house last week.. it was his fist time ever going in one.. but sad to say it was not that great of a haunted house so we are going to a different one next week so he can see how cool they really are! Another thing i love about October is that it gives me an excuse to watch the movie Hocus Pocus... haha i know its cheesy but i just love it!



So i have a story about something that happened in our house a couple weeks ago.. me and my roommate were in our garage and we saw this big black thing and then i realized it was a tarantula in our garage! it freaked us out! my roommate then got in her car and ran it over to kill it, it was kind of funny. So we got our house sprayed but just yesterday we found another one by our window! I love our house but its not fun being the closest house to the mountain because then all the bugs come to our house! Here is a picture i took with my phone... So now i always make chase look around to make sure there are no spiders before i go to bed!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

*Favorite Recipes to cook in the Fall*

Pumpkin Jelly Roll
3 eggs, 1 C. Sugar, 2/3 C. canned pumpkin, 1tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ginger, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 3/4 C. flour
Beat eggs. add sugar and rest of ingredients. beat well. bake in a 10 x 15 cookie sheet lined with greased waxed paper. bake at 350 for 15 min. when done turn onto a a towel that is sprinkled with powered sugar. Remove wax paper. Roll up starting at long end and cool for 15 min. then unroll

Filling

1 (8 oz) cream cheese, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 T. soft butter, 1 C. powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese, vanilla, butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on unrolled cake and roll up again. refrigerate before serving.

Sugar Cookies
3/4 C. Shortening, 1 C. Sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 1/2 C. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt.
mix and cover, chill for a hour. roll dough and cute. Put on ungreased cookie sheet bake for 6-8 min.

Decorate and frost how you like! I love decorating them into Halloween shapes!



Homemade Oreo Cookies

OUTSIDES
2 pkg. Devil’s food cake mix,4 eggs,¾ C. oil

MIDDLE
8 oz. cream cheese,2 ¾ c. powdered sugar
Mix outsides ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make dough balls and slightly flatten and place on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. When cool, spread middle between two cookies








*Top Five things I love about October*

I love the change of colors when fall comes! In California you don't get to see that and it is one of my favorite things about Utah.I love just driving and looking at all the trees. One of my favorite drives is up to Sundance and around the Alpine loop. It is beautiful!





Lighting Fires and Candles is something i love to do when it starts getting colder. I love lighting our fireplace and snuggling with a blanket while reading a good book. I also always have a candle burning. My favorite right now is Pumpkin Spice by Salt City Candle.















Pumpkin carving is so fun! I always buy new pumpkin carving kits every year and have a pumpkin carving night with friends! i always save the seeds and put salt on them and cook them in the oven its the best! It makes me miss my mom, we would always carve pumpkins together.. of course hers would always turn out better then mine:)






I love Halloween decorations. I always have to stop myself from buying to many. When i went to New Mexico Chases' mom took me to this store called Hobby Lobby and the decorations were so cute! i wish i would of bought some because i have been looking everywhere for them! The only store that has come close to Hobby Lobby is Kirkland in the Mall in Orem. I love making my house festive it helps with the home sickness i get around the holidays.






My last but not least favorite things about October is all the cute little kids dressing up and Trick or Treating. I used to stay at home with my mom and help pass out candy just so i could see all the cute little costumes the kids were wearing. I love seeing how excited they get about the candy and how creative some of their costumes are!

Here is my Nephew Joshua last Halloween. He was an Elephant.. He was soo cute.. I love him! If he would of came to my door I would of gave him extra candy!









This is my best friend Chelcie and Me. I love this picture of us.. I was so sad because i was missing three dots on my costume and would not smile for any pictures! This is in front of a house we were trick or treating at and the guy who gave us the candy thought it was so funny that i would no smile because i was sad about my dots.. my mom must of laughing been laughing so hard on the inside!

Monday, October 1, 2007

~Yellowstone~

We went to Yellowstone this last weekend. We have been wanting to go for a while now and we finally had a chance to! We drove up Friday night after Chase won his football game and stayed in Idaho with some friends. We then took the whole day Saturday and toured Yellowstone. Even though it was snowing it was such a beautiful place! We went with Chase's longtime friend and roommate Blake and his girlfriend Meredith. I could not believe all the amazing things that Heavenly Father has created. I could not believe that the animals would get so close to our car! The bison were so funny they would just walk right in front of your car with out even a glance!
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*Game Day*

I was not able to go to the BYU football game so Chase used my dads season tickets and went with his friend Chris, his cousin Rory and his wife. They had a great time! Chase was excited to be able to sit the whole game instead of standing the whole time with the student section:). They also enjoyed the tent at the game with the free food! They got BYU a win though which my dad will be happy about!

*Chase's Birthday!*

Chase turned 23 last Sunday! i tried to make his birthday as special as possible, so in the morning i went to his apartment and cooked him his favorite breakfast.. rice cakes! We then went to my cousin Kristen's ward. She just had two cute little twin girls, Ava and Sophie, and they were getting blessed. We then went back to my house and i cooked him dinner and he was so full he went and took a nap which was perfect because i threw him a surprise birthday party! all his good friends came over and we ate ice cream and cake. All in all i think it was a great day!