Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

So we did our annual pumpkin carving. I know it was a little early but I could not wait! Needless to say my pumpkin has already started to go bad.. but this was my plan all along so I have an excuse to carve another pumpkin next week haha

Here is the crew...

My sis in law Lo and her brother Willy
My other sis in law Ali and her "friend" Josh :) Yes i did set them up as I am known to be a good match maker hahaMckay and Mrs. Lo
and yes Lo is pregnant! I'm so excited for this...finally a niece I can spoil that lives close!!!!! I cant wait for little Cora to come in Feb.
The handsome chase helping me with my pumpkin
. He was building a house for a school project out of cardboard this night so he just helped me with mine.The final Result!!
Order of the lovely pumpkins go as... Ali, Josh, Mckay, Me and Lo's is in the front. Chase made fun of me cause i did a owl but i though it turned out kind of cute if I do say so myself haha

Sunday, October 10, 2010


This is provo Canyon in the fall... we are so lucky: :)Fall is finally here...

It has been raining all week, I have put a new scentsy smell ( honey pear Cider its delicious!) and tonight we are carving pumpkins with our traditional crew while we watch our traditional movie Hocus Pocus (pictures to come next post). I just love this time of year, I always have. Nothing new has been going on so I have no Idea what to post about :). Im still working and Chase is still in school, this is his last big semester though and next semester he just has one class and he is done! I dont know how i feel about that yet. I am super excited in some ways but in others im kind of scared. Where will we move to? Where will he get a job? What is like going to be like outside of provo? I have been here for six years now and finally getting used to it. But i do miss home, but who knows if we will even end up in California? So many exciting yet nerve wracking things to come!

Some of my favorite things during fall...Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!!!!
Tai Pan has the best holiday decorations! Love love love their halloween decorations!

Food network challenge has the coolest pumpkin carvings contests..
I love having fall smells...Last but not least I love trick or treaters!! I love seeing little kids dress up and just having the time of their lifes! I cant wait to see what costumes come out this year!!!!

Here is one of me when I was little with my best friend still to this day Chelcie :)

( I know I dont look to happy but that is only because of the hole in my tights and some of my buttons fell off hahah )

And anything pumpkin!!! I love baking with pumpkins.. i got this recipe from last year and it is soo yummy!!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together:
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened

Then add:
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Sift together dry ingredients then add to above wet mixture.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt

Add 1 cup milk chocolate chips. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Allow to cool then frost.

In saucepan, heat 3 Tb butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar over medium to med-high heat until bubbling and thick. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until smooth.