Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Cookies...

Ewww my blog is so ugly, I need to change it. I spent a lot of time trying to change the template and it wouldn't work so I need to figure something else out.

We decorated Halloween cookies, the kids LOVE doing this. They get all creative and I just use the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix that comes in a bag and I add flour and cut the butter less than half. Then I make yummy frosting.
Here is Muriaa with her cookiePhotobucket
And NoahPhotobucket
And Muriaa and Noah
And LukePhotobucket
And Hailey during...
And Hailey after Photobucket
And finally the finished cookies....good times...PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
We have a tradition of making scones and chili before going trick or treating next Friday, so hopefully I will take some pics, but I won't promise. I make sure the kids are involved in everything I make and hopefully will teach them something, who knows.

Friday, October 17, 2008


We decorated Halloween cupcakes today. Muriaa, her friend and Aleeya decorated cupcakes for the neighbors. They had a a lot of fun.
We were going to do cookies also but it was too much. Maybe tomorrow. Thatis one thing that the kids will always remember is cookie decorating. We do it for every holiday. It's fun to see the creativity from the kids. Luke is having a tantrum, hopefully I will be back soon.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Peace and happiness...follows being obedient

I really think that the more obedient I am the more I will have peace and happiness in my life. That's my thought for the day.

We had a good weekend with all 6 kids. We went to Daran's parents house to watch conference and eat. It was yummy, we ate stack ups and homemade peach cobbler in the dutch oven that Grandpa Lowry made. Good Times!! MY kids wouldn't stay out of the sweet cherry tomatoes. Grandpa Lowry has a beautiful garden, he has a green thumb, that is for sure! Here are some pics from Sunday~
Luke waiting for food
Luke and his cousin Landon
Luke loves trains, here is a pic of him with Noah's old train. He could talk about and read about trains all day long.

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Friday....

I'm so excited that today is Friday!! My husband will be home for two days straight, I love when he is home. I think I take after my mom, I won't admit it to Daran that I want him home and I don't like him gone, but I really do. SHHHHH...

I got the Hometown Values coupon book today and there is a coupon for Golds gym!!! YEAH!! I need to lose 20 pounds, ugggg. I really enjoy going to the gym, it's like Diet Coke and the gym are my sain meds. I don't need anything but the gym and a Diet Coke. Luke is slowing his nursing down and I'm gaining the weight. blech... Working out is feels awesome, after I'm done and I'm laying on the ground on a mat doing some crunches I just feel like I'm on a cloud. There is NOT a feeling like it in the world!! Well maybe except for the BIG O!!! :O NEXT>>>>>> PLUGGING EARS>>>>LALALALALA

Anyway, Daran and I went to West Valley to pick up his daughter and we stopped at this trashy place called NPS, it's like a big warehouse, Bukoos, take disinfectant store. We bought a kickball for the kids, some paper, some Halloween cool stuff, and some organic beef jerky for the kids. YUCK!! They LOVE beef jerky, where does their love of beef jerky come from?

SO the 700 billion gazillion dollar bill passed. It's a mixed feeling I have about it. It's like hmmm screwed if it does pass, screwed if it doesn't. If you ask me where I live I might say I live in the US, but since China owns us, just call us China. Daran said that whomever gets put in the Presidency won't get a second term because they won't be able to fix anything. I just can't vote, I vote for Romney!! Oh wait, next time. You know, I think he will get put in as President in 4 years and the signs of the times are at hand. Read your scriptures, it's all in there. My Grandpa Higley said a LDS President will happen one day and it will be a sign, he used to have monthly FHE, dang it, I miss him, he was awesome. Here is a pic of my Grandma Higley~Afton Lithgoe Higley, she is so sweet. I named my 3rd daughter after her. That was a change of subject.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I have so many grammar mistakes on my blog, I'm so sorry about that. Today was a good day, my cousin Lad VanBrocklin got married so we went to the reception in Eaglewood, it was beautiful. I ran into my Great Aunt Commorah, she is my Grandma VanBrocklins sister. SHe is so sweet, she reminds me of my Grandma. I wanted to hug and kiss her to pieces. I miss my mom, I miss my grandma , I miss my Grandma VanBrocklin. OK this is short and sweet, I wanted to say that I'm sorry for my grammar mistakes and I need to do better.