September 23, 2011


Cadbury just got his first pair of pj's.
He likes them alright. I love them!
Thank You, Target!

My First Autumn

Every day I take Cadbury on {multiple} walks. It is gloriously splendid outside. Then I realized yesterday, this will be my very first {real} Autumn! I am enjoying every minute of it. It has reinstated my love of baking. During the hot, miserable summer, it was hard to want to turn on that oven. Now though, I am perfectly happy to be mixing up something delicious.  Last week I made multiple batches of Banana Bread
to give to neighbors and the women I Visit Teach.
For a Young Woman's birthday at church, I made
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies.
Let me recommend these to everyone. I don't really like peanut butter cookies, but I couldn't keep my mouth away from these guys.  {Especially hot out of the oven...the Milk Dud was warm & melty and scrumptious!}
Last night I was dreaming of Peach Cobbler.  So I found this recipe and it was quite tasty.
Besides baking, I also seem to have caught a craft bug.  Yesterday I stalked the aisles at Michael's & Hobby Lobby for projects.  Last night I made this cute little number for our {no longer} naked front door.
I got this next darling idea from my niece & these are on my To Do List.
The final crafting project that I think I'll get a start on today is this Book Page Wreath.
Pinterest is getting me into all of these fabulous ideas. Have you discovered it yet? Seriously some really great stuff. Not only crafty ideas, but recipes, fashion, & some amusing this one was on there yesterday with the caption:
"Oh, you're home early!"
Ha ha! I was also able to find the PERFECT gift for our 5-Year Anniversary coming up...
{found here}
$$$$$$$ I don't think Jordan is liking that gift idea. $$$$$$$
So during all this crafting & baking for the past couple days, what has my poor dog been doing?
Sitting here,
barking at a cup in the parking lot.  The same cup.  For 2 days.
Finally this morning, I took him out to play with the object of his affection.
Fun had by all...maybe not by the cup though.
Anyone have any more great recipes or craft ideas??? Send them my way!

September 8, 2011


When I was a young wort hog, my mom used to call me 'Trixie'.  Whenever I would perform any special tricks {such as cartwheels, flips onto her water bed, or aerials on the trampoline} she would clap & say "That's my Trixie Girl!"
Well, I have got a dog that I could name Trixie!  Just remember you saw it here first! ;)
Performing 'How Much Is That Doggie In the Window' I give you Cadbury Rogers everyone!
He was a little camera shy in the beginning, but pulls through to a solid finish!
Have a great day!

September 7, 2011

Arizona Bound

I was finally able to visit Arizona. It had been way too
 l      o      n      g  !
I had yet to meet my newest nephew and it was my sweet Mother Dearests birthday
Flights have been so bad over the summer that when I saw how wonderfully open they were early on a Wednesday morning, I called up Jordan & told him to book my flight! One hour later I was headed to Arizona!
Drake is adorable and quite chunky! What a sweet boy he is!  For my mom's birthday we celebrated by meeting Ben at Firehouse Subs for lunch...his treat! {It's free on your birthday, by the way.}
 After lunch, we did some shopping.
My mom loves Jordan's Grandma Twila's Rocky Road Chocolate Buttermilk Cake and that was what she requested for her birthday cake. 
I was so happy to see all these kiddos!
While I was in Mesa, my sister-in-law had her baby girl, Livy. So I got to visit her too!
This sweet little girl weighed in at a whopping 10 pounds 8 ounces at the time of her birth!
I was also able to sneak in a quick visit to good old SSE & see all these beautiful faces that I miss working with everyday.
I had just missed Marianne,
but she drove all the way to see me when she got off work {super sweet of her} & I was thrilled to hear she was {finally} pregnant!  So very happy for her!
I had fun seeing everyone and spending some precious moments with my family, whom I miss! 
I was definitely needed back home though...
before all the toilet paper got torn to pieces.
Since I have been home, I have been helping Cadbury kick his toilet paper eating habit &...
I got my hair cut!
I also was made an official Okie...I got my Oklahoma Driver's License.  I'm not gonna lie, I had a hard time parting with the old Arizona one.  Oh well, time to move on!