November 10, 2011

Evening In Excellence

I serve as the Young Women's Second Counselor.  Last night we had our Evening In Excellence.  It has been a very busy past three weeks in preparation.  I made the invitations...
the name cards...
and the programs.
I was also in charge of dessert.  These tasty edibles turned out so cute.
White Chocolate {Colored} Dipped Oreos
White Chocolate Drizzled Pretzles
& my favorite - Cake Batter Rice Krispies!
(found here)
It was a fun evening, but I am also relieved it is over!
Spending 2 days in the kitchen with my attention OCUPADO left Mr. Cadbury to his own devices.


November 7, 2011


Have you ever been in an EARTHQUAKE!?!
Me neither...
until Saturday night.
My  has started racing by just thinking about it.
 Not that anything serious happened or anyone was hurt, but you don't know that will be the outcome at that moment, do you.
It was 11 p.m. and Jordan was getting ready to take theSout for a potty break. He disappeared around the corner and I thought 'Gosh, he must be running/playing with Cadbury for the front door.'
Next thought, 'No, that's too loud. The people above us must be making all that ruckus.'
Then I saw Jordan's face

 and I KNEW what was happening.
Knowing the earth is shaking is very unsettling.
It lasted about a minute and we later found out it was a magnitude 5.6 quake.
{Not BIG, but not little.}
Like I said, no harm done.  
I am missing  Arizona and its safety from Mother Nature.
Speaking of Dear Mother Nature, we are supposed to see tornadoes in these parts this evening while we sleep. 
Ahh, how Pleasant.
{P.S. As I wrote this post, I felt an unpleasantly large aftershock...this place is gonna be the death of me!}

Sweet dreams!

November 1, 2011

Cadbury Goes and Goes and Goes

There is a song I cannot get out of my head.
It goes like this...
♪♫♪ Cadbury goes and goes and goes! ♫♪♫
A very silly little boy named Bobby
sang it over & over & over this weekend.
We had the privilege of hanging out with the Shillibeans in Dallas this last weekend!
I NEEDED to see faces that I know & love so dearly!
It cheered me right up! {More on THAT drama in an upcoming post.}
The plan was to celebrate some Halloween with those of us that have moved far from home.  Maybe even carry on the tradition of doughnut making without my mama.  It was so so fun to watch the kids play with Cadbury.
The poor little pup is sorely lacking in playmates & I am afraid gets quite bored with Jordan & I. 
Bobby came up with the 'Cadbury Goes' song while they would chase each other around the house and yard.
 It was great
We went to a small ward Halloween party
with the characters from Phineas and Ferb!
That sister-in-law of mine, Holly, is oh so very clever & creative.
We unfortunately never got around to making the legendary Spudnuts & I am insanely jealous of all the family members who did enjoy them this year without us.
Speaking of those crazy families in Arizona...
we sure missed seeing Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Tinkerbell, Captain James Hook, Smee, Peter Pan, & the Crocodile Clock Tower!
& the other crazies...
Dorothy & Toto, the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man!
I am related to people who really get into the Halloween spirit! Maybe one of these years I will join them.
So I didn't get doughnuts, but we did get fed like Kings! My brother, Tim, is quite the chef & we sure didn't go hungry!  We were sad to go home,
 but I think Cadbury was a little worn out
& happy to hop back in the truck to head for home.
We'll be back though! How could we not be constantly drawn back by these cute faces?!?