Thursday, October 25, 2012

Creepy Treats

One of the best parts of Halloween is all the food.  This year my daughter is loving all of these creepy treats.  Here are a few of our favorite. 

Zombie Boogers

Creepy hand

Kitty Liter

Cup of Dirt


Ice Hand

Pretzel Fingers


Dexter Blood Slide Suckers

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Beer Cheese Soup

Christy has been telling me for so long that we need to go have beer cheese soup at The Porcupine.
I was hesitant for so long because, ugh, the name makes it sound awful!!
We decided one day once the girls got out of school to go up the canyon and have some!
We stopped and got McDonalds for the kids and picked up the soups.

It was seriously one of the best soups I have ever had.
I think I've gone 4 times to get some since this trip.
It's so dang yummy.

Little stinkers!
This was the best picture of Jagger we could get

             The girls loved all of the leaves around. They kept taking pictures of each other throwing them up.

His little diaper bum is so cute.
Skinny jeans aren't the best pants to hold that diaper in!

Fall is seriously the best time of year. I just wish it would last longer!!

Happy Fall time :)
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Cookies

Every October my family makes these amazing pumpkin cookies.  They are by far the best pumpkin cookies I have had and the brown sugar frosting adds the perfect touch.  This recipe is too good not to share.  I wish I knew where the original recipe came from.  If anybody knows let me know.

Pumpkin Cookies

Cream together-
1/2 Cup of Shortening 
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Pumpkin
1 Egg

then add

2 Cups of Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Cup of raisins
1 Cup of walnuts

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
After the cookies cool it's time for frosting!

Brown Sugar Frosting
(I love this frosting so much I usually double it)

3 Tablespoons of butter
4 teaspoons milk
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Melt butter,milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a saucepan and let cool.
Sift in 1 Cup of powdered sugar. 

Eat and Enjoy!

- Christy

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mickey's Halloween Party

Christy and I have always wanted to take the girls to Disneyland together so we finally decided to make it happen!! We had set the date and booked the flights without telling the girls- it was one of the hardest secrets we've ever had to keep! I think we only slipped up a couple times, but the girls never caught on. Early Sunday morning I woke Kennedy up and told her she needed to get ready. We had been telling the girls a couple days before that we would let them have a sleepover and go somewhere fun, so I told her today would be the day! It was so early she was so confused for a little bit, I just kept telling her to get up and get ready so we could go do something fun. She kept asking why it was still dark outside and I would just tell her I had no idea? Ha!

Christy and Hailey came over at 6 and we asked the girls what we should do for fun? And if they could go anywhere, where would they choose? Hailey said, ''Park City!!'' Christy told them to think of an even better place and Kennedy shouted- "DISNEYLAND!!!" We looked at each other and smiled and then told them, "YEP, WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND RIGHT NOW!! :)" 
At first Hailey was a little confused and very concerned that she didn't have clothes ;) Once they found out their suitcases were in the car they got so excited!

                                  The four of us all ready to begin our adventure to Disneyland!!
Morning puffy eyes and all ;)
We're not morning people at all so it was a struggle to get up and be ready so early!

We got the girls a bag with cute stuff inside to keep them entertained on the airplane. They were more excited about the bags with surprises than when we told them about going to Disneyland! haha :)

We even let the girls sit together on the flight ;)

                                                           Waiting to get into our room!

Disneyland!! The first picture we took in front of the cute Mickey pumpkin :)

The girls were so excited to be able to go on a ride by themselves. Right as the ride was about to start the girl asked them how old they were. They were only 6 and apparently you have to be 7 to ride alone. They were bummed, but next time they should be able to!

                                 Downtown disney! They loved Sephora- and their bright pink lipstick ;)

Our favorite part of the whole trip was Mickey's Halloween Party. We weren't going to originally do it since it's so much more money. We are SO glad we ended up doing it. We got to dress up and trick-or-treat around the cute little stores on Main Street and all over the park. Christy and I didn't have costumes so we ran to Target and got some to put together so we could dress up with the girls. It was so much fun!!

 Kennedy and I were 80's girls, Hailey was a witch, and Christy was Cleopatra




We had SO much fun and hope to do it again. I really want to try and go at least every other year around Halloween. The park was decorated so cute!!

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