Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The little PJs Ashlynn has on I bought 4 pair for the winter at Costco. I love them, as does she. The other day it was raining and I look out the front window to see Ashlynn sitting in her chair watching Britton do tricks with his skate board. It was pretty darn cute. I especially love the brown shoes she has on the wrong feet with her PJS.

I don't know what it is about the Fall months, but when they arrive I gain a LOVE for certain flavors. Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger are some of them-all of which go perfectly in these delicious gingersnap cookies:)
( 3/4 c butter flavor crisc-1 c sugar- plus some for rolling-1 large egg 1/4 c molasses-2 c flour I always need a little more-2 t bkg soda-1 t cinnamon-1 t ginger-1/2 t cloves-1/2 t salt) mix roll in sugar bake at 350 8-10 min or until just set around edges and you start to see the edges crackling on top. Do not overbake these have a great crispy outside texture melt in your mouth inside texture. If you overbake they are just crispy but still good in milk:)

So, although I am NOT a fan of getting up in the morning or running to the church before 7 A.M., I have to say you can't beat the sky at this hour of the day. It is Beautiful!!! Every morning as I pull out of the driveway, it is a different scene & I find myself actually getting excited to see what the view will be. It is amazing how different every morning's view can be. With it getting darker I will truly miss this part of the morning.

Ashlynn & I got this cute little book at the library, then printed the things from it off the internet. It has been fun for her to do her own little stories. It its adorable for Halloween. We have had a blast with it. It is a fun Halloween project if you are looking for one:)

If you do not have this CD you should get it. It is adorable. We LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
It is fun for the little kids & the older ones get a kick out of it as well. JD enjoys it and his scouts always ask for it when they are driving to activities.


Alyssa wanted to go to Homecoming this year with her friends. I decided that since she went to Minnesota with her friend to help her chose a dress for the dance, she should get to go with her. J.D. was not sure he agreed-since he thought she should be 16 and have a date. After talking to a few other parents (apparently kids go stag with friends to homecoming around here) he was on board. He even bought her corsage. She had a great time, but said dinner was the funnest part due to the fact that the dancing was not appropriate most the time. which makes it different from a church dance where the dancing is always appropriate (I THINK:).

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Lori, I"m always amazed at how great of a mom you are! And Alyssa looks so much like Heather. She is beautiful!