love boys

We had our Vday date Saturday so Valentines day was a family love day. I brought Cooper home a dozen red balloons which he loved attached to a small bag of tiny toys.

Cooper loved showing dad his balloons.

Hanging out for lunch with Cooper wearing his Vday shirt from Grandma Kris. My two cute boys.

Cooper loves all things that 'go' especially motorcycles, which one of his surprises was a new RED motorcycle, number 4 in his collection.

Smiles for mom equal love all day long.


I had to post about this awesome 'thank you' bouquet that was given to me (made by my friend MaryAnn from church) for service as the Primary Secretary/Counselor for the past 3+ years. MaryAnn has some awesome craft skills if you ask me.

Paper flowers, straws, pipe cleaner, tape, and individual pieces of candy or suckers is all you need.

All the pieces laid out. The sucker just fits into the straw after the flower is attached.

And the candy is taped to the flowers with pipe cleaner used to insert it into the straw. Cool right? Can be used for any time of year, thanks MaryAnn!


sugar fave

I love me some sugar cookies and whipped out a batch for vday... all you cookie lovers bake below:


In a large bowl combine
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
3 eggs
Mix and cream together

In a small bowl add
2 TBSP warm water
1 TBSP vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Stir until soda is dissolved, then add to sugar mixture.

Then add
5 1/2 cups Flour (may need to add more until the dough is not sticky and firm enough to roll out)
1 heaping tsp. Baking Powder

Mix, Roll out, Cut Shapes, and Bake at 350ยบ for 8-10 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen

Start with 1/2 stick butter. Add a tsp or 2 of vanilla. dump in one regular package of powdered sugar. Add a dash of milk and start stirring. Add milk little by little until the right consistency. Color as needed.


one new

Two pictures, two boys, one old, one new.
One was born in September, the other will come this June.



Image via ohdeedoh
Don't you want someone to make this for you for breakfast? mmm pancakes.