Friday, September 17, 2010

Challenge #25

Find a photo that speaks to you!

This is the photo I chose. It is from

I have always known that I wanted to help children. Seeing photos of kids around the ages of my own children just increases this want even more. I would love to work with underprivilaged kids someday. It would be amazing to have "Oprah Money" and be able to go overseas and help people, or to even help the homeless and poor here in America. Not only would I like to work with these children, but in the future I would love to adopt. My heart goes out to them! :(

Our New Addition

Say 'Hi' to Duke, our new Bernese Mountain dog!
Not like I didnt have enough to do every day taking care of a 4yr old, 2yr old, and 3mo old, I lost my mind and told Eric I wanted a puppy! :) He found one and was going to surprise me as a real early birthday gift. We picked him up Weds. Already he is loved by all of us and is a natural part of our family. Landon calls him his new brother. Potty training is going awesome just in the 2 days weve had him. We are taking him out every hour and today he only started to pee on the floor 1 time and I stopped him and took him out. Other than that he has been going outside! :) We LOVE him! :)

Challenge #24

This challenge was to create a tutorial.

Making Tiramisu

(I am still trying to perfect it!)

What you will need.....

2 packages of lady fingers

24oz of marscapone cheese (normally sold in 8oz containers)

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

3 tbsp of kaluha or rum

1 doubleshot of espresso

cocoa powder

1 egg

1/2 container of cream cheese

1. Start a saucepan 1/2 full of water boiling

2.Once water hits a boil set another pan or a boiler pan on top of it and set the water to simmer.

3. Add 1/2 cup of cream, egg, and sugar to the pan on top and stir it until the sugar is melted and it is all mixed.

4. Put the rest of the cream (1 1/2 cups) into a bowl and whip it until is peaks.

5. Mix the marscapone and cream cheese in a seperate bowl.

6. Add the egg and sugar mixture to the marscapone and cream cheese mixture, and mix it until it is smooth.

7. Then slowly add the whipped mixture to the cheese mixture slowly and whip it together. (Dont over mix because you want to keep as much fluff as possible)

8. Mix the espresso and kaluha together.

9. Pour a small layer in an 8x8 pan.

10. Set a layer of lady fingers in the mixture. The mixture should be soaked up.

11. Then put the whipped mixture on top.

12. Last I take some cocoa powder mixed with a mocha powder and sprinkle it on top.

13. Chill about 4 hours and serve!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Many blessings and changes

Recently we have made some purchases and some changes. I feel so blessed to have the life I do. Of course it is rough at times but you have to take the good with the bad and make it the best possible. We bought a new vehicle, FINALLY! We were driving around just browsing, which we have been doing for almost 2 years now, and we saw a Lincoln Aviator. It was the first vehicle Eric and I actually BOTH loved! We went to the car lot the next day and there were 2 of them and they both had sold, so we were a day late. :( We kept our eyes open for the next few days and finally we found another one at a nearby lot. Dh went right away and test drove it and bought it. A week later we got to pick it up! we love all the extra space with the kids and they love not being cramped.
Also we went yesterday and got the kids a new set of bunk beds, with the staircase and built in dresser, new mattresses, and new bedding. They love it! Poor Presley hated her daybed and would end up sleeping on the floor every night, so we decided they need to move up from crib mattresses and toddler beds and into a "big kid" bed. Landon got Thomas the train bedding on the top bunk and Presley picked out Tinker Bell (she calls it her princesses) bedding for the bottom. They did awesome last night, for their first night, and slept so great!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Challenge #23

Ask a Question!
Well my question is......Why are some people so unhappy?
Some people (and we all know someone) are just so truly unhappy, and are just complete 'Debbie Downers'. No matter what happens in their life they pick it apart and make it negative! I have certain friends who just COMPLAIN, all the time, but yet they do nothing to change it and I dont know if it would matter if they did. Life is too short people, so be happy! If something makes you unhappy do something about it.
One of my favorite songs is "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin, right now I listen to the 'Glee' Version. I recommend everyone who gets in a bad mood (because we all have our moments) listen to this song!