Thursday, April 30, 2009

The one with a link to the truffles


I've had several friends ask me for some recipes lately. I'm not trying to hold out on anyone, it's just things have been so crazy busy lately. For now HERE's a link to Ora's cooking blog for the fabulous MINT TRUFFLE recipe.

I'll post the other recipes (easter pops, eclairs, etc) as soon as I can. Promise.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The one celebrating 2 years

Easter is such a special holiday that hits very close to my heart.

Halle suddenly started having 24-7 seizures a little after Christmas 2006. She was 3 years old. Once it started, the doctors were unable to stop them. The seizures and six medications drastically changed her personality and - well everything. It was the most heart wrenching experience of my life.

The epilepsy disappeared on Easter Sunday. She has not had a single seizure since. Today she is 100% herself and medication free. Someday I'll take the time to write out the whole story. . .but for now here's a video of our Easter Miracle.

The first clip is Halle two months before the epilepy began:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The one with Easter Goodies

Woah, there on the cuteness!

I've only got a second but I just had to post some pics of these goodies I've been making this morning.


Friday, April 10, 2009

The # One Young Women's Group

I am so proud of my Young Women! If you haven't seen it already
go check it out!
What an amazing group of Young Women we have in this area!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The one of many conversations

Drew and Cache play constantly now. Julia's hubby, Cody, helped us out by removing a few slats in the fence. No more walking around the block. Woah, is Drew happy about that!

Listening to those two chat together is HILARIOUS.

Monday night we had a family home evening where I had random little objects that went along with scriptures, to tell the Easter Story. Bread - the first sacrement. Soap - when Pilate washed his hands. etc etc.

Today, Drew retold the story (a very warped version) to Cache, followed by acting it out. It went like this:

Drew: "Cache, first Jesus ate the bread, with the bad guys, ya! Okay, eat the bread! Now we die!!"

Then they'd lay on the floor "dead."

Next item:

Drew: "Ok, we will wash your hands like the bad guys, then you will die too!"

(Running up the stairs to wash their hands)

Drew and Cache (from upstairs):

"Now we will DIE!. . . . .(thud on the floor, . . dead)"

Every item had "bad guys" and ended with them "dead". Hmmm. I swear I didn't teach it quite like that . . . :) This went on half the afternoon.
What really cracked me up. . .

Drew and Cache walked out the door:

"Bye Mom/Drew's Mom!

We are going on our


They left laughing and cracking up about their "honeymoon". Should I be scared? ;) I find great comfort knowing they have NO CLUE what they're talking about. I've got to video them as future black mail. Bwahahah!

Funny little guys.