Friday, October 31, 2008

October girls night

Every month My friends and I get together for a Girls Night.
This month Jessica had us over to her house. We had pizza, breadsticks and lots of treats!
We were going to watch a scary movie seeing that it is Halloween and all.....but we never made it that far. We talked and talked and talked. What could be better then that!?!
Me, McCall, Shayla, Jessica
Brittany, and Kady.
Thanks Jess for the super fun night!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Iced pumpkin cookies

I love cooking and trying new recipes. I found this recipe on line awhile back and have never made them, so.....last night they got made and can I just tell you......they are the most yummy, delicious, scrumpcious pumpkin cookies. I think you might need to make some at your house, so I thought I would share. Enjoy!

Isn't my apron fabulous!!!

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
2 1/2 Cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. baking soda
2 tsp.ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbls.milk
1 Tbls. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by Tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
4. To make Glaze combine powdered sugar, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.
I think that I will try and post new or old recipes that I love on here to share with you. Check back later and see if there is something yummy that you would like to try.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bowling Halloween party

On Saturday night we went out to Grantsville for a Halloween party with Austins family. They rented out a bowling alley for the party. Everyone dressed up in really great costumes!!! We had such a fun time hanging out with everyone and seeing what they all decided to dress up as.

Kami, me and Paige
Doug and Kami
Austin and I
Austin and his dad Jack
Nice bowling skills!

The umpaloompas Paul and Deanna
Kami and Riley

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Witches night out

A tradition that I absolutely LOVE is going to Witches Night Out with My mom and Chelsea. We dress up head to toe with witchy attire and go shop about in the village. We eat yummy scones and soup, and get out on the dance floor and bust out our best witches moves. It is a great celebration for the ones that love to be WITCHY!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Party

Josh and Chelsea had a halloween dinner party at there house tonight. It was a SPOOKY dinner.

"Austin you not an Angel" (Raegan kept telling him)haha
Raegs and Mamma played in the spooky fog
Charger fan and sleepover queen
Froggy and lady bug..I feel she is more of a stink bug,
but she kept insisting that she is a LADY bug!!!
The Darling dinner
We had to choose off the menu what we wanted.......if we got the code words wrong we might have had to eat our burrito on the table without a plate. haha It was so fun trying to figure out what things were. Chelsea is a very good cook and did a wonderful job keeping us entertained with her food names.
All Austin worried about was getting a plate, he didn't care if he got dessert first or didn't get a drink......he WANTED a plate!

Wyatt the frog
The Devil has a good side I see.
Angel of mine
We are cuters!
Joshua was a pirate and Chelsea a jack o'lantern
It was such a fun night!
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!! It is just so fun to celebrate.

My House at Halloween

I LOVE Halloween!!! It is my very favorite time of when it was time to bust out my boxes off the shelves in the garage.....needless to say I was excited!!!! Decing out the house is a must for me so I thought I would share a few pictures of it with you!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Magical moments

With halloween just around the corner, I find myself reflecting on the days of my childhood. When the fall season always seemed so special. What was it that made me feel like getting ready for halloween was magical? I don't have to think to hard to remember that My mom was always doing something special to make us love the season. She would always dec out our house with fun festive decorations, inside and out. We would make sugar cookies and homemade icing, I would get to help put the icing on and add some sparkle with my favorite sprinkles. We would dip carmeled apples, bake bread, and more cookies. I always remember my brothers loving it as well. We loved the smells of a kitchen cooking many yummy treats. Now as I am grown and thinking of being a parent myself, I am so excited to have these memory-making events with my own children. It is important to keep traditions going and having things to look forward to throughout the year. I think that I will get in my kitchen today, fasten my apron and start baking delicious treats to give as gifts and make this another season to treasure!!! Thanks mom for giving me the love of baking!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Body Worlds

Austin and I took trax to Salt Lake City yesterday to see the Body Worlds exibit at the Library Square. We both thought it was the coolest thing. It is amazing how complex our bodies are. I loved seeing this exibit, it shows you every organ of the body, it shows diseased organs as well so that you can see what happens to the organs when they are not taken good care of. They show multiple bodies that all are striped of their skin showing different things about the body but the one I thought was really neat was the body striped to its nervous system, you could see every single nerve in the body. It is definetely something that everyone needs to see, it changes the way you want to treat yourself, and eat, and excercie. We loved it! Go see it and let us know what you thought.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Another Birthday party!!!

Tuesday was the perfect day, celebrating my beloved husband! With homemade dinner for everyone, new clothes, loving family and chocolate cake and ice cream...the best part of any party!!! Austin blew out his bright colored striped candles and wished for something great I hope and got a birthday bite (tradition in the Bingham family) haha. Thank you for coming over and celebrating with us! It was a lovely day!!!!

I love you Austin Earl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!