Thursday, October 30, 2008

We LOVE Fall!!!

Last night we took the family to the BYU blue & white scrimmage. After the game we went outside and found leaves everywhere. I think the girls had more fun trying to cover each other in leaves than watching the game.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's A BOY!!!

I don't know who was more nervous going into the ultrasound, Kurt or myself. I do know that Kurt was ecstatic after the results came back in his favor, he couldn't stop smiling all day long. So now it's off to the store to buy some boy clothes, cause you know we've been buying pink way too long. Sorry girls nothing wrong with pink.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Ok, so yesterday I made the best Apple Crisp ever and I have to share it with everyone. I came across this recipe on the internet and after reading all of the reviews and the suggestions made I tweaked the original recipe and came up with this one. I pre made the filling and let it marinate in the fridge all day long and then quickly put it together when our good friends invited us over for a get together. (Thanks Carters, we had a great time!!!) . I also used store bought caramel sauce instead of making the sauce myself. I think this will become a family favorite.

Best Ever Caramel Apple Crisp

Apple Filling:
6 large baking apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of Allspice
1/8 cup water

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup butter, softened

Caramel Sauce: may use pre made caramel sauce
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 degree C).
2. In a medium size bowl (suggestion: pour filling into a ziploc bag, add apples and let marinate while you finish with the rest of the recipe. apples and sauce can even be made the night before and refrigerated.), toss apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water; spread evenly into a 9x13 inch pan.
3. In a heavy sauce pan over low heat, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk. Heat , stirring frequently, until mixture has a smooth consistency. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of the crumble. May use ice cream topping caramel as well.
4. In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter; spoon mixture evenly over apples and caramel.
5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes (apple mixture will bubble and topping will be golden brown).

I'll post a picture of the final project when I dish myself up some tonight.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Since I haven't posted in awhile I thought I would just put up some pictures to show you what we've been up to.

Kurt and I at the BYU vs. Utah State game in Logan.
The girls and Kurt in Great Grandpa Peden's truck.
Our cute little Cassie!!!Sadie got to go to a PHS cheer leading camp, here she is showing us how brave she is
Three adorable girls
Cassie doing her favorite thing...escaping up the stairs

Team pictures, thanks Coach Daddy Kurt for being an awesome coach!!!
Pre-game BYU vs. UCLA taking a rest in the "best seats in the house".