Monday, June 30, 2008

Snickerdoodles - 2 WW points/cookie

Did you know that Snickerdoodles are only 2 WW points per cookie? Not to bad, if i only eat ONE! Anyway, what I do, so I don't eat the whole batch, put them in a freezer bag and put them in the freezer! Out of site, out of mind!

Here is my recipe for Snickerdoodles, it is Kyle's favorite cookie. I am making a batch for him today because I think he is pretty awesome! He fixed my car for me today! He changed a hose that busted and we only had to spend $5 rather then going down to the car shop and paying, I am sure, anywhere from $50 - $90!

Snickerdoodles 36 cookies/2 points per cookie

POINTS® Value: 2 Servings: 36

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Cream of Tarter
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions: In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or till softened.

Add about half of the flour to the butter. Then add the 1 cup sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Beat till thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Then beat or stir in the remaiing flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

In a shallow dish combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch boalls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 10 minutes or till done. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove cookies from cooke sheet; cool on a wire rack.

Makes 36.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New home phones

So we bought some new home phone's because our old ones were not working very well. The batteries were $15 a piece to replace so we decided we might as well just get new phones. Anyway, they are panasonic and look like this set but there are 3 phones instead of two.

I am learning this morning that they are kind of fun. You can put names into a phonebook (i know that is not anything new), and then you can set ring tones for certain people. Oh and the fun part is you can turn on a sound or voice for caller id. That is the real fun part. For Kyle's cell phone I put Sexy Daddy so when he calls it rings his ring tone then says, "Call from sexy da-ddy." it is hilarious. For mine I put Hot Mama for my cell phone, but I had to change the spelling from mama to moma for it to sound right. It is kind of fun. The kids were cracking up over it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

another cute website!

Ok, my sister sent me this website and i just loved it! My sister Michelle and my sis-in-law Maren are really good at making these cute hair-do's but i am not! This is why Jaedyn gets big bows and flowers in her hair. Anyway, it looks a lot of fun.

Maybe i will do the latest one on Jaedyn, of course i just chopped her hair off.

Picture of Jaedyn with her haircut. She is getting way to big!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Andrew had his 4 year check up this week....

I took Drew to his 4 year check up this week. He actually loves going to the doctors, he likes climbing up on the table and the doctors and nurses talking to him (of course, he doesn't like the pokes a.k.a. shots).

Anyway, so this is how it went...

Drew had an ear infection over Memorial Day weekend. She checked his ears and the poor guy still has an ear infection in each ear, so she gave us a prescription for some stronger medicine. Because this is the 4th ear infection in the last 12 months and that is a lot for a 4 year old, he is being referred to an Ear nose and throat specialist.

As she was checking his heart, she discovered a slight (innocent as she called it) heart murmur (my older sister has this). She said that it is not serious but she just wants it confirmed and wants to make sure that it is not serious so she is also referring him to a cardiologist.

She also discovered that he has eczema on his back, so she also gave us a prescription for that.

His back has also been bothering him, my wonderful bro-in-law is a chiropractor and he has been helping with it and we have also been doing back exercises to help strengthen it and we have had x-rays as well, which i am trying to get into her office so she can take a look at.

Drew is fine of course during all this because he is getting a lot of attention from his doctor. She is a super sweet doctor and acts like she just adores Drew and he eats it up!

Anyway, after all this, in comes the nurse (I feel bad because these nurses are always the bad guys, the come in with the needles). Drew had to have FOUR shots, plus a prick in his finger to check his blood for anemia (that came back just fine by the way).

Earlier Drew kept saying he wanted ice cream and I kept telling him, after lunch. Well as I was wiping the tears from his eyes from all the pokes (shots), I told him we could go get ice cream for lunch.

Anyway, my thing is, isn't this a lot for a 4 year old? I know that there is nothing serious, but the poor guy has a lot going on right now. I am glad we are getting it all taken care of.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tagged Again

Tagged Again!

Thanks Margo! :0)

1. Four places I have lived:

Pima AZ
St. Davids, PA
Globe, AZ
Avondale, AZ

2. Four shows I watch:

Desperate Housewives
Days of Our Lives (DVR it and watch it at night when the kids are sleeping)
Chuck (what happened to Chuck?)
Samantha Who? (Just discovering this one off of iTunes, does that count)

3. Four jobs I have had in my life:

Dairy Queen (in Globe)
Nanny (in PA)
SSSC (student loans)
R&R Pizza (helped my bro run it in Cottonwood)

4. Four places I have been:

Nauvoo, IL
Cleawater, FL (business trip when working at SSSC)

5. Four Blogs I read regularly:

KC Photo (my favorite)
Becky T (yup, look down below, i will be tagging you next)
Steph L (yup, you too!)
Of course, all my friends and families on my list

6. Four of my favorite foods:

Bean Burro's (not burrito, it's a burro and the best are from Globe, but Someburro's will work in a pinch if i am on the east side of the valley)
Cherries (I love fresh Cherries)

7. Four places I'd rather be right now:

In a nice cool (and by cool i mean not hot) place
San Diego
NYC (one of mine and Kyle's favorite places)
Taking a nap (does that count)

8. Four things I look forward to in the next year:

Loosing 40 more lbs!
Getting more diamonds for my ring (hint, hint, we will talk about that more later)

9. Four things I like to do in my spare time:

Playing with my Vinyl business stuff (that is a lot of fun)
Crossword Puzzles (the easy ones)

10. Four favorite things to do with kids/family:

Date night with Kyle
Taking the kids to the water park
Reading to them
Watching them grow up

Ok I tag Kyle, Becky, Steph, Lisa M and Heidi, oh and Tricia (maybe this way she will update her blog)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

This is an excerpt from the Glenn Beck Newsletter. Glenn, Rush, and Sean Hannity have been promoting this. Check it out, sign the petition and forward this if you agree.

Drill here, Drill now

Glenn was up in Toronto last night to help raise money for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and it was a debate on some of the different things that were happening in the world with Dick Gephardt and Newt Gingrich. Newt came on radio today to talk about some of those issues, and one of them is gas prices. Gingrich thinks that we should drill here and drill now. Here is an online petition that he started, which he believes will help the pinheads in Washington realize that you want to drill through the heads of Caribu in order to get to oil now.