We are in love with Morris. He has such a sweet personality and to watch him be loved by his Mom and Dad, Conrad and Phoebe just makes my heart full and happy.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
One of mine and Larry's favorite things to watch is Dr. Oz... fast forwarding through all of the commercials. He writes a lot of the info into a notebook for future reference. We are learning tidbits of good advice that we are bringing into our lives. The girls are quick to roll their eyeballs, but Larry and I press on... quite delighted in our new knowledge and time together :)
It hasn't been easy. It has taken a huge amount of patience... even some bribery that surprisingly didn't seem to work. But finally, in her time and in her own way, she finally and very slowly made her way to the toilet and waved goodbye to her diapers. She loves her princess panties and newfound big girl freedom. Way to go Phoebe (and Katie & Ransom for your great patience).
The door bell rang and sitting on the porch was a big box with Abby's name on it... open inside! Orange balloons floated up, attached to yummy homemade cookies that Max made himself. She answered him yes! with a candy bar card. The dress hunting began and soon she found one that she liked, we added the rhinestone beading to her waist and simple jewelry... she was radiantly beautiful as always and he was so nice and handsome!
Kelsie's nurse pinning was this past week at UVU and we couldn't be more proud of her. I have learned a lot about dedication and discipline watching her these past few years... many long days and late night hours. She will now take her nursing exam end of May and become eligible for a full time nursing job, as she continues to work towards her bachelor's degree this following year. What a blessing she will be in the lives of so many throughout her life, as she lovingly serves others with her big heart. Already she is our go-to girl for our medical questions :)
April brings a blurr of our birthdays... all grouped together within a couple of weeks. Favorite birthday dinners and desserts. Togetherness... no place I would rather be and with plenty of help making wishes and blowing out candles with Conrad and Phoebe...
btw: I am the only one that puts ketchup on mexican food.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
My new favorite treat I have discovered as I try to eat more healthfully are my homemade nut clusters. I melt 85% or darker chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Then I add my raw nuts... either raw cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc. Stir until coated, then drop in little spoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper. Sprinkle with some coarse sea salt. Let them sit until the chocolate hardens. They are delightfully yummy and very healthy when made with raw nuts... and the sprinkling of sea salt? Magical.