Thursday, October 22, 2009


Happy Birthday to Alex who turned 10! Alex has grown up to be such a sweet, kind girl who is a great example to her friends, brothers and sister. I can't believe that in two years she will be in the Young Women's program at church. I'm so excited to see what kind of young women she becomes but also sad at the same time that she is no longer a little girl!
Happy Birthday Alex we love you and are so grateful that you are a part of our family!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Something To Think About

I attended Time Out For Women for the first time this year. It was great to spend two days with friends and listen to uplifting speakers, I walked away with so much. Just a couple tidbits I would like to share:
"The future of the world has long been declared. The final outcome between good and evil has been determined......the scary thing is we are still trying to decide which teams jersey we are gong to wear." — quotation attributed to Jeffrey R. Holland

"If you can laugh at it then you can live with it. Humor helps us keep a good perspective." - Brad & Debbie Wilcox

"When we have children who seem to be making the wrong choices we can gain confidence in knowing that our Heavenly Father loves them as we do. Sometimes painful experiences pave the way for us to become who we are meant to be. That's why Heavenly Father can't change things for us." - Emily Watts

The lovely women I spent two days with

Thursday, October 1, 2009

By Popular Demand.....

Pumpkin Pancakes!

As promised I'm posting my pumpkin pancake and syrup recipe. You have to make the syrup with the pancakes the syrup is soooo yummy! Rachel at breakfast took a bite her face perked up and said, "Where did you get this syrup!" I love saying, "Oh I made it!" Alex requested pumpkin pancakes everyday for the month of October! The girls also said that I should sell the syrup to IHOP! They are my toughest critics!!!

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 eggs
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 tbs. butter melted
3 tbs. canned pumpkin
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. all spice
chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat skillet on medium heat. Combine eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, pumpkin, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Blend ingredients together. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl. Mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour the batter onto the skillet. Cook each side 1 to 2 minutes. You can use extra buttermilk to thin out the batter if yo don't like your pancakes so thick. I also add chocolate chips to the batter for pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes. I use the mini's!
I have another recipe that is a little more flavorful and the pancake is very dense. The kids prefer the one I posted. If you want to try the other recipe let me know!


3/4 cup butter
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tbs. light corn syrup
3 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. vanilla

Bring butter, sugar, buttermilk and corn syrup to a boil in an oversize pan (this is no joke you will need an oversize pot). Turn off heat, add baking soda and vanilla stir until dissolved. Will bubble up. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator.