Sunday, November 13, 2011

Amateur attempt

My feeble attempt to capture my handsome boys was a success! The caboose was a hit and they had so much fun figuring out where to sit or stand, making my job so easy! This caboose is right here in our little town, part of a little historical depot museum. It has been restored just recently making it a perfect backdrop for their pictures and a fun place to play! Here are just a few of the moments captured.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


So proud of Lane and his science fair project. He will present it to the judges tomorrow. He is excited! We wish him luck! An update will follow tomorrow evening. By the way Orville Redenbacher's pops more popcorn if you are interested!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet to my soul

I love this time of year for so many reason, but most importantly convention. My soul and my spirit are in need of renewing! But I also love baking for convention. This year we are going to be with my parents and my brother and his family at Mt. Peak. Special days are in store! These are just some of the goodies I am baking this weekend to take.

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Squares

courtesy of :

1 16-ounce package Nutter Butter cookies, crushed
1/2 cup butter, melted
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
7 & 1/2 ounces peanut butter cups (about 25 miniature cups), coarsely chopped
4 ounces Butterfinger candy bars (about 7 small candy bars), coarsely chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13″x 9″pan with aluminum foil, allowing it to extend over edges of pan. Grease/spray foil.
Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
Combine condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
Sprinkle chopped candy bars, chocolate morsels, and peanuts over crust. Drizzle condensed milk mixture over toppings.
Bake for 25-27 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Using foil, lift out of pan. Peel foil away, and cut into bars.Optional: Top with chocolate and vanilla sprinkles.
Makes 28 small or 18 larger bars.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Best dressed!

the boys at Texarkana convention Saturday morning! What wonderful days we enjoyed!

Friday, October 7, 2011


I feel so honored to be their mother! Two perfect blessings!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Today's thought

This quote has been with me all day.....I want to start making a list of all the little things that mean something to me now. Then one day I can look back and remember these precious little moments.