Handmade Cookbook Idea

For our Enrichment activity the other night we made cookbooks.  It was a really fun project and I love how it turned out.  This is a great project for Young Women or Relief Society. 

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For the ribbon running down the back, as well as the stripped ribbon for the ties I used this stuff called Terrifically Tacky Tape made by Provo Craft.  This stuff is like super glue but better.  I found it at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby.

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I made the page dividers in Photoshop.

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My friend Jesika let me use her awesome laminator for my dividers.

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I bought my own recipe slip covers off of Amazon.

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It was super easy and it really is nice to have all of my recipes in one book finally.

Adventures With Rice Cereal

Warning: This is a long boring post about my kid eating rice cereal, don’t worry I won’t feel bad if you skip right over it (unless you are my sisters, and you better read the whole thing because you are obligated to.)

We had a ball yesterday feeding RR his rice cereal for the first time.

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He acted like I put a spoonful of dirt in his mouth. 

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But look how freakin cute he is eating it. 

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We had our laughs and then cleaned him up for more pictures.

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Be still my heart!

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His famous crooked smile that I adore.

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Check out the lashes on this kid, they curl! Yay!

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A closer view of them.

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I love his clasped little hands.

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Yeah, I am going to be honest, I don’t care that I just posted about 50 of the exact same picture. 

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Then it was time for his bath.  This is a sweet picture of him!  haha awesome!

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Kickin it waiting for his bath to be drawn.

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Him and his Dad.

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Me and my boy.

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Monday Night Confessions

Be prepared, it is an entire MNC dedicated to what a huge sell out I am.  Yup, I sold out….

  • Remember how I wasn’t ever going to read those stupid Vampire books?  You know, those stinkin Twilight things?  Well there we have sell out #1.  My trip down this dark and shameful path was started innocently enough by watching the first low-budget, horribly acted movie, and it led to reading the books.  I am now on the 4th and final book of the series.  And I have to say, while they are a fun mindless read, Stephanie Meyers, not the greatest author.  Actually not really good at all.  I told John that I am going to need to read a good classic to cleanse my brain of the idiocy that I have been sucked into for the past few months.  (Sorry to all the Twihards who think she is great, please don’t kill me) 
  • Since I have already sold out, I might as well talk about the fact that I am team Jacob.  Edward was stupid, and his pasty white skinny body in movie #2, uuummm, really it’s lost on me.
  • I am so ashamed of myself right now.
  • Remember when I was bagging on Twilight and I also was making fun of the Davinci Code?  Ding Ding Ding, sell out #2.  I haven’t read the books, too bored to do that.  But the movies were really fun to watch.  I am not even going to apologize for this confession.
  • And I saved the best for last, Gigantic sell out #3…Drum roll please
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    I play Farmville.
    I have no words.

Christmas (Finally)

Playing catch up with my posts. 

We had a great Christmas.  Christmas this year meant more to me than past years because we got to share it with RR.  I know, I know, he was only a few weeks old and didn’t have a clue what was happening, but still it was super fun having him.

RR got to meet a lot of family.  Here he is with his Great Grandma Keller.

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And with his Grandma Gordon and his Cousin Arianna.

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And Cousin Vanessa.

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Grandpa Gordon

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Christmas Eve is always spent at my Grandma and Grandpa Erickson’s house.  We all have dinner first followed by opening presents and then Grandma reads the Christmas story and we act it out.  It is an amazing night.

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His dad was his guard dog all night long.  With so many cold and flu bugs going around John made sure he stayed safe and germ free 🙂

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Me and Mom.

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Waiting to open gifts.

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Cousin Bryce.

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Me and Tommy.

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The little dog rattle that Cousin Brock got him in the gift exchange.

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Grandma Delsa had all of their Great Grandkids get Gramps a new pair of brown jersey gloves for Christmas as a surprise.  Gramps and brown jerseys are like one in the same.  He was so cute opening them all and thought it was a kick.

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Since we had the youngest baby at Christmas we got to be Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus. 

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After the party at Granny’s was over we came back to Mom and Dad’s to open Christmas Eve Pajamas.  This is Emma helping Peanut get her dress off so she could get her PJs on.

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RR was thrilled with his in case you can’t tell.

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RR and Cousin Tommy.  Isn’t it crazy the difference a 6 month age gap makes? 

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I love this picture.

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RR loves his Nana.

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The loot from Santa.

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Peanut on Christmas morning.

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T and his loot.

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The classic Christmas morning picture of my Dad in his robe.

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Our 1st family Christmas morning photo.

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Checking out his floor mat Santa brought him.

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Ok so our family tradition is to have a HUGE breakfast on Christmas morning.  And it’s not only huge, it redefines gluttony.  You see all that haze in the air?  It is the fat of frying meats, eggs and french toast.  Imagine what our arteries look like after.

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Every year on Christmas morning Grams, Gramps, Alice and now Leon always make the rounds to all of our houses to see what everyone got.  Here Grams and Gramps are hold the 4 Great grandsons born this year.  Me and all of my sisters-in-law had baby boys.  They are going to have a blast growing up and playing together.

L to R we have Bryce, RR, Charley, and Tommy. 

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RR and his Great Grandpa Kay.

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More of cute Tommy.

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Christmas night and he was all worn out.

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My friend Nicole got him this cute shirt.

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It was a great year.