24 September 2008

Try this yummyness..

...you will not be disappointed.(Is yummyness a word?) My friend Leigh Ann emailed it to me and I made it for Matt tonight, it was too much for him, but he was pleased:

3 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

  • 1 coffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour (plain, not self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil (there were no promises made about the health of this cake)
  • some chocolate chips
  • small splash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix well. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla and mix again. Microwave 3 minutes. The cake rises, do not be alarmed if it rises out of the mug. Allow it to cool a little, and dump onto a plate if desired. The recipie suggests that you add a dollop of whip cream, but we did not have any.

Aside from the delicious cake, Tommy has been keeping us quite busy, he is starting to take steps!! Also, he is climbing into and onto EVERYTHING! Fortunately, he seems not to have inherited his mommy's balance and coordination, or he would have many more bumps and bruises. He is adorable, as usual, I took him for a walk yesterday, and he kept imitating the bird calls, and every house that had a barking dog really peaked his interest. He kept looking for the dog saying "doggie". The little things he does are so cute. :) That's all for now.

18 September 2008


Hi everybody! Thomas is one, well in a few hours he will be! Oh my goodness! I simply can not believe it. He loved his party. He loved his cake. He loved his presents. He loved the attention. We love our Tommy!! Enjoy the pictures. :) We are going to get professional picture son Saturday. I got the earliest appointment possible, because he really turns up the cute in the mornings. I hope it goes well. I still have yet to decide on an outfit, but I will soon have one. I'll let you know how it goes. TTFN!

09 September 2008

a list of tommy's words...

  • Wow
  • Doggie
  • Mommy
  • Daddy (although he thinks it is hilarious to call Matt daggie)
  • grampa (baba)
  • Bye (he is most proud of this one)
  • No (scary, isn't it)
  • Hi
He is growing up so fast!! Oh yeah, and did I mention that he took an independent step this weekend. My heart is breaking with pride (and fear that he will be running everywhere soon and I will not be able to keep up!!) Make sure you look at the post below for obvious information about how proud I am of my recently married little sister.

aww...they will make cute babies....

I am so darn proud of Xavier and Heather. They are a great couple. Their wedding was fantastic! Heddy was a beautiful bride. My mom and Heather and everybody worked so hard to pull this off. You would never know that it was all thrown together so quickly. Xavier officially leaves on October 1, and is only supposed to be in Iraq for 4 months. Pray for the adorable new married couple, and for his quick and safe return. I have another Brother! Yipee!! Here is a video that I made for them, we watched it at the reception...they will make cute babies someday!!! The last three pictures are my favorites. Turn up the music, my daddy picked it out. I must say that it is still just slightly strange that my little sister is married, but I am so happy for them!