Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Loving this...

I have been waiting for the day that I step out my door and gaze upon this.
The jeweled colors of Autumn have arrived here.
And it kind of gives me a little extra skip in my step.

I actually have a lot on my mind right now...
which is NEVER good for me to combine with blogging.
So, I'm keeping this short...
but delicious!

This last weekend provided the opportunity for a great photo session; 
the images are still in editing,
but should be up soon.

I also had the opportunity to throw an 
open house of sorts 
for one of my brother-in-law's and his fiance
who will soon be united in wedded bliss 
forever and ever.
I can't wait.
And it was a great time to see some family friends
who we just don't see as often these days.
So, here's the delicious part of this post:

The recipes for the spread of food were provided 
from none other than,
yep, Pinterest.
(By the way, my Pinterest is whacked right now!
Anyone else experiencing this??
And now of course since I just typed this,
I checked it out and it's working fine.
Ah! Pinterest!!!)

This crumb cake is so good. SO GOOD.
As I was checking this recipe out,
I stumbled upon the Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles.
Needless to say, 
I'm now following a new blog...
because I want to eat everything I saw.
However, the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars were...
And so easy to make...
seriously, melt some stuff and set it aside.
All in all our bellies were full of some 
pretty tasty treats.

Also, I just feel like mentioning that
I am SO incredibly grateful for the mate
my little punk bro-in-law has found himself.
All my brothers have provided me with 
incredible sisters...
and I'm not just writing that because 
I know they all read this.
I mean it should definitely earn me some points,
but I DO genuinely mean it when I say
that I have been extremely blessed by each of them.
(In fact, I somehow managed to wrangle one 
of them into helping me 
paint my living room this week!
I've only had the paint since February!!
hehehe AND I might even get a Spangles Pepsi
out of it because she's now hooked as well!
Pictures to come!)
Anyway, to learn more about the newest sis
go look at her blog...
unless you don't like things that are awesome,
because it's basically awesome at it's greatest.

So much for keeping it short!


  1. Yummy!! Those treats look delish! Now I'm even more upset that Kyle and I missed this little shindig.

  2. aw, I just teared up a little. The other day, I told J thanks for giving me such great sisters. We laughed because he obviously had nothing to do with it (other than picking me, obviously), but seriously...I mean it! On a daily basis, I stop and think about how lucky I am to be marrying into the Strain family. So much talent, heart, godliness, consideration, encouragement. I hit the husband/family jackpot!