Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cookie Exchange Recipes!

Here are the recipes we used for our cookies!

Mitchell's PECAN chocolate chip cookies:
http://www.thepinningmama.com/2013/05/15/copycat-panera-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

(the recipe doesn't have pecans in it, but I add about a cup and a half for Mitch)

Ma'ila's Wanabe Milano Cookies:
http://www.sacramentostreet.com/2012/11/on-the-menu-homemade-milano-cookies/

(This one is a work in progress...)

Christmas Crack:
http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com/2008/12/saltines-have-never-had-it-so-good.html

(Easy. Delish. Nuff Said.)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

On veterans day we relaxed and had some fun with family and friends. In the morning our neighbor let Mitch ride his dirt bike and he fell in love.  Later we took the kiddos to a park in Tolleson where there was a Veterans Day celebration going on with dancing from a local children's ballet folklorico troop with live music which was great. 
 


We took Taia and teeks to see Thor and we learned that going to the movies with kids is a little different than with adults, but we had fun. 

-Note to future selfs for next time: sit in aisle seats near exit bc children will HAVE to use the bathroom during movie (possibly multiple times...even if you take then right before you go in).-

In the evening we headed back home to watch the movie After Earth with some friends from our ward. The movie wasn't what we expected, but it did give some things to think about the idea of fear. 

All in all it was a good day. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tamblyn Summer Break

Here are a few pics from our last trip to California during spring break. We had to go on our "summer vacation" a little early this year because Mitch started pharmacy school the day my school got out for summer break. Looking back on it now it looks like a dream...Just a couple more weeks and we get to go back to Cali for my families Disneyland Trip!!!! (I'm so excited. Mitch is more excited about Disneyland and seeing Leilani and James. Mitch is equally excited to see the Dongs but more excited at the prospect of seeing the beach again than going to Disneyland...)








 We got to see our buddy Patrick while we were in SD!
(And my buddy Mickey!)

Can't believe summer has come and gone...back to the grind. With Mitch at school and me working most of summer we hardly noticed it it seems... I am pretty excited for the holiday season to come back. I'm grateful for the seasons and the diversity they bring to our lives.