Sunday, March 28, 2010

Toblerone Cookie Recipe

OK OK, you asked for it!

Here it is:

Ingredients:

2 cups plus 2 tblsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Cup White Sugar
2 eggs
1 cup butter
2 cups broken up chunks of Toblerone


Cream butter, sugar, eggs, add dry ingredients. Bake at 350F for 10 min if you want the chewy kind, and about 12 minutes if you like the crunchy cookie.

I prefer chewy cookies always. If I'm 'forced' to eat a crunchy cookie, please offer me milk too ;)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Question of the day?

Is there anything worse in life than having a diarreah dog spurt all over the house?





Yes.There.Is.




Maybe the Halocaust, or bending my own finger nail back.


I'm sorry for feeding those dogs leftovers.

Miranda, I will forever be sorry and gratefull that you cleaned up that whopper this morning.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be Green, Make your own Deoderant!

I'm willing to give THIS recipe a try.

YAY.

If ya'll try it, let me know! I want to know what works for you, or what doesn't.


Deodorant - More DIY How To Projects

Toby's Tricks

Monday, March 22, 2010

March weekend stuff.

This weekend was quite a blur. Here's the blog.

Well, I'll start my weekend talking about Thursday. Normally we have girls night that night. Our GV's got together to watch "Up in the Air" with George Clooney. As crappy and total waste of 1-1/2 hrs of my life as this movie was, I totally didn't mind staring into George's eyes for that long either. I'm no movie critic, but this movie was so boring, and had no meaning to me. Its rather bothered me that I've found nothing in this movie. Normally I can pick something out. But a movie about a lonely man, who travels so often for his work (he fires people for a living), that he actually prides himself of not being at home 340 days of the year. Meh, George, you're hot.



We all giggled outside the theater for about an hour, and then realized, that the cold weather was going to rain on our gigglefest, so we took the laughs/stories/crazy stuff to Denny's for some hot chocolate. OH.MY.GOODNESS. Hot chocolate comes in refills there? Whipped topping...oh the toppings. So yummo. We stayed out until well after midnight, I left at 3am, and the other girls stayed out til 5 or 5:30am!! Crazy girls! I sure loved it, and seeing Debbi again was super great! I sure missed her. Mwah!

The morning came early for me, as I had to pack and get the kids ready for a trip to Lethbridge/Coaldale for the weekend.

Surprisingly, my tiredness wasn't so bad. I made it though the day, and picked up Anthony from school, and off we went. The visit with my sister was pretty ok. I was sporting a HUGE HUGE HUGE headache, so the nausea was pretty intense, but we managed to have a good time. We giggled, and ate hot dogs and her amazing cookies. Oh *drool* the cookies...she sure can make a wicked batch of Toblerone Cookies!

Saturday was a little long. It started with a trip to Walmart to gather a few things, including a mock wedding ring. I LOST MY WEDDING RING about a month ago. I have no clue where its run off to! Seriously, its gone. I'm sad. So I bought a $9.97 special from Walmart's Jewelry rack. Its a pretty ring with a HUGE stone, its already turning my finger green. Oh the joys of fakeness.

Then I met my girlfriends Louise and Tara at the McDonald's playplace in Lethbridge. Oh WOW, the headache did NOT go away after that. Full on Migraine. I took 8 Ultra Strength Tylenol and 2 Liquid Advils, and NOTHING. WOW...crazyness!


Lliam at the McDonald's Play place.



Later on, I met up with my other sister, Kennedy at her house on the west side. The kids played, drew on the walls, and I was still trying to fight my headache. argh. I was taking care of Kennedy's kids while her and my mother ran the "Moonlight Run" again this year. I ran it last year. I was so proud of them!



Anthony and Will just chillin' before the Moonlight run




Sunday was sick day for everyone. Poor Katherine, 31 weeks pregnant, and barfing her face off. I felt so bad for her. I was in charge of baking the birthday Angel Food cake for the birthday family dinner in Nanton that day. It turned out so well, that is, until I took it out of the oven, and it fell. So I baked another at Dad's and it turned out wonderful!!! Happy Birthday DJ, and Katherine!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FACELIFT!!!

Ah, now that looks better.


Thanks to my bestest friend Rick for helping me out with the errors in my HTML coding. YAY! hip hip hooray for RICK!

or as I call him...Dr. Rick!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday's lesson: What NOT to do.

So the plague has eaten this family alive! We've all endured the 24 hr bug (the kind where you are taking a puke bucket to the toilet if you catch my drift). NOT FUN. Friday I was told not to come into work, lest I should spread this bug to my co-workers. So Friday was a little off for me.

Here goes.


I'm really trying to be a better person, quicker to forgive, slower to be angered, and trying to use my 'spidey senses' more to help me with daily decisions. Well, my day was already a little 'off' from not being at work. I was on the phone all morning trying to organize a family dinner, fold laundry, play with/entertain Lliam, and then it dawned on me. 11:29am!!! !!! !!! I forgot to pick up Anthony from school at 11:25am! SHOOT. I look down and realize I'm wearing jogging pants, a painting shirt, wet hair (as I just got out of the shower). I look outside where Lance and Miranda are loading up the truck to take a load to the dump. Nope. Can't ask them to get Anthony for me. Its got to me me! So in a rush, I slid on some massive winter boots (its not even winter anymore) and glanced at my purse (thinking to myself, oh geez, its too much work to lug that thing, I'm already late!) and grabbed keys and ran out the door.

I jumped into the van, and sped away. About 1 block down the road, there was a cop sitting there. Waiting...stalking his prey. Oh shoot. I WAS his prey!

His lights go on, and he flips a U-ey so he can pull me over. I thought to myself, "Did I forget to fully stop at the 3-way stop?" "Was I speeding?" "Did he notice my blinker wasn't actually working?" What was it?

So the female officer walked to my window, and we did the 'uncomfortable hello'. *hang my head in shame*

Me: Hello
Female Officer: Hi, there, we noticed that you weren't wearing your seatbelt.
Me: Oh, crap! You're right. Sorry, I was in a hurry trying to pick up my son from Kindergarten, and I'm terribly late as IS!
Female Officer: Oh, I see. Can I see your license and registration please?
Me: Um, shoot.
Female Officer: What's the matter?
Me: You see, I was in a SUPER flustered hurry trying to leave the house, and I forgot my purse...*she cut me off*
Female Officer: Oh that's fine, just let me see your license and registration.

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um...did she not understand that my LICENSE was in my wallet in my purse? probably not.
Me: My purse is a block away, at my house.

......blah blah blah

I also realized that having my cell phone with me would have been nice too...that school calls you every 1 minute you are late! I could have done something as I'm stranded 1 block from the elementary school! So. No cell phone, no wallet, no purse, no seatbelt. Just stuck. I'm more panicking about Anthony just crying that no one has picked him up. I just wanted them to hurry up and write me a ticket so I could be on my way!

Nope.

Female Officer: Can I see your proof of insurance please?
Me: Oh sure. Here.
Female Officer: This has expired, these are only temporary insurance papers, where are your permanent ones?
Me: Oh shoot, probably with my purse (PROCRASTINATOR!!! - need to actually put them IN the van for that to work)
Female Officer: I see. Well, stay in the vehicle, and we'll be right back.


30 whole minutes later, they waltz back to the van. YES 30 mintues! My poor kid!!! They hand me 2 tickets. One for not wearing a seatbelt. $115 And the second one for not having my ID with me $172 With a bonus lecture of "IF you are going to leave your ID at home, for heavens sake, don't give us an excuse to pull you over. Wear your seatbelt." Of course what hurt the most, was that she was right... Lovely day indeed! So as I'm finally let go, Jos drives by with his car (the school got a hold of him, and he went to pick up Anthony, wondering where the "H" his wife went!) Oh, his question was answered as soon as he knew the pulled over, crying sobbing mess was actually his wife! We both were there to pick up Anthony, almost 40 minutes later.


I feel sick.
I've gained 5 lbs,
I can actually go and work out now that my hip isn't disinigrating into powder.

what the heck is wrong with me.

Happy pills anyone?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I think I should blog...but about what?

I know I know. You miss me. Its true, I've been a smidge busy. What can I say? What about you? Busy? Anything new? No? Yeah...just read up, or just look at the pictures, and you'll be all caught up.


Just a couple of weeks ago, Jos and I took the missionaries in our ward to the Cardston Temple. It was the first time we went together, as a couple in more than 5 years. It was such a great experience. I was there to witness my Aunt Wendy's first time working in the temple! There were so many firsts that day, but that stuff is saved for my paper journal.




We have been kept busy by our dogs. We have a few new members of the household, Miranda, and Ozzy. Miranda is a new memeber of the church that is living here with us, she takes care of the kids on the days I work, and we let her see what its like to live in an LDS home. Miranda has joined our family, our animal household has almost doubled! She owns a HUMUNGOUS Border Collie/Lab mix breed dog. He's a great dog (when he isn't scaring the neighbors by barking, and jumping over our fence into their yard). Ozzy can do a few tricks. I'll make a video of Toby's Tricks my next post.

Ozzy CANNOT fit into Toby's dog bed!



Here is Lance, Ozzy and Toby getting all snuggly.




Just last weekend, I reaped the benefits of the gorgeous spring weather we've been having. I went out to the ranch with Miranda, and we went to ride!

Nana Wendy givin' us a smile.



Miranda just givin' her girl, Peek-A-Boo, pre-ride before I get on her.



This was appearantly was before Kaitlyn fell off at full speed. Look at that nice clean hoodie (or as Miranda calls it, a bunnyhug)

Kaitlyn just about to go for her ride
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My older brother has welcomed a new child into this world. Please welcome Treston Daniel Bale Morisson

Then last sunday I sang my first solo...in a Relief Society production of "the parable of the 10 virgins.



The video of my first solo available upon request.

And last but not least....

The most hilarious thing I've ever recorded! Please please just ignore the moment where my 5 yr olds' boy bits are showing. Just keep your eyes at eye level, as I'm not sure how to make a sensor dot.
He's singing the Phantom of the Opera...and I just had to tape what he was singing...and this is what happened.

video




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oh, and I don't need hip replacement surgery. Good news.

I have perfect hips. Good news.

I am still in pain. Bad news.

I have 2 slipped discs (S2, L5) Bad news.

the pain can be healed by massage therapy. Goo...Baaa...um. Not sure if its good or bad. If I get a "Helga masseuse - you know the type" BAD NEWS. If it get a hot, er I mean well trained guy, GOOD NEWS.