Thursday, December 27, 2007


Just wanted to post some pictures from Christmas. Jaxon loved all the toys he got, especially anything related to cars. We had lots of fun with the Wilder side of the family. They all came out to Rexburg and had Christmas at our house since we are going to have a baby in about a month. Thanks for coming everyone!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Husband

Ok, I have been tagged to write 5 things you should know about my husband. Here it goes!
1. He does the dishes every night after dinner. I love it! He is very tidy and I rarely have to pick up after him.
2. He is a very involved father. He never hesitates to help out with Jaxon or give me time to myself. He is always willing to watch Jaxon and let me go out with the girls. I love that Jaxon and him are such good buds!
3. He wins at every game! It doesnt matter if it is a game of strategy or luck...he always wins! How does he do that?
4. I swear he is abnormally strong. He doesn't even have to work out. I once saw him put a couch on his back and walk up two flights of stairs with it.
5. He has some sweet dance moves that only I and his family have ever witnessed. I think many people would be surprised to see him bust out in spastic dance the way he does.

I now tag Steff, Sara, and Nicole to do this!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Caramel Recipe...

Ok, here is the recipe for the caramels that I said I was going to post...

1/2 c. butter melted
1/2 c. corn syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk

Mix all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 6 1/2-7 minutes. (My microwave cooks fast so I do 6 1/2 minutes...its just trial and error) As soon as it is done pour into a 8x8 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. It will be REALLY hot and boiling, but you have to pour it right away. Cool for 10 minutes at room temp. Then put in the refrigerator for another 30-35 minutes. Cut into dice size squares and then roll into wax paper!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Girls Night...

I'm no Martha Stewart...but I can dip pretzels in chocolate. Last night some friends and I had a girls night and made some treats to give to neighbors and friends. We bought a bunch of different kinds of pretzels and white and milk chocolate and dipped pretzels ALL night. We made all sorts of concoctions (SP?) and sprinkled crushed up candy cane on them. They turned out really good and looked pretty cute. The best part was it was super easy! We also made some really good homemade caramels that my friend Melissa had a recipe for, and its all done in the microwave. I think I might post the recipe. Hope you don't care Melissa! Anyways, I was pretty proud of all this. Maybe cause I don't do it very often. So if any of you are looking for an easy holiday it is!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Puddles are the Best!

We haven't had much snow here yet, but the little snow we have had has created some great puddles for Jaxon to stomp in. He was in heaven!