“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”

Monday, May 24, 2010

Anniversary! Our get away!:)

Our Anniversary this year we wanted to really focus on the simple things in our life and the love we have for Noah. We thought of going and staying the night away from home somewhere ;) we thought of just going camping one night, we thought of going hiking! All of these things would of been great. Well, Dalton and I both work so we just decided to make it an anniversary weekend:) So we got a sitter for a few hours and went and ate at Carrabba's Italian Restaurant! Which was really good!! Then we went for a walk around the mall and I got hubby a new hat!:) (go gaters) then we came home! The next day we got up and played outside with Noah! And grilled hamburgers and sausage! :) Noah loved it he sprayed us with the water hose and that was is favorite part! THE WATER! lol:)

So after eating and getting a little cleaned up, we went to Hidden Springs walking park! :) Its so awesome... its miles of walking trails, bike trails, bike parks, dog park, its in the woods though and secluded! It has little creeks and wooded picnic spots!

I enjoyed this so much and we plan to go back this weekend earlier in the day so we can walk farther:)

This was a really great anniversary memory for me ! I love my husband and son very much! ~MAY 24th 2010~ :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Big Boy Hair Cut!

My little baby boy got his first big boy hair cut this past week! Goodness, he looks older! He was so good about getting his hair cut! He just sat there strait and looking in the mirror! He liked it! I wanted to share with you my baby boy's haircut! :) Happy Mothers Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Apple Crumb Cake

This is SOOOO GOOOD!~ lol

This recipe is astoundingly easy. It's listed as "Quick Pear Streusel Coffee Cake" (I didn't have pears so I used apples) and "quick" is the optimal word: in just a few minutes, your house or apartment will smell wonderful. The resulting cake is beautifully moist, cinnamon-y and deeply comforting.

For the cake:
Unsalted butter, for the baking dish
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 apples peeled and diced into chunks

For the streusel topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut up
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To Prepare:
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
To make the cake, combine the flour with the baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then mix in the milk and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the pears, and mix well. Pour this into the buttered baking dish.
To make the streusel, mix the sugar, flour, cold butter, and cinnamon in a bowl by pinching them together with your fingers until well combined. Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
Bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes, until it is golden and dry on top. Cool in the pan, and then cut into squares. This cake keeps for up to 4 days, covered, at room temperature. Trust me, though: it won't last that long.