Thursday, November 5, 2009

I DID IT!!

I ran the St George marathon in early October. I was really proud of myself, seeing as I wasn't even going to do it. I didn't feel ready. A week before I went on a double date with a friend. Her boyfriend was running it and talked me into it. Those last miles were really hard, but overall it was really fun. Especially sleeping in the car the night before!

FLAGSTAFF

We went to Flagstaff for out family vacation in August. I had to take the opportunity to show off my cute nieces and nephew! This is princess Katie in her birthday dresses. It was so fun to see how excited Katie and Paul were when they got their new dress ups from gma and gpa.
Flagstaff was so beautiful and such a great vacation spot there was tons to do. We went to some natural water slides they were so much fun. The kids loved them, especially Averi. By the end she was passed out on Matt's shoulders sleeping on his head. It was precious.


















Chelsey in her cute new hat she found on our shopping spree and little Averi






how cute is she?!







This was our delicious meal, BBQ bacon burger and onion rings. It was way good, from the book burgers, milkshakes and fries. Yum yum I would highly recommend, although we couldn't have dipped all those onion rings with out Aaron and Chelsey's help.








on a little hike in the grand canyon









watching old cartoons from my childhood with Paul and Katie










Paul doing his adorable cheese face











me and my way cute sis Abby












Friday, August 7, 2009

San Diego Overnight

Adam came with me to San Diego for an overnight recently. We had soooooo much fun! It was such a busy day. First we grabbed some subs and took a ferry over to Coronado. Once we arrived we rented this funny little bike cart. We drove it around the "island" and stopped at the beach for a while. Coronado was so cute and quaint. The houses look like little beach bungalows. After we spun around town for a while we grabbed some ice cream and headed back on the ferry. Then we took the train down to old town. We walked around the shops and found this cute little candy shop with chocolate covered honey comb, yum! We shopped a bit then headed for dinner to this delicious mexican restaurant. It was such a fun filled day! "nonstop" fun!
this is the funny little thing we drove around in. it was my favorite part!


The Ranch

we went up to Adam's Grandparents cabin (aka "the ranch") last month for a weekend. It was a way fun trip we went boating during the day and in the evenings we played games, played basketball and shot BB guns (i got a new pink one from Connie Thanks!) It was so beautiful up their it was so green and serene! It looked just like something out of a painting. Adam, Kerry, and I were able to go for a bike ride and it was so gorgeous!
this picture makes me laugh so hard! We are being hillbilly hicks! I think we nailed it!
munchin on the boat
wake boarding, Adam and Jake could do some pretty cool tricks!
Shooting jugs of water. We also shot some old condiments, like ketchup. Those were the best, pow!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy 26th Birthday Adam!

Adam turned 26 on monday (7/27) so to celebrate we went to Disneyland! It was so much fun! You get in free for your birthday so we decided to go for the day. We ran around like crazy and were so exhausted when we got back to our hotel we just crashed. My favorite ride was indiana jones and Adams was space mountain. We spent a hot 2 hours in the sun waiting for splash mountain (our biggest mistake.) But we spent over 12 hours in the park so we were able to do all of the big rides. We still didn't see it all so we will have to go back for my birthday! yay!
Cinderella's castle at night, although you can't see it very well in this picture.

mmmm, gumbo in new orleans village. I love you Adam, happy birthday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My sweet nephew Cooper

Sweet baby Cooper Kent Hofmann 7/8/09-7/14/09. We love you very much and will miss you baby. Families are Forever!

lizzie bizzie

My sisters (Lisa and Karen) giving big sister Lizzie a kiss
We had so much fun with my niece Lizzie in Denver. We went and saw the movie "up," took her to the toy store, went to the butterfly museum, saw some deer, played, played, and played! she is definitely a busy bee. Here are some cute pics.



Sunday, June 28, 2009

Crafts

I've been crafting. I made the above frame for a friends birthday, she went to San Diego.
This frame I sold at a benefit for Brittneys Battle.

This one I made for our engagement picture.
I have also been making soldered jewelry. It is really fun and way cute. I made this necklace for my friend Marys birthday. The best part about these necklaces is that you can put any picture in them from your favorite Disney character to a family picture. I also like to add charms.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Silver Lake

MOOOOOSE!!! I was so excited to see this cute sopping wet moose. He was so adorable.
We stopped by silver lake today with the family after dropping Annie off at Brighton. It was so beautiful the colors were absolutely gorgeous. It had been raining so it was misty and just picturesque. And we spotted a moose!

Here is my cute family on the spooky dock. Who knows what was lurking below. I felt like any moment we might be visited by the creature from the black lagoon.
Me and my grams.
An eerie picture of the dock. The fog was so thick you couldn't see the background.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Carrot Cake recipe


MMMM........ Carrot Cake. I got this recipe from a friend and decided to try it. It was delicious!
I used macadamia nuts and toasted coconut on top yum!
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or any nuts)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugars and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.

Happy 1st Anniversary in Omaha

Over our Anniversary I had to work. So Adam came with me. We stayed in Omaha. It was a ton of fun! Matt and Lisa (and Hobbes) are going to be moving here in a year. Matt got into Creighton and will start there for his second year of dental school (his first year is here at the U). So it was fun to see the city where they will be living. We walked around the "old market" part of town. It was full of restaurants and cute little shops. There was also a beautiful park/river running through town that was fun to see.
Here is a cute swan family at the park.
Here we are getting ready to go out. The cute jewelry I'm wearing Adam gave me for out anniversary. The set is totally adorable and the bracelet says "I Love you," cute!
We went to a cute little bakery to celebrate our anniversary and ordered 4 desserts! I know we went a little overboard, right? But we had to have it all! A peanut butter cookie, key lime mousse pie, extremely rich chocolate napoleon, and delicious coffee cake. Lisa we'll come visit you any time as long as you take us here!

Me stuffing my face.
Adam trying to make it through the last dessert.

Here we are playing around in the hotel room.
Here is Adam studying for FINALS before we went out. I'm so glad that's over, and he did great!