Happy Halloween

Our little sesame street family! Abby Cadabby, her mom and Elmo.


October 30, 2010

Abby is 21 months old today! I am amazed at how smart and funny she is, I feel so blessed to have her in my life!
This morning I made homemade pumpkin pancakes and cinnamon syrup! We all loved them!
Then we all got together to carve our pumpkins, Abby loved helping scoop and eat the guts, so cute.
Here are our pumpkins, a motorcycle, a face, a ghost, a face, and Darth Vader.
With the candles glowing.
She also was so happy with her baby doll she kept telling her jokes and laughing so hard.
Today I am 34 weeks, and while we were outside not once but twice Abby randomly came up to my belly and kissed her baby brother, made me tear up.
Tonight was the ward, trunk or treat, it was a lot of fun looking at all the different costumes.
Candice and Samuel went as Woody and Jessi from Toy Story.
Abby went as Abby Cadabby, from seasme street, dustun wore an elmo shirt, and I was dresed as Abby Cadabby mommy.
They are so cute they loved running around, and dancing.

I forgot to get our group shots, but tomorrow when we go trick or treating around the neighborhood, Ill remember then.


33 weeks 3 days

Not a belly shot, but here I am! I am so excited, I definitely think the pregnancy glow has me!


Perfect day

Yesterday was a lazy day, so I put in little mermaid, gave the kids some water, and some snacks and we curled up on the couch and watched the movie. The best part was when the song "under the sea" come on both kids started to dance, then pretty soon baby B stated to move and grove. We were all laughing so hard. I loved it!
My cute girl in her princess PJs

Such a cute boy, he loves to cheese up his smile, like his mommy

Dewberry Farms

This past weekend, Auntie Autumn, Candice, Dustun, Samuel, Abigail, Bandit, and I all loaded up and went to Houston. We stopped off at the ranch to drop off a trailer and to say hi to Doll and Big Tommy, (Samuel great grandparents)
It was a good weekend, Saturday, Brett, Jessica and lailyn (Candice brother, sister in law and niece) were at the house we just all sat around, talked, laughed, ate pizza, it was a good relaxing day. After the kids were down, Candice Dustun and I drove around she was showing him around her neighborhood, I was happy that dustun finally had time off to go with us, so now he knows where if been.
The next day Autum and I went and got a manicure, and pedicure. It was the best one I have ever had, I had two ladies working on me at the same time, I had the paraffin wax, a hot stone and a neck massage, while my hands and feet were being worked one. It was so nice to get out with Autumn and just have girl time, I am going to miss her, I think of her as my sister also. Afterwards we went home and picked up, Miss Arlene, Dustun and the kids then we went to Dewberry Farms. It was so much fun they had so much to do for every age group. Everyone had a good time, I was hot and my back kept hurting, but I was happy to be doing something with the family.


The kids loved feeding, petting and looking at all the animals they had. I am so proud of my brave girl for not being afraid to feed the goats, or pet the bunny.

Playing outside

Since moving to the new house, the kids are outside almost all morning, they wake up about 8:30 and after breakfast they are outside from 9:30 to 11:00 then they come in have some water and snack, then off to nap. They love playing out side, they play on the club house, the empty sand turtle, the plastic teeter tater, and all the other toys that are out there, or that they put out there.
The other day, Candice was outside with them playing hid and seek the kids loved hiding and finding everyone. I am so happy to be living here, the kids love the yard, i love the quiet time it gives me!

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

So I decided yesterday to be adventuress and try and make something new, I called my Aunt got her wonderful baking advice, and with that I took off. I made Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling, and let me tell you I dreamed about it all night woke up and sliced it up for breakfst and I did such a good job! I am so proud, so here is the recipe in case you want to try it!


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (optional)


  1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle towel with powdered sugar.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
  3. BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
  4. BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.


Final Day in Utah

We stopped at he meat Packing plant to say our goodbyes to the busy bees, dad and Amanda, the fall in upon us when they live there, well at least 15 of 24 hours they do.
Amanda showing Abby buddy the llama
Abby showing Grandpa the llama.
Grandparents and granddaughter.
Our little group a few missing but they are there in our thoughts.
The flight was good, abby did very well on both planes, we gave her the head phone while she watch back to the future with daddy, my little girl is growing up so fast.
The trip over was good, I wish it could have gone better, but Im happy to have went home to visit and celebrate with little boy growing in me.
I hope you all enjoyed reading and seeing the pic from our trip!

Last day in Utah

We went and said our goodbyes to Grandma and Grandpa Bartschi, We were able to eat dessert with them, and Grandma was able to give Abigail ride back to the room. Abby tried giving grandma a ride for a minute it was scary but made us all laugh.
I am so happy to have such wonderful and loving grandparents, I hope they are here to see Benjamin.
After our visit we went to Idaho to get lotto tickets and to kill time so Abby could nap, I spend 5 dollars and bought scratch offs, and won 22 dollars so happy to have money for the airport.
We stopped at the Utah sighs and got picture, that felt familiar since Abby did this for every new stare sigh from here to Utah!
For dinner we went to Doug and Nancy house, we had the local hoggie shop sandwiches, "Logans heros" so yummy and fresh!
Nancy also made her Cinnamon rolls for us, I haven't had one in years, so good thanks mom for sending us home with some extra!
After dinner Grandpa and Abby went out to play in the yard, they played Frisbee, It makes me smile the way they interacted I am very grateful for this time we have with Doug knowing his past I am amazed at how strong he is, he is my inspiration to keep going when things get tough, love you dad.