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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

oh baby!!

 It's a boy!!!
I had my ultrasound yesterday, and it looks like we are going to add to our great boys!!! Us girls are so outnumbered now, and it is going to stay that way, lol. I copied a great idea from my friend and made cupcakes with blue frosting in the middle to surprise our families, Here are the kids finding out!!
 and even though alli really wanted a girl, she is pretty excited still.
 grandma and grandpa carroll finding out about another grandbaby :)
Here is the cupcake I made with yummy blue frosting in it! We are all so excited.

Friday, September 16, 2011

hello my name is mindy......

Hello my name is Mindy and I am addicted to food network!!!! Maybe its the pregnant thing, I don't know but I have been watching all these great shows on the food network channel! I was watching one the other day, if I remember right, it was man vs. food and they made these awesome HUGE cinnamon rolls that had my mouth watering! So I decided to try it.......... here is what I did.....

I made my normal bread dough, split it in half, and rolled it out in a rectangle......

 then I slathered butter all over that yummy dough.......
 then add handfuls of brown sugar, followed by cinnamon.........mmmmmm you can almost taste it now right???
 then I rolled it up into a little lushious sugar log....
 cut it in half, and instead of cutting it into small cinnamon rolls you take that each half, secure the bottom so the stuff doesn't fall out.... and make 2 HUGE cinnamon rolls like these,
 You put them in a pan and squish them down so they are more fat than tall.....
 Bake these bad boys up...............delish
 and the only thing to make it better is cover it with cream cheese frosting :)
Here is cute Alli with one of the cinnamon rolls.  delish!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

jasons 6th birthday and a few house pics

The cutest 6 year old boy just had his birthday!! Wow time flies, I can't belive my baby boy is 6 already. He had a great birthday, we celebrated with family a couple of days before his birthday, then on his birthday he got more presents. And of course he cracked me up the next morning when he woke up and told me that I could go to the store while he was in school and get him some more presents and wrap them up for him. What a kid!!!
Jason with his HUGE handful of money from grandpa carrolls money bag! he got almost $9.00 my what big hands he has, lol.
And of course he wanted a transformer cake! as usual. but this one me and my parents made for him. He loved it!

jj opening his presents

love that kids smile! He had such and amazing day.
hmmm maybe he should have got socks for his birthday!
Ok, so I have been avoiding putting pics of the new house on here cause I can't get everything put away, and it is a MESS so I thought I would put premove in pics up! I know  its kinda cheating, but its what you get! this is our family room.
and the kitchen, it is pretty small, and seems even smaller when my crazy kids are in it with me.
This is the view from the family room up to the kitchen
and I actually have a deck! we have been eating outside on these cool nights, it feels so good outside. This is brian fixing an owie on jj's foot.
yep, hes reading the paper! And here is the kids getting ready to eat dinner!!
and in other news....... I am 17 weeks today!!! wow it has gone by really fast. Its been hard moving and finding energy to get everything done that I need to do, finding a new dr. proved frustrating, but I have found one, looks like I will be having this baby at the Mckay Dee hospital, so far things are going good, just need to find that darn energy! (as I sit on the computer all morning) I am also really missing all my friends from back home, its amazing how I took you all for granted, I wasn't much of a phone caller, or hang at your house and visit, but just knowing you were there and I could made me feel secure, without that here, I am a little lost. I know you are all still a phone call away, so don't be surprised if I call and just want to chat!! Thanks for being my friends while I was there!! I miss you all.