Sunday, August 19, 2012

2nd Annual GSLC Bake Off

 This is the second year that Ryan and Kevin have gone head to head in the GSLC Fall Bake Off to benefit the youth group. This year they both had a title to defend. :)

Kevin won last year for taste with his "Water into Wild Berry Pie", this year he took an entry called
 "Kevin's Cherry 3.14". He did not win for either category but I LOVED his pie, super yummy as always! Too bad people didn't get the 3.14
Ryan won last year for taste with her "WWJD?...Eat my cake!" If you recall it was a box cake made with tons 'o love. This year she decided to stick with what worked last year.  Her "Bless Your Heart Chocolate Cake" took best taste the 4-9 year old division! Next year she will be cooking with the big kids, let's see if she can pull off a hat trick. :D

Sadly for the second year in a row, all I took home was my left overs. I decided to go with brownies since everyone likes them. I made a double batch of box brownies but I put a layer in the middle of chocolate bars...I guess they were ok, I didn't eat them. All I heard as Rob was choking down a gallon of milk was that they were very rich. That's a good thing with chocolate, right?!?!

Monday, August 13, 2012

1st day of school 2012

How on earth did time go so fast?  The more I try to slow it down, the faster it seems to go. Not fair. I LOVE hanging out with my kids in the summer. I am.not. ready for them to go back to school and leave me all alone. 
See? I'm not ready. Not.Ready. How can I have an 8th, 6th and 4th grader in the house??? Oh my, next year starts high school.
EEEKKKK Run away!
Since it is inevitable, I hope the kids have the best year yet!
 I know that Ryan is over the moon because she got the teacher she wanted.
She is also sad because this is the first time she will be ALL alone, no brothers in the school.
I know Kevin is worried about getting where he needs to be on time and locker nightmares have started.
 I know that Jared is over it and is ready to be top dog in the school.
 I am not sure what will transpire over the next 180 wake ups, but I DO know that each time that alarm goes off we are one day closer to summer 2013! :D

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summertime fun!

 It's always hard to say goodbye to summer. We love hanging out with our friends at the pool, lazy wake ups and great family time. This year was one of the best summers I can remember and it went by way too fast as always!
 Kevin doing push ups under water
 Jared-you rock ;)
 Gretchen and Ryan, the under water mermaid queens :D
 My little fishy
Jared and Hannah chilling out while the littles play. It was nice to hang with our Mabrey peeps this summer. It is so difficult during the year to squeeze in quality time. Being at different schools can make it hard to see each other during the year. No one is ready for school to start!