Thursday, April 17, 2014

15 years

It was like a fairy tale when we met.  And I had my fairy tale wedding too.  But unlike a fairy tale this became a true story.....a love story.  A romantic drama still being written as I type!   Each chapter (year) filled with love, laughter, drama, heartache at times, suspense, surprises, twists and turns, new adventures and so much more.

I felt it from the first time I met him.  I just knew he would be a part of my life.  And on April 17, 1999 he became my everything.

I could write for days sharing so many wonderful, happy details leading up to this day.  I might make you cringe and maybe even cry sharing heartache and gut wrenching hard times we have been through over the past 15 years together.  It all is part of who we are today as husband and wife.  But really it does not matter what has happened in the past.

The most important thing is we are still together and our marriage is stronger than it has ever been.  And the reason for that is our faith in God and the commitment we made to one another 15 years ago today.  Wedding vows are a sacred promise between bride and groom in front of God.  A promise to love each other and be committed to each other even through thick and thin.....AKA good times and bad!  And that promise is something we have never taken lightly.

This man.  Oh how I adore him!  This day reminds me that God truly loves me.  He gave me the most wonderful person and chose him to be my lifetime partner.  I will forever be grateful. And blessed!  Love brought us together as husband and wife.  And gave us a best friend for life.  

To my dear husband, 
You have shown me what love is.  You are the reason for my happy days and the comfort in my sad days.  And sometimes you are the reason I scream, stomp my feet and pout.  You cheer my successes and comfort me in my failures.  I am so very proud to be your wife.  Happy Anniversary Honey.
I love you,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cookie Pizza

This is the easiest birthday treat ever!  I'll let you know right from the start it is not homemade.  There is nothing about it that is homemade!  But in my opinion that is perfectly alright for birthdays if it is what the birthday boys want.

We've been making it for years.  Many times for parties and play dates, but never for their birthday.  ALL children love it.  Its basically a big sugar cookie with candy and marshmallows.  You could easily change it up to suit your child's favorite chocolate candy.  And BTW, BIG kids love it too!

I see you back there!  Photo bomb by the birthday boys.

Cookie Pizza
1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
flour for rolling ball of dough
MM chocolate candies
Snickers Bars chopped (I used the King size...its actually two bars in one pack)
1/3-1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350.  On a lightly floured surface, knead the cookie dough into a ball.  Transfer the ball to the cookie/pizza pan and roll into a 10-inch circle, flouring the rolling pin as needed.  Bake at 350 for for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with candies and mini marshmallows.  Return to oven for 7 more minutes to soften candy.  To serve cut into wedges or squares.  

Tips and hints:
*I think more Snickers would be better.
*When cut into a pizza wedge this is over the top sweet, kick you in the gut good!  Next time I will cut in squares.
*Easter idea---Pastel MMs and the PB eggs! 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Ryan and Matthew

From this........

To this.......

Whoa! The transformation is cRaZy!!! Those sweet babies! And look at those handsome boys today.  If you read my post on Wednesday you know how hard it has been to get these two to allow us to take pictures.  These and many more were equally hard!  Boys this age, well at least our boys, are not easy to photograph.  And I now have a new respect for photographers!  There were threats, bribes and there may have been some stomping of my feet.  Hey a Momma does what she has to do to get a picture.

All in all I did get some great shots.  And I just might share more another day.  For now we have NINE YEAR OLD celebrating to do.

Happy Friday Birthday to Ryan and Matthew!!!!!!!!