Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

Some friends were asking me about my wheat bread recipe.  I made it today so I thought I would share it here.

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

1 1/2 T. yeast
3/8 c. warm water
1 1/2 T. sugar
Combine the above and set aside.

2 c. warm water
1 T. powder milk
3/8 c. sugar or honey
3/8 c. oil
1 T. salt
6-7 c. freshly ground whole wheat flour
1/3 c. wheat gluten

Combine the above including yeast mixture.  Knead for 10 minutes.
Place dough in greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.  Divide into two greased bread pans.  Let rise for 15 more minutes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 28 minutes.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Girls Weekend in Monterey, California

I spent a long weekend in California with six of my closest girlfriends from my days at BYU.  It was a fabulous reunion and tons of fun.  It was so nice to reminisce and enjoy some quality girl time.  
At Pebble Beach
Checking out all the cute little shops on Cannery Row

Friday, February 15, 2008

All dressed up and nowhere to go.....

Valentine's Day Cookie Craziness

We had some of Ellie's friends over the day before Valentine's day to make our annual heart shaped cookies.  WOW... it was so crazy but SO fun.  The kids loved helping cut out the cookies and decorating with sprinkles. We all enjoyed the end product!  YUMMY!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Special Delivery....

Ellie and her friends Kaya and Gage handed out Valentine's Day cards at a local Assisted Living Center.  As soon as the trio walked through the door all of the faces in the room just lit up!  It was precious to watch.  They loved passing out the Valentines... although Ellie had a little difficulty giving away all the chocolate bars without sampling a few along the way as you can see below. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

She's a BIG girl now!

Ellie is officially potty-trained!  It has been a LONG couple of weeks.  Thankfully, we both survived!  YEAH! No more diapers!