Wednesday, October 28, 2009

brownie bottoms, yummmo!

I have decided that I am going to try to start posting some recipes on my blog. i LOVE to cook but sure hate the mess!

this is a dessert recipe i found that you make in a slow cooker, i LOVE it!!

if you are craving chocolate, you must try this, its very good, but must warn you, very rich!

Brownie Bottoms

3/4 c water
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tlb unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 c packaged brownie mix
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c chocolate chips
2 eggs beaten
3 tlb butter, melted

whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

lightly coat crock pot with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
combine water, brown sugar, cocoa powder in small sauce pan and bring to boil.
combine brownie mix, pudding, chocolate chips, eggs, and butter in bowl, mix well. spread in bottom of crock pot, pour boiling mixture over batter. Cover, cook on HIGH 1 1/2 hour.
turn off crock pot, and let stand 30 minutes. serve with whipped cream or icecream, or both!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

family photo day

once again our dear friend Jen took our family pictures, Kim and Briauna wanted to get some of the whole family done, to bad it was freezing out that day! here are a few pictures.. also check out her website at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

beautiful day in Central Oregon

We took Colton to another pumpkin patch last weekend, it was a perfect day in Central Oregon. Colton had a blast with the petting zoo, horse rides, pumpkin launcher where you launched a pumpkin into a field of old cars (well, Dad and Uncle Thomas had a good time with that) I love fall and all the beautiful colors.

pumpkin patch time

Saturday, October 10, 2009

pumpkin patch

Hard to believe that its already fall... today Colton and I went to a pumpkin patch out in Tumalo, we had a great time. They had all kinds of fun activities for the kids to do such as pony rides, hay rides, a hunted house and so much more. Colton loved the hay ride the best because we were being pulled buy a tractor!

Friday, October 9, 2009

snow in october?

Last weekend we had a crazy freak snow storm, we woke up to a blizzard and by the end of the day we had a good 4 inches of snow and it was only the beginning of October! Colton was so excited to see the snow, the first thing he said when he saw it was "i am going to get my snow boots on". Him and daddy and pappa built a snowman, unfortunately, frosty didn't last long because it started to warm up. The storm knocked trees down all over town, it was such a mess. Both my parents had a big tree fall in their yard, and so did Carson's parents. We were lucky enough to not have any damage other than a bush in our front yard. This weather sure reminded me that i am NOT ready for it to be winter!