Feb 24, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
We are so grateful for Pauly's mom and the wonderful woman she is. She is a superb mother and has given her children and those around her all she could. We are grateful for our knowledge of Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ and the power of prayer. We pray that His will for Pauly's sweet mother can be accomplished.
Feb 10, 2009
Here's the recipe for my
amazing peanut butter footballs.
1 cup peanut butter
2+ cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 lbs of chocolate (the original recipe called for chocolate almond bark but I couldn't find any of that in hell, so I used semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.)
Mix peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. If it seems too sticky then add a little more powdered sugar. I think I ended up using 2 1/2 cups to get it to a good texture that wasn't too greasy feeling and would stick together. Just add extra sugar in very small amounts or the mixture will suddenly be too dry.
Shape your peanut butter however you desire. Roll it into balls, make footballs, little hearts, whatever. I do recommend making your shapes very small because this recipe is very rich. My footballs ended up about 3 inches long and I only ended up eating one because it was just too rich. Place on wax paper and chill. This is important! I didn't do this and it made dipping them in chocolate extremely difficult because then they smoosh and fall apart in the chocolate.
Melt your chocolate and then dip! Your fingers will get messy, just don't lick 'em until you're done! Place chocolate balls on wax paper until dry. I stuck mine in the freezer for about 5 minutes and then I could eat them faster!
Here's just a small sampling of the destruction.
So here's the story. On Jan. 27 it was freezing outside, high teens, low 20's. It started to rain. Yep, you heard right, rain. It should have been snowing with the temps that low, but whatever, that's what happens when you live in hell. So it rained and rained and rained. When the rain hit the ground, tree, car, etc. it froze solid. Then it just kept raining. And freezing. And raining. And freezing. And raining some more.
Feb 8, 2009
I am also a huge Steelers fan. (I do mean that, but I think Pauly and his family would string me up by my toe nails if I said otherwise.)
Pauly shows his love for the Steelers by watching every game, wearing their 75th anniversary special edition jersey and talking about "beating the cardinals down."
Here's pics from Pauly's b-day:
Anyone not living within a 15 mile radius of me (I'm talking to all you Utahns, y'all aren't even within a 1500 mile radius) notice anything different about me?
hmmmm. . .
I am now a redhead
Happy 35th Birthday to my bestest** everything.
You are my life and I will love you forever. Forever and a day. Okay, okay, forever and a million days***. Sheesh, you're so demanding. ;)
**also not a word, but I can't take credit for it.
I'm sure some 4 year old thought of it way before me.
***how could I not with "Pirate Vader" throwing gang signs my way? I mean, seriously, don't even try to tell me that you could resist that amazingness** when it came your way. Don't even try.