17 years & still loving each other!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

These are seriously the BEST CINNAMON ROLLS - EVER!!!!! I made them this weekend and they are HUGE! Do you remember Cinnabon? I think they are just as good if not better then them. You have to try them.

Ward Council Cinnamon Rolls
From Liz Laney

Makes 2 dozen Cinnamon Rolls

4 ½ cups Hot Water
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
3 TBSP Instant Yeast
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 TBSP Salt
9-12 Cups Flour

Place hot water in Large Mixer and add all ingredients except flour. Add Flour starting with 9 Cups and adding more as needed to make a soft dough. Knead until all water is absorbed. Then dump dough out onto floured board, kneading by hand until smooth. Rest dough for 15 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece out into rectangle about 12 x 8 and brush ½ cube softened butter per rectangle of dough. Sprinkle on cinnamon & sugar mixture. (about ¾ cup sugar mixed with 2 TBSP ground cinnamon) Roll up from long side and cut each rectangle into 12 slices @ 1 ¼” to 1 ½” thick. (Once rolled up cut ½ and then each half in half, then into 3rds from there)

Spray baking pans with Pam and place 12 rolls per pan (use large cookie sheets or use a 9 x 13 and place 6 per pan) Cover with plastic wrap loosely and let rise. It usually takes about ½ hour however it may take longer in the winter or in a colder room. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 – 25 minutes until just slightly browned. Let cool for no more than 5 minutes and frost with thin powdered sugar frosting.

1 cup Heavy Cream
1 TBSP Vanilla
2 lbs Powdered Sugar

Heat 1 cup Heavy Cream in glass bowl in microwave. Add Vanilla and whisk in powdered sugar to make a thin spreadable frosting.

Brush frosting on quickly, cover generously and completely. Makes 24 large cinnamon rolls. Don’t even think about making a smaller batch. If you have any let over the next day and don’t want to microwave them, day old cinnamon rolls make the best bread pudding.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One Project Down - Many to go!

While it was great to finally get a project - The Scrapbook room organized, now we have to get going on getting this backlog caught up. Cassie is very excited to get started.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Rosalie, Toby, and family came down in June this year and we got to take pictures of the little ones. It was a long evening getting everyone to sit still and smile all the same time. Never-the-less we had a good time. Here are some of my favorite pictures.


They are both Snugglers!

Welcome Brook!!!

Welcome Brook!!!

The Proud Big Sister

The Proud Big Sister
Cassie was so excited and could not wait to hold little Brook!

The Three of us for 1 more night!!!

The Three of us for 1 more night!!!
Night before Brook is born!!!

Truly Unforgettable!

Truly Unforgettable!
School Picture Day - I decided to do some of my own in case her hair got messed up! I just couldn't help myself!

I Love You Card

I Love You Card
This is Aaron's very original and creative Birthday card he made for me I love it and have the pictures hung in my office at work! February 2008

Cassie Lynn