Friday, December 19, 2008

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Yesterday I cut off 11 inches of my hair. I am sending 9 inches to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. I am so happy I did it. Thanks for cutting it Talia!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Get Well Isabel

Last Night Kaycie and I made the journey up to Primary Children's Hospital to visit Isabel. We mad a quick stop at Nordstom, Godiva and the mall food court where Kaycie ordered Chicken Noodle Soup and a fruit cup and refused to eat any french fries because she is only eating healthy foods these days.

We had fun visiting with Izzy. She and Kaycie worked on a couple of coloring projects while Izzy told us about all of the things she has been doing while in the hospital. Some of the cool things include ordering from the 6 page room service menu (she was eatting what looked like a very yummy corndog when we got there), visiting the arts and crafts room, getting a stuffed animal from the Utah Highway Patrol, watching movies and the disney channel all day long and Rootbeer flavored Lortab. I think Kaycie was very impressed with the way Issy was being treated and after seeing all the stitches in her neck and head was impressed with how brave she is. More info about Chiari Malformation and photo of more stitches than I have ever seen in my life here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cookie Exchange 2008

This past weekend I hosted a cookie exchange. These are the little invitations I sent out. The boxes were filled with Christmas Candy and tied off with a glittery ornament and mini spatula.

Cookie Exchange 2008 was held at my parents house this year so I was able to increase the guest list. I think there were around 20 people who each brought 5 dozen cookies for a total of 1200 cookies...thats a lot of cookies.

I purchased cheese from Liberty Heights Fresh for a cheese tray. My favorite was named Barely Buzzed and is manufactured by a local cheese company the Beehive Cheese Company.

It was a white cheddar with a ground coffee bean and lavender rind. I loved it and now want to try other cheeses made by this company.

There were 4 cookie exchange prizes and here are the results-

Best Cookie-Samantha
Oreo Cookie

Most Festive - Casey and Kendra
Chocolate Punguins and Cherry Mice
(These were so cute why don't I have a photo?)

Creative Ingredient-Aunt Heidi
Carrot Cookies
(creative ingredient carrots)

Cutest Recipe Card-Jill
Raspberry Cookies

Cookie Exchange Favors-

Mugs from Williams Sonoma
cello bag of hot chocolate
dried apple trail mix made with apples my dad dried from his apple tree behind his house.
Thanks to everyone who came to my cookie exchange and start looking for cookie recipes for next the date always the first weekend in December!