Strawberries dipped in chocolate is one of my MOST FAVORITE things in the whole world. I have many "food favorites" and they seem to switch around every couple of months or so, but these little beauties will be a favorite forever! Now it has become one of our family favorites. So we started a new tradition. Sunday's are our strawberry dippin' day. We may not do it EVERY Sunday but it's close to it! :)
This is how we do it ~ I know there are many ways out there to do this....but this is our FAV!
1. Wash the strawberries 2. Let them dry. This is very, very important. pat them dry, lay them out to dry- whatever it takes. They need to be completely dry. 3. Get Bakers Dipping chocolate, real milk chocolate it comes in a little container, labeled- heat & dip follow directions to melt. 4. Dip the strawberries and lay on wax paper on a cookie sheet 5. put in fridge for 15 minutes. They have to harden enough to where they POP of the tray. They're not to hard and not to soft. They are PERFECT!
EAT AND ENJOY!!! oh yeah....and DON'T count the calories :)
This is Matt's 5th grade teacher Mrs. Warren at the Syracuse Arts Academy. She is SUCH a GOOD teacher. She was always so positive and just always had a way to make you feel good. He really thinks she is the greatest.
I asked Matt to tell me 5 cool things about her. this is what he said:
1. Favorite female teacher 2. She did SOMETHING..... WOW.... about math. I don't know what it was, but she just for some reason made me love math. She made me awesome at math. 3. She would give me harder assignments especially in math. 4. She's funny, awesome 5. favorite sayings she would say- "Matt....your not going to die!" and "Make it a great day!"
Emalee Rogers is getting married!! So that means it's time to go shopping. We all met up Saturday morning at her house all ready for the big adventure. We went to a couple of places but found "the one" at the second store. It was at the Gateway - Latterday Bride. The minute she put it on- I knew it was the one. We didn't want to push her into getting something that she really didn't want. So we all tried to keep our thoughts to ourselves. The minute she put it on- you could tell.... she LOVED it! She looked so beautiful!!! I have decided I LOVE weddings. They are just way to much FUN!!
Now she feels way comfortable!! That's what a soccer jacket can do!
Melissa, Sabree, Emalee, and Tina (Emalee's future mother in law)
After a fun day shopping we ate at the Melting Pot. It was my first time there and YES.....I loved it!!
McKay is feeling better and just wanted to let everyone know. He was admitted into Primary Children's Medical Center on Thursday. He was pretty sick. He spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The doctor is hopeful that McKay can go home either tomorrow or Tuesday.
Baylee did this all on her own.... we looked over and this is how we found her. I think McKay was very comfortable! He has a sweet expression on his face. It was way cute!
Matthew and Hannah & Baylee!!
One of the favorite things the kids have done lately is babysit the Smith's dogs Boon and Baylee. This one's name is Baylee. She would sleep over, they would go for walks, cuddle, play and run all over! She got to sleep over lots too! They were good little dog sitters and Baylee was a perty good puppy too!!
Matthew loves the Utah Jazz and was so excited when he was told at Junior jazz practice that there would be a jazz clinic in Ogden. It was for all Junior Jazz players....so it was going to be packed. So Dad, Matthew and some of his friends packed up and went to Ogden to see if they could get in.
They did get in.... and they got to go down on the court and play with him too! So LUCKY!! Matt's in the key getting ready to shoot.
See Matt right there behind him.... Memhet ran some drills with the boys.
Jaxon, Matt, and McKay They thought it was way AWESOME!!
Happy Birthday Hannah! January 9th, 2010. Because her birthday is on the 26th of December I plan on having her friend party either at the beginning of December or in January after everything has calmed down from the holidays. This time around we did it in January. It was perfect timing! Just what we needed....a PARTY! This year She had a Ballet party. They did a little craft at the beginning, played button button, I taught the girls some ballet and let them dance around, and ate her favorite- chocolate cup cakes. Her little friends were so sweet and fun. She was so thankful they came to party with her to celebrate her 6 birthday!! Happy Birthday Hannah girl! We love you!
When all the Roe family comes we try to go skiing at least once all together. It had been a long time since I had been there and I was surprised to see how it has all changed a bit. I liked the new addition to the lodge. Matt and John snowboarded and I skied....which is something I haven't done in 4 years. It felt great getting back on the slope. I've missed it! It was a great day for all who was able to go. then the next day turned out to be a very snowy day. So we thought it would be a good day to go sledding at the cemetery. So we all bundled up and drove 2 blocks away from the Roe home and had fun with the sleds for a few hours. Matthew worked his skills in making a sweet jump! The cousins had fun working on that in between runs down the hill. Hannah kept trying over and over to make it to the jump. For some odd reason every sled she rode would veer off to the left and then she'd miss it by a few inches!! She was determined to off that jump! We had fun watching Tyler try to walk up the hill in his boots and then he'd slide down on his rear. He always had a snowball in his hands and every few seconds would take a bite out of it. The cousins had some serious fun sledding that day!!
One of John's youngest cousins Josh, got married during the Christmas break to Abby. Josh and Abby were married on December 29th. Christmas is Abby's favorite holiday so she thought it would be neat to get married around this time. It was a beautiful wedding and reception. It was fun having lots of the family there. we were also able to catch up with many of the cousins. We were even able to round up all the grandkids that were there for a picture. (not as easy as it sounds!) Such a great night. What a fun night it was to celebrate the marriage of these two!!