Monday, December 17, 2012

Whats a Christmas Gram I Want One?

I love every minute I get to spend with Peter and Scout (I love cam and gus too). 

With Peters crazy work schedule, Scout and I have spent a lot of our nights just the two of us ....until Peter gets home late.  However, when Peter is home he really makes the most of it.  Despite the late hour that Peter gets home from work he always wants to celebrate the holidays by getting hot chocolate and going to look for lights, bake Christmas goodies, or watch one of our many Christmas movies.   
This holiday season I have really had a lot of time to reflect on how grateful I am for my husband who is always trying so hard to make me happy, who loves spending time with Scout and I, and is so willing to work even though it is hard to be away sometimes.

I miss you today. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Litte Empathy Please

(Dangerfiled family photo tradition)

I have to brag about this kid for a second.  So if you hate adorable stories about super cute babies stop reading.
The past few weeks I had been feeling really sick.  Cold, fever, really bad sore throat.  The other day I was feeling really lumpy after a night of no sleep and Scout comes up and says...
Scout:  "Mom hurt?"
Me:  "Yeah, my throat hurts."
Scout:  "Sorry mom. Sorry"
Me:  (tears)
After which she walked behind me and gave me a back rub.
This Thanksgiving I am very thankful for a husband who has taught our daughter about empathy and that when moms not feeling well she likes back rubs and for a beautiful baby girl who is going to be the best big sister ever.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prescott Fall

 We took a quick trip this weekend up to Prescott to play in the cold.  Scout thought that the fall leaves were the best.  She loved running and kicking them in the air.  I have love watching her grow up and experience all the new things in life.  Kids make everything new and exciting again.

 At Watson Lake we saw a bald egale as we jumped around on the boulders and admired the rocks.

I love all my days with these two, they make everything fun.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scout Strength

I have heard of old man strength, but baby strength?  Scouts ability to out muscle babies twice her age always astounds me.  I have a theory that some of the steroids I took as a child still lingered in my tissues and while she was in utero they leached into her body.  Here she is doing her nightly pull-ups before bed, you know just to work off a little energy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall for a Day

We had the brief feeling of Fall this last weekend so Peter, Scout and I took advantage of every minute.  Evenings in the park with friends and the night of caramel apples just topped off the Fall weekend.  All three of these little girlies where so cute and fun all evening (Lola and Recker too, not pictured).  They had so much fun eating caramel apples and candy.  The weather put everyone in a great mood and got me that much more excited about checking activities off of my Fall TO DO list.  Next, visit a pumpkin patch.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pie-licious Holidays

I love getting in the mood for the holidays.  Decorating, crafts, long outdoor outings and baking being my favorite parts of the season.  So when I woke up this morning with pie on the brain I had to bake.  Unfortunately, I have never made a decent pie crust.  In holidays past it always ends up too thick or too dry, I was determined to make a good pie crust from scratch.  Although my pie is not the most fall flavor, peach, I was still very pleased and in a wonderful holiday spirit when it turned out so beautiful.  I hope it tastes as good as it looks.  Now this November come Thanksgiving I won't have to settle for the store bought crust.  I have two months to figure out how to make the edges pretty.     

Monday, October 1, 2012


Getting out of town is a must when the weather is still in the 100's and October is approaching, so we headed up north to Rose Creek.  It quickly got me in the mood for the holiday season with the cold weather, loads of delicious food and all my family being around.  Vacations are extra relaxing when you have lots of kiddos around who are willing and able to take care of your kiddo. Scout had a blast with all her cousins and I didn't have to lift a finger.
Now I am officially ready to start the holiday season, bring on Halloween.