Monday, April 30, 2012

Easter 2012 at Nannie's House :)

We had Easter this year at my mom's apartment.  After church, Shawn and I drove to Rockport and were joined by Mom, Beth, Gavin and Tommy and Uncle Popeye.  Mom baked a ham and made baked beans and deviled eggs, I made potato salad and cookies, and Beth made a cherry cheesecake.  After we eat, we went down in the lawn and had an Easter egg hunt and played with bubbles and just visited.  It was a great time and the Easter Bunny brought Gavin LOTS of stuff!

I packed Gavin's Easter basket FULL of goodies.  There was a kite, Buzz Lightyear flip flops, Scooby Doo bandaids, chocolates, gummies and more candy! 

I found these cookies on the Pinterest website.  They are a Easter Nest Cookies and they were DELICIOUS!!

Gavin with his Easter basket that Uncle Shawn and I got him.

All of these pictures below are pictures that Gavin took of everyone at my moms. 

Visiting Papa Pete

On my way to taking Gavin home on Sunday, we stopped at the cemetery to put flowers on my dad's grave.  I was going to make some, but found these arrangements already made at Michael's so I decided on them!  Gavin helped me put them on and then smiled real picture for me to take a picture.  I'm really bad about visiting my dad's grave and replacing the flowers often, which is something I am going to make a point to do more often!  Love you and miss you daddy!  Gavin said "love you papa Pete!"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kari Jobe - Savior's Here (Lyrics)

One of my newest favorite songs!  This is an awesome CD!  We heard her during Winter Jam 2012 and she is an amazing singer!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

PP: Easter Nest Cookies

Yesterday I made my food for Easter and these adorable cookies were part of my madness!  I had seen them posted on Pinterest and followed the link to Oh How Posh to get the recipe.  I believe the original recipe came from Pillsbury.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and tasted (and all those delicious toppings are yummy on chocolate chip cookies too, just sayin ;)), I just wish I could of found the speckled jelly beans :(

Here’s the recipe:


1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies (24 cookies)
1 container (12 oz) fluffy white frosting
1 cup flaked coconut
Food color
Jelly beans


Bake cookies as directed on package. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.

Frost cookies. Add coconut to a 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add 2 to 3 drops favorite food color, shaking bag to blend color. It may be necessary to add 1 to 2 teaspoons water to help disperse the color evenly or additional food color until desired color is reached. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon coconut on each cookie.

Top with jelly beans or candy coated chocolate peanut candy.