Monday, October 26, 2009

Old Mitchell in the Fall

Saturday, my family and cousins went on another trip to Mt. Mitchell. The hike is always fun, but this time it was all the colors that amazed us! I love to see God's brilliant design in the ways that the mountains are shaped, to the colors of the leaves. By far, fall in the mountains is the best!

Coming Back From Mt Mitchell Hike

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Interesting Recipe

The other day, I got in the "make & bake things" mood. I made up a recipe for chocolate cookies, and they actually turned out pretty good! The recipe is super simple:

Chocolate Cookies~

1/2 Cup softened butter~halved

3/4 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup granulated sugar

1 Cup chocolate chips

1/2 Tsp baking soda

1/2 Tsp baking powder

1 1/2 Cup flour

1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla

1 Tsp Salt

2 Eggs

Bake @ 350 for ~15 min/Makes ~ 20

*Stir flour, sugars, powder, soda and salt in one bowl
*Mix egg, vanilla, and 1/2 the amount of butter called for.
*Using a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips & rest of butter. stir every few seconds until nicely smoothed together.
*Combine dry ing. into the liquid ing.
*With an electric mixer, mix together dry, liquid, and choclate mixutre.
*Bake on cookie sheets for ~ 15 min. they won't look ferm at first, so let them cool for about 5 min before eating.
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bird Sanctuary

Its October! Hurray!!!!!!!! Last Weekend we went to our grandparent's house. We visited the world's largest Bird Sanctuary in Scotland Neck North Carolina. The facility and staff were fantastic! Caelen took a bunch of pictures, and believe me, it was hard to decide which pics to put on here!

Little bro (Ben) always gets his words mixed up and came home from the bird sanctuary to tell our grandmother that he had fed a pecan (he meant a toucan of course), but we all couldn't stop laughing :)  he is such a sweetie!!!

Laughing Kookaburras