Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stockholm in the Fall


Fall in Stockholm is beautiful, you need to go to Amy's blog to see all the photos I've taken since we've been here.
Today, I thought you'd like to see the neighborhood that Rob & Lorena & Michael are living in....




They live really close to a marina so I walked down past the tennis club, past the park to the other side of the marina...I shot the photos looking back toward their duplex. The sign is the name of their street & I know you just love our photos of Michael...he really seems to have grown since we've been here.
Our little boy was blessed at church today. I am so happy we were able to be here for this sacred event. We have to leave tomorrow. I've already shed tears!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

6 weeks old


We arrived one week ago today. Today our grandson is 6 weeks old...as I was running yesterday I thought about how much babies change and how at first our time is measured in weeks...next we measuring time in months and as we grow older we measure our time in years. Isn't it sad that we aren't growing and developing weekly? I mean, just think how much we could at least mentally grow. This is Michael with little Michael a week ago...this was taken Thursday night. He loves his bath time with Grandma! During his bath time, we had a great chat tonight. I asked him what his cousin was going to be like and he smiled and tried to tell me...Honest...it was so cute!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Carmel Corn if you dare

II made yummy baked carmel corn to take to our visiting teaching / home teaching families. Tonight, after a long day of church meetings, Mike was relaxing, reading and munching on some of this delicious treat when he felt something lodge into one of his crowns. Sadly, he broke a piece of his crown right off! Luckily, it doesn't hurt but he now has a nice jagged edge on the crown. Here's the picture I took so Brian could do some long distance dental consulting with him. (So nice to have a son-in-law that knows about these things).
I also decided to share what we took to our families. Here's a photo of the package I'm delivering tomorrow (since it's one of my V.T. sister's birthday on Columbus Day). Notice the witch card and a black shoe made from cardstock...I got this idea from one I saw in Paper Craft Magazine a few years ago...the shoe is overflowing with carmel corn.
Below is the recipe...if you dare...to make it!


RECIPE: Spray a large baking pan in preparation for the popcorn. Dump the popped popcorn into the sprayed pan...Mix together...1 c. butter, 1 c. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 c. corn syrup...let boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Stir Into the hot mixture: 1/4 tsp. of baking soda and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Pour over 3 quarts of popcorn (I use 3 bags of microwave popcorn). I also carefully picked out all the un-popped kernels from the mix...don't want to break any crowns or teeth!
Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes...stir and bake 15 minutes more.
Dump out onto wax paper and try to wait for it to cool without eating any...I bet you can't do it!
WARNING:  Do not eat if you have crowns!