Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Uncle Paul's 85th Birthday Party!

We celebrated Uncle Paul's 85th birthday party a couple of weeks ago at Kristin's house.  Since my dad died when I was young, my Uncle Paul has really stepped up and been an awesome grandpa to my girls.  He comes to everything, just as a grandpa would.  He even came to Lindsay opening up her mission call a few weeks ago.  It was fun seeing some of my cousins I haven't seen in probably 30 years.  Fun catching up on stories and just being together as a family.  Wish I would have inherited some of the Ellsworth's tall genes....my family seemed to miss that gene!  We did some redneck type activities and sure had fun!  We did a chicken chase, raced on wooden cows, had an outdoor movie and could play the wii, had a teepee, rode horses, had a BBQ, and had an awesome time.  Uncle Paul wore his cowboy outfit just like old times.  My mom and her family grew up on a farm so that's why we went with a cowboy themed party.  He loved it and I'm so glad so many people came!  Super fun day!  I love my family!!

My Ellsworth uncles - Paul, Ardel and Ernie.

 My cousin Brian and his wife Patsy with my aunt Marjorie.

 Some of our cousins!

 Erik caught a chicken! 

 Go Hailey!

Summer's Wedding

We decorated Summer's wedding a few weeks ago.  Her colors were pink and mint green and BLING!  Everything was blinged out!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lindsay's Going on a Mission!

Well the long anticipated letter finally came in the mail and Lindsay is going to be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Reno, Nevada mission.  She reports to the MTC on February 5, 2014.  Her mission will cover most of Nevada, including Lake Tahoe.  I wonder how she will do living in the snow!  She has always said she wanted to live where it snowed.....now is her chance!  :)  I know she will do a great job and Reno is lucky to get to work with her.  I am so proud of her and her decision to go!  Love that girl!! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Delicious Sugar Cookies!


Who doesn't love a good sugar cookie?!!  These sugar cookies have to be the best ever!  They turn out perfect every time and you can even use cookie cutters with a lot of little pieces and it will hold its shape without breaking.  LOVE it!  Give it a try!

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 T. cream or milk
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
3 c. flour

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and milk.  Mix well.  Combine remaining ingredients and mix well.  Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out into desired shapes.  Bake at 400 for 5-7 minutes.  Frost with your favorite icing and bring me over a bunch!  (It's in the directions, so you have to follow the directions exactly or they won't turn out!)  Seriously delicious!  Enjoy!