Friday, January 7, 2011

Pictures, captions, and a recipe

I was jolted awake at 6 this morning to the sound of Abby tossing her cookies. Always a pleasant way to greet the day. But it's alright because some serious strings were pulled for me at BYU and they re-admitted me and I get to graduate in April! I wanted to kiss my counselor. Well, that would be awkward because he is an old man, so we'll just stick with an enthusiastic high five. Hey, did anybody else watch Ke$ha on Times Square on New Year's Eve? Holy moly she looks like a man! Her eyebrows were out of control. They looked like big hairy caterpillars on her face. She is disgusting. But her songs are so darn catchy. And I don't care what anyone else says, I love the Backstreet Boys and I always will. Nick is still such a hunk. I can't really think of a smooth way to transition into the smattering of pictures I want to share, so let's just get right to it.

 Here is a blurry picture of our house all lit up for Christmas. It looked a lot better in person. I have a unique ability as a photographer to make anything look a lot uglier than it really is. This is especially evident in pictures I take of Cary and me. Or at least I desperately hope it is just the camera...
 Our bookshelves! All full of books! Hooray.
 Rats, I thought I rotated this and it didn't turn out rotated. Oh well. I just wanted a picture of some presents under our tree. Sigh, I miss Christmas. I am always one to take down Christmas decorations after New Years, but I am kind of happy that other people leave theirs up for a while.
 My new piano! Cary dusted off his violin and we played some duets together and it was so precious and you are all free to go "Awwww." Cary is way good at violin and I had no idea until like a month ago. Plus he looks so cute with his concentrating face on.
Cary opening his presents. I told him to look stoked about his new socks and this was the face I got. He asked for new socks! His Christmas/Birthday presents were so boring. All he wanted was socks, a new suit, and new shoes. How boring.

To reward you for this super boring blog post, here an amazing and low calorie (ha) fruit dip. It is so good. I got this awesome recipe from my Aunt Christina. I made some yesterday and I may or may not have eaten some this morning for breakfast? It's hard to say. I think it's best with green apples. I didn't take a picture because it's not really a looker, but trust me, it's delicious. Try it. Right now.

1 pkg cream cheese (you can use low-fat if you are feeling particularly fond of your arteries)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 c powdered sugar (I was feeling very jiggly and full of self-loathing when I made this and I used only 1/2 c brown sugar and 1/4 c powdered sugar which soothed my conscience a little bit and didn't make a difference in the flavor)
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of toffee chunks (I used Heath)

Mix it all up and dip apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, a spoon.... your finger....


  1. oh my goodness, i miss you!! your bookshelves look great!! and i love your little house, someday we'll have one too. you're so old and grown up.

    please have a baby soon so they can play. =)

  2. also, i want to see kesha in concert soooo baddd!!!! she's soooo weird. but i loooove her!!

  3. The dip was mighty tasty I must say. And I agree that Ke$ha is a beast... she's such a poser (and by poser, I think she thinks she's like the next lady gaga or something). Lady Gaga & Ke$sha have one thing in common tho: they are both disgusting and both have catchy tunes. Ugh. If I could boycott them I would.