Saturday, February 14, 2009

2009 Highlights... so far

You think that while I am off track, I would be able to update my blog a bit more often. Luckily, we have been staying busy and having fun. Here are just a few things that we have done or celebrated since mid-January:

* Josh's 3rd birthday!! (included a visit from CA grandparents)
* Our 7th wedding anniversary
* Draper Temple open house
* Josh is now POTTY-TRAINED!!!!!! (not pictured)
*Dan started back at Wells Fargo (downtown)
*decided to move back to Sugar House
* made bird feeders, painted pics for dad, played with playdough, watched movies, fed the geese at Liberty Park...

I love how sneaky Josh looks in this picture, like he's going to spring at the cupcakes at any second. Josh had a birthday celebration with g-ma and g-pa Goates, and got some new pj's and church clothes. He loved spending the night!
We also had granny and g-pa from CA come for the weekend, and again, Josh was spoiled with some fun toys and games. We love their visits.

Since Jack got a puppy-dog cake for his b-day, I tried to make some fishbowl cupcakes for Josh. (he was the one who got to name our 2 fish)

During our grandparents' visit, we took a "trip" to Cabela's. Interesting. But, we did find something for the boys to enjoy for a bit.

Dan and I have 7 amazing years together, so far. Considering our VERY short courtship, I would say that we have grown closer and stronger than others may have thought possible! I was going to post a wedding pic from the beginning, but this one tells much more about who we are all the time: silly and having way too much fun together!!

The boys and I were able to attend the Draper Temple open house with Grandpa Russ. It was a beautiful building, with some incredible art work everywhere. The boys were SO good during the whole hour-long tour.

Happy Valentines Day!
(BTW, this is the yummiest sugar cookie recipe I have ever made/tried)


Erica said...

What? Moving out of Daybreak? To go to Sugar House? Isn't that like Apostasy?

Emily said...


Lindsey Montague said...

Yeah, Em, it was decided that same week that we played. We are just a few blocks from Sugar House park. It's the right time.

Tanya said...

Yay! So are you back in Sugarhouse already or when will you be? We'll have you guys over once you are settled in, we'll be a lot closer now.

Please share that sugar cookie recipe!

Bart and Michelle said...

Wow! You guys have had a busy year so far! :) What made you guys decide to move? And I agree with Tanya, I want that sugar recipe too! ;)

Lindsey Montague said...

Favorite Sugar Cookies

1 c butter 1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar 1/2 t bak. soda
2 eggs 1/4 t salt
3 T sour cream 3 1/4 c flour
1/2 t almond extract

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, almond extract and vanilla, mix. Add soda, salt, and flour and mix until just combined. Roll into ball, wrap in plastic, and refigerate 3-4 hrs. You know the rest..


1/3 c butter, softened
4 c powd. sugar
1/4-1/2 c milk
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
pinch salt

Beat butter with sugar, then add milk. Add everything else, and food coloring if desired.


Tanya said...

Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to try it out thise weekend. And I'm so excited to hear about the In-N-Out! We've gotta go when it opens!

Lindsey Montague said...

I would forget the baking details...

375 degrees

9 minutes (they don't brown at all)
(adjust the time depending on how hot your oven gets; I usually always add 2 minutes to my time)