Sunday, April 25, 2010

Love Notes

Dear Friends.

Just a little post to let you know that I was a little bored of this blog. So I made a new one. It's still a little guy, doesn't have many posts, and is in extreme need of some TLC, but I'm embarking on a little summer adventure with it anyways. Wont you join me?


Love always,
Catherine.

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Cheesy Little Love Note

Today has been one of those days,

BUT...




It's really hard to have a bad day when you have a momma like mine!
Thanks for the package mom! I {love/miss} you so dang much!

-Catherine


P.S. Perfect timing...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Snickerdoodle Blondies


If I had a fancy camera and had any talent in the areas of photography i would have taken an artistic strategic delicious looking picture of these...

Obviously that's not my picture. But these are my new best friends Snickerdoodle Blondies. Try this recipe if you like foods that are so delicious that you instantly want to eat them by the pan and possibly consider moving to some distant uninhabited foreign country so you can eat them in peace. (Because trust me, once these come out of the oven, they will disappear.)
You can find the recipe here.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

A boring story about a cake, and a very grown up brother of mine.

My older brother Nathan had a birthday the other day. He told me he wanted twice baked potatoes and a cake with home made frosting. I was all over it, sort of.

I found a recipe for the cake Here and got to work. Everything was going well until i opened the oven and found 2 very strange looking cakes and a pile of cake on the bottom of the oven in a little blob {I was going to post a picture, but since a blob of chocolate cake looks similar to many undesirable things, I think I'll just let you use your imagination on this one}. To make things worse, after they cooled I attempted to pop them out of the cake pans but instead of 2 round cakes i ended up with about 7 smaller country shaped cakes. I'm not sure exactly what went wrong and I was a little discouraged, however, I wasn't going to dissapoint my brother on his birthday so i scrubbed in for a little cake surgery. After pasting some of the chunks together and with a little help from one of my roomates we ended up with this:






Anyways, I would definitely recommend the recipe to any of you who have a sense of adventure and like a good tasting chocolate cake. ( Nathan told me it tasted even better day 2 )
We didn't have any candles so Nathan just made his own with some paper and crayons. Anyways the whole point of this was to tell Nathan Happy Birthday, he really is a great older brother and I'm so lucky to get to be his little sister and annoy him all the time with rants and questions and stupid stories (much like this one)!

Happy 2 and a half decades Pooky.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I almost forgot to add a title.

I want to start off this blogpost with the almost cliche: "I know i haven't blogged in a while", but I'm pretty sure you guys are smart enough to figure that out on your own. So I'll just make the lame excuse that with the transition to college I simply haven't had time to blog (lie) and that I've been filling my time purely with studying (lie) and nothing else, so I don't have much to blog about (also a lie)(unless you are my parents then the above are all true). But since most of you can see straight through that I guess I'll give in and throw out a blog post. So here are some of the things I've been up to over the past couple months...



My ward hiked the Y.


football games

dances

watching a meteor


Going to a David Archuleta concert with my pal Kendra.

Celebrating Christmas with my FHE family


Building a 10 ft. snowman with my real family



Going on a super date

And having an ultimate girls night with my favorite girlies.

There you have it. Now you're all caught up.
Now you can start bugging my Brothers about updating their blog.
:)


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dear Mom and Dad, Look at me now!

Hey friends,


I just thought i would update you on some of my recent adventures.


A few wednesdays ago I arrived at my new home at BYU. My roomates and I all get along, our favorite activities include: Sitting on the couch and talking, standing in the hallway and talking, and eating and talking. We've gotten to know some of the boys in our ward. The best way of making friends always revolves around food, especially when you throw it at people windows.


Anyways, I'm not really feeling inspired to write right now so I'll just post some pictures instead.




This is our first meal as BFFs/roomies we had some salad and spaghetti and yummy garlic bread!




These are some of the amazing friends I have made out here at BYU. (Some of them are missing) we had just gotten done with ice blocking.



This picture is for my parents. Just wanted them to know I'm doing ok. I'm also living off a nutricious diet of cereal. Also, in case anyone didn't know, they totally make Chocolate Marshmellow Matey's, they are delicious.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ya, You Betcha




My family is spread pretty far apart, I currently have 2 brothers in Utah 1 brother and a sister in law in Ohio, 1 brother in DC, and my parents who live in Minnesota. It's pretty rare to have the whole family home, except at Christmas, but as luck would have it, our whole family came home for one reason or another and we got to spend 3 wonderful days up north together at beautiful lake superior.

I love Minnesota for so many reasons, one of my favorite things about the land of lakes, is the lakes! My family and I stayed in a little summer home that was right on lake superior. We ate delicious food, went hiking, canoeing, ate at sven and oles pizza and explored some of the sites that surround the lake. The Lake Superior area, or Up North as we call it, is one of my favorite places.

Most people don't realize that the moose chair was invented in Minnesota.



Split Rock Lighthouse

Me and my brother.



Christian beat Nathan in the how long can you stand in Lake superior contest, which unfortunately is a contest where no one really wins.

This is me and my sister in law nicole in front of split rock.

Again I only wish i had taken more pictures, You'd think i woulda learned from my trip to Virginia. Anyways, I say goodbye to my favorite home state this week as I head off to college, and although I'm super excited, i will always miss good old uffda Minnisooda.