P.s. When are you moving here?!!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
P.s. When are you moving here?!!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Chris handing out ornaments
Our "perfect" tree
There are so many things we love about Uncle Todd! He is kind, generous, funny, hard-working, loves his family and he is a worthy Priesthood holder! We loved seeing you in August!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Stephanie: Testytroll Rottenfoot
Chris: Grimgrinch Rottenfoot
Christopher: Meanmonkey Rottenfoot
Laethym: Miserlygrouch Rottenfoot
Avonleigh: Bleakfrown Rottenfoot
Payton: Wretchedbeast Rottenfoot
Harley: Scroogeygrump Rottenfoot
Big Cat: Drearycrab Rottenfoot
Solomon: Frownycrab Rottenfoot
Nana Zahlmann: Frownygrinch Rottenfoot
Papa Zahlmann: Woefulfrown Rottenfoot
Grandma Latham: Bleakwhiner Heartlessnoodle (SOOO FUNNY!)
Grandpa Latham: Moodygloom Heartlessnoodle (YEP, STILL FUNNY!)
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
The Zahlmann clan at Molly & TJ's reception
I am so grateful that Molly is a part of our family. She has such a sweet and gentle spirit. She is kind and understanding and very accepting of others. She mirrors the Savior in these qualities so it's no wonder the kids just adore her! TJ - you got yourserlf a good one! We sure love you Molly!
We really miss you guys!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Jessica, Mom and Christopher
Thank you all for making it a special birthday this year! Love you!
Payton getting her first taste of cake and ice cream
Chooch thoroughly enjoying that cake!
Friday, November 23, 2007
This recipe was awesome! I LOVE Pecan Pie (by far my favorite), and this was a really fun twist on an old favorite. Very easy to make, so try it and let me know how it goes!
Caramel Pecan Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 - 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
- 28 caramel pieces, unwrapped
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust
1. Melt caramels with Karo® and butter in covered double boiler or in a saucepan over low heat.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, vanilla and eggs. Gradually add caramel sauce and mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust.
3. Bake at 350° for 50 - 55 minutes. Pie filling will appear to be very soft, but becomes firmer as it cools.
PS - I doubled this and used a whole bag of Kraft Caramels (it was 51 pieces, but it worked great).
Avonleigh could not get enough of the spinach dip - but only if Papa hand-fed it to her!
It was a really relaxing day - I didn't even put make-up on (hence no pictures of me!). But, seriously I was so overwhelmed with gratitude yesterday. My family is immensely blessed: I have an amazing husband (who also happens to be my best friend); he has a fantastic job; we have 4 healthy, bright children; we have The Gospel in our lives; a supportive extended family, a warm home; and a free country. It doesn't get any better than that!
I'm reminded of the scripture in The Book of Mormon, Alma 34:38
"That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the name of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So at the beginning of 2007, Chris noticed that the San Francisco 49ers would be playing the Seattle Seahawks (in Seattle) on Nov. 12, 2007. We bought 4 tickets for Chris and Christopher, Uncle Scott and Papa. It worked out well that Aunt JoAnn lives just outside Seattle, so they had a place to stay (THANK YOU AUNT JOANN!!).
Before the game the guys went to Pike's Place Market and walked around. Chrisser was running up to everybody and anybody wearing red and trying to give them high-fives or knocks as you said, "Go 9ers!" One guy he went up to said, "Yeah, give me 5 little man!" Christopher walked back over to Chris looking befuddled and asked, "Dad, how did he know MY name?!"
The game was set to start at 5pm and the guys got to the stadium at 3pm. Chris has been a 49ers fan his WHOLE life (and Christopher shares in that excitement), so he gave Chrisser his Steve Young jersey from back in the day!. Well that Little Man was the hit of the show! He got sooooo much attention that the 49ers Owner,John York, came over and started talking to them! He gave them an NFL pin and a SF 49ers pin and field passes to come down onto the field and watch warm-ups. He also told them they could come down during half-time for the show, and after the game to get autographs.
Field passes, Game book, pins and stickers
Chris spent time hobnobbing with all the reporters and coaches...I think he had more fun than Christopher!
The best part for me, was watching on TV as the camera was on one of the commentators (Chris will die that I don't know which one...) you could see the guys in the background near the stands. And a REALLY good shot of Chris w/ Christopher on the sidelines while the camera was filming Alex Smith warming up! It was so exciting, the girls and I were dancing and yelling while we watched - THANK GOODNESS FOR TIVO!! The guys loved watching it when they got home.
Chris said Chrisser was running up and down the field (on the Seahawk side) with his arms in the air yelling, "Go 9ers!" And the people in the stands were booing him SOOOOOOO loud. Chris said some were yelling rude things to him ("You suck") but nothing fazed him, he was having a fabulous time!
From a 6 year olds perspective:
*Christopher leaned over to Papa on the 5 hour ride home and said, "This has been the best adventure of my whole life!"
*After the 49ers lost (they are NOT very good this year, sad, but true - we still love them!) Christopher was in the lobby getting ready to leave and this Seahawks fan (all decked out in gear) came up to him and gave him knocks and said, "Go 9ers." That brought tears to my eyes thinking of this nice gentleman consoling our son after the loss and Little Man said, "Yeah, he was a flopper!" Nice.
*Little Man was walking up the stairs to his seat and a Seahawk yelled, "Hey kid, you're wearing the wrong colors!" To which Christopher replied (in his biggest voice), "That's because I'm a 49ers fan!!!"
*Because this was on Veterans Day, the Military put on a show before the game and one of them saw Little Man running up and down the field and had him come over and march with them (he even put a helmet on him!) Then they all started taking pictures of him!