Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A list & A Birthday

There have been a few things going on this past week that I am just going to bullet point them.

  • Melissa had her twin baby girls, Violet Brucks &  Brighton Eloe, last night!!  The middle names are their grandmother's maiden names.  I can't wait to meet them!
  •  Brad & Lindsey moved in with us this past weekend.  And you better believe we have already started our Canasta tournament.  They will be with us until their home in Houston sells and they close on another house here in KC.
  • Speaking of Lindsey, if you have been watching Expedition Impossible then you know Team Kansas was the last time to finish and was sent home. :(  They did so well and we are all so proud of them.  They made it 4 weeks!  If you missed the last couple of episodes you can still watch them on ABC's website.  You can't miss Lindsey getting thrown off a camel!!
  • Finally, it was my mom's birthday on Sunday.  We took her to a movie Saturday night, then went to church together the next day, lunch a Five Guys, stopped by to check out the newly opened, extremely packed Trader Joes, and then made a homemade dinner for her that night!
I think I'm really going to enjoy Brad staying with us because he really likes to cook!  Ryan & Brad made us all homemade pizzas to celebrate my mom.  She got us that pizza stone so we thought it was only appropriate. :)

Yogi was doing his part too.

The birthday girl!

Instead of a cake this year we decided on brownies.  One of my mom's gifts was a brownie pan that ensures that every brownie has edges.  She's been talking about one forever.  So I had her open her gift and then I used it to make these delicious beauties.  They turned out sooooo good!  Highly recommend this pan.

Make a wish!

I was thrilled to be able to celebrate my mom's birthday this year at home in KC.  Looking forward to what this next year has in store for my mom!

At the end of the night, Brad decided this was a "welcome home" dinner for him as well.  So he had me rearrange the fondant letters to spell out his name.  Ha!


  1. LOVE the all edges brownies. I would love em. And can't believe the pear of girls are here already!

  2. Wow, I've never seen a brownie pan like that before! And those twins sure didn't wait much past their momma's shower to make their arrival, did they? So glad I get to see you on Sunday - I can't wait!!

  3. Those are crazy brownies! Crazy good! And having people live with you is a fabulous experience! I think you will all have a lot of fun!

  4. There are times when I find it difficult to make decisions, but still have to do. I know people always have emotions so that there is no justice. But I still hope.


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