Monday, February 21, 2011

Just Call Me Betty

Now, before you read this, you should know that I love to cook and bake. The only thing is I never have time to actually do it. Today being a holiday, I thought I would try something I've never done before.

I have never made homemade cinnamon rolls before. Pillsbury is a frequent thing at our house, but we've never had the real thing. My awesome mom got me the Betty Crocker cookbook that's the same as hers (from the seventies or something) for Christmas. I wanted it because all the things she has made would be the same recipes. Anyway, I'd been craving cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing for a couple of months now so I gave it a try today. They definitely weren't ready to eat for breakfast- I don't wake up that early for anything. I certainly didn't know that making cinnamon rolls from scratch required 3+ hours.

Anyway, I just pulled them out of the oven and Ellie has already devoured one and is asking for another. She came and gave me a high five even! Weston said they taste like the Pillsbury ones. :) I know I'm an ok cook, but I was excited everything turned out just right!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Graduate

Weston received his empty diploma cover on February 12, 2011! We're so proud of him and thankful he's officially done with school.
He actually "graduated" back in August, but his semester ended a few weeks later than the ceremony in July. I made him walk in February even though it was months ago that he actually finished. I wanted Ellie to see her Daddy walk and wanted pictures and memories. We only really invited our parents (and Marc) and my mom and dad had to leave about fifteen minutes before Weston finally made it across the stage. We'll have to fake some pictures with them later because Weston got to keep his cap and gown. We went to Moochie's for lunch afterward. It was such a warm and wonderful day for it being February. Congratulations sweetie!