Monday, May 18, 2009

Warm Weather

I am so happy to have all this sunshine. However I am not liking all the weeds to pull. They never seem to end. Mike an I were out weeding for most of saturday I have to say I HATE WEEDS. What I do love is this warm weather. Mike and the boys got me a new bike for mothers day. The funny thing is I havn't been so excited for bike since my 9th birthday. However this one doesn't have a banana seat. Wow that makes me feel old.We have been going on family bike rides now. We look like a family on parade route. We have loved riding to the lake and seeing and feeding the ducks. Shelby gets so excited everytime the ducks swim to get her peice of bread. Hunter has been a little character lately. I finally got out the capries even though I am as white as a ghost. And not to mention it was a little chilly in the mornings. As all you ladies know what happens when we get goosebumps. Hunter informs me that I am going to have a legstach both mike and I said what, he explains like a mustach on moms legs. Mike starts laughing so hard he is crying. So needless to say we now have a new word in our family.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my all time favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I recieved it from a good friend in our former ward. I don't use any other recipe. It turns out perfect every time. Everyone asks for the recipe so here it is. They freeze well.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 heaping cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter softened
2 sticks margarine softened
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
3 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 (12 oz) bag, semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 oz) bag, milk chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans (omit if you don’t like nuts)

Beat Butter, margarine and sugars and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoons on greased cookie sheet. Bake 375 for 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 10 dozen cookies.