Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Something to blog about. I haven't posted in a while, but this has been a major highlight for the family! Our sassy miss Presley Jane has decided to walk. Its really about time, she almost 20 months. Being so prego, it has been really hard to carry her around everywhere, so I am ecstatic!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


It's ture...bambino numero quarto for the Carpenter family is on it's way! Come the new year we will have a new addition, or sometime around that time!!! This was a complete surprise for us, but truly a blessing.

New Pictures...thanks Grandma Debbie!

It's P's classic look...expect nothing more or less!!!

Family Pic!

Love this!

Papa and his grandkids!




We went to Arizona over spring break and Grandma Debbie took some pics for us. I think they turned out great!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A yummy recipe for FHE...or just because!!!

I made these yesterday for FHE, they were soooo yummy. Anyhow, thought I would share! Enjoy! S'mores Bars Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips with success*) 1 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme/fluff For crumb topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 4 tablespoons butter, softened Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate small bowl, mix flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. Press dough in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Place chocolate bars over dough (bars should fit well side-by-side; break the bars if necessary, however, fitting chocolate in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. *Instead of candy bars, I spread a layer of chocolate chips evenly over the dough. Spread marshmallow fluff evenly over chocolate. In a small bowl, cut together brown sugar, flour, graham cracker crumbs and butter until completely combined. Mixture will be crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the marshmallow layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until light brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 squares.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Emergency Kits...kinda scary to think about...

Well with everything going on in this scary world today I got a nice little push from my grandparents to update my survival kit. Kevin and I have actually started our emergency kits, but as everyone does...we slacked off a bit. Actually we added more kids, which made for less time. However, I feel inspired to organize and update. My grandparents sent me a list and here it is for you...don't feel overwhelmed. This takes time. Start with one thing at a time and prioritize what is more important to you...
1. 20lbs. rice
2. 20lbs. pinto beans
3. 5lbs. sugar
4. 5lbs. salt
5. 1 gallon olive oil
6. 5lbs. oats
7. 10lbs. flour
8. 20 cans fruit
9. 20 cans vegetable
10. 20 cans stews/ canned meat
11. 2-40 oz. jars peanut butter
12. 72 oz. tang drink
13. 6 containers of 19 oz. Kool-aid
14. 400 tablets daily vitamin
15. 4-5 galloons waters containers
16. 250 rounds ammunitions
17. LED flashlight
18. Extra batteries
19. Bulb
20. 2 boxes wooden matches
21. Lighters
22. 5lbs powdered milk
23. 1 case Roman
24. Can opener
25. 3 tubes toothpaste
26. 3 brushes
27. 100 double edged razors
28. First aid kit
29. Tylenol/ kids Tylenol
30. Feminine products (3 month supply)
31. Bucket
32. Toilet paper
33. Disposable plates
34. Disposable bowls
35. Plastic Utensils
36. 2 gallons bleach
37. 30 day supple medicine
38. Two way radio
39. Hammer
40. Vice grip
41. Adjustable wrench
42. Screw driver
43. Duct tape
44. Electrical tape
45. Axe
46. Pry bar
47. Crosscut saw
48. Hacksaw
49. Large can of wd-40
50. Propane stove or Volcano stove
51. 5- 1lb. propane cylinders
52. Hose adapter
53. Cloth Diapers/ pins
54. Wipes
55. Bottles

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The CuTEst cupcake EVER!!!

My friend has a cupcake cook book. I thought this one was too cute, so we made them for P's party! it!

Princess P is 1!!!

Presley at just a couple hours old. She is so small...that is my hand, not a mans hand!

Presley on her first birthday!

Presley at a couple days old.

My big girl!
Well my littlest person is one now. That year went by fast. I love my P so much and she is such a pretty little thing. We went to the doctor today and she is 29 inches long and 20 pounds. She is in the 50 to 75 percentile for her weight and height, so she is the littlest Carpenter so far. She isn't walking or crawling yet, but I figure sometime soon. She has quite the personality and fits into our crazy household just fine. Happy Birthday P...momma loves you so much!!!