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Monthly Archives: March 2009

plans this Saturday???

picture-11Well, if you don’t (have plans this Saturday), please, please plan on coming to the Majestic Theater in Chillicothe for a benefit concert for Elizabeth’s Hope.  Elizabeth’s Hope is a pregnancy resource center and the concert is to raise awareness of the local needs of so many women.  Here is a message from my good friend, Marty Ford (because he can say much more about it than I…and you don’t want to hear me sing ;):

*listen to the end and hear a MFE original song, Take Off Your Shoes (my fav!):

Marty Ford talks about A Night of Hope!

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Jett, a few more.

You know that baby boy that stole my heart…well, I still haven’t gotten it back.  Here are a few of my favorite images…I promise I narrowed it down, just couldn’t help myself, he is so darn cute!

A big thank you for Jett’s parents for asking me to come over and photograph such an amazing family.  I am honored. 041

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Ahh! I can’t help myself!

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SO sweet!

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Canopy Tours

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Yay, It’s back!  You may remember me blogging about this last year (Justin & I went for our 1st year anniversary), so I just wanted to mention that their 2009 season starts April 1st!  Seriously, it’s sooo much fun, I highly recommend it!  We plan to go again this year…actually we plan to go every year :)

If you are interested, head to their website and be sure to watch the video (in the bottom left corner).

Also, this year they have recreational tree climbing – not sure of the details, but it sounds fun to me!  Make sure to add this to your calendar this year, you wont regret it!

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Jett…just a preview.

Last Friday my mom & I drove 3.5 hours to the north part of Indianapolis, Indiana for a photo shoot.  Not only was I honored to take Jett’s first photos, I fell in love with his family.  His parents are the very best….and Baby Jett?  Well, he stole my heart.

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Yep, and he didn’t give it back.  More photos of him soon.  Very, very soon.

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Nilla Apple Crisp – Yum.

I made this desert for a church carry-in and had so many people ask for the recipe…and since I couldn’t think of what to post today, I thought I’d share it on here!  I also took a tip or two from the Pioneer Woman, and took pictures throughout the process!  So enjoy!

I found the recipe in the winter 2007 issue of Kraft Food & Family.

Nilla Apple Crisp

Prep: 20 mins, Total: 55 mins

img_4462You’ll need:

8 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 large/2 lb.) *i was making an extra batch…hence all the extra apples ;)

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided

2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

1/3 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup cold margarine

25 Nilla Wafers, crushed (about 1 cup crumbs)

(1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping – I can’t stand Cool Whip…so I leave this out!  but, ice cream is always good ;)

Ok, here we go!

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Now get to peeling & slicing those apples…it takes me a while.  img_4465

Then toss apples with 1/4 cup of the brown sugar & 1 tsp of the cinnamon – then spoon them into an 8 or 9 inch baking dish….like so:img_4481

Now combine oats, the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon in a bowl. img_4484

Crush up the wafers…

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Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives (*i just mix it in with my hands ;) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs…add the wafers, mix well.

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Now just spread the topping over the apples…then stick it in the over for 30 to 35 mins or until apples are tender.

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Now, scoop & eat…and enjoy, really, just enjoy. Yum. img_4510

You can get the printable recipe here!

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