I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Friday, June 13, 2014

school is out! and some alligator jaws

We love summer.
sit in the sun * eat snow cones * stay up late and watch movies
Those are just a few things to get us started.
Kim's birthday was last week.
She only had one request...
Alligator Jaws!
I worked in a bakery for almost 10 years.
One of my favorite treats was alligator jaws.
I made some a few years ago and ever since 
Kim has been asking when I 
was going to make more. When its your birthday, 
you can pretty much have any treat you want.

I started with some fresh chocolate bars.
I cut them into triangles.


Then I sliced up some cherries


and whipped up some cream

There you have it...
fresh delicious alligator jaws!



Later in the evening Kate set up the big screen in her back yard.
Friends were invited and treats were set out.




Lying on the grass listening to the birds
and watching the clouds float by can only mean one thing...
Summer is coming!

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