stories of the Mix family lovin' the country life

Monday, October 31, 2011

Candy Apple Cake Pops

Today is the day for our church fall festival.  Bobby and I have been planning it since summer!  We got the church gym all decorated and set up last week, so there's not much to do today.  I should use this time to do some laundry and cleaning...{sigh}  Instead I am drinking some coffee and chatting with you, dear reader.

I just finished making these cake pops for the party.  Have you ever made cake pops?  They are super easy.

1.  Bake a cake.

2.  Frost it while it's still hot, so the frosting melts down into the cake.

3.  Stir it all up and shape into 1" balls.

4.  Freeze.

5.  Dip in melted chocolate.

I used red melting chocolate for these cake pops; then I stuck broken pretzel sticks in them.  My friend Sarah put green frosting leaves on them to make them look like candy apples.

Abbey and Lizzie are being very quiet in the other room {and making me nervous}.  I went to check on them.  They are eating the toothpaste (the kiddie kind with no fluoride) and playing with all of our toothbrushes.  They even opened the packages of the ones in the cabinet.  "But, Mom, we wanted to brush our teeth."

Jonathan is in the kitchen with me.  He fell asleep in his high chair while I was making the cake pops. 

"CRASH!"  Uh-oh.  That came from the bathroom.  Gotta go!  

Hannah Mix

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn Wedding

We had a beautiful fall day here in Ohio last Saturday (wait a minute--I can't believe this is already Tuesday!), just a pefect day for a wedding.  Bobby's brother Jimmy got married.  Abbey and Lizzie were the flower girls.  Here are some fun pictures of them that the photographer (my sister-in-law Amber) took.


Here is Bobby with Jonathan.  He just turned 9 months.

Friday, October 14, 2011

my kitchen

Here's a peak at my new kitchen.  My hubby put our new counters and new sink in.  Don't they look great?  I sanded, primed, filled nicks, and painted the cabinets and frames.  I'm not done yet, but the kitchen already looks so new!  I am so excited!

This is what the counters look like up close.

Now I have to make a confession.  I had planned to eat from our garden all summer...and we started out really good, but our garden was too small to reach my goal.  I did save enough grocery money to buy the countertops and part of the sink, so all that work still paid off!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hello, dear readers. It's been a while since we've talked! 

We are doing some work in the living room and kitchen.  During the day I try to squeeze in some painting in between nursing the baby and helping Abbey do her preschool and keeping Elizabeth busy.  By the time the kids go to bed, I am super tired.  I haven't been awake enough to post anything.  When I get done, I will post pictures.

This past weekend--I know, that's almost a week ago--we drove to Indiana to visit my Grandma and Grandpa Pranger.  I really love these people.  When I came to the States by myself to go to college, their house was a second home for me.  They drove me down to Oklahoma and back several times.  I spent two Christmases with them. 

Here are some pictures of them from my album. 
I'm about two weeks old here

me, James, Amos, and Sharon with Grandpa.

during college days

Here we are now, with my husband Bobby (and the girls' heads peeking in the corners).  We had a good visit. It was really good to see them again.

Hannah Mix