Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Rolls

For Christmas, Spenser's mom bought me a fabulous cookbook! It is called Our Best Bites--written by two LDS girls who started off as a blog.
We were dying for something tasty to eat for breakfast: Spenser found this delicious recipe. (But to put the facebook comments to rest, I definitely made it! haha)

1 pkg refridgerated pizza dough (or your favorite home-made pizza or breadstick dough)

2 Cups shredded green apples
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon flour

1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/4 Vanilla or almond extract
1-2 Teaspoons milk

Pre-heat oven to temperature specified on your bread dough

Spray a pie plate (or similar dish( with nonstick cooking spray and set aside

On a lightly floured surfce, roll dough into a rectangle (about 12x18), cut dough into 3-in squares

In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the filling and mix well.

Spoon filling onto each square of dough. Use your fingers to close each square of dough, wrapping dough around filling and pinching to seal shut forming a ball. Place balls seam side down in pie plate.

Combine the toping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the dough. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golen brown on top. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes

While the rolls are cooling, whisk the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle on top of rolls and serve.

As simple as following a recipe--and super super yummy:)


In December, Spenser submitted his application to BYU in hopes of being admitted to their dietetic program.

On Friday, step one was complete! SPENSER GOT INTO BYU! We are so happy!

We've spent all weekend celebrating... pizza party with friends, chinese food and movie date, and apple filled cinnamon rolls (SO GOOD! I'm totally posting the recipe!)

So exciting.

On Friday, Spenser will have an interview with the Dietetic program and we will wait to hear of his acceptance for that. Until then, we are in the midst of house hunting, moving prep, all over again.

I am so excited by the thought that we might finally live somewhere for more than 4 months!

Not to mention--Spenser let me go get my iPhone 4 on Friday.

Best. Weekend. Ever!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Meet Penny

While we are especially grateful for our Honda Accord, Franklin, we fear that he might be in his last stages of life. He is currently clocked at 236,000 miles, and several cosmetic defects. We love him, but we needed a back up plan!
This is Penny!

We had been doing some car shopping, and on our way home from Idaho Falls on Saturday, we stopped in at a local used car dealership. We drove some accords that were far above our price range, and then came across this little gem. An Oldsmobile Alero. We brought her home today. LOVE IT:)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Whale Watching

While in Ventura, we decided to go on a whale watch. Gray whales migrate through the Santa Cruz Islands, just a few miles off the California coast. We shipped out at 9am in search of some whales! Spenser and I set sail on the Islander with about 20 others. We sailed around Anacapa Island, the furthest south in the chain of 5 islands. We saw these cute guys on our way out of the harbor!
We were told to watch for steam like jets shooting off the ocean, and sure enough, just before reaching the island...

The first of two gray whales seen on our expedition. They are HUGE! I have never seen anything like it. Except at SeaWorld maybe. But this was so much cooler. Gray whales shoot their spout straight up, and it falls back in on itself, making a heart shape.

Can you see it?
We finished sailing around the island, found another gray whale, some awesome landmarks, and nearly froze to death. It was time to head back to the harbor when the boat captain got a call that there were some killer whales in the area. They are in the dolphin family, and are just as curious! These guys jumped around the bow of our boat and showed off for a bit before heading out to find lunch.

We returned to the harbor after the best whale watching trip EVER!

So We're Married Now...

Naturally the next thing to do would be to start a blog...

Our wedding was on December 28, 2010 in the Fresno, CA Temple. We had a reception that evening with all of our family and friends. It was lovely.

The next day, we drove down to Ventura for a couple days. We stayed in the Harbor, ate all the seafood we could, biked on the beach, and enjoyed some warm weather before heading back to the depths of Rexburg.