Monday, October 29, 2012

2 weeks down 1 week to go!

Well this picture makes me want to cry because I miss jadeparker so much! I am grateful to have a car to drive but I really miss baby jade! Get fixed fast and I'll see you on Friday, Jadeparker!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Homecoming 2012!


Senior Year, BAYBAYYYY!! Here are a few pictures from last night! These are the only good ones because my mom
a) is not by any means a photographer.
b) had the wrong lens
c) can't hold a camera still. 


a)we are at a pumpkin patch
b) the sun was in our eyes the entire time... guess 4:15 wasn't the right time to take pictures...
c) there were people every where because they were there to get pumpkins, so there are strangers photobombing.

me :)

the back of my head, so you can see my hair
Leanne, Me, Allison
group shot!
Megan L, Hannah G, Alissa D, Christina D, Me, Andi H
Me and Daniella
Daniella L, Maria S, Me

 Me & My boys:
Ryan N, Me, Keegan W

in the pumpkin! Leanne L, Hannah G, me

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Funday!

Today I woke up and it was raining! What a wonderful event to wake up to! Church was amazing too! The primary program during sacrament was so inspiring and brought the spirit into the meeting so strong! I love those kids! Sister harder taught Sunday school and as always with sister harder, it was awesome! Third hour-young women's was so cool. Sister Sundberg (my laurel advisor) told us she is pregnant! So excited for her! She taught us that we shouldn't take the spirit for granted and realize that we always have it we might just not notice it if we are so used to it! And now off to sing Noel practice! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

XOXO, maddy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The longest day

After a good 22 hours of being awake, I now an headed to bed! No homework this weekend makes for the PERFECT lazy weekend too! So here's to sleeping in tomorrow (well I guess technically today) and not worrying about a thing!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Bread Recipie!

this recipie sounds so good!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 1 loaf of bread
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • powdered sugar, to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease & flour loaf pan. (I also lined mine with parchment paper.)
  2. In large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt TWICE.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil, vanilla and sour cream until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Dust top with powdered sugar to garnish

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It was a pinterest sunday!
I found a recipie for amish chocolate chip cookies, and I wanted to try them because:
1. the picture made them look amazing.
2. there was vanilla pudding as an ingredient!
3. I was CRAVING chocolate chip cookies!
the recipie can be found on pinterest on my cult of domesticity board.
my review: 
THESE COOKIES ARE AMAZING.  Sweeter than your typical cookie, but so good.  I have a massive sweet tooth and mm these hit the spot.  I made three without any chocolate chips for my mom and she loved them too!  The only issue I had was when I baked them I didn't realize how close to the heat they were.  The ones that were closest to heat got a little crispy, but still soft surprisinly! the other batch was PERFECT.  9 minutes in the oven was just right!
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
Yields 36 cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup White Sugar
1 small pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 pkg ( 12 oz) Milk Chocolate Chips
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the butter, both sugars, pudding mix, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until creamy and fluffy. Then slowly mix in flour and baking soda. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls, onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for ONLY 9-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes before eating.
XOXO, Maddy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Today I became a statistic

Today I got rear ended before school. It was such a bummer!  SO, here's what happened.
I was driving up the hill and BAM! haha no, there was a lot more.  It was a three car accident.  This girl was reaching down to grab her junior lot pass and didn't realize that the cars on the hill were slowing down.  She slammed full speed ahead into a guy who had no where to go and went straight into the back of jadeparker.
Jeffrey saw it coming too which was weird.  and of course it happened on the day that I was driving 4 kids in the car! Any other day it would have been just Jeffrey and Me! I couldn't help but laugh though when I got hit.  My car is pretty high tech and I would have assumed that it would tell me "you've been hit" or at least something in that manner, but itstead it just dings and tells me "trunk open!" HAHA I just had to laugh. 
But when it was all said and done, I was only a half hour late to math and fine the rest of the weekend. Just a little bit sore... but that's too be expected of a car accident. 
Well, teenage driving 101 right? I hope to get jadeparker back soon!

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"Today I became a statistic. Jadeparker's and my first accident :( "

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Todays Date!

Today is 10-11-12! I was not aware of this until Sister Farrell told us at seminary!  We learned at seminary that forgiveness is very important and we must strive to be more like the savior! I absolutely loved this lesson!