Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Butt is Big

My dad calls me A-Lo and Pumpkin Butt.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Birthday Weekend in Bend, OR!

So Aaron and I decided to go skiing in Oregon for my birthday weekend.  I really wanted to do something, and I haven't really gone anywhere since I started my new job back in September, so I was EXTREMELY excited to get out of town for the weekend!! 

We chose to go to Mt. Bachelor because we got a great deal on the tickets (2 for 1).  The day before we leave my dad decides to tell me,

"You should have told me sooner!  I can get free tickets to Mt. Bachelor.  Always check with Daddy first." 


Anyhow, I LOVELOVELOVED it!!  I've never been skiing outside of the Reno/Tahoe area, so it was really neat to go skiing in Oregon.  But it was COLD!  We took the summit lift a couple of times, and it was so cold I thought my skin was going to fall off.
Unfortunately, I sucked at taking pictures because it was so cold I could bring myself to take my gloves off. 
This are the pictures I was able to snap though!  Enjoy :-)

1st day was a bluebird day.  Beautiful!  Everyone was raving about how you could see the sky, etc. etc.  I thought, "Big deal."  But then the next day I realized why it was such a big deal.
Aaron taking a picture of the Sisters 

The second day was soooo GLOOMY!  You could barely see your hand in front of your face.  I fell from making a turn on the BUNNY HILL because I couldn't really tell which way was up.  It was the craziest feeling ever - I have ever experienced that kind of weather before.  It was INSANE!!  

THAT'S HOW COLD IT WAS!!!!  The lift was growing ice!
Driving.  Was.  HELL.
Sooo cold.

... I just realized I didn't take any pictures of the two of us...

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

The other morning, Aaron and I decided to make breakfast!  I love big breakfasts occasionally - I immediately thought pancakes would be yummy.

Aaron and I started brainstorming.  Here was our conversation:

Me:  What should we cook!!?
Aaron:  I think I want eggs.
Me:  Like... just eggs.
Aaron:  Yeah!  Sounds good.  (keep in mind, Aaron only eats egg whites - I think egg whites smell like fart)
Me:  Fine - I'm making pancakes

So much for making breakfast together!  Since I was making pancakes, I decided they would have to be EPIC pancakes.  Pancakes that would make Aaron's egg whites look piddly.

I love using AllRecipes.com, so I researched and found a recipe for Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes.  Below is the recipe for my EPIC pancakes:

  • 10 tablespoons quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (**Note:  I didn't use the salt)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar (**Note:  I use the splenda brown sugar... mmm)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (**Note:  Next time, I'm going to substitute the oil with applesauce)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (**Note:  Used fat free milk)
  • Decided to add a pinch of cinnamon
  • Decided to add a teaspoon of vanilla

  1. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flours, baking soda, salt and sugar. In another small bowl, beat the egg, oil and buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour batter by 1/3 cupful onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown. 

They were SOOOO YUMMY!  Aaron ended up eating half, and the leftovers that were in the fridge mysteriously disappeared.  Just sayin...