Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Cecilie and I had an ultimate Halloween. In church, we were a triple threat: we spoke, we sang, and we got callings. (We will be team teaching the 6-7 year olds in Primary; I think I'm actually supporting Cecilie in her calling cause she can teach without me there, but I can't teach without her there.) In the afternoon, the Pearsons kindly invited us to their home for dinner and to watch the Giants come one game closer to defeating the Rangers in the World Series. During the seventh inning stretch, we had a donut on a string eating competition.

I competed against 4 others but it was as was as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4...


3...4... I don't have a picture for the 3rd bite, but the donut was gone after bite number 4. It's times like this it is hard to know if Cecilie was proud or disgusted. I would like to think a little of each.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I am #1!

For those of you wondering about my fantasy football team, I'm currently in first place. Yes, you heard that, I am beating ALL the boys at their favorite game. Although a guy did the draft for me he's been gone for a few weeks now and I'm 100% in charge. Yes, that's right, I've moved into first place since being on my own. While I can gloat now, if you hear nothing else about this then rest assured that I lost and got beat by the boys. For now though, I'm VERY proud of myself (and slight ashamed that I even play this).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Real Man Now

The other weekend we stopped by my parent's to do a 'quick' oil change. German cars aren't American friendly though so Scott had to work extra hard to figure out where everything went. However, one week post change and the car is running better than ever (except for the low steering fluid...)!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Scott has been spending a lot of long nights at school the past few months and last night was one of the longest. He went in at 7pm and didn't leave until 1am. He's usually pretty good at coming home before midnight but so many tools were open and things were all working so he didn't want to take the chance and have something not work when he went in again. Anyway, this morning I woke up to a nice surprise from him! Maybe me bring the vase up from the garage and leaving it in a prominent location wans't so subtle after all...

Sunday, October 10, 2010


In our efforts to accomplish all of our weekend hopes and dreams, we ended up with an incredilby busy Saturday. At church today, Cecilie wrote down our schedule...

8am: Wake up
8:30am: Yoga with p90x
9:15am: Cecilie quits yoga since she is not friends with upward dog and starts cleaning
10am: Clean up the house
12pm: Clean garage
1pm: Lunch (pan seared chicken with fresh rosemary from outside)
1:30pm: Costco
3pm: Wood furniture store to 'just look'
3:05pm: wood furniture store has that sell of a lifetime that always is going on that weekend you decide to go and just look
3:10pm: we buy the dresser
3:30pm : Target so Cecilie can buy all of their candy
4:00pm : haphazardly throw groceries in the house and run to the Stanford-USC game
4:50pm : meet Brad and Kelsey at the game
5pm-8:45pm : nervously watch the close game and eventually see us beat those Trojans
8:45pm : mad sprint to the car
9:30pm: Arrive in Sunnyvale for Persian dinner with my old roommate Amir
9:40pm : I get some belly dancing lessons while waiting for our waitress (sorry, no pics :-)
10pm-11pm: Dinner plus Persian dancing (and a drunk guy cussing at Cecilie and trying to get her to dance with him).
11:30pm: Bedtime

Below are some pics of all the fans excitedly rushing the field. I never knew when my brother Curtis got accepted to USC that my team would ever beat his.

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Award Winning Dessert

Last Friday our ward had a dessert cook-off for the newly marrieds. Since Scott and I were both busy the day of we turned to my dad's trusty Christmas favorite: Seven Decker Cookies. I swear that he makes this twice a week every year during December. The recipe is easy and results delicious. We got second place but I'll concede that the first place hot fudge was divine.

Here's the recipe of you want to try it:
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1 cube butter, melted
Mix these two together and press into the pan to create a graham cracker crust. Then sprinkle:
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
Pour one container sweetened condensed milk over the layers.
1 cup chopped walnuts
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 (basically until the layers are soft).
Let cool completely and then cut into little squares. The dessert is rich so be careful about biting off more than you can handle!