Thursday, October 17, 2013

Baby Flynn

We are excited to announce that we are expecting Baby Flynn, May 2, 2014!

I am 13 weeks along and looking forward to the second trimester. The first trimester has been a little rough, but I am looking forward to feeling better in the coming weeks. The last couple of months have been full of change around our house! We found out I was pregnant 3 days after Fletcher accepted a new job. His new job has come with increased flexibility, and our time together has multiplied. We are thankful for the Lord's many blessings and for this season of joy and excitement. 

We are so excited about the next 6 months and can't wait for May! We are thankful for our wonderful friends and family who have shared in our excitement and our joy!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Apple Crisp

Aren't Fall desserts just the best? You better believe as soon as September 22nd hit, I had Fall desserts on the brain. We had some friends over a couple of weeks ago for dinner and I couldn't wait to make something Fall-ish for dessert. After looking around for a while, I decided on this Apple Crisp recipe. There is just something about pies that rubs me the wrong way, not the taste....but just making pies myself. I wanted to do something apple, and this crisp was just what I was looking for. I made some adjustment to this recipe. Next time I will cut the recipe in half, it was a lot for 4 people! I would guess this recipes makes enough for about 12 people. 

Apple Crisp:
recipe adapted from here 
6 Granny Smith Apples, cored and peeled
1 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp. AP flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup water
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups AP flour
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, softened

Peel and slice apples. Combine oats, 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and softened butter together. Divide half of the oats mixture, and lay across the bottom of a 9x13 pan (greased!).Mix the apples, white sugar, water, brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. flour, and ground cinnamon together. Cover the oat layer with apple mixture. Top with remaining oats mixture.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, serve warm with vanilla ice cream.