This post was delayed today due to … life.
You know, a quick run to the bank, piles of laundry (that are still not done), a very messy house, a baby who eats often, two little girls who need my attention (because really, I have to come NOW to see what they made, or, they have to have a popsicle, like, 2 minutes ago!!) making dounuts, etc, etc. Let me elaborate on the dounuts.
My Mom gave me The Pioneer Womans newest cookbook for Mothers Day (thanks Mom!). Looking through it last week I noticed a recipe for dounuts, and honestly, had to wipe the drool off my shiny new cookbook. They just looked that amazing. So, I skimmed over the recipe, and decided that we had to make them. Yesterday, after eating lunch at my parents house, I got started, thinking it would be a yummy treat for the whole family.
Now, remember I said I ‘skimmed’ the recipe? I should have done a better job at it, because while I saw that they needed to rise 1 1/2-2 hours, I didn’t see that they had to rise two times, AFTER being in the fride for 8-10 hours! So, needless to say, we didn’t have dounuts last night, I brought the dough home and let it sit in my fridge overnight, then started on them again this morning. But, I am still waiting for them to rise a second time. And honestly, it isn’t looking to good…it is smelling good, but they just aren’t rising good. :(
Here is a picture I snapped using my phone of the girls making their own dounuts (and worms, and balls, and caterpillers and whatever else they came up with) using my leftover dough…
I really wish I had pulled out my ‘big’ camera and gotten some good shots. But, I had Tenley in the bathtub at that point
Now, changing subjects. You might have noticed that I mentioned we had our family pictures taken in Fridays post. Well, I am here to share a few of those with you now! For those of you who don’t know, I am the oldest in a family of 6 kids. Three boys and 3 girls. One sister is married with an adorable little girl. Another sister has a boyfriend. Two of my brothers have girlfriends and one has a dog. So, all in all, we are a big family! And this shoot was totally spur of the moment. I decided that we should all get together and get our pictures made for our Mom for Mothers Day. And somehow, we made it happen. No small thanks to Alicia, who fit us into her schedule and dealt with a lot of craziness that comes with large groups! She somehow managed to capture us, and make our Mom very happy Thank you Alicia!
I might also mention that I was very pregnant at the time of this shoot. I think I was 8+ months here… and to be completly honest with you, I had been told so often how good I looked and how I was “all baby” that I was really feeling pretty confident to step out in front of the camera. Even though I am much better on the ‘other side’ of the camera. So, when I got these images back from Alicia and looked at them for the first time with both my sisters on each side of me I did a double-take and a “are you kidding me?! is my stomach that huge in real life?! how can anyone tell me that I look so good?!”
But, while I do think I am literally huge in these pictures, I am also very happy to have them. Pregnancy only lasts 9 months, and while it feels like a long time while your going through it, you will soon forget a lot about it. So having pictures is a good way to remember
These are a few of my favorites (All images by Mona Alicia Photography)
Me, Stuart, Kennedy and Bristol…
Me and my 5 siblings…
The whole gang!
Just the 6 of us again…
My Dad built a playhouse for us girls when we were little, and this picture was taken on the front porch of it…
Honestly, I can’t believe Alicia even managed to get this shot. They did not sit still for 2 seconds! At one point, Bristol suddenly jumps up and says “I’ll be right back!” with a dramatic flourish of her hands! Haha!
Really? How did I expect to have anything less than a 9 pound, 6 ounce baby girl?!