Monday, December 30, 2013

The Carpet Anniversary

 

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Today is the 16th Anniversary of Morgan Lund Johnson and Christa Jolene Johnson. The most amazing couple the world will ever know!

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And we decided that our 16th Anniversary is “New Carpet Anniversary!!!!!!!!”

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Jealous!!!!! You know you are!!!!!

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So soft and comfy that my son made a “carpet angel” earlier today.  Nevermind that my teenagers are watching “Dr. Who” during the photo…..just focus on the soft carpet!

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Also, my friend in the ward and I decided to take some pictures for our hubbies for a Christmas present. Her daughter put make up on us and then we just went in our backyard and had some fun. I am wearing Morgan’s favorite outfit. smiles!

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Thank you Sister Levi, that was a whole lot of fun!!

5 comments:

Bonnie Hynes said...

I am jealous of the carpet, but not for the reason you think: I'm jealous that the carpet gets to hang out with you guys!!!! Love you and miss you!!

(the carpet IS beautiful by the way :)

LUND said...

Cheesecake 5 minute-4 ingredient no bake
Gluten and color free

I have always loved this recipe, my grandmother passed it down to me when I started my own family. She would always make the creamiest, fabulous cheesecakes in church. Everytime there was a pot luck, this is what she would make. Years later as an adult, a mother and appraently the new cook of the family, this is still what I make. So if you want this easy recipe to be your "specialty" come the holidays, here you go.

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 8 ounce tub of cool whip

1/3 cup of lemon or lime juice

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese.

Most important part of this recipe, is to leave the cream cheese out for a couple hours at room temperature. The cream cheese will become soft and smooth. The importance of this is to create a smooth texture. Not doing so, will create horrible lumps of cream cheese that will ruin the flavor of this pie.

After your cream cheese is softened enough, I like to see if it will spread easily with a plastic spatula. In a mixing bowl, mix all before mentioned ingredients. Please note: the lemon/lime juice must come last. The reaction of the citrus juice will start to harden your mixture almost immediately.

On the low speed of you hand mixer, blend well. Around 2 minutes of so is plenty, just make sure all ingredients are incorporated. Immediately pour mixture into a waiting graham crust or for those of us that can't have the gluten, I opt for muffin cups. Refrigerate for an hour to and hour and a half and viola.

Add-ons-Make it your own!

To make this recipe your own, there are several things you can add.

Oreo cookie crust. Incorporate a few of the cookies in to the batter, smashed of course. Top with a few whole or halved cookies as well.

Fresh strawberries, with or without glaze. I like to cut the strawberries up in to quarters and place in a zip-lock bag. Gently whacking the bag of berries on the counter a few times to start releasing the juices. A half an hour later, you have a no fuss, no extra sugar strawberry topping and glaze. Although a little vanilla in bag wouldn't hurt anything.

LUND said...

Oops! somehow this recipe came through and not my comment. Hmmm? Here's the comment. Enjoy the cheesecake if you like.
The carpet looks great, the photos are beautiful, both you and your backyard.
Love,
Mom Karen

Carmita said...

Love your carpet Christa! You are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

can you switch the font to something simple and put black letters on white. it is very very hard to read your blog. the letters almost dance. thanks