Here is our rendition of "Scream"... I traced it and Alden carved it... while I did dishes. A true team indeed.
This is our pumpkin next to our little Rose. She is/was a mini rose bush. We neglected her. She died. The end. Happy Halloween.
Laie Hawaii Temple
Friday, October 22, 2010
Alden and I just took a tour of the Laie Hawaii temple. It is literally a three minute walk from where we live. I don't imagine we will ever live closer to a temple than we do now. The temple is beautiful and it was great to go inside and feel the spirit that is present there. I love the feeling of peace and love that I feel in the temple.
The temple is to be rededicated November 21 and will open again shortly thereafter.
Want to know more about temples? Go here
Or see some more pictures of the Laie Hawaii temple? Go here
Easy Peasy Peasant Bread
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
French Peasant Bread
1 package (about 1 tablespoon) dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt (sometimes it needs a little more salt)
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons - 1 tablespoon rosemary (optional)
Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not knead. Cover and let rise one hour or until double in size. Flour hand, remove dough from the bowl and place in 2 rounds on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal. (I bake only one of the rounds and save the other in the fridge for another day)
(Based on trial and error I found it works best to drop a tablespoonish amount of oil in the center of the cookie sheet, spread it into a circle and sprinkle a small amount of corn mean on the oil....about the diameter of the dough once it is on the pan). Let rise one hour. Brush top with melted butter and bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 and cook an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush again with butter. Serve warm!
Our favorite way to have this bread is to incorporate sliced jalapeno's and top with cheese! Yum :) I LOVE jalapeno chedder. Also, for leftover slices pop them in the toaster till crispy and top with cream cheese or other goodness.
Happy Four Months!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Four months... its not a particularly special anniversary but because I am still THRILLED to death to be married to my best friend... why not celebrate it?
Please listen to this sweet song. I think its lovely.
Thank you Alden for being my best friend and making me the happiest, luckiest girl in the world.
What can I do but love you?
Duck out of water
Saturday, October 9, 2010
But the sun is still shining, my skin is constantly warm....... so I will continue to throw on my flip flops and T's. Hawaii=Ashley has no fashion sense. The great thing about Hawaii is it doesn't matter. Hang loose man.