Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy 5th my Bryce!

Happy Anniversary to me and my Bryce!!
The week of my due date, (which was November 16) I had a dream that I gave birth to our little Bear on our anniversary (which is November 18).
When I awoke from the dream, I was mad. I didn't want to share that date with anyone but Bryce. Even my unborn child, (at the time). I am a little obsessed with my husband and I look forward to our anniversary more than any other holiday in the year, because we have always stayed the night somewhere no matter what.
1st Anniversary- The Homestead Restort, Midway Utah, I LOVE MIDWAY!!
2nd Anniversary- The Marriot, Salt Lake City Utah, apparently the cleanest city in the world
3rd Anniversary- A private cabin above Heber, thanks to one of Bryce's students families
4th Anniversary- The Johnson Mill Bed & Breakfast, Midway Utah!!
5th Anniversary- Salem Hospital, Heidelberg Germany
What I thought would be bittersweet, turned out to be nothing but sweet. I loved giving birth on our anniversary. Two very special days of my life occurred on that blessed day. How lucky we are to share it with Bear, and Bear with us.
So, that being said, we finally actually celebrated our anniversary! Yeah.
We went out to eat at a thai restaurant on the main street that runs through old town. Then,
Bryce writes me a song every year and then puts on what he calls, "his favorite concert of the year," where he sings all of them for me. I cried and felt oh so special, then we watched a movie. Notting Hill. I love that movie. It was a night dipped in chocolate with a cherry on top. I love when all you are thinking about is that person you are with and how much they have changed your life for the better. And of course, always eating delicious food is a must on your anniversary.
Yeah for Awesome Husbands!!!

Me waiting with my buddies for the bus to come whisk us away to thai food...

Love him.

Now I understand people taking pictures at restaurants. It is a HUGE deal to get out with kids!!!!

the camera made this look so gross!!!!! but it was DELICIOUS! Pork satay

And if any of you want a delicious and easy holiday treat that will go over oh-so-well with any holiday feast. Try my freezer pumpkin cheesecake recipe. You can add a cup of chopped chocolate and make it freezer pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake, you can add whipped cream and caramel topping and make it caramel pumpkin cheesecake, anyway you eat it it is a crowd pleaser. The best thing about this recipe is you don't bake it! Yes, so easy.

this recipe was adapted and created for my sister Lauras birthday. She wanted a cake with no eggs and little to no gluten. But the crust has a bit of gluten, that's okay, it's still a rich and delicious thing.



    • 1-1/2 cups finely ground gram crackers
      1-1/2 cups toasted pecans, finely ground
      1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
      1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese (1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 2 ounces soft fresh goat cheese (1/4 cup), room temperature
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Make the crust: Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; line bottom with a round of parchment. Stir together cookies, butter, sugar, and nuts, press evenly into bottom of pan. Refrigerate while making filling.
  2. Make the filling: Beat pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup sugar, the cheeses, and pumpkin pie spice with a mixer on medium speed until very smooth, about 4 minutes. Whisk heavy cream and remaining 1/3 cup sugar until medium peaks form; fold into filling mixture, and spread evenly onto crust. Smooth top, and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Refrigerate for 45 minutes before serving. Place a cinnamon stick on top to garnish if desired.
  3. Run a knife around edge of cake; release sides to remove from pan, and transfer cake to a serving platter.


  1. Beth - you are Bryce are so cute! I love reading about your daily happenings! :)

  2. I made your cheesecake two years ago!!! Remember how I made it the day of and couldn't figure out why you would make a cheesecake with warm filling?! Oh man. It was so good after I got it cold:) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

  3. Happy anniversary Beth! You are beautiful as ever. And how luck are you to get your very own concert every year. Good job Bryce! :)

  4. You two are precious! Beth, you are looking so cute and Bryce so wilderness. :) So happy you got to sleep over somewhere on your anniversary. I heard it like a very nice hotel.

  5. Beth! Bryce!! Hello, it's your favorite cousin Andrea! I realize it's slightly weird that I'm posting a comment on this blog right now, but your mom was showing it to me, and I didn't even know how else to contact you. Anyways, you guys live in Germany!! That is seriously making me so jealous right now. I wish I was somewhere besides Utah. And you guys have another baby! He is so cute! And you both are so awesome! And Bryce, you have such a beard! haha Well I just wanted to say hi, because you guys are pretty much my favorite people!
    If you get bored you should email me or something! haha
    I love you guys!

  6. Beautiful Beth- I love reading your blog. It makes me miss you a little bit less and a little bit more! I wish I could meet your little Bear, snuggle up and give him a little squeeze! The cheesecake you made up for Laura sounds fantastic. I am on a strict no diary diet (Nursing Quinn and she can't handle it) and I want what I can't have! Love you! Can we Skype sometime soon? I definitely need a Taylor family fix! xoxo


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