Friday, March 14, 2014

How we arms length and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie Recipe

Today is my amazing husbands birthday. In honor of him, I wanted to share the story of how we met. And since he absolutely loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I wanted to share an amazing Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie Recipe with you. 
He loves it, and for good reason too! 

How we met:

The picture above is of him and me when he was serving as a sign language missionary in my church congregation in California. 

A lot of my friends have asked me how Travis and I I decided to share the history of "us". I met Travis when I was 16 (the summer of 2000). And I thought he was the cutest guy ever! It was funny because he was assigned to work with the deaf so automatically I assumed that he was deaf!
The first time I saw him, I said out loud to my friend Heather, "He is really cute!" (Thank goodness he didn't hear because I would be mortified)!

I was one of those horrible girls that all sister missionaries hate...(I know how bad it is now!) I had a monster crush on him...and I even told him in a letter...I KNOW it was horrible! But bless his heart, my dear obedient husband didn't want to hurt my feelings so he broke it to me nicely in a letter saying that his heart was locked, and that he was focusing on his mission! Yep he's pretty amazing. So my heart was broken but life goes on...he was transferred out of the ward a few months later and I didn't hear from him since that time.

Then seven years later...a few months after swearing off guys (I had a streak of real jerks!) and one month after deciding to move to Utah to be closer to my brothers family, Travis re-entered my life. He found me on facebook and added me as a friend! So we started talking on facebook, then chatting on MSN to deciding that we should date when I moved out there in October 2008. We became official on October 31. And after an incredibly romantic date of dinner at the Melting Pot and a breathtaking walk around temple square to see the Christmas lights, Travis got down on one knee and proposed. I of course accepted; And now in eight days we will be sealed to each other for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Heavenly Father truly has a plan for each and every one of us, and that plan involves timing. Trust in the Lord and when it's time for things to happen. They will!

Onto the amazing recipe: 

1 Store bought/pre-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 8 ounce Package of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 8 ounce Package of Whipped Cream (thawed) 
1 tsp of Vanilla 
Hot fudge or Chocolate Syrup for the bottom layer and topping
Caramel Syrup for topping 
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups cut into fourths 

1. Take your pre-made pie crust and spread your hot fudge or chocolate syrup along the bottom of it. 

2. Mix the peanut butter, whipped cream, powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla together. A hand mixer or kitchen aide type machine works best. 



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