Monday, July 27, 2009
I got this new cookbook, and I am going to try all the recipes in it. I hope to find some new gems. I will let you know if I find any winners. I am hoping the $1,000,000 winners recipes are just that...worth $1,000,000! I'll be the judge this time! P.S. Anyone looking for a new recipe? I take requests. I will try it for you and bring you a sample of my findings.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Poor Ben his birthday always melds with the 4th of July...but this year was a little different. His birthday melded with our vacation. Is that better or worse? I can't decide. We still love you Ben and you are still older than me!! (by a month) Poor Adam his birthday always melds with Fathers Day...but this year was a little different. His birthday melded with a crazy summer schedule and a mom that was lazy and didn't want to plan a party. So we piggy backed a family party and made it a family party/birthday party. He did get to go to Chuck E. Cheeses with the cousins so I hoped he enjoyed his birthday! Happy birthday Adam! We love you! P.S. My birthday is coming up soon guys and it better be better than what I did for you!! Or else!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Noah showed some interest in learning how to cook some things this summer, so we have tried a few things. 1. Ramen noodles 2. Toast and/or Eggo waffles 3. Microwave popcorn and the newest entrant is... 4. Scrambled eggs So, I came downstairs the other morning and there was Noah standing on a chair by the stove stirring something in a small saucepan. He says to me, "Hey mom, I am making some eggs for Adam and me...do you want some? I will make you some toast too?" Isn't that great! I am so excited that he has an interest in food, and that he will make something for me to eat for once. What should we teach him to cook next? Perhaps something that is more pallatable for an adult? We shall see!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We received an invitation via e-mail in September last year for Bens family reunion in Nauvoo. At first we thought there was no way we would be able to go, but upon further discussion we decided that it was a great reason to go. So we planned it and hopped in the car last week to drive the 18 hours (ish) to get to Nauvoo. We decided to make it a double trip and take the northern highway home and stop at Mt. Rushmore because lets just be honest... when are you ever going to go to South Dakota. We really enjoyed our trip and the kids drove suprisingly well for the trip.Nauvoo and Carthage Jail were great experiences and I hope that the kids, well at least Noah, felt the spirit while we were there learning about Joseph Smith and the pioneers. The temple is amazing! We loved spending time there. Mt. Rushmore was completely incredible and I think that everyone should go and spend a few days there. I wish we could have stayed a few days. They have a whole city created around the monument with all the fun shops.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
For our ten year anniversary we planned a week long trip to Cabo but they closed the borders and wont let us in. So, logically the next best thing is to go to San Francisco...right?!
I love to fly so I was diggin it!We ran into a lot of people who wanted us to help them overturn Prop. 8. Does it look like my male husband and I want to help? The A's game was a blast...we saw fights, men in frilly blouses, a guy selling a "baggganutssss", kids drinking beer, an old guy got nailed by a foul ball, Ben made a kid cry, but the A's won! (the old guy was okay, but next time a heads up would be appreciated people!) We really enjoyed Alcatraz...lots of history there. Yes, I had to return the headphones and they did let Ben leave. And then there was the crazy cab drivers that drove us to and from Pier 39. I thought we were going to die a few times in a fatal car crash. We ate seafood and a waffle cone on the pier. (Don't ask about the toilet paper project) Good, and crazy, times had by all.