Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Holiday Wishes

It feels great to have the Christmas card done so early in the month! I have lots of new posts for you to come this week. Hope to see you back to take a look!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Making PIE memories

Last night Jessica and I spent 2 hours ceating yummy pies. I have posted both recipes for you and some pictures. The crust was easy with this wonderful trick we learned; roll dough out inbetween two sheets of plastic wrap. Remove top wrap and flip into your pie pan and take other wrap off. Simple as can be! Hope you can enjoy a homemade pie maybe for this Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A new read

The book group I am in is reading this book called "The Undaunted" by Gerald Lund.

The journey was impossible. But they had no other choice. At the call of their prophet, they left well-established farms and businesses to strike out yet again into the untamed wilderness. A small band of men, women, and children formed the 1879 pioneer company. Their mission: stand as a buffer between lawlessness and civilization. Their road: only what they created themselves, blasting out a perilous trail over slick rock and through desolate cliffs. Their hearts: UNDAUNTED.
In The Undaunted, readers first go to the coal mines of Yorkshire, then across the ocean and the plains to the territory of Utah, where, even in 1879, there is pioneering to be done. A little- known and perhaps even less- appreciated chapter in the Church s history comes to life in this gripping story of a stalwart group of Saints called to create a settlement to serve as a buffer between the established communities of Utah and the lawless frontier of the Four Corners area. Their challenge will be enormous but the biggest part of it just may be getting there in the first place. Skillfully interweaving historical figures and events with fictional characters, Gerald Lund takes us through the Hole in the Rock and over miles of uncharted country that even today is impassable without all- terrain vehicles. His account of the adventure, romance, and sacrifices of these undaunted pioneers will resonate with readers who love a good story as well as those who want to better understand the incomparable legacy and unconquerable faith of those valiant Saints. Taken from Amazon review

I can't wait to get started. I think I will go start right now!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jacob is seven

Jacobs 7th birthday started two days earlier at Pirate Island Pizza with his buddies! Everyone had a blast!

I went to his class today and Jacob gave everyone in his classroom a donut

To end the birthday celebrating we went to " Texas Roadhouse" to ride the saddle. Our waiter was so nice he took Jacob around the resturant for a real ride!
As you can see from my pictures I had no camera with me this whole time! Thank heavens for the Iphone!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dads Gone for a week...time to PARTY!

Okay, how does the saying go..."When the cat is away, the mice will play". Well, our cat is away for a full week (Joe) and I have decided to let the kids play, play, play. Who cares about house work, laundry and a balanced meal. Not us! We are leaving the housework for later, eating as much junk as we can, satying up late and just right out celebrating the last few days of our summer break. Before we know it Joe will be home and things will go back to normal, school starts her on August 13. But for now, here is a few things we've been up to...
Went to see G-Force and spent more money on the snacks then the movie!
Kids slept in the guest house, but did not make it to sleep until way past midnight
Driving range to hit severl bucket of balls
friends over for late night
AND.... today is only Tuesday! 4 more days to go, lots more fun things to do. I think I might just have icecream for dinner...hope your enjoying your summer!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pay it forward...Winners

Not the best pics.Taken from my Iphone, all our cameras are dead!
It has been a few months from the "Pay it Forward" post I did, and I had 2 people play (posting the idea on their blog or facebook account to keep the game going as in the rules). Thank you Tracy and Natalie. I had fun trying to think of what to make and decided on bookmarks (as you all know I love to read). Hope you will love them and love the books you read over the summer. Thanks again for playing!




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