Posts

Showing posts from 2012
Image
My hand mixer died ....again.... This is the 5th hand mixer I've lost in 6 years -dang Christmas divinity, gets em every time! -or Valentine's sugar cookies -or Thanksgiving crescent rolls It always happens at the worst time!  *fall/winter* I need to bake SO much more then It's cold after all! Anyway I've been doing a little more research -which usually leads to me justify-ing-ly spending more money. Since I don't have a stand mixer  I usually buy hand mixers with high wattage -so it's more powerful right?? ANYWAY I think this time I'll actually be investing in a DC mixer rather than AC  So the wattage isn't as high  HOWEVER the wattage it DOES pull is far more effective ya follow me? DC (direct current)=less watts, yet more effective= :) I think if I would've just got one originally it would've paid for itself by now. I'm liking this one. It's on kitchenaid's clearance (refurbished) -which I'm cool with because it's a $100 mixer that's going for $4…
Image
AAANNNDDD we're back :) We moved, we're here, our home is up for sale -check it out here  we're still getting settled into the new place, meeting people, etc etc The new place has A LOT to be desired :) but we are SUPER grateful for it! The school is eh -ok- at best but we're just trooping along :) our ward here is fantastic we love it the end! How was your Christmas? Our was great we just spent time together and loved it. We talked about Christ, ate delicious food,  watched Polar Express, opened pj's and a new camera :D (yay), went to bed. In the morning we gathered the kids to come down and find their loot! They were very happy and we got a few grand surprises as well! Here's a few pics, some on Christmas, others...well... random :) Grey the little archer: My sinister baby   She's beautiful -and loves to snuggle her Daddy  My Nanna and Grandpa got her a doll that she LOVES  -wouldn't pose for a pick just wanted the tag off!  The boys were SSSOO HAPPY …
WELL.. We found a house and are pretty much moving right away SO today we are listening to Christmas music and packing instead of decorating. Good bye house we SO loved living in you  mmmuuuaaahhh!
Image
Happy Thanksgiving We had a great day with our little family there was lots of cooking....
 My man and deep fried puurrrrfect turkey  its amazing! He's amazing! I love him! amen. seriously so perfect golden crispy on the outside and the juiciest -non-greasy- moist meat! The breast is more juicy than any dark meat  on any other turkey I've had. ever. Did I mention I love him?
....lots of eating This dark cocoa whipped pie makes her feel real good!  ....And all around family fun :) I absolutely adore my family  and am ever so grateful for every moment  I get to share with them
Thanksgiving time! This morning I poured over all my recipes  I got all the star players ready for T-day! -Now on to convince my future land-lord  why it'll be ok for me to have a dog in his home :) any pointers??
I'm told people who are "bored" don't have any imagination.  That's gotta be wrong.  I've got PLENTY of imagination  and yet tonight -I'm SOOO bored!  The dishes are done, the house is clean, the scriptures are read, the kids are in bed My brain cant take looking at the same houses over and OVER online. Maybe I should start watching TV? I dunno what's on there these days Any suggestions?
Image
I dont really have anything to post but I'm on here anyway. The fact that we're moving has quickly spread around town and people seem sad about it. Law is growing more and more ok with the fact that we will eventually be leaving -who knows when? But I'm feeling totally patient about it -which is VERY unusual for me :)  I've grown up so much :D lol. Grey grabs my hand and pulls me to the door EVERYDAY saying "Come on Mom! Let's move!" Ashtyn has no clue what's happening and I'm sure she'll be fine with moving  -missing her Dad however is another story! Lola will either remain part of our family, Or get a new one, we can't seem to find a place that'll accept a dog -we ALL will be terribly heartbroken if that is the case :'( -except Cole lol. Cole I think is excited I'm excited to hear how his first day went I'm excited. Not hesitant. Not impatient. Just living in the moment -in a good way ;) I get to go get Law from school n…
Image
WOW  we've been busy  uuuhhhhhh Let's see Cole starts his new job tomorrow We've cleaned out the basement  and started packing and looking like MAD for a place to live I have 3 specific criteria to go off of -and they're leading to a dead end 1. Good school 2. rent price 3. 40 mins or less from work since the new company is so willing to help I can move as soon as we find a place -which is good because I dont think our house will sell as easily with us in it I just can't find a place :(  but I'm ok I feel REALLY good about the move, the job, the adventure I even feel good about staying behind for awhile
for any of you creepies looking at this  dont worry I've got my kimber .45  and home defense shot gun to keep me warm  and I promise I'm a better shot than you.... oh and there's this don't let her cuteness deceive you  -she's incredibly vicious when it comes to protecting her family
anyway we will see how things go we had our primary program today  I couldn't hel…
I think we're moving I think Cole got a new job I think it's in Salt Lake  I think Salt Lake is horrible I think I was born and raised there so I think I know what I'm talking about I think we'll live in Lehi instead  I think somewhere close to the freeway I think I'll miss his 2 minute commute I think I'll miss having him home for lunch I think I'll miss my house, no I think I'll miss my 1/2 acre yard I think I'll miss walking out onto the greenest grass ever I think I'll miss my 50'x25' garden with all the veggies I love I think I'll miss my 50' flower bed along the back of the house  I think it's filled with the best GIANT juicy red strawberries I think I'll miss my apple trees the apples are delicious I think I'll miss my raspberry stalks I think I'll miss my grape vine I think I'll miss my ash trees and beautiful bright yellow fall leaves I think Law will miss his teacher, friends, and school I think I a…
Image
My sis-in-law is moving today so we had a few extra kiddos around the house :D We went to the park, had lunch, rode bikes/scooters, and made caramel covered apples!
They waited and WAITED
"are they done yet mom?!"  once they were done they didn't last long ;) We're gonna miss these kiddos!
Image
Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had -is having- a safe enjoyable night!

Family Home Evening

Image
Cole decided it was a great time to carve pumpkins :)
There's my hubby -so handy with a knife  the kids got to scoop out all the "guts"  Ash with her "baby puuukin"  and kissing said baby lol!  Grey chose a "sticking tongue out" pumpkin  I wonder why ???  Law and his shish-kabob eating pumpkin

Pumpkin Patch #2

Image
There is a pumpkin patch in Springville that is fantastic -why is it so great? Glad you asked :)  Yeah it's free! Free hayrides, free petting zoo, free maze, free hay castles, free corn...pit...thing,  it's pretty great anyway the only thing you pay for is pumpkins pretty cool! You must go there now! So we grabbed some fam and headed on over there! Here we are on the hayride: for all of you who think Law looks EXACTLY like Cole well here's a little something to think about THAT is MY little sister right there :) Who happens to look like a ginger version of myself when I was young :)
My beautiful daughter:  My littlest sister:  burying my Grey goose   Law DID NOT want to lay in the corn -I wouldn't expect anything else :)  Ash half buried in the corn....pit....thing  what a champ! OH how I wish I could take them to a real beach ;(  The kiddos burying Aunt-Manda  and Aunty-Em's cute little face!


Friday

Image
Friday I had the great privilege of being room parent in Law's class  it was SO FUN! We did all things Halloween I brought pumpkins for them to paint   Then made witch's hats out of cookies frosting and kisses :)  And played pin the nose on the pumpkin 
It all went so well and the kids really enjoyed it! Then that evening was the Halloween school carnival We got all the kiddos dressed up and went over for an evening of games and treats :) -no pictures sad sad sad!