December 30, 2009

A Wonderful Time of Year

Warning: long post.

My favorite pic from Christmas. My sweet little JB. I love this munchkin so much my heart hurts. The babies make Christmas so special. It's just not the same without little ones around.

Christmas was so lovely this year. The whole family was together and that's rare these days.

Christmas Eve we all got together for dinner and games.

We ate lots of yummy food.

And two Pioneer Woman recipes for stuffed mushrooms, delish!

Levi likes lasagna...

After dinner we talked, played games and tried to tame EJ's hair. Not sure what Caleb is thinking here...

It's impossible for Zachary to take a normal picture.

Or Levi for that matter :-)

He is a joiner

Jayne usually has this look on her face when with us...

We are a bit overwhelming but lucky we have two lovely sister/daughter-in-laws to calm us down!

Sweet LH

He loves his papa.

Loves him so much he kisses his feet...we are getting him help.

Bunny was wiped out, the kids exhaust her.

The kiddos watching The Grinch.

The night was winding down and the kids were getting really sleepy, or turning into zombies, not sure which.

Do you notice that both the boys have drool on their chins?

The next morning LH was up and ready to get to the presents. He loved his stocking and was nice enough to share with Bunny.

We are still working on peeling the orange before eating it...

I hope that you all had wonderful Christmases full of family, fun, food and love. And I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

December 17, 2009

Reading Challenge!

I came across this challenge over at Library of Clean Reads (and she got it from At Home With Books) and decided to join in. Feel free to play along!

The rules:
Decide how many time travel books you want to read and then read them before the end of 2010 - that's it!

I am going to read the same three that Laura has listed as i love her recommendations, but i will be adding some to it so check back if you want ideas.

1. The Time Travelers: Book One in the Gideon Trilogy by Linda Buckley-Archer
2. The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
3. A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson

Let me know if you find any great Time Travel books i should add and Good Luck!

December 14, 2009


This was the Jeep Sunday morning. I was really nervous about the weight on the soft top...but obviously not worried enough to not stop and take a picture before cleaning it off.

December 12, 2009

I'm a slacker.

It's been busy lately. No excuse, I know.

Here is a quick update.

This was taken 5 minutes ago. I love the snow!

This is my Christmas tree. My apartment is WAY too small for a real tree so I found a rosemary Christmas tree. It's basically a rosemary bush shaped like a pine tree :-) but it smells awesome.

This is Two Face. A sweet baby kitty that was dumped up by my parents house. We had to take her to the shelter the next day, couldn't find anyone who could take her. On reflection it was a mistake to let her sleep with me. It was really hard to let her go.

Hope you are all having a marvelous Christmas season!

December 3, 2009

Giveaway!! Not from me...but still

Mary over at Provident Woman is having an awesome giveaway (if you like Pioneer Woman as much as i do)

She is giving away a signed copy of PW's cookbook and some sweet PW t-shirts.

Ready for the best part? Marlboro Man signed the cookbooks too!!! I may have a bit of a 'married man' crush on him. Just saying.

Head over and enter!! Or don' me a better chance of winning ;-)

November 25, 2009

Thank you!!!

Just found this site and sent my postcard. It is a super quick and easy way to let our service men and women know that we support them. It's the least we can do.

Please take a minute and send a postcard. Especially at this time of year when these brave men and woman are very far from home.

There is also a cool movement going around to wear red shirts on Friday in support of our service men and woman. I'm going to try and wear red every Friday. No matter what you think about the past president, the current president or the war...we should be supporting the troops. Join me!


November 24, 2009

Better Late Than Never...

That is true right?

I went on a wonderful trip to Oregon last month but have just not been blogging like i should be. But I'm going to be better. I promise. Please don't leave me! Please!

Not that I'm begging or anything...

Anyhoo, i just love my visits there. I love Oregon so much anyway but it's makes it 100 times better that I have wonderful family there. I love spending time with my Aunt and my cousins and especially baby JT!

I love my niece and nephews more than anything but there is a special bond with JT. I think it might be that i go and spend 24 hrs a day with him for five or six days. And it's just wonderful.

Okay, here you go Aunt Sue. Pictures of an amazing little man!

One, two, three..JUMP!!

Mom is very good at drawing Mickey Mouse.

Toilet Paper Ninja!

Step 1: Spy very large puppy (5 month old mastiff named Lucy)

Step 2: Approach said puppy very cautiously.

Step 3: Pet said puppy while keeping as much distance as possible.

I then rushed in to pet her and this happened:

I was in love. Smitten. Deep Smit.

I would like to say that JT is reaching for me here. That he just wants his Aunt KK to hold him...But he wants my phone.

And he is starting to get annoyed that he can't have it.

JT eating the best doughnuts on the planet. I haven't actually had doughnuts all over the planet but i feel pretty confident in my statement. They were pumpkin spice cake doughnuts and they hot and i almost cried.

I love you JT!! Oh and everyone else out there too :-)

I'll be back soon!

Parting shot. A devil bunny. Seriously. Look at his eyes. RED!!!


November 20, 2009

Cooking Geek Heaven

There is this store in Eugene, OR that I just love. I wish I could remember the name (Chandra?). I really could spend serious amounts of money in there...if I had serious amounts of money. As it is, I wander through, coveting everything and buying nothing.

But no pity please!

I still have a pretty good life...

Anyway :-)

Le Creuset. Lot's and lot's of bright, bold, perfect Le Creuset. I can't afford this stuff AT ALL so i'm waiting to win one of PW's contests. Not holding my breath.

Wonderful Lodge. Now this i can afford. I love my Lodge dutch ovens. Seriously. Love.

A big, deep dutch oven is a girl's best friend out in the woods. It's true. I have had grown men standing in line, begging for the delicious things that come out of a dutch oven. Too bad they were all married. I should try this with some single guys...

A bouquet of KitchenAid mixers. Hello Beautiful!!

I was loving this bright display of contraptions that NO ONE needs but i still wanted them.
They are produce savers. You are supposed to put the corresponding piece of produce in the container and it keeps it fresh. Not sure what happened to using a good ole zip-lock bag but these are cute.

Speak of produce. Have you all experienced the heaven that is Jalapeno Jelly? It is divine. Sweet and spicy and delicious. Poor it on a brick of cream cheese, add some crackers and you are set for the night. It's addictive.

Loved the packaging on this. Perfect.

And last but certainly not least...Mrs Meyers!!

I love this line of cleaning products. And nowhere in Utah has this good of a selection. My favorite scent is the geranium but they are all pretty darn nice. It's all natural and uses essential oils. I'm hooked. Here is the website if you want to check it out.

Maybe i should do a Mrs Meyers giveaway. And since i only have about 10 readers your chances will be really good! Check back next week.

Alright, enough rambling for one Friday. Have a great weekend friends!