Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cards!











About a month ago a nice lady in my Ward taught we how to make homemade cards and gave me some creative ideas of things I could do. I was asked to make some cards for a Young Women and Young Men's activity in my ward and here is the result.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pictures







































New House

Ben and finished painting the last room inside our house so this is the promised viewing. We did a quick little video to show an overview. There also might be some pictures coming later.
video

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Catch Up

So I haven't blogged in a while. In part due to the fact I couldn't find the camera cord to transfer pictures over. Now that its found I have no excuse.

A few weeks ago some friends of ours decided we were all going to go down to Manti together since we hadn't been to a session there before. We woke up early on a Saturday got dressed up all pretty and hopped in the car with Chelsi and Mike for the drive. We devoured delicious cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk as we drove and we arrived to see the beautiful temple.





We walked up to the doors only to discover it was being remodeled and would be closed for another week and a half. So instead we walked around the temple.









It was a fun day.

Recently I got to do something I had wanted to do for some time.

I got to go to a Real Salt Lake Soccer game. This was made possible because of this beautiful person.

My friend Krystal.

Not to mention we had great seats right behind the goal which by the way, Salt Lake beat New York 2 to 0. Yea!

In other news Ben and I have finally completed painting the inside or our home. We're excited to be done and psyched with the results. Pictures will be forthcoming once we've had a chance to clean up. That's all for now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mmmm Pie!

I LOVE apple pie. We have an apple tree in our backyard and I've been meaning to make some apple pie. Now that the apples are the pretty red color I thought I would give it a try this weekend. This is my pie. I have to thank Chris for the recipe because she is in fact the most amazing cook I know. In case you want to try it out here's the recipe:

Apple Crumb Pie

Crust:

2-1/4 cups sifted flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup plus 2 Tbl crisco

1/3 cup cold water

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two forks. Sprinkle water one teaspoon at a time and blend with fork. Roll into ball, cut in half and roll out. Makes two 9 inch crusts.

Filling:

2/3 cup sugar

2 Tbl all purpose flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

6 to 8 tart apples sliced thinly

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

Combine first 3 ingredients; stir into apples. Place into pastry shell. Combine last 3 ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

Enjoy!



Monday, September 14, 2009

The pups

So I forgot to mention an important event in our lives. Boston gained a new friend about a month ago when we got this little girl who we named Eva. She's named after the robot in WallE. She basically took over the household in about 30 seconds flat and made sure Boston knew who was boss. She's a rat terrier and only weighs about 11 lbs to Bostons 30+ lbs. Overall she's a might mouse of a dog and is definitely a huge personality in a little dog. We rescued her from a shelter and she's been bouncing around ever since. They said she's about 2 yrs old so she's a little over a year older than Boston.
If you notice I'm holding her in both pictures. That's the only way we could get her to stay still long enough to take the picture. She is one crazy little ball of energy.Here's Boston Dog looking as handsome as ever for the camera. He poses. This is his I'm curious why you're taking my picture but don't I look dignified? look. Of course he always has one ear that sticks up and one that flops over and yes he can control it. He's goofy.
Here are my pups playing you can see Eva is quite a bit smaller than Boston.
videoShe may be little but she's a fierce little fighter when she wants something. I hope you enjoyed the pups, we sure do.

Happy Birthday Christina


Saturday was my friend Christina's Birthday so we celebrated all day long. We started the day with a hike to the timpanogos caves. It was great and a lot easier than the hike to the top of Mt. Timpanogos. Here are some picture for you viewing pleasure.
The girls on the hike minus Krystal...not sure where she was.
The three musketeers, one of which is Christina the Birthday girl.
The boys...looking crazy as always.
The hike up.
The view from the top right before you get to the caves. That's American Fork Canyon and in the distance the cities of highland and alpine?
Benji and me at the opening of the cave. Its actually to the left but we like the sign. We wanted proof we actually hiked here.
the birthday girl and her hubby.
These are all at different places in the caves. There are actually three caves with man made tunnels connecting them so you can tour all three.

This was called Jaba the hut, That flowing rock is 12 feet deep.

After the excitement of the caves we call took a break and napped/ate/showered. Then we headed for Salt Lake to go to the Greek Festival in honor of the fact Christina is in fact Greek. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of that but I did eat way too much because all the food was sooo good,

After the stuffing of ourselves we headed over to Christina's sister Liz's apartment for cake with ice cream in the middle. It was good. Definitely an all day birthday celebration.