Today we came home from shopping to see a huge smoke cloude. I immediately thought it was the Camp Williams area, but in driving closer I realized it was closer to our house than I thought. These pictures are taken from our backyard. These are the mountains just north of us on the other side of the highway. Me and the girls drove up to North Ranch and the fire had burned up to the back of several homes property's. Luckily that area is all safe now, but they're still working on it from burning some houses to the east. Just as long as it doesn't cross the highway...
Friday, July 16, 2010
We can't get enough of Powell. Jaron and Kim were nice enough to join us this time without kids for a couples only weekend. We stayed at a hotel at Wahweap Marina for the 4th of July weekend. Needless to say we had ALOT of fun. Friday night we got there too late to get on the water but Saturday morning we were ready to go.
Here's Todd gassing up before we head off.
Jaron with his camera taking those EXCELLENT shots.
Todd the Captain.
We rode to rainbow bridge (took 2 hours on the boat on the water to get there...uggg) but it was worth it.
Me and Todd. This gives you a good perspective as to how big this really is. Pretty cool.
We ended the weekend watching fireworks over the Hoover Dam. It really was a great trip.
While the husband are away, the family will play.
My friend Leslie and I had absent husbands one weekend (both had to work) so we decided to head up to the canyon for a picnic dinner.
We went up American Fork canyon and we couln't have asked for more perfect weather!!!
Kate and the girls loved to walk in the stream.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The girls had a free pass to Fat Cats bowling, so we went.. just the three of us.
Here's Lar getting the shoes on.
And now Kate.
Time to bowl!!!
They both did really well.
In the end mom barely won by 5 points. My score was 80 (I know impressed, right?), Lauren's was 75 and Kate got a 73. (Remember the girls had bumpers on the sides. ;) )
That was one of the fun days we had this weekend.
Saturday we went to the Lehi Days Parade and Rodeo. Sorry no pictures.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hey Mom and Dad,
Here's some pictures of our garden:
Kate and the grow box
The sugar snap peas and the carrots are to the left.
This is lettuce (the bright green), the spinach (in the middle), and the little things growing are beets. There's another row of lettuce at the end.
Broccoli. I have about 5 or 6 of these.
And these are the potatoes in the lower garden. Todd just got done covering them with some dirt, that's why they look kind of sad.
And here's the dead trees. SAD.
We've had a really cold May and June so everything is slow growing right now. We'll probably pick our first pea tomorrow. I have tomatoes, squash and cucumbers growing but they're not big enough to bother taking pictures yet.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sorry these are scary pictures, and my pan is even scarier.
It seems like I've told everyone about my favorite breakfast; granola and yougart.
Granola is so simple because you can add or subtract things easily. The recipe calls for sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds which I don't have on hand so I substitute chopped walnuts and ground flaxseed. There's lots of things you can use, just experiment!!
It seems like I've told several people I'd get them the recipe, so here it is.
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl combine:
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 Tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pour over dry mixture the following:
2 Tablespoons canola oil or 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup pure maple sugar (or I use honey)
Mix everything together real well and spread onto baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. (The browner the granola gets (without burning) the crunchier the granola will be.) Place on wire rack to cool. When you take it out of the oven it will seem sticky, but as it cools it will become more crisp.
Once it completely cooled you can add the following variety of dried fruits:
Let me know if anybody tries it and what you think. :)