Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Love Ya Mom!!!

We took this at the beach last week and couldn't resist putting it up, Mom your the best!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Uncle Remus and "The Tar Baby"

This was one of my favorite things as a girl! Mom reading anything but I loved the voices and characters of "brer- rabbit and brer-bear!" I took a video for memory sake but it won't down load for some reason. Thanks mom for a great week!

more pic coming on my blog...

P.S. Also thanks to Sal and Jeff who made such an effort to come and spend time with us.
I love you too. It was really fun :( I got No pictures of our time with Sal.

Rand see you soon. I LOVE that you all are so sweet to come and visit with us the kids ALL adore you you are THE BEST aunts and uncle EVER!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dancing Baby

I caught a cute video today of Sadie dancing. She's still so small but I can't believe she'll be 17 months tomorrow! She's so much fun. I love watching her constantly learning. She's not super verbal yet (although she does say some words) but she understands so much. Love Holly's comment about Sadie's dress. She notices everything pretty and girly. She gets so excited anytime I wear any jewelry- especially because it's a rare occasion.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

On Cleaning My Bedroom in 1989:

There are moments when music, like food, can take you right back. I knew that going to a Journey concert would lead me there, and I was right. A lot of 80's music does this for me. Sometimes it seems like I spent my whole childhood cleaning my room, or that giant bathroom mirror, singing along to whatever was Amy or Katie's current favorite song. Things never got very clean, I think, because I was having too much fun singing.

There are some songs that bring up very specific memories. Here are a few:

Billy Joel's 'Still Rock and Roll to Me': We listened to this on the drive home from Utah at some point, I seem to think it was a Conference weekend (I also remember on this trip thinking about how much I liked President Monson). I remember it was on a mix tape that also had Total Eclipse of the Heart, but I liked this song better.

The Beastie Boys 'Brass Monkey' and They Might be Giants 'Mr. Horrible' and 'Particle Man': We played Mario Brothers to these a lot.

1st Mormon Pop Artists, 'In the Hollow of His Hand' and 'I Heard Him Come': I think we got ready for church to these songs every Sunday for three years.

Belinda Carslile 'Heaven is a Place on Earth': This song was what was stuck in my head the whole day of my baptism. HAHA!

I'm sure you all have diffrent musical memories too.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just wondered if you all noticed Kristy's blog has some exciting news!
(mine has my trip and a very funny video of Dall, if you are in of a need a laugh)
I'm at Kate's babysitting.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Here's one for memory lane...

(Even scanned in the picture!)
Fudge Meltaways
1/2 c. marg
1 sq unsweetened choc (1 oz)
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten
2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. ch nuts (optional)
1/4 c. marg
1 tb milk
2 c. powd. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 sq. unsweetened choc (1 1/2 oz)
Melt 1/2 c. marg and 1 sq. chocolate in saucepan. Blend granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, egg, crumbs, coconut, and nuts into butter-chocolate mixture. Mix well and press into ungreased baking dish (11x7) or 9" square (or whatever you can find). Refrigerate.
Mix 1/4 c. marg, milk, powd sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread over crumb mixture. Chill.
Melt 1 1/2 sq chocolate and spread over chilled filling. Chill.
Cut before firm. Makes 3-4 dozen squares.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

the good old days

I gotta a little hankering for some old time tacos! Not a regular at our house actually the first time in all my married life I made tacos this way but it was fun.