Monday, April 20, 2009


I bought photoshop elements a few months back and have played with it a few times. It was a little bit harder than I expected it to be. Tonight I FINALLY made something! It's definetly a first try but kinda fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16th

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Kate! Glad We have always been able to share them!
(why am I such a nerd?)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Getting my domestic on.

Yesterday I made a verifiable Easter feast. I think it’s the first time I made a multi-dish, large enough for a large family (even thought it was only for three), pre-planed meal that included a large chunk of meat. For some reason, Mom, none of us seem to have latched on to your meat prepping skills.

Anyway, everything turned out SO good. It was delicious, not UNnutritious, very pretty, and perfectly timed so that the men folk got home from church just as the asparagus was getting tender. I was quite proud of myself. Thanks to all of you who guided me through various parts of the process.

The strawberry angel food cake collapsed a little bit on it's self because the plate was too small. Oh well. It still tastes great! The 'frosting' was strawberry yogurt mixed with cool whip. M-mm-mmm.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Love ya Mom!

Thanks for coming out mom! We had so much fun having you here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter :)
(If I had a picture of the beautiful landscaping that mom did in Amy's front yard, I'd post it. Maybe Amy could do that for me.)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Life and Love on the Border

Everyone, this is my boyfriend Eter. Eter, everyone. The long-since promised blog post is finally here. This should also answer your email, Mom.
This is us at the border. If you look closely to the right of my head, you can see a sign for Mexico. It's not super convenient having that international line between us, but it could be worse--like digging a grave for your 4 children in frozen ground with a spoon (that's a test to see if you watched General Conference). Sometimes it's pretty exciting, actually. Like last night when we got to watch some poor schmuck/fulano-de-tal make a break for it and run down the freeway, with some not-so-trim border guards trailing after him. To answer what everyone asks me, we speak both languages--whatever we feel like. Also, I have a passport and he has a travel visa, so we can come and go as we please--relatively speaking.
I got to meet Eter's super-amable family this weekend. Quite the opposite of us, he has only brothers so it's mostly a boy house. But, just like us (referring to Jeff-Carrie, Miranda-Bubba) everyone's suddenly got a girlfriend there too. It was fun, and I think they like me despite my blundering Spanish. I used to think I spoke pretty well....
He's excited to meet all of you, too. Mom will probably be first. Anyone else who would like to, come on down to sunny San Diego/Tijuana!