Wednesday, December 19, 2012

we love card board boxes

 Every once in the while I go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a free, huge card board box
 There are so many things to do with them.
 Since I have boys and boys love tools my sister Cindy suggested me punching holes in the box and letting Braden "fix" the box with his tools. He loved it. It occupied him forever:)
 We also love to color in these boxes...
 Especially practicing our letters.
 We also love smaller boxes so that I can drag the kids around in them:)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cauliflower Rice

This is a great way to eat cauliflower. It is better used as a side dish and not as the main course.
Found Here

All you do is saute
one onion
a cup of celery
and a head of cauliflower.

add some salt and enjoy:)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

 I did not get many pics this Thanksgiving but here is the jist.
 We went to the church with a couple other families that had no family in town:)
(Our building is under construction as you can tell)

Friday, December 14, 2012

boys, boys, boys

 For all my siblings that just want to see how we are doing:)


 Everything goes in the mouth:)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

bubble burger

 HEHEHE!!! I just had to post it. It is fantastic:)

find things to do

 Sometimes we put our tent outside just to change things up.

 Of course we have a little run away:)
 This is the shot from inside...
Out of the tent and FREE!!!! Nothing stops this little cutie:)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

nature walks

 Thanks to my sister Sherri, my boys and I go on what we call nature walks.
 we take a bag and Braden can put what ever he wants it it:)
 Tanner also enjoys our little walks.

 when we get back we empty our nature treasures and glue them to either paper or cardboard.
depending on what we have:)
This particular day we did not get much but he really did find the Romney tag and wanted to out it in his bag:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Butternut squash soup

This is a recipe from a well known restaurant in utah. My mother-in-law, Pat, loved it so much she ask the cook for the recipe. It is really good and so I will share it with you.

cook a butternut squash and remove the flesh. Saute a Medium Onion. After it is transparent add the squash and 3 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a simmer for 15 min. Blend in a blender. Put back in pot and add 1 1/2 cups half &half or cream, 1 tsp salt, pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp mace, and 4 TBS molasses.

Garnish with more mace.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

FHE You can do hard things (Nephi)

Nephi was a perfect example of doing hard things when he was asked to do them.
What are some of the hard things he had to do?

  1. leave his home (1 Nephi 2:2-4)
  2. go back for the plates (1 Nephi 3:4)
  3. Build a ship (1 Nephi 17:8)
How did he respond with each hard task?

  1. HE PRAYED FOR UNDERSTANDING "I did cry unto the Lord and He did... soften my heart" (1 Nephi 2:16)
  2. HE RESPONDED OBEDIENTLY "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded.." (1 Nephi 3:7)
  3. HE ACTED IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT HESITATION. "Lord, whither shall I go to make ore?" (1 Nephi 17:9)  
When we are in a tuff spot Nephi has given us a good guide of how to respond.  Often we will need to do all three but other times our faith will be sufficient to just "act immediately".

Braden almost 2, Tanner 6 months

Unfortunately Seth was unable to make it. He had a deadline at school. Next time we'll get him:)