Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Events

Ice skating Saturday and below, Josh's first moments at home again. His last with his name badge :(





Mom is back...Joshy's home...Zach came to visit...Life is good :)

I need to update majorly! So since the last post I continued to cook and made new delicious-successful meals up until mom came home. The night she made it back I made a disgusting dinner, plus I burned the meat, oh well, she just has to believe me that the others were successful.

Wednesday afternoon we gathered at the airport ready to meet Joshua! It was so exciting...we just couldn't wait :) We were all armed with cameras then when we went to turn them on they were all dead! Oh well, I ran home to get some video footage.

When he came down the stairs I just couldn't believe it...he looked different, grown up. He was really emotional seeing us and it took him a bit to talk to all of us. He is so cool, full of the Spirit, we love having him home :)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Can Cook!!!!!

So my mom is gone to help Jessica for a week. I feel bad that I never cook at home; for one, I don't want to cook instead of my mommy's delicious meals but she and everyone else wants to make sure I can cook in the near future :) So this week I am committed to cook everyday. I figured this was the perfect time to learn and do it all by myself. Usually when I don't cook its because I am lazy but I like doing it when it needs done and my eaters are excited for my one and only meal I make- BBQ Chx Pizza! This time I picked out five new delicious recipes from my mom's box.
Tonights heavenly meal was HAWAIIAN STYLE CHICKEN (Yum...)
(I didn't do everything it said because I had better ideas but I did use all the ingredients, just made up my own process that worked beautifully)!
Here's the recipe:
Brown in oil: 2lbs Chicken (parts)
Add:
Pineapple Syrup (8oz can crushed pineapple drained)
1 can Campbells Chicken Broth
1/4 c vinegar
2T. Brown Sugar
2t. Soysauce
1 t. Garlic Salt
Cover. Cook over low heat for 40 min.
Add:
1 med. green pepper (or handful of frozen chunks of green pepper :))
1 can drained pineapple (the 8oz one you used the syrup from before)
Cook: 5 min. or til done
Combine- 3T Cornstarch
1/4 c water
Stir into sauce. Cook til thick.
Serve over rice
Wala!!!!
It is sooo good.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sledding in the field!

This was the last day little old blue ran on its own. The clutch went out so to end our fun sledding day we pushed the toyota in from the field to get fixed or taken apart for parts :( But it did great for the whole morning, pulling as around for hours at a time (it wasn't used to all that work, usually its only on for 5 minutes at a time).
Dad drove us all around because when I tried I got stuck a couple times. It was so thick and icy. Dad had to use a backhoe to dig out the 3'snow drift to get down the path into the fields. The day was beautiful and I was able to invite friends from the Singles Ward, they loved it.


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My friend Stephanie is the narrator for this video. What the video doesn't show is how painful it is to ride in those sleds with your fingers cutting into the icy snow...OUCH!! Everytime I fell off I was glad because my fingers felt like they were bleeding. No one got hurt, yeah! Just left us with lots of bruises :)

Christmas Break

I have never seen so much snow here, its amazing. It reminds me of last winter in Aspen but here we don't have the lifts to ski down to hop onto :) It is pretty but it keeps us stricken to our homes which makes it hard to get that last minute shopping done.
Christmas Eve its tradition to have dinner at Grandma Smith's. Here is dad carrying over the dinner :) (He hates it when i take pictures of him :)) Jessica called us up right after dinner so that we could watch them open the presents 'Grandma and Grandpa' gave them on the web cam. That was fun, it was like we were somewhat in the same room for Christmas Eve.

Zach took this cool shot when he ventured out and about into the deep snow!



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