Sunday, September 26, 2010

A New Trick

(i know. i know. more baby. but i just can't help it.)

So two days after she rolled from her back to her tummy, little miss g figured out how to balance! She also just turned six.months.old. This not-so-little baby is such a sweetie. Seriously. A little sweetie peetie.

In other news...we'll be moving in with my mom and dad this week for about a month. We've decided to build an upstairs addition to our home. The decision has not been an easy one or a quick one (like any BIG decision). It does feel right to us. And now that everything is signed I feel like I can breathe and talk about it. I am anxious and excited. All at the same time.
the end

Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Real Deal

This morning Zoe came along with me to take Aryn to the bus stop. During our conversation she mentioned that one of her friends had a REAL microphone headset.

Apparently, that is WAY better than toenail clippers and tape.

you know, for when you're pretending to be a rockstar? and you have to tape the clippers to your cheek? (gene didn't get it, so therefore the explanation.) i might want to remember this since christmas is coming!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Moment

it must be good to be this boy

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How To Freeze Peaches

This year, I learned two new ways to preserve peaches. TWO. (I just love to learn.) They are both easy to do.

I thank my friend Terra, for sharing this first one with me. She told me about it one night at a great Relief Society activity (put on by Maridee, who has her own peach recipe going on over there). Later, when I called Terra for specifics, she was so very helpful in her explanantions.

We love to make smoothies. These are perfect for them.

1. wash and peel the peaches.

2. cut into quarters, then eighths.

3. place on waxed paper baking sheets. sprinkle with fruit fresh.

4. place baking sheets in freezer. freeze.

5. label freezer bags with date and content, put peaches inside. (i use the gallon sized bags.) store in the freezer.

And that's how you do it! Oh so very sastisfying. Has anyone else given this a try?

On another note...I'd just like to tell my peachy husband that I love him and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Fourteen years. WHOA.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another Family Vacation

We LOVED the beach last year so much, we decided to make another trip this year!

This year we went a little further south... down to San Diego (or San Go-ego, as Asher likes to call it).

We got to spend time at Mission Beach playing in the sand and soaking up the sun.

Sort of. On a couple of counts... 1. In the morning it was really overcast and foggy, but later in the afternoon the sun would come out and shine. 2. When it's overcast, you can still get sunburned!

 And so we all did.

We also spent a little time at Sea World. (Which I just saw this morning that my brother's family did as well.) We got to touch sea stars, sea urchins, and rays. We saw dolphins, whales, and all sorts of marine life.

We watched a few shows including Blue Horizons, but the day we were there the Shamu show got cancelled. We still got a good look at one of the orcas in the viewing area. Sadly, we later learned that the one of the whales had died.

Since the show was cancelled, Sea World offered reimbursement tickets to use within a year, so...we'll most likely be planning another trip to San Diego next summer...any takers?