Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Man we are busy. And we are not even that involved with outside activities. Between life, church callings, school and kids I feel like I am a Circus Master!

Graden and Jason have started the Patriot Reserves again this year. To my surprise, Graden is just as tall as some of the boys. Last year you could tell he was tiny. This year not so much. He kept up too. He only made it through warm ups last year. Last night he did almost everything. I just love to see Jason so happy when he is out there with Graden. Click HERE if you want to see a funny moment I caught on my camera.

We are gearing up for Halloween. Exciting. I also found out that we are hosting more than just Jason's parents and Grandparents for Thanksgiving. We are also having all three of his siblings and their kids! It is going to be soooooo much fun! Most of them are staying in hotels, but for the most part we will be playing here. I am thinking of fun things to do. I get Disney's Family Fun magazine and they had lots of great Turkey day ideas!

On a sad note~ Blogger killed my stalker list. So I have not been able to check your blogs unless I have your address memorized. Most of which I do not. So if you have not already left it on FB, will you leave your blog address in a comment? I miss judging you. JUST KIDDING! I miss your bloggity blogs~


Thursday, October 21, 2010

punkin' pickin'

Each year my A M A Z I N G sister Jennifer takes her classes to the Pumpkin Patch. In years past it has been to the Berry Ranch. Blah is all I have to say. It is gross compared to Linder Farms!

I had the chance to take Graden there on Wednesday. It was beautiful weather, great families, and just an overall wonderful time. And yes, I had my camera~

Me and my main squeeze~

I LOVE this picture because without words you can see the thoughts running through Graden's head about Quincey's very colorful hat!

Found one!

And I found one too!

One sunflower tall!

Miss Jen and her adorable caterpillar class :)

And there were ponies. One of which we had a front row seat to see him poop his brains out. It takes a lot to disgust a boy :)

We even played in a GIANT vat of corn kernels.

~Thank you Miss Jen~

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

For Laura~ (and baby)

4 cups luke warm water
4 TBSP yeast
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 cup oil
2 eggs
12 cups flour
2 TSP salt (add salt after everything is added/all the flour)

1. Combine all ingredients except last 6 cups of flour. Mix well using kneading arm.

2. Then add remaining flour one cup at a time. Knead for 10 minutes. Allow dough to be sticky.

3. Remove from bowl and divide into 8 pieces. Roll out on floured board (to a square), spread with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon & sugar, and brown sugar.

4. Fold top half over to bottom of dough. Cut into 3/4' wide strips.

5. Take each piece and twist each end, then roll dough around itself. Place in greased pan, touching each other.

6. Cover and let rise until they double in size. Bake at 350' for 25 minutes.


1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP water
1 TSP vanilla
(this makes a tiny amount: keep doubling til you have enough)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

General Conference~

The words fill my heart.
And these fill my tummy~

Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice