Sunday, August 31, 2008

Testing testing one two three

So I took a test today............

and there is definitely two lines there! So I guess we will have another munchkin in February!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pictures pictures

So after looking at all the great pictures of Keri's kids I dragged my kids out to take some pictures of them. I wanted to take them to the sunflower field, but it was all fenced up..not to friendly looking. --they weren't to keen on sunflowers So we found a nearby cornfield that was very nice looking. And then of course I had to edit all the pics like crazy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trip to Tooele

This last while we have been in Tooele visiting my sister. Her husband just came home from some military training and has been gone for about 6 months. The family is ECSTATIC to have him home! My sister's family is very close, so 6 months seemed like 6 years! There was a huge family and neighborhood bbq with an awsome slip and slide. It was so much fun. There was also a bday cake for Ren--their youngest who just turned one. Happy Birthday Ren!! We had a great time!

Some thoughts...

The last few days my thoughts have been stuck on Kendra's blog. About her sister in law that died in that horrible plane accident last weekend. Life will never be the same for those touched by Mandy and the others in this terrible accident. Never. It will never go back to normal or the way it "use to be". It really is true that death is only difficult for those left behind. Without the knowledge of eternal families, death would be unbearable. I didn't know Mandy. But I know Golden, Met and their families. And if she is anything like they are, then the world lost someone really special. Lots of love to you Kendra...our thoughts are with you.

Friday, August 22, 2008

MMMMMmmm Chocolate

So in preparation for our trip to SLC tomorrow I'm making bread and cookies for the drive and for Dustin's welcome home party. I found a recipe for Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
that are so yummy. They remind me of something that should be made at Christmas time. I LOVE the combo of chocolate and cinnamon and I of course used a full bag of chocolate chips!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


So lately I have been crazily busy helping plan Summit for the Knights of Freedom
groups here in Southern Utah. This is the first year for the summit here in southern UT. Last year we participated in the summit in SLC and had
an awesome experience. For two days the boys were trained and inspired about living knightly. Then imagine 80 boys chanting "Fight!...Fight!...Fight for the right!!!" Then to have them running and charging to fight Lord Pellinor (yep! straight from King Aurthur.) who had threatened their queen and their freedom. This year we have Aurthur's cousins (that threatened him in history)as the villian, Cerdic of Saxon, so it will be another promising adventure. We need volunteers if anyone is interested!! (Hint hint Bill!!)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weigh in day...

So yesterday was a weigh in day at Curves. I'm down to 214. :-) Thats 24 pounds down since I started. Yeah! I even ate a cookie to celebrate. :-D

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yeah Luke!

Luke entered a contest in the local paper. It was an essay about "What you love about living in the Hurricane Valley" Luke worked for days on his essay, hey typed every letter! He even passed up a chance to go hang with his knight friends to work on it.--Yeah he must get that from his Dad! He didn't win but he did recieve an honorable mention.Way to go bud!

Here is his essay:

There are so many things to do in the Hurricane valley, I love them all!! First, we live by a beautiful place-Zion. There are so many things to do there. You can feed buffalo, moose, and goats.

Or, let’s go camping. Just find a good camp sight and enjoy the outdoors! Then there are the rock stores. There are so many rocks. My favorite rock store is in LaVerkin. It is my favorite because it was my first one I went to.

Ok, back to Hurricane. They have great stores! When you go to Ace you can play chess and get free buttered popcorn!! The best thing in Hurricane is the library. The library is full of books like fantasy and adventure. I love Magic Tree house books!!! And Boxcar Children. The library does really fun stuff like the preschool reading program and the summer reading program!! It fun because you learn a new thing every week!

It is summer and the pool is the great place to be. Splash! Splash! Then there is Snowcap. Now, that is a cool place! My favorite snow cone is Tiger’s Blood.

Now I did not forget the high school! Just a couple weeks ago they did a play called Music Man and I was in it!!! I loved being in it because it was my first play and I learned new songs and dances!

Grab a bike and ride it (you now how to ride right?) to the BMX park It has the perfect hills and roads. So get on your bike and ride it around the park!

You can also get in the car and take a long car ride to the mountain. Imagine being you’re in the mountains and it’s nice and quiet. The kids are playing in the rocks and trees. Now pretend you’re home and kids are crying about chores. What would you like more? Think about it. (A lot).

The best thing I love about living Hurricane valley is that my ancestors, like Charles Henry Oliphant (my great great great grandpa) and Lucinda Abigail Judd help settle the area in 1851. Now to me that is great.

Monday, August 4, 2008

At the park

Some nice pictures of the La Verkin City Park :-) We had dinner there with the inlaws tonight and we survived ok! --Don't sound so shocked! Of course we had to have some kind of fight, so that is why the boys brought their PLETHORA of boffers and had a full out can see why Cory always wins.