Thursday, December 29, 2011


It was truly a wonderful Christmas, full of that awesome Christmas magic. Sierra's at a good age to really get into things now. Something funny, when we put the cookies and milk out for Santa, I went to get something else and I looked over, Sierra's sitting there gnawing on Santa's cookies lol. She really cracks me up!
I had her Santa stuff all ready and then when we went to see Santa Claus and he asked her what she wanted, she came up with "a new doll" on her own. So I had to come up with something...(well I didn't HAVE to but we want to make our children happy, right?) So I have had a pretty doll in storage for a while and decided Santa could deliver that too. :) And it turned out on Christmas morning, it wouldn't really have mattered because when she came in holding another of her dolls, she saw her kitchen, dropped her other doll and went straight for that. lol I kept saying, "Look what else Santa brought!" but she hardly took a second glance at her new doll for a few minutes, silly girl. Anyway, I hope that everyone had as wonderful a Christmas as we did! And may your new year be even better than the last!

Friday, December 16, 2011

10 weeks today!

Only 30 more to go...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We are ready!

Bring on Christmas, we're ready! All the shopping and wrapping is done, we can enjoy all of next week without last-minute rushing to worry about! Even the cards are out! I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sierra's 3!

Sierra turned the big 3 over the weekend and I can hardly believe it!!  My baby is three!
Sierra is:
-Very independent
-Funny funny!
-Loves to play with her cousins and  other kids
-Cares about people's feelings
-So lovable
-Loves giving me lots of kisses and hugs
-Loves to cuddle
-Excited to be a big sister
-Wants a little brother
I love love love this little girl sooo much! I don't know what we would do without her, she's such a special part of our family! Happy happy birthday, my sweet Sierra!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A little news....

Need I say more? Well, ok, a little more. Due in July! Yay! We're so excited!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween was really fun this year, we went to a ward party a few days before Halloween where they had a costume contest for both the adults and the kids. I went as a bowling ball, lol, and Sierra was Boo from Monsters Inc. She was such a cute Boo! (We didn't win the costume contests BTW.) Then on Halloween, I wanted Sierra to be a little warmer for TOT, so she was a little pumpkin. I took Sierra out trick-or-treating and she had a ball! She's at a fun age now to do all the fun stuff! I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Bring on the holidays! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I downloaded the coolest program to my android phone and PS, it's FREEE! It's called PicsIn (hint hint everyone with an android phone) and you can do sooo much fun stuff with your pictures! Now I can scrapbook right when I get my pictures!! Oh the joys of technology! Here are a few of the things I've done with some of my pictures, enjoy! (The freaky little guy with green eyes is an old doll they had displayed at Lagoon. He was creepy to begin with, but I had to make him creepier. I'm sorry I didn't keep the original picture of him for a before and after.) The cat is not mine but I wish he was, I love him!! His eyes are gorgeous!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vegetarian Porkchops?

How do you go from this:

to this:

Well, I'll just show you the process! This is Juan's way of making vegetarian meat! It's something he learned in Peru! So you take a 5 lb. bag of flour, as shown above and pour it all into a big mixing bowl, add a bit of water and knead, knead, knead:

Then, you stick it in the sink and fill it up with more water and swish it around a bit, give the dough a little bath: :D

Then you simply let the dough sit in all that wet goodness and soak for about an hour. Finally, you drain the liquid and wring out the dough. Yes, I said wring it out. Like a dish cloth. When it's mostly dry, you mix in some soy sauce, however much you like for flavor, add some crushed garlic from a fresh clove, let all that mixture marinate for a while. Then, you cut the dough up into patty-shapes, store in a bowl in the fridge with plastic over it until you're ready to use. Then, you just fry it up on a pan on the stove, like sausage patties, and voila:
meatless meat!

Looks divine, doesn't it? Juan is simply in Heaven when he eats it. I, however, do not share his enthusiasm. Sorry Juan. You can whip up a batch for yourself and throw it on the grill for your next family barbecue! Please leave me a comment on how YOU enjoyed it! Thanks for watching JuanRecipe TV :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


So, my sweet cousin Sarah told me about the blogger app! I didn't know there was one! Thanks Sarah! I think the problem is solved! Wow, "there's an app for that" just took on a whole new meaning! Amazing what you can do these days!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Well, Juan seems to think that we will be able to do anything on our little android phones so he's decided that he's going to cancel the internet and just have our phones. Which is fine, because we can do most everything, but I tried the other day to post pictures and update my blog from my phone and it won't work. So I don't know how I'm supposed to keep up with my blog after he cancels the internet. I guess I can go to someone's house, except that I take all my pictures with my phone now, so I just think blogging is going to get more complicated in the future. Just wanted to fill you all in on why I don't update my blog very often. :) I guess I'll figure something out. I guess that's it for now. At least it's updated. Been long enough, huh? lol

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Fun!

We've done a lot of fun things over the Summer, I can't believe its over! Anyway, picture show! Enjoy!
Got a doggy, played at the park, had daddy's birthday, went to a family reunion, worked a little, goofed off a lot! And we rested too! All-in-all, its been a great Summer!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My new little toy...

Wait, wait....was that MY new little toy...

...or Sierra's?
Aha! Caught in the act!

It's supposed to be MY new little toy, but Sierra enjoys it too - and she sure knows how to do it to a T! Silly goose!

Little Stinker!

Sierra loves pens......

.....a little too much.....!!!

Holidays I've missed

I haven't blogged for so long that I had missed a couple of holidays, so here they are!

Valentine's Day, 2011
She's already at the candy!

Yum! Sweets for the sweet!

St. Patrick's Day 2011

This was her green of the day, I thought it turned out cute!