Saturday, July 3, 2010


We are in Florida now! we move into our apartment next friday. I got a full-time job at an online scrap booking company called John and uncle Kevin fixed the (hopefully) last problem with the car. We are excited. I think the thing that I missed most about Florida was the big trees with spanish moss hanging from them. so beautiful.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

.Pudding Pie.

I made a banana pudding pie and it was sooooo yummy! and super duper easy, kids could do it almost completely on their own!

First the graham cracker crust
1 1/2 cups graham crackers -crushed
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter -melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix and press into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
Let cool.

When the crust is cool follow the directions on the pudding box. Mine had me put less milk for a pie than for regular pudding. Line the crust with thin cut bananas! Yummo.

Then I used my carrot peeler to put some chocolate on top. The crust was really good, I used honey graham crackers though so it was extra sweet, next time I would put less sugar in it. The bananas were the best part, they added so much yummy flavor.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

.jewelry stand.

So I made a fantastic jewelry holder because I have a ton of jewelry and it was all sitting in a box.

I cut the wood and sanded most of the edges flat then i had to sand one end of each vertical piece into the rounded shape of the horizontal piece so they would fit together like a puzzle. not the easiest thing ever.
I nailed and screwed it all together onto a base.

Then I spray painted it this fantastic purple color!
I love it. Now I need something for my earrings!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

.Mothers Day.

For mothers day I helped Hayden clean out mom and dads garage! Yippee they can park a car inside! We also built shelves in my old room for moms crafties.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

.Skate Park.

We went to the skate park on a free day this week and Guy went nuts! We were the only people there so we let him off the leash and he tried so hard to keep up with John. Finally he got too tired and quit. But he never stopped barking.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

.indian ruins.

A couple weeks ago we took a hike up Fay Canyon and saw a really cool arch but we forgot to take our camera so you will see it next time we hike that trail.
This time we did the same canyon but a diff trail that was also neat. It led to an indian ruin that hides behind a small waterfall (it was only trickling but still cool).
This guy lives in the ruin.
And so do these guys.

Monday, March 22, 2010

.spring has sprung.

Yay for spring! but its already starting to get too hot to sit in the car without the AC blasting. :(
I made this wreath for our front door out of a twiggy wreath and I tied two sprigs of spring-ish flowers to it. I got the supplies at michaels
Also I made these eggs with the kiddos out of cardboard eggs from michaels, tissue paper, ribbon and mod podge. Im not sure what i'm going to do with them yet but im thinking of growing some wheat grass and putting them in that. like a little indoor easter egg hunt. except no hunting.

.the luck 'o' the irish.

So for St patty's day I made corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot, mommas yummo butterygarlic rolls and these festive sweet cuppin cakes. And for extra kicks and giggles and because i needed to fill space on a shelf I printed out this sheet and put in a frame.

Monday, March 15, 2010

.Mary Poppins.

Lisa, Carly, Mom

A couple weeks ago some of us girlies went to Mary Poppins, Broadway's perfectly magical musical! It was at thegammage theatre. Going to plays at gammage is one of my favorite things!! the part I loved most in this play was the chim-chiminey-chim-ciminey-chim-chim-cheree/step in time scene because the songs and dancing are great AND Bert walked up one wall across the ceiling and down the other wall of the stage. it was fantastic! I had fun, thanks mom, sisters, grandma and carly!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

.shamrock crafty.

Dont mind the winter birdies that are still up. they are too cute for me to put away! plus it did snow this week so they are welcome here. and mom dont even say that the fireplace is dirty, I tried to clean it but the soot loves the cracks. :(

Yesterday I made a shamrock garland out of salt dough from lisa's blog. I wanted to paint them but im low on supplies and there are no craft stores nearby so i used an old ink pad, glitter that mom gave me and mod podge. then I just used thread to hold them together and rocks from the back yard to hold them on the mantle.

.puppy love.

Meet Charlie Dude-Guy Hall.
He goes by Guy. He is 3 months old. His hobbies are hunting worms in the back yard, hiking, chewing on things and going potty on the things he doesnt chew on. The tips of his ears get wet when he drinks out of his water bowl. He has tons of energy and it took me a million pictures to get a good one, he kept attacking the camera. :) he stinks. really bad. hes not dirty or anything, its gas.
And here is an action shot!

Friday, January 29, 2010

.happy birthday johnny.

To celebrate his birthday, Johnny and I went on a helicopter tour of Sedona!! I was so excited and it was the most fun in the world!
John got to sit in the front with the pilot and all the buttons and he got the best view!
I was really excited about the headset. totally legit.

This was the view by where the copter took off. soo prettty! and just think, some people are lucky enough to see this every day. :)
This was the birthday card i made for him.with a nice little pocket for the birthday wishes.

.for lisa.

no googlies

Saturday, January 9, 2010

.Almost Banana Bread.

Today I found a recipe in the ward cookbook and followed the instructions to a T. I was so proud of myself when I took the bread out of the oven and it looked so perfect!

Then I cut a piece and pulled it out and all of the insides of the bread oozed into the empty space. :( NNNNOOOOOOO! I popped it back in the oven but i doubt I can salvage it. I will never try that recipe again! and i was so happy to not waste those brownish bananas!

Friday, January 1, 2010

.Happy New Year.

My list of resolutions this year mostly has to do with being all around healthier, strengthening talents and gaining new ones, but my #1 new years resolution for 2010 is... any guesses? Drumroll...
Finally moving in with my husband!! seriously though I will be moving to Sedona by February and if i dont then i will go crazy! The company has meetings set up with all employees over the next two weeks to breif them on the changes and the office plans to move between the 15th and 20th so hopefully I will be outta there by Feb! It seems pretty legit this time guys so keep your fingers crossed!
Anyhow I'd say i started this year off pretty good so far. I woke up this morning and cooked some french toast poured some OJ and johnny was treated to breakfast in bed. Then i planned dinner for tonight and tomorrow. Im already in the running for wife of the year. woohoo


Our first Christmas together was fun. We tried to figure out how to please both our families, I dont know how well it worked but the effort is what counts.
I made us matching santa hat stockings! boring but they get the job done. maybe we will add a little flaire to them next year.This was our first Christmas tree. there was an angel at the top but somehow it didnt make it in the photo. I know it looks like there are only like five ornaments on it but really there are red green silver and clear ornaments, so dont judge.The traditional hall photo. One of my favorite traditions of all! Capturing the very tired/excited faces of loved ones. It was a very good Christmas.