To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New blog

Reminder that we have a new blog. See below for link and you can see the amazing pictures of the Kentuckians.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Hey Everyone we just got a new Blog. Come check it out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sluggish Mondays

This is our theme now. I was jealous of every bodies theme's, like Because She Does Thursday's, or Awkward Thursdays, or Funny Sundays. So I made Sluggish Mondays. We can all say that we have had a bad Monday. There are a lot of reason's why people hate Mondays. One reason is that we don't want to go to school or work, second is we love sleeping in, third is that bad things just happen on Monday's. From the past I've had to run all period, I usually have test on Monday's, and it is the beginning of a new subject in class. But today I woke up with a soar throat and a headache.
I thought, "I hate Monday's."

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weird trees

Well, all you guys have probably already heard about our Fruit trees that you thought didn't grow in Utah. Actually they do. We got 2 exotic fruit trees, one is a banana tree (with red bananas) and the other is a orange tree (with yellow oranges). We got them at Glover's Nursery, and I was way excited. I had talked to mom about getting a banana tree, orange tree, and a kiwi tree. I hadn't once thought that they actually sold them in stores. I looked up into the heavens and sang Hallelujah, Hallelujah. Hopefully they actually grow into something. We also got ourselves pairs of grapes and raspberries plants (finally). Next year I will be in heaven, because we are going to have all kind of fruits and veggies. I also want to brag about my melon's, we actually got full sized melons. I started them in July. I grew from seed 3 big cantaloupe (hold your applause), and one 8 pounded Watermelon (OK now you can clap). They were Delicious, you guys in Texas and Kentucky missed out.(by the way we already ate 2/3 of the watermelon that's why it looks small)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cute cousins and our traditional miniature golf

Kissing cousins.

Dax and his 2 favorite toys the white bear and the door stop!

Our favorite place when we're bored and have nothing else to do! Mulligans

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Remember you are never alone

So I saw this video today and thought I'd share!

I just loved it. It is so inspiring.

As Flora Whittlemore said,

"The doors we open and close each day
decide the lives we live."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Deals to Meals meal.

Deals to Meals is quite a spectacular blog- Shandra is great and  I just recently signed up for her program and I think its great. She is also doing a sun over giveaway! Hence me talking about her blog and how much i really do love it. I check it all the time for recipes and ways to use my food storage items to make meals.

So right now we are up to our ears in zucchini and while I was looking around on her blog, I found this amazing recipe: Chocolate Zucchini bread- (who doesn't want chocolate with their zucchini?) and decided to try it out.
So you can be proud of me at this moment because I practiced my food storing skills.
I whipped out my wheat that I've had stored away (that I've had for years and never opened...)
 and after about 2 hours of trying to pry off the dang lid, and finding out later that there is a tool to open bucket lids... I was good to go.  
I then pulled out my hand grinder, that i've also opened for the first time in years.
 and after an half an hour of turning the wretched crank, my arms where happy we had got enough ground wheat to bake the bread.

Then for the main course for dinner, we tried Shandra's  Tortilla White Bean Soup
It is made quite easily with food storage items and it is a soup that will get your taste buds a'dancin. 

Basically I've loved knowing about Shandra's blog, I have got so many ideas for recipes and grocery saving techniques. If anything you should take a look at her blog and see all the yummy recipes she comes up with.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Farewell to bounciness

I would like to say a few words. That trampoline has been through so much. It's been through fire crackers exploding on it, 11 people sitting on it, people heads getting stuck in the bars, wet summer days, and its bar have made some peoples teeth almost fall out. It has laughed at those we fall off, or try to jump on a ball and miss. We've had that tramp for about 14 years, that is a long life for a tramp. Farewell to bounciness. Anyway, the way he died was because of Lexi's friends at the party. I'm just kidding it wasn't there fault, I just like to say it's there fault. The party was fun especially for the people inside. We just starred at the party, through the window. People probably thought we were weird. Lexi had a blast at the party. The boys played basketball while the girls talked. They also played fugitive in the neighborhood. And the presents. Well lets just say some people don't know Lexi that well, because she mostly got candy which she can't eat. But I don't care more for me. Jaedyn wanted to be a fighter one day, so she got my sword and started chasing the chickens around. She yelled at them, "Die, Die." I think these toys made her start being a fighter. But that phase didn't last long pretty soon she was back to being a princess.

Farewell to bouncyness

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mama Kana's Birthday

Well, as much of you know our dear family from Texas surprised us by coming to our house a week early. (except McKay) Robbie also is staying with us and it is fun to get to know him. This week was fun and marvelous. With Jaedyn speaking and all, it makes the visit even better. She is such a polite and fun child always saying please and thank you. She was much more fun than last time she came to Utah. Her and I go play outside in the "jungle" every day. She loves the chickens and the fish. Makana and Jaedyn loved the cool morning air. Jaedyn always says surprised, "It's cold?" Swimming is great when it is hot, so we decided to go to the Osmond's and swim. Daxton has grown up so much, and the person he started to love was his grandma. He never wants to leave her. I wouldn't blame him, because she is a grandma who spoils. This week we have watched a lot of movies. Like Spider Man, Soul Surfer, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. We have also watched our share of Princess movies, because Jaedyn likes to watch them every day. Good thing I had the Texans around or I would be bored out of my mind (with no friends and all.) Fishing is a great thing, fishing with buckets is even better. I have almost caught frogs and snakes at the ponds. My best catch I got was a fish about 3 inches big. I think I will call him Dopey. Every time I walk over and stoop over the ponds, he decides to jump out on to the ground and flop around. Yes, he is a strange fish.But the best part of the week was celebrating Makana's Birthday. We gave her breakfast in bed, and for lunch we surprised her by going to a lunch with her friends. We also got to have a nice dinner out in the back yard, it was all vegetables. Dad might have not liked it, but Makana loved it. It is to bad that I wasn't a writer of blogs when the Kentuckians were here. I could have made more blogs about them and the Sweet Ms. Lydia.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chickens and beautiful gardens

So we haven't shown you some pictures of our chickens for a couple months. They have gotten big, annoying, and very picky. Not to mention they poop all over our stairs. Dixie is one of the most annoying, we get at least 20 visits from her a day at the window. I think she's thinking, "Please sir, I want some more." I personally have gotten sick of her so I throw her off if I ever see her on the steps. But with out fail she comes back again in 2 seconds, even though her food bowl is all the way full. Now if she's on the steps I look at her and she runs away scared. I love it. But one benefit they have given us in this past month is eggs. Yes, I said it eggs. We have finally gotten those wonderful, large, blue eggs. Well not quite. They are small, and a brownish color. We got ripped off. We won the Jackpot though, Dixie laid a twin egg. I bet you've never seen one of those before.
So have you seen my marvelous garden, it was grown by me. I grew them by seed and now the corn is as tall as my nose. An my tomatoes are huge. Go me! Yes I know I am such a bragger. So next time you want your garden huge call Mr. Green Thumb over here. And we didn't start planting till July. OH NO! MY HAIR IS GONE!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Justin Beiber?

So here are the pictures of Parks I promised. And a disclaimer. Parks wasn't trying to grow out his hair to look like Justin. I just didn't fit it into my schedule to cut his hair whenever he asked. Then last week I was looking at him and thought.... he's looking a little like Beiber so I better cut his hair. Although thankfully his hair didn't ever get near as long to have it be a good look-alike.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Celebrating the 24th at Stewart Falls

I've decided that there is no more beautiful place in all the world then in the mountains here in Utah. Living through the snow is worth the wait. It was just breathtaking looking up at the mountainside.

Lexi and Parker were the only brave ones who went under the waterfall and froze the rest of the day.

I need to get a close up of Parks on the next blog because we decided he looks like Justin Beiber with his long hair. What a stud.

I got a picture of my black and white butterfly that followed me around and captured some fall leaves in the middle of summer. These were the only fall leaves in a mountainside of green Pretty cool.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 4th at Pepperwood

You can't tell by the pictures but it was very cloudy and then started to rain. But it didn't stop some of the clan from swimming. They had the pool to themselves so that was one plus.

We couldn't not have our now annual family picture with pea pods on the ears and nose.