Monday, July 30, 2007
Growing up I remember my grandparents taking us to the bakery. And now, 20 years later, our family still goes there. Any family get together requiring breakfest to be served will require a trip to the bakery.
The most famous and well loved treat by my family is the "Alligator Jaws". I personally have never eaten one of them- I'm not a big fan of getting two days worth of fat and calories in one pastry. However, all the men in the family love them and recently converted Jeremy with our last two trips.
The Bakery always has cute random stuff (like red, white and blue bread for 4th of July) and funky shaped doughnuts. Kaden had to have the foot doughnut at our last visit even though he only could finish about 4 toes.
So as we pulled out of Lehi to go to Yuba lake last month we made a stop- its inevitable.
Brynnlee likes to be clean after a big messy doughnut.
Kaden is the picture of health. He is slamming down a chocolate milk, with a doughnut on his lap, movie theather popcorn at his side, and watching a movie during the drive. It's a vacation!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
The day started off with the Freedom Festival Parade (at least that's what I think it's called) in Provo. Kaden hasn't really been to a big parade so we braved the crowds. My aunt and uncle and their family had camped out for two days to get a good spot! We were right next to the college guys who do a free pancake breakfast (too bad we had already eaten) and get on their roof and play the Jimmy Hendrix version of Star Spangled Banner with their electric guitars. So even before the parade started we were well entertained.
There are a few "unofficial" parade walkers who begin before the parade and just walk the route. There were about 15 people dressed up in Star Wars garb who paraded through early. Here the boys give Anakin and Chewey fives. The highlight of the morning for Kaden was when Darth Vader walked by and pointed to Kaden and gave the nod. Seriously, that kid thought he had won the lottery!! He was so excited that the bad guy noticed him.
And the best part is that they have REAL floats. Here you can see the bottom of one of them. Go Payson- it's all about the Onion Days!
The jets were flying by once in a while, love the Thunder!
Governor Huntsman shaking Ethan's hand.
The last entry in the parade is always the Provo, Ut Missionaries. Kaden and Ethan were excited to give the missionaries high fives and its always cool to see the entire crowd give a standing ovation as the elders and sisters walk by.
Back at Great-Grandma's house our family has been hosting the "Driveway of Fire" in Lehi, Ut for as long as I can remember. With my extended family plaguing the surrounding area once everyone brings a few fireworks we have enough to last us long into the night.
Kaden, Ethan, Brynnlee and Jensen waiting for it to get dark.
Kyla was so adorable in her festive outfit.
Nothing like jumping on the trampoline to waste away the hours.
Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the fireworks but you can trust we had a good time.
Friday, July 27, 2007
However, Hairspray was so good and I'm still singing "Gooood Mooorning, BALTIMORE!" that even the lack of sleep hasn't dampened my mood. If you haven't seen it, or even heard of it, go see it. I'm sure you'll love it, and if you don't you'll at least know the song I'm singing. I totally want to ride on top of a garbage truck, too bad garbage day was yesterday... if only!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
2/3 c. milk
1/6 c. butter
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/6 c. water
2 c. flour
2/3 Tbsp. salt
1/6 c. sugar
Scald milk in microwave (1 min.). Add butter and let cool. Add egg, yeast, water, flour, salt and sugar. Beat with a spoon. Raise until doubled, approx. 1 hr. Roll out on floured surface and cut with doughnut cutter. Move onto another floured board (I use a cookie sheet). Let raise again until doubled. Fry in oil 375-400 until golden brown.
4 c. powdered sugar
Vanilla to taste (abt 1 tsp. my pref.)
and Water to consistency (a few Tbsp. my pref)
Friday, July 20, 2007
"Congratulations on completing your tri. That is so awesome. I am so glad you were able to accomplish your goal. And not only to master one event but three events, that is so great.
I don't think you know this but I too just competed in a swimming competition recently. It was called "the race for my sons life". The other day we were at our neighborhood pool and it was just us in the pool. I am waiting for Zach to jump off the side of the pool when I hear Noah screaming MOM HELP!. I turn and look and he had jumped into the deep end without his life vest and was now floundering in the deep end.
I don't think i have ever swam so fast in my life. Needless to say I won but he gave me quite a scare and the shakes for about an hour but luckily all ended well."
I tried to find a picture of Ashlee and me back in the day- but for some reason I can't find any pictures from my younger years- I'm hoping I didn't throw them out!?!?!? So Ashlee if you have a good pic- send it my way!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
1. Listened to Diana Krall
2. Checked my blog
3. Took some high resolution pictures
4. Emailed said pictures to my email
5. Made a few calls
6. Watched the Fray's Cable Car video
7. Watched part of the Italian Job
8. Looked up the weather
9. Checked the Google stock price
10. Drooled, drooled, drooled
It must be said: This is one HOT phone! I only wish I had one for myself...
Cable Car Video... so cool!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The boys took a camping and fishing trip to Yuba Lake
Kaden liked to lay on the bow.
On Saturday the entire family went to the Lake to play.
I'm not putting these chips down, but I'm not sure how to eat them either.
Sitting on the beach waiting for a turn on a boat, sleeping, eating and just hanging out.
Brynners was no match for the rocking motion of the boat.
She crashed out everytime we got on.
The seaweed version of Rapunzel.
Jeremy is so handsome with hair, right?
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
What month is my birthday?
What year did Jeremy and I get married?
My dream vacation spot is...
What state did I grow up in?
How many kids do I have?
How many siblings do I have?
Where was my first job?
Factory Brand Shoes
Octopus Car Wash
I am consultant for which company?
The Pampered Chef
Close to My Heart
My car radio is usually set to which station?
If we are going to dinner which restaurant will I most likely choose?
Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Wok King Buffet
My color of choice is usually
The person I most want to see in concert this year is...
When did Jeremy and I move from Idaho Falls to Pasco?
When did Jeremy and I get engaged?
New Years Eve
If you are wanting to bribe me which treat will you bring?
Chocolate Chip Cookies