Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's time.

We finally had to do it, we had to put the child protection locks on the cabinets. We had put up baby gates at the hallway to the stairs and the walkway into the kitchen as soon as she could crawl and that was enough till now. A few nights ago she followed me into the kitchen and while my back was turned for two seconds and she had opened the cabinet under the sink and was sucking on the spray bottle of scrubbing bubbles. It scared me so bad, because people are always saying it only takes a second and it really does, that I yelled for Tim downstairs to come put the locks on. Funny thing is we have had them for months but just never got around to putting them on. Anyways I thought I would include these pictures of Tim and his little handy helper. She was so funny "helping" him.

Dog days of summer

Last week it was pretty hot out here in Utah, so we got Izzie's pool out. The dogs joined her for the first time, and quickly learned that being in the backyard with the baby = getting wet :)
And you know what dogs do when they get wet.
Izzie thought that it was so funny to see them rolling around on the grass, making funny noises.
She thought she would give it a try!
Just thought I would share our funny moment with you :) Tim and I got a very good laugh!

Monday, August 24, 2009


So I know I've been a bad blogger, I thought I'd get caught up a little today. A few weeks ago we entered a contest at our local Firestone tire center to win tickets to the monster truck show and we won! Thanks Tiff and Rick we couldn't have done it without you hee hee :). We got to go to the Firestone tent before the show where they fed us dinner and we got to meet the drivers. Izzie had a lot of fun, they gave these great gift bags with lots of goodies too. They had gift cards to local restaurants, hats, mini monster truck toys, shirts and lots more!
We had to go to Cabellas beforehand to get Iz something to cover her ears, and as you can tell by the picture, she didn't like them AT ALL! And I want to go on record, here is a picture of me, on my blog, imagine that!
I had to get a shot of the view from our seats, it was such a beautiful day. (I love living in Utah) I thought I'd put Izzie in the shot too, hey she's cute.
Here's Iz playing with John in the tent while we ate dinner and below a shot of Izzie with 4 of the drivers, as you can tell she didn't like a strange man holding her very much :)

Thanks again Tiff and Rick, I mean Firestone, we had a great day!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

They're Back!

If you know me you know, me loves my TV shows! Two of our, and I saw our because Tim likes these shows as much as I do :), are back!!!

Project Runway
Flipping Out
these shows have been a lifesaver this week, we've all been sick and it all started with Izzie, which means I had a couple sleepless nights first, then it all got better when Tim got sick and then it moved on to me. Be happy I haven't blogged in awhile, I'm not a very nice sick person. I have had these shows to look forward to, and recommend them to you all. I have been shocked at how many men love project runway (only because their wives make them watch it :) hee hee yah right) and Flipping Out has a very dry humor to it. Hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their summers, school has already started here in Utah, you can tell cause all the moms are dancing in the streets!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Family Ties

I saw this in a magazine and thought it was just the cutest idea! What a sweet way to display your late father or grandfathers old ties. You can also place a picture of them wearing a particular tie inside the frame. I just thought this was a neat idea, and wanted to share it.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Homemade Pickles

This morning I made a batch of Homemade Pickles. Karen gave us two big, gorgeous cucumbers from her garden that I didn't know what to do with. I started looking over the recipes at Prudence Pennywise (your can find her button on my sidebar too) and found one! I didn't have 10 cucumbers like her recipe called for so I cut it down to this recipe with a few changes of my own.

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

2 large cucumbers
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
fresh dill
3 cups of water
1 cup white vinegar
1/8 cup kosher salt
1/2 T. sugar
black pepper
black peppercorns

Using my 2 glass jars, I layered cucumbers, onions, black pepper, a few sprigs of fresh dill, a few peppercorns, and garlic. I did about three layers per jar. Or until jar was filled to the top. Now I didn't say how much dill or pepper to use because I think the amount depends on the person. we used a lot, we like strong pickles :)

After layers were complete in a 4 cup glass measuring cup I added 3 cups water, 1 cup white vinegar, salt, and sugar. I heated this to a boil in my microwave. After it comes to a boil take the measuring cup out and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then pour into your jars. The recipe said to refrigerate for a week before serving.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ok I know I'm bad, but i have a good excuse :)

I know it's been awhile, but I've just been so busy. Does anyone else get this panic moment at the end of July like I did this past week, when you realize summer is almost over? It's now officially August, which is almost September which means it's almost FALL!! I get this little bit of mommy guilt, did I do enough with Iz this summer? Did she play outside enough? Did we hit enough water parks? Oh the guilt! So that is why these past few weeks I have been trying to cram little day trips in before it starts to cool off here in Utah. I know I'm crazy, Tim thinks so too. So this past weekend we went to Thanksgiving Point. It's a huge "family event center" here in Utah. They have huge beautiful gardens, a farm, the largest dinosaur museum in the world (no really they do), a movie theater, a place for cooking classes (I've taken one with my friend Tiffany) a movie theater (went with my bro-in-law Ryan and Tim once) and a little water park for the kiddies, that's where we took Izzie this past Saturday she had lots of fun! This kid LOVES the water!
The theme there is Noah's Ark
She'd climb on the rocks and say Hi to people, (okay I'm going to stop right here and ask you people something, why when a cute little girl says hi and waves at you, do people not wave back or even acknowledge her? How rude! they look right at her, I know they heard her. All they do is look away and keep on walking, it makes me want to throw something at the back of their heads! Okay thanks for letting me vent :)
We had lots of fun, and I was able to check one more thing off my list of things I wanted to do with Iz this summer.

Thanksgiving Point CHECK!

Another thing we did this past month was visit the Tracy Aviary on Pioneer Day
(yes we have a Pioneer Day here in Utah, it's a state holiday everyone gets the day off!)
Now I know your thinking, hey dosen't she have a deep rooted fear of birds? And the answer is YES, but it was FREE, what can i say I'm a sucker for free:)
We went with Karen Dean and her kids. Izzie has a little baby crush on Clayton, he tells her stories and plays peekaboo with her and Iz just loves it!
The Aviary was okay it could have been better, but there were a few cool birds and it got us out of the house and hey I'll say it again it was free.
Izzie stopping to smell the flowers.
Not that it was on my list of things to do this summer, but I'm putting it on there so I can check it off. (it makes me feel better)

Tracy Aviary CHECK!

Post on blog CHECK!
(I'm on a roll, somebody stop me!)

Now go out and do something fun today, so you can check something off your list!