Friday, April 30, 2010

I just had to share

I haven't been sewing like at all recently. I still frequent sewing blogs though even though I now know I won't sew anything I see. This has been the most tempting post for me in months. the projects. the babies. the fabric. the colors. the photography. i love it all.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring finds

So when I get to a new place in winter I'm always a little eager for spring to see what it looks like there. Here are the good and bad finds from our new house.

we have a ton of this moss and other weeds in our yard. ideas? i've just been trying to pull up the moss b/c that's what our neighbor said. it's black in some parts from previous years of moss that died. brent has taken to the clover patches that are also very abundant. this is our first yard so we want it to look nice but we're kinda clueless.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

i found Jackson asleep like this.

I shouln't have taken the picture. I shouldn't have shown it to so many people. I shouldn't be posting it. I just think it's hilarious. Should I delete this post?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our Utah Trip

Some stories are just better told in pictures.

We had a blast! I don't have any pics yet of the wedding because unfortunately, that was the day we forgot to carry the camera with us.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Every night the week before easter we read scriptures.

Turns out for Jackson it's all about the candy.

The rest of the day he kept going back outside just to make sure we had found them all.

Sorry this post is so late.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

meal of the week

occasionally i stumble upon a recipe that is so good I think I should blog about it,t just because I think other people should know about this and hoping that they will post their own great meals. The problem is I rarely put my fork down to take a picture. Luckily, Brent was sick last night so there was an extra serving...until I ate it too.

Truth is I didn't exactly have a recipe. I just tried to remember from what I read in the magazine at the Dr.'s office. So here goes.

Mix ground turkey with an egg, bread crumbs, seasonings you like (I did oregano, parsley, and thyme). Put on wax paper in a rectangle. Going up the line of the rectangle I put bacon, a little blue cheese, and mozarella. Then using the wax paper roll it up and bake. I know the recipe said use pancetta and something else but bacon costs less. I'm sure you can use whatever cheese you want too. Now post, or comment, a favorite recipe. not like a weird chain thing. just know that there is somebody out there that likes to copy and try new recipes.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

just some of the questions I regularly answer

what cranes can carry? what time it is? did you see that blue truck? what it has in it? why it has bread in it? did you know cranes can carry cars? did you know cranes can carry flowers? where does jesus live? up way high in the sky? when i get bigger i can fly rocket there? is big blue jet bad? can we take grandma rocket some soup? what that crane has? what are supplies? what are clouds? what are trees? what are flowers? what are seeds? and the chickens eat the seeds? what does woman mean? am i a woman? is daddy a woman? when i get big will i be a woman? is sam funny? is he a spitty boy? is he trying to hit me? can cranes carry me? can cranes pick up a house?

yes-my son really likes cranes and we seem to pass a lot of them.
i hear three is the age of questions. we're definitely there.

Just hanging out.

So by the time Jackson was this age we had way more pictures. I wast thinking about that yesterday so I got busy. How could we not love hanging out with this kid.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I sing to Jackson a lot. Did you know that? I guess I'm the lucky sort of mom who has a child who seriously believes that a kiss cures a boo boo and songs will, eventually, make us feel happy again. I don't know many children's songs besides the primary songs. So to all of you who are familiar with them I'll test you in the same way I've been tested over the last couple of weeks. Jackson doesn't know the titles of these popular primary songs just random lines of the songs. He also doesn't know the real words, just guesses what they might be. All of these completely baffled me for a full five minutes at least as he screamed "you do!! you do know it!" I'll give them to you easiest first.

Ponder pray

Always turn a tea

Her peas, her father

Search, ponder and pray
Families can be together forever (all eternity)
Love is spoken here (her pleas to the father)

i've learned i need to call them by the real names to keep peace.