Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch
8 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
Into large microwave bowl, measure cereal. Set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
In 2 cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
In small microwave bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on high about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth. (Bowl will be hot). Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
October 4, 2008 St. George Marathon. The St. George almost always falls on Conference weekend, and it has become a family tradition of ours to watch at the finish line. This was the 9th St. George Marathon my dad has run in. His time was 3:03. He did such a great job. His fastest time is 2:56 which he ran last year. This year he expected he would be slower because he didn't run any speed work, there was a south wind, and it rained the entire race. For those of you that don't know, a marathon is 26.2 miles long. The St. George marathon starts at Central on highway 18 and finishes at the Worthen park on 300 S. 500 E. St. George. We wake up each year around 4:30 am and leave around 5:30 so we can get through Central before 6:00 when they close the road. Then we go down to St.George and burn time until we go to the finish line around 8:30. This year we went shopping at Walmart. That is the best time to shop at Walmart because there are no lines. Around 8:30 we went to the finish line to wait for the finishers to start coming in. The race starts at 6:45, so the first place runners usually come in around 9:00. It rained on us the entire time. Good thing we went to walmart so we could get us all some ponchos. The first place runner came in at 2:22:22. He was 25 years old, and it was his first marathon ever. Amazing to me!!! Reece didn't come because he was Elk hunting with his dad, but we all had fun. It is so emotional to watch the runners come across the finish line trying to beat their personal bests. It is basically a race against their previous best times. We cheer for all the runners as they come in, some look like they could run another, and some look like they aren't going to make it 10 more feet to cross the finish line. They are the ones that always get me crying. My dad is 47 years old and has type 1 diabetes, and still finished in the top 3% of the racers. He is such an inspiration to me. I think if he would have been running 20 years ago he could have been one of the very first finishers if not the first. Running a marathon is one of my goals to do someday. I always get so pumped to run, but when it comes time to start training I'm too lazy. One day I will run the St.George marathon. I'm waiting for my dad to get old enough that he will run slow enough to run with me, but I don't think that day will ever come. He'll probably still be running sub 3 hour marathons at 75. Thanks dad for being such an inspiration to us all!!
Kenzie's Shower was September 27th. It was fun to have our family come down for it. My grandparents, aunt, and cousin all came down. After the shower we all went down to St. George and hit Krumpets Swiss Day's sale. We got some really cute fall deco. Then we went out to dinner and came home. Reece and Parker didn't go with us because they were muzzle loader hunting with grandpa Orrin. They didn't end up getting anything so that means we are still hunting during the rifle hunt. Reece is a dedicated hunter so that means we have to hunt from the middle of August until the end of October with all the deer hunts plus an Elk hunt. Reece loves it, but by the time October 21 comes I'm ready to have a husband home again. Although once the deer hunts and Elk hunt end then its just time to start Coyote hunting again, it never really ends. Anyways, the shower was fun, and Kenz had a lot of people come support her.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Isn't his Cake adorable. I wish I could take credit, but I can't. I made his cake last year, and it was really ugly so we bought this from Lin's. The cake was really good too. That is always a plus. These little trucks are some of his favorite toys.
Parker had a great second birthday. It makes me sad he is already 2. He's not my little baby anymore. We had a family BBQ at Orrin and Georgia's house with all of my family and Reece's family. We had a lot of fun. Parker got some great gifts! I love all of the funny faces he is always making. He has such a funny personality. We are constantly laughing at everything he does and says. He comes up with some pretty crazy stuff that has us rolling on the floor. Thanks everyone for the fun evening and for all the wonderful gifts.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We had a lot of fun over Labor Day weekend. We went up on Cedar Mtn with most of the Staheli family to Grant and Joan's cabin. If was a little on the cold and rainy side, but we still had a great time. Parker loved playing with Mady, Carson, and Jace. We just relaxed and enjoyed the time being away from home. We stayed in a tent the first two nights. On the third night we stayed in Orrin and Georgia's trailer because our tent was really wet, and we didn't want to be soaking wet in the morning. We came home early Monday morning and let everything dry out. Ben and Shannon didn't come up because they were moving into their new home. Parker missed playing with Addilee but he had fun with all of the other kids. The girls had fun making crafts all day on Saturday. Thanks for the great weekend. How do you like Parker's smile?? Its great isn't it?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
For the 4th of July my family had plans to go to Lake Powell, but my dad sold the boat, so we went up to Park City instead. We all had a really great time and it was nice to get out of the heat of southern Utah. It was perfect weather all weekend. We spent the 4th in Park City and watched the Parade and fire works. They were beautiful. We rode the Alpine Slide and the Alpine Coaster just before the fireworks. Parker loved it all. During the day we went shopping at the Tanger Outlet mall and had lunch at Loco Lizard. On the 5th we all went down to Provo and went to Seven Peaks. It was hot and crowded but Parker loved swimmin and goin down the slides. He even went down a couple big slides with his dad and I. After Seven Peaks we went up to Bountiful to visit my grandparents. It was great to see them. We had dinner with them and then went back up to Park City for the night. On Sunday we went and rode the zipline. Reece was too afraid, but he used the excuse that he needed to stay at the bottom with Parker and my mom's dog. Then grandpa bought some tickets for Parker to ride a few rides before we headed home. Kenz didn't come because Randon didn't get in on Thursday until late. On Friday night Randon proposed after watching fireworks up on the hill in St. George. He had Kenz fooled into believing her ring fell down the hill, and she was ready to go looking for it in the dark. Then he gave her the real ring. She is pretty excited. They are getting married on November 8, 2008.