Thursday, March 15, 2012

Daylight Savings

Connor is an early riser. We weren't sure how early he got up because he has a clock in his room and he doesn't come out until 7:30 in the morning. I know that he gets up earlier than that because he always comes out right at 7:30. With the Daylight Savings change I was interested to see when he got up. I was hoping that he would be getting up at 8:30 with the change. I was very wrong. He was up right at 7:30 again. That means that he was waking up at 6:30 before the change. I didn't realize he was such an early riser. Good thing he is such a good boy that he still stays in his room until 7:30. Ethan on the other hand now gets up around 8:30. It is pretty nice. I still don't like trying to adjust to the time change. It always makes me think of what Zach says. He says that he will vote for anyone that will change everything to the metric system and get rid of Daylight Savings. That isn't sounding so bad right now

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Yeah they finally came through. Here are a few pictures that were taken last summer when we were at a ranch for a family camping trip. My sister-in-law took some pictures of all of our family. I loved the ones that she got of our family and the boys. She is such a great photographer.

They do love to hug.
This is our first family picture since Ethan was born.

Me and my boys.

This is the look that could get him out of just about anything.

Always smiling.

My Favorites

Every time I see this picture it just makes me smile.

Hopefully there won't be anymore problems getting pictures on here so that I can't use that as an excuse not to post more. Hopefully it will happen more often.

I'm Back!! (Well Trying to Be)

Hello Again, if anyone actually tries to read again. I have spent the last hour trying to get some pictures on here, but they have not worked. I decided that instead of trying to catch up from where we were last time that I would just highlight a few things and then continue on. Well that is if I can actually get some pictures on. I guess that I can give a run down of how things are going now.

Connor is 5 years old. He is full of questions and wants to know what every word means. He will start Kindergarten in the fall and is very excited for that. He loves to ride his bike and play baseball. This year he is going to have eye surgery. He had it once before, but we found out that he is going to have to have it again but only on one eye.

Ethan is going to be 3 in May. He likes to follow Connor around. His favorite book is Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You. We are in the midst of potty training and hope that it will be over soon. He is full of energy and loves to play games also.

Zach and I are doing well. Zach still owns Picasso Motors. I stay at home with the boys and love it. We try to go on an "adventure" every once in a while. We go to Thanksgiving Point or some other place that is close by. I can't wait for warmer weather so we can be outside in the garden and playing at the park.

Well that is an update for now. Hopefully I will be able to get some pictures up because this is pretty boring without them.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cooking Adventures

I love to cook. I really love to bake things. Here are a few of the things that I have been able to make and experiment with.
These cupcakes and cake were made for Zach's 30th Birthday. It isn't a very good picture to see the decorating on the cupcakes, but oh well.
This cake was made for a 4th of July party. It was so much fun to make. Connor liked to lick all of the frosting bowls and cake bowls.
These cupcakes were for Ethan's first birthday. The colors were made by painting a pastry bag with different food colorings and then putting white frosting in it. The first cupcake I made I think was more food coloring that it was frosting. Oops.
Zach and I saw on some show where they were talking about some great sandwiches. One of the sandwiches that they talked about was chicken breast, mozzarella sticks, and marinara sauce. We decided that we wanted to try it. We took some extra breaded chicken breasts and toasted them until they were pretty crispy. Then we made the mozzarella sticks and put marinara on it. We got some nice bread to put them on. I think that was one of the best sandwiches that I have ever made. May not be the best for you, but it sure it good for the taste buds. Looking at the picture makes me want to make it again, right now.
Zach's Grandma, Nana, wanted a special treat for a get together she was having at her house. She asked me if I would make this cupcake bouquet. I think that is one of my favorite cupcake creations to make. It turned out good and I hope that everyone liked it at the party.
I made this cake for my Father-in-laws birthday. It was a chocolate cake with apricot and cherry on the top and chocolate pieces on the side. It was a good first try, but I can't wait to make it again and I am sure it will be better.

New Tree

We had a tree in our front yard that died about 2 years ago, well it died soon after we put it in. We had to have one because of the HOA requirements and so we left it there until we got a new tree. I think that it started to become a fire hazard. It was so dry and so completely dead. We pulled out the old tree with the Jeep. We were both kind of surprised by how easily it came out. It really had no roots.

Zach then dug a bigger hole for the tree.
Here is the new tree going in. Connor helped put the dirt in it and some of the neighborhood boys came and helped. It is still alive and has nice leaves on it. Hopefully it will grow really fast so that it can catch up with the other trees around.


We have been doing some projects around the house. Here are a few of the things that we have done recently.

Zach built a retaining wall around our flower beds in the front of our house. He did a great job and I am really excited about it.

Here it is almost finished. We needed a little more glue, but it is all done now.

Our bathroom was just plain white and so we decided to make it a dark blue.
Here it is in the process of being painted. We wrapped everything in tinfoil that we couldn't get off the wall.

It took many coats to finally get it done. Here was the first coat being put on.

Here it is finished. We love the dark blue with the white and silver.
We love this picture. It is one that we took when we were in Zions when we were first married.

We hope that there will be many more projects to come.

Connor's Eyes

A while ago we found out that Connor was going to need surgery on his eyes. His left eye would turn in slightly. We got a call that the surgery would be on March 17th. They went in and removed the muscles from both of his eyes and then reattached them. The doctor said that there was little risk in the surgery. He told us that Connor's eyes would feel like he had dirt in his eyes until the stitches got soft.

Connor had a hard time waking up from the surgery so Zach was there to try and keep him calm and not rub his eyes.

We all had to have name tags on so that they knew we were with Connor. They even put a name tag on Ethan. It says Zach's brother because Connor's first name is actually Zachary.
Here we were trying to get a picture of his eyes after he woke up, but it wasn't quite working. The surgery went really well. Hopefully we won't have to go see the eye doctor for much longer.