Monday, November 29, 2010

too big for her britches

Or her cousins dress actually. she's way too big for this but i wanted her to wear it so bad! Gratefully a friend in the ward had a 12 mo. dress her daughter was grown out of and she thought of us and brought it to church.......good timing kiersten!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday's Adventure.

Well we made it outside for a little while but it was a little too cold for Anna so we came on home.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Loot

Nicole woke up at 4 and went to Target with her friend Kaelie whild Anna and I slept. She returned and I went to Home Depot at 5.
We then went up to the mall and to sears to get some new tires for our Michelin Baby and Anna and Nicole then slept while I watched a football game.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010


i failed on noboplobomo or whatever it is.......but does a really early post count for a yesterday post? we had a long day. yesterday. i took anna on the bus. she loves it as much as i do (:

Monday, November 22, 2010

anna via joys camera

thanks for the package joy! we are enjoying your camera and the new clothes. anna and mr. cow have had several long conversations and richard finished the puzzle last night LUVs

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Anna in her Straight Jacket

Well she grew out of this coat already.

except for the arms.

Friday, November 19, 2010

the crawlspace.

richard went under the house to do some insulating. i worry about him when he goes under there. when he said he was going under i was silently thinking through the scenario of what would happen if he went into cardiac arrest or something down there. I wondered if i would be able to go down there and give him CPR. I would call 911 for sure, but im not sure if i could get myself to go down there since the spiders that emerge from below are so gargantuan.

While i was thinking through this richard says - "i bet if something happened to me down there you wouldn't be able get yourself down there to help me." Man is he a thought reader of what! At least he knows me well (:

Thursday, November 18, 2010


breastmilk. the stuff on the right is from the first 5 minutes of pumping. look how watery. just thought it was interesting how different the milk is! I guess that's why you're supposed to make your baby eat for more than 5 minutes - cuz the creams in the back!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

thinking about nutrition

today i thought about starting up a blog with nutrition facts. after spending annas entire nap time looking for some facts on probiotics i gave up (this was after listening to a webinar on probiotics too). There is TOO MUCH information out there.

Every bit of research has a contradicting bit of research or disclaimer warning that MORE RESEARCH is warranted.

I don't think that those facts help people eat better anyways. It doesn't help you to know that mustard greens are full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Knowing those things does not help you to EAT MORE VEGETABLES. The only way to do that is to get people to taste mustard greens and decide that for themselves that they are okay.

The next step is to teach people how to cook mustard greens and maybe eventually grow them. That is something I enjoy doing - growing, cooking and eating vegetables - and teaching people how to do the same.

just was thinking...........

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

baaaack to work

i have to go to work tomorrow.
so glad it's only once a week.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

for kelby

well, amy and kelby b/c i dont see kelby making this on his own. But since you love collard greens you'll love it.

grits and greens casserole. from eating well

i found this because we have a bunch of collard greens growing in the garden still. apparently they are pretty hardy creatures. ENJOY

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good Day

Well I woke up early read the paper with Anna. Then I went and looked at a boat my brother wants to buy so we can go fishing for salmon and stealhead next year when he gets back. Came home turned on the BYU game and they were already up 21-0 and then watched Utah lose to Notre Dame. I cleaned up in the garage and got my air compressor set up. Nicole informed me this morning that it was my job to clean the bathroom. At 2:00 she said "Do you remember what I told you to do this morning," I said " I didn't forget" but really I was hoping since I was working in the garage she would clean them. No luck. So I took Anna and we cleaned the bathrooms. Well she sat in the bumbo and just babbled. I think she might be ready next week after learning from a pro.

Then it was either go down in the damp and dreary crawlspace or go to the grocery store with Nicole. I chose the grocery store. We came home and started making dinner. I turned on the Jazz game and they were already done by 15. So I knew they would win in the end. We had some friends over and I kept checking the score and looked with 2 minutes left and they had the lead again. Deron made the last second shot to win the game. For those non basketball fans. The jazz have won 5 games in a row where they were down by at least 10 points in the 2nd half.
Growing up I would judge my weekend on how good my teams did that weekend. So Jazz won twice , BYU won, Utah State won, and Utah lost. There couldn't be a better weekend. Plus we bought a dutch Apple pie at the store. I guess I will be able to make it through another week of work. As Nicole said no pics so just words sorry for the boring writing.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Yes anonymous, this is a blogging marathon. Thanks to Rich's sis we are participating in NaBloPoMo. And thanks to the robber we are camera-less. this is going to be a month of very boring blogs.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

going private

My trust in human kind is diminished. I was robbed at the gym this morning ( i knew i should have stayed in bed instead of venturing out at 5am to workout). This comes after being hit by a man w/o insurance a month ago and having our credit card numbers stolen a month before that. The craziest part........when richard called to cancel his credit card he found out someone had charged 90$ since he last used it. We're getting EATEN ALIVE! We better start saying better prayers.

So anyways going private on the blog, if you want to still peek in on us leave your email in the comments or send me an email and you'll still have access. I'm making the change friday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

there aint noth'n better

than snuggl'n with my little pea before bed. warm fuzzies.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

another blog about anna.

supervillian face
love'n the thanksgiving pic via gavin
we love the flying dragon gavin!
4 mo. 18 # 8 oz
3 days probably 9# 5oz

Monday, November 8, 2010

shots and stats

4 months
18.8 pounds 100%ile
25.5 inches 92%ile

she just cried for a second and was fine no big deal. she was more angry when i started up the sander unexpectedly the other day.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

for our dinner guests.

We had a great magician and a movie star over for dinner. I love these tacos and like to try to get everyone to eat them. Here's the recipe

1 cup onion
1 garlic clove
1 t oil

heat the oil in a big fry pan and cook the onion until translucent. Stir in the garlic.

1 cup lentils
1 T chili powder
2 t cumin
1 t oregano

Stir in the lentils and spices. cook 1 min. Add 2 cups broth (chick or beef). Cover and cook on medium heat until all water is absorbed (about 30 minutes). Stir in 1-2 cups salsa.

We like it best in hard taco shells.

Also here is a pic with anna and the politican/movie star brad bitt.

fall in the yard.

we butched the trees yesterday. they were so ugly we thought it couldn't get worse.
the bonus of living in portland is a green lawn all year

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

root beer gelato

We had some whole milk left over from the triple bypass cake I made for richards birthday (aka tres leches cake). So I made some root beer and left over halloween candy GELATO. Anna thought it was way cool. I spilled some on her pants oops.

Gelato recipe:
2 cups whole milk
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt

Bring the milk and pinch of salt to a boil. Meanwhile wisk eggs and sugar in a bowl. Once boiling, stir in the milk 1/4 cup at a time into the egg and sugar bowl. Once its all in there pour it back into the pan and cook over low heat 20 minutes. Dont boil it. Pour into a bowl, add flavor (i stirred in 3 hersheys bars in 1/2 and root beer extract in 1/2). Refrigerate until cool (i did overnight). freeze in your ice cream machine!

I hope richard makes it home before its gone..........
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

wild dogs

Just thinking back on a day back in august 2008 when we were attacked by wild dogs.

We were hiking in the Uintahs with Richard's dad paul. We were about 4 miles up the mountain and decided to make camp. Paul jimmied a tent out of tarps for us - in other words we slept on the ground with a tarp over us.

I am afraid of getting eaten by a wild animal when i sleep in the wilderness. I made richard take a gun with us to the wind rivers because i didn't want to get eaten.

So anyways, rich and I wake up to Paul screaming "hey, get out of here" "hey hey hey" Then I heard running and some animals growling at our feet. Next thing I know richard is screaming (he kind of has a high pitched girly scream) and I am hiding under my sleeping bag trying to get away from the animal at our feet.

And then it ended when we realized what was attacking us.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

it doesn't matter how fat you are.........

anna's first dose of rice cereal -
contrary to popular belief it does not help anna sleep through the night.

so annas not on a "schedule" because she's pretty chill and just goes along with whatever im doing.

But when I go back to work I plan on going and feeding her during breaks. If I do this she can't be asleep when I get there - and she has to be hungry when i get there - so I'm trying to put her on a schedule.

she hates it. I know she's tired, but she wants me to hold her while she's sleeping. what a bugger.

Also i am tired of waking up in the night to feed her. she's got plenty - she can make it! So we tried to let her cry it out last night. After an HOUR of that we gave up and i fed her.

In the morning richard said: "it doesn't matter how fat you are.........when you're're hungry!!" oh boy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

wordless wednesday

but posted tuesday night.
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