May 2, 2012
Graden sure loves his dog, and that sweet dog loves his boy. Graden picks him up, rolls him around on the floor, and always gets LOTS of kisses. The funny thing about Max is that he knows exactly where kisses go...right on the lips, and he does everything he can to plant his tongue there!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
a day with the cousins, skylar & zach July 5, 2012Zach had been wanting to make homemade ice cream for some time, so I finally had he and Skylar over to whip some up. They actually made lunch with graden (gold) and dessert. What awesome boys!
One of Graden's favorites...When Graden was little boy, like 4 years old little, he was at his grandma Frieda's house for a visit. When lunch time rolled around, she prepared a pot of gold for that cute little boy, and he loves it just as much today as he did 23 years ago! So, whenever I ask the kids what they want for dinner that would be quick to prepare, Graden always requests "gold." It is actually tasty (especially if you like tomato soup with grilled cheese), inexpensive, and very quick--just my kind of meal! We were lucky to have Skylar & Zach over the last time we made it; they were great helpers. :) I especially love graden's "dumpling" method. He said that after they are pinched closed, you should roll them into a ball so that they are like dumplings. Unlike my method of just plopping them in the soup as soon as they are pinched. He is also a fan of "silver" (monterey jack). We have made this with just about every kind of cheese that can be found in a normal fridge! YUM!
pot of gold
biscuits in a can
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
McCall senior pics June 30, 2011My brother, Brian, has one of the most beautiful daughters--McCall. Just look at her! Gorgeous. I was super excited that she asked me take some senior pictures while she was visiting last summer. (I am far from a professional, but that didn't stop me from pretending. Plus, how can a photographer go wrong with this beauty?) I love when she comes to Green River and look forward to our time together. We had a blast...and several hundred pics later decided to give the ole Nikon a break. The best thing about McCall is that she is just as sweet as she is beautiful! Enjoy a small sampling...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
muddy ride july 4, 2011Some of this family enjoy mountain biking. Nice for them that we live right next to some awesome biking trails. Last year (7-4-11) after graden, andy, travis, and michael took off for a ride, the clouds moved in a dumped a little rain...they just kept on bikin'!
Monday, July 2, 2012
a new favoriteI loved spending time with my grandma Munson. One of the many memories I have with her is making no-bake cookies. They were a favorite then and still a favorite now.
I also love peanut butter, so when I came across this peanut butter version, I knew I had to try it. It was an instant favorite. You will love them too. Enjoy! :)
sweet ladies: LB & SaraSometimes our paths cross with others that we are instantly thankful for. This happened to me last week at the scrapbook retreat I attended. Regina and I were going to be roommates with two other ladies. We talked about how strange it might be to spend 5 days with two women we had never met. But, after meeting and talking with LB & Sara for only a few minutes, Regina and I looked at each other and said, "We have the nicest roommates." I knew that these two ladies were going to be my friends--and not just because they share my distaste of country music! :) They are kind, funny, thoughtful, good women, and I am so glad we were matched up with them for roomies. I am looking forward to keeping in touch with them and hopefully getting together with them again someday.
It was such a fun coincidence...as I was telling Shand about how awesome my new friends are, she asked to see a picture of them. While she was looking at my camera, I checked my email and found this...
To the BEST roomies evah!!
LB & Sara were on their way home to Minnesota. Yes, those crazy ladies drove 21+ hours to attend the retreat. As they traveled along I-80, they passed right through our beautiful, windy state of Wyoming. They sure look like they are enjoying their stop in our little Green River town. Too bad we were not there to share this photo op with them.
paper crafting + friends + LOTS of unfinished projects + yummy treats + very late nights = five great daysThis past weekend, I traveled to Salt Lake City with my awesome friend, Regina, for 5 days of awesome FUN! (just what I needed)
What my 5 days consisted of:
*shopping Crop Chocolate's warehouse sale
*eating lots of food
*working on completing cards, mini albums, Christmas tags, one scrapbook page, gift tags
*enjoying my surprise box of goodies
*getting lots of crafy ideas
*staying up past midnight every night
*getting to take jynese to dinner and shopping
*making new friends...especially our roomies--LB & Sara
a little quality time with my sweet girlie, j