Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yummy on a cold fall day.

1lb. great no. white beans - 5 cans
8C Chicken stock
1 T vegetable oil
2 C chopped onion
4m garlic cloves
2 cans - 4 oz- green chiles
2T ground cumin
11/2 T dried oregano
1/4t ground cloves
1/4t cayene powder
3C montery jack cheese
sour cream
cilantro 4- 8 chicken breasts
heat together - add beans last as to not overcook
just before serving you can add 1 C sour cream, cheese & cilantro to soup and heat untl mixed OR add to each serving.
I prefer to add some to the soup - it is yummy but more calories.
garnish with chips, more cheese, cilantro, and salsa
1/3 head cilantro
2 cans mexican stewed tomatoes
6-8 roma tomatoes
1 onion
2 limes
1 t salt
1 T granulated garlic
2 t chili seeds
In a food processor, chop cilantro & stewed tomatoes at the same time. process onions & tomatoes but not as fine - there will be some big pieces
add lime juice, salt, garlic, chili to taste

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Bithday to the most beautiful 15 year old in the world. She has got beauty inside and out!!

Rylie loves her bother and sisters.
Rylie love's to swim!
Rylie loves her friends and good clean fun.
Rylie loves going to our cabin and having a good time.
More good times and good friends.
That's my girl.
Mexico on our service trip.
So cute six months old.

Rylie loves to dance.

Rylie has always been the peace maker in our family. She is always willing to help others. Rylie loves her friends and love to hang out. She is so gifted and talented. She is working on a quilt for her personal progress. She loves to cook. We love you Rylie!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Carthage Jail

My cute nephew Kyle
Judy, Me and Debbie

Carthage Jail was the location of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum on June 27, 1844.

This last week my sisters and I went to Nauvoo for our sister's trip. We go on a trip once a year to keep close and just have a good time. This year we had a few extra people. Judy's son Kyle, Debbie's son Zac and my Dad and his wife Lila. ( Remember that my wonderful mother passed away.) Here are a few pictures from Carthage Jail.

I love Church History and each time I visit the history sites. My testimony grows. I love the early saints and all that they did so we can have what we have to day. I know that Joesph Smith was a Prophet of God!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Geoff's birthday

Geoff's cousin Kyle Gray. They are a day apart. So for one day they are the same age.
Boston playing with lego's.
Stacy was watching Jill's kids. So we got to have them at our house.

We had a family dinner and Judy and her family came. Geoff loves to play games so he got some fun board games.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday 21 to Geoff

Geoff’s I am from

I am from heaven
I am from the best mother and father possible for me
I am from great friends
I am from great church leaders
I am from the best example man
I am from a unconditionally loving woman
I am from three wonderful sisters
I am from unlimited support
I am from my heavenly father
I am from trials
I am from personal weakness
I am from many days in the wilderness
I am from learning from mistakes
I am from hard work
I am from long drives around the country
I am from Baltimore
I am from luck
I am from happy
I am from great cousins, Aunts, and Uncles
I am from amazing Grandpa and Grandma
I am from me

Geoff is an amazing kid. So many gifts and talents. He is a hard worker and also likes to play hard. He is a lot of fun. He is always so thoughtful. When Geoff wants something nothing will stop him. He is kind and outgoing. Those that know Geoff love him. God has blessed me with the most wonderful son. I thank our Heavenly Father everyday for the blessing to be his mother.

Friday, October 9, 2009

My best friends.

Judy and I
Judy and Russell and Scott and I

For labor day Judy, Russell, and Lacey come to our cabin. We had a blast and the weather was beautiful. I am so blessed to have my sister Judy live so close. I really enjoy her and her friendship. Sister's are the best! Next week my sisters and I are going on our sister's trip to Nauvoo. So fun. We really enjoy being together.

Thriller at the Covey for the Arts

Scott and I went to Thriller(Odyssey Dance Theater) at the Covey center for the Arts in Provo. We had a great time. Some of it was Dark, some of it was crude, some of it was boring and for the most part very fun and entertaining. But over all worth going to. My favorite was Dem Bones, and River of the Blood Dance.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Best Pesto I have ever made.

2 cup Fresh Basil
2 Tbsp. Pine Nuts
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp. Salt
dash of Pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Romano cheese
2/3 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. butter

Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet in a bit of butter. Add grated Parmesan and Romano cheese to your food processor. Wash and drain basil-remove stems. Put all ingredients in to food processor and blend until smooth. Freeze or refrigerated until read to use.
I use pesto in soups, pasta and on this great Pizza.

Pesto Pizza


* 1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
* 1/2 cup pesto
* 1 ripe tomato, chopped
* 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
* 1 (2 ounce) can chopped black olives, drained
* 1/2 small red onion, chopped
* 1 (4 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
* 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Spread pesto on pizza crust. Top with tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, red onions, artichoke hearts and feta cheese.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Joshua Creek at Liahona Youth Conference

I have this album and I love their music.
Check out their web site here

Rylie and her friends.

Rachael Williams and Me

Tonight for FHE we went to Liahona YC at Aspen Grove to see Joshua Creek concert. Carlie and Rylie are up for YC this week. So fun. Liahona does this. A week of speakers, games and a dance. My girls love this. This year they are have John Bytheway, Marshall Mc Donald Ted Gibbons, Vocal Point and many other great speackers and entertainers. I hope my girls have a great week. What a wonderful school that my girls go to.

Conference week-end.

Pictures from watching general conference at the cabin. It doesn't look like many people were awake. I guess that is why we get to read it in the Ensign. I loved all the talks . I have a few that were my favorites. I can't wait to study them.