Monday, January 31, 2011

Carlie and Liahona homecoming

Day date. 
Brandon Nicholas and Carlie in their masquerade mask. 
The red lip stick is killer.
Carlie made her mask. Copy this a picture off the internet.

I think she did a great job. They had a lot of fun.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rylie and Liahona homecoming.

Rylie said yes to "Sammy boy" With these balloons. She had them delivered to his first period class and then the friends that delivered them, made him wear them the whole day at school or the answer would be no.
She looks beautiful!!

Liahona does not have a football team. So Liahona has their homecoming during basket ball season. 
The dress she is wearing Jessie wore on a cruise. I cut it short and took the sleeves off that Jessie added on, and put different sleeves on. I think Rylie just wanted to get Gold sparkle Toms. Thats why she picked this dress. It was a masquerade ball.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oreo Pops

For Geoff and Stacy's wedding my friends and I got together and made Oreo Pops.

To get the recipe and step by step directions on how to make them check out my good friend Jackie's blog.
Warning you better have the time because it a fun blog and you will probable be there awhile.
 Also while you are there enjoy the rest of her blog. Great food, crafts, tablescapes, travel and a lot of eye candy. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Barbecued Chicken Breast with Spicy Peach Glaze

We had the Kerns over for dinner yesterday (Lynette and I were missionary companions) This is what we grilled.

1 cup peach preserves or jam
1 large cloves garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)
2 Tablesspoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayeene pepper
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 chicken breasts (about 5 pounds), split
4 ripe peaches, cut in half and pitted

1. Pre heat grill to medium hot. In a medium mixing bowl, combine preserves, garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper, and mix well to combine.

2. Sprinkle chicken breast with additional salt and pepper, and place, skin side down, (I do skinless) on the grill. Cook the chicken about 10 minutes one each side before brushing the upturned side with glaze. Continue cooking chicken for another 10 to 12 minutes, turning it every 3 to 5 minutes and brusing each
 upturned side with glaze every time, until the chicken is cooked through. Move chicken to the oven or a cooler part of grill if it gets too dark before it is cooked through.

3. Place peach halves on the grill, cut side down, and grill 2 minutes. Turn, and brush the tops with glaze. Grill 3 to 4 minutes, more until the peaches are soft and the cavities fill wiht juices. Transger the cooked chicken and peaches to a serving platter. Serves 8 Enjoy!!

We made this last summer for the first time. Sooooooo yummy. We didn't do the peaches because it not the season. But trust me you are going to want to try the peaches in the summer. They are amazing!!


This last week with our webelos we worked on Scientist. We did some experiments. Working on their belt loops. Then we went outside to do a relay.  The boys are cute and we are getting use to this calling. The boys are so cute!!

Rylie got asked to Liahona Homecomeing dance.

Rylie got asked to Liahona's homecoming. Because Liahona doesn't have a football team they do homecoming in basket ball season. Sammy Cassani asked her. He new at the school this year. Rylie is excited.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Norah on the plane.

Norah was so good on the plane. She is such a happy baby. She is a good traveler. 

Barbara Frances Munroe Merrill July 28, 1928 Feb 9, 1996

My dad and I went to see my mother. I miss her. She passed away 15 years ago. She was only 67 years old. My dad has missed her. She was a wonderful wife and mother. My father is 84 years old. He is active and in very good health. I am very blessed to have good parents who love the Lord and each other. 

Jessie the Photographer

While we were in Arizona for Jon's wedding Jessie took Brooke engagements pictures. Brooke gets married February 12th.  Jessie is very busy being a wife, mother, cheer coach and a photographer. How she does what she does I don't know. But I do know she does all four jobs very well. She is amazing and I am very proud of her. I am glad that she is the mother of my grand daughter. 

Another wedding!! Love is in the air.

The new Suzy Allen, Jon, Debbie and Mark. ( Debbie is my oldest sister)
Suzy and Jon
The newly weds and Grandpa Merrill
Jessie was the photographer. 

Jon is Debbie's son and he is a twin. Jon and his twin Jeff have really never dated much or even kissed a girl. When Jon meet Suzy he feel is love quick. She is a beautiful girl and a return missionary!! They are the perfect couple. Lucky Debbie. She has seven children. Three married and four to go. Brook gets married next month. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brandt's and Kaylee's wedding

Brandt and his missionary companions and Geoff
Kaylee had to be so cold. It was about 23degrees and she had cap sleeves. Mom's always want to take care of their kids. Karen trying to keep Kaylee warm.

It was great to be in the temple with Brandt and Kaylee. Geoff, Stacy and I were at the temple with them. Brandt and Geoff have been great friends. We at the Elder home love Brandt. He would come visit even if Geoff was gone for summer sales. He and his family have been great friends to Geoff. We love Brandt and Kaylee and wish them the best.