Friday, August 24, 2012

"Yesterday Once More" A Tribute to the Carpenters

We went to this concert at the Scera Shell outdoor theater. We went with our neighbors Dave and Donnette Afflect. We had a great time. The concert was just ok but being there was fun to do some people watching. Thanks Donnette for asking us.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Yummy Granola. So easy!

In my YSA calling we make breakfast for the Relief Society Presidencies every month. This is one of their favorites. Sharon Bigler always makes it for them. So I thought I would try it to help Sharon next time. My husband loves it!!


3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
¾ cup shredded sweet coconut
¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons maple
¼ cup canola oil
¾ Teaspoon Salt

Reserve 1 cup raisins (I used Craisins) to be folded in after cooking.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour into 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven and transfer into a large brown and add raisins or craisins. And mix until evenly distributed

Debbie, Education week, cousin and dinner party

Debbie and Mark come every year for Education week. So on Monday we all go to Olive Garden for dinner with our cousin Katy Hughes from Alaska.  Debbie had a dinner party at my house with her roommates from Ricks Collage.  This year Scott went to Education Week with me. We had the best time ever!! We went to all the same classed and we eat lunch together. It was so fun. He really enjoyed it and just might go with me next year. Our favorite classes were "Change Anything" principles for changing anything, overcoming habits in yourself. With Joseph W. Grenny, Ron McMillan, Kerry J Patterson, and Al Switzler. They have a book that Scott read called Change Anything. Very good class. Yhe other class was The Power of Atonement in Your life. By Ronald E. Bartholomew and  Understanding the Process of Spiritual Rebirth. Both by Ron. Such a great week.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy birthday beautiful Jessie

Jessie is 27. WOW can you believe that. To celebrate we went to yummy Brick Oven!! Jessie is an amazing person and I feel so blessed to be her mother. She is a darling wife and mother. She is a blessing to our family. She has always been a sweet kind daughter and dear friend to me and her sisters. We all love Jessie!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

July 24th at the Cabin

 We went to the cabin for the 24th of July. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed playing game, fishing, eating great food and relaxing. Carlie came up for a day. With her busy life with work and all that is all she could make it. It was a short trip but a great time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bingo game night at Lake Powell

 Each of us brought bingo prizes.  
 Kirk's great bingo pants were made by one of his boys is Jr. High

Jackie's prize from winning Bingo.