Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jen - Mesa High Softball - 2008

Rear View!
Lexi Brown (Jen's BF), Coach Madril, and Jentay (Jen's nickname).
Jen played in a softball tournament in Scottsdale all week. They played real well.
I needed gas prices to be lower with all the trips we made to Scottdale this week$$$$$


Lovely Jen!
Jaxon loved swinging w/ Jason.
Jaxon would actually laugh out loud while swinging.
Jaxon loved the little bunny that hopped.
Jen finished off Jaxon's Phoenix Sun's outfit w/ an orange headband.
We told Tyler to go outside and hide the Easter Eggs in obvious places so
that it would be easy for Jaxon to find them. You can't get any more obvious
than this.

Loving the Eggs!
Jaxon loved the bubbles. He was intrigued by the fact that
they would disappear (or pop)when you touched them.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

This is Jessica practicing her homemaking skills. She is ironing Grahams shirt for their engagement pictures they are taking on 3/22/08. They have enjoyed every minute they have had together this week. They haven't spent a whole lot of time together for 3 years. Luckily they can have eternity together.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring Break!!!

It's been a break from "work". I envisioned accomplishing tons on my week off from work. What did I accomplish? Not any of the things that I had on my list. But I did spend lots of time w/ the family. We've had a great week. The weather has been so gorgeous. We have spent a lot of time outside. (I'm not the accomplished blogger - I forget to take pictures of our activities). We had a Surprise Poolside Breakfast, we had a delicious barbecue w/ Jessica's to-be in laws, we've had the jacuzzi going all week, and we've experienced a few sunburns. Graham has been in town all week. It's been fun having him around. I know Jessica has been on cloud 9 all week. She loves having her fiance here. They went on a gondola ride in Scottsdale.

Our "Bug Man" leaves us dum dum suckers each time he visits. Jaxon loved his suckers. He got a little sticky, but would not give that suckers to Courtney.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Kenny and Tyler got back from their scout outing today. They were digging for Apache Tears and Tyler hit himself in the head w/ his hammer. Kenny said Tyler kept on digging after he was wounded. He was determined to get more Apache Tears. He got quite a few.
Jennifer and I returned from the Stahle's cabin today also. We had a Young Woman's retreat. We had a lot of fun. I wish I would have taken my camera. We had no injuries. We ate good food and played fun games. The girls thought we were torturing them because they weren't allowed to take their cell phones. They really had a lot of fun interacting with each other because they didn't have their phones. They lived without their cell phones - YA!

I watch Jaxon while Courtney teaches piano lessons at our house twice a week. Jaxon loves being outside. We got the old wagon out and he loves to go for a ride. The weather has been so beautiful!!! It's great to have a reason to spend time outdoors. Isn't he such a little boy now! I also found him a black tuxedo at Sam's club to wear at Jessica's reception. He'll be a little stud muffin.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I enjoy trying new recipes. This is a new one that I tried and fell in love with:


Green leaf lettuce
1 diced granny smith apple
2 sliced pears (I like using the red)
Toasted pecans
shaved fresh parmesan cheese, feta or goat cheese

Toss together

Dressing(makes a lot)
1 cup sugar
3/4 raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 t. salt
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 red onion
1 1/2 c. olive oil

Puree in blender