Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas 2009

The month of December was busy busy for us. Jay had work training for the new computer system program that will be used for determining people's assistance. It was 1 whole week. In between that time were several parties and gatherings. The first being the Ward Christmas party the first weekend in December. Cynthia planned it as she was still on the Activity Committee (well or I should say the head of it). Then we had the Christmas Concert with Natalie Cole and each of our family's Christmas party. In between all of that time Jay was busy with the whole ward tithing settlement 'stuff'. All in all the end of 2009 ended with us finishing painting the inside of the home (white walls are now tan) and a wrestling match with an In and Out Burger.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birthday in the Woods

We ended up having Wyatt's birthday party in the woods. It was part of the Reeves reunion and let's just say Wyatt likes being outside and in the outdoors but not more than a day. I think he just felt out of his element (whatever that is) plus the absence of a nap makes for one cranky kid. He got his favorite thing a golf club. It turned out good though aside from one of his cousins leaving some cheek skin on the road when she fell off a longboard skateboard.


We went to lagoon with Nanci and her family along with cheri and her family and James and Marianne and their family. We didn't know how wyatt would be with the whole process and he really didn't like it. There were alot of people and just so much activity going on I think he was a little freaked out. BUT we did get to go on the ferris wheel which at first he freaked out. But then calmed down. He sure was ok about getting off of it as soon as it was over though. Overall Cynthia ended up leaving early with the kids because Wyatt just got too tired and cranky. Then the rain started and we stood under a tree. Then it stopped and we went on more rides.


WOW have I neglected the blog or what. Things just got sooo busy or I just got lazy at blogging. Probably a combo of both. I will try and pick up where we left off which was little valley days. Alot has happened but nothing real exciting just your normal run of the mill stuff. August was Salsa month. We had so many tomatos it wasn't even funny. I think I planted too many plants in one box because they turned in the a mess of tomatos. We had roma's growing into the big boys and beefsteaks. We made several batches of tomatos and finally figured out a few tricks to make it not so runny having causing us to cook it down half a day. Just squeeze a little of the tomato juices out (duh).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Ok maybe not the best but I finally found another good and simple Salsa Recipe:

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies (I use rotel brand)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can whole canned tomatoes (or your own canned equivalent)
4 teaspoons jalapenos (canned,diced, not pickled)
1/4 cup yellow onion (diced)
1/2-3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sugar

1 -- In food processor place jalapenos and onions.
2 -- Process for just a few seconds.
3 -- Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar, and cumin.
4 -- Process all ingredients until well blended but do not puree.
5 -- Place in covered container and chill.
6A -- couple of hours of chilling will help blend and enrich the flavor.

** I have added chopped cilantro too if you like that or your can substitue minced garlic for garlic salt and just add salt to taste.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh how the time flies..........

Ok so I knew that it had been awhile...and meant to post but just go to busy. The months leading up to Ava's birth/day were getting her room ready...we painted it and basically had to 'de-man' her room since I had been using it as an office for 2 yrs. Cleaned the walls -- painted -- moved stuff out and moved her stuff in.

Then came the d- day -- delivary day -- I will have to post more a different day --