Sunday, February 3, 2013

A fresh start...Crockin' Sunday!

At the beginning of the year we changed meeting times at church. We now have the 1:30-4:30 slot and that has us adjusting how we do things. The new norm will be either making sure I prepped before church or I make something that will be ready when we walk back through the door. Especially since no one in this family will wait until 7pm to eat supper.
I've opted for using my beloved crock pot, I only have 3. So for this year I'll be posting my Sunday meals and hopefully pass on some of my love for the crock. Lets kick it off.


4-5 lg Sweet Onions
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2-4 lg Containers of Beef or Veggie Broth
Mozzarella slices
Baguette slices
6qt Crock Pot or larger

Cut onions in half and slice. Put olive oil into a fry pan and sauté onions with a lid on to get them sweating. Salt and pepper. When the onions begin to become translucent remove from heat and put into crock pot. Add beef broth, garlic and chives.
Cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours.
When the soup is done ladle into oven safe bowls, top with baguette and mozzarella. Put under the broiler until cheese has melted.

3-4 pounds London Broil
1 cup Beef Broth
Favorite Steak Seasoning

Place all items in the crock pot and cook on low 6 hrs and on high 3 hours.

Ace beef on favorite rolls or bread, I use French bread. Top with slices of mozzarella. Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

K and the ruffle dress.

I did it! I finally finished my first project in knit fabric. It was a total pain. I'll absolutely be getting a serger before I tackle another one this complex. The kicker is it shouldn't be that complex but the knit made it so. It liked to shred every time I took out a seem to redo it. So it's skirts for the remaining fabric. 
I did manage to get it to work and the mistakes aren't very noticeable. 
I do have to say I have the best model in town.

I also found some cute flowers that I hand sew'd onto some ribbon to finish it off. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Word Art

Here's a link to some wordle word art I did for a sharing time. From the Hymn Keep the Commandments.

          title="Wordle: Keep the Commandements">Wordle: Keep the Commandements

Friday, August 31, 2012

We've come a Long way baby!!!!!!!

12 years ago our journey began together.

We were Married in the Jordan River Temple.

This is the bench where Brad asked me to marry him, it's hidden away at the Seattle Temple.

 And here we are now!

It's hard to believe it's been 12 years.  We've really been tested, from the begining, but we've always known that if we put in the work, we will have all the blessings of heaven.

Together Forever!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to Life

It's hard to believe that the summer is over and school is back in session.  The boys were definately ready to get things back to normal.  We've had a lot of fun as well.

I'm super busy per usual. Wife, Mom, Sister, Primary Counselor, TOFW team member/TOFG Team Captain, and Parent Rep on the PTO.  I'm hoping I can find time to craft somewhere in all of that.

Kayla is finally potty trained, it's been a big summer for her. She suprises us every day.

We've had some crazy weather lately too.  The days start out hot as usual, then all of a sudden there's a storm cloud and it's lighning, thundering, and raining.  We even had one serious storm where it rained and flooded.  The kids freaked out. They had never experienced a storm like that. Here's a little video.
The Big Storm
It set several records and also took the life of a local Boy Scout who made the mistake of playing in the drainage canal. He slipped and fell in. It's a sad story and reminds all of us who live in the desert just how dangerous even a little rain can be.  We had fun with it though.

We loved our vacations.  Brad and Brent traveled to Washington and loved every minute of it.  Teegan was spoiled and spent his birthday in Utah at Grandma's and Grandpa's.  The rest of us traveled to Utah a few days later. Grandma got sick but we still enjoyed being there, as we always do.

Now we're back to school and the daily grind.  I'm hoping to get caught up on everything I couldn't get done because the kids needed my attention.

We are busy, but with everything we have to do we are equally blessed.
Kayla  Teegan  Brent  Jakob   These are the links to the first day of school photos.  Enjoy!