Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Picking Teams

The future of the world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear! ~ Jeffrey R. Holland

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Broken Arm

Can you tell she is in excruciating pain ;)
Havah had a little mishap on our neighbor friend's bike Sunday night.
Proof again that children should ride bikes... and not the other way around.
She has a small buckle fracture.
Cast tomorrow then 3 or 4 weeks.

We are hoping she can get a swimming cast, but the dr. office said they weren't sure they have one her size. We shall see. She really wants to go swimming at the Alcorn Family Fling.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


this is my garbage can
It was full of weeds. I mean, Ihadtohavemykidsjumpontopofthestuffinthecantogetittoclose kind of full.
This week, it will also be full of weeds because we weren't able to get all the weeds we pulled into it. (see the pile by Melissa's leg? There are 5 large black bags of weeds still in the back yard)
Maybe I should work in my garden more often... maybe...

On a somewhat unrelated topic- my children are growing like weeds.
How do I stop this?

Friday, August 19, 2011


Lilly took this picture of me.
She's not half bad.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

gimee s'more pudding!

Can I just say that Jello must be making a killing...
How brilliant to charge people a buck fifty for a little box of cornstarch and sugar.
It is for a delicious Lemon Pudding, but totally workable into any flavor.
So while experimenting with making chocolate pudding, I decided to make something extra special.
the girls... well actually all of us, loved.
Layer of pudding, layer of graham crackers, layer of pudding, marshmallows on top.
Boils until brown and crispy... let sit (So your marshmallows smoosh out).
Best part- you don't have to wait for it to set or anything. Just throw it together and enjoy.

*to transform my pudding from lemon to chocolate I did the following:
left out all Lemon flavored ingredients.
Sifted all dry ingredients + 3 table spoons dutch cocoa powder....
followed the rest of the instructions, then
added 1 Hershey's chocolate bar broken up and 1 tsp vanilla to the hot finished pudding stirring until the chocolate has disappeared.

This look about 15 minutes from beginning to first bite.
We will definitely be doing more pudding experiments at our house.