Monday, May 26, 2008

Father Sons Campout

Carter and I went camping a few weeks ago and had a lot of fun

The Tent Carter helped me set up

The first thing Carter wanted to do was take his shoes off in the tent
Carter chillin' in the tent with the lamp, "his favorite"
Carter and I chillin' by the lamp

Carter taking it easy in the chair during the fireside

Carter and Daddy trying to keep warm

Carter in the van ride up with his two friends Michael and John

Carter learning how to shoot a BB Gun

Daddy showing Carter how to throw a Tomahawk

Carter Trying it out for himself

Carter making a Mother's Day card for Mommy

Monday, May 19, 2008

Forgotten recipe

This is a recipe that was in Andrew's missionary cookbook. I used to make it a few years ago and then I kind of forgot about it. We were out of bread yesterday and I remembered this. It made me remember how much I loved it, it is among my favorite of breads and not too hard to make, and I have never had it turn out bad. It is kind of a sweet bread, but we eat it with everything. I have had a couple people ask me for the recipe so I decided to post it.


1 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter/margarine (I would suggest using butter)
2 pkgs. yeast dissolved in 1/2 c. warm water
2 eggs beaten
5 c. flour

Let raise 1 hour, knead down let raise again. Cut into three pieces and braid into bread pan. Bake @ 325-350 F for 1 hour. Butter top of loaf when you take it out of the oven.

This is all the instructions it comes with but like I said I have made this many times and never messed it up. I would suggest making this into two loaves because it makes a lot, and I bake them on a cookie sheet instead of a loaf pan, but I am sure that it would turn out fine in loaf pans also. I just make it that way because that's the way Andrew makes it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A to Z tag

I was A to Z tagged by my friend Jackie:

A: Attached or single- Attached
B: Best friend- Andrew Hatch
C: Cake or pie- Depends, probably cake
D: Day of choice- Saturday
E: Essential item- My cell phone
F: Favorite color- Green
G: Greatest accomplishment- My boys!
H: Hometown- Sandy, UT
I: Indulgence- Chocolate (but there are many others as well)
J: January or July- This one is easy, July. January is one of my least favorite months and July one of my favorites
K: Kids- Carter, Parker and boy number three is on his way
L: Life is incomplete without- My 3 (soon to be 4) boys
M: Marriage date- March 14, 2003
N: Number of siblings- 2 sisters
O: Oranges or apples- Apples
P:Phobias or fears- Heights
Q: Quote- "If you always tell the truth you don't have to remember anything" -Mark Twain
R: Reason to smile- I went to the dentist today and I only have 1 cavity (It's been a while since I have been to the dentist and I was expecting much worse)
S: Season- Summer, we usually get to see a lot of family in the summer which I enjoy
T: Tag five friends- I decided not to tag anyone
U: Unknown fact about me- I enjoy gossip magazines. This is one of my guilty pleasures, the place I go to exercise has a big selection of gossip magazines so I have recently become hooked on reading them while I use the elliptical
V: Very favorite store- I would have to say Old Navy
W: Worst habit- Procrastinating
X: X-ray or Ultrasound- Not really sure what that means, but I have had more ultrasounds than x-rays so I will say ultrasound
Y: Your favorite food- Indian or Thai
Z: Zodiac- Taurus

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oops, I forgot!

This has been a common phrase you hear from me lately. This pregnancy has affected me in many ways, most of them not being very pleasant. Something that has seemed to have gone since becoming pregnant is my memory. I have forgotten birthday parties, baby showers and doctor's appointments.
My most recent lapse of memory was my most embarrassing by far. Andrew and I were asked to say the prayer in sacrament meeting last Sunday, and of course I forgot and we were late walking in so I missed hearing my name as the person giving the prayer. After the opening hymn I was busy trying to get the boys to fold their arms when I noticed someone a few rows up trying to get my attention. As soon as I saw him I immediately remembered I was supposed to be saying the prayer. We were seated in the very back of the gym (our ward is very big) so by the time I got half way there the first counselor was already up and asking someone else to say the prayer and I had to set down next to someone in the front while the prayer was said. Needless to say everyone seemed to notice and tried saying things to me in attempts to make me feel better, but it actually made me feel worse because it made me realize how many people noticed.
This incident has confirmed what Andrew has been trying to tell me for months, that I really need to get a planner. Although I would probably forget it everywhere I went anyway.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Our day at the ARC

We have a recreation center (The ARC) across the street from us, which is really convenient for Andrew and I to go exercise. Normally they only allow kids on Saturday's and you have to pay for them, but last week was family day and we were able to take the kids swimming for free which was perfect because it was really hot that day. The boys had a blast and have been asking to go back ever since.

Andrew's new favorite thing is rock climbing, he would go every day if he could. He just bought new rock climbing shoes and a harness, so now he goes even more and he loves it.

Carter was also able to go rock climbing for the first time. We thought he would love it since he is like a little monkey and climbs on everything. He was thrilled to go but got a little intimidated by the huge wall when we got there and didn't dare climb too high.