Friday, August 27, 2010

Oh, Brad! know what I mean!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


So excited!! Just got it!! Couldn't wait for the library copy or I can see how it all ends!! These have been great books so check em out if you like fast & exciting reads!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fond Memories

I am reminiscing lately. Thinking about all the great memories our family has thanks to my mom's creation. This picture cracks me up! Mainly the Micky head in back of me..sister Sara did it to block out my ex. She's so funny. That Disneyland trip was a blast. We were so young & my mom was so fun! Seems like yesterday, can you tell I totally miss her?! Everyday!! It's been rough, I cannot lie. I carry her in my heart so she's always with me. When I hear this poem I think of her. Here's to you mother~~~ Love you!!

~~I carry your heart with me
I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it(anywhere I go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are
whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars a part
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)
~Edward Estlin Cummings

Saturday, August 21, 2010



The whole family went to Lagoon on Sunday - the only amusement park in Utah. I remember when I lived in Wyoming & we couldn't wait to go the Lagoon!!! So we went with our friends the Colledges & had a great time but it was soo hot! Thank goodness for the water park, Laguna Beach. Nice & cool. I loved that part best!! It's just too hot to go anywhere in Utah in August & be outside for 10 hours straight. The kids loved the rides, especially Allison who got off every roller coaster saying "Man, that was the best ride of my life!!" Cute little 6 year old girl!! This was the first time daddy had ever been there & he loved the roller coasters too. SUCCESS!! FUN TIMES!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summertime Recipe with your Garden Veggies

We love this homemade treat, well I should say the grown ups do! It's rich & time consuming but worth it!! Try it out!!

Zucchini Casserole
1 lb. country sausage
1 box chicken stuffing mix like Stove Top
1 can cream of mushroom or chicken soup
1 can cream of celery or asparagus soup
3 cups sliced zucchini
2 cups grated carrots
½ cup sliced mushroom
½ cup chopped onion
3 tbls butter
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded swiss or cheddar cheese
Parmesan cheese for topping

Brown sausage & drain grease. Make stuffing by box directions. Mix sausage & stuffing together & set aside. Sautee onion in butter until clear, then add other veggies & a little water. Cover & cook veggies until tender, usually about 10 minutes. Remove from heat & carefully fold in soups, sour cream & cheese. In a sprayed casserole (9x13 works best), pat ¾ of stuffing/sausage mixture into the bottom of pan then spoon the soup/veggie mixture on top. Sprinkle the remaining stuffing/sausage mixture over top. Bake at 350 for 45 mins or until golden & bubbly. Sprinkle parmesan cheese the last 10 mins of baking.