Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I've always enjoyed Ben's company. He's easy going and funny! I think Ben is about 14 or 15 years old in this picture, at least I know he wasn't old enough to drive, which gave me an excuse or allowed me to bribe Ben and his friends into a camping trip down south in Escalante as their designated driver. I love to hang out with Ben any chance I get! LOVE YOU LOTS ----- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My only picture of our lovely visitors!

They wanted me to have the baby while they were here, but as you can see from this photo which was taken minutes before my three east coast sisters left for the airport, their wish did not come true. We had a beautiful weekend together celebrating the return of my parents from their mission in Korea! Sad it has already come to an end and sad I didn't find my camera until minutes before they left!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Favorites as of late

Tart and tangy, no sugar added juice from South Africa! All of their juices are good, but Passion Fruit is the best!

Home made ORANGE POPPYSEED dressing:
1/2 t orange zest
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T powdered fruit pectin
1 T honey
1/2 poppy seeds

mix and chill for a couple of hours

1/2 cup Quinoa
1 cup water
-rinse quinoa well, cook in water on medium low for about 15 mins.
2 cups chopped onion
2 garlic cloves minced
2 T olive oil
2 celery stalks chopped
2 carrots sliced
1 red bell pepper diced
2 cups of undrained fresh or canned tomatoes
1 cup broth
2 t ground cumin
1/2 t chili powder
1 t ground coriander
pinch of cayenne
1 t oregano
salt to taste
add cooked quinoa
top with cilantro and monterey jack cheese

I'll be making this for the fam on Friday evening!

Sunday, April 11, 2010