Sunday, October 23, 2011

so long, farewell!

i've decided to cancel our blog and go private.
it's been a tough decision but i think, for a number of reasons, it is the best thing for us right now.

i am going to keep this blog up with our contact info,
so if you'd like to keep in touch {which we would love} please do so!

leave a comment below with your email address if you'd like the link to our new private blog!
or email me at
and i'll grant you access :)


general conference

where has the month gone?!?

even though conference happened a few weeks ago...we had a splendid weekend listening to the prophets and apostles speak the word of the Lord.

friday night danny got asked to speak at a "waters of mormon" relief society activity for a different ward in our stake. they went up to a big cabin and danny was assigned to talk about the book of ether for 20 minutes. here's the catch though--his time slot was at 1:00 a.m.!! we both had a really bad attitude about it up until a few days before. however, after talking to many people we started to feel better about things and danny was able to have a great time. the only downfall was that he didn't get home until he conked out in between conference sessions.

saturday morning i made this delicious recipe from our best bites. it turned out just like it said it would...we loved it. it made a ton though, so we shared the love with three of our neighbors. it was the perfect way to start off conference. and we decided that it needs to be a semi-annual conference tradition:

we also started a new little tradition...which i didn't take any pictures of! dang. i adapted some ideas i saw on pinterest and made a bag for each of the apostles. i just used sharpies + brown paper bags...nothing too fancy. i also printed off a picture of each apostle so max could identify them. {we may have had to help a little...} each time they spoke, max got to open their bag. he LOVED it. and so did we! i filled the bags with old-fashioned candy from blickenstaff's {walnetto's anyone??} and coloring pages from since this was our first time doing it, we decided that next time we will fill some of the bags with healthy treats! we got a little sick of candy by the end...

we look forward to conference every six months and were definitely uplifted and edified!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

two years old

max had his two year check up a while back...and here are his stats:

weight: 24.21 pounds
 {an all time high since three months!! go max!}
length: 34.6 inches
head: 18.89 inches

he's growing up too fast.
we love you maxwell!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

the grass is greener

have i told you that we have successfully ripped out our entire yard???

it takes skill, let me tell you!

we have some big plans for this little plot of ours. get excited!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

under pressure

my parents got me an electric pressure cooker as my graduation present:

i'm sure some of you are saying, "an electric whattt??"

let me just assure you that it's not your grandma's pressure cooker. it is completely safe to use + incredibly amazing.

i've been cooking all sorts of grains that i never knew existed
{have you heard of quinoa or kamut before??}
and i'm in love.

i attended some classes by chef brad during education week--he is awesome. if you've never heard of him before, you should really check out his website. he is in love with any and all grains and his love rubs off on all those he speaks to. seriously!

i've been adding grains to all of our favorite dishes, and the best part is...
max and danny still eat them!!

i'll be sharing some recipes with you soon,
but in the mean time, i'd love to hear if any of you cook with a pressure cooker?
or if anyone loves grains as much as i do and wants to swap some recipes?? :)