Sunday, January 31, 2010

you are what you eat....

So I stole this off some random person sight--I am NOT an adventureous eater--and I am FINE with that.
The ones in red I have tried---since I am LDS--I haven't tried any of the alcoholic ones...

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding (blood sausage)--after looking up, this is also a not going to try it either
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (beet soup)
10. Baba ghanoush (eggplant)
11. Calamari
12. Pho (Vietnamese beef and noodle soup)---My DAD use to talk about this---now I am anxious to try it!
13. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
14. Aloo gobi (cauliflower and potatoes)
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses (pungent unpasteurized cow's milk cheese, so pungent it has been banned from public transport systems in France)
17. Black truffle--I really would like to try these
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns--sounds yummy
20. Pistachio ice cream--actually my favorite flavor
21. Heirloom tomatoes---really want to try these
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras--not something I aspire to try, but I would
24. Rice and beans-made by a real brazilian
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda (dip made with garlic, anchovies, olive oil, butter and sometimes cream)
31. Wasabi peas--and I spit them right out
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl--not clam chowder, but another soup--I don't like Clam Chowder
33. Salted lassi (salted buttermilk, sort of)
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a big fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (puffer fish--lethally poisonous if not prepared correctly, so I will also mark this one off the list as well)
47. Chicken tikka masala (curry roast chicken)
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi (pickled fruit kind of like an apricot)
53. Abalone
54. Paneer (Asian cheese)
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle (german egg noodle or dumpling)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (French fries topped with cheese curd and brown gravy--a fast food staple in Canada)
60. Carob chips--I use to eat bags full of these thinking they were chocolate chips when my parents ran a Magic Mill/Health food store.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads--kinda like foie gras, I would eat, but not excitedly
63. Kaolin (clay???)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (asian fruit with strong "offensive" odor)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini (Russian pancake--I think I knew this already)
73. Louche absinthe (absinthe with water added)
74. Gjetost or brunost (Norwegian brown cheese)
75. Roadkill--eat it at Roadhouse, but it is just the name of a hamburger steak
76. Baijiu (Chinese white liquor)
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong (Black tea)
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum (Thai fish soup)
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky (Chocolate covered pretzel)
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef (i think this is Korean--if it is--yes)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate (a "brand" of cacao bean)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa (spice blend)
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor (cheesy lobster stuffing)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican
100. Snake

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Painting Fingernails

Today we had some friends over H & M, so we painted fingernails. I helped Pepper choose red, and the rest of the girls choose a very dull not vibrate color.

Again, I would love to do pictures, but I still have yet to find my charger (and I really haven't looked yet---I will I promise!)

Then Pepper stayed around after all the other fingers had been painted and she got a white strip down her red fingernails.

When Sedona say it she said "OH WOW!! Those are gorgeous!!"

I love when Sedona says Gorgeous---and Pepper did her strut walk to show how happy she was getting Sedona's prize!!

We also went sledding at Pam & Micahs today. Lots of fun---very cold!! I LOVE the way country folk sled as compaired to city folk. City folk find a big hill, slid down and climb back up and do it over and over--the slid down isn't really worth the climb up---but country folk use four-wheelers and pull the sleds behind them. No one gets tired, no one has to climb a big hill and you get going SO much fast.

Pepper didn't like the sledding very much, but really enjoys the four-wheeler and Sedona was thrown from the sled a few times the other day, and she would just hoop and hollar after getting tossed!!

Love my girlies!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

lot of random bits

I have learned that when I sit down to write I have alot to write about, so bear with me.


I have this wonderful idea for a valentines gift and it would only cost me $430 dollars!!


Anyway--I want to plan a date night with me and Lucas once every month. AND I want to pre-buy all the things needed, for example, if we are going to eat out, I will go to the restraunt and buy a gift certificate for the restraunt, if we are going to go 4 wheeling, I will put cash for the gas in the gift, that way we aren't stuck doing the same thing because of lack of money--AND I want to make a little slip of paper for each of the following 12 months Feb-Jan 2011, which tells what will be doing that month,--and put them in a muffin tin. Using double stick tape around then edges of the cups, then I will lay a piece of tissue paper of it so it makes a little punch board, so he has to punch the tissue paper to get his next gift. I am not sure how to explain it better....

I actually stole this idea off another website, but the tissue paper idea was TOTALLY..... stolen off another sight....see people think I am creative, but the truth is I just "steal" ideas.



I was SO excited because in March--yes TWO MONTHS away--the truck would have been paid for, but INSTEAD, the transmission went out on Lucas yesterday, so while we can still make this months (feb) payment, I am a little worried about Marchs payment, but since the trucking industry is so poor, the people lucas have a lease with are very willing to work with us, SO if we can make it work, we will still pay the truck off in March, we will just have to use a *gasp* credit card to do it. We don't want to do it that way, but it looks like we might!!

He had troubles going down to NM, and could only go about 50 the whole way home, but I am thankful he made it back safely!!


So I am now really looking at the job available at the library, but finding child care in our area is next to impossible. I have thought about doing child care, but I my house is not "kid friendly" and I want to see what happens with the library first. If that falls through then maybe the child care MIGHT be an option, but I am not sure....Oh I wish when you prayed it was like a big "DING DING DING" when you pray about the right thing to do.


I have been working on the playroom upstairs and having a lot of fun, I am a little worried with the finances being tight that I won't be able to finish it now....looks like I will have to be creative. I decided to repaint one of the green walls yellow and I will hopefully finish that today. then I have to buy Floor glue--(I have no idea what exactly I need, so I will do some research first), install the floor, and then put some Christmas lights up intill we find a more perminate lighting idea. Then Luacs needs to make me the furniture and then the toys can be moved in!! I was hoping to finish all that I could do this week, but plans always change---so we will see.



Lucas has written about 5 songs lately and I love them!! Personally I think he is very talented, and I have heard Sedona singing them around the house. I got a book at the library about the songwriters market, so I really want to look into that and see if Lucas has the luck we are always talking about and get him to break into song writing---wouldn't that be totally cool?

I would post pictures, but alas---I can't find the battery charger--the camera is safe and sound-but the charger is on my to do list today--I know it is in a drawer somewhere---I just have to remember which one :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

random babbling

So here is a whole bunch of random stuff---

I am so excited for the play/toy room. However, I primed it and then did big squares of paint to see what paint I liked best on what walls--now I debate just painting over them or priming those areas again.
Lucas came up and took some measurements for the furniture I want up there--and for a window seat and bookshelf's in Sedona's room--totally excited!! Maybe since he got a table saw for Christmas and is excited to use it some of these projects might get done before to long.

My house has been about 75% clean for a while now--which makes me happy since it use to be about 25%. I still have all the paper mess--but I am trying to figure that all out too.

I went to develop my film yesterday and saw I had over 800 pictures on my camera--I got 3 picture CD's instead and will have to really decide which pictures I want to print and which ones I don't.

I have learned that reading or just watching a movie is alot less messy than my normal activities of crafts, or pulling everything out of an area to organize it, only to be overwhelmed and put it all back in, but in a much messier way.

I am a total fear of doing household projects. I am afraid I will mess something up and then it will cost us way more than we have to fix it, so my house stays unfinished.

The last really gross one random babbling of the day--I have not showered since Sunday and it is now Thursday-(I have only left the house to 1. library 2. grocery store 3. movie rental place 4. post office) -and have not seem very many people---I know still very gross!!-Which is why I am ending this post--I am off to the shower.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sedona School Program

When you download Pictures to a blog they post last to first. SO all of these pictures are out of order and I am just to lazy to switch them around.....
So We tried to get a good picture of both Jade and Sedona, and this is the best one I got.

I had to work until 5:30-Run go get Sedona-have her change, do her hair, and run back by 5:45. This was the outfit she choose. I didn't have time to explain Christmas Colors and all of that so I said--"you look great, put this in your hair--lets go"
Cute Decorations!

A great Santa Claus. He concentrated on the kids. I was impressed, later he told me he was just really nervous and didn't want to look at anyone---still he was a great Santa.

She looks so funny in the is picture!! I love it!!

He class sang the Hawiaan Christmas Song.
We literally arrived as her class was walking up to sing---
Poor girl, maybe one day I will manage my time better.

Sedona Santa Outfit

This is what Sedona put on one day when I told her to get dressed--her tights, Peppers dress.
She really liked this outfit and was so mad when I made her change clothes.

Makes me worried for her teen-age years!! :)

Sledding on New Years Day

New Years day we ended up at the Rogers Cabin and enjoyed the evening. The next day really think the Larson boys only have fun if it deals with trucks. So Micah decided to get the trailer stuck--:)
Then Lucas and Micah spent the rest of the time Lucas and I had there trying to get the trailer around the cabin. I am NOT a fan of this type of entertainment. I think family events should be that!! BUT it really seems like every time we are together (somewhere other than home) with family it turns into something about cars or trucks....
Racing them, lifting them, checking them out, fixing them, switching something up with them, or just talking about them.

Sedona and K shoveling the bridge off.

R and K enjoying the day

Pam trying out the sledding hill

K trying to do a snow angel.

Hummm... Where are the pictures of my girls--I guess I will have to post more later.

New Years Eve and Day

We had a great new year eves and new year.

On New Years day we went up to the Rogers Cabin--had a great time!!

Pepper totally loving the Wii

Sedona was really good at the ones where you have to swing your hips

A tired bunch of kids around 12:30 on New Years

A crazy bunch the next night!

Thanks Pam & Micah for inviting us!! Lots of fun!!
Cute Family!!

Sedona was made for the party life!

Keeda--not so much!

Then again, maybe she is!!

And so is Lucas!!

What a great face to start out 2010 with!!

Denver Museum

The Museum in Denver is so cool---I wish a had all day (without the kids) to explore it. I remember going as a kid and never finding it this interesting.
This is a screen that tells about your walk-How fast you walk, how wide you step, and how much energy it takes to walk. That is Sedona -furtherest to the right, me and Pepper (carring her) next, and while that looks like Lucas on the left is was some random stranger. Lucas had already gone back to Sanford.

They have kid sections all over the museum---so cool

I don't know the name of toy, but normally they are only large enough to push one hand or one face through--but this place had a whole 1/2 wall of it!! So cool!!

Not Our face--can you image how dirty that wall is??

This is the back and the Red is the front, so you can push it from both sides.

Jon giving a quick piano lesson--This piano had a glass front so you could see all the inner workings

I love Pepper looking at this bear!

Pepper had the most fun taking this project apart right after a little boy had worked on it and left the table.

They can dig up a dinasour in here--sorry about the sideways picture. They cover the dinasour up with small brown pellets and then the kids uncover the bones--pretty cool

Spa Night and Alice in Wonderland the Play

So I have alot of posts that i will try to put up with in the next week---all in random order!

Annie and I decided to take our girls to Alice in Wonderland at the College--and a wonderful thing happened. That night they happen to have a FREE night for Head Start students at the local Beauty College. So Sedona and I headed out and got her trimmed and nails painted. Sedona sat perfectly still the whole time and was in 7th heaven!! At one point in time 2 women were "working" on her, while about 4 others stood around admiring her! She LOVED it.

The FULL treatment!
So Cute!!

They even curled her hair.
Perfect night for a princess---
BUT it didn't end there!!
We then met Annie and her girls at the College and went in to the play. Some of the Puppet Characters were helping seat people so we got our pictures with them.
"H" is in Pink----"M" is in Brown---and "T" our friend from Primary is wearing the Old Navy Shirt.
This first picture is with Noodle the SSSSnake. Sssssince it was a sssnake it elongated all its sssss---Sedona went up to her and asked "may we have our picturessssss with you?"
So cute!

This is the griffian. I loved the mask.

the play was a little to advanced for the kids to understand so...
H fell asleep
Sedona was good, but I could tell often bored
----M took the cake.
About 3/4 of the way through the play
she threw up----
but what a trooper--Annie threw H to me--who was asleep on her lap and ran M out--who held it in her mouth till she was almost out of the theater!! I was thankful she didn't throw up all over her chair and such. There was no way I could have made it out of the theater with everyones stuff (coats, purses) and a sleeping kid with out making a huge scene--so we finished the play up (thankfully there was only about 20 minutes let) and then went home.
Poor M!

Christmas Cookies

What is Christmas with out Christmas Cookies--
Here is M, H, and Sedona holding up their favorite Cookie they made.

The girls--All of them so cute!

The Cookies--cute, but not as cute as the girls.
Sedona's are mostly the pink ones in tehe middle.
yes our gingerbread man in pink lost part of his leg--I wanted to "sew" it back on like the guy on Shrek--but to lazy to find the squeeze tube frosting.

Christmas Dresses

My mom got the girls matching dresses with matching Doll dresses.
She also got the girls some fun dolls that talk to each other.
They are really cute and I was so thrilled with how the girls looked for Church.
I literally took about 50 pictures of them and these were the best ones--Pepper was being a stinker most of the time.

This is the best "nice" picture of Pepper I have--but she wouldn't hold her doll! and the flower on her dress fell off (I am guessing she pulled it off--just like she did her hair ribbon!)

My mom also had a wonderful wall in her house that the sun hits and makes for a perfect background. It was really bright, but I got a few pictures of the girls--these were the best ones.

She Peppers doll tossed to the side?

The Sun was almost gone by the time I took this one, It is the ONLY one I got of both girls looking at the camera and standing.

This last one is one of my favorites.
I just wish you could see Pepper's face more.

Sharing Secrets

Family Restraunt

I can't spell the restraunt name and am too lazy to look it up----Bucci de Penni Or something like that.

This was an interesting restraunt that Mom treated us too. We were going to eat here for Thanksgiving, but decided against it. I say interesting because there is some decor that I am not to fond of---Like the women bending herself in half on the far left--or the picture of the Sophia Loren with hairy arm-pits directly above our table-Or the 7 foot picture of women in low cut shirts bending over their plates eating spegetti on the wall across from us--Or the pictures leading in to the bathroom....close up pictures of statues "private parts".

These next two pictures describe the decor--

This one--the Food!!

The food was GOOD!! You order "family style" which means--as a group you decide on a couple things instead of everyone choosing their own--then they bring you plates out and you serve out of "family" bowl onto your plate and eat--it is really fun and yummy---but I suggest ordering it TO GO!

Denver Sledding

Lucas looks nothing like your average snowboarder---
Showing off his skills!
Pepper isn't a fan of sledding or the cold--but she was still a good girl!

Tandy went for a run while we were sledding

--he pretended to trip and this was the result

I think Sedona looks like a snowboarding chick--She and Cousin "A" had a fun time!

Uncle Jon is the best--he carried both girls and both sleds up the hill the whole time!