Monday, October 27, 2008

Dreaming of Donny!!!

Yeah!!! I got my pillow case in the mail today. I am excited. Now I can take Donny to bed with me and into my dreams! :) I found this cute pillowcase on ebay, and you know I just had to have it. The picture above is not the real one, but i just made it look similar. My name is in the same print as the other writing. I wonder what Shawn is going to think of it when I take it to bed with me tonight. I love Donny, but Shawn is my biggest love of all!!!

Pat's bread bowls

Sunday we went to the Buchanan's house for dinner. We each had Chili left over from the Chili cook off, so Patrick said he'd make some bread bowls for our chili. yeah, I said Patrick. I wish Shawn knew how to cook. I mean I wish he could cook anything , ok besides toast. It would be nice not to have to cook day in and day night, for people who only complain about what you make. Ok I will stop now, for I could go on and on. Anyway, back to the bread bowls, they were so good. I like Patricks roll recipe, it the Lion House dinner rolls. Sorry Patrick if I just gave away your secret recipe. I dare say Holly is lucky to have someone who will cook for her. After dinner we played the WII and Holly and Pat played singing star on the playstation. They rocked out to the 80's. They were sonny and Cher! Hey no, They were Donny and Marie!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chili cook off!!

I made some chili for the ward chili cook off . I cooked the chili all day long and I thought that my chili didn't turn out very good at all. I used beans that I had soaked the night before, and even with cooking them all day they still came out a little hard. I decided to take my chili anyway, I am glad I did because I won third place in the chili cook off! Yeah, I was so shocked, I still cant believe it. I wonder if the andes mint chocolate chip that Scott threw in the chili made the difference?!

Jenny DeCow's award winning Chili

3 cups pinto beans (soak them the night before)
2 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes I used chipotle flavored
2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 15oz can of black beans
2 lbs Hamburger
1 onion (cook with hamburger)
2 pkgs chili seasoning
1 andes mint chocolate chip (optional)

Cook pinto beans on low for about 3 hrs, drain. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce and one pkg of seasoning. Cook on high for about 3 hrs. Add black beans and cooked hamburger, onion and chili seasoning. Cook until your ready to eat.

So, there you have it. That is how I made my chili. I didn't even get a chance to eat it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Donny Time!!!

Yeah I am so excited!! It came today!! I got my Donny watch!! I bought it of ebay. So if you see me ask me what time it is so I can show of my watch and how cute Donny is!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Goats are gone

Well, we had to say goodbye to the goats. It was pretty sad to see Madi and Scott say their final farewells. Nicholas just cried when the new owners came to get them. They will be living in Bountiful on a 7 acre home. I guess knowing they are going to a family with kids will be nice.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Scott!!!!

Can you believe I have a 14 year old!! It seems like just a short time ago I was taking him to kindergarten for the first time. Now he is in 8 th grade and determined to make a 4.0. Where has the time gone! Let me tell you, it is way harder to buy presents for a teen that it was when he was younger. The presents get bigger and more expensive. He got a machine gun airsoft riffle and a lego set. I hope he had a good birthday. It was actually Monday, but I was busy trying to get his presents. Tonight he has a choir concert at the high school. He looked so cute in his choir tux this morning. He was holding his machine gun this morning, he looked like a character from a James Bond movie. He is a funny boy and lots of fun. I enjoy watching Star Trek with him every night. He is such a good big brother too. I appreciate all that he does for me. Happy Birthday Scott!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Goodbye Goats :(

OK, I have some rather sad and frustrating news to tell. Some cowardly Self-Righteous person called the Davis County Animal Control on us to report our goats. The Animal Control lady came over yesterday and informed me that we must get rid of our goats because our property was not big enough for them. Get Real!!! what a lame excuse! If they were dogs, even regular sized or large dogs it doesn't matter how big your yard is. The goats are very small and have plenty of room. The neighborhood has enjoyed having them here. We are always getting people over to come see the goats. (or so we thought!) We have never had anyone complain about them at all. So to that cowardly person who called the DCAC to complain, I would like you to come to my house and tell my kids that they have to get rid of their pets that they have come to love, and see how you are breaking their hearts! Just because you were jealous or thought you were doing your civic duty, but really your just butting into someone business and you didn't even have the courage to come and tell me what you thought of the goats yourself. Thanks a lot!!! oh yeah, thank you to my neighbor (Pat) who broght me 2 boxes of my favorite cookies, that helped a little. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Gotta love Build A Bear!!

Confession time!

I love to go to Build a Bear. I tell the kids the bears or whatever we pick to make are for them, but secretly I love to go to build a bear! Something about picking out your cute little fury friend, stuffing him and putting in a heart, bathing him, just makes me feel like a kid again. I would have loved to go to Build a Bear as a child, but as a so called grown up, I can go as much as I want. Well, I have to do something while Scott is at the planetarium. I am always getting 5 dollar off coupons and you get parking validations for buying something, so I am really saving money, right? Here are some cute pictures of Nicholas at Build A Bear.