Friday, September 26, 2008

Found New Cooking Blog

I found this cooking blog, and fell in love with the recipes. I am trying to make the hamburger buns tonight, so I will let you all know how it goes. So be sure to check it out. Don't forget to turn on the speakers and listen to her classic music.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tagged By Liz

I am: Mom, Daughter, Friend, Sister, Aunt

I think: What can I do to make myself a better person

I know: Life has its ups and downs

I want: My kids to grow up happy and confident

I have: 3 fun kids

I dislike: confrontation

I miss: my sister in California

I fear: dying without doing everything I need to.

I feel: stressed out

I hear: Shelby getting into somthing.

I smell: Apple Pie Air Freshner

I crave: ice cream, Chocolate

I cry: When I watch the notebook or any sappy movie

I usually: cook to feel better

I search: for any kind of bargain

I wonder: if we will ever be truely happy

I regret: losing touch with old friends

I love: my family

I care: about what other people think of me

I always: Want to be a good Mom.

I worry: about my children, what they do when I am not there

I am not: a worry wart

I remember: all the things I wish i could forget

I believe: In God and prayer.

I sing: ABBA when it comes on the radio

I don't always: give people the love they need

I argue: to much lately :(

I write: on a blog.

I win: I usually give in. I hate confrontation

I lose: at any sport

I wish: good health, happiness

I listen: to every kind of music

I am talented: In my kids eyes.

I can usually be found: playing with my kids, or online

I am scared: when I hear strange noises at night. I don't like ghosts.

I need: A girls night out every so often. Its good to let loose.

I forget: Everything, I think I have mommy alteimers

I am happy: when my family is happy

Who I'd like to "Tag" : Dianna, & Mandy

First Day Of School

Finally I am putting the first day of school pictures in a month late. Wow, how crazy a month it has been.Shelby had to get in there of course.

Salsa Making

Well it is that time of year again. Time to start bottling all your hard work into somthing great to enjoy for the winter months. I love canning, it is one of my favorite chores. This year I invited a few of my friends over to help and teach. Chelly canceled last minute, due to sick kids. But still made an apperence with treats to share. What a sweety. So it was just me and Mandy. We had a great time chopping blanching and boiling. And of course chatting. We ended up making 17 jars of salsa each. The day before I made 7 jars of Grandma Hendrickson's chili sauce. Hunter and I are the only ones who like chili sauce. I can't tell you how many memories just the smell and taste brought back of time spent at Grandma's.So here is the Salsa recipe and picture. Maybe you will feel inspired and give it a whirl.

36-40 Tomatoes peeled and chopped
6 large onions chopped
2 red bell peppers
2 green bell peppers
10 HOT small peppers(yellow and green)
6 TBS canning Salt
1 ½ TBS garlic powder
1 TBS cumin
1 TBS Oregano
1 cup white vinegar
3 12oz cans tomato paste and 1 6oz can

Boil down to desired consistency and thickness. Process.
Makes 15-16 pints.

trying out our new fire pit

Here are few pictures of us trying out the fire pit in the backyard. We didn't go camping this summer with all the yard work, so this is as close as it gets for us this year.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Been A While

Sorry that it has been so long since my last post. Mike was off all week and had no time to play on the computer. We spent the week pulling weeds and getting all our fall yard work done. We did take a trip to Elko to visit Mikes brothers family. That was a lot of fun. Shelby killed their pet Gerbil. Yikes. She thought it was just sick. I guess that is all you can say to a 2 year old who gets into the gerbil cage and squeezes it a little to hard. I felt so bad. Hopefully we will be able to stay a little longer next time. It has been great getting two of my kids on the full day school schedule. I feel like I can actually get some things done.