Thursday, June 30, 2011

Landscaping water leak

My neighbor called me this morning to let me know that there was a fountain of water spraying up in the air from my yard. I went outside to check it and sure enough there was a geyser in my yard!

I turned off our landscaping water and called a handsome guy and he rushed on home to take a look! This capped off pipe failed and needs the cap replaced. Good thing I know me a hot guy who knows how to fix! I loves you hunny!

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Fun in the Sun

The kids have been having a blast on the slip and slide!

The boys keep racing each other back and forth.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

InActive No More!

Man, I feel like I haven't been to church in a couple of months.  Oh, wait maybe it's because I haven't.  Ever since the kiddos got 5ths disease I have only been to church once.  Eva got it twice!  Oi.  It takes three weeks for it to go away and honestly she still has a week to go still, but I didn't want to stay home again. 
Can I just say I had to take a couple of deep breaths during sacrament meeting.  The kids had a hard time sitting still and I had a hard time keeping my focus (and my cool).  I was able to calm down and enjoy sacrament meeting.  It was so nice to get my weekly dose of spiritual water to fill my soul!  I do, of course, get it during the week as well.  It's just nice to get it on Sunday too!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cookie Monsters

I made a batch of Elaine's yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies! Mmmm they were delicious!

I think that the kiddos definitely agree!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

White Rolls

I usually don't have much success when making rolls but these turned out great!

I adapted this recipe from Jesse Evans Smiths 90 min Bread

2c warm water
2T active dry yeast
2tsp salt
1/4c sugar
3T oil
4-5c a/p flour
1 stick butter

Pour water into large bowl. Add sugar, salt and whisk until dissolved. Add the yeast and whisk until it is blended into the water. Cover the bowl (I use foil). Wait 10 min and add the oil and add 1c of flour and whisk to incorporate. And another cup and whisk until lumps are basically removed. Using a wooden spoon add next 2c of flour 1 at a time until incorporated into the dough. With the remaining cup of flour sprinkle 1/4c on counter to knead. Knead for abou 5 min adding more a small amount of flour at a time until the dough it slightly tacky.

Melt the butter and add half of it to a jelly roll pan. Divide the dough into 4 strips and divide the strips into clumps the size of 1/3 measuring cup. Make the clumps into balls and schmere into the melted butter in the pan. Put 4 in a row making 5 rows. Cover with a towel or large sheet of foil. Be sure to oil the foil if you use it. Let rise 30min.

Uncover and place in 375F oven for 10 min on middle rack. Make sure it has ample head space.
After 10 min rotate pan and bake an additional 5-10min until tops brown.

After rolls are removed from oven use a pastry brush to brush the tops with the remaining butter. Remove from pan to cool or serve warm.

Makes 20 rolls

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Monday, June 6, 2011


Man, Eva was sick all day yesterday! She was feeling great though. She was running around all day. I couldn't get her to sit still. You know what that means? It means she kept me busy cleaning up after her! I had to clean her bedroom, the upstairs couch, the bottom of the stairs, and then her bed. Oi! I sure hope that she will be better today, but since she's feeling fine I can't really tell.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Not so fun summer

So... Ethan and Eva have 5ths disease and I am not sure yet I'd Jacob has it or not. If you have not heard of 5ths before it is a virus that affects your immune system. If your healthy you basically just get a rash but if you have poor immune systems or are expecting it can be dangerous to your health. So, we have been home bound for the past two weeks and it looks as though it will be about another 1 to 2 weeks more. If Jacob gets it too it will be even longer. I am hoping that he doesn't get it.

Once it is in the rash stage it is no longer contagious but the rash is gross and covers most of your body. It's not itchy or anything, just icky looking.