Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chocolate a la drain

We had an interesting encounter with bakers chocolate and the drain. Some white chocolate was sent down the drain while hot, and the water wasn't run enough. As a result, the chocolate floated to the top of the water in the sink's P-trap, cooled and left overnight, and solidified into a hockey puck shape, thus completely clogging the drain.
It was a bit messy but got it out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Summer fun

So we have proven that we are very bad at keeping up with this whole blog thing, but I really want to do better. So here's a little summer photo recap. Highlights include, but are not limited to: Oregon trip, gardening, girls camp, and fishing. We had a great summer, but are really looking forward to the cooler winter.

Spencer is the greatest uncle in the world. He loves to play with the kids! Here he is playing with 3 of my sister's adorable kids. As you can see they are having a ball!! They live in Michigan now and we don't get to see them very often. Maybe someday we will live closer...

Of course my fun every summer is my flowers. They didn't do so well this summer, but here is one of my sun flowers. Anyone can call themselves a
gardener in Oregon. But the desert will show who the real gardeners are.

It wouldn't be a trip to OR without some fishing. Houston was up at 3 am ready to leave! Didn't catch anything, but the boys had a great time.

Spencer had never been to Crater Lake. So we took an afternoon by ourselves and visited. It really is a spectacular site. There is a picture of my sisters and I sitting on this same bench more then 10 yrs ago! So I thought it would be nice to get another picture on the same bench. (Also, taking pictures standing in the shade of the visitors center with the bright lake behind you is a little difficult. )

It really was a great summer. I think for me it was nice because it was the first summer I didn't have classes. We loved spending time with family, taking trips up the mountain, girls camp, and always new projects. Time goes quickly, and we are approaching fall now. (thank goodness!!) We have many more things to do. Always a good time!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pizza anyone?

So, Lindsey has an incredible talent at making pizza. She worked for Papa Murphy's on and off for 5 years and got to be very good at it. She has shown off her pizza skillz here at our home on numerous occasions, except not really yet for any visitors, except for John and Bre when they were living with us last summer and who gave us a better dough recipe.

To give you an idea of how good she is, she can braid the crust to look like something out of a gourmet magazine. Here is the latest creation from this evening's meal (before viewing, please sit back from your computer a safe distance so as to not drool on your keyboard or monitor ;) ) :

Needless to say, I have always been impressed by her pizza-making ability. She can also make Mexican pizza and chicken parmesan pizza.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

Our annual gingerbread house party was a hit once again! This year we had a "Cooper Street" party. (our street) Recently, some members of the ward bought a house down the street, and another neighbor was baptized last month. These new friends/neighbors and ourselves pulled our creative hats out of the closet and dusted them off to make lovely gingerbread houses. No, they are not made with real gingerbread, that is a LOT of work. They all turned out beautifully! Thanks Jessie, Annjanette and Brent!

Spencer's Hogan/Wigwam

Lindsey's House

Annjanette and Brent's Houses

Jessie's House