Lynnie and Cece love to ride the wiggle cars at Grandma's house.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
My friend Kelly told me a while ago how much her family loved Granite Flats, because they could all watch it together. When I saw it on Netflix, I had to try it with the girls. We instantly loved it as well, and were so sad when we watched the last episode tonight. Greg missed the first episode but watched most of it with us. We especially loved singing the theme song, and would often rewind it to sing it again.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Lynnie was prepared for her annual eye exam, knowing that Dr Young would probably dilate her eyes and check her prescription. Even being prepared, it's still hard to get your eyes sprayed. She was brave and got through it. The best part is getting to play with the toys while waiting.
Monday, June 27, 2016
The metadata on this picture says it was taken at 7:02 a.m. I can't remember why I took it -- did they sleep all night on the couch? was Ellie sick? did she just wake up early so they snuggled and fell back asleep? Hmmm, I guess the reason doesn't really matter. They sure look sweet.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I had a student years ago who talked about getting "hammy downs" from her sister in a paper. Ever since, any time I think of hand-me-downs, I can't help but chuckle. It was at the forefront of my mind when I collected this awesome pile of hammy downs from my generous sister Amy!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
I finally finished this sock monkey late last night. It feels like I have been working on him forever. He started out as a present for Cece's newest baby cousin, but I decided he was so big that he needed to stay with us. He is as tall as Cece. Ellie quickly claimed him and snuggles him every night in her bed. I revisited the instructions on the blog to see where I went wrong, because it didn't seem like he should be so big. I realized that I had not printed off the top portion of the instructions, but had in my head that I was supposed to use a 3.25 mm hook. The instructions call for a 2.5 mm hook and baby weight yarn (I used worsted weight). He turned out about twice as big as he was supposed to.
pattern found at http://www.craftpassion.com/monkey-amigurumi/2/
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Albert works just a few minutes away from Lynnie's gymnastics gym, so he surprised her by coming and watching her class. Lynnie was hilarious and really performed. I jokingly told Albert he should come every week so that we really get our money's worth out of the classes.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Greg has perfected a pico de gallo salsa. It is so simple and so delicious. The key is to chop all of the vegetables fairly small. No big chunks.
Start with half of an onion, and squeeze 1-2 limes over it. Stir and let it start to "cook" in the acid.
Add 1/2 of a green pepper and some jalapeno pepper (if desired). Salt. And then salt some more (it may take more than you think).
Add 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped. (You don't have to de-stem the cilantro. Just pull off the top parts and chop it all up. Some stems in there are fine.)
Add 10-14 roma tomatoes. (Romas are the best because they have the least amount of seeds.)
Stir it all up and give it a taste. You probably need to add some more salt. Maybe some pepper.
It tastes amazing right away and even better after a couple of hours.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Greg and I got to spend a few hours at Girls' Camp, where we played the Candy Bar Game with our ward (of course!) and had dinner with them. Then we went to the fireside that night. I was trying to get a picture of the YCLs which included Hailey, Shaylee, and Brinn, and managed to get a picture of Sister Powell instead. Sister Powell was the Stake Camp Director this year and is the mom of one of my favorite people. Sis Powell still halfway thinks our names are Craig and Helen!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
I have had this library card since we moved to Lehi in 1999. The library updated their number system a few years back but let all of us older card holders keep our old numbers. For a few years on the ebook check-out site I had to have an extender code in front of my number to make it the correct length (u2p84043, in fact). But the time had come where the old cards are no longer valid and I had to get a shiny new card with a brand new number. It feels weird to not have my library card memorized any more. What will I do when I have to put it in the website to check out an ebook or put something on hold? I will have to *gasp* look up the number! Do you think I can handle it?
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
I was excited to host the missionaries for dinner, until I thought it through and realized I could not guarantee Greg's presence. Luckily my family was willing to change date and location and have the monthly dinner at my house so that there would be males present and the missionaries could actually be in the house with me and the girls. We had a nice dinner (and Greg was there for most of it). Uncle Brian sure is a good sport and let the girls do whatever they want to him.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Kylene loves giraffes, so I whipped out a cute amigurumi giraffe in her wedding colors. I forgot to start it until Wednesday night, but managed to get it done just in the nick of time.