Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Match Fire

This is our latest camping trip. Our family went up to Yellowstone but stayed the night in Island Park. Mo thought it would be cool to video himself starting a fire with one match. Notice all the kids in the background making loud yelling noises; those are our kids. Mo is unfazed by them and is focused on his fire. You go Boy Scout! Two lines from the clip that we thought were funny. First, Mo says it is about 40 or 45 degrees when in actuality is was closer to 32 degrees. Second, Tanner asked "Why isn't the fire getting bigger?" Thanks Tanner for making your dad feel good.

Italian Pasta and Vegetables

This is for all my neighbors who have been wanting some new recipes. I absolutely love this recipe and it's pretty healthy too. My mom purees the topping after she cooks it and it turns out pretty good like that to.

8 oz fettucine
1t. oil
onion and garlic
1/3 c. finely chopped carrot
1 med. zucchini, halved lengthwise sliced
2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes with italian style herbs
2tsp sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
parmesan cheese to top optional

Heat oil add carrot, onion and garlic cook 2 minutes. Add Zucchini cook 3 minutes. In bowl combine tomatoes, sugar and cornstarch mix well and add to skillet.cook until zucchini are crisp tender. Serve on top of noodles and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. You really can add whatever kind of veggies you like. I've put in yellow squash and loved it. This recipe freezes well. Let me know if you like it!

Monday, September 28, 2009


This past weekend we went camping and then headed up to Yellowstone for their Public Lands day. It's free to get in so we've gone the last couple of years! We camped the night before and the boys and I froze. Mo thinks anything cold is great and McCall was wrapped up so nicely and was probably the warmest one. Mo took the boys swimming in the waterhole and they loved it. If I remember I'll post a picture of Mo's 1 match Fire. He's so proud of that he video taped himself!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Update on us

We have been busy with lots of family visitors. My mom was here for 2 weeks helping out. And then we blessed McCall this last sunday. We were able to have lots of family and friends in town and really appreciate everyone making the long trek out for the blessing day. I made McCall's blessing dress in college and 5 years later I finally got to use it! Tanner started gymnastics up again and loves it. Brayden has been busy following Tanner and the neighborhood kids around. Mo has been treking along at work and was glad to tell me that we temporarily don't have to take furloughs because of the swine flu. So the longer people are sick the longer we don't have to take furloughs. (Not that we want people to have swine flu but it is a bonus for us) And me well I've been working in Primary and gearing up for the Primary presentation. Lets hope it goes well.