Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jackson from Logan's Perspective

Logan seriously is so funny. He's always seeing things from a different perspective. Our trip last month to Jackson/Yellowstone was no exception.

At Old Faithful before it erupted he kept calling it a dragon.

Around our campground there were Be Bear Aware signs all over. His response was - Blue's Clues.

His perspective on buffalo was my favorite. When he saw the buffalo he said, "Look, Chewaccas!" In case you are wondering Chewaccas are the same as Chewbaccas from Star Wars.

At Jackson Lake there were a bunch of phone booths. He ran to them and said, "I'm going to call Ghost Monsters." Ghost Monsters = Ghost Busters

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peanut Butter Fingers

I'm willing to go out there and say these are the best peanut butter bars out there. Our neighbor, Michelle, makes these and I bugged her several times to make sure they ended up in the ward cookbook. Kirsten was so nice to let me use her big belly as the backdrop for this photo. So I'm sure you are having a big BBQ this weekend so make a batch of these to share and you'll be every one's favorite person.
2 cubes butter/margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour (best if whole wheat flour is used)
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
Cream together first 6 ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. The batter will be very thick. Spread batter on 9x13 and 8x8 pan or one large cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until slightly brown. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Cool in pan.
After taking out of oven, put peanut butter all over top. After cools, frost with your favorite chocolate frosting. Cut into bars.
Sabrina's notes: I had to bake this longer than instructed. I also had to wait till it cooled before putting peanut butter on because it just was falling apart when I tried adding while hot. I personally probably ate a 1/3 of the bars, it's that good.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Mom's Birthday Party

What mom doesn't want a surprise train birthday party? Yep, we went back to S&S Railroad. We rode both trains this time and if I were to do it again I'd only do the little train. It $4.50 a person but is so much cooler than the big train. Last time they discouraged us from going but except for the newborn we all could have gone.

On the little train you get to go through tunnels.

Look at the ponies in their yard.

Cross over bridges.

Wind around their backyard hoping you don't derail the train because the thing is so narrow. It's way cooler than the big train. In fact we might even got back again when they are open in August.
After the train ride we came back to our house and we had a nice BBQ for her. My grandparents were in town because Baby William was being blessed the next day in church.

I made a Greek feast that was so good. I told my mom it was in honor of her Greek heritage (I wish, no Greek ancestory in my family).

Savannah at the kid table. I think she's the only kid that ate anything at all.
Picture of the adult table. Not the best but the best of the bunch.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Farmer's Market and Twilight Concert Series

Last Thursday night we went down to the Bountiful Farmer's Market. If you ask me I believe it has outgrown it's current location but it's still fun to go there. We didn't really need any produce so we made dinner out of our trip. Tad got the chicken Philly meal for just $6. I got the Hawaiian BBQ chicken meal for $7. Next time though I want to try the Philly. Logan took the other shots, he loves taking pictures right now. The farmer's market happens every Thursday 4-8 now until October on Main Street in Bountiful and 100 South (just South of the Bountiful Tabernacle).

Another thing happening on Thursday nights is the Twilight Concert Series. No there won't be any vampires here just some AMAZING bands. It's free and at Pioneer Park which I believe will be a better venue than where its been in the past. This week is Modest Mouse and I'm so going. You should come with us too. I'm also not going to miss She & Him. Here is the rest of the lineup.
July 8: Modest Mouse, Avi Buffalo
July 15: Girl Talk, Memory Tapes
July 22: Beirut, Twin Sister
July 29: The New Pornographers, The Dodos
Aug. 5: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Jamie Lidell
Aug. 12: Matisyahu, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Aug. 19: Big Boi, Chromeo
Aug. 26: She & Him, Dum Dum Girls
Gates and the Twilight Market open at 5 p.m. on show days. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Country 4th

On the actual 4th we went up to Tad's aunt's house in Kamas. They live on a farm with real cowboys. Logan absolutely loved it because he got to see Bullseye. There were lots of cousins to play with and tons to discover and see.
He loved riding on this cow that you use to practice team roping with. He'd make Tad pull him around the yard.

The main reason we went up was to visit with Tad's cousins that were in town from California and to find out what tv shows they are working on now.

I only had my little point and shoot but Aunt Darlene's peonies were absolutely gorgeous and there were so many of them in bloom. I love that their seasons are a month behind and seeing all the plants that I can't grow at all in my yard because of the heat just thrive up there. I was very jealous of her columbine and lupine. Oh well I'll keep my winters to just 4 months of the year though.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5th of July BBQ

This whole weekend was filled with lots of work and projects. As I was downloading the photos though we also had a lot of fun too. We invited over a bunch of our neighbors for a BBQ Monday night. Kind of a different BBQ since most of the men had to run and help the YM take down the flags in the city but the girls still had fun chatting about everything and anything.

I downloaded these free cute cupcake toppers that I found from Janna Wilson’s blog (she seriously has the most creative scrapbook/crafty ideas on her blog) which she pointed to from Bella Grace Party Designs.
I also put all our drinks in Logan’s wagon and filled it with ice. So easy to put them away and drag a bunch of other things back to the house when the party was over. Totally recommend that idea for your next BBQ.
This is how we keep Logan from getting into stuff.
I also had to put to use all those felt mustaches so I made a quick back drop out of the doors in the corner of our yard. The pennant garland came from Creature Comforts. There are also matching cupcake toppers on the free download. Then I made a lolly that I found from Country Living’s site here.
Cami wasn't interested in getting her photo taken.

We miss having the R family at church each week. I miss seeing their smiling faces and Logan flirting with Phebe each week.
Notice Mike's creative use of the faux mustache since he all ready has facial hair.

After we got a photo of everyone we did sparklers. Poor Logan wouldn’t wear shoes so he stepped on a piece of burnt sparkler and burnt his toes. I used these cute sparkler cards from Twig & Thistle. They were so easy to put together.