Sunday, September 28, 2008

deer valley.

On Saturday Gregg and I enjoyed a beautiful fall hike with my parents in Deer Valley. Here are some of our picture high lights.




Friday, September 26, 2008

nascar race.

It was so much fun to be cheering for Matt and his team - even though they had "technical difficulties" on lap 10 out of 164.

Lincoln getting his diaper changed by grandma.

Becka (Gregg's little sister) and Lincoln



I was trying to get a picture of all the car's in the "pit" - but it was so hard because the cars only stop for a short time to get new tires.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

las vegas.

We took kind of a last minute trip to St. George and Las Vegas to see Matt (our brother-in-law) drive in the NASCAR race. He is an engineer for one of the teams. We were suppose to be in Park City 'babysitting' my little brother McKay while my parents were in California...

McKay drooling in the car (sorry McKay it was just so funny)

Lincoln (our nephew) meets Uncle Matt for the first time
(twiner hair cuts - or lack there of!)

Camille + McKay in front of the Bellagio fountains

Vegas Temple (we had never see it before) :)

Gregg + McKay in front of the Eiffel Tower.

What is a trip to Vegas with out some In-n-Our burger.

We were bummed the Bellagio gardens were closed while the fall decor was being put up.

Fountain at night (McKay loved it)

playing Ticket-to-Ride at night in our hotel room!

Okay, this is funny. We didn't have mustard for our BBQ so Gregg took the Vespa to McDonald's and got mustard packages from the drive up window.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

jenny craig.

My in-laws are opening a Jenny Craig franchise in St. George, Utah.
Here it is under construction. Good Luck!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I was tagged by a roommate of mine for Rick’s College. Here goes!

The Rules: Tell about 6 quirks of yours – tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same.

{1} I hate sleeping on the same side of the bed every night. We switch sides every couple of days.

{2} I am very particular about how the laundry is folded. My mom tells a story that when I was two years old I would refold my clothes the way “I wanted them folded.” I won’t even let Gregg fold his own clothes!

{3} I hate when I am in the passenger seat in the car and it’s raining and the driver does not turn on the windshield wipers at a steady enough pace to keep the windshield clean at all times. Why would anyone drive around in the rain without the windshield wipers up to speed?

{4} I like to think I am very organized…I guess that could be a quirk.

{5} When I eat ice cream it has to be at about ‘milkshake’ consistency before I will start eating it. Not that quirky.

{6} I don’t know…I am sure my friends and family reading this can come up with some better quirks about me!

I am tagging: Lindsey S, Tara M, McKay Q, Tiffany H, Josh T, and Tami F.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


Wow, what a game.
I will admit I had on a BYU t-shirt and a UCLA sweatshirt...

UCLA 0 - BYU 59

Sunday, September 7, 2008

blackberry peach pie.

Blackberry Peach Pie

2 ½ cups flour
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 ¼ cups cold Crisco
1/3 cup ice cold water

This makes two 9” crusts. The trick is to have cold Crisco and cold water. Once you have made the crust keep it in the refrigerator.

4 cups peaches (pealed and sliced)
1 ½ cups blackberries
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons tapioca (instant)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the peaches and blackberries. Coat the peaches and blackberries with the mixture. Roll out half the crust and put into the bottom of the pie pan. Fork the bottom of the pie crust for ventilation. Whip an egg white on the bottom of the crust before you add the pie filling. Add the pie filling and top the pie with the remaining crust. Sprinkle the top with some sugar.

Bake 425 degrees for 15 minutes then turn down the heat to 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let the pie sit (1 hour +) so that it can set up. Yummy!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


(and it's not the kind you will find on your roof...)

Sunday afternoon I discovered this weird cluster of what I thought was bug bites on my right torso. On Monday evening my brother-in-law took a look and diagnosed me with shingles. I immediately started reading on about shingles. This morning I went to the dr. and he confirmed it with one quick look that indeed, I have shingles.

What Causes Shingles?
- Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
- If you've had chickenpox (over 90% of US adults have), the virus remains in your body and can cause Shingles.
- The chickenpox virus stays inactive in certain nerves.
- If the virus becomes active again, usually later in life (after 60), it causes the painful disease called Shingles.

How Do You Get Shingles?
- You are at risk for getting Shingles if you have had chickenpox. In addition:
Conditions that weaken the body's immune (defense) system, such as aging, cancer, or certain drugs.
- There is no way to predict who will get Shingles, or when.
- About half of the nearly 1 million Shingles cases in the United States each year occur in people aged 60 years and older.

I don't want to post a picture of what the 'chickenpox's' look like (they are nasty), but if you want to see click HERE.

So, it is a bit random that I got shingles at age dr. thinks it's because of stress. I am on 500mg of famciclovir three times a day. Today it wiped me out. I have been in bed since 7 (and I took two naps). Hopefully tomorrow will be better.