Thursday, November 29, 2012

No More Storage!

I have no idea what I am going to do! I can't upload any more pictures until I add more storage! It wants to charge me $2.49 a month. Yeah not going to happen!!! New blog may be in the works!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I made Chili again on Sunday and remembered to snap an after pic. However I thought I had white beans, but nope none at all :( so I used some black beans. They worked fine!!! Here is the link to the recipe that I used. HERE
I changed just a few things. I made it all in the crockpot and only used half a can of chicken broth. Chicken was also left in breast and then shredded down after it was cooked. There was more chicken this time around, and I almost could have used more broth to this chili. Then I also added a jalapeno for some KICK(seeds and all)!!! Super yummy. Make sure to add the whipping cream and sour cream at the end. Like the recipe I waited to add when I wanted one more hour of cooking. It lasted in our house oh two days with the left overs. Nothing got wasted from this deliciousness!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween is a great holiday! I love it! We do a lot of celebrating because we don't just limit Halloween to October 31st! The school where the boys go always does a Fright Fest, it's their ONE fundraiser for the year. It's always fun and we love to go! This year, Brian was not feeling all that well, and had to work the night shift so I took our three goblins by myself. Hence we did not stay too long. But we still had some fun. This year we didn't do a family dress up theme. I hate it! I love a good theme! So Ashlyn wore a princess dress and I added a crown. Teagan wore an old ninja costume, and Rayle had gotten a Green Lantern suit for doing some work at my mom's. However there was a run in the back side so he added some cool PJ pants to cover that up! 

 Our princess!
 Ninja's and Green Lantern can get along!
 Ready to go!
 I didn't get too many pics but here is a slide they all went on. It was HUGE and Ashlyn had to figure out how to climb without tripping up on her dress. She did it!
 Dancing to some music!
 Go Teagan!!!

On Tuesday Oct 30th we had our Ward Trunk or Treat. It was combined with another ward and lots of fun. We had chili, cornbread, mac and cheese. There was a few bounce houses, a cake walk, and fishing for the kids. Lots of treats, and then of course the trunk or treating from car to car to get candy!!!  Costume changes AGAIN. Rayle put on some clothes to go as Harry Potter.

 I painted Teagan's face and he was cactus man or something like that!
 Ashlyn had preschool party that day and I meant to repaint her face but ran out of time. I found this cool mask on pinterest and made it up real quick the night before!
 Here is Brian's shirt I made him for Halloween. He is excited to wear it for me.
 Actual Halloween Rayle went as Batman! Thank goodness for lots of choices right!!!

 We went to Chipotle for dinner! $2 burritos for costume dress ups. The kids hated it! It was too spicy for them!
After dinner we went over to Brian's mom's and then to the Red Mt. MCC campus for their free event. We went last year and it's lots of fun. We went again with the Perkins. After we finished up there it was late and the boys had school so we went home. Oh we did take all three through a Zombie Ward at MCC. They all freaked out and I think we deserve worst parent award for scaring them. Oh well!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White Chili

Is it not amazing how something that can look like this can smell so delicious!  Oh I pray that this chili is as good as it smells or better. One hour into the cooking time!

Totally meant to get another picture of the chili after it was cooked. I forgot in the rush of getting ready to leave, but MAN did it work out great. I also wish I had made more, as it was GONE quickly. Can't wait to make some more!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Tomorrow is Ashlyn's Halloween Party at preschool and we are suppose to supply juice boxes. Well I couldn't just supply any old juice box, it's HALLOWEEN! I needed to bring a little fun to the juice! So I decided to paint monster on the boxes and bring a little holiday happiness. HOW FUN ARE THEY!!! It was a lot of fun making these, little time consuming, but that's okay! Ashlyn is worth it! I made five different designs and I made three of each design. I hope that all the kids enjoy them!

 Here is a group shot of all the monsters.
 I made some Jack-o-lanterns.
 I made some mummies.
 Some Vampires.
 Here is a CandyCorn.
And LOL Frankenstein! 

Lots of fun! I made sure that the paint would NOT bleed through last week and painted a box and then waited a few days and opened it up. The painted did NOT bleed into the box and ruin the juice. Also I only painted the fronts. I left the backs unpainted so I didn't have to misplace the straw and possibly lose any when in the painting process. Lots of fun and LOTS of cuteness!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Yesterday when Rayle got off the bus and into our vehicle he told me he had given away the Lego magazine to a kid so they would be BFF's forever! He actually said that not best friends forever. I wonder if he knows the second "F" stands for forever? He said it twice, maybe that makes it last longer, LOL. Anyways this morning he said he was going to get it back. Well that lasted long. Wondering if the BFF that received the gift will be willing to give it back. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

She makes us laugh

Ashlyn had a Spookylicious Pop-tart today for breakfast and there are little ghosts on them. She does not just call them ghost but refers to any ghost as "ghostbusters". It is very cute! She makes us smile when we are not crying over all the messes she makes!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Biscuit Donuts

Tried another pin on Friday. I made some donuts for the kids. Okay I started making donuts for the kids and then Brian got home with a box from Bashas. So I save these for Saturday. Totally fine and tasty the next day. Here is the pin. It was super easy and I dressed them up as the original pin just made circles, not sure if she made donut holes, but I didn't want to waste anything. I had a fun pumpkin cookie cutter so I went with that it being "fall" and all. LOL Fall it's still in the 90's here. Anyway I made up these donuts and pumpkin bites and then dipped them in cinnamon and sugar...YUM! The kids thought they were cute and yummy. 

Here is my cute little cookie cutter!!!
 The pumpkin hole and the pumpkin bite. 

 After the dough was in the oil fried.
 First dipped in melted butter, and then dipped in the cinnamon and sugar.
I only made one package of biscuits, and that seemed enough for the kids.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

DeWitt Stables Pumpkin Patch

Today we were able to use a Groupon I purchased a few weeks ago and go out to the DeWitt Stables. It was so much fun! The kids really enjoyed the time we spent there. They had a little maze made out of hay, a bounce house castle, pony rides, little barrel rides, a hay ride, pumpkin patch, and petting area with goats, chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkey, rabbits, and pig. Ashlyn was VERY excited about the pony rides! It was funny to see the kids in the maze and trying to figure out how to get through. Ashlyn even squeezed through at one point...cheat! Also the kids and Brian tried their hands at the roping too! I was able to get our Groupon for $7 as I had a credit of $5. I think it was a great price for all the activity that we were able to do. Most importantly we had fun as a family!

 Teagan making his way through the maze!
 Ashlyn CHEATING here! LOL
 Help I can't get out of here!!!
 Brian helping the kids to get through the maze.
 Teagan, Ashlyn, and Brian. Rayle didn't want to do this.
 Sitting up on some old equipment. What a knock out he will be some day!!! Cute kid!
 Ashlyn roping!!! She just through it up.
 Look at that face and her excitement! Her first time riding a horse!
 What a pro!
 The young man that led Rayle let him borrow his hat, it was so sweet!
 Giddy Up!!!

 Teagan's turn! He also borrowed the hat.

 LOL his ears! We need a bigger hat!
 This was on the hay ride.
 AWWW I love you! Giving the goats some love.
 Here is the barrel ride. 
 Ashlyn did not want to ride with Teagan, but we didn't want her falling out.
 Enjoying the day with my love.
 The kids were able to ride the ponies twice. Here is another picture of Ashlyn riding.
The entire family! It was a fun few hours to spend with each other!!!