Friday, October 31, 2008

My crazy child...

I had to post these pictures of Colby to show what a wack job he is. He wanted to be spiderman for Halloween but wouldn't wear his spiderman mask trick or treating. He insisted on wearing this Davie Crockett hat that my Dad gave him along with his spiderman costume out and about. WEIRD-O!!
Here's the wack-o "flexing" his muscles.
Don't ask me what this is?

Trick or Treating...

There is one house up by my parents that totally goes out of control when it comes to Halloween candy. From about 5:00 on he has a line up of people waiting to see what he's giving out that year. We were there about 5:30 and this was the line of people already there. The later in the night you go, the longer the line gets. It's not unlikely for the line to go all the way down to the street.
Here is a fuzzy picture of him passing out the candy to the kids. He is always so generous and tells the kids to be safe, that he loves them & god bless. What a nice guy!
This is one of his 5 shelves with candy on it. There wasn't a good shot of the others but he had 5 that was chuck full just like this one.
This is what he was handing out this year. He gave this to every kid that came to his door. What an incredible & generous person. The boys always look forward to going to his house every year almost as much as I do.

Happy Hallowen!

Here are some of us at work dressed upfor Halloween. Steph & I were Smurfette & Papa Smurf, Shayla was Richard Simmons & Chels was Richard's workout partner. Pretty funny!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Jordan!!!

Today we took some of Jordan's buddies to the cornmaze for his birthday party. They all seemed to have a blast. It sure wore Willis & I out chasing all the kids for 5 hours. Holy Cow! Here they are at the entrance to the cornmaze. We went out to Black Island Farms in Syracuse. They have slides for the kids to go down, hayrides they take you out on to pick your own pumpkin. Poor Willis, he had to carry them all, corn cannons, corn slingshots, petting zoo and more.
Here's another picture of the gang acting all cool! Notice Jordan had to be as close to the girls as possible.
Here's Jordan's friend Payton coming down the slide. They all got rug burns from coming down this slide so many times.
Ronald McDonald was there that day. A portion of all the proceeds from the day went to the Ronald McDonald house.
Here's some of the gang on the tramp waiting to go to the cornmaze. They were all getting antsy so we headed out pretty quick.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bomb Digity Chicken

Oh my heck dinner tonight was good. It was really called Sour Cream Chicken bake but I renamed it to be Bomb Digity Chicken! We had it with crash hot potatoes & corn. I know, not a real good picture but when a meal is this good, who cares about the picture. My Mom tasted it & she said it reminded her of her pheasant she cooks.

1 lb. chicken breats cut in 1/2 or 1/3rds
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (reserve 1 cup for later)
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together except for 1 cup cheese. Spray casserole dish with pam, put mixture in pan & bake for 25 minutes. Stir & bake for 20 more minutes. With 5 minutes left, put remaining cheese on top to melt. Eat!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Don't make Colby mad...

..or else he will kick out your teeth like he did to Jordan. This picture was taken a few days later, and yes, the tooth was a little loose, but not near ready to come out. Jordan was bugging Colby one day over at my Mom's so Colby decided to kick his tooth out to get back at him. Kendyl & Sydney happened to be over there at the time & I asked Kendyl later that night what happened & she told me Colby kicked out Jordan's tooth and then it started bleeding and then Jordan started to throw up. (I'm sure at the site of the blood, he has a way weak stomach)! Lesson learned. (When I told Jordan to smile, he said no Mom cause your going to put it on our blog, ya think I take to many pictures)?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Austin's Football Banquet

Tonight we had Austin's football banquet. Here is a picture of Coach Olsen, Austin's friend Marty Adams, Austin & Willis. They all had a good time! We met down at the South Weber Rec. Center, and ate Cafe Rio burritos & salads (YUMMY), then listened to Coach McBride from Weber State. He had a good message for the boys and they all really seemed to enjoy having him there. After that, they gave out awards & watched their season highlight film. It was a fun night!
OH!! Cute! Here are some of the Coaches congratulating eaxh other after a great season!
When Coach McBride was done talking, he went through and shook everybody's hands. He didn't miss a person. The kids thought they were on cloud nine!
Here is Coach McBride during his talk. He told so many stories of when he was coaching and when he had his own kids playing that related to everything from every aspect of playing sports.
Here are the coaches when they were getting ready to hand out the awards to the kids.

Topsy Turvey Taco Bake...

How's that for a name? It get's it's name because you take it out of the flip it upside down onto your plate. It's kinda like a navajo but it has a cornbread crust thing. It's way yummy, top it with your favorite taco toppings (cheese, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, whatever). It's so yummy, I want some more right now but we ate it all. I just served it with spanishh rice.

1 ½ lbs. ground beef (raw)
1 egg
1 T. instant onion (just the dried minced stuff)
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 pkg (1.25 oz.) taco seasoning
1 pkg (8.5 oz.) cornmeal muffin mix (I used a jiffy mix)
Toppings (chopped tomatoes, avocado, shredded lettuce, green onions, cheese, black olives, salsa, and sour cream - whatever you like on your taco)Combine beef, egg, onion, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Spread in even layer in bottom of baking dish (I used an 8 1/2 x 11 dish). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Prepare cornmeal muffin mix according to package directions. Spread over top of beef. Continue baking at 400 degrees for 15 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let sit on counter for 10 minutes. Turn upside down on serving plate and top with toppings.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Here's what we had for dinner the other night. It's a spin off of Chicken Cordon Bleu's, made with pasta. It was reeeeaaallly good! Willis said it's his new favorite. It's way super easy. I made a new recipe for homemade rolls that honestly took 1 hour 20 minutes total to make and they were super good. (Maybe cause it calls for 1/3 cup sugar & I accidently put in 1 cup - owell). In case anyone wants the recipe (Ty) here it is:

2 cups cooked, diced chicken (I had a leftover rotisserie chicken that I cut up and used)
1 1/2 cups ham, diced (I went to the deli and had them do 2 thick slices & I diced that up)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
cooked pasta (I used a 16 oz box of penne)
milk (I need to add some to make the sauce the right consistency)
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan until cheese is melted, smooth, and creamy. Mix sauce & pasta together and serve! You can just spoon it over the pasta if you like.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Here Turkey...Turkey!!

Willis loaded up Colby & took my Dad hunting the other day for a couple of hours to see if they could find my Dad a deer. They came across these turkeys when they were cruising along somewhere. Colby was pretty excited. They pretty much saw everything they couldn't shoo that day.
Here's another picture of them, not so close up.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sad Day in the Football World!

We'll unfortunatley Austin's team lost today in the playoffs so we are now out. BUMMER! I think Austin's expression pretty much sums it up. He was mad because I insisted on taking his picture right after the game & he wasn't in the mood for it. Owell Aust - I got it! Austin had a incredible year, I told Willis I think he improved 100%. He had about 10 sacks this year and every game had at least 1 awesome tackle if it wasn't a sack!
Here's a far off shot at Willis talking to the boys in a huddle. He was the defensive coach this year and really had a good time doing it. The boys always really like it when he coaches them.
Here's the team going to shake everyone's hand after our sad loss to Skyview.

B-O-N-N-E-V-I-L-L-E, Boneville - Let's go!

On Friday night we all bundled up and went to go watch Devin (our nephew) play football. He is so awesome with the boys & the boys totally idolize him. He'll sit an wrestle with Jordan & Colby as much as they want, and he'll let Austin chill with him because we all know Austin is to cool to wrestle or anything like that. He played awesome & had some good runs. He's already gotten several letters from Colleges and he's still a junior. Go Devin!
Here's Willis & the boys talking with Shed & Devin after the game.
Here's Shed and Devin chatting! Talk about mini-me!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Bee's Game

I found these pictures & figured I would put them on here. Back in July I got suite tickets from my work to the Bees game. So Willis & I deccided to take the boys and my neice Taylor. I had never been to a Bees game before and it was pretty fun! I think everyone had a good time.
Here's the crew with their bats we had to buy sitting inside the suite.Here's Austin, Taylor (our neice), Jordan & Colby sitting right outside the suite watching the game.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Beef tips over pasta!! YUM!

This was tonights dinner. Very easy & very yummy! We had beef tips over pasta, beans & rolls.
Here it is if anyone wants it.

2 lbs. beef cut up (I just used some stew meat I had in the freezer)
2 cans Cream of Mushrooms soup
1 cup water
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1 can mushrooms (optional)
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Mix all ingredients together and put in a 9x13 pan. Cover with foil & bake at 300 for 3 hours. Cook some pasta & there ya got it! EASY!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Who needs to go to Weber State to feed the Ducks?

After the great big huge rainstorm we had on Saturday, when we got home from football, we noticed we had our own duck pond in our backyard. Behind our house is a park and it had filled with water from the rainstorms. I guess these ducks figured they had found a safe zone so they landed here. After all, it was the duck opener today. There were 4 malards & 5 hens. The boys loved it. They ran and got our bread and went and feed them. Colby kept saying he wanted to pet them.
Just another pictures of the ducks.
The boys feeding the ducks.