Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007


The turkey was FANTASTIC! Honestly, it was the best turkey I think I've ever eaten. Paul cut his with a fork and could see the yummy juices running out. It had a 1/2 inch thick smoke line. The rest of the meal was wonderful too.

We are smoking a turkey and still do not know the results, but here is our makeshift smoker that Cody retrieved from a card board box recycling bin.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving. Grandpa and Grandma F invited us (Lisa's Grandparents), and we joined them and some of their family for T-day. Lisa's sister Sara spent the weekend with us too, having a sleep over. We made pies (pumpkin, pecan, and Lisa's new apple recipe that she just wrote). It was also our job to bring yams and pineapple cheese salad to contribute to the dinner. Thanksgiving day was spent mostly at Grandpa's playing music and visiting. After dinner, we did go over to the other Grandparents' house for a while, and got to visit the newest cousin, born Wednesday. Today (Friday), Sara and I did brave the stores just for a bit to do some grocery shopping. And now, enough talk. Enjoy all the pictures!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas...I mean "Mashed Potato" Lights

Yesterday (11/19/07) was a gorgeous day--record-breaking high of 65 degrees! It was bright and sunny too. With cooler temps on the forecast, we decided it was time to hang our Christmas lights (or, as Lee's Granpda F would say, "Mashed Potato" lights because it's not past Thanksgiving yet). Since we have plastic shingles that are very slippery, Cody rigged up his rock climbing rope to the chimney so that he wouldn't fall off. We're starting to feel festive around here!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Helping Boy

Lee is learning to help around the house now. These are pictures of Lee helping daddy do the dishes (mom thinks this is a GREAT thing to learn). He wants to be anywhere there is a job to be done. We have to be inventive and give him a job too, otherwise he finds a job that might be...well, a little on the wild side. After Cody and Lee finished the dishes this day, Lee was soaked with water but still didn't want to get down from his chair. He is really developing a personality and knows exactly what he likes to do. At least that still involves good things!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hilarity by the name of Lee

Like I said, we have the funnest kid ever!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Baby Shower Extravaganza

Lisa helped host a baby shower last week, and it turned into quite an event. She and her sister created seven gourmet appetizers for the dinner--all were Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free for those with Celiac and Gestational diabetes present. The Shower was for 3 pregnant women--2 cousins and 1 sister-in-law. Lisa's cousin made a cake. The foods were (Left side first, back to front in the picture):

Cucumber rounds with Salmon and a sour cream dill sauce, guacamole stuffed mini bell peppers, stuffed mushrooms, ham and cream cheese rolls, (right side) shredded chicken with parmesan cheese crackers, deviled eggs, and assorted mini fruit kebabs.

Everyone who came loved the food and had a great time.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Tribute to Max

Max was the best Dog a girl could ask for. He was smelly, he was furry, and he drank out of the toilet. He was big and brown and begged for treats, often drooling on your pants. He made me laugh, he made me happy when I was sad, and he was always good for a snuggle.

Here's to Max, and thirteen fabulous years with the greatest ol' pooch around.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Jack o' Lanterns

These are our pumpkins. Lisa's is the one with the round eyes and nose, Cody's is the scary ghost, and Lee's is the one falling over.


Halloween comes but once a year...and ours was a great one! Lee was Cookie Monster, Lisa was a witch, and Cody was "Cedar" Augustus of Rome (he wore a toga and an evergreen crown). We went to the ward party, where Lee was scared to death of the big gorilla--even though it was his Uncle. We did learn one important thing, though: dry ice does NOT last overnight, even tightly wrapped and kept in the freezer. Everyone at the party loved the little Cookie Monster, our pumpkins all won prizes, and we ate too many sweets.

Happy Halloween!