Friday, July 31, 2009

Rainy June

It rained and rained in June... Ryan and I were so anxious for warm weather. Every day we would spend time sitting on the porch watching the rain, we would cuddle up in a vintage green blanket, and even though we were cold we couldn't bare to come inside.

One day the rain stopped and we drove over to the Children's Gardens at Thanksgiving Point. They had large bright umbrellas in case of rain, we grabbed one and off we went to explore. It wasn't long before a huge storm blew in. I decided we should find shelter and saw a tent up ahead. It looked sturdy enough and so Ryan and I went and sat under it and the rain pounded above us... It was our adventure,we were cozy and dry... I let Ryan jump around and play with the umbrella.. HE WAS SO HAPPY. I started singing... the song from the sound of music..."Raindrops on Roses"{ We were the only people left in the gardens,and it seemed to fit the mood} He danced and played. It was a beautiful Mother and Son moment. Once the rain stopped we left,I think the gardens are prettier in the rain anyways...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday James Watson

My Husband had his 35th Birthday. I wanted to throw him a huge party{ I always want to throw huge parties} .... It just wasn't in the cards this year, but I still wanted it to be special. We ended up going to dinner,and bowling, I think he had a really good time!


{cant wait to plan a big bash for your 40th babe}

I love July 4th

We had a great 4th attending a fun bike parade and breakfast with friends....

{Jeremy my brother, Jamie my husband and Katie my niece}

Ryan in the Bike parade!

My two cute friends did a festive job putting this party together! I love the red white and blue fans!

{Ryan picking his nose, Avery and Preston}

{Harmony and Avery}
{Jamie and Sophia}
Afterwards an afternoon of boating with the family...

{ Katie is getting wake boarding lessons from Cassi}

{she is pumped up and ready to go!}

{and she did it!, Go Katie}

{Jamie Surfing}
{and jumping with one arm, he is trying to do a 360}
{Go Grandma, I don't know about you but my Mom is awesome}

{Mom and Dad}

{Katie and Cassi}

{Jeremy and Dad}

{Ryan always enjoys boating}
{Katie taking it all in}
After boating we went to my parents to BBQ and the went to Thanksgiving point to watch
fireworks. It was a perfect holiday!
The End

Friday, July 3, 2009

Peanut Butter Choc Chippers

I have so much to Blog about, my niece has been staying with us for the past week. We have loads of pictures, and excursions to document... Instead I will save that for next week... But many of you asked for my Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookie Recipe. These are so good, you might just want to make them for your Fourth of July Parties Tomorrow. This weekend will be so fun, starting with a Rodeo Tonight and Tomorrows Bike Parade and Breakfast.. We are taking the Boat out, Swimming, BBQing, Watching Fireworks, and going up the Canyon for Smores and Dutch Oven Cooking Stay Tuned!

{picture from here}
Peanut Butter Choc Chippers

1 ¼ cup flour
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
¾ cup sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips {you can substitute for 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup choc chips}

Sugar in a bowl for dipping

Preheat oven 350 degrees In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop Tbsp size rounded cookie dough into bowl of sugar to coat. Place on un greased cookie sheet leaving several inches between for expansion. Lightly Flatten cookies with back of spatula, or you can use a fork and make peanut butter marks it's your choice. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will look underdone. Cool for 1 minute on pan then remove to a rack to cool completely. Delish!