Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some Of My Boys Favorite Things

...Soft caramel popcorn

(A huge bowl full)

...Chicken nuggets and chocolate milk

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Busy Weekend!

This past weekend was very busy. In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that my brother came home from his mission late Friday night. Well, Saturday afternoon after work, all of my family got together for lunch at Mimi's Cafe. The food there was delicious. We all had a good visit. On Sunday Michael spoke in church. My kids were a little wiggly, so I didn't get to hear all of his talk. What I did hear I really enjoyed. Following church, my parents had a little brunch at their home. It was so nice to see all of our family and friends. -And the food was amazing.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Abby's Family Portrait

Last Tuesday we had family pictures done.
We haven't got our pictures back yet,
but I will definitely post some when they become available.
While we wait...
My daughter Abby drew a picture of our family and some of her friends.

The person on the bottom left is me.
Aaron is in the upper right corner.
Analyze it how you will. :)
I was pretty impressed with her artistic skills, so I thought I would share.

He's Back!!!

My little brother Michael returned from his mission Friday night.
For those of you who may not know,
Michael served in the Bangkok Thailand mission.
His plane arrived late (around midnight).
Michael had quite the welcoming committee.
My parents, my family, my siblings, and several of Michael's friends were there.
Here's some pics from the night.Welcome welcome!

Michael hugging my mom

Lots of tears. -The happy ones of course!

Michael and my sister Ashley

Michael and my brother Shane.
(You can also see my Mom from the back, Andrew, and my little Alyssa).

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pics From Andrew's Trip

Driving to Cali

Playing with Shelby's lizard "Mocho"

Hanging out with the cousins
(Andrew, Kari, Shelby, and Ali)

Swimming at the pool.

Andrew, Zack and Shelby shooting some hoops

Cleaning out the hot tub

The Price's dog "Gracie" had puppies while Andrew was there.
Andrew named this one Shadow.

Hanging at the beach

Gracie with 6 of her 7 puppies!

I Love Sunday Afternoons

Argyle Family Reunion

This past Saturday was our annual Argyle Family Reunion.
My mom and her sisters did an amazing job.
The party was so much fun.
Some of the highlights were:
A fish pond
A pinata
Racing down a hill on ice blocks
Water balloon volleyball
A treat walk
and of course my favorite...the food!
Here's some pics from the event.

The fish pond


Alyssa and Grandpa Nelson

Abby fishing for her prize

Bree fishing for her prize

Brody hangin out with my uncle Mike

Pinata time!

It was really hot (As you can see looking at Brody's cheeks).
Brody loved the otter pops.

Alyssa loved playing in the water

Water balloon volleyball

Our ice blocks

Friday, July 16, 2010

Are You My Mother?

We've got a cute little Robin family that moved into our tree.
I'm not positive, but I think there are 4 babies.
Our family loves to look up at them every day.
Seeing them reminds me of the book "Are You My Mother,"
-One of my favorite books from childhood.

My cute little baby

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Watch Out Betty Crocker!

Last week Aaron and I learned how to make some delicious bread.
The bread only takes 1 hour from start to finish.
The secret ingredient is Soy Lecithin from Pantry Secrets.
Never heard of it???
I hadn't either, but my sister-in-law told me that it's a no fail deal.
Over the weekend we made 5 batches of loaves and cinnamon rolls,
And guess what.
Every single batch worked.
I couldn't believe it.
Here's the recipe.

Pantry Secrets Bread

  • Combine all ingredients in bread mixer. Mix for 5 minutes checking the consistency of the dough. Pour in water if needed to make the dough stickier.

  • Remove dough and cut into 4 section. Each section is equivalent to 1 loaf of bread.

  • Let dough rise for 25 minutes.

  • Cook for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

yields: 12
prep time:
20 minutes
total time:
1 hour 10 minutes

Do not use flour that has not been kneeded to prevent sticking. Use instead, Pam cooking spray.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Farm Country

Last Wednesday we went to Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point.
We went with my friend Natalie and her kids.
Natalie has an annual pass; therefore, we were able to get in for half price.
We had such a great time.
Some of the highlights were the wagon ride, feeding the ducks, and of course...
The treats (Popcorn and fruit roll-ups).
We don't get together enough!
Thanks for the fun afternoon Nat.

Stinky rabbits!