Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
FRESH PEACH PIE
slice 3 large peaches into baked and cooled pie shell (or graham cracker...or shortbread...I usually use a baked shell, but the shortbread ones are just as yummy and easier) after making the following:
Mash 2 large peaches into a saucepan. Add 1 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 cup water.
cook until boils. add 1/2 tsp almond flavoring ( I don't use almond, I use about 1/2 tsp vanilla and 2 Tbsp butter. stir until butter melts and pour over sliced peaches. Chill. and enjoy.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
so this is when we started out!!! we are at our house and my dad is helping me with my helmet!!!
we are driving out!!
isn't my dad crazy???he is driving while taking a picture!!!!!but there is an awsome sunset behind us.
this is at paytons house in kennewick we are getting ready to go! this is at one of the camp sites and when we got there it poured down tablespoons of rain!!! at night there was a thunder and lightning storm!!!!!!(we are like RAIN???!!!)
guess what, we were walking to the lake and then the park and on the way to the park a buck LICKED my finger!!!!!!!!we are at wallowa lake.
thats herman!!! the chipmunk!!!
this is hell's canyon.....very short bench!!
we ate lunch there. i ate chicken strips. ICE CREAM ALLEY.....YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!this is in mccall. we love going here!!
me making the fire.
looks like we're indian dancers!!!
on the way to stanley.
an old mine.
me pumping water!
my dad is touching ice .this is at a cave at craters of the moon.
we have to climb out of this hole to get out of the cave. unless you back track!!
meagan on the motorcycle!
My mom was coming to grandma's house from Utah. And I had the choice to either go with her or stay with dad. and I decided my trip wasn't over yet, so I went with dad. It was very, very hot! It was a long drive, but it was worth it in the end. It was an awesome trip, and everyone asks me this....so I will just tell you the answer.........................I'd do it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The boys spent an awful lot of time in Carrie and Glenn's theater. It is cleaverly called the Glenneplex! cute, eh...there are lots of great features of the theater, but I just posted a few. they have a small fridge with an endless supply of soda and water...one kid asked where the pop machine was, so I won't be surprised if they have one next time we go...no, that actually could be a disaster. Carrie found an old fashioned popcorn machine, for behind the bar. Red carpet, curtains, pillows, go with black recliners, and the drk khaki walls.
Carrie and Lori have a vinyl business, and have used it well, to decorate. Their other wall has action heroes, but I mostly posted the Star Wars wall for the Moyer clan!
Carrie (I think) told me that one day a lady turned to her and made this expression..that Kaleb is modeling for us....WOW! it took her by surprise and cracked her up at the same time. Kaleb adopted the expression....love it!
Jyj got a little more time with Glenn and the guitar...in fact Glenn passed down his old guitar to Jyj after restringing it and all..isn't that awesome. I am VERY grateful. I love that Jyj is picking it up. He's already learned a few Green Day songs, and Plain White T's.....love it!
A few months ago, Kristy's tombstone was placed, so we took the opportunity to go see it. It was our girl's day....It was awesome, we met Ann and the boys down there, and just sat around her stone and relaxed. It was so nice. The boys played. It broke my heart that they are going to become very familiar with hanging out at a cemetary. We looked at other gadgets from other gravesites, and then B started climbing on some of the tombstones...I asked him if he would climb on his mom's, and he looked at it, looked at me like I was crazy, and said..."I can't," I thought, good he get's it...and then he said, "there's flowers on it!" oh well. I hoped we wouldn't be haunted for the boys playing! ;).
See Carrie, Olivia, hiding behind the flower, Lori and Amber.
This is a poem Kristy wrote. I wonder if it was a song, but can't remember.
Our trip there and back were long. Both times we drove straight through...which meant about 16-18 hours on the road. On the way home Elijah entertained us with his practice. I read a good book, and crocheted. they had games, and music, etc...so it wasn't too bad.
some parts were a little boring.
One interesting thing, we saw a guy walking with a dog...he came into a reststop the same time we did. He had a backpack, and dreds, and looked pretty dirty and road weary. He had a milk jug, that he filled at the water spout. We still had half frozen water bottles in our cooler, I wanted to give him one, because it was very hot, but you know...I have already admitted my shyness, that gets in the way too much, so...I made my kids do it! HA I love it! They are handy to have around. What amazes me, is my quiet Kaleb had no problem at all approaching a stranger. good for me! ;).
J and Kas arrived home about 1/2 hour before we did. It was great seeing them and that they had a great time. I am so greatful for the opportunities we all had to take these trips. We are blessed.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
more later on my trip.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Life is so unpredictable. I have already faced that fact head on in my life, but it keeps getting thrown at me. We never know what tomorrow brings. We never know how long we will have the association of those we love, or even how long we will dwell on this earth.
While I was sitting here contemplating these thoughts, I looked up and saw my picture of Jesus looking back at me. You know, HE makes it alright. He paid the price, He overcame death. We will live again. What joy!
Grandma Jello...this is your spot, waiting for you to get here! Hopefully when it is still warm enough to enjoy! the breeze was blowing, the surf was splashing my face just a bit. I couldn't sit there and not know that you would find that spot and not budge!...there is even a little pad for the seat! perfect!
We caught about 8-10 crab, but only one was large enough to keep, which was fine for us. That was mostly the excuse for getting out there. We had such a good time. Crabbing season is almost all year long...so if you get a hankerin for crab meat, or want a sweet ride in the Bay, I can hook you up! I know a cute captain! or a few for that matter!
I don't even think that was one we could keep....but it's a cute shot.
Kaleb and Kas were there too...I just didn't get any good shots of them!
Man how I love living on the Ocean! It's a good life. Work hard, play hard!
on another note. J and Kas are leaving on wednesday for a daddy/daughter ride. they will meet up with a friend and his daughter, and ride around for about 5 days. I am excited, a little jealous and a little nervous for them. But, mostly excited. The kids decided they each get a trip with J...since I have had a few. Elijah's planning on next month...for his birthday. maybe heading down towards California. We'll see if that works out. Hopefully they will take good photos for us!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Here is the LaRene family that were able to attend. can you see us? cute bunch, eh?
Katie was wanting a new do so, I told her I would be thrilled to do it for her. this is her before shot. I totally forgot to take the after shot! NOT SMART! she went short and sassy, which is always fun to do. This is a good before picture. she's a cutie no matter what she does! We had a great time. I am so grateful for awesome family. I have been very blessed to be born into a great family and then to marry into one as well. The Stokers are a fun, friendly group!