Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This weekend, all my brothers and sisters were here for my sisters wedding. Here's a picture of us all together with the newlyweds.
I thought I would post it and give you a peek at the Thomas family. Here we all are!
In order from left to right;
Brent, Eldon, Glenn, (new brother-in-law) Clark, Melanie, Melissa, Heather, and Linnea
Monday, August 27, 2007
But there is something else you may not know about her...you see,
What is a "Blush" you ask? Well it is a Blog/Crush.
I knew she read my brothers blog regularly, but I just didn't know how far it had gone.
Late Saturday night, Jeff and I invited ourselves over to Meredith's house for a bit. (I brought cinnamon rolls, so they let me in) I proceeded to give Meredith a run down of my day and my sisters wedding.
"Eldon?" she said. "He's here... in MESA?"
I have tried to reason with her, that it will never work out.
But I am afraid that as long as Eldon keeps blogging, she will just keep on blushing!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
That was the longest 30 minute drive of my life. What did we feed these kids? They just wouldn't stop pestering each other. They giggled, poked, tickled, cried, made rude sounds, and more, the whole way there.
Finally Jeff and I had had it! We kicked them out of the car a few blocks before we got to grandmas and made them walk the rest of the way.
We thought it was a good idea until we turned the corner and someones irrigation was overflowing into the street. They had fun splashing their way to grandmas house.
Aren't we the meanest parents ever... hee hee hee!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Okay, so we're at the movies with our friends the Pomeroy's, and Becky and I decide to use the restroom before the show.
So we're right next to each other in the stalls just like in the video clip.
Becky starts the whole, "Can you spare a square?" thing. I start laughing and teasing her back saying, "I just can't spare a square... no square to spare".
I finish up and proceed to the sink to wash my hands. I am waiting and waiting but Becky hasn't come out of the stall yet. What the heck is she doing anyway?
When she finally emerges, she didn't have the nicest look on her face. Apparently, she wasn't kidding and really needed a square.
Being the airhead that I am, it never crossed my mind that she really needed some. I thought we were just being funny and showing off our knowledge of Seinfeld episodes.
Becky had to reach under the stall and get her own square because I wouldn't spare. She's forgiven me and I promised to always spare a square in the future.
Friday, August 17, 2007
1 cup bran flake cereal
3 Tb. Milk
2 eggs beaten
½ cup flour
½ cup wheat flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tb. Grated orange peel
3 Tb. Butter
In a medium bowl, stir bran flakes, milk, and egg. Set aside to soften. In another bowl mix flour, sugar orange peel, baking powder, and cinnamon. Blend in butter with fingers. Add bran mixture and stir only until moistened. Grease cookie sheet and pat dough to a round. Bake at 400* for 15 to 20 minutes.
While that’s cooking, mix the mixed berries and yogurt together. (I love the mixed berries from Costco, or you can use just strawberries – anything works)
When the bran biscuit is done, cut it like a pizza.
Place one wedge on a plate and top with yogurt/berry mixture, and serve.
This is my family’s favorite breakfast and they beg me to make it. It’s sure to be a winner!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Thai Chicken Satay
- Place 8 bamboo skewers in cold water to soak until ready to use. Grate 1 tsp zest from limes and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. In a glass bowl, whisk together the lime zest and juice, vinegar, and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in cilantro, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Reserve about 1/2 cup of mixture in a separate bowl for use as sauce. Add the chicken to the marinade and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for at least 10 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
- Preheat broiler. When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Divide the strips among 8 skewers, threading the strips on lengthwise. Place the skewers on baking sheet and place under the broiler. Cook, turning once, until seared on the outside and opaque throughout, about 6 minutes total. Divide the lettuce, cucumber slices, and chicken skewers onto plates. Drizzle with some of the reserved sauce and serve, passing around additional sauce at the table.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here's what you need to know.
Purchase some 5 gallon plastic food storage buckets. They sell them here, but you might be able to find them locally for cheaper.
Do the same thing with white flour. I have 4 buckets full of white flour, and I just keep them rotating. They are in a closet close to the kitchen. I keep a plastic container full of flour in the pantry. When it runs low, I head to the closet to fill it up again.
Trust me on this one. You will regret it if you can these two items. Buckets are the way to go!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
He replies with his eyes half shut, "Ya know mom, I think I will just have an omlet with vegetables - and don't forget those red things (tomatoes)."
He's a funny little man, with good taste!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
All the sudden Rusty bolted and took off to my right.
I looked up and not more than a 100 yards away, were two scraggly coyotes.
Immediately Rusty took off after them. I kept running as I didn't want to go anywhere near them. I kept looking back to see what was happening.
Eventually Rusty chased them off a good distance and stopped and looked at me. I called to him but he wouldn't budge. He parked himself there right between the coyotes and me. He would look at them, then back to me and so on.
As soon as the coyotes were out of sight, he bolted back to my side and we were on our way.
What a brave dog he is. So what if he's afraid of water and Nathan's cap gun.
He's brave enough for me!!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
SAMANTHA TAYLOR LEE
One of the things I admire most about Sam is that she isn't afraid to be who she is.
She knows what she likes and what she's about and is so comfortable with that.
I admire her intelligence. She is already too smart for me and I can't help her with her homework anymore. She is a deep thinker and I am frequently amazed at her ability to really look deep into something or someone.
Sammi likes the familiar. She like routine and stability. But I love that she is fun loving enough to put up with her crazy mom and dad who are always egging her on to ride the scary roller coaster, or the little motorcycle, or something else that she would rather not do.
I admire her independence. Sam was born mature. She loves responsibility and you can count on her when you really need her help. She likes to be trusted to make decisions and is willing to live with the consequences of her actions.
I could listen to her sing all day long. She is a fabulous performer and has incredible stage presence. She is so brave on stage and never seems to be nervous in front of a crowd.
I admire her goodness. She has such a beautiful spirit and is drawn to things that are good, lovely, and praiseworthy. She likes to organize and make things pretty.
Most of all I love being her mother, her parent, her guardian, and her friend.
-I love you Sammi-