Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thanks Nanee & Bubba!!

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Each year Nanee and Bubba send the kids a BIG box of Halloween Goodies!!! Full of spiders, decorations, candy and little trinket toys. The kids always have such a BLAST opening and seeing all their stuff!! Thanks Nanee and Bubba...we MISS YOU!! XoXo





The Pumpkin Patch!

Our annual trip to the pumpkin patch was an eventful one this year. We decided to go for FHE and once we got there, we realized that we had forgotten the camera (which is the main reason of going!!!). So after being there only 5 minutes, we packed all the kids BACK in the car (with Gracie and the twins screaming and crying wanting to stay). With not enough daylight to come back that night, we trooped back out there the next night, and Greg started snapping the camera away, when all of a sudden, the camera's battery was dying and then...DEAD. So what you see, is all we got from the pictures that night. Better some than none...Right?!







Happy Birthday Papa!

I know sometimes its not nice to brag, but I have a 97 year old grandfather! We call him Papa and he is my last living grandparent. A couple of weekends ago, we had the pleasure of hosting a get together of our family to wish him a Big Happy 97th Birthday! My Aunt Carol and Uncle Phil were also here and it was such a nice visit for everyone!! Papa had fun seeing all the grandkids and laughing at Brock and Riley dig into the birthday cake. Gracie was so excited to see Papa and she snuck in a couple of hugs from him!! It was such a fun day and we feel so blessed to have him in our lives!









Friday, October 10, 2008

New Blog Design!

WOW!  Isn't our new blog design soooooooooo CUTE!!  Thanks to my wonderful talented sister Lynette, she revamped our layout again.  You can go visit her website Designed by Lynette to see what her talents are!  


Thanks again Lynette!

Funnel Cakes for FHE!

Last week after our FHE lesson, we made funnel cakes for our treat.  We made these several months ago and every now and then the kids will ask to make them again.  So we made a double batch to share with our neighbors...yum yum!



Brock thought it was plate lickin good!
  

Here's the simple recipe I got from Schepps

Ingredients:

2 cups Milk
3-4 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Powdered sugar (for topping)
Vegetable oil for deep frying, heated to 375° F
You’ll also need a funnel that can hold 1 cup of batter

Instructions:

Beat the eggs, add sugar and milk. Sift 2 cups of flour, salt and baking powder together and then add to the egg mixture. Mix while slowly adding the remaining flour until the batter is smooth. Cover the funnel opening with your fingers; add 1 cup batter into funnel. Remove your finger and let the batter pour into the hot oil in a circular motion, slowly expanding the circle to make a cake about 7” around. You can also crisscross the batter for a thicker cake. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Carefully remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Dust with powdered sugar or serve with molasses, maple syrup or fruit preserves.

Two Time Hall of Fame"r"

Yes, its true, Greg is a double Hall of Fame"r" for his time well spent in college football. This past month, University of Idaho inducted the1998 football team into the Hall of Fame for their Conference title and Humanitarian Bowl win. Go Vandals!

The school gave a really nice banquet...steak and lobster tail! Yum!  Our friend Ed gave a really nice speech for the entire team.



It was definitely a 10 year reunion for us. We went back to our 'ole stomping grounds and it was so much fun to see our friends again! 



We got to go to a Vandals game and hang out one last time with all our friends!  

Being with our friends after so long, really has motivated us to see them again sooner, so hopefully we can make this a yearly event!