Saturday, July 27, 2013
120 pounds is awesome. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my body would ever do this. I have worked and counted and worked some more and counted some more. But, it is worth it! I bought new under shirts yesterday because all of my olds ones are hanging on me and adding bulk. These are size small. Small!! Yes, I am bragging, but you were warned.
Friday, July 26, 2013
I love being in the mountains and being outdoors away from all things electronic. My family is wayyyy too electronically stimulated so it was nice not to have a computer or a tablet or a phone in sight. But, I do not like sleeping at night outside with only a dome of nylon between me and all that roams in the night.
The last night we were there I got a little bored (we forgot games) and started seeing what all the food we had would do if we roasted it in the fire. We threw in marshmallows and watched them expand into massive mounds of black goo. We fried some eggs on the metal ring. We roasted fruit snacks and lastly, cheese puffs. Really, I was just trying to get rid of some of the junk food.
We definitely learned a few things on this camping trip.
1. Camping is more fun when your parents are there to do everything for you. Except I really enjoyed manning the cooking all by myself.
2. Don't forget games because charades only lasts so long and then everybody gets sick of you acting like an idiot.
3. Cagey can't hold his junk food and always bring a bowl in the tent when you're sleeping with the Nicolaysen puker Mcpukees.
4. A sloped campsite means sloped eating and sleeping- which adds a new challenge to just about everything.
5. Do not put your foil dinners close to the fire. Move the logs over and cook next to the heat source so your food doesn't taste like burning.
6. We need an RV.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Cagey wanted a wipeout cake and that's sort of what he got. I made big balls out of rice Krispy treats and since he didn't want fondant I spray painted them with food coloring spray. They look like meatballs, but whatever. I've lost my oomph for cake decorating. It's so expensive and most of it doesn't get eaten. Such a waste. I thought cageys sucker punch was pretty creative though. He made it out of a chocolate graham cracker cookie and red m&ms.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I had the easiest labor ever and my Cagey burst into the world at the foot of my bed. He is an easy going little dude and we appreciate his sweetness to his siblings so much. Happy birthday Cagey and I'm so proud of your decision to he baptized in a couple of weeks!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
We managed to squeeze in a trip to Posado's before we left East Texas. They have free ice cream and Mooks was raising it like the Olympic torch. She is surrrrious about her "i cream".
She was also ecstatic about her roman candle. She would raise up on her toes to try and get it to shoot out more colorful balls. I had a hilarious video of it, but this little twerp erased it as she played with my phone going to sleep that night.
Ezra was in firework heaven as well. Taylor and Cagey had fun too, but I don't think this little bit of fire was as impressive as getting to light the match for the burning pile.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We took a very quick trip about an hour and a half west to Forney to look at houses. There was time to only see 3 house and check out some models of a local builder. I just have to say- why do builders in Utah seem to put no thought into details of a house. They are all so blah. The houses in Forney had granite everything, tile everything and upgraded everything... All at affordable prices.