Friday, August 28, 2009

What Happened to My Little Ones?

School started this week...and my little ones are somehow big! 6th grade, sophmore, and a SENIOR?! How did that happen? Nonetheless, it happened. And I suppose that is a good thing, but Wow. It makes me old to have a senior. We had a great summer with lots of swimming, sleeping in, (at least those who didn't have soccer at 7:30, and those who wanted to wake up at the crack of dawn to play on the computer, okay, it must have been just me!) being lazy, and whatever we wanted. But we did need to get back to a schedule. I have missed going to the temple during the week, and not going to the gym as much as I should.'s to a great new school year, filled with soccer, seminary, and 11 year old scouts!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Harvest Time!

I harvested my peaches today! All nineteen of them. I know, when you can count the entire harvest, it isn't much, but I am happy about it nonetheless. Unfortunately, the birds thought they needed to snack on them until they were ripe. I covered them, but not until after much of the damage was done. There were maybe ten without traces of birds. So dinner tonight, peaches.

Good Things:
1. sun warmed peaches
2. cooling off in the pool after mowing the weeds/lawn
3. crossing off something on my do to list

Monday, August 17, 2009


I got this recipe from my cousin and wanted to share, I hope she won't mind. I am not a huge peanut butter person, but this is heavenly! And I am sure fat free!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ c. melted butter
Mix crumbs and sugar . Blend in butter and press into a springform pan.

2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 c. sugar
1 lb cream cheese at room temp
2 tbsp melted butter
Mix together in mixer.
1 ½ c. whipping cream – whipped to soft peaks
2 tsp vanilla extract.
Fold peanut butter mixture into whipped cream. Pour into springform pan.Melt 4 oz semi sweet chocolate with 3 Tbsp hot water to top the cheesecake. Freeze for several hours before serving.
**No baking required!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Next Adventure

While the girls were at EFY, G had a conference in Tahoe. So D and I went along. We usually do girl stuff, but this was D's time. So we started out with G at the pool, and then he had to go to classes. We had lunch at the lake, played in the water, read our books, and D even took a short nap there! We played pretty hard. That night the conference treated us to a dinner cruise on the M.S. Dixie. D and I even danced! (We will be taking lessons from the sisters soon at FHE.) The next day we went on the High Meadows trail hike. I borrowed a great hike book from a friend, it had hikes for the entire tahoe area, along with how difficult they were, and pretty detailed about how to get there, how many miles they were, and so forth. (thanks, Amy) It was pretty steep, but a nice trail. We really had fun, and although the end result at the top of the trail was not as spectacular as I was hoping, the view along the way was great. There were some really great rocks for climbing. When we got back, we went to the lake again, but G got to join us, this time renting a kayak. All was well until the next day, when I began to feel my age. And by the next day, I had a great time going from down to up, or up to down. So much for thinking I was in pretty good shape! The hike was labeled a moderate level. We will not be doing difficult. The girls joined us later that night, and then after G's classes on Sunday, we came home.

Good Things:

1. Nature

2. Doing some boy stuff

3. Beaches