Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bountiful Baskets

Bountiful Baskets starts this Saturday in Garland. Pick up time is 9:45 am at the storage units across from the Garland Grade School (310 North Main). Go to Bountifulbaskets.org to find out more information. You do have to purchase your basket online at their website to get produce on Saturday. You have from Tuesday morning until Wednesday night at 10 pm. Also, if you would like to volunteer on Saturday to help distribute produce show up an hour early. Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions or need help. What a way to save money and eat healthy! Please pass along to people and let them know. It does go year round to.

Free Night at the Theater!

Don't you just love going to the theater? Well, now you can for free! Free Night of Theater.net is giving away over 75,000 free tickets in more than 120 cities. Check out the schedule by selecting your state http://www.freenightoftheater.net/index.cfm

The Following are the ones available for Utah and are on 10/15/09 at 7:30 pm except as listed:
Master Class: Salt Lake Acting Company - 10/13/09
Radio Hour- Alice: Plan B Theater- Salt Lake City
School House Rock Live!: The Grand Theatre- SLC
Sister Dottie S. Dixon- Second Helpings- SLC
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)- Cedar City
The Tell-Tale Heart and Lost Boys- Covey Center in Provo

All tickets will be available starting 10/1/09 at 11:00 am for the Utah locations. You will want to do this right as they become available if you want to go. I imagine that the tickets will go fast.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I have been slacking on posting photos so here are a ton from the last 2 months. I have put them if a few different posts, so just keep scrolling.

Preston, loves the tub, just like the girls did. Hes is 7 months now and is rolling all over the place. He has started to get up on his hands and knees the last couple of days so I am sure it won't be too long before he is crawling and getting into the cupards. They are so fun at this age. He is growing up too fast. He is by far the tickelish baby I have had. It is so easy to get him laughing and he doesn't stop. I love it.
Sydney going to her kindergarten assessment interview with her teacher. For some reason they have the kids go the 1st week of school then they get a week off. Odd. After she got ready she asked her dad if she looked like she was 8. She just can not wait until she is older. Boy time does fly. She is taking tap and ballet again this year and we have added Cheerleading, she loves both. She is also doing soccer again this fall, she is getting the hang of it a little.

Shelby, Preston, and Sydney on Sydney's first day of school
Shelby is now 2 1/2 and is talking like crazy. She loves to dance and wishes she could do everything Sydney does. She still loves Mickey Mouse clubhouse. She is the one that gets to stay up with mom and dad after Sydney and Preston have gone to bed. She is almost potty trained. Most days is does really well and has no accidents. Sometimes she wears pull ups, others she wears her panties, just depends on her day. Every once in a while she will go and get one of Prestons diapers and she has to wear it to bed. Silly girl, she makes us laugh.

Sydney's first day of kindergarten 8-31-09. She has Mrs. Ashley Anderson and goes in the afternoon. She loves having a girl teacher.

Fair and Water Fight

This year we were only able to go to the first night of the BEC Fair. I was so disappointed. I love our fair. We decided to go with Shaun to Winnemucca, NV for the Northwest Regional Finals for team roping. We bought a new horsetrailer so we were able to save some money and not stay in a hotel. I am already ready to upgrade to a bigger one. It was really fun and the kids all did great sleeping in the same place. I was worried that they would wake up Preston, but they didn't.

Preston at family night at the Fair. He is too little to ride rides so he got to be a spectator with mom.
Sydney in her queen shirt she just HAD to wear that night.

Sydney, Cousin Hudson, And Shelby on their first ride. they love the merry go round.

I bought some curler formers at sallys for the girls and they love them. they actually sit still why I put them all in. They actually work pretty well. I haven't tried them on me yet.

Sydney at the water fight during Wheat and Beat Days

Shelby trying to walk on the fire hose at the water fight.

Wheat and Beat Days

This was almost 2 months ago and I am finally getting around to posting pictures. Sydney rode the hi-stepper float in the kids parade and Shelby, Preston and I walked behind them. Afteward they got popcicles to cool them off.

Shelby, Cousin Addie, and Sydney at the Firefighters water fight. They loved the foam the best.
Preston taking a nap after the Parade. He knows how to relax!

Preston Chill'n at the kids parade on Wheat and Beats Weekend

The girls and Rusty getting ready to be in the kids parade. Preston is fast asleep in the stroller

Curler Formers Giveaway

Go the Babes in Hairland blog spot and enter to win the curler formers. I have put them in my daughters hair and they work really well. Good luck! I hope me or someone I know wins!! http://babesinhairland.blogspot.com/

If you would like to buy these, you can purchase them at Sally's Beauty supply. That is the only place you can get them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bountiful Baskets Is Coming to Garland

It's offical Bountiful Baskets has finally got a drop-off location in Garland. Our start date is Saturday, October 3rd, and it will be everyother Saturday. Pick up location is Main Street/Wasatch Storage on 310 North Main in Garland (right across from Garland Elementary). I don't know when pick up time will be yet.

For those of you who haven't heard of bountiful baskets, it is a volutneer food co-op that pools all of our money together to buy quality produce at the fraction of the price. You pay $15 for a basket of produce that would normally cost you $30-$50 in the store. They cut out the middle man. You get on line at www.bountifulbaskets.org on the Tues or Wed before (so this Tues or Wed) and you pick up on Saturday at the drop off site. Once you sign up you DO NOT have to do it everytime, you get to pick and choose. So if you don't want it one week you just don't get online and sign up. You can also change site from week to week if you need to. You do have to pay online at the time of checkout. They also ask, that when you can, please show up an hour early and volutneer to put out the produce in the baskets.

Go online and read more about it. And please leave a comment, call me 257-8236, or email me if you have any questions or need some help. It is such a great deal!!

If you would like to buy in this week there is drop off sites in Cache Valley and in Brigham City. I will be going down to BC and volutneering if anyone would like to ride with me or if you need me to pick up your basket I will. I will be leaving about 9 am (unless they change the time). Have a great day!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spciy Chicken Enchiladas

I found this recipe the other day online and tried it. It is really good and easy. Thought I would share it. Not like your normal chicken enchilada's that you make with sourcream and cream of chick soup. It really isn't that spicy (unless you use hot salsa). An easy way to shred your chicken is to use the Pampered Chef food chopper if you have one (or the salad chopper). Cut the breasts in about 1/3's and chop away.

If you want to fill a 9x13 I would double the recipe.

Spicy Chicken Enchilada's

1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 TBL oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breats, cooked and shredded.
1 1/2 cup salsa
4 oz cream cheese, cubbed
1 TBL chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
1 can (4oz) chopped green chilies
flour tortillas

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil in large skillet on med high heat for 2 mins. Add chicken, 1/4 cup of salsa, cream cheese, cilantro, and cumin; mix well. Cook until heated through, stirring occassionally. Add 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and green chilies; mix well.

2. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place seam sides down in baking dish; top with remaining 1 1/4 cup salsa and remaining shredded cheese.

3. Bake 15-20 mins or until heated through.