Friday, September 26, 2008

Cotton Candy

These guys LOVE the sweet stuff! Jus and I captured thes pictures at a recent carival at Courtyard. We thought they were too tasty not to share!


One of my favorite things about this fall has been all of the amazing tomatoes we have gotten from our garden. This has allowed me to make lots of salsa. I have shared it with a few friends and neighbors recently who say it is the best they have ever had, not sure if I believe them because I really just made it up. Here are the ingredients, sorry there are no measurements...I usually just throw it all together.

10-12 juicy tomatoes chopped up
freshly squeezed lime juice from 2 limes
1 chopped jalapeno
1/2 chopped red onion
1/2 bundle chopped cilantro
salt & pepper
couple tablespoons sugar

Try it out and let me know what you think. I made this meal for the guys on a recent Monday Night Football Boy's Night and it was YUMMY! Also notice the amazing runner my friend Becky made for our kitchen table, I love it!

Orem Owlz

Recently, we took the kiddos and their friend Isaac W. to the last Orem Owlz Game of the year. They had a blast, mostly playing at the playground and rolling down the hills! It was a fun time. Being here made Justin and I really miss all of those great KC Royals games growing up as kids in Missouri.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Fall

One of the many things I love about Justin is his excellent taste in film. He is always pasing on the "good stuff" to me. He had watched this great movie "The Fall" a few nights before and got a copy for me to watch Saturday night. The sets were amazing! It was filmed in over 18 diffrent countries. It is unlike any movie I have ever seen. you should check it out...I find it to be a modern day classic.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

All Is Quiet On The Hill Front

Well...not really, truth is I have writer's block. Oh there is plenty to write about I am sure. Just no time to do it. I will post more soon. Between work, home, PTA, Kindergarten, Preschool, Primary, Provo Senior Games, National Assisted Living Week....I am all worn out!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hill Kid Quote #5

Yesterday while shopping in Target, Isaac looked at me and said very earnestly: "Mom, I think you should have another baby so that I can play with it and take care of it, then when it gets bigger we can just sell it." I looked at him and replied, "Maybe we should just sell you and get a new baby." Of course he knew I was kidding. I then explained to him why selling a baby is a big NO NO....He is at a stage that he really loves little babies. It was the sweetest thing I had ever seen when Celeste and Kris were here with their twins. Isaac practically set up his room as their make-shift nursery. At one point when we were babysitting, he tool both boppys in his room, put on a Baby Einstein and insisted that Jaxson and Shaun both be on his bed. I laughed so hard to see him tend both of the boys putting each binky in every 3 seconds. Babies seem to bring out something really sweet in our little warrior Ethan as well. Abby on the other hand, could take them or leave them. I always say what a good thing it is that she came last. She doesn't like to share Justin and I with anyone. I have long had the feeling that there still might be one more little spirit waiting to join us...Just would disagree, especially since there have been permanent measures taken to assure our reproductive years are OVER! I have attached a couple of pics of our boys with their sweet twins.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A new best friend

You know who you are....just wanted to acknowledge the top 10 great things about my new friend. I am sure I will be able to add to this list daily, thanks for such a fun time last night!

1. You make the best "Fluff" of anyone I have ever known
2. You always have that beautiful smile on your face, even in a room of thirty plus squirmy kids
3. Costco tortillas that are like homemade
4. Good books to read
5. Hidden Wedges (I heart that)
6. Such a patient and kind mother to sweet boys
7. Kindergarten Room Mother Buddies
8. I feel inspired when I am with you
9. Unconditional Love and Great Example (that's 2 I Know)
10. Greatest cook with awesome tips and recipes

I am sure we will be able to add best visiting teaching companion I have ever had (and will ever have) to the list soon.

Your friendship is so wonderful! I am so thankful for your daily example in my life!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hill Kid Quote #4

"Dad"...."Yes Ethan." "We are growing hair (he means Isaac & him) and soon we will be dads." Ethan says as he is looking at the peach fuzz on his arms because we all know that all dads have hairy arms! Funny what kids think of. Also, when asked to write his name recently, Ethan sat down at the table and began to write the name Isaac on his paper. Kind of sad, poor kid is in an identity crisis and needs to "find himself".

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Splits

This was just the cutest thing ever! Abby taught herself to do the splits while Jus and I were home for lunch the other day. This cute girl never stops making us smile!

Camping (Kind Of)

We were kind of lame and went camping (kind of) for Labor Day. That is we went to Derrin and Nicole's camp site up Hobble Creek Canyon and pretended we were camping but didn't stay the night. Thanks to those guys for letting us tag along. The kids had a blast gathering fire wood, roasting marshmallows and playing in the tent with their cousins.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We spent the last full day of summer with wind, rain and even a little bit of hail. We made the most of it by playing outside in our rain gear for about 30 seconds, and then the kids got too cold. Justin and I LOVED it. We slept with our bedroom window open the night before. The pitter patter of the raindrops reminded us of those stormy Missouri days. It only rains like that here a couple of times a year.


Look who's reading my book "Toddlerwise" you think
she's trying to learn all of our parenting tips so she can rebel against us????

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Boating We Will Go

We took advantage of what looks like it may be the last warm weekend here in Utah last weekend. It was such a great day with our nanny Aubrey and her family. Isaac was so amazingly brave on the three person tube! Ethan and Abby had a great time as well. Buying a boat and going out on the lake every week is for sure on our to do list!