Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Sammy!!

Sammy is 9 today! We mostly celebrated yesterday since her birthday fell on a Sunday this year. Andrew and I decorated while she was at Grandma's. This is when she first came home, she got to walk through "happy birthday" streamers.

She LOVES green and Frogs right now. This is her homemade card that her mommy made her becauese I love her SO much!

She had to go on a treasure hunt to find her presents, Andrew's idea.

Probably her favorite present a "snow caterpillar"

With her froggy cake that we made. Happy Birthday Sweetie! We love you SO much!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Apparently I am not responsible with glass ware. I don't know if you remember a preceeding post about "exploding pans" well I have to take a meal to a family in the ward tomorrow night and now that I'm working full time I decided to just prepare it today so I can come home, stick it in the oven and be done. I made lasagna. I decided to make two pans, one for the family in the ward and one for us for dinner tonight. We were eating at mom's so I had taken it over earlier and put it in the fridge. Well I heated the oven up and then went to put the lasagna in. Instead of just being a normal person and opening the oven and then picking up the pan and putting it in, I tried to open the oven while holding the pan. As you can see, the end result was a BIG mess!! I tell you. I'm just not meant to be a cook!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Outside fun

So yesterday mom had the day off, a slight miracle in itself, and we decided to go to Cedar Mtn. and enjoy some cooler weather and some fun! It was MUCH cooler. Unfortunately it was quite windy. We did find some fun new places to explore though. This is the ice cave, look at the colors on the wall! It is SO dark you can't see them but when the flash on the camera went off, it was AMAZING!

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, I've never been here before. It is amazing. Looks like a hole in the ground from up top but it goes for about a 1/4 mile underground. It is PITCH black and our flashlights weren't very good. Andrew made it about half way through but then made me turn around. He did NOT like it. Mom and Samantha made it all the way though. They said it was really hard at the end and they had to crawl through on their bellies in the mud. I didn't get a picture of where they came out, it was a tiny hole in a grate. But they MADE it! We also say Clarissa and Josh there. There was a youth conference group and a cross country team there when we got there. We were glad to have them show us the way.

This is a view from the inside.

This is the metal grate that we had to go through to get in. The one where they came out is about a 16th of this size!