Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tae Kwon Do

In case you didn't know Christian has now started Tae Kwon Do lessons and has fallen in love! :) He has class 1 hour, 3 times a week. He has just completed testing for what they call his high white belt. It is a white belt with a yellow stripe all the way through it. He has learned a lot of patience and respect for others. It has been wonderful, so I thought I would share some of his pictures and video. Unfortunately the space that he is in is not very good for the sound so you can't really hear much and as far as the video...... well some is ok. Basically only the parts Chris could film. But once he had to help Christian.....lets just say it is very hard to film while holding a baby and making sure a 2 year old doesn't run away. So my apologizes.If you would like to see more videos and pictures you can check them out below. Just click the VIEW ALL button

Also a side note, My mother has requested I make wish lists for the boys so I have made one for each of them at And search wish list by names or click a link in the sidebar. (to the right.) But please know that "no gift" is a good gift as well. My kids are blessed beyond measure and am thankful for all our family has done, but we are getting limited on our space. :) So please use these list as a guide. Anything that is reusable or crafty or is something like an outing is great as well. Hope everyone had a wonderful of the turkey day are on there way!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pumpkin! Mmmmmmm!

Just thought I would share my yummy pumpkin soup! I found this wonderful recipe from Caden did try it and liked it....a little. I think he enjoyed playing with it much better. Christian....politely said,"no thanks!" But Chris and I enjoyed it tremendously! And making it was actually quite easy. All you needed was a nice looking Butternut Squash cubed up.

Saute some onion and garlic. Add the cubed squash along with 32 oz of chicken broth, some thyme, and 1 cup pumpkin puree and let it simmer til the squash is tender.

Then by small batches, mix it in a blender and WALLAH! Pumpkin soup!

The beautiful pumpkin on the top is vanilla yogurt piped through a Ziploc bag. Cute huh? Now my goal is to cook 3 new soups before the end of the year. Any ideas? Maybe I should start a cooking blog.....don't get ahead of thing at a time. :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trunk or Treat

Oh what fun! We had a blast getting everything ready. First we carved our pumpkins, something that is not on Christians "favorite things to do" list. "They smell and are too slimy!" Then we got in our costumes. Nico was the Pumpkin, Caden a Dinosaur and Christian......Spiderman. (I really was hoping for Quailman. Oh well, maybe next year) I wore a DJ Lance Hat and T-shirt and set up my trunk as a halloween Yo Gabba Gabba. The little kids loved it! And the boys can hardly wait for next year. They woke up the next day asking if they could trick or treat again!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Outside fun.

Again I have slacked. Yikes! As all you probably know G'ma V. came to visit us along with G'pa V. Unfortunately our computer has had a bit of a problem so I don't have any of the wonderful pictures of the Dixie Classic Fair to share at this time. But Christian did a great job with his legos. He didn't win but was very happy to just have his legos back. One of his characters was apparently very sad to be away that long. :) The boys had tons of fun picking out pumpkins at Kersey Valley Corn Maize and riding on the cow tractor pull.

Later that week they both found a Praying Mantis sitting in the sun on our BBQ grill. It was very cool!