Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Messy faces and fun places!

So, we've been back from Flaming Gorge for a few weeks now, but I'm needing to re-live some memories. Man, was it a fun trip!
Here we are swimming in horseshoe canyon


My favorite times of the trip were when the babies were sleeping!



This was just one of the beautiful sunsets that we saw as we were coming in from the lake.


This is one of my favorite pictures - Fisher is totally lounging by the fire, Caprisun in hand - what a spoiled little boy!


Ah, peace. We love life jackets because they keep our babies safe, however, we hate them because they keep our babies screaming.


Messy face #1 - this was on the way home from church, we got ice-cream cones, and this is what we found when we got back to the campsite - serves us right for breaking the sabbath.


Messy face #2 - this was in the boat, she decided now was a good time to LOVE nilla wafers!


Fisher helping Grandpa drive the boat - I think he loved this activity more than almost anything else on our trip.


Messy face #3 - you can't really see it, but she is chowing down on Carl's ice cream or popcicle or whatever it was that we paid a fortune for at the marina. I loved the butterfly sunglasses on her too, but she did not love them so much.


What a sweet girl! You too Ainsley. If any Coast Guard officials are reading this, just notice that she is asleep, and not that she isn't wearing her life jacket.
Oh, my favorite trips are at Flaming Gorge! I love it there, I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ebleskivers



So, this is what an ebleskiver pan looks like. When you cook the ebleskivers, you heat the pan, and put in a little bit of crisco in each cup.
Here is the recipe:
Mix the following together
3 egg yolks
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. buttermilk
Add to the following mixture
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Then fold in last
3 egg whites whipped until stiff

Put a spoonful of batter into each cup, then cook on medium heat. The tricky part is turning them. We use a cake tester, or a hat pin works.

We usually top them with melted butter, and syrup or powdered sugar. They're really yummy. Our family even has an "Ebleskiver party" just before Christmas - we make up excuses to get together I think. I have had ebleskivers for as long as I can remember, the recipe comes from our Danish ancestors. Since I've been thinking about it, I'm going to have them for dinner tonight, yum!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm Back!


Well, I'm very glad to say that we have the internet now at our house! Hooray! These are the pictures we got the other day - I was so happy with them. I went to JCPenny to get them done. Don't I have adorable children?
We just got back from Flaming Gorge last night, I'll have to post some pictures, I've got some good ones!
Today is my birthday, and Carl has been great! He had given me a cute outfit on our trip, and he made me dinner today, and cleaned up - it was amazing! He's also been changing Fisher's poopy diapers all day - and apparently Fisher has been holding it all for today, because he's been stinky a lot today. I LOVE birthdays! Well, I can't wait to get back to knowing what everyone is up to!