Sunday, August 31, 2008

leaving las vegas

It was a great summer in Las Vegas! I was so glad we were able to spend so much time with my family and have them get to know our little critter so well. My parents were amazing to house us and feed us all summer and we saved so much money because of it. My brother and sister-in-law and their kids were amazing to put us to work - me with tutoring their kids and Aaron with fixing stuff around their house. I'm so glad we got to watch their 3 kids grow up some this summer, even if it was only for 4 months.

Despite this though, we're glad to be back to our little life! Like Aaron and I always say to each other, "Life is good with you" and we're excited to be back in our little apartment, going to school, playing with our squirrelly girly and just loving each other.

I posted pictures of all of our summer fun with my family, but here are a few odds and ends.... including some projects I finished at the end of the summer.

Project #1: "Jer-Friendly Recipes: Approved recipes for your picky eater". This is a recipe book that was a culmination of a summer's-worth of research to find some things my brother likes to eat. Let's just say he's a little bit picky. I had some success though and I made a recipe book for my sister-in-law, Melissa, so she knew the recipes I made that he liked.

Project #2: The Grandbaby Wall!! Mel and I did this for my mom for her birthday and it turned out so cute! If any one can afford to do one of these and wants to hire me I'm available! :)

Em loves Uncle Bry (fondly known as the UPT - "Uncle of Poot'n'Tootie")

Grandpa and his Poot'n'Tootie

Jacob and Em playing with the camera

Jacob, Emma and Abe on a fun day at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve

This is how I found Grandma and Emery one afternoon. Haha.

My mom's learning to use her knew fancy-shmancy camera and she took some pictures of Emery and I. Good job, Mom!

Friday, August 22, 2008

new skinny bovine feature - the sale alert!!!

i've added a new feature to the skinny bovine's kitchen - the sale alert!!!  click here, above or on the link on the right to check it out! 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

peak bagging

This is Britt posting under Aaron's name since this was Aaron's adventure!

Aaron and my dad (and company) got to go "peak bagging" for a week at the end of July and the beginning of August. My dad is in the U.S. High Pointers club - a group of enthusiasts who try to hike the highest peak in all 50 states - and he needed to complete Borah (ID) and Granite (MT) and decided that his fun-loving son-in-law needed to go with him. I'm so lucky that my dad and my husband get along so well and have so much fun together. They were so cute planning the trip, packing their gear and getting excited to go, so I thought I'd post a few pictures. Granite was pretty technical and they had to rope up (because of exposure) to summit and did 3 100 foot repels to get of the top. Pretty cool!!

what a miserable place to hike, eh?

one of my handsome hubby's famous self-shots

at the top of Granite. and yes, my dad's helmet was crooked... in every picture. haha.

AND I THINK WE'VE FOUND AARON'S FUTURE!!!! (in case he changes his mind about accounting, that is)

In documentary film making:

And in photography:

Note about the goats: Apparently the goats were hilarious. You wouldn't see any around and then you'd go to the bathroom on a rock and they would come running from every direction, butting each other out of the way to come lick up your pee!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tagged - Me as I really am!!!

I got tagged by Lindsay to show myself as I really am... right... now.

NOTE: We are living with my parents. We are not usually surrounded by such grandeur. :)

My bedroom - not terrible. It definitely gets worse. :(

My closet. Yes, mine is the left side with the clothes hanging off of the shelf. Aaron's is the side with the nicely folded clothes.

My [parent's] living room... and my laundry pile... from last night. Whoops.

My diaper bag. Again, it's been worse.

My favorite shoes. And yes, my toes are THAT blue. Fun, huh? Aaron's reaction: "They're... teal!", trying not to sound too disgusted.

My husband and my daughter.

This face needed a close up. Aaron thought it was funny to smear Em's cereal all over her face while she ate. Okay, let's be honest. Em and I thought it was hilarious too. Very mature.

Me. Hmm....

And lastly: I tag all BYU 29th Warders... past and present... who feel like doing this post!