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Nap Time

Posted By: Allie
May 26th, 2012
Kairi was really grumpy one afternoon so I told her to go lay down in her bed. She agreed to the nap part, but didn't want to lay in her bed. Instead, she chose a spot right in front of the stairs to sleep.

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Hot Air Balloons

Posted By: Allie
May 26th, 2012
Every spring and early summer we get a ton of hot air balloons floating around our house. It seems like a ton to me anyway, there are always two and this is the second time this month. They get REALLY close, we'll be sleeping at 7am and i'll wake up to the sound of the hot air getting pumped into the balloon.  I'll look out the window and the balloon will be just skimming over the top of our house, like the are wanting to land in the park behind us. I'll wake up the kids and we'll go watch them, they love it.

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Liz Wrote: Jun 5th, 2012
you would love the balloon fiesta albuquerque hold in october. Hundreds of balloons that you can ride in, walkthrough, watch set up and take offs. Its so fun! Thats so cool you can just wake up and find that in your own backyard!
Sidewalk City

Posted By: Allie
May 26th, 2012
Got this cute idea from Myndi. I drew a bunch of roads with chalk for the kids to drive their cars around on. They had so much fun driving on the roads and adding on to it. Then it rained the next day, so we'll have to do it over again.

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Swimming

Posted By: Allie
May 15th, 2012
On Jared's birthday we went swimming in Grandma and Papa's swimming pool.

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Dinner in AF Canyon

Posted By: Allie
May 15th, 2012
Myndi and Ty invited us to go to the canyon with them for dinner. I don't think we've ever taken the kids there before where we actually stayed and made a fire. They were having the best time running around and exploring. We made tin foil dinners and roasted marshmallows. What a fun evening.

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Hair Cut

Posted By: Allie
May 15th, 2012
Kaden's new haircut last week.

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Board Games

Posted By: Allie
May 7th, 2012

Kaden has been asking to play a lot of board games lately, and now that he's a little older it's getting funner to play with him. We have a few board games for kids, but it would be nice to get more for his age. We had fun playing Candyland, after I showed them how to play a few times they started a game by themselves and played together.

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Movie Day

Posted By: Allie
May 4th, 2012
Every once in a while Jared's work will have a movie day up in Ogden and is allowed to bring guests, so I came along and got to hang out with all his co-workers. We saw The Avengers and it was great! We watched Thor and Captain America last week so we'd know what was going on. The Avengers ended up being a lot funnier than some comedies, I loved it. After the movie we went back to the company's main office where they provided a barbecue and had lawn games. So it was a pretty fun day.


Then after dinner we had some fun with the kids in the hot tub.

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Jamie Wrote: May 7th, 2012
Sounds like fun. I can't wait to see it!
Orange Cream Cookies

Posted By: Allie
May 3rd, 2012

1  pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz)  sugar cookie mix
3  tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1  teaspoon orange extract
1  teaspoon vanilla
1  egg
5  drops yellow food color
2  drops red food color
1 1/2  cups white vanilla baking chips


Heat oven to 350F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients except baking chips until soft dough forms. Stir in baking chips.

On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough with 1 1/2 tablespoon-size cookie scoop or by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or just until dough is set (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely

When I made these I used a homemade sugar cookie recipe and just added the orange flavor and baking chips because I had forgotten to get the "premade" mix. I didn't really think about how the homemade recipe would make more dough than if I had used a store mix, so there wasn't as much orange flavor. They were still yummy, but i'd like to try these again following the recipe exactly.

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I can clean again!

Posted By: Allie
May 1st, 2012
Our vacuum broke a couple weeks ago and I have been hating it. Why bother cleaning the rest of the house if you can't vacuum...that's pretty much the way I felt. ha ha ha. And not to mention our washer and drier are going out...more expenses that weren't really expected for a little while longer. We think we know what needs to be fixed on the washer though, so we ordered a part and are going to try to cheaper route, and hopefully save ourselves a lot of money. Our vacuum on the other hand was not fixable. So we went out today and bought a new one...I couldn't have been more thrilled.
And just a little opinion i have, with having used both bagged and bagless vacuums, I much prefer the bagged type. My bagged one lasted twice as long as the other and there wasn't a need to wash out the digusting filters and dirt cups....blah.
We also got our new hot tub cover delivered today. The difference in weight is HUGE. Our old one had so much water that seaped inside it was almost too heavy for me to lift. The new one is so light. We also got a cover lift which is really nice because it helps lift the top off and provides a place to keep it so it's not just laying on the ground when you're in the hot tub. And Jared got a little spa vacuum thing to clean all the dirt and stuff off the bottom of the tub. Ya...sometimes I feel like my husband pays more attention to this thing than me, ha ha.










And cute little Kairi.
I don't really know what this other stuff is, but has something to do with modding another xbox. Jared seemed pretty excited and even came home early as soon as I said it had come in the mail. Ha ha ha.



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Myndi Davis Wrote: May 4th, 2012
I want your backyard, your grass is so green! You guys have been getting so much stuff done.
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