The Peterson Family

The Peterson Family

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crazy Life!

I wanted to update as to what's been going on and leave you with a little "food" idea I stole from Kathie Cooks on pinterest, but upped a little.

So we are lacking a little in cash this year and inspired by a good friend I decided to make most of my kids/neighbors/some extended family's Christmas presents this year.

I've now learned to make soap, I'm working on bath salts and sugar scrubs to go with it for my neighbors, and I may get real crazy and try bath fizzies. Those are mostly for the neighbors and some family.

I've made 2 sets of hand puppets for my little guys, an Old Macdonald set and a nativity set. I've got one more to make that I'm going to try and do like paper dolls, so the person they are for can switch up who the characters are. I've made a handbag for another sister and my big project is the quiet books, thankfully those are almost done because I have so much more to do.

Anyways, for the food. Doesn't this look delish?

Preheat the oven to 350 F. I made roll dough (pretty much the only thing I use my breadmaker for and they come out great every time!), Rhoades would work great for this too, and the lady I stole it from used Grands Biscuits, I prefer the rolls. I had premade meatballs in the freezer, I warmed those up cut them in half (make sure they are precooked), cut up some small pieces of mozzerella and wrapped them up in the dough. Then brush the whole thing with melted butter, sprinkle with granulated garlic and parmesan, bake for 15-17 minutes till they look like this. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


You know when you want to talk to somebody, but you don't feel like you can trust them anymore,yeah, that's where I am right now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Catch up

So, this last month I've been trying to domesticate myself a little more. I've learned how to make applesauce, which really isn't hard at all, but I've never done it and I was never really a big fan of the stuff, but I do have an apple tree and I figured my kids eat it all the time, so I've made a bunch of applesauce, and go along with that I also learned how to can it. I also got on the grape juice train, mostly because I had a few pounds of them sitting around and I didn't want them to go to waste. They are much more of a process than the apples, and the payout isn't fabulous, but it made me feel plenty accomplished, enough that I went out bought8 more lbs of grapes and did it again. I'm kinda starting to wish I had grape vines, maybe one day.

On the family front, Jameson is gettig better and better at standing by himself, but he's also had this other problem, and I can't decide what I think is causing it yet, but every once in a while he projectile vomits, which is so not a happy mommy moment. He obviously doesn't really get what's going on, so it just scares him, and I'm not the biggest fan of cleaning it up, don't worry, I do anyways. I best get used to it because I'm getting this close to doing the cloth diapering thing too. I'll let you know how that works out. Jackson is doing great, he's trying to stand, not quick as good as his brother, but he will get there. Lastly, Tyson, he's back to school and working full time. It's hard and I don't see enough of him anymore, but this to shall pass, and in the meantime I'm just happy that I have a wonderful guy willing to do whatever he needs to to support us.

We are also looking forward to General Conference this weekend. I so need it.

Monday, September 5, 2011


He's the older of my twins, by a whopping minute. He was also a pound smaller than his brother at birth and up until recently he'd actually caught up and was bigger. That being said in the last little while his brother has gotten way bigger than him (well "way" might be a little dramatic, but it seems that way to me.) Jameson is a total mama's boy, sometimes enough to drive me a little crazy, but he's also smart. He's always beating his brother in gross motor skills (Jackson's smart too, just more with fine motor skills). He was the first to crawl, then crawling up the stairs and tonight he was going down them.

My little guys have been afraid of going down the stairs, but tonight Jameson was feeling adventurous, to his own detriment a little bit, and he kind of rolled down the stairs, don't worry, they are soft and there are only 4 of them, and really he only rolled down 2. Anyways, I've been trying to teach him how to go down the stairs, feet first, for a while now, but tonight, he got it. I rolled him around so his feet were on the first stair and kind of pulled him down on his tummy. I only did it once to help him get down, and then I turned to play with his brother and the next thing I knew Jameson was halfway up the stairs, only going halfway to start and then he's go down the 2 or 3 he'd crawled up and he repeated this till he made it all the way too the top. I could just see him thinking, it was such an amazing thing to watch him go slowly and placing his feet just right so he wouldn't fall (he really doesn't like to fall) he finally got to the top and he layed on his tummy to go down, but was facing the wrong direction and was pushing himself across the floor, he just couldn't figure out the part about turning around, so I'd help him and he'd go down, he tried to go down a few different ways, just thinking so methodically. I was amazed. It seems like such a simple thing, but for my babies who were preemies, this was such an accomplishment! It seems so silly, but it is was such a proud moment for me. I love my little Jameson and his big personality and determination when he's trying to figure things out. It's so silly that these little things just make my day, and it seems so small, but it is everything to me. I love you Jameson!

Renovated Kitchen and Family Room

My new Kitchen, We are still putting a few things together (hence the sander on the counter), but this is the gist. If you look in the bottom left corner you will see the wood floor we had to put in to match the rest of the floor in the dining area, eventually we will get them refinished and they'll be all pretty, but for now, hey I've got a floor, and I'm happy! Not to mention all the new lighting and power outlets, I think my old kitchen had 2 outlets, and 2 very ineffective lights, now I have 7! and one in the pantry!

The other side of the kitchen, the pantry is new, now all I need is the cash to get the fridge I really want, and well, we have temporary countertops, I hope to replace them next year, there's that dang, pesky issue of having to pay bills, but it's ok, I've gotten really good at making due, and I can still have parties, which is really all I wanted to do anyways!

Half of the new family room, complete with my little guys toys struned all over the place. There used to be a window where the door is.

And here is the other half, it has these nifty little cubby holes I can hide things in, well once we get doors on them we can in the meantime all my nieces and nephews just think I have an awesome tunnel they can play in. You'll also notice the outlet in the middle of the wall, this is what we also refer to as wishful thinking- maybe one day put up a flat screen, so I can have some more room, and the huge thing at the end will go the way of the world, in the meantime, hey it works, and it is high-def :)

Looking down from the kitchen/dining room into the family room, we made the window sill extra wide so when our guys get a little bigger we can put stools up to it and they can have a little desk/table to color on or snack on. In the meantime, I can put my other little things on it. And see that chair, I've had it since before my little guys were born, but it was stuck in a corner of their room and never really got used. It is now one of my favorite places to sit, and read a book, or cuddle with my little guys, or even just take a short cat nap. It's so comfy!

So that's where it's at for now, we are so excited for all the space and the help we've received from family at friends, and a very special shout out to my dad who did so much work, it's like he lived here for 2 and a half months!

Mom's Birthday Dinner

My mom's birthday was Saturday, so we had all the family over to my "new" house for dinner on Sunday, and after posting on facebook what we had I was asked for some recipes. As a side note, for the cake, read all the instructions first.

Chicken Parmesan for 6

6 pcs -Chicken (white meat, approx 4 oz per peice, so you can cut breasts into more than serving)
1.5-3 c -Bread Crumbs (I use Italian style, you can use whatever and add some italian spices to it)
1.5 c -Flour
2 -Eggs
As needed -Butter
As needed -Parmesan
6 slices- Mozzerella 12 oz. -Tomato sauce
TT-Garlic powder (approx. 1/2-1t.)
TT-Basil (approx 1/2-1 t.)
TT- Onion powder (or dried onions (1 T), or diced fresh onions (2 T))
TT- Salt & Pepper

1-Heat butter in a saute pan till its bubbly and a little brown
2- Heat oven to 350 F.
3- Salt and pepper the chicken , then dredge in flour, eggs, and bread crumbs, and brown on each side in saute pan, set aside.
4- Heat Tomato sauce in saucepan, add garlic powder, basil, salt & pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or so just so that the tomato sauce thickens.
5- Spoon sauce over chicken breasts, and sprinkle with parmesan.
6- Bake for 30 minutes.
7- Place slices of mozzerella on top of each piece and put in oven for additional 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
8- Enjoy!


Squash (any semi hard squash- butternut, crookneck, etc, not zucchini)
Zesty Italian Dressing Parmesan (the cheap stuff)

1-Peel and dice squash- remove seeds.
2- Toss with dressing and let sit for a few hours to marinate.
3- Heat up saute pan and add squash, most of the marinade and a little water, cover pan.
4- Stir occassionally and cook till the liquid is pretty much all gone and squash is beginning to brown. Sprinkle with parmesan and cook just a few more minutes.

Tomato Basil Soup for 6

So here's the thing, I'm a big cheat, I can totally make this from scratch, but it takes a lot longer and I'm all about the quick fix these days. I've also discovered this taste pretty much exactly the same. My brother came over for dinner yesterday and he literally just chowed down on this the majority of the time. Also, I served this with pesto croutons as a garnish.

2 cans Condensed Tomato Soup
TT- Granulated Onion
TT-Basil (fresh or dried)
TT-Garlic (granualted, minced, however you want, I think the granulated works best though)
TT- Salt & Pepper
1-2 -Diced Tomatoes (canned for fresh, but if fresh, blanch and remove peels, then dice)

1- Pour condensed soup into sauce pan, and add 1 can of milk (doesn't matter what kind really), and 1/2 can milk and 1/2 can cream. (When I say can, you are using the condensed soup can)
2- Add Basil, garlic, onion, and s&p. Stir to makes sure it is really mixed in.
3- Heat to boiling, then turn heat down to low and let simmer for however long you want to, just so that the flavors mix, add diced tomatoes 10 minutes or so before you are done.

Coconut Cream Cake- Stolen from Emeril, Side note this is sooooo not healthy, but seriously probably my favorite cake on the planet, these days anyways.

2 c. - Sugar 1/2 c. Butter- softened
1/2 c. Vegetable Oil ( I use Canola oil, any non strong flavored oil I'm sure would work)
5- Large Eggs, separated
2 C- AP Flour
1 t.- Baking Soda
1/2 c. Ground Pecans (I actually go for the chopped, I like having the little pecan pieces in the cake)
1 c. -Buttermilk
1 c. Unsweetened Coconut (I bought one and then grated it, and I'm sure if you don't want to put forth the effort, and really who can blame you, you can probably just use the sweetened shredded stuff at the store, but I'd use the stuff that is still pretty moist)

1- Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease and flour 3 8in round pans (or I use 2 9in rounds)
2- Cream the butter and then add the sugar, a little at a time so it mixes in well
3- Add oil in a steady stream while still mixing (either in stand mixer or with a hand mixer)
4- Add egg yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5- Sift flour and baking soda together, stir in chopped pecans.
6- Alternately add buttermilk and flour mix by thirds into batter. Fold in coconut.
7- In a separate bowl beat (make sure you wash the beaters, because if you have any fat on them, i.e. butter, or yolks, your whites won't stiffen) egg whites to stiff, (meaning when you pull the beaters out the tips don't fall over. Fold into batter by thirds.
8- Bake for 25- 30 minutes, should spring back when touched.
9- Cool (don't freak out if the middle falls, it's fine, it's also a pretty dense cake, it will still taste fantastic)

Now for the best part, the frosting, and yes you really do need this much powdered sugar.

8 oz. -Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 c. Butter (1 stick), softened
1 1/2 lbs Powdered Sugar, sifted
1 t. Vanilla Extract
2 T milk
1 c. -Pecan pieces (again I just chop them, and food processor works great, but sift out the really powdery stuff)

1- Beat cream cheese till fluffy, add butter and mix till it's uniform
2- Add powdered sugar 1/2-1c at a time, till it's all been added in. (I actually sift it while adding it to the cream cheese mix)
3- Add vanilla and milk, mix.
4- Fold in pecan pieces.

Putting the cake together

1- Now you are going to put down the first layer of cake, frost it, thin, but not too thin, repeat till all layers are stacked
2- Frost the sides of the cake, then the top.
Your cake is essentially done, but I like to make it a little prettier, so I take 8 oz sweetened coconut and toast it (you can do this in a toaster oven) and stir occasionally so that it gets equally toasted. Let it dry, then after you've frosted the cake, fill your hand (clean hands) and pat the coconut onto the sides of the cake followed by the the top. You now have a pretty and yummy cake.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Today was Twin Play Group!

My boys went on their first hike today, well, if it can be called that considering Carlie carried one of them up and I the other. My little sister Emilee also went with us, she was supposed to carry one of the kids, but couldn't pull it off, so Carlie was a lifesaver! (See Carlie, isn't she pretty?!) It was a nice short, pretty little hike up to Grotto Falls up Payson canyon. It was also a really pretty drive up. The whole thing in and out was only like .6 of a mile. We had several small kids with us and they all did it just fine. Its fun because at the end of it there is a pretty little waterfall with a small pool of water you can put your feet in, granted today that pool of water was freaking cold! but still way fun. Plus it was a lot of fun hanging out with all the twins and their mommies, and the boys got to hang out with their girlfriend a little bit, yep the boys share the girl friend because it's her brothers who are the twins.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ok, so wow it's been a while...

and let me tell you why. My house has literally been ripped apart for the past month or so. Yes, we are renovating, we've torn down wall and put up walls, now we are sheet rocking and hoping to have tapers/mudders here next week so we can finally get things put back together, well a bit anyways. My kitchen is pretty much unusable because we ripped out all the cabinets, my stove is covered with a sheet and several layers of dust- and that's after cleaning it like 10 times. I also have a cabinet dead center of the middle of my room. My floors are nasty dirty and my babies have very few places to play now. So I haven't really been cooking or baking, in fact in the past 2 months my hubby has lost 10 lbs because of it, you'd thought the take out would have made up for it! Anyways, we are hoping to have life back to normal in the next few weeks and then I can get back to cooking, because I miss it so much!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The dog

We have a shih tzu, her name is Bella, and before you all think, oh my gosh another Twilight obsessed fan, let me explain. Ever since I was about 18, I'm almost 26 now, I had Isabella as a name I wanted to give my daughter, and then came Twilight, I decided I couldn't do that to my kid, so we we did it to the dog instead. Anyways, we tend not to cut her hair during the winter months, she's a house dog, but she definitely spends a decent amount of time outside and I don't want her to freeze. Also, being a shih tzu she has hair instead of fur, so it just keeps growing and growing, my project yesterday was to finally shave the poor overly fuzzy dog. Now I forgot to take a before picture, however we did pile up the hair so you can see her standing next to it. The hair was easily as big as her if not bigger! All the sudden I was wondering if we needed to start feeding her more. She's plenty active though and seems to be a whole lot happier. She also now kind of looks like a heavily spotted mini dalmation...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Here's the beef spare ribs...

So this is totally one of my favorite things to make, its not nearly as hard as it seems, it does take a while though, but it always pleases.
First, heat some oil in a braising pan (I actually use a sautoir, which is like a regular frying pan, but instead of curving up its sides are straight). Then salt and pepper, and I like to add granulated garlic, your ribs and roll them in flour. Then sear them on all sides in the oil. Then you are going to add enough liquid to cover the ribs about 2/3rd the way up, I use stock, you can use beef broth, or boullion. Cover and stick it in the oven on 275 F for 2-3 hours.
So for the sauce you are going to take some shallots, I used 2 larger ones. Slice them, put them in a saucepan, add some sugar, and a little butter, and cook till golden, you may have to add a little water every once in a while so it doesn't burn, keep an eye on them just so they don't burn, but you don't have to stir them the whole time. After they look like this you can let them sit till the ribs are done.
The topping is just very thinnly sliced purple onion they were tossed with flour and seasoned salt, you can slice them ahead of time, but don't toss them with the flour until you are ready to fry them. To finish deep fry them in 325 F oil till golden.
Lastly the potatoes, I use red because I love that they are more starchy, I left the skins on. Boil them, then whip them up with some butter, milk and some smoked gouda cheese (one of my absolute favorites).
So now your ribs are done, take them out of the pan and put them on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil, and put them back in the oven for a few minutes just to crisp the outside up a little. Now we are going to finish the sauce, first skim off the fat and then add the juices and all that other good stuff in the pan to caramelized shallots, and blend it (again I used the immersion blender), and bring it to a boil. Now chances are you didn't use stock, so you are going to need to thicken the sauce a little, my go to is cornstarch, I like that it thickens, but doesn' really change the color of the sauce. Just take some cornstarch and mix it with water and add to the shallots and l roasting liquid that should already be boiling. So hears the thing about cornstarch, you have to boil it at least 1 minute, first because that gets rid of the starchy flavor and second, after 1 minute that's as thick as it's going to get, so if its still to thin, add a little more and boil another minute till it's a consistency you like. And there you have it. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cinco De Mayo...

I've actually tried to get to this the past several days and it hasn't happened. Anyways here's what's up. The Easter lesson went really well, I honestly think it could have gone on a lot longer. Also I finally got my little guys pictures taken, its been almost 8 months, I know I'm a horrible mom, but it's just so hard to want to pay for pictures when your kids don't really do anything new and now they are finally sitting up, therefore totally worth it, plus aren't they just they just so cute? Can you tell who's who? Next thing, I've felt like this totally lazy mommy for the longest time, I mean I went to culinary school and I was never actually even making dinner. The hubby would come home and I swear 9 times out of 10 we ate sincerely pathetic is that? So in an effort to be a better wife, mother, chef etc. the hubby and I sat down and made a plan of what we were going to have for dinner for the next 2 weeks and I finally feel like I'm doing something, which leads me to the title of this post. So yesterday, day 4 of my dinner goal, was cinco de mayo, and I really got into it. I made black refried beans, which by the way I like way better than the standard. I also made homemade tortillas for fajitasfor the first time ever, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Tyson made the drinks, and he did a great job!
So the food run down, for the beans I used canned beans- remember I'm all about making it easier which is a total necessity when you still have to take care of 2 babies when you are doing anything- I cooked up some onions, garlic and bacon, added the beans and heated that up, added water and chicken boullion, and used the immersion blender and just cooked it down, seasoned with some salt and they were yummy and my tiny little guys agreed, which is totally the best part.
I got the recipe for the tortillas off of the blog, I love that blog! and my hubby loved the tortillas, said they were just like the ones from his mission in El Salvador, so I guess that means they were pretty good right? The filling for the fajita was just sliced peppers, onions, and rump roast cut into strips with a little fajita seasoning. Sadly I forgot to take pictures of all of this, so sorry, but you'll have to take my word for it, they were yummy. I think we are gonna end there on the food front, but if you have questions feel free to ask. However, I will leave you with this tomorrow is braised beef ribs with a sweet shallot sauce, smoked gouda mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and fried onions (and no those are not onion rings). I'll try and remember a camera for that one, its def one of my favorite things to make.- Last point of note, this totally won't let me post it the way I want it to, so sorry that it's so freaking spaced out, maybe one day I'll get the hang of this.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate covered eggs & Easter

These were yesterday's project. These days its all about making things as easy as possible, that said, it still took me like all day to make these, granted I made quite a few more than this, but I forgot to take a picture and some had already been given away. The dark chocolate ones are filled with Caramel and chopped pecans, so kinda like a turtle, which is probably my favorite type of chocolate. The milk ones are peanut butter, well, the base is peanut butter with a few other things mixed in and the white ones which I obviously played with the most were filled with dark chocolate truffle filling with a little bit of almond extract. I did those first and then I just decided it was taking way too long, so the others aren't nearly as cute, but hey they are eggs, just in time for Easter. Speaking of Easter, I'm excited because it will be my boys first Easter, not that they will really understand it, but that's besides the point. I am however decently nervous, I have to teach Young Women's for the first time, thankfully it's only for about 10 minutes or so, but that last age group I taught were the Sunbeams, they were great just fyi. So we'll see how that goes. Really I just have to cover the last week of the Savior's life and his Resurrection. My wonderful hubby typed up a timeline with all the scriptural references so that's been a great help, not that I'm clueless as to the order of things, but I'm not the teacher that he is, and I tend to get things a little jumbled when they are actually coming out of my mouth, so here is praying my lesson actually comes across decently on Sunday. Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our garden...

We sort of started it yesterday. I'm kind of an experimentor, I don't have a lot of practice at it, so we'll see how it goes. Yesterday we tilled all the soil and added fertilizer to it, mostly the garden we haven't used before. We planted 3 strawberry plants and a raspberry bush, wish us luck. We are hoping to plant corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, peas, carrots, and a few other things, I'm not sure what I really expect to happen, but I hope we get something worth while out of it, if nothing else, maybe a slightly healthier diet :)

Young Womens Fundraiser, and my cake..

Today we had our Young Women's fundraiser for Girls Camp, it feels like we've been working on it forever and I'm fairly sure I've only been in Young Womens for a month. Glad to have it over, but it went really well. We did a spaghetti dinner and dessert auction, I made this for it I made 9 inch yellow cakes, cut them in half and sliced strawberries, sprinkled them with sugar and put them inbetween all the layers. I used the cupcake frosting recipe from, its my favorite and I tripled the recipe. Lastly I just used chocolate coating and dipped the strawberries.
Anyways, the night went really well, and now we are on to the next project. Though I'm not really sure what that is yet. I'm hoping it's turning my garage into a family room, but we'll see.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just got back from Arizona...

Well actually we got back on Tuesday. We were there for 5 days, we went last Thursday and due to flight delays we got to Arizona about 3 hours later than planned. It worked out, but because I had packed and checked all the boys food I had to buy a banana...for a freaking dollar, I know that doesn't sound like much except for when you recall that you pay like $1.42 for 8 or more of them at Costco, on a more funny note Jameson did cop a feel on a girl's behind on our layover in Vegas (thankfully, he's only like 9 months old and she thought it was cute). Thankfully the trip went up from there and we didn't have the same problem on the way back. So anyways, Friday we went to the Pheonix Zoo, Saturday we hung around the house and prepped the food for the Baby Blessing on Sunday, and went to someplace called Mutuku's, it was actually pretty fun. Sunday was the blessings, and Monday we went to a chocolate factory, lunch at Cheesecake Factory and went swimming. It was a ton of fun and I love getting to hang out with my brother and sis-in-law.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Its the hubby's birthday...

and I'm so excited, we are going to Texas Road House for dinner tonight with his family and mine and then coming back to our house for German Chocolate cake, I cheated on the cake, in all honesty I don't really have any problems using a box, but I usually play with it, but that didn't happen this time, but I did make the frosting from scratch and it's yummy! Let me tell you toasting the pecans makes all the difference in the world when cooking/baking, they add so much richness, and it's so easy. I just put them in our toaster oven and used the lowest toast function like twice and they came out perfect. I used the recipe from Martha Stewart, except I added a little extra vanilla, and it took me way longer than 10 minutes for the frosting/sauce to thicken. Other than that we are working on getting ready to go to Arizona for my brothers baby blessings, 2 brothers, 1 baby a piece. We are so excited, but also a little scared, we are taking the twins on an airplane and this is their farthest trip yet, any advice? I don't really want to drug 'em if we can avoid, I kind of plan on just sticking to their schedule and hope they comply. Wish us luck, oh and on a side note, Conference was awesome this last weekend, it was so good to hear all the talks on family and struggles and overcoming them. Just what I needed! Ok, now I think I'm done...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My days are not very eventful...

However for me this is actually one, sad I know. So my hubby's birthday is Monday and we are trying not to spend a ton of money these days (kinda comes when you don't exactly have a steady income), and he once upon a time (yes, apparently I like that phrase) asked me for a specific present, I can't tell you what it is, because, well, he can totally get on here and find out, so you can find out when he does. So anyways, I took a little drive up north and got the present and then stopped at Cabela's on the way back for the sole purpose of getting FUDGE, let me tell you I've tried many many places and I've tried making it many times myself, but it never comes close to this stuff. So when we got home first thing we did, me and the boys went on a walk so that I could justify eating said yummy fudge. We also visited with some neighbors, came home and enjoyed some fudge. Fed the boys and down for naps they went. I've yet to really make anything today, too busy enjoying the fudge, but I guess we'll see...also coming up the story of my miracle babies...sometime soon anyways :) Oh but I did get these cute pictures today of my little guys...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Because I said I would probably post something on here about food now and again. Today was Swedish Meatballs, but I did it about as easy as it gets. I took premade meatballs threw them in a pan, added a can of cream of mushroom and half the can worth of cream, then about a teaspoon of beef boulliuon, and some water and heated it up. To go with it I grabbed some egg noodles and boiled them up, tossed the 2 together and it was a fast, easy, yummy dinner...One day I may have to work on the nutrition part of it.

My Hubby....

So a little more get to know you...this time about how me and my hubby ended up together. We've known each other since I was about 4, he's 3 years older than me and actually had a brother my age named Trevor. His family lived just up the street from us in Springville till I was 10 and then my moved to Orem. We had kind of kept in touch, his dad was my brothers scout master and they still came to my families weddings. So, my little sister got married in April 2008 and he came, I did the food for the wedding and his mom told him he should ask me out. Come November he finally did and it was to an Institute dance. I was taking my little little sister Emilee to a dance performance in Salt Lake City and he left a voicemail on my phone. My other sister Kayley was with us and when we heard the message she told me had to go, along with pretty much all my other siblings, that I called freaking out at. My statement "I'm not Jewish" didn't get me very far and I ended up on the date. Now let me back up here for a moment, remember that brother Trevor, well everybody kind of thought for a long time that I'd marry him, sadly Trevor passed away when we were 17 years old, there was never really a conclusive reason as to why. Ok, so back to "I'm not Jewish," so I went with him and we doubled with his older brother and another girl. It was fun and we both established it wasn't nearly as awkward as we thought it would be, but I still went home and told my mom "It was fun, but I don't really see anything coming from it..." little did I know...

Monday, March 28, 2011

New at this...

I once upon a time kept a livejournal where I mostly ranted and raved about a lot of really stupid things. I'll try and make this a more upbeat, afterall, life is about a thousand times better than it was when I was doing that. To introduce myself, I've been married just over a year and a half to an amazing man, I have identical twin boys, and I went to culinary school (not a whole lot there huh? I swear I do more than that, it just seems that whenever I'm asked, that's all I can come up with, dang those boxes we put ourselves into). Cooking hasn't been the biggest part of my life right now because once I had those little boys I became a stay at home mom. I do love to cook and bake though, today it was a roasted red pepper and tomato soup, (totally can be used as a sauce to), its so yummy! I occassionally like to sew, it just seems like it takes a lot to get everything set up and my house is kinda tiny. My hubby is in school studying communications, he is also a writer and if he could he would just write everyday, oh and his name is Tyson, I'll tell you how we met a little later on, like maybe tomorrow. My two little guys are Jameson and Jackson, and they are my literal miracle babies, according to the doctor, they never should have happened the way they did. They were premies and so they are still quite tiny for their age, they are tipping the scales about 12 and a half lbs a piece, and they are 8.5 months old! Jackson was born with clubbed feet, so we've learned all about that and will be dealing with that for at least the next 2-3 yrs. It doesn't seem to affect him much, except he learned to scoot on his back and the nurses don't seem to be a big fan of that, the doctor doesn't really seem to care, and I'm with him on this one! I'm not really sure what this is all gonna turn into, there will probably be some cooking stuff maybe a few projects here and there and I'm sure I'll be telling you all about my babies and the adventures of a first time mommy to twins.