Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Ends...

Winter's Beauty! This is the same shot I took of the Golden tree a couple months ago from the front walk of the house. The seasons are dramatic here. The sun is shining today after two days of snow. It is beautiful fluffy snow, the snowflakes sparkling in the sun. I can hardly believe a new year is ready to start.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Fun

My daughter decided to use up the Gingerbread houses I purchase after Christmas every year...her brother wanted to decorate one for a date, but needed a little help in the doing of it. She got her oldest brother to bring a date, and she got her husband involved, and soon all three couples were merrily spreading icing and glueing the houses together. I got the job of babysitter and was summarily ordered out of the house with my own dh and grandbaby. We went to Chuckarama and had a delicious time feeding the baby macaroni and cheese, madarin oranges, and green beans. But when we came back we found these cute houses. Oh, and the ornaments on the chandelier idea came from Better Homes and Gardens web site, it sparkles and shines light all over the!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Georgie in the Living Room

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George and I were playing hide and go seek in the Living Room yesterday. Mostly that meant I hid behind the wall or the Christmas tree and he laughed his head off. Lindsay started it all, and then she took pictures. I just thought he matched the room in his cute Sunday Christmas clothes, and he got to enjoy the Christmas tree from the safety of the play yard. I just think he's fabulous!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Autumn's End

The leaves are gold, and soon to drop. This picture is taken from my front yard looking east. We have so much raking to do. :) If you look really closely you can see the corner of the roof of our house on the upper left.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

I Heart Motherhood

Georgie in his cute! Today my daughter featured my blog on her brand new blog! I figured I ought to put something on my blog too. My daughter is an artist and a great mom...check out her new blog, not too much to read yet, but she's trying to blog daily! She had a fun adventure with a chicken yesterday...first time she's ever cooked chicken with bones..she's a good cook but that meat with bones has just been eww for her- so yay, I'm glad she conquered! Oh and she brought me a piece of her banana bread, yummy! Go and visit Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tonight's Sunset

My daughter called me on the phone and said, come outside, you have got to see this. The dark cloudy sky over our house reflected the sunset back off the mountain. I think I came out about five minutes too late, most of the pictures were just too dark. But I got these few. The first three I am facing south in my front yard,you are looking at Maple Mountain, in last one I am facing west. I need photography lessons and a different camera, but still, aren't sunsets nice?
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Maple Canyon Fire Aug 17, 09


This is pictures at around 6:00pm. The helicopter is getting water out of the pond across the street. These pictures were taken from my driveway. The fire is right on the mountain beside my house, they have much of it out. The next canyon over Hobble Creek is on fire as well. I do not know how big that fire is, but there is more smoke over there, you can see fire and smoke on the mountains in the front and the back of our house.
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Caitlyn and Weston's Cake

My daughter made this fabulous wedding cake for her cousin! We were happy with how it came together. It matched the reception perfectly, and it's massive size fit the huge Provo Library Ballroom where the reception was held. It's covered with fondant, and the square layers are white cake and the round layers are chocolate cake, it had a yummy cherry filling in all the layers. I got to make all the buttercream for under the fondant, and my dd made the fondant, and did the majority of the work. I got to carry things, drive the car, and tie the bows on the wedding knife and cake server. We were happy with our mirror for the base, and the pretty flower topper too! It was all super fresh, she baked it last night (most of the night) and decorated it today. My oldest son helped her figure out the cute quilting pattern on the square cakes...they made a template and went to town, he also helped with the pearls and ribbon. DD's hubby also helped, took care of the baby, and carried cakes too. (not to mention herculean cleanup efforts) It took all three of them to get that fondant on the huge bottom cake...but it worked really well. Great job, great cake! Thanks Lindsay!
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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Maybrook

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Maybrook has more water now!



You can see it has more water in it today. I couldn't decide which picture I liked better? Which one is your favorite?
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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Maybrook and Backyard Flowers




This is our Maybrook in the backyard. It is the overflow ditch that runs when there is alot of water coming down from Maple Mountain in the spring. It just barely started running. Someyears it doesn't run at all, but it has run the last three or four years. So far this isn't much water, it hasn't really warmed up yet. This is probably because we had almost an inch of rain yesterday. The other pictures are the lilacs and cherry blossoms, plus the cute flowers my dd got for her flowerbed.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rat Tail Cactus



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Several years ago my mom gave me this cactus plant. It has grown too big for the pot, and likes being root bound because it has given me a bounty of blossoms this spring. I neglect it woefully, but wanted to share it's beauty!