Sunday, September 09, 2007

just a random post of random things tonight. the above pics are of tomatoes that i grew and raspberries from my own raspberry plants. can we all say "it's a good thing" altogether now? there is nothing better than homegrown tomatoes. ok--there are a few things better but this is a family blog!

the rice Krispie cake was david's birthday cake! LOL Davids' sister had already made him a wonderful chocolate cake for him on labor day and i saw no reason to improve upon it. we had a nice dinner of chicken fajitas, guacamole, salsa and chips and beans. nothing like a good mexican dinner topped of with that favorite of mexican desserts--rice krispie squares!

i do have to say that my children have had some funny things to comment on the past week. first we began with anna--who when we called brianne on her birthday (labor day) to wish her a happy day informed brianne that the reason we weren't going to church that day is that there are no churches in california! which she told brianne i had told her. well, why do you think so many people want to live there?

then carson was lamenting the size of our family. yeah--6 children is nothing! then she mentioned a family from our old ward--the robisons--and how they had so many kids. most of their kids are grown with about 3 children apiece. so i told her that they only had one more child than we did. and that as soon as haley was grown we would have a lot more in our family (if dallas and brianne will start to get busy!). then carson replied that brianne would be dead by then. i'm like--carson--in 20 years brianne will be my age. a look of horror on her face and then she said "then you'll be dead!" thanks for the vote of confidence.

this week taylor went with the young women/young mens group to go waterskiing. they were supposed to leave at 5:30. i ended up in taylor's room that night and heard the alarm going off--taylor wouldn't budge. so i got up and turned it off to see that it was 4 a.m. later i heard her moving around and she was all out of sorts--her alarm hadn't gone off. i said--the one at 4 in the morning? yes. OK--if you know anything about taylor at all it is this--the girl is a hippie in the making. no makeup, no frills, hair is always, yes ALWAYS, straight. so she was totally stressed trying to find a tank top (the horrors kerry!) to wear over her bathing suit. this crisis necessitates an hour and a half? sometimes i forget that she is a girl--i forget what it was like to be 12 and worried about what i would wear. but it totally cracked me up that she wanted to get up at 4.

the last picture is of anna at her friend's birthday party this weekend. don't get in her way--that's all i'm saying.

have a great week and here is my recipe for wonderful salsa.

1 can of crushed tomatoes, 2-4 jalapeno's, roasted, de-seeded and chopped, 4 tomatoes peeled and chopped, 1 bunch of cilantro washed and chopped, 1 bunch of green onions chopped, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 can of sliced black olives (which i leave out because my husband loathes olives) 2 cloves of garlic chopped, 1 lime juiced. enjoy!


Beth said...

"Then you'll be dead!" Bwahaha! Kids crack me up with their distorted views.

Nice job on the tomaters and raspberries! :)

Dust and Maddy said...

Every story cracked me up. I love the no churches in Californis and the look of horror over how old you are. Ellie's always whinning that our family is small too and couldn't I just "pop out 6 more babies? We have room for them around our table." Every car we look she asks how many more kids we can fit in there.

brianne said...

You are my favorite. Yeah, mom, why don't you have more kids. Oh I'm coming home soon, I'm gonna go look up plane tickets right now.

Anonymous said...

Okay, why do you have to spoil the salsa with cilantro??? I guess I'll have to make my own version of that recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm so tired (of work) that I can't even spell my OWN name correctly!! CRAP!

Kerry said...


I love that picture of Anna. I would keep that one around for the boyfriens that she brings home some day!

beautiful produce!! I hate that it is cool enough not to burn every growing thing up there! No fair!

Deanna Payne said...

Those look like my Tomatoes. I killed my Rasperry bushes shortly after planting them. So jealous of those.

laura said...

yeah - all us heathens here in CA - we don't need no stinkin' churches! :P

LOVE your stories, and love your garden bounty. :)

Shanna said...

ROFLMAO at Laura!!! I was hoping you'd catch that! Wink!

Anna....she's killin' me in that photo.

Off to make some Krispy Treats. Just had some shrimp and a to top it off.

No...I ain't preggo. LOL

Anonymous said...

You have a great life. love it. take care tammi

Ashley Harris said...

Those look so yummy! I will have to make some Rice Krispie Treats for the crop tomorrow night. You comin?

Shanna said...

DAMMIT WOMAN!!!! Would you update already? Everytime I check your blog and see those yummy pictures I have to go stuff my face!