Friday, November 21, 2008

Great deal!

Loren and I ran to Wal-Mart last night to pick up some eggs. While walking down the main aisle, we spotted Campbell's cream of mushroom and cream of chicken on sale for $.50. Wow, we thought. You can't even buy the imitation brand for that price. Since we have been working on our food storage this past year, we thought we would stock up. I think the lady at the check out thought we were crazy when we checked out with 24 cans of Cream of Chicken and 72 cans of Cream of Mushroom. Now...those weren't all of ours. 48 cans of the Cream of Mushrooms were for Loren's parents. It is one more step on being prepared for anything (recession, famine, job loss). I really do believe that each one of us should have a food storage, even if you only buy 1 extra can of food each shopping trip. The prophets wouldn't tell you, if it wasn't important. It has been hard storing everything, but we've found a place for everything (under beds, in totes, in the garage).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

8 things

Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Answer the six "8" items.
3. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

8 Favorite TV Shows:
1. The Office
2. Heroes
3. Americas Next Top Model
4. Dancing with the Stars
5. Biggest Loser
6. Arrested Development
7. Gray's Anatomy
8. Desperate Housewives

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Slept
2. Ordered scrapbook pages
3. Worked
4. Watched TV
5. Checked email
6. Ate
7. Wiped the kitchen table down
8. This is pathetic, I really didn't do anything.

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Owning a home
2. Starting a family
3. Not having to work
4. Christmas
5. Flying to KS
6. The weekend
7. Sleeping
8. Eating

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Olive Garden
2. Panda Garden
3. Wingers
4. Tablerock
5. Red Robin
6. Chili's
7. Texas Roadhouse
8. The Cheesecake factory

8 Things On My Wish List:
1. Adobe photoshop Elements (hopefully I will be getting this for Christmas)
2. Trip to Hawaii
3. More time to do what I want
4. Less bills or more money
5. A nice house to live in
6. To go skydiving
7. Lose weight
8. Start a family

8 People I Tag:
1. Alexis
2. Trixie
3. Desta
4. Koreena
5. Anna
6. Emily
7. Arlee
8. Any one who wants to do this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Things I have Done

I got this off of a friend's blog. It sounded fun. You are supposed to bold the ones that you have done.
1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing- 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie- 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Digital Scrapebooking

Anyone that knows me, knows I love to scrapbook. I even tevo Scrapbook memories on the BYU channel. They always have an section where they do digital scrapbook and I started to get interested in it. One day while I was at work, I researched it and came home and downloaded the trial version of Adobe. I've fallen in love with a new hobby. Not like I don't already have enough hobbies. I love the thought of being able to make a layout and change colors, textures, and pictures and have another page already done. I've downloaded all the papers and embellishments for free and now I'm learning how to make my own. You might wonder how much it cost to print of a 12x12 page, but it's not much. I get them all printed at Costco for $2.99. Not bad thinking of everything I would need to purchase. You can even print out a 12x18 for the same price. My goal is when we have kids to print off the 12x12 for me and then 2 6x6 of the same page for the grandparents. Whala! Christmas and birthday gift, done. I do bring the pages home and add more ribbons, buttons, and flowers, just to give it some texture. Here are the pictures of my first 3 pages.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Deer/Elk Stroganoff

We purchased a Crock Pot with all the gift cards we got from our wedding and have loved cooking in it. Loren is a hunter and we have tons of frozen deer and elk meat in our deep freeze. I found a recipe the other day that used both the Crock Pot and all that frozen meat we have, and it came out wonderful.

Deer/Elk Crock Pot Stroganoff
1 1/2 pounds elk roast
1 1/2 tablespoons steak seasoning
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of onion soup
1 cup water
1 cup sour cream

1. Season the roast with the steak seasoning and sage, and place into a slow cooker along with the onion, garlic, cream of onion soup, and water.
2. Cover, and cook on Low until the meat is easily shredded with a fork, 5 to 7 hours. Stir in the sour cream, and cook 30 minutes more. Shred the meat before serving.
3. Serve over rice, noodles, or potatoes.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Looking in our window!

A couple of nights ago, we came home to a frog looking in our window. The wood pole was a support for our window air conditioner, that we hadn't put away yet. But it was so weird that the frog took the time to climb up this long pole to sit on the top. We haven't seen any frogs around our place until this one. It was just too weird not to blog.


I went to cheesecake factory the other day and instead of getting cheesecake for dessert I got their layer cake. It is the best thing I've ever had. The cake consisted of layers of brownie, chocolate cake, fudge, coconut walnut frosting and cheesecake. The picture doesn't do it justice, probably because I had already eaten half of it. Thank you Cheesecake factory for putting all of my favorite desserts into one.

Halloween Night

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone had a good night. We decided to stay at home and pass out candy, since we were in a neighborhood and expected kids. We didn't get a single tricker treater until 8:00pm, and we ended up only getting 3 knockers. We were expecting more with the amount of kids around our neighborhood, but I guess they didn't want any candy. A nice photo of me and the cat. He helped carve the pumpkins and light them. I thought it would be good to get him in the photo too.
Loren wanted to make his pumpkin a little happier this year. I dedicate my pumpkin to the neighborhood cat.