Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer fun

Cute nephew sleeps over.

Went golfing with brother and sister in law.

Johnny's first pix came from Indiana!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Do NOT try this at home!

Two summers ago, my cute nephew helped me to prepare some fresh eggs for food storage. We put vaseline all over them and packed them away in their cartons. The theory was that if you restored the protective coating on the eggs, you could store them for up to TWO YEARS and still be able to use them. Well...
This is what they looked like when I opened them yesterday.
EWWW! Many had split open and all that dark stuff is mold and ca ca!
I cleaned off one of the whitest ones just for the sake of science.

I put it in a bowl of water. If it sank it was supposed to be OK because no air got into it.
It sank.

So I cracked it open.

It looked cloudy and smelled funny.

So I chucked 'em all! Needless to say, you can't store fresh eggs for two years. HOWEVER, my cute friend Lois says that she stores her eggs like this all the time but she rotates them so they're never stored for over two months. Hmmm.
OK, so maybe two months, but NOT two years!

I think I'll just buy the can of powdered eggs for my food storage.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Disneyland Dad

Happy Father's day to my darling husband. The kids call him 'Disneyland Dad' because he's always so much fun to be around. (my nickname is 'Drill Sergeant Mom', opposites attract, you know)
Michal calls him 'Batman' because he can do anything. I always tell him he's charmed. Anything new that he tries, he can do it. Any game that we play, he wins. Any project he works on turns out perfect. He's the best! We love you, Jason!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

22 years ago today...

These two kids were married. It's hard to believe how quickly time flies.
I'm so blessed to have such a great husband. He's patient, kind, wise, loyal, hard-working, etc., etc., and he smells nice too!
I love you Jason!
Here's to our eternity together!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Today we went to the cemetery to re-paint the lettering on my dad's headstone. All of our names are debossed in the cement around the edges. They'll need to be repainted in gold each year so it will be a great tradition. We put up a canopy to block the sun but the wind was blowing like crazy. Some of us painted and some just held on to the canopy. Each kid, grand and great got to paint their own name.
Good memories!
Love you Dad.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Whole New World

My Johnny boy is at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. He'll be leaving for Indiana on June 15th. He's doing very well. Learning a lot. He says the time is going by slowly right now. He really wants to get out into the mission field and get going. Right now there's a lot of studying and practicing teaching the gospel. He's a little homesick but he'll be fine. Here are some pics from the MTC.
Here he is with his companion Elder Crouch.

He's ready to save the world! I love this boy. He has great energy!

I've noticed a difference in the amount of food we have in the house. We bought a case of strawberries last week and we actually had to throw some out because they didn't get eaten fast enough! I also only had to buy one gallon of milk when I went shopping. We've been making instant pudding like crazy trying to use up the other milk before it expires.
Hee hee.