menu and other ramblings

Next weeks menu;
9/12 Black bean enchiladas, Spanish rice, fruit

9/13 Penne with vodka cream sauce, zucchini, and Texas toast

9/14 grilled fish

9/15 black bean enchiladas, rice and fruit

9/16 Penne with vodka sauce zucchini

9/17 morningstar buffalo wings with fruit

9/18 CORN

Last week was a busy one, Monday was labor day we picked our first watermelon from the garden and it really didn't have much flavor so we were just going to toss it and then we had a better idea;
The boys thought it was delicious! Now I cant cut a watermelon in the kitchen without them underfoot!
We also spent alot of time looking at furniture, we were thinking that we wanted a new bedroom set but we decided that we would wait until just a little longer to make the big purchase.

Wednesday was Haileys first soccer game they won 2-1. There was one girl that scored both goals, she is a friend of ours cousin so that was pretty cool, it would have been cooler if it was Hailey but maybe next game.

This weekend we are headed to the fair!


Menu 8/5-8/11

We are still living the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle; we are only eating 1 serving of a meal and eating leftovers, we use to cook a new meal everyday and then have a CORN (clean out the refrigerator night) every week, well financially that wasn't really working out, and after eating raw for 10 days and only having salads, eating leftovers are not so bad. So now we are cooking 2-3 meals a week and still having a corn buffet one day. Here is our menu for next week,

breakfast is always a smoothie sometimes with a muffin and lunch is always raw (a salad or sliced veggies and hummus) Hailey eats at school, snacks are fruit and nut mix, Lara bars, and fresh fruits and veggies;

8/5 grilled steaks, (ok so this isnt vegetarian AT ALL, but its a holiday) grilled zucchini, and macaroni salad
8/6 Veggie Chimichangas, green salad and fruit
8/7 Spinach pasta, Texas toast, salad
8/8 Grilled fish (rainbow trout free from our friends fishing trip) zucchini, fruit
8/9 veggie chimichangas mixed fruit
8/10 spinach pasta, fruit, and zucchini
8/11 CORN buffet


Long busy days

Hailey made the soccer team! She was so excited but it will make for a very busy month and a half. She has practice everyday from 3-5 and on Friday practice at 6AM, which means she has to be up at 430am! and then 2 games a week on top of all that, she has had homework everyday (which was no surprise to us) by the time she is done with that, her shower and dinner it is already about 8pm, sometimes even later. Last year her bed time was 930, but this year we moved it to 9 just until she gets into a groove. Tonight though I think we will have her go @8 depending on what her Utah Studies homework looks like.

Liz is a whole 'nother type of busy... She too gets up at 430am and is out the door by 5am (she gets ready really fast) by the time she works, and goes to the gym she gets home at about 720pm!

So pretty much its just me and the boys all day, when every one gets home it is a mad rush of how was your day? what did you do?we have to squeeze everything in by 10 when the house shuts down... We all cant wait for the weekends, when we can try to sleep in, and spend some time together!


Why do I even bother?

Me and this blog are enemies, I dont know why I really do enjoy writting here but for whatever reason I always take unexpected breaks and never this one was really long. Things are getting back on track around here post vacation. All the vacation laundry is done and the house is pretty much all cleaned up.

Hailey started school last week and in "worst mom of the year" fashion, I didnt take her picture. She is trying out for soccer tryouts started last week and the final decision was made last Friday, however there were 5 girls that the coach wanted and only 2 spots left and of coarse Hailey was on that list. So she has a few more days of tryouts and will hopefully get the final word soon. She also is now in the gifted and talented program for English and Social Studies along with honors pre-algebra. If she makes the soccer team it look like we are going to have a very busy school year.



Really are you kidding me this summer is already almost over? Where did it go? the last time I sat down and blogged was July 19 since then lots has happened, we made it back to the Tea Rose Diner on the 21st on the way to the days of '47 Rodeowe had awesome seat that we bought off of Groupon for 4.00 each! It was a fun Thursday night date.

Saturday the 23 Liz took the day to head out to a Beast Seminar at Pure Workout she was out all day learning new moves, she now can flip a 350# tractor tire! The 23 was also our 7 year anniversary Liz got me a beautiful bouquet of red roses and I totally forgot to take a picture, The weather has been so hot here that they are already hanging to dry, I got her a 5 year line a day Q&A book I got one for myself too, we have been filling it out in the evenings, I think it will be something nice too look back on in 5, 10, 15 years from now. We went out for sushi which was delicious! Then took a walk at a local park, we ended the night watching movies at home, it was a really nice night! (we are headed to San Fransisco for our BIG anniversary get away, more on that later)
The 29th was my 30th birthday! I have been ChaCha'ing since March trying to save up to take a trip to the Zermett Resort in Midway, then the week before we were set to go I found out that they had changed there chef and no longer did the all you can eat seafood buffet, so the trip that I had been planning for 4 months now was cancelled. We decided to check out the Melting pot and I am so glad that we did we had such a good time the whole experience of fondue is just FUN! If you have never been, save your pennies and on the next big day go there! After that we headed to the Gateway to watch Crazy.Stupid.Love which was really funny! We are meeting up with the family this weekend to go bowling in crazy socks!

Saturday we headed out to Park City to hang out at the outlets, we did some shopping not anything crazy, we went to Fossil and got new watches!

Sunday the 31st Liz had to bid for new work, her new shift is going to bring alot of new scheduling, starting with getting up at 430am instead of 520! But she is now on a 4 day work week and has Wednesday off! Now one would think "oh day off mid week" no not here, here we think, "ohhh day off you can work and get OT" so we will see what happens with that, if all goes has planned (does it ever) we could possibly be debt free by December, if not completely, we will be really really close.

So thats where we have been!


Our weekend

We had a great weekend! Friday was my Great Grandma's Birthday, and we thought it would be nice to send her some balloons. After that we went on a short hike, a really short hike 1.5 miles to Donut Falls , the reviews did not lie this is a perfect hike for children. Next weekend we are thinking about heading out to dog lake. It was really pretty out in big cottonwood we even saw a few moose! After all that we then spent the afternoon shopping for fabric and produce, for dinner we went out for Thai food, and finished our night watching Harry Potter, the very first one, since we have never watched them before.

On Sunday we had a great movie day we watched the second Harry Potter, the Lincoln Lawyer, Confined, and The Burning Bed, we also took Coal on a 2 mile walk to return the movies and pickup a few house hold things. It was a perfect weekend. Cant wait until the next one!


our garden

Yesterday I went out to the garden and did some picking and this time they were not weeds (that will be today)
One zucchini and one banana pepper! Our zucchini plant is HUGE I am glad that we only put one in, the squash is not nearly as big, we have 2 tomatoes that are out there and still green I am sure they will be ready soon.