Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merrily we "Roll" Along

December is Christmas party time at Heritage Gardens, and lots of lunch and dinner parties means lots of our famous Heritage Garden rolls. I am the official and only maker of the rolls so I have been busy lately. From last Saturday to Today, I made over 1800 rolls. Want to know how to make 1800 rolls? It takes:

200 pounds flour
4 1/2 cups salt
108 Tablespoons yeast (that's 6 3/4 cups)
9 gallons milk
13 1/2 quarts water
216 eggs
20 pounds butter

Then spend about 35 hours mixing, rolling, flipping, baking, and buttering rolls (if you have had lots of practice or it may take a little longer.) Oh, and I only got butter in my eye twice.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm trying to upload the video Julianne talked about but I'm having trouble getting it to work. Any suggestions? I'll keep trying.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

10 Years in the Making

After 10 years of saving quarters and collecting them in the map it is finally complete. Thanks to everyone who helped me find them all and saved them for me (especially Julianne). Hmmm I wonder what I will collect now...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why I haven't been blogging

Unfortunately I can only handle one extracurricular activity at a time and at the moment it is quilting... therefore blogging gets put on the back burner. I still try to read everyone else's at least every couple of days. So that's why. Sorry.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lane's Wedding

I want to share some pictures of Lane and Jesika's wedding. It was a very nice day, cold, but not freezing, and sunny. I really can't comprehend that Lane is old enough to be married and looking at him doesn't help because he looks the same as he always has except that he has a bigger smile than I have ever seen before. Congratulations Lane and Jesika!

Sarah and Sage

Thursday, October 2, 2008


September was a fun busy month. After Kaity's baptism was September 11, and the Healing Field which Sandy City does each anniversary to remember those who died that day and since in the fight against terrorism. The kids look forward to it as a day to run through all the flags, but Malerie is beginning to understand what the flags represent and why we remember. Kim asked me last year why I want to go every year and take pictures if it is always the same. Well, it isn't, there were only 1776 flags this year and a patriotic display and like I told him, the kids change, and they look forward to going.

On September 20 we celebrated with Lynae and Tyler on their wedding day. They had the reception at Heritage Gardens Saturday morning and the Temple ceremony in the afternoon. It was a fun and different way to deal with the day and I think it was fun for everyone. I especially enjoyed seeing where I work every day from the other side. I realized once again what an awesome, beautiful and fun place it is. I decided to choose pictures which show what a great place it is.

The backyard patio was so beautiful this time of year with all the flowers and foliage. I know that Vance and Cheryl and their family were very happy to have "found" such a neat place.

My friends Cindy (the cake) and Lori (the flowers) are so good at what they do and everything was beautiful.

This is a view of the main hall from the stairway.

Throwing the bouquet from the stairs...

Lots of room for visiting and activities such as dancing and eating...

The brides room...

The hallway up stairs, the bench is carved swans...

The gazebo is part of the beautiful patio along with the waterfall and pond complete with goldfish and water lillies.

The temple ceremony was very lovely. Lynae and Tyler took pictures earlier in the morning before the reception, so the only "official" picture this afternoon was the whole family group on the temple stairs. But we took our own family pictures at the back doors.

In every way it was a beautiful day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kaity's Baptism

It is time that we update a bit on our blog. The next big event for us was the Baptism of Kaity. She has been so excited for the last week and finally the day has come. For the last week she has had Grandpa practice at least every night to make sure she was comfortable with what was going to happen. Kaity had asked Grandpa to Baptize her and Uncle Michael to Confirm her with Grandpa, Papa , Tyler, and Bishop Peterson in the circle. It was a great day and we could all feel of the Spirit. There was only 2 being Baptized in our Stake so it was not rushed at all and we could just take as much time as needed to visit and enjoy the experience together. It has been a long time since I have had the opportunity to Baptize any one. It was a beautiful day for all.
The Kids were excited to be there as you can see she wanted to take a picture with her Brother and Sister and cousins except as usual Hailey did not want her picture taken.
It was great to have the Great Grandparents there too. G.G. Ray decided to stay at home because of health and well you all know he is having a hard time and it is hard to take the oxygen with him, but we were all thinking of him.
Proud Mom and we are sure that her Dad was thinking of her also.
Since a lot of the family were here for Kaity's Baptism, Julie and Mom decided it would be a good time to also have a Bridal Shower for Lynae and so we had everyone over to the house for that and a bite to eat of Gayle's croissant rolls and chicken salad it was a great time. We also got to find out how much Tyler and Lynae knew about each other with a game that Julie had based on the Newly Wed Game.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thanksgiving Point Tuesdays

We took advantage of Thanksgiving Point's $2 Tuesday special to visit the dinosaur Museum. Kim thought we had already been there, because we went to the pre-opening display several years ago, but that was before there were any dinosaurs or displays or anything. I think it had the gift shop and the digging sand box. Anyway we were impressed by the size of it and the many different displays. Sometime we will have to go without the kids and spend more time seeing beyond the surface. We had a good time though, and will definitely go again.

Malerie and Kaity were very impressed by this giant shark, but Colin was scared to death of it. He wouldn't even walk past it until I told him there was no other way out and he didn't have to look at it, but then he wanted to go back and see it. I was kind of stumped why he was so afraid of it because he loves to get "shark books" from the library. Kids, you never really understand them.

When we came out of the museum the sun was just setting and everyone was kind enough to wait around while I took some pictures, but of course they were ready to leave before it got really good. This last picture was taken from the moving car window on the freeway.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Pics and Quips

The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.~Isaac Watts

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This is a First

Usually Hailey runs and hides or pouts when I try to get a picture of her, but today she actually asked me to take a picture of her. I guess she thought she was being so funny.

Another Birthday Party!

We celebrated Kaity's birthday early because she starts school on her birthday, Monday Aug 25. She went out with Mom and her friend, Sabrina Moon, on Saturday and we had a family party on Sunday for her and Malerie. We had sloppy joes, chicken pasta salad, chips, lemonade and cake and ice cream. Kaity got clothes, bubble bath, school supplies and best of course, cash. Good Party again!

We also got a chance to congratulate Lynae and Tyler who got engaged this week. They are getting married Sept. 20, yes, this September.

Malerie's Makeover

Malerie was feeling "unsafe" in her bedroom, because of the uneven ceiling tiles and was having a hard time sleeping. Changing rooms was not an option and neither was replacing the ceiling, and explaining that they had been like that for 2o years didn't help either, so I thought maybe we could cover them up with fabric. She and Kaity chose this fabric for their birthdays and I spent a day with a staple gun attaching it. It isn't perfect, but it isn't too bad either and it makes her happier so I guess that's a small price to pay. There is enough fabric left over for a bed skirt so that is the next project.

I told her she better not become afraid of frogs now.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

So much to blog, So little time!

I have weeks worth of events to report, but not much time, so for Bre, and Heather, who we missed so much I will blog their visit with us. Because of Bre's great blog, we practically felt like we already knew the kids, and they aren't too shy so they made friends with the cousins pretty quickly. I wish I had been able to take a picture of them all standing together, because Peyton is Hailey's age, but almost Michayla's size. Paige weighs more than Hailey although she is closer to Andrew's age. It was just fun to get to know them. Colin and Peyton got along pretty well. Colin is always happy when there is another boy cousin around, because we have so many more girls. He will be happy when Andrew is big enough to play. It was great to see Bre and Dan and Michael too. It is much too long between visits.

Goodbye, everyone. Have a great mission Michael.