Sunday, March 24, 2013

Matty Turns 30!

Well it is official my big bro is old! Now that he's 30 I offered him acid reducer after his birthday dinner...he still thinks he's 24 in that regard. We even caught him smiling for the camera a few times. You don't believe me? See below. 

All joking aside, I'm pretty happy that I can call this old man my brother. It has been great living by him again, receiving lots of service from him, working with him, and laughing at and with him. I'd say we are all very lucky to have Matty around. Happy 30th Birthday kid! 

 Amie made this AMAZING cheesecake for the birthday boy (not to mention a delicious dinner!) and it was to die for! I plan on submitting my request for my birthday to the chef soon. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fun With Some Of The Ericksons

Jake, Megan, and their crew came to see our new homes recently! It was great having them. I just love all their kids...Jake and Megan too. ;) 

We only snapped a few shots, unfortunately we missed some...

It is universally known fact that all three year olds (and all kids for that matter) love iPads! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

To Tetonia With These Three Short-stackers

Saturday I was brave and hauled all three nieces to Tetonia for the day to help Mama Berry.  We were not planning on Mattie Faye coming along originally but she had other ideas as she waved goodbye to her daddy and followed us out.  
They were well behaved.
And their Grandpa fed them enough sweets that I'm surprised that they weren't diabetics by the time they made it back home that night.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Go Bright...My Life's Motto

Between Dadio and Sam Jam tag-teaming me I was persuaded to purchase these bright red couches for my basement. They look great with my floors. I'm pretty excited! Matty told me that the rainbow called and wants it's colors back. What can I say? I'm a bright color lover. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jess Berry Quote Of The Day!

Patience is not indifference. Actually, it means caring very much but being willing, nevertheless, to submit to ... what the scriptures call the "process of time".

Neal A. Maxwell 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Jess Berry Quote Of The Day!

That it will never come again, Is what makes life so sweet. 

Emily Dickinson

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dusting Off The Old Baking Skills

A few weeks ago KM emailed this recipe for a lemon tart that looked delicious. The next day I received a loving and thoughtful house-warming gift from MP and Sammy P. What was in the package? A new lemon zester, a lemon juicer, and a fancy flour sifter. Perfect timing! Well it took me a few weeks to find the time and physical energy to bake but I finally tested out my new toys and here is the finished product. 

 Yes, those are fresh blueberries in Idaho. A tender mercy for this Californian at heart gal.