Sunday, April 26, 2009

Funny little girl...

We just got back yesterday from visiting Utah for my sister's BYU graduation. (Go sis!) We had a great time and got to visit with friends and family. We miss good ol' Utah.

At a layover in the Las Vegas Airport, Aubrey started to get a little restless. So I walked around a bit with her on my hip (our usual mode of transportation) waiting to board the next plane. Now, we think Aubrey is cute and others have told us she I usually don't think much when other people smile at her or say hello. Usually Aubrey will wave or smile back. So I found it weird that at this airport people were laughing when they saw her? They were laughing and then turning to their friends and laughing more! It kept happening the more I was walking around. I started making my way back to Ryan because it was so weird and I glanced in her direction...

She had her finger in her nose (past the first knuckle -mind you) and was just keeping it there. She looked at me with her finger still in her nose - and I started laughing... hard. She started laughing back (finger still in place) and continued to relocate her finger as I tried to remove it while laughing. Of course my laughing only encouraged her. Funny little girl...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why did the Turkey cross the road?..

...To get away from Ryan!

We recently saw this gobbler not far from our house. Ryan had to take a picture of it. Watch out, Turkey!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Goodbye Kitty...

We sadly have lost our dear kitty. She was 19 years old. Ryan got her as a little kitten when he was in 6th grade. She had a good life, but we will miss her furry little self around here. She was so good with Aubrey. We buried her yesterday.

We love you and will miss you, kitty.
(Here are some pictures from last month)

Cooking without the "whine"

Update: Apparently my blog is now being blocked by some Net Nanny programs because of this post. So I changed the wording a bit to see if that helps. ;)

I love to cook and bake! However, it seems more and more recipes have "whine." As I am too shy to even consider buying these items (I know, the whine cooks out) - I found a great resource for alternatives I thought I'd share! has a great alternative list here: here

Also, a basic list from here

Happy cooking!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Day!

We wish you all a wonderful Easter. We are reflecting on the gift of the Savior's sacrifice on our behalf today. We had a fun day yesterday visiting our extended family in Pleasanton. It was a great day trip and Aubrey did so well on the 4 hour round trip drive. We love her.

I found a really neat idea online today that I wanted to share with anyone looking for a neat way to teach about the Savior's resurrection on Easter. We'll be doing this next year!

Here are some pictures from last week. My favorite was her "swimming" in the newspaper with her birthday balloons! Also some bath pictures...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Good golly miss molly!

Well, it seems like forever since we added more pics. As always -your patience shall be rewarded!
Aubrey turned 1 on March 16th. We had a really fun party a few days before with family and friends. It took awhile before she really got into the cake. Ryan even pushed her hand into it!
We are so happy she is in our lives. We love her so much and can't imagine how we got along without her. :)