Monday, October 22, 2007

Award Winning Cornbread

On Saturday, our ward had a Chili Cook-Off, where people can bring their best chili, cornbread, or dessert and they would be judged by the young women and men. Well I thought I would enter my cornbread. Well when we got there their was so many versions of cornbread that I thought I dont have a chance, surely there would be better tasting cornbreads than mine.

But to my surprise, Mine WON!! I was excited. Mine won as the sweetest tasting cornbread according to the young women and men. If any are interested in the recipe here it is. I hope you try it out.

1 C. margarine, melted 1 1/4 C cornmeal
1 1/2 C sugar 2 3/4 C flour
2 C buttermilk 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Cook for 35 minutes at 375.
If you want to make a smaller batch, just cut everything in half.
Enjoy

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Braden!!


We celebrated Braden's 4th birthday on Saturday, the 13th. Even though October 15th is his birthday. He wanted to have a big party with all of his new friends. We had 10 little kids running around and having fun. Our good friends, Shane and Missy, and Fonda came with her kids. Also Grandma and Grandpa Clark came. Grandma and Grandpa Samson gave Braden a big surprise. They flew in from Salt Lake to come to his party. They orginally weren't going to come because of the long drive, but my brother works for Skywest airline as a aircraft mechanic so they can fly free on standby. This was there first time flying to our house and the kids thought it was neat to see them come off the airplane.
Braden loved his party and loved playing Duck Duck Goose, Red Light, Green Light, and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Thank goodness it was good weather or we would have 10 kids running around playing games. We had a big football birthday cake and our house was decorated with a sports theme. Braden had such a great time opening his presents, he had lots of lego sets and mom and dad gave him a leapfrog leapster with the Cars game. Its hard to believe our boy is 4 years old

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Malia Laughs!!

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Well Malia has started to laugh when tickled, it is actually pretty cute (I have 3 kids, I can say cute). Mary is pretty happy since I could get our other kids to laugh pretty easily and she couldn't. This child is definitely Mary's since she can get her to laugh and I can't. The funniest thing was saturday after the afternoon session of conference, Mary went to get her hair trimmed and I was rocking Malia. Bailee walked up to her growling and she went nuts, laughing. She laughed for about 20 min, it had us all laughing too. Malia is now almost 4 months old and is growing like a weed.

Monday, October 1, 2007

We Just Love Construction!!

It must be the season for construction, because we have new houses being built behind and across the street from us. Of course there is still the hospital being built too. Instead of looking at the bare fields we look at huge cranes, backhoes, and hear lots and lots of pounding. I guess it's good to have more neighbors. Hopefully it wont take them very long, it could get old seeing gross men working. Now if they were cute it would be a different story. HAHAHA!

Well I just planted some tulip bulbs in my flower bed and we will see if I have a green thumb or not, when they come up in the spring. Its been fun working in the yard even though I have no idea what I am doing. I guess we all have to start somewhere.

Cameron and I have new callings in the ward. Cameron is the Cubmaster and teaches the 11 and 12 year old primary class. I think Cam will do a wonderful job and will have fun with the boys. I was called to be an assistant Den Leader for the Bears. I had to laugh when they told me I would be in cub scouts, because I was the den leader for the bears in Pocatello. At least I will know what I am doing, and can bring in some ideas from before. It will be fun to work with Cameron in scouting. Wish us luck.