Saturday, November 20, 2010


I've been doing some experimental cooking this last week.  Today was chocolate cake.  I know, twist my arm... The recipe I tried today was from here, except that I used brown rice flour in place of the white rice flour, and substituted almond milk for the cow's milk.
Isn't it pretty?  We had it for dessert tonight to absolute universal acclaim.  Seriously, this is a freaking amazing cake.
The kids both really enjoyed it.  Myra found some additional uses for it...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ren Fest!!

We went to the Renaissance Festival yesterday and had such a blast!!  There was so much to see, do and eat.
Here we are all together, before we had a chance to get messy (which we did!!).  We're all wearing outfits I made this year.  I think that is a first!
We started the fun at the carousel.
We met up with some friends, and watched the parade.  Myra was entranced with the princesses and fairies all around!  One of the princesses even stopped an gave her a flower.
After that we went to my favorite show - the belly dancers!!
Then we all went walking in the garden.  It's a little less crowded back there, and the kids love to climb on all the sculptures.
After that we went to see the elephant.  Logan was a little nervous about it at first, but once he got closer, he couldn't get enough of it!  After admiring it for some time, he was ready to ride!
The other animals were a little tame after that, but the petting zoo was still fun.
After that, we took another cruise through the gardens to do some climbing on dragons,
took another spin on the carousel, (Myra had crashed out by this point!)
and then headed back to Temple.  It was a long, fun filled day, and totally worth it, just for this happy face.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I was a total slacker on Halloween and took approximately no pictures...
Fortunately, one of the talented young couples in our ward took family photos at the Halloween party, so there is some evidence that Halloween happened.  The kids looks very concerned in this picture.

But they figured out pretty quickly what it was all about...

Now they ask daily for more Halloween.