Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Buy about 4 boxes of crab and shrimp boil.
Put the seasonings in a VERY LARGE POT (you may have to use two pots) bring to boil:
ad in this order!
Red Potatoes... boil till almost tender
Corn on the cob (broke in half) boil for about 5 more minutes
Polish Sausage cut into pieces boil for about 5 more minutes
Seafood.... (I like the really large shrimp (NOT PRE COOKED SHRIMP), scallops, and crab claws) I have put mussels in it also. Do not over cook the seafood. The seafood cooks VERY VERY fast. So put it in at the end.
Cover a couple of cookie sheets with tin foil and drain off water and put mixture on cookie sheets.
VERY IMPORTANT... get old bay spice (you can buy it by the seafood) and season really well.
My kids LOVE this. Its a NO silverware kinda meal and it is so yummy...
P.S. I AM GETTING MARRIED IN 10 DAYS!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, Josh came up from Bountiful and we all played softball for a couple of hours then went and had some pizza and beer at the Factory with all the kids, Bart, Cherrie, Jerry and Kim. What a perfect day..... awesome weekend!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
As we all know.. I am on a business trip to Colorado. To make a long story short.. I had a "kick ass" day on the job. I was as high as a kite. I called Sam to say what a great day I have had and we talked many times over the day. I go to Dillon, Colorado to have dinner and then I did some shopping and driving around looking at the AMAZING COLORADO ROCKIES. FINALLY...........I head back to my room and on my bed was this (picture above) with the cutest note from Sam. I texted him and he said............. I got to buy my baby a beer I just don't get to drink them with her.
YEAH.... IT IS SO TOUGH TO BE ME.
Sam I love you and I will see you tomorrow at 12.32..... I miss my friend...
Monday, September 22, 2008
View from Hotel Parking lot. The elevation is so high that I am at the tree line. There are warning signs all over about being at this high of elevation and not to exercise to much.... OKAY I WONT AT ALL... *whew*
Anyway, gorgeous place, busy as heck day... (busy is an under statement) and I am tired and I miss my kids, and I miss Sam. It is 5:41 I am already in P.J's and going to work from my hotel room for the night and do it again tomorrow.
Sam.. Just a couple more nights... LOVE YOU
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It happend again!!!!!! (refer to previous WTH blog) This time instead of trashing the truck this round another guy trashed the house... haha... holy crap!!!!!! AGAIN I SAY WTH????
He totally fills up the upstairs loft chest high with balloons then Cass and Tay popped them and they freakin had shaving cream in them?!?!?!?!?!
Well Debbie and I were out and I guess since she laughed at the pictures and told the girls to make sure its cleaned up then I am ok... I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND THIS... haha I really dont. Someone please help me????????????????
(Cass did you say yes???)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sam... Installing the new handles in the kitchen.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sam told some friends of ours the other day that......... I am border line "anal" about my house. WTF? Border line ANAL? Come on buddy.... I have to admit that I DO like my house clean and I do wake up in the middle of the night with night sweats if there are dishes in the sink BUT... my closet in my bedroom is a disaster... DISASTER... and my garage.............A FRICKEN MESS.
So no 12 step program is needed...
I CAN'T WAIT TO MOVE IN... I LOVE OUR NEW HOUSE AND OUR HUGE FAMILY. It's big enough for all 8 of us.. WHEW....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
- airports (completely different)
- high alert days
- feeling that our country is "the most powerful, secure country in the World"
Then there are the emotional differences we each have faced. The images of that day when we all sat on our couches, in our offices, no planes flying, our neighbors, co-workers, and fellow Americans all felt the same way. For the first time in my life this nation was standing still. Religion, Color, Sexual orientation, family status did NOT matter to any of us that day. The only thing that joined all of us together that day was a genuine love for OUR Country.
In 2003 I went to ground zero. It was amazing the size of the hole in the ground. The number of 'MISSING POSTER' still hanging on the construction fence around ground zero. Two years later they were still cleaning up the devastation. It was hard to grasp what had happened that day and I felt like i was walking on sacred ground.
Here is to all of those that lost their lives, loved ones or have since sent a soldier to Iraq to continue fighting. CHEERS and God Bless!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
- Watched Disturbed (it's disturbing)
- Did a home inspection
- Sam went with the "girls" and was our token penis.
- Kissed... A LOT.
- Made peach cobbler.
- Went to the famous Perry Fruit Stands.... (lol)
- Road the Motorcycle.
- Plucked Nose Hairs.. Or just ONE nose Hair.
- Charged my car battery... AGAIN.
- Cooked.. NOT ONCE.
- Went to Peach Days
- Took my tire off, got it fixed, put the tire back on.. (Well Sam did that, I kinda watched)
- Ran kids here and there
- Packed Sam to leave...:-( (Did I mention WE hate it when he is gone)
here is a picture of Shaley and I at Peach Days. WE ARE NOT SISTERS AND NOT RELATED.. (This is a terrible picture of me... YUCK)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Ok everyone I am struggling with something I need some help with. So I wake up and headed to work Wednesday morning headed for Pocatello and found the truck TRASHED. I went back in the house and asked Cass if she knew what happened to the truck..... she said yes she thinks so. I proceeded to ask more questions and she said that a guy asked her to homecoming and this is what they do after they ask.
Ok... so my question... WTH???? So the guy asks a beautiful girl like Cass to the dance then suddenly decide that trashing her vehicle will persuade her to go? What is wrong with our teenagers these days??? haha.. seriously... what is a girl to think???? Something like "ok I kinda like this guy and now that he trashed my car, I spend a half hour cleaning it out about to make me late for school.... now I REALLY like him" ???
I know I am an old school thinker... Debbie reminds me of this.... and they educated me on how things are done these days and its ok to do this. So.... I am still needing some help.. WTH??? What ever happened to flowers and a romantic invite?????
I will get off my soap box and please comment and help me understand this new school concept... haha... WOW.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hey Everyone. We havnt posted for a few days as you can see. We have been busy goofing off and having some family fun over the long weekend. Football games, house hunting, motorcycle riding, drinking and eating, goofing off at the cabin, feeding kids and... yes even cleaning the house. This weekend I gave Debbie a new nickname. It will probably stick for a while because I will probably need to use it every weekend when she needs the kids (and I) to clean the house. Its 'Rampage Debbie'. Deb loves a clean house and when things are needing some attention.... whoa... head for the hills Sam!!!!! Here comes Rampage Debbie... lol
Josh came up Saturday night with us and had a beer at the Owl with Debbie and I as well as Bart and Cherie. The next day we rounded up both 4 wheel drive vehicles and headed for the cabin and the river bottom. What an awesome, peaceful place. I had so much fun watching Debbie catch fish... haha... she was like a 10 year old having so much fun... I loved it. I was catching the grasshoppers for her hook and playing with snakes and frogs. I guess I was like a 10 year old as well. Brock... the actual 10 year old.... was watching me play with snakes and said "Sam I wouldnt do that if I were you" haha...
So we built a fire, cooked some hot dogs, ate chips and dip and had a wonderful time all together. We were missing some kids.... Jordan and Sarah.... and wish they were with us as well. So while we were down there.... it started to rain and rain HARD and steady. I love the rain and it was way fun to watch but reality started to sink in. We are at the river bottom, heavy rain and we have to still climb out of this to get to the road. So we packed up and started slowly moving through the mud in the Yukon. Debbie gasping for a breath as we slip and slide all over the place. We finally made it to the top but Josh hadnt left the cabin yet. I started walking down to drive for them but just as I started down I heard Josh come sloshing through the mud below. He was doing quite well but the light pickup slide off the road and got stuck. We all surveyed the situation then put Cass in the driver seat and Brock stayed in the back seat protecting the guitar while the rest of us was getting ready to push. We pointed the steering wheel forward and gave it a huge push and it started to move so I yelled to Cass... "GO GO GO GO" and go she went fishtailing right out of the hole we were in... great job Cass... as I turned to look behind me after I heard " MMMMOOOOOMMMMMMM" I saw Taylor COVERED in mud head to toe... hahaha.. I have not laughed that hard in years. Debbie and Taylor were covered in mud. The rooster tail that Cass set off tearing out of the mud hole hit Taylor square in the middle of her body clear up to the top of her head and even in her mouth.... hahahah.. my God I was about to crumble onto the ground laughing. She was laughing too so she was a good sport.
So we made it out safe, had a great time, ruined some shoes and probably a few clothes but well worth the fun we had.
I love Debbie and her kids... we always have such a great time together... what a cool family.