Sunday, January 25, 2009

What to do??

Well, it's 9:22 and we are all ready to go to church, but we can't because it doesn't start until 11. . . So, here I am posting something. . .
We went to a fun Valentine craft event for deployed families yesterday. The kids had so much fun. . .

I caught AJ climbing up on the chair and table!
AJ learned how to play peek-a-boo, well he puts his hands over his eyes. It's pretty cute.
They made time capsules with wood, nails, hammer, stickers. It was so fun. Savanna did a very good job and loved using the hammer. AJ mostly just watched, but he thought banging with the hammer was pretty fun too.

Savanna made a candy necklace.

We made foam door hangers with stickers, and glitter glue paint. We also made a gift bag to carry all the things we made, and frosted cookies, of course both kids ate theirs right away!

Just a picture of AJ standing on the table, something he learned how to climb onto last week.
AJ's room is ready, not that he hasn't been sleeping in it, but I am just now getting photos up.

This is Savanna's bed when we have visitors over who sleep in her normal bed.

I guess I need to put some pictures on the walls, they are looking a little bare!

Jumping on the bed is so fun!
Okay, it's 10 now, I guess I should start getting in the car! Ha

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tag your it!

NaDell tagged me, so here goes!
Okay. . . So, I had to post 2 pictures cause it's a little Becca tradition that we have for Thanksgiving. Savanna eating a turkey leg bone.
AJ eating his turkey leg bone!

Anyway here are the rules:
Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
1. Pick the 6th Folder, then select the the 6th picture in that folder.

2. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

3. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Help! I need to find the directions for this game. . .
I think we had one like it when I was younger, but I can't remember what it's called.
Anyway, I got this at DI for 2 bucks, and it had every single marble with it.
If anyone knows how the game works, please pass it on!!!! Last night for dinner, I tried some recipes that my cousin had put up on her blog. Thanks NaDell. . . Dinner was awesome!
We are not big meat eaters, so we made Alfredo Sauce and had it with tortelloni. We had steamed broccoli (cooked a little too long) and cheese sauce, which my kids aren't too fond of, they like the broccoli just fine without anything on it. I do too, but I had some left over that I wanted to use up.
The kids ate everything right up. . .

Copied from NaDell's blog:
Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup Butter-
1 cup Heavy Cream(substitute-melt 1/3 cup butter in microwave, add 3/4 cup milk, 1 Tablespoon Flour to thicken.)-
1 clove Garlic (I actually used about 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder)-
1/2 cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese (I actually used the powdered Kraft kind)-
1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley (I actually used about 2 Tablespoons of dry parsley)Instructions:
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley and serve.

I cooked mine a little longer after adding the parsley so it could cook a little. Other than that I did it just the same as she did.
It was really good and not too rich like some alfredo sauces are!
Thanks again NaDell.

Copied from NaDell's blog:
4 TBSP flour
4 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP baking cocoa (dry powder)
1 egg
3 TBSP milk
3 TBSP oil
3 TBSP chocolate chips
a small splash of vanilla
No need to spray or grease mug.
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly
Pour in milk and oil, mix well.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla, mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for THREE minutes @ 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, don't be alarmed!
Dump out on plate if desired after cooking (it will almost split in half, so you could share it with another person if you wanted).
We sprinkled ours with powdered sugar.

I don't know how many watts my microwave is, but I cooked it for 3 minutes, and it was perfect. We dumped it out on a plate and cut it into 3 slices. The kids loved it. It does cook up above the top of the mug, but not over. . .

Monday, January 19, 2009


Well, for all of you waiting, not that there are any of you, I finally found my cord for my camera, so here goes the last week or so!

I think AJ would have pushed this around and around and around. . .
One room down. . . Well, I kinda got this all unpacked. I guess the computer doesn't really go well in a dining room, but rather than a bedroom, I thought this would be a good choice. Also if you notice, the placemats that lisa made for me a couple years ago, and the table runner from Mom last year around Valentine's day! Thanks for your loving from the sewing machine!

OKAY, so I watched my son climb up on this chair, then proceed to feed the baby the bottle as well as himself!!! He gets down okay, but now he wants to climb up on the table too. . . I think I better keep the chairs pushed in!
Like my cousin's wife, I also had to get my kids all ready for church by myself. You'd think it would get easier the more you do it, but no, it doesn't. We got a couple pictures snapped then headed off to church, luckily our church is at 11, so we usually have time to spare!

Well, the other day the kids were in the bath, and I ran in the kitchen real quick. I heard Savanna say AJ got out, then I turn to come see what's going on on there comes AJ running down the hall. . . So, I got his towel, dried him off and got his diaper on. I went back in to see what Savanna was doing. Then as I was cleaning the toilets, he managed to get back in the tub. Let's just say diapers hold a lot of water!

Last Sunday Grandma Kacky was here with us and she did AJ's hair! He is such a handsome little guy!


Well, in the move I still haven't uncovered the hiding place of my camera cord so I can post photos from the last forever. . .
BUT, my friend asked me to come take some pictures at the place she works, so here goes!!!

Can you tell my son has a piece of pretzel in his mouth!! Oh well, cute smile anyway!

We got this shot the first time. . . the first shot. . . the first sit. . . Well, lets just say we are very happy with the photos!
If anyone is wondering. . . We got these photos taken at Kiddie Kandids. It was in the mall in Henderson, but I think a lot of Toys R Us and Babies R Us may have them inside the store. That's where we got our family pictures last fall. I highly recommend this place. They print the pictures right there, and they are ready in 10 minutes. It's great!
Hopefully I will find my cord soon, so I can update from the past couple weeks!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


We got all moved in, and are settling in nicely, pictures will come soon!!! Stay tuned!
We'd like to thank those who have helped us out in any way for these past few months.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


We are moving to Las Vegas tomorrow.

Stay tuned for fun, exciting, maybe dull, hilarious times that will be ahead for our family.

We have had an offer on our house, so hopefully the bank will approve of it in short sale form!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


We went to visit my Grandma Zora Nash Crowther's cousin yesterday. Her name is Lola Ottley. Lola lives in Kanab, UT which is where we are currently living with Shawn's parents. She loves to have the kids come and the kids love to go and play with her toys.

The kids like to play with Lola's walking stick.

From the first day we went to visit Lola, AJ found her sweeper vacuum thing, and ever since then he plays with it every time we go there.

Savanna and AJ and Lola play catch with this green soft ball.

Lola loves to sing to AJ and let him "dance" on her leg.

AJ got this dump wagon for Christmas-I didn't know it was for kids, I thought it was just for toys to go in!!! But, he sure likes to be pulled around in it!

AJ likes to sweep, vacuum, mop and especially mess up the pile that we already swept up!

I went to get AJ from his nap one day and I guess there is a lot of static around here!

1 Week

Well, I got my camera out and ready to put some recent pictures up, but I am not sure where my cord is, so I decided that I will probably wait until I get down to Las Vegas and get my computer set up there.
We will be moving in on Thursday January 8th, and moving big stuff in on Saturday! We hope it all goes well, we are very excited!