Friday, 17 January 2014

Mornings around here

With Carmen in early morning seminary this year, Chloe and I get some quality time together most mornings. Several of my friends go for a run together during seminary, but I have declined because I like spending that time with my girl. Most of the time it is hairdo's and piano, but once in awhile we make a special breakfast.

Breakfast Fruit Pizza


1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup chopped nuts
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
5 (maybe a little more) T coconut oil, melted
1/4 c honey, warmed and blended with the coconut oil

Mix and press into a 10" round. Bake 325 x 18 minutes.

2-3 cups vanilla yogurt

Assorted fruit for topping

Thursday, 16 January 2014

I forgot to blog about Christmas Eve

And we had so much fun, how could I have not blogged about it?

We love to host Christmas Eve at our house, and we've done it for years. I like to include a formal game of some kind. In the past we've played pass-the-present, board games, minute-to-win-it, and we've had a few talent shows. This year we played Family Feud.

Our contestants
Grandma and Grandpa were team captains and chose players for their teams. I was the game show creator, so I couldn't play - instead I hosted.

Ahead of time I emailed out a questionnaire to the entire extended family that I'd created on Survey Monkey. The responses made up our game.

It got pretty exciting. Grandpa's team nearly made a come-back, but in the end Team Grandma won.

There was a prize for the winners (which they shared), but there was also a pinata, so loot all around.

Chloe was our most fierce competitor, both in Family Feud and in the dive for candy after the pinata broke.

It was a shocking amount of candy!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Christmas and New Years Photos

We didn't take hardly any pictures on Christmas Day.

(Ken did snap this one on Christmas morning.)

We didn't take any pictures at all during our ski trip over New Years, but I am a sucker for the professional action shots available on the hill:






Camille (my niece)

 It was just too cold to pull my hand out of my glove to take a picture!