Saturday, July 26, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
We had a really fun time tubing and swimming. I love tubing! I love having the rush of being on the tube as well as laughing as I watch others on the tube. I don't so much enjoy driving the boat it makes me a little nervous as I don't feel like I have enough control. But Owen and Marvin needed someone to drive them around. They had fun doing tricks and getting thrown off a bit--as you will see in the photos. I am so mean...I threw both the dogs in the lake when Owen and Marvin had fallin' off the tube. They were swimming like crazy--but didn't know whether to go towards Owen and Marv or to go to the boat! The dogs don't really love the water and want to get out as soon as possible but they do swim, which is really fun to watch. (You will see all the pictures). We found a little cove area where we did some swimming around, cliff jumping, and exploring. The predictable sand storm set in about 6:00ish and we were out of there pretty quick but overall we had a great time and I think we will make more day trips to Lake Powell in the future!
This was Brandy and Marvin. Sorry you can't really see this video very good but it was funny!
Posted by April Hoyt at 1:10 AM
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Okay I know this may seem really lame, but I had my first experience yesterday of making/taking a meal to somebody. Erica Goulding couldn't find anyone to take a meal to a couple in our ward who just had a baby so she asked me to do it. I couldn't say no and I knew I needed to just buck up. I do cook dinner for Owen every night (or most nights) but he doesn't really get a choice if he likes it or not, he has to like it :) I am a little self conscious in this area, therefore I have never been one to volunteer for it. I love to bake but cooking, I am not too comfortable with. Anyways, it turned out fine and it was really no big deal. But I did want to share the bread recipe I made real quick. I first used this recipe probably about a year ago when my aunt Pam and I were up at her house working and she had just gotten a new recipe book from my other aunt Lisa who said to try out this recipe. We looked at it and thought it sounded delish!! After our first experience it pretty much became a weekly ritual for some time. It is call French Peasant Bread and it is a little different but oh so good and super easy!
French Peasant Bread
1 package dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups flour
corn meal (optional)
Place yeast, water, sugar and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not knead. Cover and let rise one hour or until doubled in size. Flour hands, remove dough from the bowl and place in 2 rounds on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal (optional). Let rise an additional hour. Brush the top with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush again with butter. Serve warm.
Posted by April Hoyt at 1:48 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So we were trying to think of things to do and Cassidy mentioned "Hey why don't we go buy Nerf guns and go to Discovery Park and shoot each other" Owen reacted as if he was a 6 year old little boy who just woke up Christmas morning. While Courtney and I looked at each other like "are you kidding me"? Courtney and I didn't have much of a choice after the boys started imagining their childhood Nerf gun years, so we went to Walmart and bought 4 little Nerf guns and went to Discovery Park (its a park here in Cedar that is really neat park) to play. We teamed up girls against boys at first and then couples. We then went and pretty much played hide and seek and then shot at each other. Surprisingly this was a lot of fun!! At one point during our game I was trying to hurry and go down the slide and well I crouched down and kinda figured I was still little enough to fit down the slide. Well I definitely wasn't. I hit my head so hard on the top of the slide!! I now have a very tender bump on my head. It then got dark so we went home to mine and Owen's house and we turned off all the lights and continued to play in the dark house. It was some good times!! I kind of felt like I was in high school again...Owen thought we had to secretly kiss everytime we could. It was a lot of fun and Owen had the time of his life. He kept saying the whole night, "this is my thing". Any type of game that has to do with sniping, strategies, sneaking, shooting etc is "Owen's game".
Me and Courtney--I am pretty sure we kicked the boys butts..or we would have if we didn't always start laughing every time they would get close to us.
Posted by April Hoyt at 12:35 AM
Monday, July 7, 2008
The Rules are as follows: List 3 Joys, 3 Fears, 3 Goals, 3 current obsessions, and 3 Random Surprising Facts about yourself. Tag 3 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.
Being around Family
fear of money/bills
fear of having children...various reasons...
fear of someone close to me passing on
Read scriptures every day
Find a job--before I go crazy
Keep my house somewhat clean
3 Current Obsessions
Magic Pen game on the Internet (it is sooo addicting)!
My yard--weeding, planting, watering etc.
3 Random Surprising Facts
I hate the world when I get up in the morning or up from a nap. Really ornery.
I HATE doing laundry and cooking..but that is what I get to do :) still don't know why I was born a girl for that reason.
I really want to visit Africa someday! It is dream of mine.
I want to tag
Courtney, Jana, and Ashley
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Friday, July 4, 2008
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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