Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall is here!

So fall is finally on its way. We are still having record highs (blah) but the leaves are finally starting to change. We drove up through Yellowstone and down through Jackson Hole and then back home.

These were some wild horses on the backside of the Tetons.
(ok so maybe the horses were in a pen but I still like to think they were wild)
Accidental self portrait.

This was at Jackson Lake

This is Yellowstone Lake. A place called pumice point.

It was a really fun day with alot of pretty places. Then on the way home we ate at one of the best burger places I have ever been to. It was called Cheeseburger Factory and the best part is it is only about a fifteen minute drive from our new place in Driggs. SWEET!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Most Amazing Muffins

These muffins were so delicious. We ate twelve muffins in less than twelve hours, (which makes me sad because I wish they weren't all gone.)

Cream Cheese Filled Carrot Muffins
4 carrots
1/2 c. walnuts
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
6 T. butter
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. cream cheese
1 egg yolk
2 T. sugar

Place carrots, walnuts, and eggs in a blender. Blend until very, very finely ground.

Transfer to a large bowl and beat in sugar and butter. Add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder (double the amount of baking powder to 1 tsp. if you’re baking at low altitudes), and salt. Mix ingredients together, making sure not to overmix. Spoon into muffin tins, prepared with cupcake wrappers. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, egg yolk, and sugar. Spoon 1-2 teaspoons in the center of the carrot batter for each muffin.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until the centers of the muffins are set.

Make them. Eat them. love them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


So Lance and I went to the D.I. this morning and found this amazing stationary bicycle for only $5! It was a steal of a deal! It is in amazing condition, there are a few paint chips but that it about it. I love the color too. Even if we end up not wanting it after a while we will definitely be able to sell this for ALOT more than five dollars!

It has a speedometer, timer, odometer, and an intensity dial.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Please vote...

Please vote if you need these shoes on your feet, or if you have an insane passion to burn and burn them out of your memory.

Monday, August 16, 2010


This year Lance had a bicycle birthday. I made cupcakes with green grass and chocolate cover peanuts as rocks. Then I made bicycles out of oreos, chocolate covered pretzels, and a chocolate covered orange gummy for a seat. They were good.

This is the armor he wears under his suit. He said he feels like superman. He wanted to wear them to walmart but I told him no. Lol.

This is his flamin jersey and pants.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fire Sky

One day it as really really windy. There are some world renowned sand dunes like 10 miles away from the burg and the wind kicked up a bunch of sand. 

Later that evening, due to the high winds there was a huge brush fire about 50 miles from us. Between the sand and the smoke it was a pretty erie sunset. 

Grand Targhee

For those of you who might not know, Lance got a job at Grand Targhee Resort. It's awesome, he loves it! It is where we usually go to snow board and where we now go to downhill bike (thanks to the free season passes we got as a perk for employee's and their dependents.) This is just one of the beautiful views of the Grand Teton's Lance gets to see everyday on his 
way to work.

At the top of the mountain there is still snow. Like alot. It's warm though 
(as long as there isn't a breeze)

Here is Lance at the downhill trail head. Downhilling is super hard and intense. Its not hard like a cardio workout or anything but hard as in trying to keep control of your bike as your screaming down the mountain trying to avoid rocks, trees, and animals. I wreck alot and I mean alot. I get all bruised up but its still so fun.

Real New Car

So that Mini Cooper is not really my car if you still didn't know. It is my boss's but I did get to drive it from Provo to Rexburg (about a 4 hour drive) I drove the whole way with the top down though and got a wicked sun burn. My bad. This is our real new (old) car. It is a '97 Chevy Caviller. It runs pretty good and Lance averages about 37 mils per gal. whoa. It needed some body work though so thats what we did on the 4th of July (fun fun right.)

Sanding away AND working on my tan. Who says I can't multitask.  I did get a blister on my thumb by the way from sanding so much. 

Here is the crappy hood. We patched that too. 

You can't really see it be thats it all patched and primered up. Yeah we have a two tone car but at least it won't rust through!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Car!!

Don't you love my new car! 


Friday, May 28, 2010

What more can I ask for?

He cooks...

He sews...

 He also cleans, but I didn't get any pics because he usually does that while I'm not home.
Plus in a jar of mixed nuts, he only likes the peanuts. That's right. I got a winner.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hiking and Biking!

Since there is no more snowboarding we have started hiking and biking. These are a few of the tons of pics we've taken so far.

How do you like my flaming red hair? I like it. Its a little duller now but still pretty bright. It is also shining pretty bright because the sun is setting on it.

This is so cool. It is in Cress Creek in a canyon about 30 min from our house. The light color on top of the rock is not snow, its stone. When a volcano erupted a long time ago the ash flying through the air was so hot that when it landed on this rock it instantly cooled and became this cool smooth stone.

He likes to be daring.

I have never seen a crane in the top of a tree before. That was so cool.

This is a tunnel we biked too close to Mesa Falls. It was the first tunnel for the first passenger train to Yellowstone. It was built to help avoid rock slides on the tracks but even on the first day it was opened the train was delayed over an hour due to a rock slide.

This is on the other side of the tunnel. Note the watch for falling rock sign. It was a really pretty ride. We were way up high over the warm river. 

Unfortunately not everywhere is bikable yet. We still tried and had a fun time slippin and sliding and getting all muddy and snowy.

More snowboarding

I have so many snowboarding pics. Here are a few more that I like from later in the season.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

i am ALIVE!!!

Sorry that I haven't been on here in a long... long... long time. I have been busy with school and work and life. We moved by the way! The only thing that I like about the old place more than the new one is that the old was was newer.... if that makes sense. Our new old place is two bed one bath. The downstairs of a duplex. It has a HUGE yard and a garden spot (now i just need to get stuff planted). Its two blocks from campus vs. the mile and a half at the old place, and the best part is that its $150 cheaper than the other place... much better. 

Here is the garage... nice color huh

this is skinny pink bathroom

here is the nice big living area 
(there is a dinning area right where lance is taking the pic from)

Here is the skinny kitchen... it works.

We live in the bottom so our door is behind the bushes on the left side.

The lower part of the back yard

The rest of the backyard... behind that fence is still our yard. Its kinda split into 3 parts... weird.

we love it!