Sunday, March 30, 2008

Flying to Mexico!!!!

Today is Elder Sorensen's last day in the MTC. He will be flying to Dallas, Mexico City and then on to Culiacan, Mexico tomorrow. It will take him all day because he has 2-3 hour layovers at each airport, but he is very excited to get out into the mission field serving the Lord. He will be calling us from the Dallas airport in the morning.Here is his new address if you want to send him a letter
through the "pouch" (letters only) service.

Elder Matthew Sorensen
Mexico Culiacan Mission
POB 30150
Salt Lake City UT. 84130-0150

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another weekend project???

We have been building new shelves for our pantry.
(I say "we" because I am supervising Wayne's work) Our previous wire shelves fell a couple of week ago.
This isn't the first time that we have had to rebuild shelves in our house.
My closet shelves have fallen twice and Wayne has put them back up both times!!!
So we are putting up "amazing" wooden shelves that we hope will stand the test of time,
or at least until we move!!!
Besides supervising, I will be painting the entire pantry.
I know we do a great job, but we are not for hire.
The rest of the year we plan on being on weekend vacation :) !!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What's for dinner??

Do you ever have trouble deciding what to make for dinner?
I tried something new last night and it turned out great!!!
It takes a little time but it is well worth the effort.Artichoke Chicken
12 Chicken Breast halves(skinned and boned)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. Fresh mushrooms
9 oz. can Artichoke hearts ( not the marinated variety)
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup Butter
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Orange juice
Pasta or rice as a side dish

Cut the chicken in bite-sized pieces and coat with flour, salt and pepper. Melt butter in a skillet and add oil and garlic. add coated chicken pieces a few at a time and fry until golden brown. Place the chicken in a roasting pan. Saute whole mushrooms in the same skillet and layer them over the chicken. Cut artichokes in bite sized pieces and layer them over the mushrooms. Pour orange juice over all. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve with buttered pasta or rice on the side.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Pure Texans!

Aren't we cute?
Why is my horse pink and have handles!??
Stick'm Up!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

My trip to California!!!

I have many reasons to go to California lately. One of which (but not the most important) is to go see San Fransisco. This trip Jen, Berkleigh and Merrick took me to China town so we could buy a bunch of cool (cheap) stuff for the kids to get a kick out of.The most important reason to visit California was to see Berkleigh and Merrick on their one year birthday!! We had a little family party with cake and presents on Valentine's day. We decided that Valentine's day would never be the same for any of us every again. So after the party, I watched the babies while Jen and Tyson went out to dinner by themselves!!! It wasn't a first but they can count how many times they have been out by themselves on one hand!!
Jen made Berkleigh and Merrick cute little shirts for their birthday. Berkleigh's also included a tu-tu and tights!!! Tu-Tu cute!!!
I spent most of my time visiting my Dad who lives in Aptos, which is where I grew up. It is only about a two hour drive from where Jen and Tyson live in Walnut Creek. We had a good time, but it rained most of the time I was there so my trips to the beach were limited. My Dad likes to watch old westerns, Walker Texas Ranger and Law and Order. So I got all caught up on all of his favorite shows. We also played cards and worked around the house.