Summer & Tyler

crazy in love...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Girls Weekend in St. George

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I can't remember the last time I had a girls getaway--it was so wonderful to spend time with Kierstin and her family and to get out of this cold! It was still only between 50-60 degrees, but that was heaven in comparison. We only went for the weekend but managed to fit in ATVing, hiking, baking chocolate chip cookies, "Love Actually", hot tubbing, and lots of girl bonding. Thanks to my very sweet, wonderful, and attentive husband who "let" me get away! I really owe you...

{The sand was nails matched almost perfectly.}

{It doesn't look like much from this angle, but we hiked to the very top of this mountain}

The sand was so fine, it acted like water--we were able to paddle/jump/slide down this steep hill. Seriously, it was so much fun.

{On my way home I had to stop by Grandma & Grandpa Barnett's house and visit with them a bit--I love them to death. They are the cutest!}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

If you're a dude--don't look any further

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But if you are a woman I highly suggest getting this book along with a basal thermometer immediately! It will be the best thing you can or will ever do for yourself. It doesn't matter if you are trying to prevent pregnancy, want to start a family in the near future, or already have 3 children...(even husbands/boyfriends should be included) this book explains everything about fertility awareness and natural family planning (not to be confused with the Rhythm Method)...things my mother and doctor haven't even taught me about my body. They don't even teach this in medical school and I can say I now know more about my fertility than my OB does--what a shame!

Anyways, I could rant and rave all night about this (but I'll spare you)---so go get it-it's that good!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Darling LaClaires

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Sara & Joel's boys are getting to be soooo big--and their twin cuties are only getting cuter! When they were first born Scarlett looked just like Sara and Isaac looked like Joel, but now I think they've switched! I honestly don't know how she does it.
I've always been terrified of having twins. Especially for my first. Maybe it's the extra big belly, the constant juggling of time and attention between two babies, double diaper duty, no sleep....ugh...Sara is Supermom! & these babies are so worth it--they are happy, sweet, and such fun darlings.

{Look at those lashes!}

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Raclette Night

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We had the Crains and Harris' over to try out our new Raclette maker we got for Christmas. It really is a toss up between that and fondue-I can't decide which one I enjoy more. Raclette probably wins because of the variety of foods that go with cheese. So delicious!

From Wikipedia: Raclette is also a dish indigenous to parts of Switzerland, Wallonia and France. The Raclette cheese round is heated, either in front of a fire or by a special machine, then scraped onto diners' plates; the termraclette derives from the French racler, meaning "to scrape". Traditionally, it is accompanied by small firm potatoes (Bintje, Charlotte or Raclette varieties), gherkins, pickled onions, dried meat, such asprosciutto and viande des Grisons, sliced peppers, tomato, onion, mushrooms, pears, and dusted with paprika and fresh-ground black pepper.
A modern way of serving raclette involves an electric table-top grill with small pans, known as coupelles, to heat slices of raclette cheese in. Generally the grill is surmounted by a hot plate or griddle. The cheese is brought to the table sliced, accompanied by platters of boiled or steamed potatoes, other vegetables, charcuterie, and perhaps seafood. Diners create their own small packages of food by cooking small amounts of meat, vegetables and seafood on the griddle. These are then mixed with potatoes and topped with cheese in the small, wedge-shaped coupelles that are placed under the grill to melt and brown the cheese. Alternatively, slices of cheese may be melted and simply poured over food on the plate. The accent in raclette dining is on relaxed and sociable eating and drinking, the meal often running to several hours. French and other European supermarkets generally stock both the grill apparatus and ready-sliced cheese and charcuterie selections, especially around Christmas. Restaurants also provide raclette evenings for parties of diners.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our camera shy baby

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Soldier Hollow

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When Nat was still in town we went up to Midway to tube with the fam. Oh boy--was it was scary! I haven't been that nervous since my last trip to Magic Mountain. It was the best going double with Ty and the only time I didn't fly through the safety net.

We had to wait a few hours before our tubing time, so we walked around the Zermatt Resort and checked out their ice castles. So pretty! After had some hot chocolate and we were ready to freeze and tube!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's in the details

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I finally uploaded the pics from the talented Ashlee Raubach from Ty's work can see the rest on Eric & Hailey's blog HERE. Everything was magical and beautiful!