Monday, September 26, 2011

Baked Perfection is my new favorite blog.
I've found so many good recipes I want to try. 
So far I've tried the key lime cupcakes with blackberry filling and blackberry frosting.
These were a complete success.
I brought them to my brothers when we were having dinner and he had eaten a ton and said, "I'm going to go throw up just so I can go eat some more."
My dad told me that was the ultimate compliment.

Tonight I made cinnamon sugar donut muffins.
Alex loves muffins so I thought I'd try. 
These were awesome!

These recipes are awesome because they're easy.
They don't take very long either.

For conference I'm going to do blueberry muffins from this site!

Monday, September 19, 2011

So this summer, I was able to knock a few things off my bucket list.
And Alex says I should post it because then I'm totally held to it.

Here it is:
1.     Skydive Kenny’s 18th Birthday
2.     Visit Lake Powell Multiple times!!
3.     Make a completely homemade pie
4.     Italy
5.     4 kids
6.     See a Broadway musical
7.     Head coaching job Pleasant Grove Lacrosse, 2011-2012 first season
8.     Full triathlon Spudman Triathlon 2011
9.     Kite boarding
10.  Paddle boarding Thanksgiving 2010, Naples, Florida
11.  Bungee Jump
12.  5k Iron County Fair 2010
13.  10k
14.  Half Marathon Provo Halloween Half Marathon 2010
15.  Marathon
16.  Hide race Iron County Fair 2011
17.  Jeep Crawling
18.  Go whale watching
19.  Grow a vegetable garden
20.  Ride in a helicopter
21.  Go to the Olympics
22.  Milk a cow
23.  See the northern lights
24.  See a Cirque de Soleil Show
25.  Learn how to make sushi Sushi making kit, December 2010
26.  Be part of a flash mob
27.  Zip line through a jungle
28.  Ride a mechanical bull
29.  Ride in a hot air balloon
30.  Go to a drive-in movie theater

Here's my number 16.
My sister-in-law, Cheryl, and I did the hide race at the fair this year.
I'm closest to the camera.
It was so fun.

Now that it's posted I'm totally held to this!
I'll mark things off as I go.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boston Continued

 The next day we had the family reunion.
Grandma and Grandpa gave us our own cake to celebrate our second anniversary!
So sweet!

We ate some lunch, played games, and watched family slide shows.
 3 Alex's.
Uncle Alex, Cousin Alex, Hubby Alex.
 Dad and Nina playing a game.
The whole Chatfield gang.
Also Grandma's sister, Ginger, and her daughter Patty.

After the party, we all did a boat ride in Plymouth Harbor.
We had a great time and loved to be able to hang out with family.
Hopefully we don't wait so long to see them all again!


On Monday, we moved hotels and stayed in Boston.
We started the day with a jog through Boston Commons. (Mom and I)

After, we went on a duck tour!
It's an amphibious vehicle! So fun.
We learned tons of history about Boston along the way.

After the tour, we went to a bbq with my Gparents for temple workers.
My Gparents are in the temple presidency for the Boston Temple.
After we went up to the temple to show Alex and Ana.
It was cool to see.
I remember going through the open house of the temple before it was finished.

Then we went and hit some major spots along the freedom trail.
Below we went and saw the USS Constitution.
We also saw Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the Boston Massacre, the graves of Samuel Adams and others, and a lot more!

 Christina hiking Bunker Hill Monument.
294 Stairs!!

Tuesday consisted of walking in Boston Commons.
We saw the ducklings in the park from the book "Make Way for Ducklings".
We did a swan boat ride.
We saw the frog pond.
We walked around Boston some more.
And finished the day with dinner at a small little restaurant.

We had a great time in Boston, but the best part was spending time with family.
I was so happy to show Alex a large part of my life.
It was fun for him to see a place that I really do find beautiful.
Thanks for a great trip Mom and Dad.
See you later Boston...maybe when we have a baby we'll come back!

Boston Trip

Boston Trip
August 11th-17th
We left SLC on Wednesday the 11th, and flew first to Chicago. 
In Chicago, we ended up connected with Mom and Dad and flew with them to Boston.

After we arrived, we headed to Hingham Harbor. 
We looked at the harbor and then headed to one of my parents favorite restaurants, Tosca.

After eating, we drove around to different areas we lived.
We went and saw the houses Dad grew up in and the ones Mom lived in as well.
We showed Alex and Ana where we lived.
We showed them the first house I ever lived in.
And then we showed them the last house we lived in.
This is the house I lived in from ages 4-8.

We went and said hi to my grandparents as well as my cousins and my Uncle Kevin.
We then went and checked into our hotel in Plymouth and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

On Friday, we woke up went to breakfast.
Mom and Alex both share a love for breakfast so we always had really good breakfasts.
The one in Plymouth was one of our favorites.
Mom choking Alex at breakfast.
Dad and Kenny at breakfast.
Ana, me and Christina at breakfast.

After breakfast we headed into Boston.
We went and did a tour of Fenway park.
I always remember going to Red Sox baseball games when I was little.
It was so fun to learn all the history of the Red Sox and Fenway park.

After Fenway Park we headed over to the Quincy Market.
It's like a little farmers market.
We walked around there and ate lunch.
Alex had real New England clam chowder.
I had some awesome lobster bisque.

Right by Quincy Market is Fauneil Hall.
It's still used as a meeting house.
It's been a meeting house from 1972 until now!

We then went to Situate Harbor.
This is one of the places I most remember in Massachusetts.
I remember going there when we were really little and playing on the rocks and touching the water.
Kenny jumping a big gap of rocks.
Alex jumping the same gap.
Alex and I at the end of the jetty.

That night we did a ghost tour in Plymouth.
Before the ghost tour we looked at Plymouth rock.
Alex was a little dissappointed. 
He said it was a lot smaller than he expected it to be.

My grandma was really excited about this and asked us to go.
We went and had a good time.
It was a little long though.

We called it a night after the ghost tours.

On Saturday we stayed around Plymouth.
Mom and I started the day by doing a run around Plymouth.
It was a lot of fun.
After we went and had Mom and Alex's favorite meal of the day at a little cafe.

We then went and saw the Mayflower.
I remember visiting it all the time in elementary school.
It was fun for Alex to see it and experience it for the first time.

After the Mayflower we headed to the Plymouth Plantation.
It's a replication of what the original settlement would have looked like.
It also shows how the Indians would have been living like at that time.

We drove by Mabbie's house she grew up in.
Look at it, isn't it gorgeous!

That night, we celebrated my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.
It was so fun to spend time with my dad's side of the family.
 My dad and his siblings and parents.
 Alex and my cousin Tyler were matching.

 Kenny, Alex and myself at dinner.
 Cutting their cake
 We were asked to read the marriage advice.