Thursday, October 30, 2008

Don't ever kick a pumpkin

Monday Clint & I were really busy so we did FHE on Tuesday. We carved pumpkins as the activity. Then went outside and took a bunch of fall pictures. In about two weeks Hillary (Clint's Cousin) who takes amazing pictures is going to take family pictures of all of us, we are really excited. Anyway, There is the picture with Skyler and I with the pumpkin on the tree. After Clint took the picture I stepped away, and my pumpkin fell on the ground and broke. Of course, Clint thought it was hilarious and just started laughing hysterically. I was mad and decided it would make it better if I kicked the pumpkin needles to say I have a bruise on my foot. Never kick a pumpkin! haha.

Skyler is a rolling genius! He rolls all over the place. He is getting a personality. You can play with him now, he laughs and growls back at you. He likes to grab everything! We went to dinner with some friends a couple weeks ago and Skyler grabbed Clint's drink and knocked it over. He sleeps all through the night which is amazing for both of his parents but doesn't really like napping during the day. His favorite things is his teddy bear and his new hippo. We love his noises. I could just listen to him all day! He can't crawl forward yet but he crawls backwards.

Kaley loves being a mom! She is finally gone down on her prednisone. Which of course she is so excited about. She has been scrapbooking and painting a lot lately. Art is Kaley's most passionate hobby's. Recently she started back at famous footwear again, just working about 2 days a week. Her boss told her that they are looking for a part time assistant manager. Kaley would only have to work 15-20 hours a week and she would get a raise. She has defiantly been there long enough, since before we started dating. We are hoping that she gets it but we will see how it goes. It's just good for her right now to be back at work and get out of the house a little bit per week. Clint loves soup so Kaley has been trying add soups into are weekly meals. Here is a recipe she found and made that is fantastic! Clint had 5 bowls. haha. Potato Corn, and Ham Chowder:

2 c. diced potatoes
1 c. sliced carrots
1 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped green onion (optional)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. water
2 c. corn
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. evaporated milk or cream
1 c. diced pasteurized cheese
PLAYED with Recipe a bit:
I added 1 1/2 cups of chopped cooked ham (just got at the deli)
Didn't add celery, and added just 1/2 can of canned carrots ( a lot easier)
I added 1 cup of just shredded cheddar cheese. I probably added 2 1/2 cups of potatoes. (About 3 medium potatoes) I also added like a quarter of a package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix to the potatoes. The evaporated milk I just added a normal size can. I also though that you needed a little more water in the potatoes. I used one can of cream corn and then a cup of the frozen corn from Costco that we have. Defiantly use cream corn!
I got corn bread, added half a can of cream corn and put the soup on top of the bread.
Simmer potatoes, carrots, celery, green onion, salt, pepper and water, covered, 15 minutes. Add corn and simmer another 5 minutes. Add milk, cream and cheese; stir until cheese melts and soup is heated. Do not boil.
The serve!
It made about 6 full bowls.

For Halloween Clint and Kaley are being farmers and if we can get Sky the custom from Old Navy we are going to have Skyler be a pea in a pod, if not he will be a farmer with us too! We are going to dinner with 2 couples. After dinner we are going to a ward party then stopping by Clint's professors house, he wants his students to tricker treat at his house, thought we could bring Skyler to a few houses. Then everyone is coming back to our house to play games! We are really excited! Stay tunned for pictures! Happy Halloween!

Pray for us to accept the right place to interview next summer!