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Sunday, April 26, 2009
I may be a bit biased but I think Austin is quite good looking. He and Briann made a nice looking couple and matched perfectly. What a handsome guy!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I wish I had pictures of Austin with his date but we never got to see her. He had a good time. His first High school dance was a success.
One of my favorite spots in the gardens is a place called The Secret Garden. It is, just as it sounds, a little hidden garden. The archway leading into it is covered with honeysuckle which wasn't in bloom yet, but in the summer is beautiful. These next few pictures were taken in the Secret Garden. It's a very romantic place...
The other place that I really like is the waterfall gardens. There are the three big ones pictured below...and above these waterfalls is a path surrounded by smaller waterfalls that all eventually join into the three big ones.
Monday, April 13, 2009
They are not very big. Austin had just enough room to stand up. This is him coming out of it.We did manage to find coyote village which Austin loved because he could climb all through it.Coming up out of this Kiva was a little scarier for him!
Friday evening we traveled back to Moab and Saturday we went to Arches National Park to check out some arches we missed on our last visit there.It was a bit chilly out but nice for hiking. I actually have three layers on which is why I look so puffy!
This house was made by blasted into the sandstone. We were not allowed to take pictures of the inside but it was really cool. The home is 5000sq. ft.- built right into the rock!
It was a great little getaway and I think Austin enjoyed himself even if he had to go with just his Mom and Dad!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
We always have a broth for the meat. Broths are easy to make. Just use chicken broth and add fresh garlic and whatever spices you want. I also make a cheese fondue that is to die for. Because I know there are some of you who will want it, here is the recipe-
1 lb. Swiss cheese grated
1/2 Gruyere cheese grated
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. white pepper
Combine the cheeses and toss dry ingredients in to coat.
In saucepan pour 1 1/2 c. white cooking wine and 3-4 tsp. fresh garlic. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a good simmer and add cheese handfuls at a time, stirring until cheese is melted. Add cooking wine as needed for the right consistency( it should be like a thick gravy). Transfer to fondue pot.We had chicken, beef and mushrooms for the broth and bread, apples, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower for the cheese. As you can see we are very serious fonduers! After eating this delightsome feast, we took a break to digest it all then had a chocolate fondue for desert...YUM!
Since our posts will be very similar this weekend, I will let her blog about the other gifts she got while at our house. What a great weekend! Happy Birthday Heather. We love you!