Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I love volleyball. I love watching the game and could (and do) watch it all day. I hate to miss any games that Brooke's team plays.
Her team did so well at their last tournament in Park City (at the nicest high school I've ever seen) that they moved up a division. So this tournament was a little tougher. The won 1 out of 3 matches in pool play in the morning. But then took 1st place in the silver division of the tournament. It's so much fun watching Brooke play this year. And her team. They are a great group of girls and get along really well and play well together. The level of play is so much higher than Brooke's team last year. They all know their positions and where they need to be at the right time. Their tournament games were all close and I was so nervous watching their first tournament game. They won the first set 25 - 19 and the second set 25 - 14. In the second set, Brooke's team was behind 8 - 9 when Brooke started serving. She served 9 straight points (a record for her personally and a record for the team that day) to give them a big lead. It was so exciting.
For the championship match of the tournament, Brooke's team ended up playing the same team they played and lost to in the championship match of the last tournament. Brooke's team played really hard and won the first set 28-26 and then won the second set 25-22.
It was a great day and I was so proud of Brooke and her team for working so hard together.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
All while this was going on our kids went to stake conference on their own. Brooke got everybody up and dressed and off to church. Luckily Justin could drive them to the stake center. I was so impressed with all of them. It made me so proud of them. What great kids!!
At the end of the day Paul said his dad wasn't doing too well - emotionally but seemed okay physically. He has to lay flat and still for 24 hours so that will be the worst of it, we think.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thai Chicken and Sesame Noodles
What You Need
MIX dressing and soy sauce. Pour 1/3 cup over chicken in bowl; toss to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour to marinate. Meanwhile, mix remaining dressing mixture, peanut butter, honey and crushed red pepper.
TRANSFER chicken and marinade to skillet; cook and stir on medium-high heat 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Place in large bowl. Add spaghetti, peanut butter mixture and all remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
I tweaked the recipe a little bit - here are the changes I made:
I used linguini instead of spaghetti.
I added 1/2 red pepper chopped. Then I sauteed the red pepper and the green onions in a little olive oil before I added them to the whole mixture.
I used Ken's Steakhouse Asian Sesame dressing (lite) instead of the envelope of dressing.
I used all the cilantro called for and it was too much. I would cut it in half.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Now to everyone out there who hasn't had their baseline mammogram done - GET IT DONE!! (you know who I mean)
Sunday, February 08, 2009
My cute little sunbeams.
They started going to Primary in January but it's taken me this long to get pictures of them at church. Since just before Christmas Jared has insisted on wearing a tie to church. He wants to be like his brothers and dad. He looks so handsome. And Kamryn always loves wearing a dress - it's just hard to decide which dress.
They love Primary and have 2 great teachers. After church today they were both telling us about the holy ghost. Kamryn told us how he whispers to us. And then when we were cleaning up dinner Jared was in the living room singing "Follow the Prophets". It was so cute.
Our friends, Josh and Leah, came over with their mom, Jenny, for a playdate. It was so nice and sunny outside that the kids wanted to go play out there. The kids tromped around in the snow and even got up on the trampoline. Then Jenny helped Josh and Kamryn build a snowman. By this time Jared had gone back inside because he was cold. It was great to be outside and thanks to the Hammonds for playing with us.
Friday, February 06, 2009
I was driving down the canyon this morning from our cabin to take Jared and Kamryn to preschool. It was snowing pretty hard and there was about 4 inches of snow on the road. I was taking it pretty slow and still started sliding near Solitude. Right after sliding and getting back on the road my phone rang and I didn't recognize the number so I answered it and it was someone calling from Intermountain Medical Center saying they wanted me to come back in for a follow-up mammogram. I was just in on Monday for my routine yearly mammogram and the radiologist has noticed some differences from last year to this year. Great. Just cut them off now.
I was up at the cabin for the last couple of days with Jared and Kamryn and Susan and her kids. I read two books while I was up there. First I read, The Wednesday Letters, which I enjoyed. Then I read our book club book, The Shape of Mercy, which was very good.
My problem with reading is I am compulsive about it and just want to read the book until I've finished it and in the process I neglect everything else.