Friday, September 4, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Emily was a beautiful bride.
How about this good looking group!
Ryan was making magic wands to take to the Harry Potter movie...
Back in St. Louis, Dillon showed us the impressive hole he dug...
Max was happy to see everyone and liked wrestling with Uncle Brent. (Sorry, no picture of that either. Where was I?)
(Out of order again...why can't I figure out how to change the order of my pictures when I'm posting them?) At Dan and Stephanie's we sat around the kitchen counter and visited for hours! We loved it!
Alex played the cello for us and Annie read us a story.
Mom and Dad took us all over town, including Shaw's Gardens and Forest Park. Thanks for spending so much time with us!
Brady helped Grandpa feed the fish at the Botanical Gardens.
Lisa, Kurt, and all the kids! So fun to see everyone. We love you!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I just found this online and haven't tried it, but I can't wait to see if it's as good as the real thing!
14 ounces noodles
8 ounces half & half
1 ounce butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 ounce tomato sauce
1 ounce broccoli
1 ounce fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Cook the noodles until half done (not quite al dente). Drain the water. Add the half & half, butter, garlic, tomato sauce, and broccoli; bring to a hard boil. When noodles are fully cooked, add the mushrooms.
Remove from heat; add the parmesan cheese. Serve hot.
This recipe from CDKitchen for Pasta House's Pasta Con Broccoli serves/makes 4
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Questions, comments, suggestions please!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Vera Brown Oscarson
Sunday, May 3, 2009
What can you do with your Spritz cookie press? I made these for a baby shower yesterday and loved the Christmas smell in the house. I made yellow butterflies with orange and purple sugar, pink roses, and purple hearts. Who knew they could make more than poinsettias and Christmas trees?
They tasted great, as always, and the boys were snitching them.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Ryan, Emily, and Corinne were glad to see Amanda again!
On Sunday after General Conference, we had a family dinner with Steve and Laura and their family, Bonnie and Paul, who just received their mission call to Hong Kong, and Andrew and Erica and John and Katharine. It was great to see everyone!
Ryan is 16...and a little taller than Amanda!
After dinner, Uncle Paul shared some of the family history he has been working on for a long time, almost full time for over a year. We each chose a family line to work on while they are on their mission. Thank you, Uncle Paul!
It was great to see the Newlyweds and to visit with them. You guys are great! Thanks for all your help...Andrew and Erica scrubbed and cut potatoes for 23 people and John and Katharine made delicious rolls. The kids loved playing games with you, too. We love you and were so glad you could come! It makes us happy just to be around you.
It was nice to visit together. Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Paul are so gracious to everyone in every circumstance. We're excited about their mission call. Dan had some funny stories to tell about China and presented a gift for their mission: chopsticks and kiddie chopstick trainers from Pei Wei. Brent and Julie did a lot of dishes so I could stay at the table and visit.
I had such fun visiting with Amanda, Ryan, Emily and Corinne. They're all so friendly, cheerful, positive, and personable. It was nice having cousins around!
Between the sessions of Conference Brent pulled out the crackers, cheese and sparkling fruit juices for a tasting event! Pear and black currant were the favorites. Lindt bittersweet chocolate was the winner in the gourmet chocolate bar division.
Ryan got to snowboard a couple of days...go Ryan! He even braved a blizzard at Snowbird.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
They lived there in 1942- August 1943 during World War II and had many experiences involving the War. From the house they could look one way and see San Francisco Bay. Not far away was a Japanese Internment Camp they drove by occasionally. Dad thought they were in there having picnics, but that wasn't quite the case.
They rented this house and were thinking about building one nearby when the call came one Sunday morning asking Grandpa to move to St. Louis to be the General Sales Manager for Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. Dad was 8 and Uncle Don was 11 when they lived there. Because he has so many vivid memories of that home and neighborhood, Dad thought they had lived there for two or three years, but it was only one and a half.
The neighborhood is off of a 4-lane road lined with tall, fragrant eucalyptus trees. Burlingame is called "The City of Trees." It has great schools and is an exclusive area. It's about 15 minutes south of downtown San Francisco and still has it's own "downtown" Broadway street with an ice cream store, restaurants and old drug stores. Dad remembers getting ice cream there with his mom. She got a vanilla cone and asked him to hold it for her for a minute (maybe to pay for the ice cream?). Dad took a bite of it and the gap between his front teeth left a tell-tale line of evidence down the scoop. That's his first memory of vanilla ice cream!
Dad had to wear dog tags with his name and address on them to school in case of a Japanese attack. They had bomb raid drills at school and once their family had to stop the car and turn off the headlights on their way home from his baptism.
When we got out of the car yesterday there was a little girl outside at the house next door. I told her that Dad used to live in that house and that we brought him back to see it. Her mom came outside and I told her the reason for our visit. To my surprise she asked me if we would like to go inside! She said they owned that house and that it's been vacant for a while but we were welcome to go in! She showed us around. It has a huge fireplace in the front room with the three arched windows and the back bedroom has a beautiful view of the neighborhood. The backyard drops off and has a lemon tree. We were able to pick some lemons and bring them home with us!
The home was built in 1928 and has been added on to. The price of the home now is not much since it has fallen into some disrepair and because it has not been updated. The additions are strangely configured and it will most likely be town down when it is sold. The price of the LOT alone is 1 million dollars, down considerably from what it was about 6 months ago. We were so glad we got to see it before it's torn down!
It brought back some good memories for Dad and I feel like I have some family nearby after all, even if they haven't lived there for over 65 years.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I can't help smiling when I see this picture of our grown-up children!