Monday, July 27, 2009

La Fleur

If anyone is interested in what I've been busy doing this summer, please check THIS out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Diners Drive-In's & Dives

Have you ever watched triple D on the Food Network? Oh my, I love that show. I makes me so hungry whenever I watch it. It's one of Matt's favorite shows as well. We love when he highlights places in New Mexico and Utah. Guy (the crazy host) has actually gone to many different places here in Salt Lake which is always very exciting! They highlighted Blue Plate Diner, Ruth's Diner, Moochies, & Pat's bbq. Hmmmmm, we love bbq so we had to try Pat's! Not sure how we have missed this place for so long. Yum-yum-yum, and funny enough the restaurant is so close to our house! It's kind of a sketchy looking place on the outside but inside it's bbq heaven, with a nice dining area and outdoor patio. They even have live music. Bbq so good you will slap yo momma (that is what a sign said) :)

Matt's dad came into town for business and we decided we would try Pat's out with him. We were silent while we ate. We used about a roll of paper towels each. The ribs are HUGE and the brisket was so smokey and tender. I had the mustard greens as a side and I couldn't stop eating it. I recommend Pat's for all you bbq fans! I think I would like to take my parents down there or even Jaason and Erika.

The next stop on our DDD adventure is a burger drive-in place called the Burger Barn. It's out in the BFE somewhere, I'll have to look it up but the food looked great! Happy Eating!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009


We have been having a grand old time this summer. Boy does time fly when you are having fun! I can't believe that we are creeping up on August. Didn't summer seem so much LONGER when you were younger? I'm already seeing "back to school" sales and it totally grosses me out. I think I also spotted some fallish house decor items which are out in stores way to early, but I secretly get so excited.

Of course summer would not be complete without many dips in the Bernhisel pool. Oh it's been so hot and it feels oh so refreshing to jump into the nice cool water. Felix loves the pool, a real fish. He screams when we take him out and we have been known to lure him out with pieces of licorice. Matt has dunked him, but Felix isn't quite sure if he likes that yet.

Love the Speedo look.

Matt took me and Felix to a Real Salt Lake game. We won!! GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!

Matt HAD to purchase a tiny Real jersey for Felix. Like father like son!

We took an AWESOME hike up at the top of Emigration canyon. It was HOT but the views were worth it. I seriously had sweat running down my face. We even found a cute little horny toad and also ran into some deer.

I love these wild purple thistles.

Horny Toad!

Felix and Matt with the new bike seat and helmet. Felix loves cruising around on the bike. Night time rides are the new favorite thing to do.

Busted Felix up where the cats sleep. He and Leo are best buds.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bear Lake Continued

Here are few other fun pics from the cabin.

Ben basking in the sun.

The fly fisherman.

Preparing Breakfast.

My Real Salt Lake Boys!

Air Guitar Heber

Sheep Crossing!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!!!

Yes, that was my message on the 4th of July...Let Freedom Ring! This years 4th celebrations were exciting, busy and also very tiring. We started the weekend off right by heading up to Bear Lake on Wednesday evening. As we rolled into Bear Lake there was a huge storm brewing, so we were lucky to see tons of lighting.

On the morning of the 4th, we drove down to Lewiston, a small town right outside of Logan. We have been going up to Lewiston to celebrate the 4th of July for about 10 years now. We have extended family living in that area, and it's always fun to catch up with everyone. They put on a funny, somewhat ghetto parade, but we love it. Tractors roll by, ambulances, fire trucks, dairy queens wave, city officials throw candy and tons of horses parade by. It's fun to watch the kids try to gather up as much candy as they can. Felix just sat back on my lap and enjoyed the parade. As school bands trumpeted by he would do little dance moves. Before the parade, the fire department puts on a big breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, hash-browns, the works. That is always a fun treat.

We then drove back to the cabin and played on the beach all day long. Seriously, all day long. Good thing I kept up with my sunscreen! The kiddos played in the sand and water, we had bacci ball tournaments, played horseshoes, water-skiied, death tubed, and did some wave-running. What a fun filled day! I had the best ride on the death-tube this year. I call it a Mary Poppins ride because I don't like to go to fast and flip off. My dad can flip anyone off (a tube that is) and they go 5 feet in the air and then egg beater across the water. I have some great video of cousins doing this exact thing!

Next came a serious bbq. Jalapeno brats, burgers, potatoes, chips, homemade ice cream and red velvet cupcakes made by yours truly. My dad loves to go up to WY and buy illegal fireworks to light off the dock. We chant "we rock the dock" as the fireworks light off because the other cabins just do silly fountains. We are the real deal baby! Boy did we sleep good that night. What an fun yet exhausting day.

Monday, July 6, 2009

S'mores Cookies

I made these beauties up at the cabin this week. To.Die.For. You can find the recipe on the Martha Stewart website.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Fun Things

Every summer I sit and think about all the fun things I want to do. I write them down and try my hardest to get some of them accomplished! This is the list for this summer. It seems appropriate that I am writing this list while looking out onto the bright blue water of Bear Lake. Ahhh, long summer afternoons.

1. cookout up the canyon
2. drive-in movie with lots of fun movie snacks
3. dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point
4. make homemade berry ice cream
5. farmers market
6. grow gorgeous tomatoes
7. bacci ball tournament at Liberty Park
8. breakfast cookout up at Albion Basin
9. pizza party sleep-over with my nephews
10. pool party with just the girls
11. get a mani and a pedi, and I guess a massage while I'm at it!
12. do a fly fishing picnic afternoon
13. make lots of different homemade cookies