Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fruits of my labor

The best part about all the work that went into gardening this year was being able to harvest!

I learned a lot from gardening this year. I've learned that I will change a few things next year, and do some of the same things, but better next year.

Some things turned out awesome and some things were a disappointment. The big disappointment were the green bean plants that the deer had fun with.

We had seriously a ton of orange cherry tomatoes! I planted these last year and again this year. These are seriously the tastiest little guys! They are so sweet! I had more than I knew what to do with! I have plans for them next year.

The bigger tomatoes however, were not as plentiful this year. But we savored those that we did have.

I made my little version of brushetta
It was a good way to use up those small tomatoes.
 I made Zucchini Lasagna and lots of Zucchini bread!

The Butternut Squash was one of my favorite things in the garden this year
I think I'll plant a plant or two more next year because I wished I had more this year.
I pureed a froze some, used some as side dishes,
and I even made some Butternut squash bread.

There's just something about growing your own garden, then using it in your kitchen that's just awesome. Plus, I know exactly where it came from and how it was grown. A good health factor there too.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rail Trail

I love this walking trail

It's an old railroad track turned into a paved walking/biking trail.

It's awesome. I love the gym, but I love walking here better.

I like looking at the small farms and animals and even into peoples backyards.

In the summer I wish the entire trail was shaded by trees on both sides.

I will miss it in the winter!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fabulous Foliage

We took a tiny stroll awhile back near Snowbasin to admire the pretty leaves changing. And it was a tiny stroll. It was a bit too chilly this day to be out very long.

More pictures of our walk on my photography blog!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Westin's B-day Party

Here are some pictures from Westin's 1st birthday party. I was worried about the weather. We had rain in the forcast orginally, but we lucked out. No rain! We were so glad to have friends and family there to help us celebrate! It turned out to be such an amazing day.

The theme for his party was SAFARI!

Clothesline with pictures of his first year

The cupcakes with browned butter cinnamon frosting
Candy Bar

Stuffed animal centerpieces
(big shout-out to Britton for letting me borrow his WebKinz!)

Happy Boy!
Westin loved his cupcake!
(I forgot a lighter to light the candle on his cupcake! I'm such a bad mom.)

Grandma & Grandpa Cook

Chelsea, Jessica, & Laura!
Mom and the birthday boy!
 Homemade pinatas are the best kind;)
Pinata time
All the kids gave it a shot first

Here goes Max!
Even Laura gave it a hit!
But Kenzie was finally the one to break it open! 

Westin with Grandpa Duncan
Time for presents!

Presents are fun!

Love these ladies!

Good friends of ours, the Davis'.
They were friends of ours back in Henderson and now they're back in Utah with us!
 Westin with Dad
Westin and Aunt Natalie
The cleaning crew
What a good bunch:)
What a great day!