Saturday, December 17, 2016

So here are a few things I have been busy with...

Painting the bathroom.

This is the same color our bathroom in our house in Utah was, and I love it. 

I've also started making bread. It's a pretty simple recipe, and it tastes pretty much just like french bread from the store. Although as you can see, it's not very easy to get the uniform shapes like they have at the store...

 I also bought some new pizza toys. I had been using a cutting board and cookie sheet to put in and take out my pizza, but now I've got the real deal pizza peel. I cut down the handle on the wood one to fit into the pantry and I hung up the peels on this guitar hangar.
First we bought the one on the right, but we're taking it back because it was too small. 
 Here's Penny and Santa at the ward Christmas party.

 Our little Christmas sanctuary.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall fun

Fall has been pretty awesome.
Eva has had some busy Saturdays. She started off this one with her first gymnastics class..

Followed by some Pokemon target shooting...
and followed up by some creative drawing on the computer. 

Tormo continues to grow like a beast!

Virginia and I went to see Julieta Venegas. It wasn't quite what we were expecting with a terrible cover band opening for her, but she was great. 

This is just a random place to drop this picture. It's one of my favorites of all time and I was playing with some filters and thought it looked pretty cool.
Perhaps my favorite event in a very long time. Eva got baptized! The program was awesome with just close friends and family in attendance. 

And after the baptism we had Penny Emoji birthday party!

As you can see a good time was had by all. 


Saturday, October 01, 2016

September was pretty busy...
 S'mores in the fire pit in the back yard.
 The Giles closed on their land right across the street
 Virginia and I listened to the debate and I thought Hillary sounded a bit like the over-promising kid running for class president saying things they have no chance at making happen. I won't get into how much of a clown Trump is.
We took a short drive (12 hours each way) down to San Francisco so Virginia could get her Venezuelan passport renewed in case she needs to make an emergency trip down there. 
 On the one day we had free we went to Alcatraz! It was pretty cool seeing all the sights and taking the audio tour.

The weekend before that I put in a new laminate floor in the office replacing the old nasty, stained carpet. Thanks to Scotchula and Stephanski for helping out.

Penny is getting better at making baskets. She made 15 the other day!
We also took a trip up to Ensign ranch a few weeks ago. Wasn't exactly the best trip, but the kids had a good time so I consider it a success despite not catching a single fish!
Here are a few pictures from Wyatt's baptism back in July.

 Finally, a few random pictures from the last few months...

 Making pizza on General Conference weekend is definitely a new tradition.