Monday, August 31, 2009

~Rain + Simon = FUN!!

It rained all day yesterday and through the night. It's starting to get really cold, but Simon doesn't care.
I caught him jumping in the puddles and
laughing to himself. It was adorable.
At least he put his rain boots on...

I had to add this picture of Cooper
because it's just so...Cooper.
He was just sitting there looking at me.

Monday, August 24, 2009

~State Fair and the HUGE Goose Egg

We went to the state fair a couple of weeks ago. It was much smaller than the Arizona State Fair, but it was just right for the boys. We all know how Noah is and we thought he might have a hard time with the rides, but he was a dare devil! This was the first ride he wanted to go on. He barely met the height requirements.

Of course, I couldn't go on any of the rides and Adam wanted to take Simon to play some games so Noah rode this alone. The big shocker was that he actually wanted to ride by himself. I was a bit nervous, but he had so much fun.

Simon's prize stuffed animals, a whale and a dolphin. He even won something for his brother. How sweet!

So this didn't happen at the state fair, but I thought it was worthy to be blogged about. Look at this GOOSE EGG! Sim was messing around on the bed and hit his head (I think on the foot board). I actually didn't see it happen, but he was a tough little guy and only cried for a second. I think he could have won a prize at the state fair for this one though. Seriously, it was HUGE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

~The Connolly Family-Est. August 11, 2001

Eight years ago Adam and I were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple. It was a bitter sweet day as we left one life behind and started another. Since then, there have been lots of tears and lots of happy times. We have two beautiful boys and another on the way.
What more can I ask for?

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

Happy Anniversary Love

Friday, August 7, 2009

~Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

One of my goals for the summer was to learn how to make jam (or at least try).

This is a rhubarb bush. Apparently you can make yummy things to eat with this stuff!

This is Mary. The rhubarb bush belongs to her. When Adam first arrived to Alaska he did some remodeling work for her. She is a very nice grandmotherly lady. Adam mentioned to her, that I wanted to make jam. She said once her rhubarb bush was ready, she'd show me how.

This week she called and said that the rhubarb was ready... to come on over.

Mary showed me how to cut the rhubarb and add it with the strawberries to make the jam. It was very easy and made the house smell great!

The end product. Tasty Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

I had so much fun with Mary, that the next morning I decided to make some jam on my own. I made a Candy Apple jelly and it turned out great too!