Thursday, November 22, 2007

Elder and Sister Ellett

It's official my parents are on thier way to New York to embark on their 23 month mission. They left early this morning to start thier long drive to the Bronx. We had our Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday with the family. It was bitter-sweet. My parents play such a big role in our lives. Hopefully we will continue to function without them:) We will just have to plan a few trips to New York.

My parents have talked about going on a mission since I can remember. They are going to be awesome Missionaries, and I know they will touch the lives of the people they come in contact with. We love you guys!


Sasquach is finally gone, and my Husband is back. Can you believe how much younger he looks without his beard! Now we wont get wierd looks when we are out - like he robbed the cradle, or have people wonder why he is touching his daughter innapropriatly:) I love you babe.


Sasquach lives on.

Kevins annual Elk Hunt on Beaver Mountain

Okay girls, you can stop reading now and go and get your husbands. Kevin wants to talk hunting:) Dont be scared (I know they look a little scary) this picture is just Kevins dad and brother with his dads elk he shot. Kevin goes spike elk hunting on Beaver Mountain every year for ten days with his dad and brother. (I dont remember getting ten days to go with my mom and sisters anywhere!) Anyways- he looks forward to it every year. This year he stot his elk opening morning.

Kevin and his spike elk.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I got this recipe off of my Cousins blog. I made them last night, and we loved them! I didn't have any molassas, I just added the brown sugar, and they turned out yummy. I think they would also be good with chocolate chips. Thanks Erin!

2 1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/4 cups milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup mashed pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)

Beat all ingredients with a whisk or hand beater until well blended. Pour batter onto hot, lightly greased griddle or skillet. Cook until tops are bubbly and edges are dry. Turn and cook pancakes until golden brown.

If you don't have dark brown sugar, put in 3T of light brown sugar and 1T Molassas. They are so yummy if you like pumpkin! Enjoy!

Friday, November 9, 2007

K.C.'s Namesake (and the coolest kid ever)

Today would have been my brother Clint's 22nd B-Day. I cant believe it has been 7 years since he passed away. It makes me sad because he has missed so much in our mortal lives, but I know he is aware of everything and watching over us in heaven. I know that he knows my children and I believe he got to spend time with them before each of them came to earth. I miss him so much, and not a day goes by that I dont think of him. I Love you runt.
-Riding our bikes down the ski slopes during a rain storm in Colorado.
-Riding the Tower of Terror again, and again, and again.
-Cliff jumping at Lake Powell.
-Playing the slap game in the truck, as my dad would get madder, and madder (is that even a word?) at us.
-Him teaching me how to Snow Board at Brian Head.
-Him throwing his egg salad sandwich at me, cuz he was mad.
-All of us kids sleeping in my bed on Christmas Eve, not sleeping, and listening to music as loud as it would go to trying to get our parents to give up and let us open presents.
-Him making Kevin sleep in front of the door to my parents room, while me, Clint, Brax, and Dusty slept in my parents bed - so the bad guy wouldn't get us. (we thought someone was in our house when my parents were out of town)
-Late night talks.
-Him referring to Kevin as FURY:)

Clint was such an amazing person and I am glad I got to know him for the short time he was with us. Thanks for the memories!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I want to be like my dad when I grow up


I love, love this picture. It was taken during the Bow Hunt this year. KC loves to shoot his bow at the targets with Kevin and his cousin Easton. He is actually pretty good.
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Dirt, Fishing, Dirt, Hunting, Dirt, Camping, Dirt, Dirt, Dirt...




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I know these pictures are a little old, but I just got them developed. These are pictures of the kids during the summer camping on Cedar Mountain. The kids absulutley love camping, hunting, and fishing. They love being able to play outside all day, getting dirty-and staying dirty:)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

i'm thankful for...

i'm thankful for nice weather.
i'm thankful for HOT showers.
i'm thankful for nap time.
i'm thankful for good friends.
i'm thankful for beautiful mountains where we can camp.
i'm thankful for the end of the hunting season
and for scissors, and a razor. (love ya babe)
i'm thankful for my beautiful children.
i'm thankful for my parents.
i'm thankful for infant gas drops.
i'm thankful for good books-
i'm thankful again for nap time, so i can enjoy them.
i'm thankful for kevin.
i'm thankful for brownies (probably not so much thankful for them, i just really like them)
i'm thankful for living in a free country, and for all those who make that possible.

i love this time of year - fall, Halloween, cool air, darker earlier(kevin is home earlier yahoo), Thanksgiving, family, shopping, pumpkin everything-yummy, Christmas, the smell of pine, everything.