Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School and Back to Menu Planning! Menu plan for 8/30/10

It is back to school for us this week. We are starting up grades 7,5,3 and Son #4 is perfecting his cuteness! I am also aiming to get back in the habit of putting my menu up so that it will help keep me accountable! Here is what we will be feasting upon this week!

Sunday- Leftovers
Monday: Ginger Steak Salad
Tuesday: Enchilada Stacks
Wednesday:  Dirty Rice with corn on the cob
Thursday: Homemade Pizza
Friday: Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and gravy
Saturday: Grilled kielbasa and peppers amd roasted potatoes

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Antelope Island

The boys and I are determined to explore the area around us. We had marked out Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake as a place that we wanted to explore and we were not disappointed! We are already planning on when to take Daddy out.

We brought a picnic lunch to eat on the beach.

We played in the water, but due to bugs (brine flies?) we didn't stay in the water or near the water for as long as we liked.

Notice in the bottom of the photo the black stuff on the ground? That was the mass of brine flies- they were disgusting! We had grand plans of building sand castles, but we were grossed out!
So we drove around the island to see what we could see- and we found an antelope! He stood so still the boys thought he was a statue!
We also found this guy. Apparently there is a large herd of bison living on this island. They are HUGE in real life. We were so glad that we were in the car.

We had a wonderful little trip here. We can't wait to explore more of this new place that we have found ourselves in.

What I have been up to . . .

I have been a busy bee! I have been making my first ever rag quilt. It was actually really easy, the hardest part was snipping the seams. That took longer than putting the quilt together. I followed a great tutorial here. I can't wait for my newest nephew to be born so that I can send this out to him!