Monday, April 26, 2010
This is a beach he went to on a Pday.I'm sure it was hard for him not to run out into the surf and do a belly flop or a Superman dive!
Not sure what this building is. Probably their "flat". I'm sure he's trying to catch the particularly nice sunset. Looks like a decent place, compared to other places in the world where missionaries have to live:
My favorite! Peter's first baptism! Here's what he had to say about it: "Now I thought that this week couldn't get any better, but I was wrong, you know that baptism that I told you about, well we taught her everyday this week so we could do the baptism on Saturday. And on Friday after the lesson we asked who she wanted to baptize her, and she asked if I could do it. And that's what happened!!!!!! Saturday I was able to baptize her and it was something that I will never forget."
He looks happy!! I love being a missionary mom!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Double Barbecue Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken
|White Barbecue Sauce|
|1/4||cup mayonnaise or salad dressing|
|2||teaspoons lemon juice|
|1||teaspoon cider vinegar|
|2||teaspoons chopped parsley|
|1/4||to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce|
|4||boneless skinless chicken breasts|
|8||slices packaged precooked bacon|
|2||teaspoons barbecue seasoning|
|1/4||cup barbecue sauce|
|1.||Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, stir together white barbecue sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving time.|
|2.||Wrap each chicken breast with 2 slices bacon, stretching bacon to cover as much of the breast as possible; secure ends of bacon to chicken with toothpicks. Sprinkle both sides with barbecue seasoning.|
|3.||Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Brush with 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Turn chicken; brush with remaining barbecue sauce. Serve chicken topped with white barbecue sauce.|
Friday, April 23, 2010
Barbeque Roasted Potatoes with Sour Cream Bacon Sauce
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons barbeque seasoning (recommended: Grill Mates)
- 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 pounds baby white potatoes, quartered
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
Preheat grill to medium heat.
In a large bowl add olive oil, barbeque seasoning, garlic and lemon juice. Mix well to combine. Add potatoes and toss to coat.
Place potatoes in an aluminum foil pouch and seal. Place on the grill or in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Put the potatoes into a medium bowl and pour in the sauce. Toss well to coat the potatoes or serve the sauce on the side.
I didn't use baby white potatoes- just regular ones, cubed.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I mentioned that it looked like Torrey Pines, a beautiful area by La Jolla, just north of San Diego. Mom said that it was Torrey Pines, and that her mother had spent some time there in the 20's. Fast forward to Easter, when Brian, Lindsey, Bruce and I hiked along the beaches and bluffs at Torry Pines. Here are some of the trees that are now protected at the Torrey Pines State Preserve:I made everyone sit down and listen to what I could remember about my grandmother's story, which sadly, wasn't much. When I got home I called Mom and asked for a few details. Grandmother Good was in her early 20's when she came to La Jolla to stay with her sister, Mary. They were having art lessons, and this was one of the painting done then. That's about all that Mom knew. I imagine what a beautiful and unspoiled place Torry Pines was then. It's still amazing, with the protected Preserve, a championship golf course and the most amazing Craftsman-style Lodge that inspired the architecture of Disney's Grand Californian.
There is a tag on the back of the painting: 1st place at the 1924 Calgary Stampede Art Exposition! Neat family history!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Brian pointing out a spot where a river flows into the ocean. Notice where his eyes are looking. Yeah.
A beach squirrel who was completely unafraid of people. This squirrel later tried to trip Brian in a quest to beat up another beach squirrel:Have you ever seen sea foam? It's gross. Lindsey thinks that it's full of people skin. Having it covering slimy seaweed makes it even grosser:Lots of para-gliders and para-sailers were out enjoying the wind:I almost died trying to follow Lindsey around this point to where the good sea shells were. We'll have to go back when the tide is out next time. So we don't die.A nice lady took our picture- good thing were weren't sitting here, under the sea cliffs, when the earthquake happened! Brian is looking at the camera now, because is mom isn't taking the picture.The hike continued up to the bluffs where the spring flowers inspired Brian to frolic:
Dad and Lindsey took a time-out to figure out the exact direction of New Zealand from the beach, and Brian pointed the way. Hi, Peter!! (I think Brian is actually making eye contact with the camera in this one- must be a fluke!)Weird old Torry Pines lizard. Yuck.See that curvy road just to the right of the center of the picture? With the cars parked in a row? Yeah, our car is way over there. By the river that meets the sea!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
It made for an Easter we won't forget! The Easter Bunny also finds my kids, wherever they are- he even knows about Brian's passion for all things garlic. Here's Brian with his garlic seasoning assortment. If you look at most of my pictures with Brian, you will notice that in most of them he's looking not at the camera, but over my shoulder- never making direct eye contact if he can help it. For some reason he thinks this is funny. I find it mildly frustrating:And Lindsey showing off her shark and bunny gummies:
Thursday, April 8, 2010
It was cold at the top, but colder on the tour inside the observatory, since they keep it a chilly 36 degrees inside! Maybe it seemed even colder that that as we listened to an enthusiastic, but lengthy lecture on the history of the telescope! The lighting was dark inside, but I pulled off this picture by steadying my camera on a railing. There's a 30 foot wide mirror somewhere in there:Then we got to walk around the outside catwalk- we're about 40 feet up. C would never be able to pull this one off:
Of course we had to have a posing shot. I thought Brian and Lindsey were trying to be like the Angel Moroni in honor of conference, but they were really pretending to look through telescopes.
We took the more traditional way down the mountain, stopping at Mother's Kitchen for lunch. Lots of bikers at this sprout and what bread-friendly spot.A typical Brian pose- either he's pulling a face or purposely looking away...sigh.A fun day- finished with the menfolk going to the priesthood session and we girls watching:
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Bruce was very concerned that we'd all pitch off the edge of the cliffs:
But the sunset was the best of all!