Saturday, August 13, 2011

Owlz Game

Considering the fact we used to go to EVERY home game (since Eli worked there) a few years ago, our one and only trip to a Orem Owlz game was well worth the trip. Ellie had a blast...

Grady was a little hesitant at first, but as you can see it didn't take him long to warm up and "swing" at the ball to hit a bomb.

We had a blast, Orem won, we caught up with friends, there's just nothing like a night at the ballpark!

Eli's Office

So, I waited pretty long to post this all with good reason, promise, but we are so proud of Eli. Back in June he signed his permanent contract with State Farm. Even though it's a lot of work, Eli loves his job and his employees, what more could you ask for, right? He's put in many long hard hours and there are many more to come, but we are so grateful for the business and for Eli for making it happen! To our rock star!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Honey Whole Wheat Crust

This pizza crust is awesome, and not too hard, for a pizza crust I guess??!

1 TBS Honey
1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees F)
1 TBS active dry yeast
1 TBS olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
about 1 1/2 to 2 cups all purpose flour

Put your water in the mixing bowl of your kitchen aid (or whatever standing mixer you have) and add the honey. I mix the honey around for a second just to help it dissolve a little. Then pour your yeast over the top and let it set until it starts to get foamy. Then stir in, I use the paddle attachment, the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture. The add all of the whole wheat flour and mix. Then switch to the kneading hook attachment and add the all purpose flour 1/2 at a time until the dough starts to pull away from the sides. You don't want to add too much flour or the dough will be stiff and hard. Keep in mind also that you will be adding a little more flour when you roll out the dough. When the dough starts to pull away, stop adding flour and let knead for about 2 minutes. After that, pull the dough out and use olive oil to coat the bowl (or you can get another bowl oil it and then transfer the dough to there).Cover loosely with a towel and let stand in a warm place until double, or about 1 hour. Then punch the dough down and let rise for another 30 to 45 minutes. Preheat your oven to 425 degree F, and lightly grease a jelly roll pan. Lightly flour a surface and roll out dough to about the size of the jelly roll pan. Place the dough on the pan and push it out so it covers the pan. Then top with whatever your heart desires, and bake for about 17 minutes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ellie Bellie

Oh, my so it's been a really long time. Well this post is all about Ellie, a Grady post coming I promise. So Ellie is now 9 months old and could quite possibly be the most happy baby on the planet. Seriously this girl is hardly ever NOT smiling. She is amazing!

Seriously this smile melts my heart! She is now crawling EVERYWHERE and she even pulls herself up to things and walks around them. It keeps our lives interesting, especially Grady who is learning to pick up the things he doesn't want destroyed! She loves music, her baby doll (who we just call baby doll, really original, huh?), her big brother (every morning when I set her on the ground, she immediately crawls straight to his room), her mommy and dad, and last but not least FOOD. This is pretty foreign to us since we are usually trying all stops to get Grady to eat!! OH, and I almost forgot, she loves SLEEP. She has been sleeping through the night for a really long time, what more could you ask for.

Ellie's 9 Month Stats:

Height: 26 Inches - 6%

Weight: 16.4 lbs - 11%

Ellie-you are so sweet and amazing, we love you!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Val and Max, this is for you......

Dear Val and Max,

We miss watching Cookie Monster and Elmo Gucks with you:

We miss eating Goldfish with you:

We miss shooting hoops with you:

We miss watching Princess and the Frog with you:

We miss rocking and swinging and sliding down the slide with you:

But most of all, we miss you're dad's short shorts:

We love you and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Tait's Basketball Games in Washington

This is a post that I REALLY should have done a long time ago! At the beginning of March, Eli and Grady were so lucky and got to go up to Eli's little brother Tait's basketball State Tournament in Washington. Eli and Grady were both so excited to go and both had so much fun watching basketball and hanging out with Amma and Papa. And since the least I could do is post some pictures to tell them both thank you (and that we are glad you made it back to the hotel safe Papa at 3 in the morning when Grady was in great need of chocolate milk), here they are:

This is actually from when Grady and I went up to visit and went to Tait's basketball game. Grady loves his Papa!

They got Meridian Trojan shirts. Grady still loves to wear his hoop shirt.

I guess he couldn't get enough going to games all day??!!

Grady, Eli and Tait

Grandpa Slesk, Tait and Grady

Cute, sweet Amma teaching Grady the thumbs up

Grady loves airplanes, or he was just really sad to leave....Tait's team ending up taking 2nd. Thank you to all who helped take care of my boys! They were so happy to be able to see everyone and watch Tait!