Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pajama Party!

Today is a blustery day, so the baby and I are having a pajama party! We have lots of books and we are going to spend the day having a reading day and staying inside! Yay for pajama parties!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Barbeque-ing

So, for some reason we barbeque when it's cold out. We think it's going to be warm, but it isn't, and Saturday night and tonight (Monday), we went barbeque-ing and it was flippin cold out.


Barbeque experience #1: Saturday we went to the city park to have a barbeque, but wanted to keep it cheap so we just bought hot dogs. It was so fun. They were so good--it was an adventure. We didn't bring plates, or utensils, or anything except for some condiments, hot dogs, some buns (not enough for the amount of hot dogs we got), and some soda (oh yeah, and charcoal and a lighter). It was really fun, in spite of the horrible amount of coldness. The hot dogs were sooooooooooo good. I just don't know how they make hot dogs so good, and they're 1000% better when they're cooked on a barbeque.



It was also the first time Baby saw fire--he was mesmerized. There was also a suspicious head off in the brush that we confiscated--even Baby was suspicious.
The Sausers and the Monsons came with us--we're glad they did, because they are a hoot!




Barbeque experience #2: There are no pictures to go along with this one, but it was still an adventure, and still super fun (I think it was actually more fun than the first one..maybe they were just awesomely fun in different ways). This time we had shish kabobs and grilled veggies. They were soooooooooo good. I have never had more enjoyable of either ever, in my whole life. Here are the recipes:

ShishKabobs
Kielbasa
Green Peppers
Onions
Pineapple

Sauce:
Pineapple juice (from the pineapple chunks can)
Worcestershire sauce (just keep dumping it in until you feel like it's enough...maybe a half a cup or so)
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning (I dunno...a couple tablespoons)

Put all of the cut meat and veggies in a gallon freezer bag, add the ingredients for the sauce, (seal the bag), move the bag around until everything's covered by the sauce. Let it sit a little while--I let it marinate about an hour, and that seemed like a fine amount of time.


Veggies
Asparagus
Zucchini

Sauce:
Oil (vegetable or olive) (half a cup or so)
Italian seasoning (a tablespoon or so)
Onion Powder (some)
Garlic Salt

Do the same stuff as the other one with the freezer bag. To grill, I brought a cooling rack (that you put cookies on), and put it on top of the grill so it doesn't fall through.


It was a great time, and Baby slept the entire time in the car--it was crazy. Next time we barbeque, we need to do it when it's warm because it is MUCH less fun when it's cold out.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picnik-ed California

It's time for me to go to bed, so I'm not going to write until tomorrow or so, but I was messing around with Picnik and the photos from our California trip, and created the following:


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pre and Post-Graduation Activities

Two days before graduation, Dallin and Courtney Sauser went to dinner with us to celebrate the semester being over. We got a gift certificate from Jordan's parents to The Outback, so we used that to celebrate and it tasted so good! Afterwards, Courtney and I went to Barnes 'n Noble while Jordan and Dallin went...I dunno, somewhere. It was great to just spend some time walking around there and knowing that I could read all of the books that were there and not feel guilty about it because I needed to be studying!

Later that night, when we got home, Ladie came to spend the next couple of days with us in celebration! It was fun to have her here, and we spent a lot of good time just talking. Porter and her became fast friends!


It was great to have my grandparents, mom, and brother, Will here with me while I graduated. It was nice to just have us all together to chill. The next morning we made a big breakfast of pancakes, bacon, sausages, and orange juice (along with an orange juice, spinach, and banana smoothie, and it was so good!






I made homemade peanut butter for the first time. I really like peanut butter, but they put so much sugar and stuff in it that you can't eat very much because there are so many calories! So, I threw some unsalted peanuts in a blender and put some olive oil in it, while later Grandma Mayfield told me I didn't need to add the oil, so next time I won't. It definitely isn't as delectable as store-bought peanut butter, but it still tastes great and I feel better about eating it!


Sunday morning, Will and I made cupcakes that look like chicks to celebrate a little of Easter. I put rice milk in it instead of regular milk in both the cupcakes and in the frosting so that I could eat both of them, and they were sooooooo good! They looked cute too, and I'm super glad we made them!


There was also also a little surprise in the middle, because we tie-dyed the inside!




As my graduation present from the Deans (thanks!), we got an ice cream maker, but since I can't have dairy (the baby's allergic), we made sorbet. It was spectacular! We put berries in it, and it was so good! It made a lot more than we thought it would, but that wasn't a problem to us!


Tonight for FHE, we dyed easter eggs. I'd never done it before, and it was so fun! We all did different things with the eggs we dyed, but each one was awesome!



Sunday, April 12, 2009

Done and Done

After 4 arduous years of college, I'm done. I didn't think I'd ever be finished with it, but the time is finally here. I can now just be with my awesome baby all day and help him learn and grow. I'm glad I finished school, but I certainly don't know why I was supposed to--hopefully one day I'll understand why it was so important. I really enjoy learning, so I don't think I'll go very long before I start to work my brain again, but I think I'm going to take a break from math for a little while, and maybe work on a language or something. Anyway, our new apostle was the speaker at graduation, and it was wonderful. He spoke on having Wisdom (with a capital W, because it's God's Wisdom), and using it throughout the rest of our lives. I sang in graduation choir, and we were allowed to have our spouse sing with us, but Jordan didn't want to, so I recruited Will to sing in it with me--it was rad. We sang "Guide Us, Oh Though Great Jehovah" and "This is the Christ." Grandma and Grandpa Mayfield came to celebrate, and because of that Grandma took a video of us singing. It's so awesome. video
Grandma also got a great picture of us on the screen--cool-huh?!
My mom, my brother Will, and Grandma and Grandpa Mayfield came to celebrate with us, and I'm so glad they all came--it was a delight to have them here. Will's still here, and it's super fun to just chill with him. Ladie came up too, and it was a blast to have her here with us.





My great friend, Heidi, who was also a physics major, and a girl, graduated with me. We met for the first time two years ago in a lab class, and have had a lot of classes together since. She has the highest IQ of anyone I've ever known, and she's the only way I graduated.


Yay for graduating!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just Some More Pictures

School's still going on for another week, so I don't have anything exciting right now to write about (there have been a few things that happened to other people that I'll update in a week when I have time), so here is a collage of the baby. He is just so cute!

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