Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I decided to introduce Grant to the alpine start. That's when you get up early in the morning and climb the mountain before the snow gets too slushy. So we camped at the trailhead and got up at 4am to climb. Here's what we saw:
That's when the fun began. The beauty of climbing on open snow is you can slide down on your butt. It was like a 4,000ft tall sledding hill. Thus it took us six hours up and two hours down. We were back at the car by noon. Even though it wasn't my original intention, climbing this on snow was a lot of fun.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Fathers Day 2008 with Violet
Fathers Day 2006 with Ginny
The girls and I wanted to say how much we love and appreciate Ben. Ben has been on morning patrol since Ginny was born. He wakes up with Ginny and feeds her breakfast. All this just so I can snooze a little longer. This is coming from a guy who loves his sleep but also is a morning person. Ben also spends every night reading to Ginny and brushing her teeth. Since Violet has come all this has been extra helpful. He also changes all the late night/early morning diapers. These are usually the blow out ones too. So besides being the bread winner and my personal chef (a marvelous one too!) he is an exceptional father! We love you Ben.
~Love Bri, Ginny and Vi
Here is a photo of Ben opening his fathers day gift
We got him two movies from yesteryear
Ducktales Treasure of the Lost Lamp (childhood fave)
and The Rocketeer. Ben you are our hero.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
It was an evening of elegant chocolate desserts, I can say so because I made all of them. Chocolate is my forte! To your left is what Marcel Desaulniers calls Midnight Truffle Cake. This is a black cocoa sponge cake, with chocolate sour cream icing and truffles of the night up top, garnished with ganache. Other creations inspired by Marcel were Essential Chocolate Mousses served in Chocolate bowls and Deep Dark Chocolate Fudge Cookies. The mousses were both white and dark chocolate and the Cookies were dipped in chocolate and made into ice cream sandwiches. The final Creation was inspired by my Grandmother, Angel Mocha Pie. This dessert was invented when my Grandmother realized she didn't have all she needed for a lemon meringue pie so the meringue became the crust and the filling deep dark chocolate. The night included great conversation and games played with six lovely ladies, Shellie, Annie, Arrow, Robin, Allison and Erin. I had such a great time serving them these are the only pictures I have, sorry to disappoint. I look forward to next year!
Last years dessert photo below (nice blond hair)
These are the same cookies, other desserts here are triple layer mousse, a chocolate torte, and a Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. The guest that time were the Romishs, Alderks, Taffs, and Scotts. Sorry didn't take a photo that time. I guess I get so caught up in serving.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Violet in Bri's Blessing dress (Ginny wore it too)
Little Violet Iris was bless Sunday the 25th of May. We couldnt have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate. We were able to have a lot of family over as well. Ben was joined by his brother Brandon, brother-in-laws Josh and Garrick, my father, and my cousin Kevin in the circle. His other brother Mark couldnt make it because his wife had a baby that morning. After sacrament meeting we gathered together at our apartment for sandwiches and giant cupcakes from costco. Thanks to all for helping us celebrate our new little addition.
Bri's Extended Family
Bri and her sister lily
The kids enjoying the sunshine
Bri's mom and Violet
Bri's Dad with the girls