Monday, August 14, 2006

Cooks create!
Makin' meatballs

For my stepsisters wedding in July, I was recruited to help make some of the meatballs. Watch the magic in action!

More than anything, this post is to help remind me of the three ingredients for the recipe. Sorry, can't tell ya, it's a family secret.

According to my family, I learned how to make the spcial chocolate cheesecake better than the woman we got the recipe from, who is an old family friend.


Riding High...

Sittin on the edge of the world

My parents used to spank me for playing in the mud...

...but they never took me to places like this

That little rough-riding 4Runner has taken me to some fun and beautiful places.

God's Green Earth...

This summer has, in the last few weeks alone, afforded me more outdoor opportunities than the previous two or three summers combined. Whats' the cause? A desire to get out of the apartment! I have ants in my pants! The sights are beautiful.

The beaten, but still lovely, path

This trail is located about 20 minutes outside of Pocatello, on Forest Service grounds.

Sunrise at camp

The elder's quorum in our ward went camping near Lava Hot Springs, where I caught the sun peeking over the skyline the next morning.

"Give said the little stream..."

This little stream is located beside the trail in the above picture.

Light from on High peeking down

A friend and I went hiking on the edge of pocatello. Within a few minutes we wandered off the trail, and found a secluded little camping spot by the stream. It was just big enough for a few small tents, had a rock-lined firepit, overlaid with a high canopy of conifers, and had no trails leading to the spot. What a little treasure! Nearby the sun was streaming through the branches, where I took this picture. Hello Katy!

Parker Perfect!

Who put this stupid hat on me?

Don't to it! I'll go for the thumb!

The concrete is just so rough on my knees

My little nephew Parker was here in Idaho for a few weeks, and spent some time around his uncle Dan! The first two pics are just gratuitous. The lowest one deserves some explaining. Most of the time when outside on the concrete or grass, and sometimes when inside, he refuses to crawl on his knees, instead going around on his toes. This makes him a little wobbly, and he nearly hits his chin on the ground when he comes to a stop. Still an adorable kid, though!