So it is true… I am a bad blogger. I get around to doing it every few months. And I probably won’t ever get any better… sorry. But I thought I’d give you an update on our family. Here’s some pictures and random comments from the last couple months. This winter we fell in love with Coeur d’Alene all over again. After 2 really harsh winters we had the best, mildest winter ever. We are loving that. The picture of the puppy above is not ours… I could have been talked into it because they were SO cute, but luckily I wasn’t. Rabbits are enough for us for now.
A couple weeks ago we went to Boise and the boys REALLY wanted to visit the state capital. They have been talking about it ever since (I know… they don’t get out much ) .But they did get to see the Senate in session which was pretty cool to go home and tell their teachers about, which they did.
I learned a new granola bar recipe which I love. They are so yummy you can hardly believe they are good for you… you almost feel bad eating them. Here’s the recipe:
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup rice crisps cereal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup butter (melt)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sunbutter (or peanut butter)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
I also added coconut and flax… can add whatever you want.
Pack down in 9×13 greased pan (I packed them down in a big cookie sheet and doubled the recipe). Bake 325 for 20-22 minutes. Pack down again and let cool in pan.
Ashton is only attached to a few things, as you can tell from this picture. He is always either wearing his goggles around everywhere… or he is wearing a headband to the gym, just like Mom does. I need to take a picture of that!
There is no other reason to include this picture except for the fact of how cute it is. When Taylor & Benson get in trouble (which is never because they are perfect little angels) one of their punishments is Wall Squats. They hate them and I love them. That’s what you get for first of all being naughty and second of all having a physical therapist and athletic trainer for a dad and fitness instructor for a mom. They are going to have strong quads!
All in all we are happy and healthy (knock on wood). We are getting so excited for the summer to have Joel around more (on break from his PhD program) and spend days and afternoons at the beautiful beaches of Coeur d’Alene.