Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weekly Drawing: Mezzaluna Set – $55 Retail Value | CHEESESLAVE

Enter to win a Mezzaluna Set! I've been dying to own one of these... would go perfectly with my Henckels knives! :) Hurry... contest ends tomorrow!

Weekly Drawing: Mezzaluna Set – $55 Retail Value | CHEESESLAVE

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Enter Cheeseslave's contest to win some European Pyrex!

This is a contest I'd LOVE to win! European Pyrex made from traditional glass that doesn't explode or shatter! WOW! I LOOOVE baking in glass but it scares the heck out of me. This would be a real treat! Enter to win! (Image courtesy of


Friday, July 1, 2011


My sweet Evan has signed up for fall football and we're all really excited for him to play! This is the first time he's ever shown an interest in sports and I think it's going to be really good for him. He's come a long way this past year. He's taken a greater interest in water (and is much less afraid to be in water than he used to be). He's also learned to ride a bike and now he wants to play football. We are so excited to have found a wonderful team so close to home. As a bonus, no practices or games on Sundays! But it won't be easy. Pre-season practices will begin August 1 and will run Monday-Thursday. Once games begin, they still will practice three nights a week. Anyway, I took him out tonight to pick up his first pair of football cleats. To see him beam is such a treat because there is so little that really brings out that glow on his face. He tried on a couple of different sizes and ran back and forth in the store with them to try them out and then we settled on a pair. He proudly carried that box to the register and couldn't wait to own them. We still have a few things left to get him, but overall, he's ready. We will spend the next month out on the track trying to prepare him as much as possible!

Blog This! : Communicate - Google Chrome Help

I found this Blogger install app so I'm testing it out. Might make it a lot easier to share web content over the blog.

Blog This! : Communicate - Google Chrome Help

Winco Empty?

8:20 on a Tuesday morning. Apparently THIS is the time to shop at Winco!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day at Wild Waves!

The boys got season passes to Wild Waves this year. Jodi was kind enough to take them with her kids and they had a blast!! Here they look greasy because they're all slathered up in sunblock.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Spray Park in NE Tacoma

I took the kids to meet friends at the new spray park in NE Tacoma, right behind the Centre at Norpoint. Don't let the photos deceive you. It may have been gray but I got FRIED! It was probably the worst burn I've had in 10 years! We were there a mere 3 hours and it was gray, overcast, and 70F the entire time. Crazy. The kids sure had fun, though!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sweet Reminder

Nancy Webster sat in church with us. Ethan was using his smelly markers to draw pictures in a notebook. Nancy asked him if she could draw something and this is what she handed back to him. Love her so much!

Friday, June 17, 2011

First Day of Summer Break fun!

Jodi and I met up at Dash Point State Park for a really nice day in the sun! The kids were so excited to be done with school and had a blast soaking up some rays and squirting each other with water squirters! (By the way... these contraptions can be had for a cool buck at the local Dollar Tree!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes!

It's Mike's birthday tomorrow! Team Hunsaker stopped by with homemade banana split cupcakes! Mmmmmm... DEE-LISH! Hmmm, I wonder if this means I can get away with not making a cake! Yeah, I didn't think so!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Evan is all signed up for fall football. This will be his first venture into sports and practice starts in July. We're all excited about it. A couple of weeks ago, our neighbor Zak tossed a ball with him and then pulled out his shoulder pads to try on. As you can see, he was beaming! I can't wait for the season to start!

Evan masters a bicycle!

Evan taught himself to ride a two-wheeler a couple of weeks ago! We are soooo proud of him and he's having so much fun!

Sunday sundaes!

Last Sunday (a week ago), we had sundaes after church with Team Worrells. Love these guys!!

Team Harris recently met up with Team Worrells to see the latest Pirates of The Caribbean installment (On Stranger Tides). It got mixed reviews but I loved it!! I'm glad we went! Thanks Worrells family for the tickets!

I miss blogging. I think that if I embrace mobile blogging, I might do it more often. After all, I ALWAYS have my phone with me. Here's a test post. We saw these watermelons at the store and it reminded me that maybe summer really IS coming. It's the last day of May and it's still been mostly gray and 60's. Sigh... we've had ONE day in the 70's since NOVEMBER. Is it too much to ask for a little warmth and sunshine?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First Experience at the Cannery!


It's difficult to see, but at the end of the aisle is a picture of Christ! I love that!

I went and worked my first shift at the church cannery today. WOW... I had a feeling I’d enjoy myself, I just never knew how much! I highly encourage anyone to sign up when your ward or stake is assigned. When I arrived, I had a few butterflies in my belly. Isn’t that silly? I just didn’t know what to expect and wondered if I would do everything okay. I found out that someone else was there from my ward and it was her first time too! We ended up working together for the shift and if I do say so myself, we made a great team! I have to say, there was definitely a spiritual feeling as we worked together to can a very large order of food. My testimony of food storage and preparedness was strengthened quite a bit today. This program is definitely divinely inspired! We canned pinto beans, black beans, sugar, rice, flour, carrots, potato flakes, apple slices, oats, milk, hot cocoa mix, fruit drink mix, refried beans, wheat, macaroni, and spaghetti! It took us about 3-1/2 hours to do it all but admittedly, the time FLEW. I was shocked to see how much time had gone by after we were done. We had such a good time! Other than the sister from my ward, I didn’t know anyone else there, but it was fun talking to other people and getting to know others in our stake. I will definitely be going back!

I learned some interesting truths today:

Labels are important. One sister spoke of a time when she gave her son a can of beef stew to try out. He later reported to her that when he opened it, he was surprised to find raspberry jam instead! Oops!

If you can fruit drink mix, don’t be alarmed when you later blow your nose and find orange boogies. Just sayin’...

The apple slices are, as my husband put it, the elixir of life! Everyone in my family loves them... including the dog! It was my first time trying them. Mike wants me to go back and get a case. I think I will!

You still need to sort your beans. Try as we might, we could not get rid of all the rocks!

To end on a serious note... if you have a chance to go, DO IT! For so long, I couldn’t go because I either had small children at home or else it was on a night I had to work. I’m glad I’m able to make it work now! I definitely have a testimony of this program and all of the good that comes from it for people worldwide!