Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we spent with the Nelson's. Luke's parents drove up from New Mexico and then his sisters met us at our house for Thanksgiving. We had 12 family members over for Thanksgiving in our little house. I was afraid that it would be tight, but it actually worked out very well. We moved our couches out to the garage and set up the tables in the living room. Our guests included Luke's parents, his two sisters Nakita and Sasha along with her fiance Dave. Luke's grandparents, my parents, and younger brother Casey. It was fun to have everyone together.
Prior to Thanksgiving DAY, Luke made an announcement that if our family wanted to come to thanksgiving at our house then they would all need to participate in the Turkey Trot 5K race. Everyone agreed, minus grandma and grandpa Nelson. We had runners, walkers, and a little of both. It was a lot of fun to wake up and go out for a run/walk on a beautiful brisk morning. After the race we hurried home and began getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner. We ended up soaking the turkey in a Brine sauce overnight, it was from a recipe that I found from the pioneer woman. I love her website and have never gone wrong with any of her suggestions. I was a little worried about the turkey because it was the first time I had really cooked one, but it turned out tasting great. The dinner turned out well, but it seemed to be over so quickly that I was kind of sad when it was done.
We had a great time visiting with family and having so many in a small space, but not that everyone has gone home, it is a little too quite around here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bonfire for SNOW

Last night we went to the annual Bonfire for Snow at Luke's Bosse's house. It was a lot of fun, and we were happy to have snow already on the ground. We warmed up by eating good chili and then headed outside to enjoy a large bonefire. This bonfire does have an unusual twist, so don't tell your enviromentalist friends, but there are many old skis, snowboards, boots, and a few bikes that get burned. They are an offering to the snow gods to help give us lots of snow this winter.

Staying warm by the fire.

Group gathered around the fire

Several skis and boots.

If you look real close you can see the back of a bike.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall Photos

I was playing around with my brother's camera the other day and got some cute photo with Brynlee. It was one of the last nice sunny days we had before a little bit of snow came.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meeting Pioneer Woman- Ree Drummond

One of my favorite websites is She has 5 different sections to her website and my favorite is the cooking section. She has great recipes and photos with each step. I highly recommend visiting her site.
She came out with a cookbook and had a book tour, but the closest she came to Idaho was SLC. Erica, a good friend of mine, and I decided to take a trip to SLC for a afternoon of window shopping and book signing. We should have know that people in Utah seem to be obsessed with people and that we should have gotten to the book signing venu hours and hours before it started, but we did not. We arrived at 6 and did not get our cookbooks signed untill 11:00 at night. Yes, we were a little crazy considering we got back into Pocatello at 2:00 A.M. and had to be to work by 8:00. All and all it was nice to get out and have girl time...and not to mention it was neat meeting Ree.