So about a month ago I entered a recipe contest on Good Things Utah. The recipe had to include ground turkey and I had just made a recipe for Thanksgiving Bundles (which you can find on my food blog). So I decided to enter the contest, knowing that I wouldn't win (Utah has many amazing chefs). Well I just got an email today that I am one of the four contestants and will be on air making my recipe November 24th at 10am! I am so excited and scared! So set your TVOS and DVRS or just watch it!
We have a Halloween Party every year with a group of friends, this is the 3rd year of this tradition! We all dressed up, ate lots of food, played games and made caramel apples! I realized that as much as we hang out, we don't take very many photos. So I brought my camera and in between everything tried to snap a few shots, They are not very good, but we had a lot of fun! I can't wait until next year when I get revenge and win the Great Dalmudi!
***For better pics see The Quinneys and Snells blogs!
My sister's due date got moved up! Baby Z (that's what we call him) will be born on November 13th, not the 20th now, unless he comes before then! So only a couple more weeks until I get to hold my new little nephew and Chris gets to hear me complain about not having our own baby (love ya babe and I apologize in advance)!
P.S I love tricking you all into thinking that I'm prego!
Last Friday my family went to Gardner Village to see the witches and I did a little photo shoot with Jaedon. Jaedon hates the witches and is actually afraid of them. In the 3rd photo I made Jaedon sit right in front of a witch so he would not smile at all for me! I snapped a couple of photos and then he ran from the witch, poor guy! The second one down is my favorite, it's kind of vintagey (if that's a word).
I have always wanted a red wall in my house so when we moved in, the first wall painted was the wall in our great room. That was as far as I got. I've had some ideas (large photos, giant iron piece) but couldn't decided until now. This is what I came up with..
I still feel like it's lacking something though. Any thoughts or ideas?
I have heard that you could turn your blog into a book, but never knew how. I want to print out our blog every year and turn in into a journal that my family could look at later on in life. My friend at work found the website and it is http://www.blurb.com/create/book/blogbook.
I think the most exciting thing about conference this weekend was the annoucement of 5 new temples to be built. I love to drive by the temples and see their beauty. My dad sent me THIS link in an email. Please take the time to watch the slideshow, it is a picture of every temple built and operating and it's location. It amazes me that each temple is different and has it's own features, yet in each temple the same great work is done. I am working, very slowly, but working on going through the temple and I can't wait to get there!
For fathers day, Chris and I gave my dad the University of Utah football schedule and told him to pick any 2 games to go to and we bought the tickets. Well last night was game 1 and the second game will be against TCU November 6th. My dad pulled some strings and got us side line passes before the game. We have never been on the field before, so it was cool to watch the players warm up and to see the stadium from that angle.
Chris and I on the field
My dad and I on the field
The View from the Field
Warming up before the game (these men are HUGE)
As for the game....our offense didn't play well, we really struggled to keep our score up. I gave up on the Utes at the beginning of the 4th quarter, as did most of the fans. The crowd grew smaller during the 4th quarter. The last 2 minutes of the game, the offense finally pulled their heads out of their rear. We barely won the game, but a win is a win!
I am so proud to be a Ute fan! I hope that we can continue to win so that we can kick BYUs trash! It was a great game and I got to spend the night with my 2 favorite men and can't wait to do it again November 6th!