Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Royal Gorge

Yesterday we took the boys to Canon City to check out the worlds highest suspension bridge.
We took the gondola where we were 2,000 feet high and hopped aboard an incline
train where we rode straight down the mountain to the bottom of the canyon.   It was a beautiful 66 degrees!  

Daddy and his boys

Looking up at the gondola from the bottom of the canyon. 
Looking down into the canyon while riding the incline train
Joshua and daddy
Ethan and Ryan looking out of the gondola at 2,000 feet up

Ethan and Mom with worlds highest suspension bridge

Saturday, December 20, 2008


This year we decided to give out one of our favorite oatmeal recipes as gifts to our neighbors and friends.  It is so yummy warm or cold and serves as a meal or a snack.  Just pour a little milk
over it or eat it raw.  Either way, I think you'll like it!

3/4 C. oil                                                       1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla                                                 1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 C. sugar                                                 1 C. milk
2 lg. eggs                                                       2 apples, cored and chopped
4 C. quick cooking oats (NOT instant)     1 C. craisins
2 tsp. baking powder                                  1 C. coconut
                                                                       Add any other dry fruit: 
                                                                       apricots, pineapple etc.

Mix oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs...beat until yellow and glossy.
Add remaining ingredients except fruit  Mix together.
After mixed add fruit.
Spread on a greased 9x13 cookie sheed and bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes depending on how
soft or crunchy you like it.  Can mix in pecans and walnuts after done cooking.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What's Your Holiday Tradition?

It's been a month since I've posted so I hope somebody 

The one tradition we've done every year is leave cookies out for Santa 
and we make gingerbread houses.  It's fun but I'm needing some inspiration! 
I'm interested to know what some of your favorite holiday traditions are?