Monday, March 24, 2008

What's New

I wanted to take a couple pictures of Justin carving on his birch burl bowl (try to say that 5 times fast), since he looks so cute all covered in saw dust. :)

Heathcliff is feeling pretty chipper, with the upcoming signs of spring. Of course with his limited verbal skills, its hard to tell the difference between "So nice to see you""WOOHOO its spring" "I'm out of water" "The mice/magpies are eating my food" and "Hey you kids get off my lawn". They're all just high pitched screaming and pacing around the yard.

Mya has this stuffed alien, that I won at the state fair when Justin and I went in August. Ever since I walked in the door, she has wanted it. So the other day I was re-arranging some things, and she was standing there looking all pitiful/hopeful at the alien, that I decided to give it to her. Now she carries it all over the house. One day the cat held it hostage, which was hilarious, but those pics are on the other camera, so guess I won't post those today. :)

We had a bit of a controversy this easter, regarding Fourth of July Fruit Salad. Justin has his fruit salad with cool whip mixed in, and/or maraschino cherries. Now, no one is allowed to mess with Grandpa's fruit salad recipe - its a time honored tradition. But last time we had it he really wanted Cool Whip, and I said no, so this Easter I thought what the heck, and got him some cool whip. Dad tried to change the recipe further, which was not allowed. So now we're going to have to make fruit salad more often, so we can have different kinds. :) Oh, and we included a video of mom's dire warning for anyone who changed the fruit salad recipe. :)


Anonymous said...

So are you on your way to Salt Lake??? Time honored recipes should NOT be changed Brian!
I have never heard of Heathcliff. He's so funny. Beautiful too.
I'm so mad Alaska's getting Spring before us. It snowed all day here on Easter!

Anonymous said...

So the way I think about it is, it's ok to change the recipe other times of the year, other holidays. Even July 2 or July 6. Just not 4th of July weekend. That way, everybody wins! Love you all, Sandra

Ted & Carole Whisler said...

Sandy is being a wimp!!! Grandpa

Anonymous said...

So I love the carved burls. But don't ya think you could get Justin a stool or something so he doesn't have to stand up the whole time?

Cheers, Sandra

Anonymous said...

No messing with the 4th of July salad. It is carved on stone right after the first commandments. Marilyn

Anonymous said...

At first, I was about to change the recipe just to get you guys to come visit, but then I realize it was at my expense and I realized maybe I should think twice...

We love you guys and miss you.


Rhien Family said...

love the duck, I agree grandpa's recipie is amazing, but I'm sure they would never turn down a visit!! (: Love ya,