Friday, July 24, 2009

A New Pioneer Day Tradition

Can't have memories if you don't make them; that's what I say. So I invited the family over for a dutch oven brunch and swim party. Only problem is, we let the Scotts borrow our trailer for the week and the dutch ovens were packed inside! Oh well, Gooey Rolls are pretty good in the regular oven too. No one seemed too distraught.
Kylie, with the big blue eyes.

Little Evylee with Aunt Emily. (She won't let me call her "Auntie Em.")

Where's Audrey?

First thing Lily asks for when she comes to Gammie's House: the "Purple Slippers" of course. She also likes to wear Gammie's "Slip Slops."

Three adorable little girls. Notice Kylie. She isn't even one yet, isn't walking yet, but look at her climb that slide!

Audrey's guy friends came for a swim in the afternoon.
One of these things is not like the others -- He just came home from a mission. Can you tell which one?


Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. (Or oil the dutch oven.) Sprinkle one box of cook and serve butterscotch pudding (NON instant) evenly on the bottom of the pan. Arrange 16-20 frozen rolls over the pudding. Melt 3/4 cup sugar with 1/2 cup butter. Pour over rolls. Let rise overnight. In the morning, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to get Whiplash without Wrecking the Car

1. Pull out of the driveway. 
2. Do not fasten your seat belt... yet.
3. Drive 5 mph slightly downhill.
4. Pull the adjust seat lever.
5. This will instantly and automatically send your seat flying forward at 50 mph slamming you into the steering wheel forcing your right foot to slam on the brake whipping all sense and reality out of your head.
6. If you are lucky the air bag will NOT deploy.
7. Look around quickly to see if any of the neighbors saw this idiotic stunt.

Anyone know a good home remedy for whiplash? 

Like Father - Like Daughter

David Collier - December 25, 1986 - air born in his new Superman Suit

Lily Collier - July 21, 2009 - air born in her pretty pink baseball outfit.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celebrating 80 Years of "Music and the Spoken Word"

July 15, 2009 marked the 80th anniversary of Music and the Spoken Word. We celebrated the event with a Pioneer Day Concert in Ogden on the 15th, A Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert in the Conference Center on the 17th, and a special broadcast and ceremony with President Monson on the 19th. Click HERE to view a news clip (after waiting through an ad, of course.)
It is hard for me to believe that I have been performing with the choir for nearly 1/8th of those years! Seems like yesterday...