August 26, 2012

Babies in August, September, October

All my GREAT friends at Heather's baby shower. She is due just 2 or 3 weeks after me in October, but you can't really tell she is pregnant (fourth one from the left). Also, our other friend in Boise had her second baby girl this morning. Congrats Lindsay!

Well, here is my baby bump at 35.5 weeks! Yes, I have to count the half weeks. It's a countdown to September 27!


August 21, 2012

Jackson here we come

Teton Village in the Summer is pretty sweet turns out. I still like it covered in snow better.
We stayed in Victor, ID, about 20 miles from Jackson, in early August for the weekend. 

Jason got to bike from Victor over the Teton Pass and we met him in Jackson for the day. It was beautiful as you can see. A lot is always going on at Teton Village. This day there was downhill mountain bike races and a relay race.
Sweet water fountain and playground







 Handsome guy I picked up there
 33 weeks

Carter's first tram ride to the top of the mountain.

 Hello thunder lift
Hiking around, exploring, throwing rocks, at the top.

 Tram dock






Jason and Carter at the Mangy Moose - grabbing some lunch. And Chicks? :-)
Letting the dogs, and Carter, play in the south fork on our way home.

 Jackson is one of my favorite places in the winter and summer. Also, if you ever stay in Victor, we highly recommend grabbing breakfast at the Sun Dog Cafe. If you don't mind the wait. Yum!!

August 19, 2012

easy to grow

I just added another easy to grow item to my small, non-existent, sometimes potted, sometimes planted in the ground, garden I like to attempt each and every year. Radishes! Super fast to grow (maybe a month) and came out great from a big pot. Yahoo!

Now on the easy to grow list: radishes, basil, carrots, peas, raspberries (maybe, not sure yet).


August 16, 2012

Sun Valley

We love little weekend trips. We went to Sun Valley in early July to check out the National Championship Mountain Bike race at the ski resort. It was a fun weekend.

Oh man...his face, hand in his pocket, and his shirt say it all. Love this 3 year old.
We were lucky to see some friends at the bike race. Carter was especially lucky since he really likes his buddy Caden, who is only 8 months younger. They had a BLAST together!
Gondola ride up the mountain. Carter seemed a little scared at first, but then eased up a bit.
 
Chairlift ride further up the mountain - The Dads and their boys.
Playing at the top of the mountain
I think Carter was more scared on the gondola ride (enclosed) going up then he was on the chair lift ride going down. How funny. Love Carter's face here.
The snow cone kids. 
 They were free that day and these boys took advantage! I think they each had 4-5. By the 3rd to 4th cone they were standing in line and getting the Bank sponsor ladies to give them one all on their own. The bank ladies thought the "brothers" were so cute and took a pic of them.
 So cute!!
On our way home Sunday we went through Copper Basin. It was a very pretty drive. 
Jason did a little exploring on the back roads.
 




August 15, 2012

Out there!

Not sure why I have taken more pregnancy pictures with #2. Maybe it's because I have a child so I take more pics in general.

28 weeks


I don't like many maternity clothes, but I love love love this super cute and comfy old navy dress!


August 14, 2012

Lasgna Recipe

I love when I find a yummy, healthy, and EASY recipe that all three of us like (not easy to do). When I find a good one, I must share.

This is the second time I've made this. This time I made a half recipe (used 9 noodles) and it was the perfect size for Jason, Carter, and I with some leftovers. It's a vegetarian recipe, but I'm sure if you replaced the tofu with meat, or left the tofu out, it would be equally good. Just shoot for meatless Monday's! : )

Lasagna Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked lasagna noodles (I like whole grain noodles-see picture below, which are actually a little more firm and easier to roll up anyway)
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce
    I add:
    sliced mushrooms
    onion (to taste) - I used dried, minced since I don't love a lot of onion and it's easy
    garlic (to taste)
    fresh basil if you have it around

    Directions

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles for 5 to 8 minutes, or until just slightly underdone; drain and rinse with cold water and lay flat.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together grated cheese, ricotta cheese, tofu, frozen spinach, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
    3. Lay out a noodle. Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the noodle, then add a thin layer of sauce. Roll the noodle up, and place seam side down in a 13x9 pan. Repeat for other noodles. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese.
    4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly.

     

    Nutritional Information

    Amount Per Serving  Calories: 455 | Total Fat: 18.7g | Cholesterol: 48mg 

Not sure if this looks appealing, but it's my real pic just out of the oven. A little bit watery from the spinach and/or tofu, but easy to scoop no problem with a spoon with slots.


August 9, 2012

Backyard

Trying to stay cool in the backyard. This summer is WAY TOO HOT!
Growing yummy raspberries. Haven't seen anymore since this day though. Is it too hot for raspberries?

What did you find? A snake. "Ewwwwwww" says Mom. "Cool" says Carter and Dad. : )
 SO EXCITED!


View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting