Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pioneer Day Fireworks

So for those of you outside of Utah, Pioneer day is celebrated on the 24th of July and is a day that celebrates when the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley to settle after being forced out of Nauvoo. Well, my favorite part about Pioneer Day is that there are fireworks. Probably just as many fireworks as on the 4th of July. Ben and I were sitting around Saturday evening realizing we missed a lot of the festivities and fun. So we decided to look up where in Utah there were going to be firework shows. We were excited when we found out that Heber puts on a fireworks show by Deer Creek Reservoir. We decided to drive up and park on a pull out overlooking the lake and watch the fireworks. Ben took these awesome pictures of the amazing show put on. Hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the fireworks!!

This first one is probably my favorite

So as we were sitting out waiting for it to get dark we noticed all these boats on the lake floating over to where they could watch the fireworks. Smart idea huh? Well, my favorite part is that as soon as the fireworks show was over we saw all these lights (boats) race to the dock to get there before all the other boats so they wouldn't have to wait to load up their boats. It was pretty entertaining.

Friday, July 23, 2010

World's Largest Water Balloon Fight

Ok, so not the most attractive pictures of us be we were soaked! My pants are normally light gray. BYU set the record for the largest water balloon fight today. There were 3,927 people and 120,000 balloons. Go to the link below to see a video of the fight. It was AMAZING!!! So much fun!

Spiral Sablée Cookies

Ben's latest baking adventure...they are good!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


So we just got called to teach the lovely sunbeams in our ward. This should be a fun adventure since Ben is used to teaching college kids and I have never taught primary. We accept any advice you guys have of what has worked for you guys!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This past Christmas I bought Ben this baking book that he wanted. I have to admit I LOVE bread, so I was pretty excited yesterday when he pulled it off the shelf and decided to make Croissants. My favorite part about this picture is the first sentence on the page..."few pastries are as satisfying as a buttery croissant" true!

He made both regular croissants and pain au chocolat...which are basically croissants with chocolate in them. Yum!!

Don't they look good?!