June 29, 2008

11 weeks old!

Kaylie had her two month old check -up this week. She had to get five shots...it was horrible for her and me. She weighed in a almost 12 lbs. We love her chubby cheeks. I can't believe how big she is getting. These are just a few picts I took this week. See what I am talking about with the chubby cheeks? She is healthy and happy ( most of the time) and we couldn't be happier too.

June 25, 2008

what is cooking!

Has everyone had chicken rolls before? In my family we call them LaRae's chicken rolls after an aunt of my dad's. A delicious cream cheese, chicken and crescent creation. These are the itaian twist on that recipe...we will call them "little mama's chicken rolls". If you like chicken parmesean, you'll love these.

2 large chicken breast - cooked and cubed
2 cups mozerella cheese
8 oz ricotta cheese
1 tube refrigerated crescent dough
bread crumbs
1 egg
1 jar of Ragu - or you favortie brand

Mix chicken, 1.5 cups mozerella, ricotta and a dash of rosemary together in large bowl.
Roll out crescent dough and seperate

Put a scoop of chicken mixture on each dough triangle and bring the corners together to enclose the chicken mixture.
Brush each crescent ball with egg and roll in bread crumbs.
Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes...the crescent should be begining to brown.

To serve pour a scoop of warmed Ragu over each roll and top with the remander of mozerella.

June 23, 2008

I Survived the Wasatch Back

My biggest fan was my precious little Kaylie! She was at the finish line and cheered me on all the way! I love her to death!

Well, chalk this up for one of the stupidest things I've ever done but at the same time one of the better accomplishments I've ever achieved. I ran in the Wasatch Back this past weekend which is a 12-man relay from Logan to Park City. Our firm put together a group of 12 runners (some of us very much out of shape and coming out of a long busy season) and that is how we became Team Tanner! Each runner had to run 3 different legs of the race. Our team had a 12 noon start time and we finished 27 hours and 50 minutes later! We ended up in 205th place out of 545 teams (that finished). We ended up being a little slower than our original goal, but the key fact is that we finished!!!

Here is how my three legs went:

Leg 1 - 3.4 miles in Eden, Utah: I ran my first leg around 5:30pm on Friday. It was mostly flat with just a slight uphill grade for the last mile. Overall it was a pretty easy leg compared to what others had to run but the fact that it was over 90 degrees took more out of me than I had expected. I had my music blaring at the start and thought I could run forever! About a mile into the race, I got passed by a few girls (this was a common occurrence throughout the race) and realized I wasn't all that!

Leg 2 - 7.1 miles into Henefer, Utah: I ran my second leg really early in the morning (around 2am) and loved every second of it. It was so much cooler and mostly downhill. It was the first time that I even considered running that early in the morning and it was also the first time I have ran with a headlamp on. The only real mistake I made during the 2nd leg was that I hadn't tied my shoes real tight and running downhill made my shoes slide a little each step I took and I got a couple really nice blisters on my feet which became a factor in the next leg!

Leg 3 - 6.1 miles from Charleston to Midway: My last leg was a mental challenge more than anything. I feel that I let my team down on this one because I let my blisters be an excuse to slow it down and not push it. Even though my left foot was bleeding by the end, I did have to swallow my pride and walk during the leg. In the beginning, my goal was to not walk but I couldn't help it. I had no energy left (were was my cousin Kyle when I needed him?) I ended up finishing a little slower than I wanted to but I was thrilled that I was done. I feel really bad becasue this was the one leg that Amy and Kaylie came to watch along with other members of my family. I feel bad that the one they had to watch was my worst one! Oh well.

Overall, it was a great experience and I wouldn't change it for anything. I'm actually slightly addicted to the idea of really getting into shape. That doesn't mean I'm going to go crazy and start training for marathons or anything, we all know that won't happen, but it really was fun to get out and run for a purpose.

Here are a few pictures from the race!

Team Tanner: Top Row (L to R) - Jeff Carpenter, Brad Olsen, Reed Chase, Mike Ekstrom, Jeff Bickel, Marc Metcalf, Nate Heward. Bottom Row (L to R) - Mark Erickson, Rob Anderson, Adam Tullis, Tyler Ploeger, James Hinkel

Here's a picture of my dad giving me a nice motivational speach before my Midway run. As motivational as it was, it didn't help! Sorry!

And I'm off! I borrowed a Garmin watch that showed me my pace and distance. It was a pretty cool watch to let me know when I needed to pick it up!!!

Here's a picture of me and James "the Peach" Hinkle at the finish in Park City.

Another picture at the finish line of me and Adam Tullis. It was about this time that I vowed never to run again!!!

June 18, 2008

Summer Girl!

We had a great time at the Carpenter family picnic this past weekend. It was fun to visit with everyone and be out in the beautiful weather. Here is our Kaylie spending time outside for really the first time. She had fun untill a major diaper fiasco ( that is what we will call it). Oh, well.


When we started to landscape our backyard two years ago, we decided to plant roses against the house. So off to Lowe's to pick our plants we went. Jeff picked out two $30 yellow rose bushes, and I being the cheapskate that I am, and believing that you shouldn't have to pay for nature chose $10 bushes and tried to convince Jeff that spending that kind of money on a plant was stupid. Here are the yellow roses...and where are the ones I picked out. One died the first winter and the other the next. Oh well - I am enjoying my roses, even if it means Jeff was right and I was wrong about them.

June 16, 2008

Look what's cookin' !

I have decided to start posting what I am cooking up in the kitchen. Maybe it has been all the food network I have watched since I started being a stay at home mom or maybe it is the fact that I have always loved to eat good food, but I have been having a good time cooking lately and I want to share it with you all. Plus I am also going to try to make our blog more than just baby picts, so here goes.

Sweet Green Enchilladas
I made these last night and they were the best they have ever been.

1 lb pork roast
1 cup salsa
1 cup brown sugar
1 package spanish rice
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 cups mozerella cheese
1 10 0z. can mild green enchillada sauce

-Mix together the salsa and brown sugar. Put this mixture and pork roast in a crock pot and simmer on low for 8 hrs ( you can also cook on high for 4 hours). Use forks to shred apart the meat.
-In a skillet make spanich rice ( you won't need all the rice) according to the intructions.
-Divide the pork, rice, and cheddar and half your mozerella cheese among 6 toritllas and roll.
- Place in casserole pan.
-Cover with half of your enchillada sauce
- Top with the remander of mozerella
-Cook about 15 minutes at 350
Serve with sour cream and pico de gallo

Mmmm, is it to early for leftovers?

June 08, 2008

Say cheese!

A few picts I took before church. Kaylie looked so cute in her polka dots and she is learning to smile for the camera. I also wanted a family picture...the only ones I had had either Kaylie in a blessing dress or me in a hospital gown. So here we are dressed for church. We tried to get Toby in the pict, but he wouldn't cooperate.

June 03, 2008

The many faces of our girl

I snapped a few shots of Kaylie's expressions as we played this afternoon. I love that she is learning to smile, laugh and apparently talk on the phone

Posted by Picasa

June 01, 2008

Blessing Day

We gave Kaylie Ann a name and a blessing on Sunday. Jeff did a great job, and I am so proud of both of them. It was a beautiful day to get together and thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate her special day. Our little girl looked so sweet in her adorable dress and precious blanket - thanks to her grandmas. Kaylie really is a sweetheart.

Our sweet Kaylie sound asleep...she slept through her blessing, church and lunch.

The three of us on the front porch before church

Our Kaylie girl all dressed up...I didn't make her wear the cap, but I think it made a cute picture.
A few more pictures of the day, I wish I had taken more.