Mattie Faye

 Just a little update for the family.  Mattie is seven almost eight months old.  She has two bottom teeth and she is almost to the point of crawling.  She has learned to scream from her sisters and she practices this a lot.  I have a feeling I have another fireball on my hand.

Favorite Soup

I just wanted to post this recipe because....I love it...sorry no pick of the soup but it is so good.  This recipe came from a wonderful lady and cook in my ward.  Brenda is an amazing women and she made this for my family after we had Mattie.  Since then I have made this a lot.
South West White Chili
1 cup chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp round red pepper
3 15 oz cans great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
2 4 oz diced green chilies
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cup shredded cheese
sour cream for top.
Combine (except cheese and sour cream)
cook 7-8 hours on low or 3.5 to 4 hours on high
Serve with cheese and sour cream and you can also put corn chip on the bottom of bowls and then add chili.
I hope you try it.

House update

 Prepping for the stucco and rock.  I love my black lets hope my stucco color looks as good as I hoped it would.

 My kitchen...The floor is not finished...but I love my dark wood floors.
 The garage...the floors in here are covered...but they are a beautiful stained concrete...I love it!
 My front door.
 A view into my kitchen and dinning room
 Mattie's room...I love her little window seat.  My carpenter designed it and made little compartments to store should come in handy.
The living room....I was surprised to see my paint.  It was supposed to be all grey..but it has a tint of blue in has taken a bit to get used to ...but I think I really like it.

Duck Hunting Baby Shower

 My friend Brittany is excepting her first baby...a baby boy! So my friend Karrie decided to go away from the traditional cutesie baby themes.  Brittaney's husband nick is a big duck hunter so we thought it would be fun to do more of a hunting theme.
 Karrie made this adorable banner that she gave to the mommy to be...and we decorated with duck hunting decoys.  She also had these awesome Christmas lights that were made from shot gun was pretty cute.
 The mommy to be and some awesome ladies from our ward.....we have an amazing ward.

We had a girly dinner....with a Southwest salad, chips and fresh salsa, fruit salad, raspberry peach lemonade, and cream puffs.  I loved seeing all the fun boy outfits she got for her little baby.  I loved the sporty pj' different then all the pink and frills we have at our house.... and I could not resist by getting her little boy some camo pants.....every future hunter needs to sport some camo.


First Grade

 Avery started first grade this month! 
She also can ride her bike to school now.  Matt rode with her on the first day.  We have not let her go yet without us riding with her....mostly because I am still afraid to have her cross the busy rode.  There is a lot of traffic (for Tetonia) in the mornings and I am so nervous to have her cross the street by herself.  She assures me that she can do it and she doesn't need me, but I am just a paranoid mommy.