Monday, November 21, 2011

2011 School Pictures

2011-12 School Pictures...all I can say is that they are growing up way too fast! Their schedules are crazy busy but we enjoy every rodeo, basketball game, concert, volleyball game, and football game that they are involved in!

Jade Nicole - 12 years old (7th Grade)

Jory Alan - 9 years old (4th Grade)

Jace McCoy - 20 Months

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Unfortunately, with 3 busy kids, a busy husband and a job one of the things that doesn't happen enough is stopping at my grandparents homes!  So, today Jade and Alan went to a breakaway jackpot, Jory was deer hunting with some friends of ours so Jace and I headed to town to visit!  My grandparents mean a lot to mean and have taught me so much over my 40 years!  My grandparents have taught me to work hard, go to school, do things that you enjoy, treat people like you would want to be treated, "pay it forward" and to help your community!  I try to do these things and try to instill some of these same values in my kids.  My grandparents have always been there for me and continue to do so!  I have been very fortunate to have all of my grandparents live very close and to have had 3 of my grandparents not only watch me grow up but my kids as well!  Not many people can say that!  My Grandma Mac is 92 years old and I don't know that she missed a rodeo within a 90 mile radius this past summer!!  Love you all!!


Lefse Call!!

I knew this phone call would be coming one day but I didn't think that this past Monday I would receive it!  My grandmother phoning me with, "I just made a batch of lefse, and it's my last, so if you want a piece, run over and have one!"  My thoughts, "Really?!?!  The last batch!"  My response, "I will be RIGHT over!"  Well, as far as I'm concerned...Lefse isn't any good, unless it is HOT off the griddle and my Grandma Lorraine knows that!  So, off I went and enjoyed the last good round of lefse and also some good conversation with my Grandma.  Grandma's lefse making began at night with Grandpa Lyle "ricing" the potatoes and then she would usually wake up early about 4:00 AM and be all done by 8:00. She has made lefse for years, not only for our family but many other people!  "Rolling" lefse is hard work, especially on a person's back and she said she just can't do it anymore!  I completely understand this!  Our lefse phone calls have gone on for years...when she made lefsa, and it worked for me to run over there usually before work, I was there!  If you have nevered enjoyed a piece of HOT lefse right off the griddle, you don't know what you are missing.  People say to me, "Just warm it up in the microwave!"  Well, that is NOT fresh lefse and it just doesn't taste the same!!  Also, there is many different versions of lefse, some people make it thick, some thin and some super thin.  Well, my grandma's is super thin and when hot, butter spread and sugar is FABULOUS!!  You have to understand, I didn't JUST stop by to eat, although those of you that know me well, know I love to eat, but because we usually solved all the "problems of the world" during my 15 minute lefse stop!  LOL  So, now that the last lefse batch has been made, she is going to have to come up with some other food that our early morning "lefse" meetings turn into maybe "Omlette" meetings!  Love you Grandma & Grandpa!