Sunday, January 29, 2012

Catsup, Ketchup, or Catch-up?

We're sorry for the long pause between our last was my turn, but I kept getting sidetracked on one of the many projects I try to work on. But guilt finally found me.

We rang in the new year by having a simple potato bar at our place with some friends from the ward, after which we all watched The Gods Must Be Crazy.

Potatoes and friends on New Year's Eve 2011

Though nothing extraordinary has thus far changed dramatically in two-aught-one-two, we're happy as always and have been keeping busy. Lisa has been working hard on her sewing skills, and has churned out a few results, including stockings, a blanket, and pajama pants, and is now working on a skirt and jacket outfit.

Cupcake blanket

Flowery pajamas

We completed the transcription of Lucretia Hupper's book of poetry and published it in a 271-page volume. It was exciting to have that project to work on, and we were able to see the original book in the Church History Library (CHL).

Cover of Lucretia Hupper's book

First page...not all of the pages were nearly this neat!

The unique Alfred McCune home, just one block north of the Church History Library

Doorway in the CHL that mentions the commandment to keep records. The Church
has amazing archives and records, but my own personal journal is lacking...

We tried to see the Lights on Temple Square shortly after the new year, but apparently the event ends on December 31st (in fact, it was pretty dark). I think some other people walking around were disappointed as well...we saw someone propose in the dark, but I bet he was planning for lights. Some of the nativity displays were still up, though.

Shepherds on display

The Salt Lake Temple at night

Lisa has been juggling work, school, and home, and still manages to make delicious food:
This French missionary favourite, crème fraîche pizza, is likely second
only to the Bacon Explosion in unhealthiness, but is so very good...

Coconut chicken

Homemade chili and some cornbread

Buffalo chicken pizza

Chicken pot pie

The most exciting news at the moment is the nearing arrival of three nephews in the next few weeks! We're proud of the current example their parents are and hope to live up to the bar they've set for us.

Our latest addition to the family, Gus the Gator!

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