October 27, 2008

Barefoot Contessa?

So.. I decided to bust out the ol apron on sunday and try my hand at the infamous Boston Creme Pie. So, as routine I call up dear Lirpa (april) and ask her for step-by-step Rachelle-worthy instructions. Well, as it turns out a little confusion occurred on the matter of how much flower to add. On the left we have the first -attempt = 1/4 C flour. On the right we have the second attempt with 2 and 1/4 C flour. yep, I yet again shock myself with my cooking abilities.

The Fam Dam

The crazy Fam dam (just the estrogen and pops) came up for the annual 'witches night out' trip. although we completely vetoed the usual witch costume and dancing party it was good times. Here's all the kids in their bones pajamas that grandma linie got them. These three hellians had great times togeth and I am officially more than stoked to be the FOREVER auntie. God bless mommies, I respect ya but I sure as heck ain't joinin ya.

October 7, 2008

9 to 5-er

I am hereby employed. ok, so 9-5 is a little bit of an exaggeration. I work from 1:45 to 4:00 every day except Tuesday at East High School as a Gear Up tutor. I actually love it. The kids are great and I'm shocked at how many of them come after school to get their homework done. lets be honest....I wouldn't have. I'm pretty close with a lot of the kids at this point, and although I'm not much help with their work at times, I put on a great, college-student, intellectual show.... Minus the fact that everyone thinks I'm a student, but hey, don't worry, I totally have a couple dates to the dance if I wanna go.

Study time!

So, til I hit this semester the term "study" had never entered my vast vocabulary. Well, now it is the foundation of my days. I study all the flippin time and may I just say that I think I had it going on when I didn't participate in the practice at all. also, I want to show evidence that I do study to all of those that know me well. I am trying to smile and studying just won't let it happen. I also had to include the banana one, BITE ME all you who have issues with my non-traditional-banana-eating ways! :)

Me and the German

This is my German buddy Manuel. He hadn't ever been to a fair, so he snookered me into going with him. This was the Utah State Fair, the supposed 'Godfather' of all fairs. But, after approximately ten minutes inside you realize that all fairs are exactly the same, just the quantity of rednecks is different. Anyways, he wanted to bask in the entire experience. So, we went on a couple rides, he tried the bull (layne from 8 seconds would have been appalled), and even saw some tigers....not like tigers are at the Washington county fair. He also got his first taste of the all american Stock Show. He was left speechless