Monday, October 12, 2009

RZR, Rutabaga's and Tap Dogs

October 10th insists on rolling around each year. Which means that I have to grow one year older. I've always told Cory that if he's going to send flowers, I would prefer that he do it when I'm not expecting it (i.e. NOT for Valentine's day, etc.). So I received 100 miniature roses on Oct. 9th. That was definitely a surprise! And Cory so graciously reminded me, first thing in the morning, that I am getting old and that I will always be older than him.

I had hoped to be able to spend the day in the mountains looking at all the pretty Fall leaves. This is what we saw instead. I was sorely disappointed. I did get to see some pretty leaves on our drive home from Grey's River though.

We had dinner at one of the few nice restaurants in Idaho Falls: Rutabaga's. Yum! Jared and Camille joined us for dinner. And Camille gave me some of these adorable cookies. Amazing! And they taste pretty yummy too.
After dinner, I made Cory attend a performance at a local theater here in town. I have to cash in on these opportunities when I can because under normal circumstances, he would rather die than go to a musical/play/ballet, etc. :-) You can't really expect much from the arts program here, but it was a decent show and something different for us to do.
Thank you for all of the phone calls, emails, cards and visits that made this birthday great for me!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pumpkin Pancakes and Caramel Syrup

Since we didn't have to go to church today, I actually had time to make a nice breakfast. My sister-in-law, Camille, posted a great recipe on her blog for pumpkin pancakes with caramel syrup. Check out Jared & Camille's blog in my links below if you would like the recipe. They were to-die-for good!!! I've been anxious to try them for a couple of weeks now but I couldn't find a can of pumpkin in ANY of the grocery stores. I finally asked my friendly local Albertson's grocer what the heck was going on. They told me that the pumpkin manufactures were actually out of pumpkin - I guess there was a shortage. I'm not sure if there is still a shortage, but you might want to stock up now for the upcoming holiday season...

We are now enjoying my most favorite season of the year. I don't like the fact that winter comes after fall, but I'm just trying to block that out for now. Fall means that it's time to watch football while snuggled up in a blanket on the couch. But last weekend we ventured down to Provo to watch the Cougars play against Colorado.

I got to sit next to the cutest Cougar fans at the game. Ayla and Kaitlyn were more concerned about whether or not the players got hurt and watching Cosmo (the mascot) perform than they were about watching the game. But they cheered at the right time and even yelled at the players every once in awhile when BYU made a less-than-stellar play. I asked Cory if he wanted to buy a BYU t-shirt and he said he would rather burn. Guess we need to try to take in an Aggies game this season too...
Happy Fall Y'All!!