Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ode to the Smothered Super Dan

For those of you who have never been to Worland, Wyoming, I am so sorry. Most of the town sucks, but there is one reason to keep going back. My dear friends, you have never had the most divine breakfast ever until you have experienced the Smothered Super Dan breakfast burrito. My lips are watering just writing about it. It is filled with bacon, refried beans, hashbrowns and eggs (for those who like those nasty slimy things). I prefer to get mine egg-free. Then it is smothered in pork chili and topped with cheese. Now, don't be a hater. It's not chili like you put on a hotdog or serve on football Sunday. No, this is pork chili, and it is more like a sauce. My favorite thing about it is that you never know what you're going to get. Some mornings you can barely taste the heat, and other mornings you get a mixture of the hottest peppers ever and can barely tolerate it. But the flavor is out of this world. We even get a side of hashbrowns smothered in pork chili. If I could I would have dozens of these things mailed down here so that I didn't relapse. Only having them once a year - at the most - is very hard on me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Family Vacation

We had a wonderful vacation up to Wyoming last week. I drove the boys up by myself and met Dusty there. I had no idea what my future held, but they boys did great. I honestly cannot complain at all. They were in their carseats pretty much for 3 days straight on the ride up and watched TV almost the entire time. I don't know if that is something I'm supposed to be excited about, but I am. We were lucky enough to see so many friends and family while there.

Entering the most beautiful state ever.

Can't miss Wall Drug.

2nd Cousins - Carter, Booker, Sidney, Bodey

Booker & Bodey's cousin, Maranda

On top of the world.

Ten Sleep Creek
Bodey, mad after he fell in the freezing pond. I love his trail!

Having a picnic outside great-grandpa and grandma's house in the mountains.

View of the canyon from our 4-wheeler ride.

You can honestly see for 100s of miles.

Bodester next to the rock wall.

Handsome lil fella!

I guess Popeye came along with us.

Booker driving the 4-wheeler.

Devil's Tower
Bear Country USA

Mount Rushmore

Reptile Gardens

Bodey LOVED the tortoises.

Booker going down the dino slide at Star Plunge in Thermopolis at the Hot Springs pools.

What kids should be doing on long road trips...

What happens when you pump them full of sugar to keep them happy. :)
I absolutely loved having an entire week off with my family. It was soooo nice to wake up and plan a day out that didn't involve daycare and work. Thank you God for letting us have such a great time together.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Not Ready Yet

Let's just start with the fact that I am not nearly as good at answering unexpected questions as my friend Cori.

Booker is an early riser, so he is normally awake when I get ready for work. He is usually out in the livingroom glued to cartoons, but sometimes wanders in to my bedroom while I get ready. This morning when I got out of the shower he was playing in my bathroom. When I was drying off he must have seen the scar I have from my c-section because this is the question I got.

Booker - "Mommy, why do you have a boo boo on your weiner?"

Shocked, I peeked my head out to Dusty and asked, "Did you hear that?"

Dusty - "Well, tell him you don't have a weiner!"

Me - "Booker, Mommy doesn't have a weiner. Only boys do, not girls." Whew, that was easy... good answer.

Booker - "Only boys do, not girls. Hey mommy, spread your legs like this." And he spreads his legs.

Freaked out on where this was going I just blurted, "Booker, go play with your toys!"

Probably not handled the best... but I was totally caught off guard. :)