Thursday, December 31, 2015

Quick Salsa Recipe


  • 1 Can whole tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes with green peppers (drained)
  • 4 teaspoons of diced jalapeƱos
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of acid
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ghost pepper powder


Simply pour all ingredients into a food processors and process until it looks like salsa.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Microwave Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

  • 3 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 21 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Butter

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter Chips
  • 7 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Butter


  1. Melt butter in in large microwave safe bowls.  
  2. Add chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Stir.
  4. Oil a 9x13 inch glass dish.
  5. Microwave Chocolate Bowl for 5 minutes at half power, stopping once to stir.
  6. Remove from microwave, stir.  
  7. If all chips are melted pour half into well oiled 9x13 dish and spread until it covers the whole bottom of the dish.
  8. Microwave Peanut Butter Bowl for 3 minutes at half power, stopping once to stir.
  9. Remove from microwave, stir.  
  10. If all chips are melted pour on top of the chocolate layer and use a spatula to make it cover the chocolate completely.
  11. Reheat remaining Chocolate Bowl at half power, stir.
  12. Pour on top of the Peanut Butter layer and using the spatula cover all of the Peanut Butter layer.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Halloween 2015

Bea and Wyatt's Homemade Minion Costumes
That is Bea
This is Wyatt

Friday, July 31, 2015

It's official, Kori is going to be a Computer Science Major.

Kori is now part of the third cohort of students to be awarded a scholarship by the Matsui Foundation and admited into CS-in-3, a partnership between Hartnell and CSU Monterey Bay that awards a BS in Computer Science in only 3 years, and will be starting full time in the fall.  So for the next 3 years, she will pretty much be gone 6 days a week.

Kori after a very exciting night.

Watch out California... Kori is now a licensed driver

Kori passed her drive test and is now enjoying the freedom of driving back and forth to school alone.  She passed with only two minor mistakes (It takes 15 to fail).  As she took her drive test at 8 AM in the morning the babies ran amuck outside the DMV.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kori has her first car.

No picture, but it is a small Kia Rio.  We have moved the kid seats into her car, and she has now started driving the family everywhere.  The goal is to have her ready to pass her driving test by summer so she can drive herself to classes.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bea and Wyatt in the car singing and Wyatt dances in his car seat a little too.

Recent Pictures of the Family Hiking and Stuff

Some Deer at our Hiking Spot

Wyatt resting

Dad helping Bea get ready for the caves.

Dad and Bea hiking

Mom poking though a hole

Bea and Mom rest

Wyatt and Mom posing for the camera
A flock of wild turkeys

Bea walking carefully

Wyat, Dad, and Bea are enjoying the view.

Bea decending into the caves.

Mom and Bea at rest

Bea more interested in the flashlight than the caves.

Kori and Wyatt find something interesting

Bea helping Dad out of the caves.

Wyatt readies his flashlight.

Wyatt and Kori wait at the entrance to a cave.

Kori in the cave.

Mom, Kori, and Wyatt pose... Bea goofs off.

Mom and Kori pose on a log.
Wyatt and Mom playing with rocks.

Dad, Bea, and Kori hiking.

Dad, Mom, and Wyatt pose for a picture, while Bea makes it clear that she is done.

Dad, Mom, Wyatt, and Bea pose near a rock wall.

Bea gets to meet Chuck E, Cheese during Wyatt's Birthday Party.

The Kids

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kori Did It!!

She has passed the CHSPE and is now done with High School at 15.  This summer she will take a class at the community college, then enroll full time in fall.  We are super proud of her and can't wait to see what she does next.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Grandma's Cookie Recipe

  • 1 Cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Packed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (1/2 package)
  • 1 Cup nuts (optional)

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream shortening and sugars together with a mixer, then add vanilla and eggs. Mix.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix again.  Then fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.  Place tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough on lightly greased (you could also use parchment paper for easier clean up) cookie sheet and bake until edges are golden brown (about 7-15 minutes depending on where in the oven they are placed).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Look Who's Starting to Walk!

Christmas morning

Wyatt's first McDonald's sausage muffin.

Christmas photo

This was the best Bea would do on Christmas morning

Bea the painting spidergirl

Bea loves superhero sleepers.  She will only wear Spiderman and Batman.  Any other ordinary sleeper gets a very firm "no".

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Opening Night - Our Town

Here is Kori's lines in the second act.  The camera's battery died, so the third act lines will be posted after her next performance which is Friday Dec 13th at 6:30.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas List for Bea and Wyatt

Not that anybody has to get anything from this list, but if you are struggling to figure out something they would enjoy here is a list of toys that we think they would enjoy. Christmas List is here.

Monday, November 4, 2013