Monday, April 3, 2017

Low-Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam


Strawberries were on sale at our local grocery stores so Andrew suggested he could help me do some strawberry freezer jam since we were out. I had been thinking about it too when I saw they were on sale so on Saturday, we bought some. :) It didn't take too long and it is delicious! We like the low-sugar recipe because it's tastes more like fresh strawberries! I also posted the recipe on my cooking blog.

I love that I can do things like this! Next thing on the list is freezer corn, but we'll have to wait until the end of summer to do that. :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our New Cement Patio

Last fall, our home owners insurance asked us to make our back wood steps more permanent by adding a railing. We considered doing the railing and even bought a couple boards, but in the end, we decided this was the perfect excuse to pour the cement patio with steps that we had always wanted. We had to wait until winter was over, but even before the ground was dry, we started looking for someone to do it for us. This proved harder then we thought, but after posting it on Facebook, we found someone. His bid came in right about what we were hoping to spend so that worked out too and as soon as the ground was dry, he came and poured. I stayed home to watch because I was so excited!

The Saturday before he poured cement, they came and prepped.

On Monday, they added gravel and tapped down the dirt really well.

On Tuesday...The cement truck is here! Those trucks are heavy!





On Wednesday, they came and took the forms off.
So there it is! Our patio! We love it! We're hoping to get a new BBQ with some chairs and maybe a small table so we can enjoy it all summer long. :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Our Blog Book 2016

Here it is! My newest blog book. The eighth edition - Our Blog Book 2016!

Business of the Month

Andrew's branch of Utah Power Credit Union was awarded Business of the Month by the Roosevelt Business Alliance. He was presented with a certificate and had his picture in the paper. I was definitely proud of him!

Andrew is pictured here with Addy Wilz, President of the Roosevelt Business Alliance and 4 UPCU members from the Moon Lake Branch.
Andrew's boss told him to buy several copies of the newspaper for the main branch in Murray so he was definitely proud as well. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Utah Power Credit Union's Annual Meeting 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, Utah Power Credit Union held their annual meeting at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Andrew has to be there as it's a work function and I love going to support him. :)

There were yummy little appetizers served before the meeting began and a slide show about credit union events and their employees was playing.

No matter where I stood, I couldn't get a good picture of Andrew's slide in the slide show, but it had his picture and said how long he has worked for the credit union.
This video is of Andrew's introduction at the meeting by the President/CEO. :)
As each person came in to the meeting at the beginning, they were given an envelope. At the end, we were instructed to open them. Each person's envelope contained at least a $2 bill, but some held more than that! Andrew and I each got a $2 bill. :) Then, as each person left when the meeting was over, they were given a UPCU flashlight/lantern and the kids got a UPCU Rubik's Cube. Such a fun night! I was so proud of my hubby and the company he works for.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

On Valentine's morning, Andrew surprised me with one of the new Alex and Ani heart bracelets and chocolate.

My new heart bracelet with some of my other favorite Alex and Ani bracelets. ;)
I got Andrew a chocolate fish, white chocolate Reese's heart and his favorite jerky along with an iTunes gift card and WOW playing time. It was a good start to Valentine's Day. :) 

When I got back to work after lunch, these flowers had been delivered and were waiting in my office. :)


A dozen red roses and so pretty!
To end the night, we went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Roosevelt. :)
Andrew and I were thinking back and realized this is our 20th Valentine's Day together! He makes me so happy and I feel so lucky that he's mine. :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Jazz Game in the UPCU Suite

Last Saturday Andrew's boss gave him tickets to come to the credit union's suite to watch the Jazz game at Vivint Smart Home Arena! We had dinner with his bosses boss and the credit union's board of directors and their spouses and then we watched the game. It was a fun night!


We spent the night downtown at the Little America and the next day we caught an early matinee before heading home. It was our first time sitting in power recliners at the movie and I have never been so comfortable! Now I know why they were selling blankets at the concession stand too! ;)

Such a fun weekend with my hubby!