Well.. THEY MADE IT! And its been a good couple of days. Friday after finishing a paper and WRITING (or "taking" a test for the Americans) Grandma, Grandpa and Dad picked me up from school and we stopped at my APT for me to grab some stuff and we headed to SLC.
It was a good relaxing night. Like father like son.
I had been craving some cinnamon buns and i wanted to make some ALL week long.. i was excited to have the chance to make them with Auntie Wilma and Grandma and soak up all their knowledge about the cinnamon buns..
I got right in there and mixed the dough by hand... it was more of an arm workout than i am used to, i think my arms are still sore.
Grandma told me all about how her dad made the best bread and he taught her mom how to make bread and her mom taught her.
The cinnamon buns turned out O.K. We needed to add more sugar, butter and cinnamon though... hopefully we can try Auntie Wilma's 'tuck shop' recipe (i am not sure about the spelling of this and who the tuck's are and what their shop was)
Saturday we woke up early of course to go to our favorite stores. and we went to a store i had never been to before ... Gygi's - a chef's paradise. it was the coolest store and made me want to go into culinary arts. Of course we made it to Costco as well and Chay, Nicole and I were STARVING so we headed straight to the samples and we got all of them, in pretty good time too.
Feeling the itch to cook Nicole and i made some salad.. Chicken Oriental salad. We had to go grocery shopping for some of the ingredients and who knew that Coleslaw mix was such a hot commodity? we had to go to 3 grocery stores before we found it.
It turned out to be a hit. I know this because with every bite my dad took he said "mmm". nicole really did do most of the work i was just there for moral support pretty much.
Then it was time to do haircuts
First my dad
And lastly Blade. He was scared to get it cut after Grandpa told him to get it cut like him. I just couldn't do that to him. I guess i didn't cut it fast enough because by the end he was falling asleep and could barely keep his head up. I think it turned out pretty cute!
Then it was back to the kitchen.. to learn how to make Auntie Wilma's turtles
We found that great funnel thing at Gygi's and it was perfect for putting the chocolate on top.
Today we had a great Sunday and got to listen to Chay sing and give a scripture in the primary presentation. (Which reminds me.. i got a calling in my Young Adult Singles ward - primary chorister. yes we have a primary.. figure that one out. )
And then of course had a photoshoot.
Nicole and i are cousins like trout and salmon.. right dad?
we worked up quite an appetite.. there was only one place that could fill our stomachs.
it was shrimp special day.. mmm we all loved that, with the exception of Nicole.
I am heading back to Provo soon.. and its back to BYU life for me.. which is sad i guess.. its been so fun this weekend to be with all my family and laugh so much. Its funny to see my dad and auntie wilma together.. and throw grandma in there and there are a lot of misinterpretations from people not being able to hear eachother properly. haha.. its funny.
in other news: my dad is going to take my computer in for me in the morning so that the hard drive actually works... hopefully it won't take TOO long to get fixed.
But guess what???
TWO WEEKS FROM NOW I WILL bE IN HAWAII... yayyyyyy