Sisterly Love

It is amazing how time flies and how big our kids are getting. Aubrè was telling me just the other day that she can put her mission papers in in just over a year. That mission age change aged me an extra year! Bring it on!!!
It is so funny to me that my family is getting old yet we have just started again. These two are so cute and bound to be the focus of most of our pictures for the next few years.


Alyxibeth loves to burp Samantha and just today she wanted Samantha in a box so she could push her around the kitchen. Last night Alyxibeth wanted Samantha to stand up on the trampoline and jump with her. That was a trip!

Nap Time

It has been so fun having a new baby at our house. Everyone loves her and she is a good baby.


Sometimes I think she wishes she could get more sleep. She has such a helpful big sister, that figured out how to get into her bed, that can’t hardly stand for her to sleep or eat without helping.

Samantha Sun Bathing

We have a new baby at our house and she needed to sun bathe because she was yellow. The girls decided that she needed a flower in her hair the first day and after a few days Alyxibeth decided she needed to be just in a diaper too and she wanted to help rub coconut oil on Samantha and herself.



It has been such a fun part of our routine to sun Samantha. I will miss it when she doesn’t need it anymore.

Crispy Coconut Oil French Fries

We just got our five gallon bucket of coconut oil from “Tropical Traditions” and had to make French fries. My favorite way is to cook them twice, once in the oven and then fried in coconut oil. The reason I do this is because it makes crunchy fries but mostly it speeds up the frying process and seeing how we cook at least 10 pounds of potatoes at a time, it saves me hours in the kitchen.

We start by washing the potatoes and then slicing them like french fries, rinsing them and putting them on a greased cookie sheet (or 2-3 cookie sheets because we eat so many). Then we place them in the pre heated oven (450°) for 20 minutes.


While they cook we get out the cast iron pans and fill them half way with coconut oil (this is not full flavor, that would be nasty) and start heating them up. When the oven beeps we take out the potatoes and fry them in small batches until golden brown and crunchy.


Remove them from the oil and place on a rack to drain, salt them with sea salt.


The kids enjoy these most as chile (green chile) cheese fries, with beans. I encourage this because if they eat them with fry sauce (catsup and mayo) alone I can never make enough and would need to invest in a McDonalds fryer.