Sunday, November 8, 2015


So Eliza likes family history and found out today while searching lines that we are all related to a guy named David of v Huntington (started following grandma ivy Smith hogan's line). As she clicked to find out more the stories tell that he went through the crusades and was friends with king Richard the lion, and is actually ROBIN HOOD!  she'll have to fill you in on the details!  But yeah.  I knew we were cool.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

add your kids as authors, upload family reunion pics, subscribe, FB?

I just sent an invite to all of the emails Kris gave me for her kids.  I can add other grandchildren if I you send me their addresses.

I never saw the group pic from the reunion...can anyone post a few?

It's easy to subscribe to the blog so when there is a new post you will receive an email.  Ask me if you need help doing that.

A long time ago I set up a family page on FB but that was the end of it!  It may be a better/easier way to keep in touch but Mom and Dad ( and others?) aren't on it so...any ideas?    I am inviting family members to that group but if I miss someone it's because I couldn't find them on FB.  Please invite them.  We can use FB to post links to the blog if you only want to post on the blog and not FB.  I'm sure as we try it out we'll figure out what works.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Zuppa Toscana

Here is a pretty easy soup recipe I found after eating it at Olive Garden and now it's one of Paul's favorites. It has a great flavor because the sausage. (I've never taken time to do it with bacon)  I'll be making this tonight with some warm breadsticks. 


  • lb  Sausage
  • 2large  russet baking potatoes, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1large  onion, chopped
  • 14cup  bacon bits (optional)
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • cups  kale or 2 cups  swiss chard, chopped
  • 2(8 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1quart  water
  • 1cup  heavy whipping cream (I usually use evaporated milk)

    1. Brown sausage in your soup pot.
    2. Add chicken broth and water to pot and stir.
    3. Place onions, potatoes, and garlic in the pot.
    4. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
    5. Add bacon.
    6. Salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
    8. Turn to low heat.
    9. Add kale and cream.
    10. Heat through and serve.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Blast from the past

Hannah wanted  picture of me with my bowl hair cut. She used it in an Instagram post comparing it to some recent style in vogue. Thought you'd enjoy seeing Erv
and Chrystell. Yes, it's upside down!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

You gotta try this recipe! Fed missionaries last night and they each ate two big pieces and took more home for later!