May 27, 2012

Father and Sons 2012

Joey and I attended our Ward's annual Father and Son's campout a week ago. As is our tradition, we typically go up for the evening and play some games and then come home and campout in the family room, watching a movie with the fireplace going. That's my idea of a great camping trip. Joey is very patient with me. I realized as we were leaving that evening that we hadn't taken any pictures together so below is a series of some quick shots (below). Joey has always been the boy with a thousand faces. If you don't believe me, check out this prior post from three years ago.

May 13, 2012

Maddy - Morp 2012

This weekend Maddy went with her friend Hayden to MORP, the school dance that is the opposite of Prom. The girls ask and it is very casual. To ask Hayden to the dance, Maddy enlisted the help of a policeman from our Ward. He and the Vice Principal of the school went into a class Maddy and Hayden share and called Hayden into the office. After giving him a hard time for his driving, he said the only way to solve the problem was to go to Morp with Maddy. Hayden responded by writing a short play that Maddy had to act out with the end being Hayden asking her on the stage at the school. Both were very creative.

For the dance, Maddy's group came to our house and I fed them Havarti Stuffed Burgers with Basil Pesto with Baked Herb and Parmesan fries with a Lemon Garlic Aoli. To drink I made them Frozen Hot Chocolate. It was a fun night and I'm so grateful Maddy has chosen such great youth as friends. Below are pictures from the night.

May 10, 2012

Step by Step Gourmet - Logo

I have decided to design a logo for my Step by Step Gourmet blog. I want it to be simple, elegant, inviting and also incorporate "steps" if at all possible. Below is what Jeni and I came up with so far. I would love everyone's feedback. Critical is good! E-mail me ( or message me on facebook to let me know what you liked best and if you have any different ideas. Also, if you like the picture on one but the font design better on another, I'd like to know that as well. Thanks in advance!