Cow Appreciation Day: A New Tradition?

July 9th, 2010 was Cow Appreciation Day. A day to dress the a cow and git free chikin. (oops- I meant get free chicken). A day to honor cows by not eating them and instead eating their little feathered friends.
The deal was, if you dressed head to toe like a cow, you got a free meal. If you wore anything cow (scarf, belt, etc.) you got a free entree. I was all for going all the way, but my better half was chicken (hahaha). So we put on some amazingly lifelike ears (made by yours truly) and went through the drive through for our free sandwiches. 
I guess I didn’t get any pictures of Hayden, but he was a grumpy cow.

“Say MOO!”


Early this week we were invited up to my parent’s to enjoy some crawdads! My dad had been setting traps in a nearby lake, and had caught quite a lot. Crawdads are similar to Lobsters, just a bit smaller. They were pretty good, but it was a lot of work for such a little amount of meat!
This picture was taken right after my dad covered the live crawdads in Old Bay Seasoning. I swear we heard them screaming “my eyes! my eyes!!”.
Watching them cook:

We discovered that they make great accessories as well:

Audra’s Baby Blessing

Yesterday was a special day for us. Not only was it the fourth of July, but we blessed our sweet Audra in Sacrament Meeting. In the LDS church, bretheren who hold the Melchizedek Priesthood are able to participate in the ordinance of naming and blessing a child. (This is different from a baptism, as we don’t baptize our children until they are 8 years old.)
Kevin was able to give her the blessing, and said some wonderful things. Among other things, he blessed her to have the desire to learn and study the gospel, and to meet a worthy young man and be married in the temple. It was very special. 
I am kicking myself, because we didn’t get a family picture yesterday, but here are some of her in her cute outfit. The blanket was handmade by my mother.

Tuckered out after a long photo shoot.