Sunday, October 31, 2010


 So....Darrin and I went to a "formal" Halloween party at our rich neighbors house where costumes were mandatory...Our friends Tom and Kim Hoffman (Cinderella and Prince Charming below) got us invited cuz they have been fellowshipping these people for years and I think Tom just wanted to have company in the "embarrassing costume" department....anyway....we were a 60's (or is it 70's) couple....I think Darrin looks like Tom Jones...Hahahaha...Sarah dressed up as a vampire...Jesse was a Republican...complete with the elephant nose...sorry no pic.
Tom and Kim Hoffman..... Aren't these guys amazing...She made their costumes...everyone kept telling her she belonged at Disneyland...They are grandparents for crying out loud!
Sarah was in a donut eating contest....she got a little unwanted help from above (her dad)...she still won.  It was COLD for Halloween was kind of nice after a week of 80 degree weather....
Next favorite holiday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Turnips and Greens....

Our friend Marshall Mumford (real name and is exactly like you would imagine a Marshall Mumford to be) called the other day and asked me if I wanted some turnips...I told him I didn't really know if I wanted them or not, but that I would try we went over to his house and he pulled up these beauties...then he asked if I wanted "a mess of greens" too...Ummmm....never really tried those either, but what the heck.
 The greens turned out to be kale...very large and kinda rubbery leaves with a thick stalk and veins. I looked up some recipes on and made these sour cream and cheddar turnips and...
 ..these spicy mustard and garlic don't think I like turnips and greens....Darrin liked the kale, but he likes cooked spinach and I don't.  
Another first for the Gordon family in Delaware....and for some of us...a last as well.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Field Trip and a Campaign.

Jesse's science class went on a field trip last week and I got to go with them....
This is James Farm an ecological preserve that is right on the Indian River Bay.  The Bay is fed by the Atlantic Ocean which is across a little neck of land about 100 yards wide.  They did soil and water testing and plant identification labs. 

Later they put on their hip waders and seined "things" from the Bay...they found fish, crabs, mussels, and trash.....haha

 This looked like a tumbleweed to us, so we took a picture for old times sake...:(
On Saturday we drove a few miles to Georgetown and met up with David Favreau who was there campaigning for Christine O'Donnell.  It was short, but sweet.  He is coming back to our house for Thanksgiving along with Rachel and Allen and Mark.  We can't wait.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Random Happenings....and a TEENAGER!

Jesse had a birthday this week....13.....HE IS A TEENAGER! Holy Cow...when did that happen?!? He decided he wanted money instead of gifts, so we gave him what we thought we would have spent and he bought his own for me. Jesse's cake is actually fried ice cream...pretty yummy!Darrin is back in the cow business. He and our friend Tom Hoffman bought these cute little beasts the other day...they keep them at another friends house and then will split the meat or sale price with him for keeping them....they also bought some pigs...not my favorite animal.
We had Stake Conference today....Darrin was sustained as a High Councilor. On the way home we spotted all these parachutes coming down, so we pulled over to was pretty cool. Darrin has done this and both Sarah and Jesse want to....NOT ME...I would die...I don't like falling....I can't jump off a diving board either....terrifying!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Just a follow up to last weeks had a double yolk!

...physically and mentally!