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Chicken Pot Pie

Confession time.  I am not a great cook.  I guess I can follow a recipe.  I just don't  LOVE cooking like so many of you.  I do it because it is part of my job description.   There is  ONE thing I cook, however, that my family loves.  I owe this glorious recipe to my friend Kelli Moon, who served it at book club (probably 15 years ago).  She shared the recipe and I have been making it part of my repertoire ever since.  It is Brady's absolute favorite.  I could probably get him to clean the attic and garage with a promise that I was going to make it.
Here is the Cast of Characters (ode to Pioneer Woman) -pictured is ingredients for TWO pot pies but ingredients listed are for ONE.  Although. I never make one because it is a great comfort food to take to someone who needs a meal.
A Pillsbury Pie Crust 10 oz bag of Frozen vegetables 1/3 C. Flour 1/3 C. butter 1 C. frozen onion 1/2 tsp. salt 1.2 tsp pepper 1 3/4 C. water Can of chicken broth 2/3 C. milk 1 Rotisserie Chicken

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TWENTY In celebration of the girl that made us parents twenty years ago, here's 20 facts about her.
1.  She's an introvert. 2.  She might be the only 20 year old in the country that has never taken a selfie. 3.  She loves a good book. 4.  She loves college for the learning part more than the college life part. 5.  She is THE most patient person I know. 6.  She is guileless. 7.  She has been strong willed since the moment she was born. 8.  She struggles with anxiety sometimes. 9.  She lives close to the Spirit. 10.  She is going to live and study in London next year. 11.  She gets her middle name from my grandmother - Evelyn - who is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. 12.  She has a sweet tooth. 13.  She has an even sweeter disposition. 14.  She loves musical theater. 15.  She wants to be a writer and editor. 16.  She has an innate and very large capacity to love children. 17.  Her favorite tv shows are "How I  Met Your Mother" and "Downton Abbey". 18.  She lov…


To celebrate this gal's fourteenth year with us, I thought I would mention fourteen things about her that you might not know.
1.  Her nicknames are  "bug",  "kiki",  "McKinley Ileney beanie"  and "Kiker bo beeker butt". I know.  It's weird.   2.  Her middle name, Ilene, comes from one of my very best friends that tragically passed away when she was a young mother.   (Ilene was one of the best ladies I have ever known and each of our kids are named after someone I would like them to pattern their lives after.) 3.  She plays guitar. 4.  She plays the ukele. 5.  She plays piano, (not proficiently because she moved on to guitar, but some.) 6.  Her favorite person in the whole wide world is her older brother, Tanner.   (She pretty much worships the ground he walks on.) 7.  She prefers "indie" music to top 40. 8.  One Direction is the exception to that rule, she loves them. 9.  I have never seen her get her feelings hurt  (a rare find among t…

October 2014 according to my iphone

It was one of my favorite times of year!  General Conference!  I made conference packets for my primary class and got these cute conference journals for the ladies I visit and the families that Brent home teaches in preparation for General Conference.  McKinley and her friend, Caty, made the middle school web page with Dr. Watkins, our Superintendent.  Here is a picture of our special Halloween care package we sent Tanner.  He said he has gained 10 lbs!  Went to a haunted house with some fun couples.  Here is a picture of the ladies.    Tanner had his first baptism.  PTO put on our first big event of the year, the homecoming tailgate for all 1049 kids.  Cheer, cheer, and more cheer filled up many squares on our family calendar,  And the other remaining squares on the calendar were filled up by these cute basketball players that Brent coaches. So grateful for these sweet ladies that help me serve athletic meals each and every week to 200 hungy football players, eagle darlings, cheerl…

homecoming week 2014


Playing 20 questions with Elder Argyle

1.  What's your favorite part of the day? Well it is different every day but it's usually after 5 cause that's when most of our lessons are
2.  What's your least favorite?
My least favorite part of the mission is when we hit a dead end with an investigator after testifying our guts out
3.  What's your favorite thing to do on your "P" day?
Sports/ Well today we are going to a steakhouse so that is going to be my favorite today.
4.  What do you miss most about home?  Besides me, of course.
That's easy.. Music. Every once in a while I will find a Brandon Flowers song on a missionary mix so it's not that bad.
5.  What surprises you most about being a missionary?
The fact that I am asked for advice from people who are much much older than me.
6.  What is your favorite guilty pleasure, now that your not allowed very many guilty pleasures.
I have been drinking a lot of Dr. Pepper and throwback  Mountain Dew. Chocolate twinkies are also pretty solid
7.  Have you had …