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Garden 2015

I have planted my garden for 2015.  This year I have planted tomatoes, carrots, beans, cucumbers, broccoli, onions, pumpkins, arugula, peas, and lettuce.


Christmas Danish Pastry

Making Danish at Christmas is a family tradition.  Now you can make them too.


Last Meal

I don't know why, but for some reason I started thinking about what would be the perfect meal for me? - My favorite dishes ... What would I order as a last meal?

I would start with Broiled beefsteak tomatoes; a take on insalata caprese.  Large tomatoes filled with parmigiano reggiano and fresh mozzarella and basil and a good balsamic vinegar broiled until the cheese is bubbly; served with some fresh basil and a little more balsamic and a good olive oil.

I'd then love a beautiful dry-aged New York strip steak cooked medium along with a crispy potato lyonnaise.  I'd need some good french bread with a great crust to go along with this; served with fresh butter and pink himalayan salt.

For dessert I would want a vanilla bean crème brûlé with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.

I think that would be a near perfect meal.



Hawaiian Vacation

I had a wonderful time in Hawaii last week.  I didn't plan a lot of activities, but had plenty of fun at the beach, swimming pool, riding ATVs, and visiting Pearl Harbor.  I also caught the wyoming football game while I was there.


More photos from my trip are available in the Hawaii 2014 photo gallary.



Summer has finally begun in Laramie.  My garden is planted and i've been enjoying my new deck - I never mentioned it but I had a deck built last fall.  I love sitting outside and enjoying the near perfect weather of summer in Laradise.  I received my vanity call sign.  I'm now K2JDR on ham radio.  I'm making a solid effort to eat and excersize more this summer.  I started swimming several times a week.  No real big plans for the summer yet - just taking it a day at a time.


Ham Radio License

I go way to long without posting these days...

Anyway I passed the test for both the technician class and general class and got my amateur radio license.  Right now my call sign is KG7JLI, however I hope to get a vanity call sign soon.  I picked out several and filed the paperwork with the FCC.  I bought a 2 meter / 70 cm radio - not a ton of traffic in my area, but some.  I am also working on my emergency go bag.  I should have that completed soon.

My parents are leaving on a mission in two weeks - that is exciting news for them.  March madness is once again here and I'm looking forward to watching lots of it.  I still haven't created my shadow box with all the stuff from my trip to the Final Four last year in Atlanta.  I need to get on that.


Summer is gone

I guess I haven't posted in a while.  Summer was good.  I planted some fruit trees, and had one peach and two cherries.  My onions grew very well this year and I have lots of them.  I have lots of carrots too.  They are good, but not as good as two years ago.  I tried beefstake tomatoes, but didn't get much of a crop.

I got a new calling in Church.  I was released as the stake clerk and called to server as Elders quorum president.