Monday, December 8, 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags cause it is so much easier
2. Real tree or Artificial? Fake tree, but that might be because i have never had a real one
3. When do you put up the tree? Shortly after thankgiving time if we are lucky
4. When do you take the tree down? when i get sick of it
5. Do you like eggnog? Heck no!!!! it feels like rotten milk.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Legos, Legos, Legos, Legos, Legos, Legos, Legos, Legos, and yes more Legos! I know. I am still a kid.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Becca because she makes a list with pictures, the store to buy them at and so forth.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No, Becca wants me to make her one.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail Christmas cards if I remember.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Getting emergency transferred into a spanish area three days before christmas out of my greenie area. it made all my presents go to my greenie area so i had no gifts on christmas. oh and i also didn't speak spanish at all.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story. "You'll shoot your eye out."
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday and get done before Dec 7th.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes but not telling which one
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin cheesecake rolls.
16. Lights on the tree? White, but it was sure fun taking Grandma Carol's red and green lights and switching to blue and orange with Brock and Coleman when we were little. She wasn't too happy!
17. Favorite Christmas song? "O Holy Night". Me and Brock made a cd with 19 different versions of it.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? depends whose side of the family we are going to.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? If i think about it real hard
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We have a winter moose. this year we hope to get some kind of star he can hold.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both. me and Becca are starting to open one gift on christmas eve. it is our christmas pajamas.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? stupid people that think it my fault that they waited until the last minute to ship a package to new york and it is going to cost them $150 to get it there before christmas. this was last year. he wouldn't leave the store so i had to call the cops on him.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? whatever color Becca decorates in.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? rolls and dad's Lemon Meringue pie
25. Favorite family Christmas tradition? Grandpa Rogers in his Santa suit with his sunglasses.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chocolate Mayonaise Cake Recipe

I finally checked the comments on the cake post below. Leisy, here is the recipe for the chocolate mayonaise cake.

2 c. flour, unsifted
2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
1 2/3 c. less 1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. mayonnaise
1 1/3 c. water

Grease and flour two 9 inch pans. In medium bowl mix flour, cocoa, soda and powder. In large bowl mix on high eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping occasionally. Reduce to low and beat in mayonnaise until blended.

Add flour mixture alternately with water. Begin and end with flour (add flour in 4 parts). Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

1/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk (more as needed)

Whisk together butter and cocoa. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar gradually and alternately with milk. Frost cool cake. Garnish with grated chocolate, almonds, etc.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


We had a fun Labor Day weekend. Andrew & Kelli surprised us saturday night and called and toold us they were in Salt Lake and wanted to go out to dinner. we went to Famous Daves Barbeque. It is the only barbeque that Becca likes. Their main attaction is below and yes it is a trash can lid holding it all.

Sunday we decided to skip church and go to the zoo with them. we don't feel bad cause we hadn't seen them for almost a year. Charles and Juniper loved the snakes, lizards and crocidiles for some reason. They definitley didn't get thaat from the Rogers side. i got some really cute pics of both of them. hopefully i can remember to bring my camera to work so i can post them. monday Becca had to work so i cleaned the apartment waiting for Ned & Kristy's fam to come for the small BBQ we had at a park near my aparment in Midvale. it was fun except for the desert melted. oh well.

Becca is really enjoying her school. The only thing is she is very tired cause she works from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM and then goes to school from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. down in American Fork. She catches trax home from work, hurry and changes and then takes three different buses to get down there. I guess that is what we get for only having one car. well i can't think of anything else so see ya.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Crazy Scary Kitties

I love the look of crazed animals...these pics are definitely good for a laugh.
By Becca

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Becca's Chocolate Mayonaise Cake

This last week Becca was detirmined to make a chocolate mayonaise cake like Grandma Rogers's. She did awesome. It is really, really, really, really good. the decorations are her practicing for birthday cake she wants to make in two weeks. other than that nothing really new on our side of things. I'm still stuck in my boring old job. the plus side all i do is watch tv online all day. well i guess that will do for know. here are some pics of the cake and mine and becca's new glasses.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Chicago Trip!!!!!

We just got back from our week vacation to chicago. it was nice to get away and see family over there. Here are some pictures of the highlights of our trip.

Becca In Chicago
Trent In Chicago
The GIANT Silver Bean!

Old School Chicago Sign

Us At Navy Pier

Becca & Her Heaven

Sears Tower

View From On Top Of Sears Tower. 103 Stories Up!!!!!!!

A German WWII U-Boat. We Got To Go On Board And Take A Tour.

Me And My Nephew Alex Feeding The Stingrays And Sharks

Julie, Abby, And Allen Feeding The Stingrays And Sharks

Alex's Hand Reaching For The Stingray

Friday, May 23, 2008

More Scrapbook Pages!!!

Here are some more scrapbook pages!! Maybe nest time I'll put some wedding ones up

2nd Grade

2nd grade





Saturday, May 17, 2008

New house plan

I finally figured out the design for my new house. It has taken me and Becca quite a while to figure out exactly what we wanted. we are going to be able to build in about five years hopfully. here are pics of what it will kind of look like.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Boys Scrapbook Too!!!

It doesn't make me less of a guy just because I love scrapbooking. Here are some of my favorites.

Me As A Baby

Baby Stuff From The Hospital

Cutest Kid In The World (ME)

School Projects

My Baptism

There is more but I keep getting errors as i try to laod them. Hopefully i can get them up soon.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cement work

I have had the worst two days in a long time. They decided to tear up the sidewalk in front of my work. So i have been listening to jackhammers for the past two days. not to mention that i have to speak louder so the customers can even here me. I have had a permanent headache for two days straight. at least the noise is stopped, but now customers have to come through the back of the store until the cement is done. i'm ready to go home!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

First Time Blogger

Well I am bored at work so I thought I would see what all the excitement of this blog phenomenon is about. So far it is something to do to pass the time. Things for me and Becca are going okay. she is in the middle of transferring to a different school that has a better program for less money. the only problem is that the school is in American Fork and we only have one car. we think that she can take the bus down there. well i really can't think of anything new to say. later.