The Janke Family

Monthly Archive: June 2009

4 Years

It has been fours years since our Jenny ventured out, and sadly did not return. We miss her, we miss all she shared with each of us, and we are grateful for how she made each of our lives better. Back in March during an appeal process which was ultimately denied, the appeal Judges spoke kindly of Jenny. Noting, “her wee soul didn’t have to be shaken any more…”
Here is a link to an article about Jenny in today’s Northern Echo:

The Northern Echo

This is a link to Brian & Ann’s most recent post on Jenny’s blog:

Jenny’s Blog

Jeeps & Rainbows

What a great weekend! Friday night we had more of the same rain we have had for weeks. But Erik and I caught a camera pic of this great rainbow while out cruisin’ in the Jeep. Sunday Jon and Noemi came over for a barbecue, and fire in the backyard. Erik gave Liam some great driving pointers. Look Ma, no hands!


I just wanted to say publicly how lucky I am to have Jaren in my life. He is the most amazing husband, father and friend. He is so thoughtful and loves to serve anyone in need. He is such a patient father to our boys and a great example to them. I am the luckiest girl in the world. I love you Jaren. You are my soul mate and I am excited to spend forever with you.


H-dog’s School Program

Henry’s year end school program was held recently at the Draper Theatre. He is so fun to watch. He sings so loud it is easy to know if he is really singing, or lip syncing! He really gets into the all the hand motions and actions. He loves to get his groove on! This first picture is his best bud Collin, and I just had to share the hat picture.


This is one of the awesome “pouch” dinners I have been raving about. Give it a try. It is super easy, quick, and delicious. The best part, there is no clean up. Just put the pouch in the trash bin. Easy as pie, mmmm pie!

Salmon/Red Snapper en Papillote







1 cup couscous
1 16oz wild caught sockey salmon, or 2 8oz red snapper filets
salt & pepper
1 whole lemon, thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup drained and quartered artichoke hearts
1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Rinse couscous in fresh cold water and drain. Lay out on piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with pinch of salt.
Cut parchment paper into 15 by 48-inch sheet. Fold in 1/2, unfold, then lay half on baking/cookie sheet.
Lay salmon or snapper diagonally on center of parchment paper that is on baking/cookie sheet.
Salt and pepper fish. Place herbs on fish along with thin lemon slices, 1/2 of red onion, and minced garlic.
Arrange couscous next to and around fish on all sides.
Lay halved grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and remaining red onion along top and outside of couscous.
Pour wine over fish and dot with butter.
Fold over edges of parchment paper, stapling if necessary, to create an almost airtight seal.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
Carefully open and serve (be aware of steam when opening the pouch, and be aware of bones in the fish).

Jp Magazine Article

Almost two years ago I emailed a picture of us Jeepin’ through Salt Creek in Canyonlands to Jp Magazine. I had found the great picture in Mom’s basement, and submitted it in response to a request for “vintage” Jeep photos. I just received my June issue of Jp magazine and was shocked to find my picture! It had been so long I had forgotten that I had sent it in. Here is the photo, and the caption I had submitted with it:

Full Metal Jacket

I was entertained most of the way home this evening by a C130 being escorted by four F16’s. However, once I got home the air show really started! The five aircraft would approach from the north, as though they were following State Street South. They would then bank East over the top of my house to the East bench then continue North. The group of aircraft repeated this approximately a dozen times, only slightly varying their flight path each trip. It was so much fun to watch! I attempted to capture them with my camera, but the pictures just cannot relay what reality was producing. I did get the group on video, and will share the video clips here once I get them edited and uploaded. Until then here are a couple photos:

Two Wheels!

I took the training wheels off of Erik’s bike last Summer, but he was never interested. He has always been really into his scooters, especially since he got his new red razor scooter for his birthday. I guess he decided that today was the day of the bike. He marched into the garage, grabbed his bmx, then rode off into the sunset, never having ridden without trainers before! What a stud, i am so pumped, and proud!