Thursday, February 25, 2010
Anyway, I've loved reading things that he writes. He has such a funny personality, and the stuff he says is something completely my dad would say. I've heard that my dad and grandpa were really similar, I've never really found out for myself how much they were until I've been reading this. I look forward to reading it, and it just makes me want to learn more and more about my ancestry. :)
I think I might start up genealogy. I used to think that was for old people, and that it's really boring stuff. I've had a change of mind/heart towards it now because of the happiness I feel when I'm reading this journal. Anyone know how to do genealogy?
Alrighty, I just wanted to jot that down. I've been posting lots this week.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
First of all a BIG THANKS to everyone who responded on my previous post. I really appreciated every one's opinions. I think for now I'm NOT going to make our blog private, not until we have the kiddos. Which I hope will be sometime in the near future. Seriously. Waiting is so hard for me. I've always liked to plan things out and have things happen when I'm ready. Of course that's not the way it goes, it's always in the lords time. At first I was pretty dang upset that we weren't getting prego right when we started trying, but now I'm fine with it. Completely. I think it was/and still is a great learning experience for me, and right now I'm focusing on me and Steve.
I think it was a blessing that heavenly father had me called to be in the Young Women's and not with all the primary/nursery kids at the time that he did. Young women's is serioulsy so inspiring to me, and i'm even working on my Personal Progress. Which I'm SOOO excited about. I thought I had received my Yw recognition, but when I was talking to my mom I never got it. I don't know exactly the reason why I never got it, I think I had everything passed off but the last project. Anyway, that doesn't matter now. But, I'm able to work on personal progress, and I can tell such a difference in myself. I know that it's strengthening my testimony even more, and helping me focus on myself. What talents I have, and what I can do to be a better daughter of god. I'm having more confidence in myself when I'm teaching the girls now to. I absolutely LOVE this calling. I'm so happy that I get to work with the yw. I think they are teaching me more than I am teaching them. Oh and I CAN'T wait until we go to girl's camp in July! :-)
What else? um, Steve and I have been watching the Olympics every night. It's been a lot of fun. My favorites have been Lindsay Vonn, Apolo Ohno, shaun White and all of the ice skating! I LOVE it. I'm not generally lovin' watching sports, but they have been really fun to watch. The athletes make everything look so easy, I wish I could ice skate and ski like them. Sheesh. That's never going to happen...
Kolten's been in the MTC now for 2 weeks. I still can't believe my baby bro is in the MTC. He said he likes it, and the language is coming a long. So that makes me happy. We got our first letter from him today!! Finally! I seriously couldn't wait to hear from him.
Something to look forward to-this weekend Steve and I are getting family pics! We haven't had anyone take a professional picture of us since our wedding/engagement. Our good friends Dan and Carrie have their own photography business and they are going to be taking the Urban style of pics for us. Ah! so exciting! :) I seriously can't wait for the new pics. I'm really getting tired of my bridals hanging on our walls.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup chopped red pepper or pimiento (optional)
1/2 packages (8 ounces) spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 can (12.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
Cook: 5 minutes
Cost per recipe: $9.09
Makes: 4 servings
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)chocolate bark
1. Finely crush all but seven cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Then, begin to form the shape of a kiss. Flattening the bottom and forming a point at the top. (Mine ended up about 1.5″ tall)
5. It helps to put the uncoated balls in the freezer for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart when you drop into the melted chocolate.6. Melt chocolate as directed on package and then dip “kisses” one at a time into chocolate, tap off extra and slide them off spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry. 7. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy! Oh yeah, just eat the extra seven cookies.
Decorate: 1. Handwrite your messages or create them on the computer. Cut out the strips (about 1/4″ tall and however wide you need). 2. Cut up some square sheets of aluminum foil (about 5.5″ square) 3. Place dry kiss in center and start wrapping the foil around the base. Insert message near top and secure it by pressing the foil together at top.
I'm sooo excited to make these for Steve for V-day!! Everything that I've made from Bakerella's website is always so good.
*****I found this recipe and image from Bakerella.com*****
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
P.S. I'm going to be starting the Book Club Blog the first of March!! I'll update information on that when I have it up and running! I'm excited to get that started, thanks to everyone who said they wanted to do it with me! I think it will be fun! :)
Monday, February 8, 2010
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I've been wanting to start my own food storage, but it's always been hard for me to know where to start. I always get a little overwhelmed by it. Yesterday, in Sunday school we actually talked about moses and the ark. Our teacher gave a great analogy. It was a no brain-er for his family to get onto the ark when they new the flood was coming. But, for us, the prophets tell us all the time to get prepared and to have food storage. Food storage is not only meant for a disaster, but I also know it's times when there is financial problems too. A while ago, my dad had lost his job, and my family of 8 all lived off of our food storage. Our Sunday school teacher also said how important it is for us not to feel overwhelmed and to just do a little at a time, because eventually it will build up. It was exactly what I needed to hear.
What else?.... Friday we went out to dinner with Kris and Christina (Kris' Girlfriend). We met up with them in Provo and ate at TEPANYAKI. My very favorite place to eat. We had fun talking with them and seeing them. Christina moved back to Cali for a job, and will hopefully be back soon. I seriously love that girl. She fits perfectly in our family, and I hope someday she could be my sister in law. Tina needed to pack still, so we left them, and then went to the Ford's house to hang out with Jason and Shannon. We don't get to see them very much because they live in Logan, so it was really fun.
Saturday Kartier cut and colored my hair. I really like it a lot, I think it's a good change. I can never make up my mind how I want my hair. Mom, Dad and I went and visited with Great Grandpa Joe. Went to Whit's track meet, which was fun to watch Whit, but it took seriously over 2 hours...way too long.
Then we hang out with Tim, Marie and Deni! Seriously love these guys.
Sunday was the Superbowl party at the Behunins. We had TONS of great food, great people to hang out with, and the game was pretty fun to watch. (For the last two quarters anyway) Football games are WAY too long. WE had a great time.
That sums up our weekend...
oh and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a book club? I was thinking of making a book club blog. Where I post a book and everyone read it, and everyone takes a turn each month with what book we read. Then we can comment on the book we read, what we like about it etc.. or maybe even meet up each month? I don't know. Any suggestions or any ideas feel free to let me know. I just thought this might be a fun idea! Anywho, shout out your ideas, or if it's something you want to do.
*I'll post some pics when I get home!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
February 2nd, 2010 @ 2:14pm
By Randall Jeppesen
OREM -- Members of the family that inspired the Academy Award-nominated movie "The Blind Side" spent the day at Utah Valley University. Leigh Anne Tuohy, who was played in the movie by Sandra Bullock, told the students miracles can happen when you don't judge people or underestimate their value.
The "Blind Side" opened in 3,110 theaters on Nov. 20, 2009 grossing $34,510,000 on its opening weekend. The movie hit $200 million on Jan. 1, 2010, becoming the highest grossing football movie and sports drama of all time.
Tuohy said the movie did a good job at staying true to the story of how they offered their home to Michael Oher and took him off the streets.
Michael Oher, an offensive tackle, was the 23rd pick of the first round in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Oher spent much of his childhood in foster care or homeless. In high school Oher met Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, who took him in, helped motivate him in the classroom and on the football field. Oher was heavily recruited by a number of Division 1 schools before deciding on and eventually starring at the University of Mississippi. Oher started all 16 games of the 2009 season at right tackle for the Ravens.
Oher is now a starting player in the NFL, making millions instead of being what he almost was according to Tuohy: a bodyguard for a gang member.
She told the students it doesn't matter to her if the movie wins awards or not. To her, the purpose of the movie is to inspire people to help others, and if it does that, it was a success.