Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Disney Trip

We have been talking about going back to Disney World since our last trip there in Dec 07. Every time Miranda finds any coins in the house she picks it up and says" this is for our trip to Disney, or this is Disney money." I have found her collecting the change out of my purse to put in the big bank as well. So now that we sold the rental property and have our bills paid off and cards paid off, we are serious. We aren't sure if were using holiday inn points or if we will say at a Disney resort. The clock is ticking our tentative date is May 1-5. We have to decide this week so we can find good air fare. Now that is a story in its own. But we do have points to redeem.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Book Drawing

I have entered in a drawing to win a set of books from Annette Lyon at you can enter too. I am thinking Ill have to order it if I dont win.

Win the entire set of four books. value of $65.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bulgarian Charity

Some of you may know that I served my church mission in Bulgaria. One of my comanions there runs a charity for Bulgarian Orphans. She was also featured in LDS Living magazine this month. I thought it would be nice to show you their recent video of their current trip to Bulgaria.

Hidden Veggies

Thanks to Jamie for posting a comment on my blog responding to my need for recipes I have found 3 new cookbooks. Deceptively Delicious, Sneaky chef for kids and for your man. All of these books are written to hide veggies in regular meals and desserts. I've tried 3 so far. Last night we had pink pancakes, with beet juice & apple sauce mixed in. They were gobbled down. We tried grilled cheese sandwiches with carrots puree snuck inside. Not our fav the puree was too mushy. But at dinner we had mashed potatoes with cauliflower mixed in. Yummy. I am planning on trying brownies with spinach snuck in. Hmmm how will it taste. An adventure I am excited to try.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Come What May and Love It

Tonight I was blessed to be asked to go to a long time family friends home to give them much needed hair cuts. Both the husband and wife are older. She is bed ridden and has disabilities relating to a stroke a number of years ago. I know when I go over it will not be a short visit. However each time I go I feel enriched from their example of eternal love. He cares for her so sweetly feeding, changing, and caring. The bed is perfectly made so she wont get sores or be uncomfortable. He cares for her so sweetly and dearly. I usually bring Miranda with me, when I dont he asks me to bring her next time. It was so cute how she gives him hugs and kisses and holds her hand and gives her kisses. A couple hours after we left I got a phone call from him thanking me and telling me how much it meant to him for us to come over and how I am teaching Miranda so well. She melts his heart. He even volunteered to watch her for me if I ever need his help. He is a wonderful example of "Come What May and Love It" .

Pearls of Great Price

A man filled with the love of God is not content to bless his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race. Joseph Smith Jr.

I love this talk by Pres Utchdorf, "Happiness our Heritage. I was wondering if I need to put off my desires to create but when I listen to this message it says to me that God has given me that desire and it is a blessing to have these abilities. I can bless others with my talent.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Princess Dresses to Make

I am going to make Miranda some princess dresses for our future trip to Disney world. We went shopping for fabric and Miranda chose a cute Disney princess fabric with Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, and Belle on it on a blue fabric. I got a yellow with small flowers to match it as well as a nice daisy lace to trim it. I thought I could make the skirt in the blue as well as the cap sleeves. The bodice and under skirt will be in the yellow. It should turn out cute. We picked out some other fabrics too but I want to get this dress going and done first. Wish me luck.
Similar to this one from etsy, but with the princess fabric.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Give me your hungry, your poor and your recipies!!

I am trying to compile a collection of easy and tasty meals. I am not the greatest cook but I can follow recipes pretty well. The only issue I have is I do Not like most vegetables, but I think if I find some good ways to cook them and give them a better flavor I may be able to turn around. i have tried broccoli MANY times it does not taste good and onions are a HUGE issue. So if you have any good recipes suitable for a small family that you have found is for the general audience please share it with me. If you do I will put it on a special decorative recipe card I Digitaly scrapbooked and give you a copy for your files.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Miranda Quotes

I have to confess I find it quit difficult to keep a straight face when Miranda comes out with her cute comments. Some require great control especially when I should be correcting her. But hey, "Out of the mouth of babes".

One day she asked for "Bagel candy" = life savers.

She has given both Joe and I labels. I'm her "Twin", and Daddy is her "Buddy". Oh Ralph, the dog is her Buddy too. She will not budge. I can not be her buddy.

This one is especially sweet. First thing one morning Miranda comes running in to me and says "Mommy, I feel Jesus in my heart."

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One night we were eating dinner and I hear a very adult sounding voice say, "So Mommy, hows the laundry?"

We have been trying to keep Miranda in her own bed at night. She gets lonely and tries to convince us that she needs to sleep in our bed. One night she is not only tired but daddy is out of town. I am in bed and she comes to me crying. "Mommy I need to sleep in your bed, it is so "cute," I need to sleep in the cute bed."

I have flashes of Miranda being a teenager. She informed me on the way home from preschool that her and Devin "broke up". AHHHH.

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I have a lil fashionist on my hands. She asked me the other day. "Do I look FABULOUS or STYLISH? I replied she looks both fabulous and stylish. I was then instructed to pick one not both.



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