Saturday, April 30, 2011

Post #16

A Picture of Someone Who Inspires You

I had a hard time thinking of someone who inspires you. I considered my Mom because she inspires everybody, but I just did a post of her. I considered my twin because with the struggles she's been through the last few years and the attitude and perspective she has now is inspiring, but I did one with her in it already as well. Same thing goes for Sam. So, who was there? I can't think of any celebrities or high profile figures that truly inspire me. I have some wonderful friends who are inspirations to me but then I settled on someone who as a boy changed the course of History. He truly wanted to know what was right and because of that he saw Heavenly Father, he was visited by Angels, he translated the writings on the Gold Plates to the Book of Mormon, and he established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Without Joseph Smith I would have a completely different life than I do today, and it's truly inspiring the things he did, and went through while alive. He inspires me!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Post #15

A Picture of Something You Want to Do Before You Die

I want to travel the world!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Post #14

A Picture of Someone You Could Never Imagine Your Life Without

How many times I mentioned Dennis? lol. So I figured for this one I would include a picture of those who gave me life! :) (This is Mom and Dad holding Rebecca the day we blessed her.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charity and her naming things

So, Charity will come up with names for things and that's what they're called she thinks. Such as, Granola Bars, they are not granola bars around this house, they are Candy Bars. Now, I'm sure there have been people out there who have heard me when we're leaving the gym or going somewhere and getting into the van asking my kids if they want a candy bar and I'm sure they're thinking how NOT a good idea that is but little do they know it's not some unhealthy treat for them, lol.

Anyway, so today we had a play date at a friend's house and Charity tells me when we get home that she got a "hot spot." Ok, what is a hot spot? Well, she got a friction burn on her knee (I assume from the trampoline, but she can't remember). That's what her "hot spot" is! Quite an ingenious name I think!

I'll to try to remember to share more of the funny things my kids say and come up with because these are the things I know I'm gonna regret if I forget!

Post #13

A Picture of Your Favorite Band or Artist

I don't really have a favorite so I picked 2 that I could think of off the top of my head :)

Sara Evans


Monday, April 25, 2011

Post #12

A Picture of Something You Love

Something that I absolutely LOVE is how romantic Dennis can be. There are times that he buys me flowers, just to buy me flowers, or he'll clean the house to surprise me, or he'll pull me into a slow dance in the kitchen. So, here's a picture of what he did for me one Valentine's Day:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Post #11

A Picture of Something You Hate

And No, I don't hate me. I hate being pregnant! I hate it, hate it, hate it! So, here's a cute photo of me the last time I was pregnant, lol.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Post #9

A Picture of the Person Who has Gotten you Through the Most

I decided I had a picture of Laura, I needed a picture of the bestest friend in the whole world. I don't know where I'd be without you Sam! (This is a picture of her and her hubby that I stole from her blog :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Post #8

A Picture That Makes You Laugh

As some of you know, Danielle is notorious for occasionally falling asleep in the funniest places. During our trip last year in July, she wedged herself behind the couch for a nap...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Post #7

I thought about this one for days and couldn't come up with something more important than this so I guess you get to see another lovely picture of my family :) There are things I own that I would be devastated if I lost (I considered posting a picture of my external hard drive that I back up all my pictures on, lol) but even that led back to family, and just about anything else can be replaced. So here you go, My Most Treasured Item:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Post #6

A Picture of a Person you'd Love to Trade Places With For a Day

I can't think of anyone I'd want to trade places with.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Post #5

A Picture of Your Favorite Memory

I've said it before I'm not very good at a picking a single "favorite" anything. So, I'm hoping these photos will illustrate what most of my favorite memories include:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Post #4

A Picture of a Habit you wish you didn't have:

Is it terrible that I can't think of one? I could possibly say internet, laptop or tv. I do waste a bit too much time on them sometimes. Throw facebook in there, Dennis says I spend way too much time on it (but he considers any time I spend on the computer, including blogging as "facebooking") but while a bit more moderation would be better I don't wish I didn't. Ahh, I know. But I don't have a picture and I'm NOT taking one! The habit I wish I didn't have was not cleaning up after dinner! We tend to leave dishes and such on the table after dinner at night and then I have to clean it up the next morning! Though, we actually have started getting better about making sure dishes are taken to the sink after dinner. But there you go, my dirty little habit :)

Week of Easter Activities

I'm posting this so that I don't have to go hunting for it next year like I did this year! Last year we did the traditional supper that would have been served during Jesus' life but this year since I'm not pregnant and have more energy I'm going to try to have us do an activity each day this week related to Easter!

Here are a couple of sites I'm getting my ideas from:

So here are my plans:

Sunday: Palm Sunday, Discuss Easter and Love for Each Other
Picture: Triumphal Entry
Scripture: Mark 11:1-10
Do an "LOA table" (Love One Another Table/Board/Wall). Set up an area where people can write compliments and notes to other members of the family that would then be shared out loud with everyone Easter Morning.

Monday: Color Easter Eggs, talk about meaning of Easter, Resurrection Eggs

Tuesday: Discuss Service & Easter
Picture: Jesus Washing Disciples Feet
Scripture: John 13:1-30
For Dinner have everyone serve someone else their dinner. Discuss ways that Jesus served others and ways that others served Jesus.

Wednesday: (refer to Sugardoodle link)
Picture: The Last Supper
Luke 22:13-15
We're going to have a supper that would have been served in Jesus time. Such as Raisins, unleavened bread, hard boiled eggs, berries, salad greens with vinegar dressing, olives, grape juice, and lamb if I can find it otherwise some good steak. We'll season it and marinate it with olive oil (1tbs), garlic (1 clove) and salt and pepper. We'll make a picnic out of it and use our fingers. If I get around to it, we might even dress up in sheets and stuff :)

Unleavened Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine in a bowl: 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Cut in 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in 2/3 cup buttermilk. Mix in one egg and two cups flour. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into several pieces and roll out very thin on a floured board (if not rolled out thin, it will have the consistency of heavy bread). Lay sheet of dough on ungreased flat baking pans. Prick with a fork Cut into 4-inch squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Thursday: Garden of Gethsemane and the Plan of Salvation
Picture: Garden of Gethsemane
Scripture: Mark 14:12-21

Friday: Discuss Jesus Sacrifice, the Crucifixion
Picture: The Crucifixion
Sripture: John 19

Saturday: Did Jesus Really live again?
Picture: Empty Tomb
Scripture: Luke 23:56

Sunday (Easter): Traditional Easter Celebration + Big Empty Easter Eggs and Discuss the Empty Tomb and eat our Easter Story Cookies and read together the LOA Board. Display Easter Pictures

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Post #3

A Picture of the Cast From Your Favorite Show:

I'm not sure I have a "favorite" show but this is one of my favorites, Bones:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Post #2

A Picture of You and the Person you have been closest to the longest:

Well, I guess there is no contest for this one since we started this mortal journey together:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Post #1

A Picture of Yourself with 15 Facts:

1 - I'm married to the love of my life.
2 - I have 3 beautiful children
3 - Like most mothers, it makes me sad and happy to see my children get older!
4 - I'm going to try to grow a garden this year
5 - I'm 27, almost 28 years old
6 - I have an identical twin!
7 - I consider Preston, ID my hometown but grew up in several different places including West Virginia and Washington (state)
8 - I love being a stay at home Mom but sometimes consider getting a job outside the home just to get a break from my kids occasionally
9 - I love to read.
10 - I love to watch movies and tv
11 - It drives me crazy to have a messy house, but I'd much rather read or play with my kids than clean!
12 - My most favorite thing to do is spend time with Dennis, doing anything.
13 - I drive a minivan, never thought I'd like driving a minivan, let alone LOVE driving a minivan
14 - I want to go to Yellowstone this summer.
15 - I wish a day had 48 hours in it instead of 24!!! With never enough time to get anything done, extra time would definitely be helpful!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Working on it....

So, jut a little update from us. Any time I get to spend sitting down in front of the computer tends to include a baby in my arms so it's just been difficult to post lately. I really need to find the time though so I can record those memories I want to remember since I use this as a journal of sorts. I even laid in bed awake for a little while thinking about it after Charity woke me (of course I couldn't post then because I was nursing a baby! lol

I wanted to include a cute thing that Charity said to me this morning, when she woke up at 6am! She asked to watch a movie and I told her no, to go back to sleep and she told me something like But I had a bright idea to wake up! I guess you can't argue with that logic!

We went to a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt last night and the girls had so much fun! I took some pictures that I'll have to post later. They had some special shiny eggs that if the kids found and turned in they got a prize. It was such a fun idea! Charity found one and Danielle found two! LOL, Charity started off picky at the egg hunt, she was halfway across the field and only had 2 eggs! She caught on though. Some of the eggs had rings in them, I think those were some of the girls favorites!

I'll try to post more later!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Been Busy Around Here

Ok, so I had figured that I would have been able to post about our trip and get ready for a new blogging challenge by April so I had published but postponed the challenge until the last day of March... Well, here it is April 2, I haven't got to post about the trip yet and I'm so not ready for the challenge yet either! LOL! Life has been busy around here getting back to normal life after our trip and Rebecca has been into a hold me/entertain me mode that's taken up a lot of time! So, I promise to post about it and get started on the Challenge ASAP!

(BTW, Thank you so much Aunt Kay for sending me the ring and things that I left at your house! I was so so so so HAPPY when you found it! I had just been devastated thinking I had lost it, so once again Thank You!!!)