Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm so glad the chocolates are a big hit. We subbed for primary today. We were called as we were walking out the door. I brought those treats. Three of the kids got the website so they could make them. One of them even tried to bribe me with a plate of chocolate chip cookies for trade. Funny kids. I'll keep them up a little longer just in case anyone didn't get it.

I also found the coolest website: I was asked to speak in the Spanish Group in April. Many of you should know I don't speak Spanish. So I'm freaking out and looked all over for free spanish lessons. This website is so cool. I went to the Spanish ward today and heard some of the words I learned. I'm just going to write my talk. Chris will translate it and I will read it. There will be no elaboration. But I am still going to try to learn Spanish. What could it hurt right???

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Homemade Oreos

So the recipe of the week I got off of That is a very fun, very mormony website. It has ideas for Primary, YW, RS etc. They have recipes, FHE ideas, crafts to do. The home page shows the new things in the last 2 weeks then up at the top they are categorized. On valentine's day I made these and chocolate covered strawberries for Chris and the kids. They were so yummy we made them again. So as a request from Kat I put the recipe on. Enjoy gaining weight with these scrumptuous treats. :)

I just finished the second book I'm reading by Ally Carter. The third comes out in June. The first is I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you. The second is Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy. The third is Don't Judge a girl by her Cover. Good books if you ever want something to read.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Mini Van!!!!

We just got done buying a brand new mini van!!! We bought a 2008 Chevy Uplander for 13,000 with 13,000 miles!! Bronco Motors was awesome. Cris Dickerson was our salesman. We were in, test driving and out with a new van in 2 hours!! We are so excited. Now we can expand our family and not be worried where we are going to fit kids. No I'm not pregnant. It's white with pictures to come tomorrow in the light. We are so excited and can't wait to go to Washington in June in it!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

What have I done?

This is a list of things that you have done and things that you have not done. Change the colors to reflect your own answers.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (never in a million years!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (from my own fridge, left it in too long, was too lazy to cook something, went home from work sick, won't do that again)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill (once, I was so paranoid I'd get caught, I haven't done it since)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Ran a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (do you know how uncoordinated I am?)
32. Been on a cruise (too much water)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke (yes I suck)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
48. Gone deep sea fishing (don't like fish)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (again too much water)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class(karate in college, kinda fun)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (I saw one on a ferry in the puget sound)
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (too high)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (maybe twice)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (still have my bear my dad gave me when I was born)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial(bigger than I thought)
71. Eaten Caviar (very salty, not a fan)
72. Pieced a quilt (more like a small one, for my mom's last christmas)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle -dirt bike of my own doing, but in the country, no one around
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book ( not yet, but I will!)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car (I own one, but it was Chris' before we were married. He bought it brand new after his mission)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (a few times, choir, Miss Ephrata Pageant, school stuff)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House ( well maybe not, was just outside and took pics)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life- (my kids from choking many times?)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Harrison Ford's daughter, son and wife, when they were married)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (last summer, thought I was going to die, what a baby)
100. Been to the top of the Empire State Building

New pics

Here are the new pics from last week. M was a 100 year old lady on her 100th day of school. Z learned how to unzip her pj's. S and M got a hold of the camera. M made a lego man and put him in the crib so he was safe. Z loves the rocker and was reading. S got bored one day and decided to go sledding in our back yard in the trampoline box. I'm glad my kids still have imaginations.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Okay so I'm slacking a lot this week. I have gotten nothing done in my house. What's new. I'll have to download some pics tomorrow when I actually have time... or maybe Saturday. The recipe was up extra long this week. Z found the zipper to her pj's this week. It was fun trying to keep them on her. At least she didn't pull a M and strip for the whole night. M made a lego man and put him in Z crib so he didn't get ruined. S took the camera and took pics of his loving monkey. M had her 100th day of school today and dressed like an old lady. Chris found a few grey hairs this week. Last week when we actually had snow S used our trampoline box as a sled. It was very productive I guess as fun for the kids go.