Thursday, November 27, 2008
Reynolds Turkey Bags
Plenty to eat
A warm, soft bed
Family all over the world (I'm not thankful that they are spread all over - they just happen to be:)
Friends that don't just leave a mark, but continually shape me for the better
Christmas trips made possible by generous parents
That I can actually see the light at the end of my schooling tunnel (June 2010, baby!)
Really, I could go on forever, but I have kiddos being rowdy when they are supposed to be "trying" to sleep. Needless to say, I'm very grateful for the many blessings that I have in my life. And I'm sure there are things that I am blessed with that I'm not even aware of. I hope that you, too, are feeling grateful for the many good things in your life, whatever they may be.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
That's what has happened tonight. And frankly, I don't care to write it all again at the moment. I'm tired. I want to do a crossword, have some cocoa, and go to bed. So for now you'll all just have to wonder what I wrote about. Hope I don't keep any of you up with all that wondering. Maybe I'll tell you tomorrow.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
First up on the list, there's a craft fair at the elementary school on Nov 29th that I decided to sign up for - hoping to drum up some scrapbooking business, I would REALLY like to get back into the CTMH groove. So I've been working on a few things for that, mostly gift card cards (they hold the gift card inside them) and scrapbook page kits. Plus I cleaned out and organized all my old displays and will be selling those items that I won't be using again because either the stamp set or the paper has been retired. It's a pretty good assortment of stuff. And the table was only $25, so I figure I can't lose out. So if you're in Laie on the 29th, come check it out. It's in the elementary cafe from 9am-2pm.
**Edit: I received a call this afternoon (11/24) that the craft fair was cancelled due to lack of interest. However in talking to my friend Ashley I found out that there is another crafty-type dealy in Kahuku, that I'm now delighted I can attend (it sounded cooler anyway). So that's a few things I can cross off my list for now!**
On top of that little project, this year I decided that I would try to make our Christmas gifts. Not to save money (as one my think, because really, I think it will be a wash) but mostly as a good excuse to make stuff. And it's working. I have figured out gifts for all but 2 people on my list (ahem, Mike and Eric), but I'm working on ideas for them - guys are a little harder, the gals were all super easy. And while I don't want to give away too much I did take a few sneak peek photos to share what I've been up to the last couple of weeks whenever I have a few minutes to spare.
You'll just have to guess which things are for which person and what they may end up being.....
I know you're all looking forward to lentils in your stockings:)
Now I'm off to prowl the web for some cute Christmas flannel for PJs....
Friday, November 21, 2008
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. http://www.flickr.com/search/
2. Using only the first page, pick an image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker. http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php (choose four columns and three rows, also choose individual URL's)
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your nickname.
So, I'm tagging Elise, Tonia, Ami, Kerry, Aunt Lynn, and Larisa (who doesn't post often enough, so I'm giving you a reason to).
1. Lisa Original, 2. I love cherrios....., 3. 39 more days, 4. Green velvet, 5. Orlando Bloom, 6. Sweet as cinnamon, 7. Designed by shadow, 8. cheesecake for Lianna!, 9. ..Precious Things.., 10. 2 months + 26 days, 11. 54/365 - Pick Your Battles, 12. Babe
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In an effort to get his 13-14 yr. old Sunday School students more involved in reading their Book of Mormon he made a promise to them, that he may not be able to keep. For this reason, he is asking for help. You see, at the time of said promise the final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series has just come out. I'm sure you've heard of it, a little book called, Breaking Dawn. Cameron was very frustrated by the fact that most of these teenagers could manage to read the 750 pages of Breaking Dawn in about 4 days, but they couldn't manage to read the few pages of chapters in the Book of Mormon that were assigned for the week. In an instant he had an epiphany and told his class that if they would read the Book of Mormon, in its entirety before Christmas, he would give them a copy of Breaking Dawn. Not just any copy, but a signed copy. And not just any signature, Stephenie Meyer's. Now this is a great thought and has been an excellent motivator for at least one student, but unfortunately Cameron didn't do any research before this moment of "inspiration" and it turns out there were very few book signings for this book. So a signed copy of Breaking Dawn is VERY hard to come by. In fact they are going for about $200 on Ebay. So this is where the plea for help comes in - if anyone knows Stephenie (or anyone close to her) and could somehow help us get into contact with her, that would be fabulous. We're willing to do whatever it takes (even if we do end up buying one online) to fulfill his promise, but we're really hoping that we can plead our case and Stephenie will take mercy on us.
So, long story short:
Know a vampire author? Save us a buck!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Isaac: Yeah, so are you mom.
Mommy (ignoring the implications of the previous statement): Mommies don't grow bigger, they just get more gray hairs.
Isaac: You don't have that many gray hairs.
Mommy: The correct reply to that was 'Mommy, you don't have any gray hairs'.
Abby: Well, your hair is mostly brown.
Mommy: Again, the correct reply was 'Mommy, you don't have any gray hairs'.
Abby and Isaac just look away and go back to eating their breakfast.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Kind of seems like an unusual place for her 3rd and 4th teeth to appear.... And as far as I know both Cameron and I are human. But for some reason this is how I totally picture poor Juliana when those teeth are showing:
Cameron's thinking about calling her Renesme now..... I'm thinking that's a little much, but at least she has the looks to pull it off. (If only she could grow some copper ringlets now.....)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
OK, time to veg. 'Night.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c apple sauce (or oil)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c grated apple
1 (large) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c dried cranberries
and then whatever else you want to add
Mix that all together and then add:
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
put in the muffin tins - I use cupcake wrappers so I don't really have to wash the pans (lol) and bake at 350 for 10-20 min. Really, I don't know how long it would take in anyone else's oven, but I think I finally got my figured out this time and it took about 15 min. For me the recipe yeilded 29 muffins, filling the cups almost to the top. I know, wierd number.
Oh, and I threw in about 3/4 c of quick oats this time - I think that made them better, so I can't forget to tell you that part!
OK, I'm going to go now. I have to get kiddos in bed and all sort of other stuff, like wash dishes (yah - can you tell I'm excited?) and whatever else I find along the way to bed.
Hope you all have a happy Monday and a great week!