Saturday, January 26, 2008


I have in previous years been a pretty good cook but lately, not so much. I am the bread maker for our families at the holidays or family gatherings. Unfortunately, the last several times I have made bread, it has turned out mealy. The rolls won't rise enough and the bread is very crumbly. I have made bread for years and have always had amazing results. I am usually the queen of dinner rolls. I think that my chemistry is changing and affecting the bread. When my mom-in-law touches bread dough it kills the yeast. She has something in her chemistry that kills the yeast. I hope that is not my problem. I love baking and hope my gift will be rekindled. I made chili for our wards Chili Cook Off. My chili looked great at home but by the time we made it to church, yuck. I think years of cooking skills have been lost in just a few months.

Lately, we have endured the same dismal menu week after week. I find myself making the same old faithfuls. I can say that my family is quite tired of the old faithfuls. My lovely children are a mix of "won't eat anything that looks different" to "I eat everything." So trying a new recipe leaves some of my little ones hungry. If you have any ideas on how to introduce new foods without leaving the little ones starved, please, share.

Monday, January 21, 2008

How's it going?

Well, I have started classes again. This time I am taking Organic Chemistry and Humanities. I have been pairing difficult classes with easy classes. It helps me keep my grades up and I get all the hours I need. I also did some calculations and I can apply to graduate school next year! Yeah!!!

I quit my temporary job the week before school started. I enjoyed my time there but I am grateful for the time off. I have started the Lia Sophia Shows which are tons of fun. I am so hopeful for this to be positive business for our family. I had my starter show last Friday. I wish you all could have been there. We played games and tried on jewelry. It is a very girly to try on jewelry and giggle about cute you look.

I was trying to remember the last time I had a girls night out and I could not think of one. Sad, huh. I am busy but so are most of my friends. But just being with other gals, chatting and laughing, I miss it. I remember reading how much we, as women, need friendships. It is like therapy for us. I guess blogging is therapy, too. You are all my friends and I really enjoy sharing and laughing with you all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bloggie Award!

Holly at 2kidsandtired has given me this award. I can't believe that she thought of me. I have been a terrible blogger lately. I have been so busy with "life" that my computer time has been cut down to almost none. If I get a minute I usually search through my friends on the side bar. I love blogging and the women I meet here are AMAZING. I hope that some day I might meet all of them. It seems odd to receive an award for inspiring someone because your blogs inspire me so much.

Now I pass on my award to some inspiring bloggie friends. This is really a hard one to do because you all give me so much. But I have to pick Wild Murdocks because she always has the best family pictures. She inspires me to catch a few more shots of my own little ones. I would also like to pass it to Thorny Tree Lady and Chocolate both of these ladies go above and beyond the call of duty in raising their families. I am always inspired to do better as a mother and a wife. If it was allowed I would award everyone on my side bar for inspiring me with their Ordinary Miracles.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The New Year

A couple of resolutions or goals for the new year:

1. Do better in my studies (school and scripture)

2. Do more service. I try to help out when I can but I am sure I can do more.

3. Be a better friend. I have a couple of great friends but this last year notice that I had not kept in touch as good as I should have.

4. I want to say exercise but I don't think it is going to happen.

5. I am starting a new business selling Lia Sophia. I want to have party a week.

I guess that is about it. I know it is not very impressive. I hope that these are attainable and leads me to personal growth.