Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"So What Did You Do Today?"

This is what Rick will ask me when he calls home or walks in the door around 4:30 today, and he'll look around and think that the answer is nothing.  Then I'll give him a mug filled with homemade hot chocolate and he won't care that he has to wear dirty socks tomorrow because this stuff is pretty yummy...and way too easy!

2 c. nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. Hershey's cocoa
1/2 c. powdered non-dairy creamer

Add 1/4 cup of mix to 3/4 cup of hot water and drink it up!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Done and DONE!

So, remember how two months ago I said I was going to run a 5k?  You don't?  Well, check it out HERE.  Well guess, what...I did it!  I convinced another sister and a sister-in-law to do it with me and along with my original crazy sister who had the idea, the four of us ran on Thanksgiving morning.  What was supposed to be only 3.1 miles was actually 3.5 and we kicked it.  I am actually loving it and have plans to run another 5k in about three weeks and then I start training for a 10k.  Woohoo!!

Me, Emma, and Brieann
Emma, Kath (the instigator), and myself
Crossing the finish line
Tatiana waiting for us to finish and having her own little race

Friday, November 19, 2010

I Swear I'm Done

 I promise, this is the last creative thing I'll do for a while.  Isn't this totally cute?  I found the idea in the November 2010 Disney Family Fun Magazine and thought it would be a great idea for a Family Home Evening Lesson on giving thanks.  I plan on either having the kids pick a fruit/vegetable and either tell something they're thankful for or have a scripture about gratitude to read.  I'm pretty excited!  Anyways, if you're looking for a fun activity, you can find the template HERE.  And if you live in Sierra Vista and can't find the felt, get a good contact like my sister, EMMA to send you some of her leftovers from her project!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Color Me Creative!

I don't know what's gotten into me lately, but I just have this overwhelming desire to create and change things.  Not quite sure where it's all coming from, but I'm gonna ride this wave until it drops me off at the shore of all things lazy.  Today's creation?  A dress for Tatiana!

I'm not the best at sewing which is why I make friends with people who are.
Martha is so patient and she's got some mad sewing skillz, 
so by combining her with me,
we were able to come up with this little diddy...
Not too shabby for my first try with someone watching me and reminding me not to sew the head hole closed!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Oh. My. Stars. I woke up this morning to find this amazing picture in my inbox sent from my number one trainer as a missionary. Jenson and I had a blast together. We were companions for five months and went through the toughest and best times together. And the best was this baptism of Lily and Aren, I sure did name my kids after them! From right to left - Mane (pronounced Ma-nay), who introduced them to the gospel, precious Lily, Jenson, baby me, and my dear Aren.  

I remember everything about this day...picking up Lily and Aren to take them to the swimming pool for the baptism and bringing them flowers, Aren walking out of his tiny one bedroom apartment with flowers for us because he was so excited to be baptized, the bus ride, the baptism and confirmation, walking home and listening to these sweet friends sing "God Be With You Til We Meet Again".  I remember taking Lily to work afterwords and she brought chocolates to give to everyone so they could celebrate this day with her.  Love!

Fourteen years ago seems like yesterday. What I wouldn't do to go back there.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kitchen - Phase 1

So,we moved into this house about 18 months ago.  We bought this house because there really wasn't alot that HAD to be done, just some things we wanted done and slowly but surely things are happening.  This weekend Rick and I decided that kitchen cabinets over the sink must go.  It blocked the view into the dining room, which we hated, but we weren't quite sure what to do about the missing cupboard space.  I think we came up with a good idea so, without further ado, here's our kitchen remodel - phase 1...

Here's the before

And the after...

We're still not quite done.  We need to repaint the walls, paint the shelves and phases 2-? includes plans for granite tile counter tops, new lighting, new appliances, and finally cupboard painting, but for right now, I'm pretty happy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


My friend Sharilyn renamed me "MollyBeth" the other day after she found out I was thinking of doing a really cute craft for Thanksgiving along with canning my own apple pie filling.  I wonder what she'll call me after she sees these cute little hair things I made all by myself...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We Weren't Last!!

Today I ran my first 5K...I use the term "ran" loosely.  But whatever.  I did it and even though I don't have an official time, I know it was around forty minutes.  Thanks to Sunny who ran it with me and told me how cool I was the whole time.  And a special thanks to the eighty year old woman who got rocks in her shoes and had to stop so I didn't have to come in last place.