Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So, who wants to join me for some inspirational girl time? What a unique opportunity to connect with women all over the world in a meaningful and purposeful way. Let me know if you want to come and I'll give you the info!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Here are little excerpts from the treasure talks given by the leaders...
"One treasure that we can take with us is, FAITH - "I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me and I will have FAITH in his eternal plan which centers in Jesus Christ, my Savior." A grain of mustard seed is the small token which will remind us to seek for the treasure of FAITH in Jesus Christ and in his eternal plan. "(Alma 32: 27-28).
A second treasure which will guide us in our lives is knowledge of our DIVINE NATURE"I have inherited divine qualities which I will strive to develop." The token to remind us of our divine nature is a piece of coal, a diamond in the rough, rich with possibility.
Check out this cake one of my counselors made!!!! Isn't it amazing?!!! If anyone wants to try to make this, you can find instructions here. She did such an awesome job! Way to go, Monica! I could not have put this night together without the help of my amazing counselors, secretary, advisors, and our personal progress leader. Each of them is just wonderful, and they really helped make the program a success.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The kids presented their Daddy (the birthday boy) with breakfast in bed, and with this enormous mug for his office supplies. The kids loved making their handprints, and it will be fun to remember how little their hands were someday when they're grown.
This time it was Charity who cracked us up, when we went around the table for the birthday tradition. I said, "So Charity, what do you love about Daddy?" She thought for a minute, and then replied, "I yuv Daddy's burfday cake." :)
The kids and I snuck into the church during basketball practice, and dropped these off for him and his basketball buddies. We had fun trying to keep quiet while we decorated so it would be a surprise! Happy Birthday Mr. Wonderful! You really are the man of my dreams, and my very best friend.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So last week I turned 28 on the 28th. Naturally, Mr. Wonderful had all sorts of special plans... he was going to secretly replace my turbo kick cd with a cd he made with him announcing to my students that it was my birthday, followed by the Beatle's b-day song, and then he was going to drop off flowers at the church so they would be waiting for me when I got to my Young Womens activity. But... we got 12 inches of snow overnight, so EVERYTHING was cancelled! (I told Mr. Wonderful he still earned brownie points for all his thoughtful plans.) But instead of the usual hectic craziness, we simply enjoyed a cozy day at home as a family... and then went sledding and made a snowman. And I'd have to say, it was the best birthday yet!
The snow wouldn't pack very well, so Mr. Wonderful got creative and stuffed the snow with shovels into different sized bins. It's a funky looking snowman, but it works!
Charity decided to share the coveted pacifier with the snowman.
I think the kids went down the hill on their sleds a total of 3 times... if that! It's so ridiculous! We spend over a half an hour to get them all bundled up for about 2 minutes of fun! Ha ha! Oh well...
German Chocolate Frosting:
1 cube butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned milk.
3 egg yolks
1 cup pecans
1 1/3 cup coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter or magarine in medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and canned milk. Then add egg yolks.
Cook, letting it boil on medium high stirring for several minutes. Add nuts and coconut. Then add vanilla and cool. Enjoy!!