Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
We went to Primary Children's Medical Center on Monday. They were great! They unwrapped his hand and were shocked by how swollen his hand was and that he was not in more pain. The other ER had wrapped his hand flat with his fingers exposed. They wrapped it completely different and advised that he elevate his hand above his heart always. Thus the sling. The first sling was hideous. He hated how it looked and felt. What do you do when your boy is gonna miss out on all the cool snow that is dropping? You make him a new sling of course! He has requested a couple more as well. LSU, a dress one for church, and a crazy one for fun. The best part is that he is almost pain free. He says that his hand feels so much better now. Hopefully the swelling will go down and they can cast it, that is after determining if he needs surgery. We wouldn't mind some prayers in that area if you are willing!
Friday, December 19, 2008
You can see the three middle fingers are cracked. The x-ray tech was kind enough to let both my son and me see the x-rays before the Dr. did. She thought that it was pretty clear he had a break. From what I could gather the proper name for this kind of break is a spiral fracture. That sort makes sense when you look at these x-rays. She even told him he could have copies for souvenirs. We have to go to Primary Children's Hospital Monday. Because of the wide "crack" they will need surgery to bring them back in alignment. By the way this was a sledding accident! Yikes!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My entry table. A little Christmas village, the green tree my daughter made in Kindergarten.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Every year we go visit Santa at Charlie's mom's office. She is a real estate broker and puts on a fun Christmas party! Well the last couple years Chad has been griping about sitting on Santa's lap. This year he put his foot down...no more pictures with Santa! So we explained how there was just no way Santa could bring him any presents without a visit and a picture. Well Santa made things easy by suggesting a "gangsta Santa" would be acceptable. Chad jumped right on that train!! Morgan on the other hand was all over it...she loves the whole magical experience. She also gets nervous....so nervous that she hoped on his lap and promptly told him what she would like for Christmas. The only problem is that she got all panicked and just asked for the first thing that popped into her head; something that I had never heard her ask for before. Something that was not on the way from Santa!!! YIKES...so I asked her if she had changed her mind, she giggled and said that she just was nervous and that she forgot what she wanted. So we are go for "Julie" the American girl doll! WHEW!!! Also, the nose on Morgan? She had danced at Festival of Trees that night. Her dance company was super cute. Unfortunately my camera has a super slow shutter speed and the only pictures I have are with her back turned. She is still cute as a bug!! Or reindeer as it may be!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
4. all my family
5. the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on earth today
7. a home
8. my husbands job
11. a car
12. books to read
13. eyes that work (remember the whole in my retina?)
14. a down comforter
15. my children laughs
16. new buds on the trees in the spring
17. the color of fall leaves
18. my scriptures that are all worn and well loved
20. my cookbooks
21. toothpaste and mouthwash
22. mints on fast Sunday (they should give them out at the door!)
23. my kids teachers
25. fresh tomatoes
26. fresh salsa
28. contact lens
30. friends that make my blog cute
31. my nephew who lives with us and visits often
32. my niece who lives close by and makes me laugh
33. washing machines
35. dish washer
37. Paces Popsicles
38. medical insurance
39. a good doctor
40. medicine that is readily available
41. comfy pillows
43. my neighbors huge tree that shades our house in the summer
44. happy hollow
45. all my nieces and nephews!
46. flushable wipes
47. cleaning wipes
48. the pond
49. the pool
50. the beach
51. even though we don't live near it but a sea breeze!
54. good jokes
55. clinique lotion
56. carmex lip gloss
57. warm water every day
59. bubble bath
62. bike rides
63. rocket (the dog)
65. cell phone
66. freshly made bread
68. hot chocolate
69. fresh snow (when I can stay home)
70. sense of humor
71. frozen grapes
72. newly blossomed spring garden
73. vacation at my sister Tara's house!!!!
75. peace I feel when I pray
76. a living prophet
77. my testimony
78. my calling
79. fresh sheets!
82. the D.I.
83. garage sale finds
84. my journal
85. eyebrow waxing
86. Christmas morning
89. the color red
90. Chad's jokes
91. the ability to laugh instead of cry
92. a father who taught me to laugh instead of cry
93. a mother who taught me to be craft, caring, and always smile!
94. a free country
95. leaders who pray
96. a God who loves me
97. knowing my God loves me
98. the Holy Ghost that testifies of all things good and true
99. an eternal marriage
100. my Savior Jesus Christ
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
3 T. olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-4oz can mild green chilies, chopped
2 t. ground cumin
1 1/2 dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
3 -16oz can white beans, ( I use great northern)
5 c. chicken broth
3 c. shredded monterey jack cheese
garnish with sour cream, more cheese, and tortilla chips.
Place chicken in pot and cover with water, boil until cooked, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Heat oil in same pot over medium high heat. Add onions, garlic, chilies, and spices. Cook on low until onions are clear. Add bean, undrained, broth and shredded chicken. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Add cheese 1 cup at a time. Stir to combine.
This Chile is great, people love it. Sometimes I will add cooked rice to my bowl then add the chili, that is yummy too. Also if you substitute low-fat cheese it is a great Weight Watchers dinner!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Pork Roast ( I get mine from Costco, it costs about $10 and comes 3 in a pack, I use all three at once)
2 liter bottle of Coke (not diet)
Place the pork in crock pot, cover with coke.
Cook on high for about 8 hours. Drain off coke. Place pork back in
crock pot and shred, still set on high.
Add to that 1 large can green enchilada sauce and 2 Cups of dark brown sugar.
I also add 1/2 Cup molasses. Cover and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Stir and shred a little more.
1 package of tostada shells
romaine lettuce, washed and shredded
monterey jack cheese, shredded
rice and beans of your choice, heated
salsa and sour cream
I like to make a salad from the pork. I place the lettuce on the bottom
then add rice and beans, pork and some crumbled tostada shell.
Top with salsa, cheese and sour cream.
I don't like to use dressing. But if you really like the Cafe Rio salad dressing...
rumor has it you can google the recipe and come up with
something pretty close.
I hope you like this as much as me!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
2- Living in Huntington Beach.
3- Riding my bike every day with Chad in the Burley.
4- Falling in love with my scriptures for the first time in my life.
5- Earning extra money by gardening/weeding yards.
Five things on my to-do list today:1- Make cookie of the week.
2- Put the winter sheets on all the beds.
3- Make bread for our dinner.
4- Go on Morgans class field trip.
5- Help Chad finish his "Reflections" project. WOW! (that's the theme)
Five snacks that I enjoy:
4- Fresh bread
Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1- Pay tithing (same as Emily)
2- Pay off the house and all other debt (same as Emily)
3- Buy a new family van or SUV (same as Emily)
4- Take a trip to Hawaii
5- Buy a swap cooler, dish washer, and re-carpet the house!
Five places I have lived:
3- Huntington Beach, CA
4- Corona, CA
5- Farmington, UT
Five Jobs I have had:
1- Newspaper reporter ( same as Emily, I swear it is true, junior in high school, Orange County Register)
2- Snack Bar at roller skating rink ( I can make a mean cotton candy!)
3- Gap girl (this too, same as Emily and I was a sophomore in high school)
5-Stay at home Mom
Now it’s your turn. I tag the following five people:
3/4 C shortening
1 C sugar
1/4 C molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t ground ginger
1 t ground cloves
1 t cinnamon
2 C flour
sugar to roll dough in
Blend together shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg, beat well.
Add spices, soda, and salt mix. Add flour.
Form teaspoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on
cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Notice the "coach" in the background. He is laughing, laughing, at my boy! Can you see why? Chad is trying with all his might, everything he has to pin his friend. In the end he could not hold him for the required time.
As a mother I must say....I hate this sport!! It is so personal. You find yourself yelling things that a person should never say to their child. FLIP HIM! HOLD HIM! CHAD YOU CAN DO IT, PIN HIM! PULL HIS ARM BACK, GRAB HIS LEG, NOW HOLD HIM DOWN! PUSH HIS FACE IN THE MAT! OK that one was from Charlie!! But still you get the idea. What I hated most was that there had to be a loser. Man of man, this poor kid was abused, or so it seemed to me. I hated seeing it. It seems so wrong. In the end I told Chad, I hate this sport. His response? Guess what mom? So do I! I will never complain that football is too violent again!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and flour. Roll a ball of dough around a rolo. Roll ball in the bowl of sugar to coat. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until the tops crack.
This recipe was given to me by a friend, Allie from Bakersfield. It is super easy and so yummy! The rolos melt so it is really like a caramel filled chocolate cookie. They are way better warm out of the oven then the next day. Although they are not bad then either! Enjoy them Cameron!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember
that ye are free to act for yourselves-to choose the
way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.
Wherefore, my beloved brethern reconcile
yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will
of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after
ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and
through the grace of God that ye are saved.