Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I love Parenthood. I don't have television right now, but I watch Parenthood on the computer. I loved last season and don't want to miss one second of this season. Parenthood covers almost every obstacle that any family could have. Laughing, crying, and awkward moments fill this show and keep me coming back for more.

You should watch it. Tuesday nights at 9pm, right after Biggest Loser.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chariots of Fire

In the gospel of Jesus Christ you have help from both sides of the veil and you must never forget that. When disappointment and discouragement strike-and they will-you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there these armies of heaven, in defense of Abraham's seed.

(Jeffrey R. Holland, "For Times of Trouble," New Era, Oct. 1980, 15)


I forget this regularly. Maybe someday I will remember.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fabric Ball

I wanted to make a fabric ball to match the fabric block I made for my little Sweet Pea. So, I found some old clothes in colors that I liked and began cutting.
Then I sewed all the pieces together.

And then I stuffed the ball. I stuffed it with pieces of batting. (it took a while to cut it up) It's a little lumpier than I would have liked, but it's soft and she loves it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lusting. Not a Sin

I have found it. The last pieces to my soul. A wonderful piece of machinery I would LOVE to put in my Craft Room.

The Go! Fabric Cutter

Oh, the beauty. Slick and Easy fabric cutting. Dreaming. Maybe someday I'll wake up and there will be one here. A girl can always wish right?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oh The Sweetness!

Since my Sweet Pea wasn't sleeping very well last night and I ended up being awake at 5 am this morning, I made German Pancakes. I was a little nervous to do this because I've never used Soy Milk to cook with before and the Vegan Butter I've been using melts a little different than regular butter. So, I was just hoping and praying that my dish would turn out well enough to eat.


OH, for months I have longed for the buttery goodness to touch my lips. It was Heaven. Wonderous Bliss.

Thank you for making Soy Milk with the ability to be used in baking recipes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Climb Your Mountain

For every hill I’ve tried to climb,

For every stone that bruised my feet,

For all the blood and sweat and grime,

For blinding storms and burning heat,

My heart sings but a grateful song

These are the things that made me strong!

For all the heartache and the tears,

For all the anguish and the pain,

For gloomy days and fruitless years,

And for the hopes that lived in vain,

I do give thanks, for now I know

These were the things that helped me grow!

‘Tis not the softer things in life

Which stimulate man’s will to strive;

But bleak adversity and strife

Do most to keep man’s will alive.

O’er rose-strewn paths the weaklings creep,

But brave hearts dare to climb the steep.

-Unknown Author


I remember a psychological exercise that my roommates and I did in college and discarding everything and running into the storm was something I looked forward to. I'm not so sure how I feel now. Sometimes I wish for the days that I dared to take on anything.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Confessional

I do proudly confess:

  • I'm addicted to Food Network
  • I love it!
  • the Challenges especially

  • who knew you could make cakes that were over 4 feet tall?
  • I secretly pretend to be a master chef in my own kitchen
  • playing with this seasoning and that seasoning
  • it all tastes good in the end (most of the time)
  • what am I talking about?
  • I AM a Master Chef in my own kitchen
  • no pretending here
  • it's been a struggle to find my favorite recipes in dairy free
  • finding substitutes for all of the milk ingredients
  • really hard
  • I'm still looking for a bunch of them
  • if you know of any, could you help me out?
  • Thanks
Link up, it's fun

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Changing the Sleep Pattern

I will make a change! Sweet Pea WILL make the change as well.

There is much needed sleep at night and we are just not getting enough of it. Sweet Pea is awaking consistently between 12 &1 and then again between 3 & 5. This is no good when my Hubby has an hour commute to work and I have to take care of her throughout the day. I've been told there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully I'll find it by doing these things:

  • letting her cry for a minimum of 5 minutes before I go to her
  • not picking her up; just rubbing her back
  • moving her to the far side of the room (Yes, she is in our room still. This is because we are in what I call our Glorified Studio Apartment)
What kind of things did you do when your kids were 7 months and waking throughout the night?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lonely Vomit at Regional Conference

If there is a woman in the back of the gym (at the broadcast) for Regional Conference and she is feeding a baby and that baby vomits (MULTIPLE TIMES) all down the front of her dress and all over the floor, you:

A) rudely accept the assignment of having to get out of your chair (stop listening to Elder Holland) and have to go find her daughter (mother of the baby)

B) sit in your chair and pretend that you didn't see anything while the daughter gets down on all fours and wipes up the throw up

C) ask if you can help

D) just get up and help clean up while your spouse/child/or friend willingly goes to find the daughter



The Answer today was A and B!!

Ask me again why I HATE going to church in a predominantly Mormon community?


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Crafty

You know I have been feeling the crafty bug. Well that bug has really gotten to me. I started a whole handful of different projects this weekend. (we'll have to just see when I finish them right?)

Anyway, this one I did begin AND finish yesterday. I had so much fun doing it. It didn't take me very long either. It's part of an outfit for me to share later, but for now here is the skirt. I made the whole thing. I'm so proud.

The whole time I was trying to take pictures in my poorly lit basement apartment, Sweet Pea was chasing me around the room. She really wanted to play with the camera.

Already a climber.

Friday, September 3, 2010

102 . . . My Number of the Week

Monday started out well. We got up ate, went out for our walk. It was a beautiful day. A little crisp, but beautiful. While walking I just couldn't figure out why I was feeling sluggish. I mean, it IS Monday, but this was worse than normal. My whole body was lagging behind. So, I cut my walk short.

By the end of the day my head was heavy, my eye were heavy, I was tired, achy, sweating, and freezing.

So I went to bed early. After a night of tossing and turning and throwing up (which my Sweet Pea slept through), my body was shot. I couldn't even lift myself out of bed. Now my throat hurt and the chills were getting worse. We took my temperature and there it was 102 degrees. I don't remember the last time my temperature reached that high.

This is why I have been MIA. (there was actually no action, but you know) I'm still a little weak, but now heavily medicated and not contagious any more. Now I can finally take care of Sweet Pea again. My wonderful Hubby stayed home from work on Tuesday to take care of her and part of Wednesday. And them my Mom watched her the rest of the day. I was heartbreaking to have my Hubby walk in while holding Sweet Pea and have her start crying for me and I couldn't take her.

But I can play with her today. YES!! I hope I don't see that magical number again for a VERY long time.


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