Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Am Humbly Gutless

 I had an interesting experience the other day. I meet lots of interesting people at my job, and that morning am oddball woman whom I have met before came in needing some help. 

Well, I decided to help her.This led to me realizing 2 things:
  1. I do not have half the courage she did.
  2. Who am I to judge someone I barely know?
I was pretty humbled.  
Let me explain.
This woman is a talker. Even if you're not even vaguely listening, she will pour her conversation all over you until you start to drown in its waterfall. I have heard diatribes on just about everything from horses to how our government is stiffing us. 
This particular time she decided to talk to me about religion.
I didn't pay much attention at first, just nodding periodically and helping her with her copies. And then, it hit me. 
She was opening her mouth.
What does this mean, you ask? Thanks to my missionary brother, I've learned the acronym "OYM." It stands for open your mouth. Talk to people about the gospel. Its the first step.

And that's exactly what this woman was doing. She was telling me about her church, without any invitation from me, and she was completely unafraid of what I might say back.


One day I hope I am able to share the gospel so freely.

D&C 18:15-16

  And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!

And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

Monday, March 28, 2011


I make things.

These things.
Eventually this will hang somewhere on the wall.

I love these so much...I need more things to put them on.
I couldn't have made these skirts without the help of my wonderful mother-in-law!

Pencil skirt.
ADORABLE ruffle on the bottom!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am going to make these. I am I am I AM.

Not sure where I'll put it...but I still want one.

And I have the perfect dresser in mind for this....

Except my dresser is so old I'm pretty sure the handles are GLUED on...yikes....there must be a way around that...

My Life In-Between

I have a problem. 
I am a drain-circler.
(Drain-circler: One who gets caught up in the whirlwind of worrying)
                           Life is so haaaard.                Its all so useless...
    WHY ME? 
                       I can't do anything. 

You get the picture.  
Right now, it seems to be harder than ever. I've graduated, but I'm still in temporary limbo while Chris finishes school. So--

Where the HECK am I going?
Where am I going to find a job? 
Shouldn't I know what I want?
who am i?

I have spent 5 years in this city, and I still don't feel connected. I'm slowly moving away from my high school friends (I know, it took me a long time to let go) and yet I'm not sure I've made new ones. 
There's a line between a friendly acquantaince and a  real friend.
I'm not sure I know how to cross it.
(Sad face)

enough circling.
Today I am a real person with goals and stuff.

#1: I will use part of my empty afternoon to go picture-taking around the city rather than sitting at home boo-hooing.
 #2: I will make a list of things I am grateful for: 
  • CHRIS. Who snuggles me up at night and makes me hot chocolate. 
  • The semi-warm sun that is peeking out today. The birds I heard singing in the dark at 7am this morning. 
  • Taco-Tuesday! WOO cheap tacos. 
  • My pretty new skirts that I wish it was warm enough to wear! 
  • The chance to accompany some R.S. gals on the piano...I felt special to be asked! :)  
  •  The wonderfulness of prayer.    
#3: I will make a cute fabric rosette to clip onto my purse.
#4: I will make MORE fabric rosettes to put on a skirt I made. 
They are just so cute and easy its hard to resist. 
#5: I will not be a drain-circler today.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Grand Affair

First off.

Congratulations Corinne & Mike! 

  This last weekend we were able to attend their beautiful wedding. We got to eat some de-LI-cious steak at their luncheon and heard some funny stories about our friends!
Aren't we adorable?

Later there was cake...

 and dancing.


It was a beautiful wedding and we're so glad we got to go!

Au revoir!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Need Some Lovin'?

 Well these little chocolate-y balls of goodness are just *PACKED FULL* of *LOVE.*
They can solve:
1. Period Hormones.
2. Plain old woman hormones.
3. What to eat for breakfast.
4. What to eat for lunch.
4. Low self-esteem.
5. The unreasonable craving for something sweet at 10pm. 

Make sure you have lots of milk on hand or the richness might kill you.


Prep time : 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hr 30 minutes
Makes: 4 dozen or 48 servings, 1 truffle each

1 pkg. (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 4-1/4 cups) divided (can use food processor, or just use a meat tenderizer like I did. Great for anger issues.)
 2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted (you WILL have chocolate leftover...maybe a fondue party is in order?)
Make it:
MIX Cream Cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended. (Use your hands. Get dirty.)
SHAPE into 48 (1 inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate (I used chopsticks for this), place on waxed paper-covering baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Love yourself. Enjoy.

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