Saturday, February 28, 2009

As promised....

Here is another reminder to start reading 17 pages in the Book of Mormon tomorrow.

And here is the schedule....
day 1 page 17
2 34
3 51
4 68
5 85
6 102
7 119
8 136
9 153
10 170
11 187
12 204
13 221
14 238
15 255
16 272
17 289
18 306
19 323
20 340
21 357
22 374
23 391
24 408
25 425
26 442
27 459
28 476
29 493
30 510
31 527 + a couple extra :)

Okay, so I didn't make the prettiest schedule you'll ever see....but read anyway!!

You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If anyone is going to Costco, or Sam's or Wally's or anything of the sort and would love to pick up a few things for us, or let us tag along....that'd be peachy.

Let me know.


My brother Brett is off being a missionary in Japan. He read the following on a packet of sugar....

Sweet and delicious sugar live a life rich.
What tea, coffee, etc. "are drunk for as it is" tends to be considered to be stylish. However, the drink in which sugar are not contained is not a thing which the taste and a scent assert too much and everybody can not necessarily drink deliciously. Then, flavors are increase and the thing which becomes much more delicious in putting in the sugar of one cup of spoon. Furthermore, sugar relieve tiredness and give energy. Delicious sugar are your allies, when it is tired with work, or when energy does not come out.
Don't you read so far and doesn't a slightly sweet thing become wanting?

I want to visit Japan.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Counting Hams

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of counting and you don't remember starting? I was somewhere around 19 or 20 when I realized that I was counting every slice of ham I put on my pizza. With pizza this could be explained by my days as a Papa Murphy's girl, when we had to count, measure or weigh everything we put on a pizza. But with things besides pizza....I just think it is weird.

In case you are wondering there were 70 slices of ham on this pizza, and it was yummy.

Also, in case you wondered, this pizza was really easy to make. It's the easiest recipe for pizza crust I've ever seen, it doesn't even have to rise.

It is as follows:
1 T yeast
1 T sugar
1 C warm water
-----proof yeast
1 t salt
2 1/2 C flour
-----press into a pan
-----cover with sauce and toppings
-----bake @ 375 for 12-20 minutes

The first time I made this Li was asleep. When he woke up he thought I was a miracle worker.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

March is coming

It's almost March again and that means it is time for... March Madness-Book of Mormon style. Okay, so I've yet to come up with a good name for this event/activity, but it is pretty simple. Starting March 1st everyone is invited to read 17 pages in the Book of Mormon. On March 2nd you do the same thing. You keep doing this until March is over and you will have read the whole book in one month! Not only that, but you will be happier, your testimony and faith will be stronger and you will feel pretty good about yourself.

Don't worry, I'll post more info. later, including a schedule in case you get behind (I usually do). I'm posting this today so that you have a little while to toss the idea around in your brain and let it sink in until you realize that you really CAN do this and you WANT to give it a shot.

The Book of Mormon will change your life.

Leave a comment if you're in.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

One o'clock and all's well

It is nearly one in the afternoon, we ate a yummy breakfast and went back to bed. Li is snoring beside me, and the occasional kick to my bladder from inside my belly reminds me that these days won't last forever!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Hearts Day.

My cousin's wife Becca (what does that make her to me...besides cool?) has a website called Store & Style. It has great ideas on how to get organized, cool craft ideas, yummy sounding recipes, (I don't know, I've never gotten brave enough to try one, but if someone makes the pumpkin cookies I'd love a taste!) fun giveaways and other neat stuff like that.

For Thanksgiving Li and I made the Thanksgiving Tree that is pictured above. I liked it so much that for FHE last week we turned it into a Valentine's Day tree.

St. Paddy's Day is coming up...maybe you could try a green one. But I'm not too sure what you'd write on your 4 leaf clovers or pots of gold. Any ideas?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Family Update

Here is a belly shot from 22 weeks. For those of you who have wondered why my rear-end is getting so big...I'm pretty sure that is where the kid is hanging out.

And this is our most recent picture of the kid. He's cute, don't you think?

And finally, here is Li showing off his first broken bone.

This is the lovely boot that he gets to wear for the next few weeks.
He likes to come home and take it off and then tell me that he can't move because he'll hurt his foot. He even got the x-ray guy to advise that he not do any housework for the next 6 weeks. Ha.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Spy...

Can you spot the love note I found on my refrigerator?

(Yes Melis, I still have the word magnets you gave me like 14 Christmases ago.)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A few reasons to smile...

A sweet husband who will sleep on the couch so I can get a good night's sleep in our itty bitty bed.

My new silly, fluffy, purple skirt courtesy of the freebie bin.
If this used to be yours--thanks!

A shower that spits out hot water. You don't realize what a joy it is to take a warm shower from the comfort of your own house...until you are denied that blessing for a whole entire month!

Jasmine rice--you can't ruin this stuff if you try. Believe me, I've tried. It doesn't matter how much water you put in, or how long you forget about it and leave it boiling, it is always yummy.

And guess who is coming to Hawaii in March. I think they are more excited about it than this picture would suggest.

Monday, February 2, 2009

No such luck

Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Hear Ye Hear Ye

On Gobbler's Knob this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2009

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators

Awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper

And greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths

After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers,

Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were World Champions one more time

And a bright sky above me

Showed my shadow beside me.

So 6 more weeks of winter it will be.

Check out for more information.

Apparently some Phil wannabe called Staten Island Chuck in NYC didn't see his shadow, and.....he bit the mayor. So we obviously cannot trust the little rat.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Will Phil Feel Lucky?

I wanted to have a major Groundhog Day festival. But Heroes comes back on tomorrow, so I don't even think I could get my husband to come. Oh well, maybe next year.

I guess 6 more weeks of winter shouldn't make too much of a difference out here, but it has actually been quite cold and our water heater is broken so here's hoping that Phil doesn't see his shadow.

One of these days I WILL be in Punxsutawney to see for myself.