Friday, March 28, 2008

Round Two...SPROUTS

I love sprouts. I think they are SO yummy! I was thrilled when we did an enrichment all about sprouts. Did you know you could sprout and eat any type seed? (There is only one kind that is poisonous, I can't remember the name because I'd never heard of it before.) I found the whole thing fantastic and decided I'd go home and try sprouting. Brad is my guinea pig and has gotten to try a few different kinds. He really likes the peas. I'm a fan of anything that tastes good on a sandwich! Here is the process:

Step one: Get some organic seeds. I like the alfalfa and radish. Although I'm trying broccoli for the first time.

Step two: Soak the seeds for about 8 hours then drain.

Step three: Rinse seeds 2 to 3 times a day for 3-5 days.

Step four: EAT

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sticks and Stones may break my bones....

It's amazing what a little competiton can do to people. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, we were at my parents house playing a friendly game of dominos when my mother, yes my mother, called me a name I'd never heard before. "YOU ROTTEN, TROTTEN, DISCONNECTED SEWER PIPE!" When asked were she learned such language she replied, "School." I won't do the math for you but it's been many years since this eighteen time grandma attended elementry school. Being an educator, I guess it's nice to see that some of our early education always stays with us. For all you that are wondering, she ended up winning the game.

Moral of the story, name calling has nothing to do with the outcome of a competition. Or does it?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Come out come out wherever you are...

I think Millie didn't want to do her chores so she thought she could "hide".

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My favorite things, round one...

Inspired by Julie Andrews and her singing of "My Favorite Things" in one of the best musicals ever, Sound of Music, I decided it would be fun to periodically post some of my favorite things. That way if your having one of those days where the dog bites or the bee stings then you can read my post and not feel soooooo bad...

This is the view from my front window. I love watching the herd of cows that lives across the street. I couldn't ask for better neighbors. It's quite enjoyable to watch them throughout the day. They are like my pets. You might be thinking..."How can cows be your pets?" Well, the same way that fish are pets. Fish are watched from behind glass, I watch the cows from my front window. Fish live in their own filth, cows do likewise. However, there is an advantage to the cows. I don't have to feed them or clean their "tank", and if I feel so inclined, it's okay to pet them. Fish, on the other hand, don't do well when they are petted. (Yes, experience can be a valuable teacher.) These cows have turned out to be the perfect pets in an otherwise petless house. I get a simple pleasure from "my" cows and am sad when they take their summer vacation up to the range land.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Cuddle Bugs

There are some things that just make my heart melt. When I saw this picture of my nieces, Abigail and Saylor, I just went "Awwww"! It's such a sweet shot. There's nothing like napping with someone you love.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Past, Present, and Future

20 years ago - 1988
-I was in second grade. Mrs. Hillar's class.
-My brother Gregory was born on the first day of school. I remember I wore my gray corduroy skirt and a white shirt with snaps. I thought it was SO cute.
-I did a lot with my brother, Marshall.
-I loved watching Reading Rainbow.

10 years ago -1998
- Moved into my Grandfather's house with my family.
- Started my senior year in high school.
- Started working at Western Wats.
- Hung out with "the girls" every chance I got.
-Found fun ways to stay entertained: sleepovers, rope-pulls across the road, bridge jumping, etc.
-Was sick of high school boys so I started dating college "men".

5 years ago-2003
-Celebrated my 1st anniversary.
-Went to Hawaii with Brad.
-Starting working as Assistant Manager at Main Street while still working as Assistant Manager at Western Wats.
-Working towards my Bachelor degree in Education.

3 years ago -2005
-Fell in love with teaching.
-Graduated from BYU-I with a BS in Social Studies Education.
- When to Europe with Brad.
-Got a job at Rigby Junior High.
-Move in with my in-laws while we were building our home.

1 year ago- 2007
- Celebrated my 5th anniversary.
-Started going to a book club.
-When to Alaska with Brad.
- Had a beautiful baby girl.
-Got a treadmill.
-Put in as 2nd Counselor in the Primary.

So far this year - 2008
- Enjoying being home.
-Learned how to sprout.
-Started going to Lunch bunch.

Yesterday -
-I spent some time with my Mom.
-Helped out at Cub Scouts.

Today -
-I'm trying a new recipe.
-Undertaking a new craft project for Millie.
-Starting a new Journal.
-Feel totally blessed in my life!

The Rest of 2008-
-Going to Nauvoo.
- We're going to get a lawn started.

Beyond 2008 -
-Continue to travel -(we need to go to all 50 states and 7 continents).
-Wishing to start a Master's program.
-Will go on a cruise.
-Continue adding to our family.
-Build another home.