Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A tumble on one of the hayslides.
Picking one of the smallest pumpkins out of the entire pumpkin patch.
Going on a kindergarten field trip with my favorite 5 year old - priceless fun!
PS - The scones smelled SO good! I'm going to make some blueberry vegan scones today.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Have you ever had your heart drop in your stomach when you came to a realization?
That's what happened to me last night and I'm so depressed!
I was thinking how happy I am that we are finally getting a Trader Joe's in town. That's when it happened. My heart in stomach, so sad for me realization was that I can no longer eat my very favorite item they sell due to my newly developed allergic reaction.
And so sad that food puts me into a depression. It's okay to judge that, I know it's ridiculous.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I was afraid of dark water, so I became a certified scuba diver so I would know what was underneath me. I love scuba diving! I was afraid of heights, so I went skydiving - twice. I loved it! And, if it wasn't so expensive I'd love to be a certified skydiver.
You know me well if you know I'm scared of DOGS.
Last weekend my brother and sister-in-law had their dog with them. I was very proud of myself for how I was around her and I even pet her. My man clan fell head over heals in love with Mary Jane. She's all they talk about. Our oldest told us he'd rather have a dog than a car - that was a shock to hear!
So here's the dilemma:Meet 6 week old Lily. She meets every criteria on our list BUT:
1. We'd have to drive 13 hours to pick her up.
2. She would take every cent of my stash for home improvements.
3. She'd be here in 2 weeks.
I know my man clan would be ecstatic but I can't decide what to do. I can't decide if it's my fear talking to me or that my home improvement stash would be empty. I need to decide quickly because I have to put a deposit down so she's reserved for us.
What do you think?
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I found turkey bacon in the freezer that had expired in February, some dairy turned science experiment in the fridge and rice-a-roni boxes in the cupboard that expired 2 years ago!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I admire their strength during this very difficult time.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It is so good and was super easy to make vegan.
My man clan and their taste buds are so happy right now!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup chocolate chips
Cream the sugar and butter. Mix in the egg, vanilla and pumpkin. In another bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
To make the cookies vegan, I substituted butter, egg and chocolate for Earth Balance buttery sticks, Ener G egg substitute and Sunspire vegan chocolate chips.
We ate the cookies while watching The Little Vampire. I love October!
I think I need to have a Laura-Palooza now.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I might have cried. She might have cried. I'm so happy for her!!
Now, I look forward to watching it on television and to listen to the guidance it provides.
Stephanie and I received tickets (super duper close!) from Kacy to attend the Saturday morning session at the Conference Center.
I had never been to a live session before and it was amazing to be that close to the prophet and other men of God.
And to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir live - their music pierces your soul.
I always hear one or two talks that I feel are spoken just to me.
One of my favorite talks from the Saturday morning session was this one.
Before I left for the airport on Monday, Stephanie and I had lunch with Kacy and toured a few places on Temple Square. We had a wonderful weekend where we were fed physically and spiritually. I can't think of a better way to have a bon voyage weekend than all the things we did!