Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ethan's Prayers

A little while ago, Ethan used to say in his prayers, "And please bless us that we'll have fun with friends over."

I would correct him and say that maybe you should think about what you're saying because not every day are you going to play with friends.

He just said, "Noo...listen...you guys are my friends."

Now, in his prayers he still does say the same thing but I don't correct him since I feel pretty special knowing that he thinks that his family are his friends.

Spa Night

I just got back from our Ward's Relief Society Meeting Spa Night. I thought it was a HUGE success!!!

About 3 weeks ago, we had a planning meeting and came up with the spa night stations. We had it at a person's house so we could have candle light. Her house was SOOOO beautiful and perfect! We had 3 stations. We had a nail painting station, a hand scrub station and a foot soak (which we actually soaked our feet in her hot tub) I realize I could have done the foot soak all night!

We introduced all the stations and let everyone go where they wanted to go. The night was just perfect. The friendships that people had with each other were strengthened....and even new friendships were formed. It was VERY relaxing....even for the people planning it.

My prayers were answered and I am so grateful for this wonderful blessing! I am so grateful for the committee members who helped me put this together. Thank you!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Today, I found out that Preston is known in Nursery as being the kid who is quiet and doesn't like anybody.

I just have to laugh! He brings me so much joy and happiness it is funny to hear what he is like when I am not there. Love you Presters!

Vermont Maple Blueberry Salad

Today, we were invited to a BBQ for my friend's b-day. People who were invited were asked to bring a side dish....so of course, I thought of Zupa's salads. Mmmm....after I thought about how good their salads were....I decided to search around and try and "recreate" Zupa's Vermont Maple Blueberry Salad.

I miss Zupa's! I've been thinking about how good everything is...and just want one in Colorado! Sorry about my tangent...so, I found a recipe and tried it. I LOVE IT!!

I just want to say thank-you to the woman who's blog I found....you made all my Zupa's dream come true. Oh, and the Vermont Maple Blueberry Salad was a hit at the BBQ.

Here it is:

2 granny smith apples, diced
Romaine lettuce
1/2 C. blueberries
1/2 C. crumbled bleu cheese
1/4 C. cinnamon almonds
A handful of chopped onion
2 T. apple cider vinegar
3 T. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/3 C. extra virgin olive oil
Mix Onion, Vinegar, Maple Syrup, Salt and Black pepper together in my Blendtec. Add Olive oil and mix.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Emery's Poem

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Here is the poem that Emery wrote for her teacher:
(with very little help from me)

I think you're nice
Do you like rice?

I like your fish
Do you wish for more?

I think your neat
Your so so sweet

Thanks for teaching me
I shout Yipp-ee

I'll miss you next year
My eyes will fall with a tear