Wednesday, May 23, 2012


  It brings me a lot of joy by just making cookies or a scrapbook page.  I love that that Heavenly Father gave us the gift to create beautiful things. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Desperate Life of a Chocoholic

Many of you know I have an addiction.  This addiction started when I was 5 months old.  My grandpa, despite the disapproving opinions of my grandma, put a chocolate chip in my mouth.  From that moment my world changed.  Chocolate became part of my purpose in life.

I became a chocoholic.

There are 4 girls in my family.  It was Sunday night and we all in that fun time of month.  Can't go to the store because we'll break the we did what any desperate chocoholics would do:  we declared a house search.
In the pantry we found chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting. I made the mix and realized we were fresh out of eggs.  Miraculously my mom remembered our out-of-town neighbors said in case of emergency we could borrow anything.  I wonder if they ever noticed their eggs are missing.  No worries I will replace them!

We couldn't stop there.....

We found a can of sweetened condensed milk and cool whip.  You know where I'm going with this?
Yep, Better-Than-You-Know-What-Cake, or what me and my friends call "Immoral cake." It's just that good. So after accidentally burning the sweetened condensed milk and defrosting the cool whip, we feasted.
It tasted slightly funny, but we ate the whole thing.
Will I go to any lengths to eat good chocolate?

Make the real thing and die of happiness: 
Immoral Cake

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thank Goodness for La Quinta Inn!

This week I passed a La Quinta Inn and I laughed to myself!
Let me explain.......

My family is a playing-games-in-the-car type of family.  Games are fun, great for passing time and keeping us from fighting.  My mom knew what she was doing when she started this whole thing.  One of the family favorites commonly played on road trips is the ABC game.  Yes, that game.  You've all played it 1,000 times.  Love it!!!

For those of you who don't know, the object of the game is to complete the alphabet using letters you see on road signs and billboards. For instance, if you see a sign that says Airport next exit, you scream and point "A....Airport!" before anyone else does.  Then you look for a sign containing a B.  Now there is technicalities to this process.  If you are in my family, you can only use one letter per sign. You also have to give the little kids a chance(which may take forever).

The hardest letter to find is a Q.

What logo sign has a Q in it?

You may find it on a license plate if you're lucky....

But if not you can always rely on good ol' La Quinta Inn: the biggest blessing between Ogden and Salt Lake City.  I think La Quinta Inn is deeply under-appreciated for the great purpose it serves for traveling families.
Thank goodness for La Quinta Inn!!! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Future in an Envelope

Today I'm shuffling through mountains of old papers.  You know, notes from my best friend in 7th grade all the way down to bank statements and old homework I spent so much time on I began to be emotionally attached.  They are shoved in boxes that I tried to forget about.  But today is the day to tackle the mountainous load.
Between some receipts I found an envelope.  The label said "My Future."  I opened it to find a small paper I had written in 2007 and this is what it said:

Where I see myself in the future:

2008:  Attending Weber State University
2009:  Transferring to Utah State!
2010:  Finish up a semester, and then go on a LDS mission!!!
2011:  Serving a full time 18 month mission for the Lord
2012:  Come home from my mission and go to college
2013:  Meet Mr. Right.....somewhere down the line
2014:  Finish school!

This made my heart happy!  I achieved almost all of my goals! 
I attended Weber State. 
I didn't transfer to Utah State, but continued my education at Weber
In 2010 I finished up a semester and then left for an LDS mission in August. 
I spent the most wonderful 18 months of my life in western New York. There I served the Lord with all my heart.
This year in 2012, I'm home and establishing my life!  I enrolled in my last semester at Weber before transferring to Utah state.  And I can't wait to see what the future holds.
I am grateful for goals and the hard work it takes to achieve them.    


Cheesy Goodness

All I have to say is that I'm in love......with Jake's Over the Top's large cheese fries with Jake sauce.  You may ask how many times I've been to Jake's and ordered fries this week?  A total of far.  But don't worry, I eat lots of salads and organic stuff to balance my fry intake.  And I continue to pray that the Lord will preserve my metabolism:)

Who can resist this deliciously amazing cheesy goodness? 
I can't even begin to try.
Cheese fries = happiness to the body and soul