Sunday, March 29, 2009

What has 49 keys, no lock, and fits under the couch?

Happy anniversery to me! In celebration of our upcoming anniversary Megan got me a Casio Keyboard and a packet from the LDS distribution center that is pretty much going to turn me into a master of the Simplified Hymns. It starts from the basics, like time and notes, and goes through basic keyboard playing skills. It even has a case so I can take it to work this summer when I am sitting in front of the computer with nothing better to do. I have been talking about wanting to learn how to play the piano for quite some time so when we saw it she said we ought to get it!

Healthy Snacks!

So you could say Megan and I have turned into
health nuts (I prefer the term "nutritionally aware"). We are finding all kinds of opportunities to replace the snack of yesteryear with some new and exciting snack that is fun and nutrient rich! Sometimes we even spice up these new healthy snacks by adding a little something special (see the m&ms replacing every other raisin on my peanut butter and celery snack).
Really though, we are working on weening ourselves off the sweet stuff that seems to dominate our free time. We are looking for some alternative snacks that are still tasty so please do share! Thanks!


Friday, March 20, 2009


The other day I made cinnamon rolls for the first time. I had no idea that they took so long, well until I called my mom for help and she told me that they take about 4 hours. That was rough, i'm just like a little kid, checking to see if the dough has risen every two minutes. I had to go into my bedroom and read a book while I waited. The total process took about three and a half hours, and they did rise way more than I was expecting in the oven meaning I have to clean the gooey mess out of the bottom, but they were totally worth it!!! The frosting is pink because it is leftover from Valentine's Day.


So Andrew's mom has been telling him that she wants to get a computer, and Andrew keeps telling me that I need a new computer, and I keep telling Andrew that I am perfectly happy with the computer I have, even though it is slow and has a few problems. But guess what came in the mail on Wednesday.......

It's so little!!!!! Itss cute and light and it my anniversary present, even though it is two months early. So my computer is going to Andrew's parents, hopefully after Andrew makes it work like new. Luckily this one wasn't near as expensive as I thought it would be. The keyboard is different so I'm working on getting used to that, but it was an exciting surprise. I have such a sweet hubby!!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - Liahona Article - Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith

I am doing an assignment for my CSIS class in which I have to find a new Firefox Extension and write about it, so I found this quote and am posting it with Dashblog. It is pretty neat and easy. I hope you enjoy the quote from!
"If our desire is to discard all doubt and to substitute therefor an abiding faith, we have but to accept the invitation extended to you and to me in the Epistle of James:

'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

'But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.'

Have times really changed? Don’t we today, as always, love our children and want them to live righteously? Don’t we today, as always, need God’s divine, protecting care? Don’t we today, as always, continue to be at His mercy and in His debt for the very life He has given us?

Times have not really changed. Prayer continues to provide power—spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace—spiritual peace."

This comes from the first presidency message this month by President Monson. These words are so powerful! I think we need prayer today as much as ever. I know I couldn't get by without the strength the Lord provides when I ask in faith.