Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I finally did it

I got all the equipment and supplies to make my own bread last summer. When school started I went to my friends to learn how to make bread from her, she's an expert. And then i never did it on my own - too busy getting a missionary ready to go, and then the holidays.
In January I put it on my list of things to do and every week it was still on there.
Finally yesterday a friend of mine asked me what I had planned for the day and I told her I was going to make bread. Did I just say that? Since I said it I figured I'd better really do it.

Here is the end result.
Not too bad for my first time on my own.

It smelled so good that Brooke waited around a few minutes and was a little late to work so she could have some before she left. We all enjoyed a warm slice of bread for a snack and then more for dinner.

PS I got this recipe from my friend Jill. She got it from the Deals to Meals blog.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Some people are afraid to get involved with Pinterest. It can be time consuming at the beginning while you're figuring it out and looking at all these new cool pictures and ideas. But after awhile the newness wears off and you can just check in for a few minutes a day and find another new cool idea, pin it to your board and you're good.

I got the idea pictured above from Pinterest and it came from this cute blog. I have a friend who is having a hard time and I thought "I'm going to make my own version of this and take it over to her."

Sunshine in a Bucket

This is how my version turned out and I love it. I just walked around Walmart and the Dollar Store looking for yellow "sunshine" It was super easy, didn't take very much time and would make anybody happy.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Ute Kids

Justin gave these cute kids Utah shirts for Christmas (he couldn't stand seeing them in their blue AspenGrove/BYU shirts). He gave them long sleeve shirt and they wanted short sleeve shirts and its taken this long to get them exchanged.

I think this one will make Justin smile.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's Day

I got these first 2 pictures from my sister's blog. She is very lucky to have this great exercise group in her ward. Amy is a personal trainer and holds these classes at their church on MWF and they are quite the challenge. I was able to go on Monday and participate in the 25 station interval training.

This is Amy with her daughter

After working out and getting something to eat
we took the kids sledding at a park near Susan's house

It took longer to get ready than we were there, I think.
I would have liked to take more pictures but my camera battery wasn't charged.

guess the kids had a fun time
this is how they looked on the ride home

Princess Party

Kamryn was invited to her cousin Yoel's 1st birthday party
It was a princess party for all the girl cousins
Kamryn had so much fun getting all dressed up for the party

All of the princesses

Kamryn getting her face painted

opening presents at the party

Rachel, Katie and Kamryn
3 beautiful princesses

my princess

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Avignon, France

Justin arrived in Geneva Switzerland on Valentine's day
The mission president and his wife picked them up at the airport
and brought them to the mission home for lunch

Elder Justin Adams
in Geneva Switzerland
at the Mission Home/Office

Elder Adams with President and Sister Murdock

Finding out who his trainer/companion is

Elder Justin Adams with his trainer companion, Elder Wolfart

Having breakfast at the mission home
then training with the president and assistants.
Then at least a 4 hr train ride to his new area -
Avignon, France
Its pronounced like Avinhon (from wikipedia)
or as Brooke said it "avinyone"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Airport Call

Monday morning we were able to talk to Justin while he was waiting for the first of 3 flights he would take to get to his mission. Brooke, Jared and Kamryn all stayed home from school so they could talk to Justin (Taylor couldn't afford to miss school and figures he'll talk to Justin on Mother's Day :). Paul had to be at work but was conferenced in on the call. It was so great to hear his voice - sounds the same. We had him give of us some of the talk he gave the day before in his branch sacrament meeting - in French of course. His French sounds great to us. We were able to talk to him for about an hour before he had to get on his first flight to Chicago.
In Chicago he barely had any time at all before boarding his next flight to London. Luckily we'd sent him a pay as you go cell phone so he was able to text me when he was taking the shuttle from one terminal to the next. Their layover wasn't very long and they didn't even have time to get something to eat. Luckily they were flying on British Airways to London, which is a pretty swanky airlines. Justin said the plane was REALLY nice and the info online said they'd be getting a 3 course meal.

Hard Time

I'm having a really hard time keeping up with all the things that need to be posted on - this blog, Justin's mission photo blog, his mission letter website, facebook, my written journal, email and written letters to Justin. Don't misunderstand - I want and like to do all those things, just trying to keep up with all of them is sometimes a challenge. I can't even remember what I've been meaning to post on here.