Thursday, May 27, 2010

~~~FRIDAY MEMES~~~

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Food 4 Thought Friday

A little feast without the calories!!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:
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Breakfast Who will you be thinking mostly about this Memorial Day?

Lunch
What are your Memorial Day traditions?

Dinner
How many graves do you usually visit on Memorial Day?

Midnight Snack
What is one thing you hope to remembered for?


Recipe of the Week
(instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?)

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MY ANSWERS

Breakfast Who will you be thinking mostly about this Memorial Day? My son Tyson. ♥♥♥








Lunch

What are your Memorial Day traditions?
In the morning we go visit and decorate Tyson's grave and let off balloons and then go to Bert's Cafe to eat breakfast with my parents. Sometimes we go and visit the graves of my grandparents and cousin Shelley. We will usually just hang out and have a BBQ later. This year we are inviting the missionaries over for a BBQ. For many years we would take advantage of the long weekend and go to the cabin, but after Tyson's passing we felt we needed to be here. We are now re-thinking that and realize we can honor him before we leave but Dave seems to always be on call this weekend. (Photo of Memorial Day 2009 at Berts -click on photo to see the size of those pancakes!
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Dinner
How many graves do you usually visit on Memorial Day? Usually just Tysons, but some years we do go visit my grandparents and cousin Shelley. We will probably start visiting my son's friend's now as well who just took his own life last month.














Midnight Snack
What is one thing you really hope to remembered for?
My ♥LOVE♥ of life in any circumstance.☺

Recipe of the Week
(instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?) Sometimes just trying to be nice to some people will still backfire in your face.

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ffi

1. Fried Chicken, potato salad, rolls, and brownies -- the best food to take on a picnic.

2. Summer is not getting here soon enough for me!

3. I bet I own at least 20 pairs of flip flops.

4. To love someone is to feel complete.

5. The older I get the more I enjoy a long hike.

6. When I crave food, it's usually Italian! I also crave Olive Garden's Chocolate Almond Amore' drink! I haven't had one for sooooooo long and I am seriously craving it right now! I do crave rich, chocolatey, gooey, frosted brownies frequently too!









7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing my son Skyler who is coming home from Houston unexpectedly!!!! (I am soooooooo excited!!!), tomorrow my plans include more training for the Ragnar (I have to get in three runs again, including one at night!), organizing (I LOVE to organize stuff!), and laundry, laundry, laundry! (bleh- I do NOT love that!), and Sunday, I want to attend church with my whole fam since Sky will be here until Monday, have a nice dinner, and visit the fam!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

*Wordless Wednesday*












"And thus dear students we have arrived at the formula for understanding women."































Chocolate! It's not just for breakfast anymore!



















Monday, May 24, 2010

~♥~Cherish The Moments~♥~

~~~I received this in an email and thought it was a great reminder for all of us so I wanted to share.~~~


"Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family." ~Barbara Bush


Your Keepers

By Author Unknown

I grew up in the fifties with practical parents- a Mother, God love her, who washed aluminium foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it. A Father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.


Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a housedress, lawn mower in one hand, dishtowel in the other.


It was the time for fixing things - a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, reheating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful; waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.


But then my Mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more.


Sometimes, what we care about most goes away... never to return.


So, while we have it, it's best we love it, and care for it; fix it when it's broken, and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage, old radios, and old cars, children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents, and grandparents.



~~~There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special, so keep them close! ~~~



QUOTES:

Before someone's tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.

Michelle C. Ustaszeski


One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Never take anything for granted.

Benjamin Disraeli


I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Elbert Hubbard


Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

Margaret Cousins


Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it... while there is still time.

Dale Dauten


We do not care of what we have, but we cry when it is lost.

Russian Proverb



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Friday, May 21, 2010

~~~FRIDAY MEMES~~~

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Food 4 Thought Friday


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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:
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Breakfast You're about to walk the green mile, what do you have as your last meal?

Lunch
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?

Dinner
What would be your dream job?

Midnight Snack
What is your favorite video/computer game?


Recipe of the Week
(instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?)

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My Answers:

Breakfast You're about to walk the green mile, what do you have as your last meal? Lasagna, green salad with Ranch dressing, French styly green beans with toasted almonds, garlic bread, Lime Rickey, and Carraba's Chocolate Dream Cake. I might eat the dessert first just in case!









Lunch
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?If I HAD to change it then I would change it to Violet. That was my Great Grandma's name and it fits me so well don't ya think?!!! =) When I was younger I always pretended it was Candance Ann White. Then later I wanted it to be Windy or Kellee. I even tried to change it in second grade to Mae (my middle name) until my teacher got angry at me in front of the class. She said, "Who on earth is Mae? We have no Mae in this class!". In high school I almost changed the spelling of my name to JoDee.





Dinner
What would be your dream job? Anything where I get to work with people or animals. I wouldn't mind computer work either. I don't want to clock in and I want to be my own boss.









Midnight Snack
What is your favorite video/computer game?
Probably Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook. I rarely play it anymore but it is fun and challenging.








Recipe of the Week
(instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?) Take advice from others if you feel it is right for you, otherwise let it go.

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ffi

1. Warm rainy days never fail to make me smile.♥♥♥

2. I'm looking forward to getting out and running some errands today!

3. The birds chirping outside and the dryer is what I'm listening to right now.

4. Potato salad must have lots of magic in it! (That has got to be the most random Friday Fill-in I've heard so far...)

5. My Mimi Cafe leftover turkey dinner from yesterday's lunch was the best thing I ate today. Oh and let's not forget the brownie I had for breakfast!

6. Today was busy so far, but still young!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to attending the temple and then dinner with friends, tomorrow my plans include getting in three training runs for Ragnar (morning, afternoon, and in the dark!) without causing my death, cleaning, and who knows? and Sunday, I want to do a good job on my lesson, attend my meetings, and chillax for a bit!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

Perhaps you've heard about the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters from London. The history is fascinating:


During the Spring of 1939 when the war with Germany was almost inevitable, the British Government's Ministry of Information commissioned a number of bright red posters to be displayed throughout the country upon the outbreak of war. The plan for the posters was to relay a message from King George VI to his people that all capable measures to defend the country were being taken. Using the crown of King George VI as the only graphic element, it read simply “Keep Calm and Carry On.”


Although some of the posters did make it to walls, the poster was never officially issued and so remained almost unseen by the general public. That is, until a copy turned up recently within a box of dusty books purchased from auction. With the current difficult economic times and world turmoil, they are now being produced and have become popular in England.























It's kind of catchy don't ya think? And also a GREAT mantra for most all days.

Keep Calm... (okay, at least I will keep telling myself that...)

and

Carry On! (how hard can it be ~ right?...RIGHT?)




For some reason it seems to make a much bigger impact in PURPLE!

















If that doesn't do it for you, maybe these will:































































My personal favorite:

















How can you NOT be calm when you are having a cupcake? Seriously...
Unless, of course, it's chocolate and you are having it with a child who is leaving a trail of crumbs everywhere and then, of course, stepping on the moist and gooey fragments as they smoosh them into your lovely white carpet. "Keep Calm and Carry Out the Vacuum...again". *sigh*


Friday, May 14, 2010

~~~FRIDAY MEMES~~~

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:


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Breakfast What did you do this week that you were dreading?

Lunch What did you do this week that you felt good about?

Dinner
What did you not do this week that you feel bad about?

Midnight Snack What was your favorite part of this week?

Recipe of the Week (instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?)
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MY ANSWERS

Breakfast What did you do this week that you were dreading? Running hill repeats for the first time this training session. I made it up to 5 repeats! Killer!

Lunch What did you do this week that you felt good about? Started back at the gym in the wee hours of the morning to attend my strength training class! It's been months since I attended. I also got my linen closet cleaned and re-organized all the meds we have (we have a LOT of sample meds and it takes mucho time to keep it organized!)

Dinner
What did you not do this week that you feel bad about? I didn't get the homemade bread made I have been wanting to do. I didn't get in the service I wanted to. I didn't get my house cleaned. I didn't get the pix up in my boy's room yet. I could seriously keep going for another three pages...ugh!

Midnight Snack What was your favorite part of this week? Surviving! I also loved being out shopping and having it start to rain and thunder while I sat in my car. ♥LOVE the rain!!!♥

Recipe of the Week (instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?) It will all work out! Somehow, someway, it will if we are just patient and trust in the Lord.
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ffi
1. I just had a pot roast dinner at the Idle Isle Cafe. Yum- Yum!

2. It is what it is.

3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I'm reading: "And it came to pass that I Nephi, said unto my Father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commanded them."

4. Chocolate tickles my fancy.

5. I was walking when I should have been running.

6. McKay makes me laugh!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to attending a viewing (not exactly looking forward to 'that', just to be able to give my friend a hug), going out to dinner with Dave, maybe watch a movie, tomorrow my plans include getting in my long run- I have to break it up in two sessions to train for the relay, attending a funeral, cleaning!- ugh!, and wishing I was running the Ogden Marathon (it was sold out in January =( and so I couldn't get in ) and Sunday, I want to attend church, attend two meetings, hopefully make a great dinner and relax some!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My son Taylor (on right) and my 6th son Tyler (on left) ALWAYS looking for food!













Told ya...

One in the pantry and one in the fridge.













PS They need to rename this "Almost Wordless Wednesday" because I always have to say a few words! lol

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