Thursday, January 31, 2008
So now, back to the Eggo. I was babysitting at Reva's house and remembered that she always has food for 3 year olds. Fruit loops, gold fish crackers, drinkable yogurt, mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets (getting hungry yet?) and of course the infamous Eggo waffles.
I grabbed two and popped them in the toaster. Instant gratification - golden brown in 40 seconds (how DO they do it?). And I went downstairs with my Eggos and sat on the couch. Pretty soon two little seagulls came up to me on the couch with smiles on their faces and hungry looks in their eyes. "Bite?!" they screamed! "Bite?!" Oh how they laughed! Smiles of triumph and glee spread across their faces after every magical bite. All because of sweet bread with lots of tiny holes.
I wish I had a picture to show the moment.
It's those things that I'm truly grateful for - the little things in life that make us smile so much that our faces hurt. The simple pleasures.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
-Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
Monday, January 28, 2008
Emo emotional punk rock = A genre of punk rock music that began in the mid-1980s in Washington, D.C. and is noted for its thoughtful and emotional lyrics (sounds like whiner music to me)
Emu = A large flightless bird that is related to the ostrich and has three-toed feet and loose shaggy feathers. Native to: Australia.
I get these above terms mixed up and it causes much confusion to those who don’t know that I usually do things like that.
It doesn’t matter how many maps I have access to or how many pieces of expensive equipment I still can’t get to where I’m going. It just doesn’t work for me and I'm not ok with it.
I love going to bed early. At sleepovers in the back yard I’d always leave my friend and find my way to my own bed.
I laugh at my own jokes.
I cackle at home when I’m alone when something is really funny.
New favorite thing – super big bouncy ball at old navy for .25 cents!
Yellow is not my color, yet I wear it anyway.
I buy things when they are on sale. I have Hanukah plates and napkins because they were like 36 cents and they look like birthday candles anyway.
I bought a Menorah. Because I liked the looks of it.
Chocolate malt-o-meal. I don’t like it per se I just love the concept.
The way I can work movies into almost any conversation. Heed! Pants! Now! Or maybe it doesn't work, I just like to quote movies.
Thrift shopping. I love telling people how cheap the items are that I’m wearing.
Say HELLO MY DARLING to Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Pineapple!!!
It’s my new favorite. I LOVE IT.
YUM! It makes yogurt eating fun again! It’s like a party in your mouth.
Cheers to the small things in life!!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The church that Jesus Christ had on the face of the earth many years ago is restored - fully restored - to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
This means that prophets are on the earth today. That God speaks to his Prophets. And they they are seers - they see the past, the present and the future. And they tell us what we need to know. God has promised that we will not be led astray by these prophets.
This means that temples are on the earth today. It means that we can be sealed for time and all eternity with our families. Our 'eternal team'. These people are in our family for a reason. I love this concept.
This means that a fourteen year old boy went to the woods in 1830 and asked God a question. God answered him. Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through him many things were restored. A book of scripture The Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith. The book is now available as another testament of Jesus Christ as it talks about the Savior's visit to the Americas after he was resurrected and showed himself to the people of Israel.
I love being part of a church that recognizes and accepts miracles. I love truth. I love learning. I love the Savior, the prophets and the Holy Ghost that guides us in every little or big thing we do with our lives. I love the scriptures. I love knowing where I can go for answers.
Moroni 10: 3-5
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Then on Christmas Eve we had a fabulous time at the Larson's. What a meal! What great company! What a scriptural feast! Nate played the guitar while we sang hymns. Eric broke out the bongo drums. Dale sharpened his knives. Amy showed me her new lipgloss. We had deep talks about relationships with Jeff "it's like a bandaid - you just rip it off fast".
I taught Oleysa how to RELAX. How in Minnesota, what you do is get in your warm pink fuzzy bathrobe and watch movies all night. And wrap up in warm blankets after you take them out of the dryer. And eat popcorn. And chocolate flourless cake with raspberries on top.
We did lots of other things. Cub foods. She was amazed at the grocery store and all the food. We got manicures in Shakopee and got pretty colors on our nails. We watched Miracle on 34th street. We slept in. We went to Wal-mart. I tell ya, it was a regular par-tay.
The Day After Tomorrow **Jake, if you are reading this, I love you.