The leftovers...didn't taste too bad.
The leftovers...didn't taste too bad.
And yes, the stache IS real, but the hair is not.
Our wonderful hosts. Happy Birthday JOEL!
Dan's parents. I loved Judy's comment when asked where she got her costume. She said, "Well I kinda had everything". She also had leopard skin tights and shoes! That's one foxy lady.
2 names you go by:
Elizabeth (by my HS friends)
2 things you are wearing right now:
2 of your favorite things to do:
2 things you want very badly at the moment:
To be self employed
2 favorite pets you had/have:
Taz, the miniature floppy ear bunny
Nike, a mutt I had in HS
I'm not much for pets though.
2 people who will fill this out:
2 things you ate today:
My usual, Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
Pumpkin Seeds from last nights pumpkin carving
2 people you last talked to:
The people I play bball with in the mornings
2 things you're doing tomorrow:
After work, Dan and I are going down town. The city is blocking off the main street and having a big Halloween party for the kids.
Our ward Halloween Party, good times.
2 longest car rides:
Arizona to Utah
Utah to Oregon
I hate driving anywhere. I really want a helicopter.
2 favorite holidays:
2 favorite beverages:
now, i tag you: Ellen, Amanda, Sara Jane
And here are a few of the "fun photos".
Gotta love being married to your best friend.
Every so often I come across a song that truly moves me. No words can adequately express the feelings I have for this song. Any song that I physically can NOT keep myself from dancing to, falls in this category. Actually, these strong feelings are felt toward the entire "Life in Cartoon" album by Mika. It's glorious. It moves my soul. Another song on the album that I can not get enough of is "Lollipop", listen to it, love it.
Dan and I chaperoned for the Stake dance last weekend. With both of us working with the youth in our Ward, we had an incredibly entertaining time observing our kids in that wonderfully awkward setting. About halfway through the dance they played "Lollipop". Dan and I could not resist. We jumped up and danced our little hearts out, similar to the private dance parties we have in our house whenever we listen to it. I hope there are others who will find as much joy as we have from this music.
Marva's Whole Wheat Bread
5 1/2 cups very hot water
1 1/2 T. Salt
3 T. Dry Yeast
1/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup honey (measure 1/2 cup of oil, then add the honey until they both measure 1 cup)
Mix in and Knead 10 minutes:
8-9 cups Whole Wheat Flour
4-6 cups unbleadech flour (or white is fine)
Shape into loaves, let rise, baket at 350 for 35 minutes.
BUT, they tasted just as good as the nice looking ones. I definitely want to experiment with different types of wheat and proportions to get it tasting like the bread I grew up with. Now if I could only figure out how to grow an Arizona orange tree here in Oregon I'd be set!
All a product of this little tree outside our back window. It's putting on a good show for us this year.
Dan and I want to be purposeful about the feeling we create in our home. We want things in our home to reflect who we are and not just something we saw in a magazine. Unfortunately, truly meaningful things take time and money to acquire, so, in the meantime, I've filled in some of the empty space (empty space makes it feel too cold) with fun decorations from Ross (my favorite store). I eventually would like to create a home where we can walk around and give a meaningful explanation of what that piece is, where we got it, and why it was meaningful enough to put on our walls. My brother Bob is a perfect example of this. When we went to visit, his wife took me around and gave me the story behind every new piece they had in their home since the last visit. Their home told a story. I loved it.
So, the temple picture is where I'm starting. I could have gone out and bought a better picture of the Portland Temple, but instead, I want to look at it and recall the memory and feelings of spending an afternoon outside and inside the temple.