Thursday, January 31, 2008
In: Sleeping 6 hours in a row
5 minutes ago: Sleeping 4 hours in a row
Out: Staying up half the night
In: Giggling at Daddy
5 minutes ago: Smiling at Mommy
Out: Blank stares
In: Grabbing Toys
5 minutes ago: Sucking on fingers
Out: Looking at Mommy like she's a crazy person
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Yesterday I got the chance to help out at a homeless shelter in downtown Detroit. It was such a great experience. It brought back memories off all my experiences doing service projects in Young Women's. We met a man who was very open about his past, once addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol but is now successfully employed, a homeowner, and even has a dog. He spent 14 months at Cass before getting on his feet. I appreciated the commitment he made to himself. He taught us that where you've been isn't important, it's where you are, and where you're going. At Cass, in order to raise money, they contract with different companies to do some of their laborious tasks. Our group spent time making sandwiches for the Detroit Police precincts. The sandwiches go to the jail inmates or to anyone who shows up and needs some food. Most of the volunteering I have done lately, aside from my church service, has been through Pageturners which is worlds away from the issues these men face. It was nice to have a hands-on project where I was really interacting with others. If you live in the area and are looking for a great place to volunteer I would urge you to think about Cass...I would recommend going with a group as the neighborhood is dangerous.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This month's Pageturner selection was A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of my Husband Danny Pearl, by Mariane Pearl. Some of you may remember seeing previews for the movie with Angelina Jolie. Mariane narrates the 5 week story of her husband's (a Wall Street Journal reporter) abduction and eventual murder in Karachi, Pakistan. To be honest, I was slightly put off by the book because of the actress chosen to play Mariane in the movie. I thought that she was a little too "Hollywood," and I wasn't really interested. Just a few pages into the book I completely forgot about Angelina and was sharing the anxiety with Mariane. Last night was our discussion and I must say it was the best one yet. We exchanged views about the responsibility of the US Government and the Wall Street Journal, as well as our own ignorance as to the scope of this story. I must say after finishing the book I felt more than embarrased by my lack of knowledge about what had happened. I thoroughly enjoyed it; it showcases the resiliency of the human spirit and a candid view of more than one mighty heart.
My prayers go out to the family of Cyd Mizell. May she be returned unharmed.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Our beloved Prophet passed away yesterday at the age of 97. He will be greatly missed.
I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother
While they keep repeating his name.
I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service
That only such noble men share.
I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome
My noble, most excellent son."
I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.
I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward — there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way.
Anna M. Molgard
January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
One of my pet peeves is getting email forwards that make ridiculous claims that turn out to be NOT TRUE! I have learned NOT to believe everything I read, this includes pictures that look extraordinary (they probably are) and I think that EVERYONE could benefit from this advice. Please please please, before you send something on that makes some crazy claim like that you can unlock your car using your cordless phone and keyless entry, check it out on www.snopes.com. or www.hoaxbusters.org. Friends don't let friends email junk.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here is a link to a story about the event in the Observer and Eccentric.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. I did change a few things...I browned half a "sleeve" of sage sausage and added it with the broccoli. Also, I read about how to keep it from being so wet (which mine was) and everyone said to NOT use frozen broccoli (which I did) and to put the cheese in the bottom. I also added three more eggs than called for. It was great! I was nervous about Tony liking it, I thought he would think it was "girl food," but he had seconds...and then ate the rest about two hours later. ;) I served it with orange segments.
SUBMITTED BY: Sara PHOTO BY: ALYSSAVEG"This easy vegetarian quiche is a snap to make but looks great on the table."
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese.
- Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.
Monday, January 14, 2008
My Her favorites were: Eight Silly Monkeys, Gossie, Gossie & Gertie, and Goodnight Gorilla.
Ignore the pile of junk past us in the picture, Tony referred to me as Marjory the Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock. :(
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Last night my sister took me, her friend Jodi and Emily to see "Hannah Montana." I felt transported back to my own time of being a screaming teenager. It was so fun!
We had really awesome seats. The screaming was U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E. I thought back to Jr. high and was reminded of one of my friend's mom who was "the cool mom," she would follow cars filled with cute boys and act silly with us and I thought to the future and felt so excited about growing up with Lucy. I know there will be the unavoidable drama that this age brings but I look forward to the excitement and the pop music and even...the screaming.
The last song Miley sang was a heartfelt tune dedicated to her late Grandfather---it was very sweet.
The concert was totally AWESOME!!!!
If you want to feel like you were really there: