Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Treats: Repost Pumpkin Cookies

Okay this is what you'll need: 2 boxes of Spice cake mix, 1 big can of pumpkin and a bag of chocolate chips. Mix. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet, bake at 350 for about 12 minutes.

Seriously that's it and they are so "fall-y " and Delicious


Monday Musings: My favorite Halloween story

How being a Christian is like being a pumpkin: 

God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
(taken from DLTK. website)

Love that.  I think about it everytime we carve pumpkins.  My family thinks it's wierd but I love getting all the guck out.  Maybe, for me, subconsciously or consciously it's symbolic.

Today, was a fabulous day.  I cleaned, made cookies and listened to uplifting music.  One of the songs I listened to help me express  how the Savior can make me and my life better than I can.  I'll share:
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Book Review: Skeleton Hiccups

Skeleton Hiccups

So Skeleton has the hiccups and his friend ghost tries to help him get rid of them.  Being a skeleton, however, offers challenges in his attempts to get rid of them.  Funny and clever.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Musings: It's the Little Things

My musings have been pretty scattered lately but lately I've been thinking about the Relief Society General Conference.  That meeting had such an impact on me.  I've pondered on it many times.   Having the Atonement written in our hearts each day and how the Atonement  can make all things right. 

 I feel generally I have faith in the Atonement, but yet it's the daily struggle to trust, hope and know all things will work for those that love Him (see Romans 8:28).   So I am working on it.  Doing those little things that are really big things.  Prayer. Temple. Scripture Study.  Sacrament.   And so on.

So along those lines, I'd like to share a song I came across the other day called "Beautiful Heartache" about How He does make our life beautiful regardless or perhaps because of our circumstances.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Five for Friday: Fall Fun

  Braden And Jaycie playing the sand

Trying to capture a picture of the kids ice skating....

Jaycie and Fall



Our Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Book Club: The Teeny Tiny Teacher

Now that school's in session, I don't do the book of the week and activities I was doing with Jaycie during the Summer.. However, I still enjoy a good picture book, so I set  aside a few each month that I want to make sure I read with Jaycie. 

This is a cute Halloween book taken from the classic The Teeny Tiny Woman.  It might get cumbersome as it has teeny tiny in front of every noun.  Personally, I like it. I think it's a fun story to read out loud and kids love it. 

Tuesday Treats: Caramel Sauce for apples

I got this recipe from our Suncrest 5th Ward Cookbook from years ago.  I think I tried this recipe once.  It's actually for caramel corn.   I 'm going to make it today for an after school snack cuz I know my kiddos will eat these apples I bought if I let them dip it in sugar.  
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter on low heat.
2. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and milk, stirring to combine. Increase heat to medium (or perhaps just below medium).
3. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil.* Use a spoon that won't melt -- the caramel gets pretty hot!
4. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and cinnamon.
5. Serve warm or cold with apple slices, or drizzle over ice cream


Monday, October 1, 2012

FHE October: Prayer,Prepare and Promises

FHE Lesson October

Joseph Smith History 1:9-19

            Have a question before Conference

True to the Faith pg 123 “Receiving Answers to Prayers”

1. Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference.

As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing.

Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song. A heart filled with gratitude for the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation. (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf)


Decide now to make general conference a priority in your life. Decide to listen carefully and follow the teachings that are given. Listen to or read the talks more than once to better understand and follow the counsel. By doing these things, the gates of hell will not prevail against you, the powers of darkness will be dispersed from before you, and the heavens will shake for your good.(Paul V. Johnson-Quorum of the Seventy)


Your question:


Discussion and testimony
Treat:  Soft Pretzels dipped in frosting
Share the story of the origin of pretzels
(Pretzels were first made by monks who gave them as rewards to children who had learned their prayers. The special twisted shape looks like the folded arms of a child praying. The word pretzel means reward. dltk website)