Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Treats: Peach Cobbler

We visited my mom a few weeks ago.  We usually go on a Sunday and she feeds us yummy food.  Dessert was
peach cobbler.  I'm more of a peach crisp kinda gal but of course I had to try it.  So So Good.  And then my mom shared with me the recipe..so so easy. Here it is:

1 29 oz. can of sliced peaches, drained
5 slices of white bread
11/2 cups of sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 egg, beaten
1 stick of margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Place fruit in baking dish (8 x 8 inches or larger).  Cut crust from bread and cut each slice into five strips.  Place strips over the peaches.  Mix sugar, flour, egg, margarine.  Blend well and pour over bread strips.  Bake 35 to 45 minutes  or until golden brown.

Trust me.  It sounds interesting, but it is delicious!

Too Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe


Monday, February 25, 2013

Jacob 4:13 and Healing

My favorite scripture for Depression?  I know you didn't ask but I will tell you anyway:  " for the aSpirit speaketh the btruth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really care, and of things as they really will be; ( Jacob 4:13)

Now granted there are a lot of great scriptures on helping Depression but this one is one for helping me think clearly.  I find when I seek for the Spirit it tells me of my true identity.  It drowns out all the other voices telling me "I'm not good enough", or "I'm a failure", "I don't matter", " I don't deserve to be loved by Heavenly Father."  Lies.  Satan uses my depression to feed with lies.   The problem is with me I'm feeling so low already it's hard not to believe them.

That's where listening to the Spirit comes in.  The Spirit teaches, comforts and directs.  It teaches me truth, It teaches who I am and who I can be if I only listen.  Sometimes it takes faith because again, Depression is physical as well emotional, so it doesn't go away from just thinking a "happy thought", but it gives me hope hold on to, and I feel each time I  "Let the Holy Spirit Guide"  I'm closer to healing.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Five for Friday: Groundhog's Day, Disneyland and Valentine's Day

Our Groundhog for our Groundhog's Day Party

Disneyland!  Our friends Kent and DeeAnn took Mikaela and me to Disneyland.

Mikaeal with friend at Disneyland

Valentine's Day Dinner:  Heart Pizzas and Chocolate Fondue

Seeing Brian and family in California

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday Review

Another story of Love.  This time between a father and son.    The dad and son are pretty much competing against each other of who loves who best.  Of course the dad gets the final word.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Musings: My Happy Place

Our family is fortunate to have some really great friends.  Our good friends Kent and DeeAnn offered to take Mikaela to Disneyland for her graduation.  Kent and DeeAnn are avid Disneyland fans and make it there 3 or 4 times a year. 

Somehow they talked me into going as well with Mikaela.  Not that I didn't want to go, but I just felt a little guilty getting away from my family...etc.  but DeeAnn said I needed Palm Tree Therapy.  Yes I did. 

Being at Disneyland was a lot of fun.  Of course it is the "happiest place on earth".    I love it there.  It is happy.  It is magical.  And I was grateful for the chance to get away.

Now I'm home yet I have decided each day I will create my own happiest place on earth...with me.  I will make each day a happy one.    Each day I battle Depression, sickness, I feel I have to fight daily, hourly at times just to be happy. 

So my plan is to take each day and create, my happy day.
How?  Well I've divided my "happiness" into 4 categories:  (1) Physical, (2) Mental, (3) Emotional, and (4) Spiritual. 

I write goals each day that will help me have a fulfilled happy day in each category.

For example today my goals were:

1.  Physical:  exercize
2.  Mental or Creative:  blog (I'm doing it! I'm blogging happily ...:)
3.  Emotional:  Meals on Wheels (service!) and positive affirmations
4.  Spiritual:  Prayer, scripture study and family home evening.

It was a great day.  Was it a struggle at times? Yes, of course, at times.  But I look forward to a happy tommorrow.

As Walt Disney himself stated Happiness is a state of mind...." .   I may not be in Disneyland but I can be in that "state".

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday Review: Love you Forever

Great book for Valentine's season.  It illustrates the love a parent has for their children.   Even when the boy has grown up the mom sneaks into his house via ladder to sing to him.  I don't think normal parents would do that, but it just shows in a way a child can understand the depth of a mom or dad's love.  The song  that's repeated in the book "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be" is such a nice way for any parent to express their love as they read to their children.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Five For Friday: The Kids

It was Grandma's birthday, we hadn't updated our wall photos for 2 years, It was 5 degrees outside and so we felt like it was a perfect time to take pictures of the kids. 
Marc was a good sport and took them up to Provo Canyon and took pictures in the freezing cold.  I stayed home (I was smart..I mean sick....see previous post on "Grace"). 
Seriously, I was sick and so I appreciate Marc and the kids doing this for my mom and for our wall.  We do them in black in white cuz it looks good in the frames, we gave my mom ones in color.

Okay this one was actually taken at Build a Bear.  The ones we took of him that day didn't turn out and this captured Braden's personality

Taken on the side of our house

The 3 older girls pictures were taken up Provo Canyon...This is a picture of how wintery it was up there.