Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yummy Stuff

This is a lovely picture of corn relish. Or maybe corn salsa. I'm not sure, but if you eat it with corn chips it is so yummy. I cannot be held responsible for you making this and then eating it all up in one setting, so then you have to go back to the store and buy the stuff again so that you can make it to take a picture!

It takes:
2 cans of corn
1 can of olives sliced
2 bundles of green onions
8 Roma tomatoes
1 green pepper
8 oz of Italian dressing (fat free works great)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine above ingredients and then eat until you are stuffed!

Also, happy father's day to all of those wonderful dad's out there. You guys are wonderful and we love you very much!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bountiful Basket

So, I heard about this niffty thing that is done locally. First, I don't really like veggies. In fact, I am terrible about eating them. I want to eat more fresh produce, but I find it a challenge to be adventursome to try new things. Yesterday I heard about this thing that is done called bountiful baskets. It is a co-op type deal where every Monday you can log onto and order your basket. You have to take something to transport your fresh prosuce home, but on Saturday you go and pick up your food. A conventional basket is $15, but you can always add to it. The produce is valued at around $50 if you went to the store to buy it so it's a great deal. Plus, you never know what you are going to get, so you have to be creative. I can't wait to try it out next week. I should amend that these are done all over. You can go to teh web site and see if it's done in your area. You can also buy an all orgainic basket for $25. Come try this with me, it could be fun!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Christmas Project

Okay, before you think I'm nuts, hear me out. One of the things I treasure about my father is his story telling ability. I remember spending long hours with him while he would tell me stories about growing up or "Lazy Grey Dog" stories. He now tells McKayla the Lazy Grey Dog stories and she loves them as much as I do. I pondered this and thought that my dad should write down some stories for posterity. He hasn't quite got around to it yet, so I decide that would be my new project. I have a little tape recorder that I used during my research paper in college. I pulled it out and so far he has told me 5 stories. i have been able to type out three, but every time I see him, I am going to try to get him to tell me a couple of stories. I also am going to print out a four generation genogram of our family. The end goal is to put all of this information in binders and present it to the family at Christmas. I hope to add to it every year and so that the stories are not forgotten. We will see how it goes, but as of right now, it seems like a good idea.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Yesterday was just about perfect in my mind. The sun was out and it was warm. I really enjoyed my day. I spent a lot of time outside and I even took the time to jump on our trampoline with my girls. I remembered how to play some games that my brother and I used to play as children on our trampoline. It was fun. Today, McKayla has t-ball this morning. More clouds are suppose to be rolling in by tonight. We even have warnings of flooding in our area. I hope that this will not be the case. I am hoping that by Saturday, the sun will shine upon us again. I like the sun and I miss it. I may have to paint my kitchen yellow just to pretend it's the sun.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Sometimes life can be a challenge. My life the past month has been that. I have dealt with more spiritual, emotional, and temporal challenges in the last month than I feel like I ever have. I finally feel like I am waking up from the grief and dispair today and I can see somethings that I can learn from these challenges. First of all, I have learned that one can never become too comfortable in things. If you become comfortable, then slowly you start backtracking, and before you know it, trouble lies at your feet. Life is a chance to use every day to fight for what you believe and make yourself better. You can never just think or act like you are doing "good enough" because that is a very dangerous place to be. Adversity is no respecter of person. Trials come because of other's or your own choices. No one can escape this. it is life. Everyone has trials that are their very own trials. Another lesson is that fear and faith cannot co-exits. It is impossible. I am sorry that I have been away and not really among the living the last month. I am hoping to be more upbeat and positive. I need to meet my challenges rather than hiding from everyone. Thanks for all the love and support everyone has given me and my family. I appreciate it very much.

Monday, June 7, 2010