Monday, November 26, 2007


Jessie puts on her blog top 10 loves for the week. I love reading it and look forward to it each week. I am on a Gratitude high lately. So for a while I am going to do the same, but do the 10 Gratitude.
Gratitude requires awareness and effort, not only to fell it but to express it.
Gratitude the Path to Happiness!
  1. Cards that my family gives to me. (Jessie I just found one from you, it made me cry)
  2. Family traditions (Like card giving, cabin trips, family prayer etc...)
  3. Board games and card games our family plays together at the cabin.
  4. Holidays that give us time to be with our love ones.
  5. My new picture of the Savior.
  6. Good friends that love me.
  7. Books and talks on CD. (John Lund is one of my favorites.)
  8. Husband, that is my best friend.
  9. Our Cabin
  10. My GREAT children. (That includes Jason)

Monday, November 19, 2007


The more our hearts are grateful,
the more our lives are Blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Love the Elders
Here are some great Thanksgiving recipes
from my friend Lindy Allen
She is one of my favorite people.
(She owns the furniture store FOUR CHAIRS my favorite!)
Turkey Crust
A crust for Turkey will hold in juices and flavor
like you would not believe!
Melt 1 cube of butter
Add about 1/4 cup of flour
(just until pasty)
Add 2 Tble. Seasoning Salt
Add 1 tsp Pepper
Rub on outside of turkey before baking.
Bake as usual.
Creamy Pumpkin Pie
Use pumpkin pie recipe on the back
of the can and make these few changes.
1 1/2 the amount of sugar called for
2 Exchange canned milk for Sweetened
Condensed Milk
3 Double all spices
Bake as directed and ENJOY!

Happy Birthday Jason

Jason's new sweater
Jason with his presents from the Elder family.
Jason and Jessie at dinner.
We all went to dinner for Jason 25th birthday. (all but Rylie, she had Nutcracker practices) We went to Shoots. It is a Chinese restaurant in Provo. Our family loves it. It is very vegetarian friendly. If you like Chinese food and have not been there you might want to try it out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Seeking The One

I have wanted this picture for three years. I finally got it! When I first saw it I felt peace. I know that the Lord loves me and all of his children. I hope and pray that all those who come to our home will feel the spirit of the Lord.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

1 3/4 C butter
1 3/4 C sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powder sugar
2 1/2 C flour
3/4 C cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 C pecans (chopped)

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a bundt or tube pan. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs individually, beating well after each. Add vanilla, then powdered sugar. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and add to sugar mixture. Pour in to pan and bake 50 minutes. Cool slightly and serve warm. With ice cream.
I made this on Sunday and we all enjoyed it. Jessie told me I needed to post this recipe. I hope you love it! The middle of the cake it is a tunnel of fudge and it is go good.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


In Relief Society today the lesson was on.
"The Women of the Church"
I have always felt blessed to be a women. I love femininity and have taught my girl to be grateful to be a daughter of God and to be grateful for the femininity in them. Here is a quote from President Spencer W. Kimball.

"No greater recognition can come to you in this world than to be known as a woman of God. No greater status can be conferred upon you than being a daughter of God who experiences true sisterhood, wifehood, and motherhood, or other tasks which influence livers for good."
I love that!


Rylie and Lydia Newsies
Noah, Lydia, McCall, Katlyn, and Rylie

More picture before they divided out the candy.

Carlie as an OHS Cheer Leader

McCall's candy. Can you believe it

Jason and Jessie at the pumpkin patch.

Boston and Avery Dastrup.

Halloween with out me.

On Halloween, Jason and Jessie passed out candy at my house while my Scott took Rylie and her friends trick or treating. When they got back to the house, they dumped out their pillowcases and began the trading. McCall ended up with 53 Reeses peanut butter cups, and Katie collected Crunch bars. It was pretty incredible to see all their candy. Rylie and the gals were Newsies, and Noah was an army man. They were so cute!Carlie went out with a huge group, and she refused to let Jessie take her picture. She wore an OHS cheer uniform and looked great! I missed it all. I was still with my father in Calif. I am grateful for Jessie who took over for me. Scott who let me go and also took over the car pools and other things for me.

Saturday, November 3, 2007





Her are some of the pictures that will be at the home party.

You're Invited

I am having a home party on November 7Th (Wed)
3:30-8:30 PM
Come and go at your leisure
David Bowman is the Author/Illustrator of the bestselling
At 4:30 Special "WHO'S YOUR HERO?" storytelling, live Drawing, Lots of Fun!
So bring you kids this should be fun!
Bring a friend all are invited!

Heart-Healthy Eating.

This is what my father has been told to do.
Heart-Healthy Eating. Maintaining a heart-healthy diet can improve your cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  • Read food labels when you shop
  • Eat fresh or plain frozen vegetables
  • Select lean cuts of meat
  • Broil, bake, steam, or microwave foods instead of frying them
  • Season your food with herbs, lemon juice, flavored vinegar, or salt-free spice mixes, instead of using margarine, butter, or salt. Take the saltshaker off the table.
  • Avoid cream, cheese, or butter sauces, which add fat and cholesterol.
  • If you are dining our, ask your server for heart-healthy suggestions.

Exercise for You and Your Heart!

Wow! I have somethings to work on.

How bypass surgery is done.

During bypass surgery, blockages are not removed. Rather, a new pathway is created around the blocked part of a coronary artery. First, a healthy blood vessel is taken from another part of the body. ( as you can see this came from my dad's leg) This is the bypass graft. The graft is attached to the coronary artery beyond the blockage. This way, blood flows through the graft and bypasses the blocked part of the artery.
My Dad is doing great! Can you believe all the machines they use in ICU!
Dad should go home today!