Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Mitch finished the year strong after coming back from tendinitis in his knees. He lettered this year and made varsity! The boys enjoyed being on the same team together and are now in amazing cardiovascular shape for the wrestling season. Way to go...all that hard work paid off.This coach is the most amazing coach. He really builds the kids with his positive nature and truly believes in them. He even runs with the team which makes all the kids even love him more.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Here's the recipe:
Great Grandma's Danish Aebleskiver
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
Optional: apple slices or other fruit for filling
Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add buttermilk and egg yolks. Beat egg whites untile light and fluffy, forming soft peaks. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
Heat Aebleskiver pan on medium heat. Grease each cup (little butter or oil, or spray vegetable oil) and fill 2/3 full. Cook for approximately 1 to 1-1/2 minutes (per side) until golden brown, flip using a toothpick. When both sides are done serve with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar. Best when served warm.
Optional: fill each cup only a 1/3 full with batter place a small amount of fruit in each cup and cover with an additional 1/3 batter.
yeilds: bout 35-40 Aebleskivers
Saturday, November 14, 2009
We also cherish her book, it is a family favorite! It will change your life! We love you Kristen! Thanks for inspiring us with your beautiful words of inspiration! One of my favorite quotes she said in her talk was, "being a member of the church, not just a nice way to live, but it is the reason we live."
Saturday, November 7, 2009
We are all women of God, he has a purpose and plan for each of us. He loves us so abundantly and wants us to share our unique gifts with each other. The Relief Society program of the church provides a way that we can do this, and by so doing we learn and grow from each other.
"Women of God can never be like women of the world.
The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed; we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity; we need more purity."
Margaret D. Nadauld
I love our beautiful Relief Society Theme.
We are beloved daughters of God, and our lives have meaning, purpose, and direction. As a worldwide sisterhood, we are united in our devotion to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Exemplar. We are women of faith, virtue, vision, and charity who:
Increase our testimonies of Jesus Christ through prayer and scripture study.
Seek spiritual strength by following the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
Dedicate ourselves to strengthening marriages, families, and homes.
Find nobility in motherhood and joy in womanhood.
Delight in service and good works.
Love life and learning.
Stand for truth and righteousness.
Sustain the priesthood as the authority of God on earth.
Rejoice in the blessings of the temple, understand our divine destiny, and strive for exaltation.
I am so blessed to be apart of this gospel with an amazing organization of women and hope that I can one day live up to what this theme represents.
Monday, November 2, 2009
It is hard to even imagine what our family would be like without Mitch.
give each member of our family 10 minute hugs and snuzzle us.
show us a sense of style
play the guitar and piano to us
give advice and leadership to each sibling in the family
treat his mom like a queen and his sisters like princesses
have his brother for his best friend
choose to have family time over friend time
treat girls and women with the utmost respect and be a perfect gentlemen
make children love them and get on their level and have fun with them
bring magic in our lives and stick tricks on the ceiling
be our amazing gardener
take care of his brother and drive him to school and pick him up from friends on the weekend
really care about your day
work on eating healthy and getting good exercise
tell his parents they are the best all the time
be a friend to everyone
always stiving to better himself
put the Lord first
prepare for his mission years before he is going to leave
be responsible with his chores and never complain
run errands for his mother whenever she needs something
be a loyal friend
call or text his siblings just to let them know how much he loves them
give endearing nicknames to his mother, and sisters
notice the little things in life, like the beauty around him
joke, tease, and have fun
lives life by making good choices and encourages others to do the same
look only on the best in people and makes others feel good about themselves
Girls came over to visit and Breea even wrote a song for him and came over to sing it. If we didn't know they were such good friends we would have been a little worried since the line, "I love you Mitch", was sang about 10 times. These girls have been his good friends for years. Mitch is a very loyal friend.