I have this quote on my fridge so that it will speak to me every morning...
"It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is, It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us."--President Gordon B. Hinckley
I posted this on my Facebook Status yesterday and I really do think this Idea is what helps me move forward....
We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us, but what we forget is that paths are made by walking, not by waiting.
Can I just say, "what a cold and dreary weekend it was." I was just wanting a little sun and warm weather. I know it will come soon enough, but it would've been nice for the weekend. Oh well, murphys law, it always happens!!
Addie and Sierra played with toys, which was really fun. I did the big girls hair, and Allen shot a lot of rock chucks and one truck mirror!!! (I'm glad it was him and not me!!)
Two years ago memorial weekend, right before we were married, we went to Shoshone Falls because I had never been there. It was beautiful. The run-off was so much and I thought it compared to Niagara, REALLY!! I wanted to go this year and take Addison. It was cold, and rainy, but after we got there and were about to leave the sun came out for just a bit and made it all worth it.
When we got home and I was showing Allen the pictures from this time and then I showed him the pictures from when we went last time. He said, "what happened to those young shinny good looking people." "Marriage and a baby", I said. Usually that reaction happens a few more years down the road, but Allen and I got started a little later in life. I've vowed though, I'm getting into shape and going to fit into my pre-baby cloths before summer is over...this is ridiculous!!!!
2011-It really is all worth it, look at that cute little girl of ours!!!
I have to say this little girl and I have been kindred spirits since the day I met her, about a week after she was born. She was always by my side. She turns 12 Today!!! I spoke at her baptism and that seems like just yesterday. We love you belle!!!!
This week we have really wanted the sun to come out so we could Enjoy it and plant our garden......Well the sun came out but the wind was was so cold and it was only 52 here here. We tilled the garden but, it was FREEZING!!! So I'm thinking next week I can plant it, when the ground reaches above 40 degrees.
2 1/2 weeks ago we had a few day of sun and then we went back to rain, snow and cold wind :(. We are still at that point...Mommy and Addie are going stir-crazy. I know the sun is finally going to come and it's going to be 90, but I'll complain about that later. We just want warm, sun shining days!!!
Allen said to me the other day, "we're gonna have to get us another external hard drive just for all the pictures...." I agreed with him, that is just what I want, oh and a new camera too!!! Maybe for Xmas??
Well we will never forget this graduation. We sat down in in the bleacher, there was a light breeze, and really dark clouds in the distance. We knew they were coming for us. You would think that this would hurry things along, cutting out the unnecessary things maybe starting a bit early....
No such luck. 10 or so minutes into it, here came the rain. A spit, then a pee, then downpour. We had a steady rain for the rest of evening, about 2 hours!!!!! Allen got soaked, I shelded Addie, and I had my hood on, but it was not as much fun as the pictures will show. We all wanted to drink Hot Chocolate when we got home. Therefore not pictures with the graduate. Oh Well :( :(
I tried this the other day and loved it. I added some red pepper with the garlic in the sauce for extra flavor. You can serve it with paprika chicken listed below
1 pkg. bow tie pasta
1/2 c. (1 cube) butter (the real stuff)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pint heavy cream
salt & pepper to taste
10-15 spears asparagus, blanched
1/2 c. bacon, crumbled
1/2 c. toasted pinenuts (or to taste)
Parsley, to taste
Parmesan cheese, to taste
Boil bow tie pasta in salted water until al dente. In wok or heavy skillet melt butter. Add minced garlic and saute a minute or so. Add Parmesan Cheese and bouillon cube(s). When the bouillon cube is dissolved, slowly stir in heavy cream and salt & pepper. Add cooked pasta to cream sauce and toss until pasta is well covered. Add blanched asparagus. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, toasted pinenuts, parsley & Parmesan cheese and toss together. Serve immediately.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c. Italian bread crumbs (you can also use Panko bread crumbs and add Italian seasoning)
1 1/2 cubes (3/4 cup) melted butter
Combine Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and paprika. Dip chicken breast in melted butter. Roll in crumb mixture until completely coated. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes @ 350
I have to say I have a busy few weeks cut out for me. Since I was unmotivated last year for spring cleaning (because I was pregnant) I am two years behind instead of one!!!! I can say that every fan blade is white again, the baseboards don't look grungy, the floor under the fridge and stove are clean and I definitely feel better about myself....whenever the house is clean, I feel at ease!!!!
Lets just say I haven't made it to the Garden, let alone the yard. I think I would rather be outside getting these two thing taken care of first if it wasn't so dang cold, windy, and rainy :( At this rate, I'm thinking middle of may.
This weekend my cousin Kami and her boyfriend, Ryan stayed with us. They came to run the half marathon in Idaho Falls. I think they had fun running and we had fun having them. We hope they come again!!!!!!!!
I've always said I thought this girl was going to be a feisty one, but now I'm for sure!! I'm sure she takes after her mom in that department I'm afraid!!!
What we can do at this point:
We can play paddy cake. Sometimes she starts clapping her hands so that mommy will start singing
She loves the game of peek-a-boo! She holds the blanket up for me to play and then she will take the blanket so that she can play. Then she starts laughing hard like I'm tickling her. She is so funny.
I sniff her blanket and rub it on her nose then my nose. Then she sniffs at me and rubs the outside edge of her blanket. Sometimes she starts sniffing when she wants to cuddle with her blanket, me, or at times I think she does it to tell me she loves me!!!! It just melts my heart.
We still love our milk and she won't hold the bottle herself because she likes to feel her blanket will she eats. She pretty much feeds herself at all meals. I feed her when we're at church because it's easier, but she likes to do it.
Addison loves to read books. It all started with the hymn books at church like I've mentioned before, but now it's anything that resembles a book. When we sit down in the rocking chair she knows where the books are and she looks for them. We read them and then mommy goes back through a second time and makes all the sounds of the animals, people and things...well that is what sounds I can. She loves it.
STILL NO CRAWLING....Addison has always hated being on her tummy and still does. She army crawls backwards, rolls over and stays put, mostly crying the whole time. You would think that finding freedom would make her happy. I don't know about his girl sometimes. She can sit up from a laying position and is trying to pull herself up on things. She sits on her knee's for a while then falls forward and cries. I really think she wants to walk, but I really want her to crawl. Maybe she will walk and crawl at the same time....who knows. She does have a mind of her own and definitely knows what she wants.