Thursday, October 28, 2010
I was making the sauce when there was a knock at the door. It was my wonderful visiting teachers dropping off a plate of Halloween sugar cookies. I asked Clayton to finish the sauce while I talked with them for a few minutes. A key ingriedient to honey mustard chicken is honey. Clayton thought it would incorporate better into the sauce if it was warm so he place the honey bear into the microwave for 15 seconds, thinking that was safe amount of time. When the 15 seconds was up, he opened the door and grabbed the honey bear filled with boiling honey. The small amount of pressure from his fingertips caused the plastic container to BURST. Luckily Clayton has quick reflexes and was able to move his hand out of the way before too much boiling honey got on him, but he did get burned, and it was beginning to blister a little bit.
So, the moral of the story is: be very careful when putting honey in the microwave.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Another realization that I made this week is that I do a lot, and I shouldn't feel inadequate. I don't say this to brag, but just to reassure myself that my day is filled with worthwhile activities. I am a full-time mom, I work part time, I am actively involved with my church, I cook and bake, and I keep a reasonably clean home. I think is a common thing for women to belittle the activities that fill their days, but we have a very important and divine role. I think our biggest fault is that we forget this too often.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
I've heard really good things about them and thought it would be fun to host a party. It was a fun filled night of food, girlfriends, and smelling wax samples. Some of my favorite scents were Winder Wonderland(a minty scent), White Sand( a mild flowery scent), and Baked Apple Pie(yes it's as yummy as it sounds). Here's a picture of the warmer that I got. I think it will look really nice in our home.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
One of my favorite talks was by President Monson in the Sunday morning session. He spoke on gratitude. It was a good reminder to me to be grateful for what I have, instead of focusing on what I lack. At this stage in my life, I feel like I am lacking a lot of things. Money is tight and I am not able to work much, so it seems that sometimes we go without the frivolous things in life. We do however, have everything we need: food, shelter and clothing. I need to show my gratitude to the Lord for everything that He has given me. Each day I need to thank him for the bounteous blessings that I have. There are so many people in this world that have less than I have.
I also liked President Eyring’s talk on putting our trust in the Lord and his servants. Sometimes I find it difficult to do everything that I’m supposed to: Go to church, read my scriptures, pray, family history, write in my journal, spend time with my family, keep my house clean….You get the idea. But the Lord gives us commandments, and he will give us the help and strength to accomplish them.
I really enjoyed President Packer’s talk on the family, but what I enjoyed most was the church’s very clear stance on homosexuality. I had a conversation with a member recently about homosexuality. She felt that in some cases, you are born gay. She had known a few men in her life that had struggled with homosexuality, and she felt that it was innate and that they were born that way. I was so happy that President Packer clearly stated that no one is born gay. Heavenly Father loves his children too much to do that to them. Clayton and I were talking and I think that some men have more feminine-like tendencies, but that doesn’t make them gay. They always have a choice.
I’m pretty sure Elder Bednar gave a really good talk too on the Holy Ghost, but I only got bits and pieces of it since Ryan was running around wreaking havoc:) But I will definitely go back and read that one.