Sunday, May 30, 2010

High on the Mountain Top.....

This weekend we went up Hobble Creek Canyon and set up camp. We didn't stay all night because it was really cold on the mountain, but we stayed to watch the sunset which is the best part about camping here anyway :o) We made Banana Boats and to make those you leave the banana in the peel and then hollow out the banana but leave some of it in the bottom and then top with marshmallow and chocolate chips and wrap them in foil and then thrown them on the fire. We made Orange muffins also and to make those you leave the orange in the peel as well and then hollow out the orange but leave some inside and then use a muffin mix that you only add water and then we mixed the muffin mix in a ziplock bag then put it in the orange, wrap it in tin foil, and then throw it on the fire. Then we made tin foil dinners. So it was a delicious and rather fun night! After which we went back to a friends house and just talked for about an hour then came home. Here are some of which Josh, me and Greg and doing an assembly line to make the banana boats...I was waiting for a banana in the picture so I only had my spoon. haha. I tried to put the pictures on in order from when the sun was up to sunset but when they loaded they loaded in reverse haha... anyway it was a pretty day! I hope y'all enjoy thr pictures!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Charity is Love

I don't want to drive up the pearly gates in a shiny sports car,
wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly
manicured fingernails.
I want to drive in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking
kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing my sister shenk's lawn.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a
sick neighbor's kid.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with the children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears
of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

I simply want to be a good wife, mother, and servant of the Lord. I only hope that when it is my time I will be able to honestly tell the Lord that while I was here I served my family, my sisters and their families to the best of my ability and that I tried with all my energy to have a hand in helping build the Kingdom of God.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Finding Joy in my calling

I am officially excited about being the Relief Society President! I have to admit I was very fearful Sunday and Monday. I went to the Temple on Tuesday and pondered everything and really read through the RS handbook and I started thinking about how "Fear and Faith cannot coexist" I can't remember who said that, but I began to feel a great deal of comfort and now I am so excited to see what I can accomplish and I'm so Grateful that the Lord has entrusted me with these women. I have never felt such a great deal of love and appreciation for the organization of the Relief Society and all that it stands for. I hope that I am successful in helping build the Kingdom of God. I've become very consumed already and I haven't even been sustained yet! I'm so excited to serve the Lord and my Sisters!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

12 whole Graham Crackers, crushed
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup Peanut Butter
3 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 (12 ounce) packkage choclate chips

Combine Graham cracker crumbs, margarine or butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Pat firmly into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Melt chocolate chips until smooth. Frost mixture with melted chocolate. Refrigerate. When chilled, cut into small squares. You can drizzle white chocolate if you want I don't, but it's because I'm not a fan of white choclate!