Wednesday, April 18

Our little story

Li made this movie.

He is so good at movies.

Thursday, March 1

Another reason to get off your computer...

Spring is in the air!!

Can you feel it?  I felt it yesterday. 
 I passed two different (and competing) track teams running, while I was driving to the mall all by myself.  As in, with no kids.  
I had completely forgotten what it was like to shop without a cart.  
What are you supposed to do with your hands?!  

And then I left the mall and drove to DI where I bought myself a whole new wardrobe for $32.  

But back to spring.  
It's coming.  
And I for one could not possibly be more excited. 
 I'm ready to cut all my pants into shorts and put some miles on my bike.  

But first things first.  Today is March 1st.  Time for me to get reading the Book of Mormon.  I'll be reading 17 pages a day this month.  And I invite you to too.

It just might change your life. 

In case you're new to the Book of Mormon Challenge, it goes down like this...
In March you are invited to read the whole Book of Mormon.
This breaks down to 17 pages a day.
You can read it, listen to it, watch the ASL version.  Whatever.
If you're already part way into the book that's okay.  You can start where you are and read 17 pages a day and then start over.  Or you can start over.  Or whatever you want to do.

If you happen to be seeing this after March 1st it's not too late!  Just start today.

The goal is to read the whole book this month. 
The important thing is to read more than you normally would so that when General Conference rolls around you are ready.

You can do it.

Friday, February 24

Why you should get off the computer

You do it, I know you do.  
We all do.  
"Pin" things with the intention to do them someday.  
Come to think of it, I even have a board called "To do someday."  
Well, if you've pinned this....

then "someday" really ought to be this one.

Megan and I just made them while Carter is napping.  And I'm thinking I'll let Carter help me roll them in balls when he wakes up.  If there is anything left when he wakes up.  They are so yummy.

A few notes...
I used natural PB and raw honey and they were a little bit hard to mix, so I had to do it with my hands.
I used sweetened coconut flakes and I think it might be better with unsweetened.  But I have tons of sweetened left over from my wedding.  That's right, I said my wedding, in 2007. 
It's about time I found a recipe to use it.
Megan can't eat honey yet and I'm not sure I want her eating PB so I'm gonna go make a batch with almond butter and maple syrup.

Seriously, get off the computer and go make some.
Right now.

****post update****
The almond butter/maple syrup version is now in the fridge.
It might be even better.
I may or may not have eaten it with a spoon.

*****another update*****
Just made another batch during naptime.
With PB and maple syrup.
I'm eating it with a spoon without bothering to refrigerate.
I'm hunting and pecking on my keyboard right now because my fingers are sticky.
Obsess much?

Monday, February 20

Easy, cheap, and practically vegan taco salad

This is not a recipe.
It's quite laughable that I'm actually about to post this.

But it's one of my favorite meals lately.
And on the off chance it never occurred to you to try it,
I'm gonna share.

Open a can of refried beans
Add a few shakes of taco seasoning
Add some chopped up lettuce
 Eat, using chips as utensils

A few notes...
My taco seasoning has whey, that's why I called it practically vegan.
Obviously you could add more steps like tomato, salsa, avocado, cheese, sour cream or whatever.
But then it wouldn't be so lazy easy and cheap.
I keep lettuce chopped up and ready to go.
I'm much more likely to eat it that way.
I put the refried beans in a tupperware so whatever I don't eat goes straight to the fridge for next time.

Megan loved the chips covered in beans.
She wasn't sure what to do with the lettuce.
(She still has no teeth!)
But mostly she loved fingerpainting with her smoothie.

Thursday, February 9

Fresh Meat

I haven't been eating much meat lately.  
And then I watched a documentary and a cow got killed.  

I am such a sissy pants.  

And now I'm eating no meat. 
I'm not saying you should do the same.  Not at all. 
I just thought this video was hysterical.