Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Girls and Awards!

Okay so the pictures loaded backwards....
I wanted a picture of the girls
TOGETHER before we went
to church Sunday.
Next time mommy will be the 
photographer. So you will have to
have a all three separately.

Ana Finau in her pink princess dress.
She still goes to my class after
wandering off into the parking lot
incident. I love her, she keeps me
going ALL day long!
My Shanny....she now has a permanent
accessory. Her back back my sister gave
her for Easter. She is learning so much lately.
She loves reading, painting, and impersonating
everyone. Love you Shanny
My Tilisa. She is such a big helper.
Sometimes I have to remind her,
that I am the mom! LOL.
I think that is the age.
She is so smart and so talented.
She is starting piano lessons
soon, and is still always painting and drawing.

Tilisa has merged into her new school like a pro. 
I think Utah and Nevada school system 
are soooo different.
Tuesday she received the highest award 
for the school. The principals award.
She was so excited and we are so
proud of her. She is always reading and
doing her spelling. She loves math and 
she gets along well with everyone.

I am so thankful for my family.
I am so thankful that my 
Heavenly Father has blessed
me with so much.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Much Love,

President Thomas S. Monson

As Many of you know I was an operator for 
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints before I move to Las Vegas.
Since we have moved one of the things
that has made me so sad about leaving
was my job. I know to the outside world
people probably think I am crazy!
Before I started working for the church
I was struggling big time with just about 
everything. My testimony, why I was here,
what I was doing, who I was....
Pretty much any question you could ask,
I was asking myself.
I have so many wonderful stories that have 
happen to me while I worked for the church.
Most of them are personal and ones I will
always hold dear to heart for as long as I live.
My first week in training I walked into
the office sat down and in walked
President Monson.
He walked over put his hand on my
shoulder and said we are glad you are here.
To most, this would not be a big deal.
To me at that moment in time, it meant 
everything. From that day on I had many
conversations with the prophet.
I have written these experiences down
in my journal and hope one day my grandchildren 
will think WOW my grandma knew the prophet!
I have to say my experiences working for
the church have changed my life.
They have made me want to be a better
wife, mother, daughter, friend.
President Monson will always
hold a very special place in my heart.
I sustain him and I know he is
a true prophet of God.

"Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; 
frustration may be a constant companion. 
In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, 
“You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. 
You haven’t time to be concerned for others.” 
Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods 
and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service and 
our hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord. 
In moments when the light of resolution dims and when the heart grows faint, 
we can take comfort from His promise: 
'Be not weary in well-doing. … 
Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. 
Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.'”

A four-year old is kind of like having a blender, 
but you don't have a top for it.

I feel like this with all my girls sometimes.
Am I the only one?
I love there enthusiasm and that
they keep me constantly on my toes.
I am so thankful I have my girls
they are my greatest treasures!

Made a few things I
found on a very cute blog
 wanted to share.
Try them, they are delicious!

2 quarts water
12 cubes chicken bouillon
4 large diced 
potatoes with skin
3 large carrots (chunked)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 cup celery (diced)
1 bunch broccoli (chopped)

1½ cups butter
1½ cups flour
1½ quarts more

16 ounce jar Cheez Whiz
¾ teaspoon of garlic salt

In 2 quarts water, c
ook bouillon and vegetables. In smaller pan, combine butter and flour. Slowly add 1 ½ quarts of water. Stir to thicken. Add slowly to lar
ge pan of veggies. Add Cheez Whiz and salt. 
I found this recipe and my girls 
LOVE it!!!
Also You have to have some Aloha Bread.

-Lion House Recipe
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cup Mashed Bananas
4 Cups all-purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Soda
1 20-Ounce Can Crushed Pineapple, Undrained
¾ Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Cup Coconut
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 2 large 8x4-inch loaf pans. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, and sugar. Add eggs. Stir in bananas. In separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt, then add to banana mixture. Blend well, but be careful not to over mix. (Over mixing causes tunnels and a coarse texture) Add pineapple, pecans, and coconut and mix together on low speed until blended. Pour into prepared pans. The pans should each be two-thirds full. Bake for 60 to 80 minutes.
Makes 2 large loaves.

I am going to try and make this for the my 
ladies I now go Visiting Teaching too.

Recipes and pictures

Monday, April 20, 2009

Time to catch up!

Here is my little princess sound asleep at 
4:00 pm, pearl bracelet and all!
I know I have so much to catch up on.
We lost our battery to our camera and
it costs 80 bucks. So I have figured out
how to take pictures with our video camera.
I promise I will try to caught up this week.
I hope you all are well and I hope you enjoy
your summer! Wait is it summer yet? Today 
I almost melted and it was only 92....
it's going to be a long HOT summer!!!!