Thursday, July 23, 2009


My neice Miranda has had a few sleep overs at her favorite aunties house, me of course! Miranda is very helpful around the house which is great becuase I am useless around the house!!!

Even though she is small and only three she can carry Jesse's huge shoes and mine in her arms and even figures out how to get them and her up the stairs right behind me. I will have to have her over more often so I can keep my house clean and organized!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One More Thing

I love finding new jobs, for some strange reason. In assisting Jesse in finding a job I came across a part-time position for House Parents in the Crisis Nursery at a local non-profit organization called The Family Support & Treatment Center. So of course I applied and got Jesse and I in for an interview!! We got through the first round of interviews and was called back for a second interview with one of the counselors at the facility and guess what....yes we got the job. Even though I was a bit apprehensive after some of Jesse's amazingly detailed answers!!! Man do we have different interviewing styles!! So after an interesting job shadow causing Jesse to have second thoughts, and getting recertified in CPR & First Aid and Food Prep Certified we took on our first 24-hour shift in the Nursery. At first it was a little strange being in charge of little lives and trying to remember all the training but then it just became natural and a lot of fun. What a better way to be at a job that enables you to make someone else's day a little happier and easier to get through. Getting the first smile and seeing walls come down just a little was worth the lack of sleep and nervousness of the day!!

I am really glad that we have this opportunity to work here and get to spend some time with some of these amazing and fun little kids. Jesse and I both came away from our first shift with mixed emotions but were glad that we could be there for these little guys.

The Family Support & Treatment Center is always looking for donations either monetary, in-kind or volunteer hours and I would definitely recommend doing one of the three to help out the children in our community that need our help!!

Oh and that day I was extended the call as Nursery Leader in our Branch!! How funny is that!!

Fourth of July

Yes I know this is late but I have been very laxadasical about everything so I am just getting around to posting.

My mom's decorating skills

My dad decided that we were going to do an early morning picnic with the fam hoping to get everyone together. Since that rarely works it was not any different this time and it ended up being my parents, myself and my sister playing cards, eating and playing with the dogs. It was a lot of fun just a bit early for my taste when I may have a chance to catch up on my sleep!!
Isn't this cute fabric!!

The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to me trying to get my skirt pattern cut out which has been a HUGE struggle and has taken about 2 months so far!!! I think instead I watched a film festival movie and took a nap, then started a new project, an apron, instead but hey what else is new? This year we actually went and watched the fireworks from the grass area below the temple with my family. My mom and I staked out our spot early in the afternoon carefully aligning ourselves to be in direct sight to the fireworks. A lot of work went into thinking this through, an exact science to be exact!!
This is why I have very few cute pictures of Jesse and I

The fireworks were a lot of fun, I love fireworks!! The best part though was the cotton candy guys selling 4 different flavors of cotton candy, yes you read that correct 4 flavors. I think they were bubble gum, apple, grape and .....okay so I can't remember the fourth but it was good!!! I ate almost all four bags on my own and Natalie helped me out some.
I LOVE Cotton Candy!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Great New Place to Eat

Today my mom, Miranda and I hit up this great little Asian restaurant called Rooster Dumpling & Noodle House that is delicious!!! It has a great dumpling menu to choose from and fun noodles and rice dishes. The desserts are out of this world good, besides that it is an Asian restaurant!! We ate practically half the menu and it was all delicious and very light!! Go give it a try the owner is really nice and friendly and she will give you tips on what you might like.