Friday, October 23

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!

What would fall be without pumpkin! For the past month I have been making anything pumpkin: waffles, bread, cookies, cake, and course my favorite muffins. They turned out so great that I have to share! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 (16 oz.) can pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 cups oil
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 package chocolate chips (I like the mini)
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil until smooth. Add in dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 16-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 24-30 muffins.

Wednesday, October 21

Times like this...

After a very long day yesterday, Zech insisted that I should go to my enrichment and that he would watch Elai. After about 20 mins of telling Zech I didn't want to go I finally agreed. And it was great. But the best part of it was when I got home. When Elai crawled over to me and said "MAMA!" Oh how it made my heart melt. It's times like these that help me know everything will be okay.

Thursday, October 15

When to give up...

Seven years ago my family was told my grandma had 6 months to live and today as she lies on her death bed I can't help but wonder when is it time to give up? She has been fighting for so long to stay here on this earth but for what? So she wouldn't leave her companion alone. Last May my grandparents celebrated their 54th anniversary. Reflecting on my childhood memories I can't ever recall hearing either of them ever saying anything negative about the other. Though I didn't marry my high school sweetheart like my grandmother did, I hope that I can someday too celebrate 54 years of marriage to my best friend. And I hope that when people remember Zech and I that they only remember us sharing the good things about each other.

Friday, October 9

Our Trip!

Elai and I had a great time in Libby. We got to see our family and Elai even got to attend his first soccor game. Here are some of the photos I took.

Watch Bands~!!!~

I have learned how to make cute watch bands and who knew beading could be so cute. Check them out. They are super fun!

Sunday, October 4

Great Company
Great Food
General Authorities
4 Sessions
A Great Conference Weekend