Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Neil thought this recipe was yummy...but also, he is yummy. So really it works on two levels.

I kind of made up this easy recipe last night and I thought it turned out pretty good so I though I would share. I say I kind of made it up because it's not like chicken pot pie is a new idea, but I could not find a recipe I liked/was easy enough for my lazy self . Here it is if you want to try it.

1 can of buttermilk biscuits, the can that pops when you bang it on the counter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of canned chicken (or cook your own chicken)
pretty much any veggie you like.

If you are using fresh veggies cook everything together until tender.

In a bowl combine cooked veggies (I threw in frozen peas at this point. If you are using frozen veggies you may not have to pre cook them at all) and both cans of soup

Spread in casserole dish. Turn on oven to whatever temp the biscuits need. Cook mixture with out biscuits for about 15 min. Pop open can, put biscuits on top of mixture (I squished mine down a bit) they don't have to cover every space, it is good to have some air holes. Cook until the biscuits are brownish. Check with fork to make sure stuff at bottom is warm.
Yummy. So yummy I ate some for breakfast this morning...don't judge me I am not a sugar cereal girl.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stuff I've Done.

Highlight the things you have done, then when you do this on your blog, add one of your own things to the end:)

1.Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 8.7. Been to DisneylandClimbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18.Grown your own vegetables 19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21.Had a pillow fight 22.hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a 1/2 Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31.hit a home run. 32.been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44.Sung karaoke Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67.Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone. 78.Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82.Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Made amends with someone who offended you 101. Flew in a small Cessna plane with just you and the pilot 102. Ran out of gas 103. Eaten fried okra 104. Swam in the Caribbean Sea 105. Peed in a swimming pool 106. Stayed in a beach house 107. Hosted an exchange student 108. Been a Secret Santa to a family 109. Worked on a political campaign 110. Coached a sports team 111. Baked bread from scratch 112. Driven from coast to coast 113. Paid off all of your debt 114. Roast marshmallows over a campfire.115 Cut up a credit card 116. Drove a car through a flood 117. Been on t.v 118. Had braces 119. Been to the twin towers in NY. 120. Have played in both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans 121. Been to ground zero 122. Bite my fingernails 123. Likes to scrapbook 124. Hates pie 125.Visited Mexico 126. Seen a Tornado in person 127. Have ever been lost at sea! 128. kisses a frog. 129. Gave birth to twins. 130. Received 2 moving violation tickets in 1 day. 131.Been Life Flighted. 132. swore 133. stranded in a motel for Christmas. 134. Been in 2 countries at once! 135. Adopted a pet from Humane Society 136. Did a triathlon 137. Never received a speeding ticket 138. Live with one kidney 139. Slept on the floor of a train station in Poland 140. eaten rocky mountain oysters 141. Volunteered at an orphanage in Chile 142. Walked the Lord of The Rings trail to Mordor in New Zealand.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Great Movie

On Friday night Neil and I watched this movie. I really liked it. Not so much because of the great acting (not so great) or the amazing cinematography, but because of the message it carries. I would recommend it to anyone, married or single, young or old, bond or free. Okay, I guess if you are bond you may have to beg the warden to head over to the local redbox in your behalf. Anyway, great movie, click here to reserve it at your local redbox. Beware, it starts out a little cheesy, but don't give up, it is great. I cried (and that says a lot).

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A special valentine tale.

First things first. This is what I woke up to this morning. Blah. I thought winter was supposed to be winding down!

I would like to tell you a little story. Once upon a time there was a girl who had no valentine. Every year she would hope that someone would come along and want to be her valentine. Every year she waited in vain. One year she had a boyfriend, (hooray!) She thought to herself "self, this might be your year, you will finally have a valentine!" She waited for said boy to make a plan for valentines day...crickets.... finally she called him "hello boy, are we not going to celebrate valentines day?" he told her that he thought they should break up...tears. Who does that?! She exclaimed. I am done! Blah blah and all that.

Then she met Neil. He did nice things for valentines day. He left her a flower on their brady bunch orange counter top with a note that said "I hope in the future to be able to give you more than one flower" and lots of other nice things.

He left her a valentine themed diet coke in the fridge

And he sneakily left a dozen roses on her night table that same day with a note that said "I told you in the future that I hoped to be able to buy you more flowers, my how time flies!"

Also he gave her some really beautiful peal earrings. What a lucky girl to finally have a valentine.
The End

Thursday, February 12, 2009

About us

♥ How old are each of you?
I am 28 Neil is 27

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?

♥ Do you have any children together?
Nope, they are only a twinkle in our eye ;)

♥ What about pets?
Never never never..except maybe a fish

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Money, he is good with it, me....not so much.

♥ Did you go to the same school?
One year of High School together (did not really know each other well) I got my BA from USU, now he is Getting his MAcc from USU. He is my MAcc daddy! (I have been dieing to use that one)

♥ Are you from the same home town?

♥ Who is the smartest?
Neil, but I am street smart and random trivia smart, ha ha.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Cafe Rio, every Friday night.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Hawaii, honeymoon.

♥ Who has the worst temper?
Me, although neither of us really have a temper.

♥ Who does the cooking?
I do, but he helps and sometimes cooks the whole meal, he is a good cook!

♥ Who is more social?
Wow...we are both pretty much hermits. I guess me, but only barely..

♥Who is the neat Freak?
Him, he is very tidy, I am cluttery...I am learning to be tidy, I think.

♥ Who is the more stubborn?
Hmmmm maybe him? I don't know, maybe it's equal we are pretty easy going.

♥ Who hogs the bed?
Me, poor Neil

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
We wake up at the same time every day because we go to campus together every day.

♥ Where was your first date?
We rode scooters to the Parott Head Island Broiler and then played croquet at a park and then talked and talked and talked...

♥ Who has the bigger family?
Me, well, he has more siblings, but I have WAY more extended family.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
Mmmm not really, but when it counts (B-day, Valentines) he always comes through.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
We go to St. George and take turns staying with our parents and visiting family.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
What does that even mean? We were pretty serious by our 2nd date because we had been good friends for like a year.

♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
Me, but he helps fold stuff.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
we are about the same on this one.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
On long trips we take turns. Around town, if we take my car I drive, his car, he drives.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Tale of Two Snack Foods.

So all day long I have really wanted a Chocolate Doughnut. Finally a little while ago I walked over to the library to get one (they have better doughnuts than the student center). I went in and there were no more chocolate doughnuts. Sooo sad. So I walked all the way over to the student center, and saw that the doughnut place was closed, I know SO sad! Then I saw a vending machine and thought to myself, "self, your craving could be satisfied by a candy bar, right?" But wait! They had hostess cupcakes, yum. so I put my precious $1 bill in and punched the numbers....I know what you are thinking, the machine ate my money...WRONG! I got my cupcakes, but they were not chocolate, they were yellow cake!! What?! They have chocolate on top so they look the same. How could they trick me like that on a day like this?! Oh well, I sighed, I guess they would have to do. Then I looked at the package, "Expiration date March 05"!!! What?! Are you freaking kidding me!? After all that hard work they sold me 4 year old cupcakes!! I started to laugh and laughed all the way back to my office. I told my co-worker my sad story. She asked to see the package. Guess what? I was wrong, it means expiration March 5th, not March 2005. Whew. I probably would have eaten them anyway.

The End

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

14 children under the age of 7

My grandma had 14 children, no multiple births, over the space of like 25 years or so. I am all for big families however....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29002731/ Check out this article. If you don't want to read it I will summarize. A woman in Whittier Ca. gave birth to octuplets recently. She already had 6 kids under the age of 7 at home. All of her children have been conceived by implantation, there is no father in the picture, so she will be doing this alone, with maybe a little help from family (however, her mother has said she is tired of taking care of the kids). She is trying to sell her story to movie makers and magazines. Whatever, that is fine, not judging. However, a lot of big corporations who in the past have stepped up and donated houses, cars, diapers, college educations, food, etc to families with mulitple births, are keeping back because of all of the ethical debate surrounding this. I am not judging here. I am just curious, what do you think? Should she get support like that? Part of me feels really bad for her, and I think she should get the same kind of help/perks that mothers of other multiples have. Another part of me feels like she made a really irresponsilbe decision and needs to get a grip on reality, how could she do this knowing that she would be a single mother of 14 children under the age of 7? In the end, I just feel bad for all of the kids.