Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Addition

I have a new addition to my life's motto...

Up until now I have replied to hard times with, "it is what it is" with the thought, I can't change it, I have no control over the situation, "it is what it is."

Today, in my busy of a a life (not, I really need a job) I have come to an add on...

leave IT alone...

leave those mean thoughts alone
leave those bad thoughts alone
leave what she/he/it/that just said alone

leave IT alone... walk away and let IT roll into nothing. Life is too short and there are so many things we let bother us or offend us... just leave IT alone and move on.
Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I live in the most beautiful place. No argument please because I will not be listening...

FACT: My dad mentioned this bridge to me a million times on the hike down. Yes, I went on a hike with my parents this weekend. Needless to say I am sore.

FACT: Life is short. Love it and live it with those you love.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Brief Kitchen Encounter

Before coming home I made a list of a few things I wanted to accomplish. I have wasted times in the past of my breaks and decided that I needed to make this one different (cause otherwise I might go crazy).
Some of my goals are: (1) become better at cooking (2) read for pleasure ALOT (3) learn how to play the piano again and (4) be a better person! The latter being a more complex one, but the others I have started already! Last night I began my piano lessons with my mom. I believe I was called rockstar more than once... but I really have a lot of practice ahead of me. I am already on my second book of pleasure (reading the hungry games trilogy) and cooking.... well I am on my second week of that....
Being home there are five capable adults (yes, I am one of them). Because I am one of them I have been put into the rotation of cooking. Wednesday nights are my night. I decided that I want to document this for all those who know... I AM NOT A COOKER! So here is the first..
Why brief kitchen encounters... let's just say it has something to do with my attire while cooking ;D
Today's meal... Sloppy Joes (a request from my Dad).
I used Jesica's (my brother Marc's wife) recipe. Never done it before, wasn't even sure if we had everything. But I did it! It turned out great and everyone seem to enjoy it. Here are a few pictures and a video of my encounters in the kitchen...

Here is the recipe I followed. I had to double it because I didn't feel like 1 lb. of beef would be enough for this family.
I even defrosted the meat all on my own. I was weird watching it. The blood was boiling.. ugh!

Not done yet! It was really difficult cutting the meat out of the bag thing it was in and getting it into the pan...

Yeah for me I did it! I added green beans (my favorite) and french fries. Yes, this was super simple. But I like to keep it simple. I am all about dumping things into a pan and making magic. Until next Wednesday... What should I make? Any suggestions?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Quick Review

I have now been a graduate for a week a
nd a few days. It is a weird feeling being home and having to worry about finding a job and saving money again. There never seems to be an end to making decisions, determining the important things to focuson and moving forward, not backwards. Being home has its advantages.... I get my own room, bathroom (my dad uses it but he is a good person to share it with), house to myself to walk around wearing whatever I want (;D thanks Sarah), endless voice messages from Ally and books to read... FOR PLEASURE! I am getting restless so I have began applying to places. Keepme in your prayers, thoughts, ANYTHING in finding a job that will help me reach my goal before I head off to teaching...

Now... here is a quick review on my last days in Rexburg (real quick).

I decided that I needed to go fishing in Idaho before I left. Therefore, a few of my roommates (Clara, Chantell, Taryn and Jacqui) went with Porter (so nice of him to take us annoying girls) to a DAM! It was dam cold and the dam fish were not biting. We didn't last long, and might have gotten the line stuck in the rocks and power-lines (Jacqui). But we came up with an amazing song... not repeated for mixed company and saw a few deer

We also went M&M bowling (which is nothing like skittle bowling DAN!).

Then there was graduation. My WHOLE family came. Some through skype, but everyone was there. It still hasn't hit me that I graduated, but I have always been ahead of the game ;D

I now miss people that have been a part of my life and become a part of me. But it wouldn't be life it things didn't change. Here's to change... and all the struggles that come with it.
p.s. I have to give a hollllaaa to Ally for making my blog as bomb.com as it is. Thanks girl! You should probably wash your yoga pants soon.