Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guess where I get to go?!?!

Next Thursday, I get to go see LeAnn Rimes in concert at Joe's Bar in Chicago. Shanna won 4 tickets this week and I get to go! I am so excited, this is the first concert I have been too in over 10 years. I have been a big fan of LeAnn for years but have never gotten to see her in concert. I am way excited!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Girls camp 2008

I am back from camp and I had the time of my life. I was on a spiritual high all week long and still am. The entire Presidency was able to go and all of our girls except for 3. We were able to bond and get so much closer. We had 2 girls reactivate themselves and bear their testimonies and 1 non member friend come bare her testimony and wants to be baptised. Our ward has a very special group on YW, very strong and anchored in Christ.
I have many stories to tell but am way to tired to complete my post tonight. My testimony has been stregthened through my young women and I am forever grateful for my opportunity to go to camp this year. I will update with stories and pics later this week as time permits.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Is it really almost August?

Wow, I really don't know where the summer has gone but we have done a good job at being busy. I know I have to catch up on posting pics because I have been really bad at it! So far this month amist all of our long hours at work we have managed to paint our bedroom and bathroom, build shelves for the garage to organize things, cleaned out our office that looked like the black hole, and enjoyed some time with friends. I am getting ready to head of to girls camp next week and I still have a long list of things I still need to do before I leave. I have really enjoyed serving with the leaders in YW, we make a great team. This past week a few of us and our girls were putting together our journals for camp when the girls decided to play some games. One of the games was so funny, I feel out of my chair to lay on the floor and laughed until I cried. Poor Taylor got up and ran into the bathroom just in time! I don't think I have laughed that hard ever!
I learned 2 weeks ago that my mother had a mild heartattack and is working on changing some habits to be more healthy. She has been in and out of the Dr.'s office for testing and such, they are keeping a close eye on her. She goes in for a stress test next Thursday and will find out if she needs to have surgery or not.
Monster turned 1 this month!!!! We added a few more toys to his collection. I want to make him a bday cake but can't find the time to make it yet, maybe after girls camp. He is getting so bug. He has finally learned how to walk down the street like a normal dog, no more pulling or acting stupid.
Dennis continues to be Guardian's #1 man. He has been putting in alot of hours but it's well worth it! That's what you get when you mix summer and pest control. I am still looking for that teaching job for the fall. I don't know what I am going to do if one doesn't come around. I feel like such a loser. I was getting some stuff laminated today and the teacher store and I was walking around looking at all the stuff. I really want to be in my own classroom! That's all for now. I will update after camp.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cheescake Jello Poke Cake

You will need:
1 box white cake mix
large box of cherry jello
large box of cheesecake instant pudding
tub of cool whip

Bake the cake by directions on box. Let cool for 15 minutes or so, it really doesn't matter. Using the handle part of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the cake.Set aside.
Boil 2 cups of water, add to jello, stir until dissolved. Pour jello slowly over the cake, making sure it goes into the holes and all over top of cake. I found it easer to pour out of a measurimg cup.

Refrigerate for 3 hours.
After three hours, combine pudding mix with 1 cup milk, gently fold in whip cream and put on top of cake.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Evening Thought....

Tonight at S.E.D I saw a quote plaque at the Westburg's home that I really liked.

My life is a gift from God....
What I become is my gift to Him.

Just a quick note that I absolutley LOVE my calling in YW. It has made me grow in the Gospel so much and has really strengthened my testimony. I love the families and youth of our ward. I love being a living example to each and every one of them, someone they can look up to and come to when they need something. It is such a tremendous feeling when one of the YW comes to you with a problem they have seeking out your advice. I am floating in calling bliss right now... I can't wait for Girl's Camp next week. It is going to be so much fun :)