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Friday, December 7, 2012

additional RS meeting: pancake party!

here is a link to last months A.R.S.M a get to know you night with an owl theme.
this month for the additional RS message I did a pancake party.
we had a bunch of pancake mix left over from a summer breakfast that the ward did, so in attempts to use what we already had, I came up with a pancake bar.
I just gathered some frames from around the house and created some some chalkboard typography, which is all the rage in pinterest land, and for good reason. It's super cute.
I thrifted the three silver vases? buckets? (I don't know what they are called?) for 5 bucks and filled them with stuff I found outside.
Unfortunately I forgot the table cloth, so everything looks a bit unfinished but other than that it all came together nicely. (sadly I did not get a pic with the pancake platters. they went in that big empty space) 

I made 4 different kinds of pancakes:
cottage cheese
whole wheat

sadly I didn't get any pictures of them on the table.

for toppings I did
choc chips
powedered sugar
along with
strawbery jam
raspberry jam
I bought the sqeeze bottles (98 cents each) from walmart and made some labels.
the jams and stuff were in mason jars with labels I made.
I found this birdcage (I have been wanting one forever but havent found anything inexpensive till now) at ross for 7 bucks! I was happy about that find. I think I am going to spraypaint it for my house now that I have used it for this (i didn't purchase it for this specific thing, it was just good timing as I have been looking for one forever)
I had bought the two metal baskets at a thirft store for 2.50 and put some moss in there for the jars.
I added a couple candles and a goard (sp?) for some filler and that was it.
I put the pancakes on silver platters in the big empty space on the table =)
and a water jug on the end of the table (after the pics were taken)
for the thought/lesson I talked about visting teaching.
I wanted to give the sisters some fun cheesy ideas to use when they visit teach just to break the ice and have some fun with it.
I had three bottles of soda each with the saying "We're soda-lighted to be your visiting teachers"
and 2 packages of grands rolls with the saying "We think you're GRAND. Love you visiting teachers"
I gave them to the first 5 sisters that got to the meeting, to give to their visiting teach-ees
I also found this really cute calling card on pinterest that I printed off for everyone to give the sisters they visit
I also had a poem for them that I printed off and cutified  (did i just make up a word?)  with some scrapbook paper:

 I created a free download here for you to print your own!

If you would like to use any of these, feel free to comment and I can email them to you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the fair

i LOVE the fair.
the people watching.
the corn on the cob.
 the funnel cake.
our personal favs

not sure what's with the spots on the pic?
and now for a very flattering pic of me stuffing my face with corn on the cob.

we watched a dive show. kinda cool to see the divers dive from the verrrry top platform..
.allll the way up by the top flag

Monday, October 29, 2012

the rest of trek

our family

and i'm sure that the pioneers had cool stunna shades just like us.
this last pic is at the very top, where i was fairly certain i was going to kill over and die.
right after this we read letters that we had written to eachother and brock's didn't dissapoint.
he is perhaps the sweetest husband in all the land.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


brock and i were called to be a ma' and pa' for our stake trek this summer
they did it at this is the place monument.
it was a fun experience that i hope i dont have to experience again ;)
"this is the place" is SOOOO quaint and beautiful.
they have a whole pioneer world set up up there!
while people were eating, 
i took a little walk around by myself
just as the sun was setting.
 it was so beautiful and peaceful.
i want to live here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Girls night out

renee was in town for a few days for the doterra convention back in sept so i decided to set up a girls night out with the sister in laws.
we headed out to provo to eat and get some bluebell ice cream!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

our first garden

we decided to plant a garden this year after watching this film
it is a gardening technique where you only have to water
your plants until they are sturdy. then you stop.
sadly i can not find the pics of all the steps we took when preping the land but watch the video and you will see exactly what we did.

the fruits of our labor:
our first harvest

another chicken photo bomb


Sunday, October 21, 2012

labor day

we headed up to payson lakes for labor day.
we called kyle and krissie to see if they wanted to head up with us.
luckily they said yes cause i got to spend the day with this little piece of heaven:
Cole got to do some fishing with his daddy
and there was much relaxing being done in these gorgeous surroundings.
 the weather was p.e.r.f.e.c.t
i spent the drive down the canyon like this:
trying to capture every second of the beauty