Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Meal Fit for a Queen

Hello everyone :)

Okay, so lately I've been obsessed with gathering new recipes for my recipe book. I don't have a ton (mostly just ones from growing up that I took from my mom), but I would LOVE to try (and fall in love with) some new meals! :)

We'll just say that I'm not the healthiest eater all the time, because most times I'm in a hurry, and just want to find something quick in my place to eat! (Ohh, the life of a college student, right?) I don't really cook that much--but that doesn't mean I don't wish that I did! I want to change this. I'm sure if I cooked rather than being content with eating cereal, top ramen, turkey and cheese sandwiches, freezer food (on occasion), etc., that I would feel much better about myself and more accomplished. Plus it'll help prepare me for cooking for a future family :)

I'm writing this post so that whoever is reading it, might be willing to share their favorite not-too-expensive and fun/easy recipes with me, to help me with this goal of mine! I'm jealous of all you people who cooking comes so easily and naturally to....I hope to one day make a meal fit for a Queen!
So please, leave a comment below with your favorite recipes! Sharing is caring!!!

**To give you an idea, here are some foods that I really like (but I won't reject any others you give me!):
-Mexican foods

Hope you all have a wonderful day! And THANK YOU :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My favorite Maple Mountain Men's Chorus :)

So, Thursday afternoon my brother was passing through Cedar City with his high school men's choir. They were doing a mini tour down to St. George to sing at a conference and a few other places. They stopped at Canyon View High school in Cedar, which is like 5-7 minutes away from my place, to do what's called a Choral Exchange (each choir takes turns performing for each other). I decided to go and surprise him and watch :) Our first plan was for me to see Jonah on his way back up from St. George when they stopped in Cedar City again around 6:00 for dinner the next evening, but I was hoping to hear them perform. That's why I decided to skip one of my classes and go over to the high school. Let me tell ya ~ they are a group of very talented young men! It was worth it! I am glad I got to watch them perform while also getting to see and spend time with my favorite brother :)

Here are a few videos I took from their choral exchange!

This first one is the one my brother wanted me to for sure record. It's called "Go the Distance" and comes from Disney's Hercules. Jonah is accompanying the choir on the piano. What a talented young chap. I love him! But oh, man. They all have such wonderful voices!

This one is after they were done with the Choral Exchange, their teacher just started playing "You're the Inspiration" and they all just started singing! It was my favorite :) I love when they get to the chorus~So funny.

This last one was right before they had to leave. My brother was definitely in his element; jamming at the piano, with loads of people laughing and singing at the top of their lungs, just having a grand ole time :)

Great job, Eagles! Keep on singing!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Day 100
I DID IT!!!! YOU did it!

So....Now what?

“There are three great reasons why Latter-day Saints should
make the study of the Book of Mormon a lifetime pursuit.”
The Book of Mormon –
• “is the keystone of our religion”
• “was written for our day”
• “helps us draw nearer to God”
~ President Ezra Taft Benson

Something to think about: So does it end here or will you read today? tomorrow?...

Congratulations!!!! We did it :) Are you going to take the challenge to keep reading every day? Are you going to read the Book of Mormon again this year? Or are you going to try another book? Decisions...decisions....

My bishop issued a challenge to my ward, to read the Book of Mormon once a year for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. Neat right?

I hope those of you who participated gained a stronger testimony of this church from doing this challenge, and that you saw the hand of Christ is your lives. I know I did. And I learned things about myself as well. I know this church is true and I know that the Book of Mormon is the true Word of God. I'm so grateful for this gospel and the blessings it continually brings to my life. I'm so thankful I not only have the knowledge of an Eternal family, but that I am part of an Eternal family who I love LOTS!!! They are so supportive of me and I'm grateful for them every day. I pray that I will have the courage to keep myself spiritually up to par like I've been striving to do, especially these past few months, while doing this 100-day challenge. I hope all of you can do the same! Together: we can beat the odds! We are more powerful than Satan!!! Cuz with God, nothing, nothing, NOTHING is impossible.