Monday, March 31, 2008

Lia Sophia party - pretty jewelry!

I lied! I have one more thing to post about. I'm having a Lia Sophia party here at my place this Wednesday, April 2nd, at 7 p.m. My sisters have been big fans of this jewelry, and really it's beautiful! I'd love everyone to come that can. Don't be shy! There'll be lots of refreshments. My address is 1962 E. 6400 S. Murray.

Please be patient

Life has thrown me a curve ball. I'll be back posting in a month or so. Wishing all of you the very best!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Yep, I'm busy as usual. Here's what I've been up and will be doing for the next week or so:

- Getting ready for the caucus that I'm hosting for the Constitution Party.
- Doula prenatals and consultations.
- Picking up and taking kiddies to school.
- Trying to manage my home, but being very unsuccessful.
- Trying to campaign, not really, but doing what I can.
- Mentoring meetings for doulas.
- Making more cinnamon rolls(hahahaha!) for the construction workers who are fixing our intersection - Jacob loves watching them!
- Going to the library.
- Getting ready for my trip to Nashville, TN in May to take my Hypnobabies Instructor Training.
- Visiting Teaching.
- Going crazy!

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back blogging in a week or so.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kidney needed

If you've got a spare kidney, this family could sure use it! Here's their story.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Changed my mind

I decided to try something else. Now that I've figured out how to do this, it's pretty easy. So for those who saw the previous layout, did you like that one better or this one? The first one was a Winter Wonderland and this one is called Splendid. So which one? I can't decide.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Betcha didn't see this coming!

I'm making my way to Capitol Hill. Yes, you heard me!

Everyone here knows how involved I've been with the midwifery legislation here in Utah. Well, I wanted to take a more active role. The initial plan was to become a delegate. As I became more involved in the process I met people, who I know I was supposed to meet. One thing that has been a passion to me has developed into something much bigger.

In the process I changed political parties too. I had always considered myself somewhat of a republican, but it seems lately that there is no difference between republicans and democrats. They're both one faction running on two different tickets. Neither of them coincide with my beliefs and morals. So last year at the Utah Homeschooling Convention I passed by the Constitution Party booth. I didn't think much of it at time, I signed up for their emails and went on my way. But as the Primary Elections started my mind returned to this party. I ran into a friend who was the legislative chairwoman for her district and she helped me find the right people. Everything has fallen into place.

The Constitution Party believes in our God given rights of free agency, defending the family unit, and restoring the republic. What what I find gratifying is that it's an educational party. They strongly believe in education and involving the public. There are weekly seminars in your neck of the woods, many people meet and learn about the constitution and how it should work for our country.

On Tuesday of this week I went down to the County Clerk's office, submitted my application, and was sworn in to run for State Reprentative of District 46 for the Constitution Party. My district covers south-east Murray, South Holladay and Cottonwood Heights.

I don't plan to actively campaign. My purpose is to help the Constitution Party receive more recognition. Hopefully, with my name on the ballot listed under this party, more people will wonder what they're all about and want to learn about it. As it is, I've four kiddies who need a mommy at home. Maybe in the next few years this is something that I will definitely aggressively pursue. In the event that hell freezes over and I am elected my main focus is to protect the birthing rights of Utah's women. Our healthcare should not be legislated by a third party or anyone!

Ta da!!!

Okay, so it's not super fancy, but I'm satisfied. I'm not exactly sure how to add all the embellishments, I suppose that's where the Photoshop Elements comes in?Sheesh, it took forever to just find some time to do this. Now I need some time to put everything else back.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Under construction!

I'll have this blog up and running a little better in a few days.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Just changing things up here a little.

If anyone would like to customize a blog for me, I'll bake you a dozen cinnamon rolls. Seriously, I would! Me need help. Me html illiterate. Me like purple.

Monday, March 3, 2008

I can't stop myself!

This is the third batch of cinnamon rolls I've made in just a few days. Soooo goooood!!!

So last year I bought a bread machine at a yard sale for $5. Josh had been wanting one for a while and $5 is a steal. Til now, it's sat untouched by me. Josh has made amazing breads in it. Basically I've been intimidated by this machine. The operation manual looked way too complicated and I don't like messing with things that look like a car manual.

Last week I got this HUGE craving for cinnamon rolls and I had this amazing recipe, so I tried it. Holy cow, it's not as hard as I thought it would be. And now I can stop making cinnamon rolls! Thank you to the Bread Man 2000 for satisfying my cinnamon roll craving!

Here's the recipe for anyone that wants to try.

Almost Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

4 T. butter, melted
4 T. water
1/2 box of vanilla instant pudding(the 3/4oz size)
1 C. milk
1 egg, beaten
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
4 cups flour
2 1/2 t. active dry yeast

1 C. brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 C. butter, softened so it's easy to spread.

Place ingredients in bread machine in this order and set for dough cycle. When it's complete, remove and roll it out to a 17X10 rectangle. Spread softened butter. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over spread butter. Roll dough tightly from long end, pinching ends closed when completely rolled. Slice with a pizza cutter, or dental floss(which ever works better) into 1 inch sections. Place onto greased baking pan and let it rise until double. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Frost immediately.

4 oz. cream chees, softened
1/4 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 t. milk