Thursday, October 31, 2013
Did you know that for many books you bought through Amazon during the past 18 years you can get the kindle edition for less than $3.00 and some even for free? Apparently it's a new program they have started. I need to tell Dennis because he often wants to read a book I've ordered…so then he will buy it again full price for his kindle.
I don't think this program works for all books, but many are included. It's worth checking into.
Go to Kindle Matchbook and it will actually show you which books you have personally bought that are part of this program.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
While we were in Oregon two months ago, we stopped by at the end of one day to say goodnight
to McKay, McKenna, Grant, and Scarlett. And since it was Monday, this is what we saw.
This is what they do every Monday. This is what all my sons and their families
do nearly every Monday evening.
To me, it was like heaven on earth.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I promise I didn't plan it this way, and I promise I didn't take video through the entire lesson.
My favorite part is when Jonas suddenly comes to life when he realizes some of the kids are talking about Halloween costumes…
(This shouldn't surprise me since he actually kissed the Scarecrow on the mouth a few weeks ago as I took it out of storage from the garage!)
Oh, and he really thinks that's his name.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Den got home late last night from Logan, Utah.
What a beautiful sight he is to me!
Watch this slow mo with the grandchildren.
He said she had asked Jacob how to spell police and he thought she said please.
I guess the police represents who grandpa use to be.
But my favorite part is the post-it note she wrote and attached to the back of his envelope:
Rachel's just making sure her Grandpa Shelley knows he is LOVED.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I fill my Smash book with home decor DIY ideas.
I'm starting another for recipes I want to try.
On another note:
Is it just me, or does my head look out of proportion to my body in that picture above? don't answer :)
I hope I've outgrown that.
This make me think of how my Dad use to say just about every time the Ed Sullivan show
was on back in the day, "His head is too big for his body."
He'd say that about Andy Williams, too.
Yet, my Mom would say no Rozier could ever find a hat big enough for his head!
She also use to say, "It takes one to know one."
Sorry to Ed and Andy. I mean no disrespect.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
It was going to be a grandgirls only night with Grandma Honey,
finally watching Anne of Green Gables!
so 5 of the grandgirls and I thought we would turn the night into a movie/slumber party.
and asked if I could take his picture, Elora suddenly walked away saying, "Oh my gosh."
That is a sign I need to be more careful. I don't ever want to be one of these Grandmas she is embarrassed by.
Hope I'm not too late.
so even though I knew they couldn't possibly drink all this,
I went ahead and made it for them. Because that's what Grandma's do.
(and you would not believe how little was leftover)
Suddenly she hit the floor with a seizure.
(picture taken after seizure was over)
And the ambulance and firetruck that lit up our cul-de-sac and attracted the neighbors.
But it scared Téa and she snuggled up close to Laurynn.
but we were relieved she was fine and sleeping in her parents' arms as they left.
The paramedic said after a seizure it's like running a marathon.
when it was about 10pm. Time to go to bed since Laurynn and Macie had a full day of service
planned for the next day with the youth of our church.
So we will have a Part 2 to our movie party another day.
After the paramedics left, I showed Erin the magazine Cami was "reading" when she suddenly
I'm anxious to see how it all evolves and just what becomes of "Anne with an e"
Thank you Allyson!
I can tell you've started something wonderful.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Remember a few posts back about my grandpa Romeo's sister,
Dollie who only weighed 1 1/2 lbs at birth and no one expected her to live?
How they put her in a shoe box and her Mom nursed her to health.
She grows up to marry what turned out to be an abusive man,
and had a little baby boy who died shortly after birth.
Then she was only 29 when she died!...and this had been a mystery to me.
I finally got her death certificate in the mail this week, and it looks suspicious, considering the times and all.
Dollie died of "psychosis with somatic disease"
Then below it says, "recent attack of pneumonia when admitted to hospital"
Den and I both shook our heads when reading her cause of death
because history has shown it was a man's world back in 1927.
According to her niece Margaret, Dollie's husband use to take delight in pinching and abusing her.
Then when poor Dollie sought help, perhaps her husband covered it all by saying Dollie was mentally ill.
In all fairness I might be wrong....
But her grave marker to me is suspicous too.
Could her family have just wanted her maiden name, Dollie Rozier, on her grave...
but then James Risso insists they put that he was her husband....like he owned her.
Why else would it say, "Wife of James Risso" but her name is not Dollie Risso on her grave.
That's what I come up with anyway.
Dollie's been dead over 80 years, but she will always be my Great Aunt.
This picture taken in 1923, shortly after her only baby died.
Did you know that:
"All states made "wife beating" illegal by 1920.
However, only since the 1970s has the criminal justice system begun to treat domestic violence
as a serious crime, not as a private family matter."
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
So easy, and so good.
15 oz can white or yellow hominy (drained)
14 oz can Rotel (I like the mild)
14 oz can Chicken Broth
10 oz can mild green enchilada sauce (I like Las Palmas)
2 yellow squash, sliced thin (or you can substitute 2 carrots, sliced)
1 med onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t cumin
1 t oregano
3-5 chicken thighs (depending on how meaty you want this)
Put it all in 4 lb crockpot on high for 3-4 hours.
Serve with crushed tortilla chips, avocado, cheese, cilantro....whatever you want.
Note: Just before serving take the chicken out, and cut it up and put back in.
I also sauteed the squash in coconut oil and didn't add to the soup till the last 30 minutes,
so there was a bit of a fresh crunch to the soup. Not that you have to do it this way.
I took a picture but it did not do this recipe justice...so your imagination is better.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ever since the big hiking adventure Logan and Amy went on....
you know, the one where they almost didn't come out alive?....
well, I think Logan has it in his blood now.
Look what he did last weekend...
I guess this is how guys camp? Women would stay in the same tent. But then what do I know. It's not like I'm camping every weekend. Or ever.
I have to say he's very cute. Amy would agree.
It's in the 80s around here.
I'm just glad you didn't tell me about it until after you got back.
(Amy started to, but I changed the subject. Sorry Amy. I've just barely recovered from your last trip.)
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Do you remember the horrific news story back in 2006 about the milkman
who went into an Amish school house and shot 10 little girls, killing 5 of them?
He then turned the gun on himself.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewing the author, Marie Roberts Monville
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
taught in elementary schools. Did you know this?? At least this is true here in our area.
And when did this all start coming down?
I need to know so I can start printing my notes and letters to people under a certain age.
I need to know what age this all started (or rather ended.)
I have the ability to change with the times. Remember how I use to double space between sentences?
I try to live by the philosophy: when I know better, I do better.
But really, is getting rid of cursive writing "doing better?"
How is this new generation suppose to sign documents?
What if they want to quickly takes notes at a class or seminar
and don't have access to a laptop or Ipad or whatever it is they use?
Printing takes so much longer because you have to lift your pen up after every letter.
And how will this generation read legal documents, like that Declaration of Independence?
Is Austin able to read the letters I've written to him while on his mission?
Hopefully the end of cursive didn't happen until after he graduated from elementary school...
I've heard it takes too long for teachers to teach cursive,
when they could be using that time for other learning.
Does this really make sense? What do you think?
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
In trying to decide what color to paint our kitchen cabinets,
I've been going through decorating magazines.
Sure there are LOTS of pretty kitchens out there, and I know what I like.
or if it would even be possible.
Can't you just picture a little child waiting by that oven door for a nibble?
Monday, October 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Den and I stayed home most of today just loving every minute watching General Conference.
This is where we receive counsel and direction from our leaders that is prevalent to our lives right now.
Tomorrow we get to see more.
It's great having a laptop. I just carried conference all over the house with me today.
Friday, October 4, 2013
When I ask Dennis to watch a video his first question is usually, "How long is it?"
So when I told him this one was 9 minutes, he gave me that look.
So I told him, just watch it for 30 seconds, and if you are not hooked, turn it off, it's not for you.
Well once he got past the first 30 seconds, he sat there glued.
But there is one thing wrong with this video...the title. So just ignore the title. It's misleading.
Instead, I would call it "The sacredness of the rush hour."
I'm for anything that inspires me to aim higher and do better.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
This poor man.
For all those years people thought he killed his friend
who had disappeared!