For those of you who aren’t members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I hope you can use these quotes and scriptures as well. Most of the subjects are universal Christian subjects and the quotes and scriptures are inspiring and helpful for everyone!
This month’s message is titled Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Meek and Humble. As I read this message, I want to reevaluate my life and see what more I need to do to become more like a child.
Happy August! I hope you had a great July. It was a super busy month for us. How about some favorite things, friends?!? Here’s my top 5 picks for August:
It’s not too late to get out and enjoy some camping this summer! The weather has been beautiful where I live and the nights cool off just enough to enjoy being outside roasting mallows around a fire. In case you still have some adventures planned, check out these great camping tips you may have missed:
I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love milk! They ask for it all the time throughout the day and I don’t mind one bit. So for our treat this week, of course, we had to incorporate milk into it some how. Bingo! Milkshakes!
We took all of our favorite ingredients and created this chocolatey hazelnut pretzel milkshake with a little hint of peanut butter, that I know your kids will love and will leave everyone savoring summer for a little while longer.
A few years ago I found myself being a bit too nit picky with my husband day in and day out. I decided to start a daily journal for him. I wanted to make it simple, and not too time consuming or overwhelming. I bought a small notebook, kept it by my bedside, and started writing one positive thing about my husband each night before I went to bed. I did make it an entire year, and I gave the journal to my husband on his birthday the following year. It was a good walk down memory lane for him, but more than that, it was a year full of positive, loving comments all for him!
Tate’s existence is a beautiful and unique thread woven into the tapestry of my life. At times I can’t see that, nor do I appreciate it because I am standing too close to the art. When I take a few steps back, I realize just how brilliant and precious his addition is. I am thankful for a merciful and loving God who at times gives me glimpses of his limitless love. I am thankful for His patience with me as I parent the souls of His precious children. I love my little Tater-Tot! I am so glad that he is a part of my life. It is my hope that someday he will say the same about me.
We are in the midst of summer and that means I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! One of my favorite treats ever since growing up have been Mickey Mouse ice cream bars. I used to get them when the ice cream van would make its way through my neighborhood. Now we get them each time we visit Disneyland as a family. Because I believe in Disney magic at home, I figured out a fun and easy way to make our own Mickey Mouse ice cream bars.
We LOVE popsicles at our house, but sometimes all that sugar is not so fun for mom. I thought it would fun if we made our own popsicles and adding some fruit and cutting back on the sugar to make it a little more healthy. The kids and I made these tropical peach popsicles with real peaches and fruit juices to combat our summer heat.
One of the greatest parts of summertime are all the outdoor get-togethers! Don’t you think?? Reunions, BBQs, pool parties, camping trips, church activities, etc. are all what make summers memorable. I actually have a BBQ AND a family reunion coming up this very weekend in fact!
While planning the menu and sending out invitations are one matter, planning activities is a whole other ball game. What activities can you provide that people won’t think are totally lame and will actually participate in? What games would be fun for the kids and the adults? Well look no further! I’ve found some great outdoor family games all available through Amazon to make your next summer get-together your best yet!
What if we SEE the moms who look like they have it all together and the moms who look like everything’s falling apart and the moms in between? And instead of looking away or acting like we don’t see what’s happening, we stop and we encourage. Motherhood as we know it will undoubtedly change when we choose to actively and consistently encourage each other.
Hold the phone guys because… PEACHES ARE FINALLY IN SEASON!!! So you better believe I’m sharing a delicious peach dessert with you all today. I love that this recipe is simple and absolutely delicious! Perfect for hot summer days, because its a chilled dessert and perfect for little helping hands.
So let’s get started! Because I know after all those peach pictures, you are totally salivating right now… 😉
This month in Utah, they will be celebrating Pioneer Day on July 24th. It’s a BIG deal and a lot of fun! What is Pioneer Day? It’s a state holiday that celebrates the day that the first group of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. The history of this group of people is important for many reasons. They represent unwavering faith, courage, dedication, bravery and strength. They were real people who lived, they loved, they raised families, worked hard and wanted the opportunity to worship freely. They left a great legacy, not just for their families or members of their own faith, but for all who learn about them.
I’m sure we’ve all been to a restaurant at one point in our lives and thought, “Dang, I would kill for this recipe!” Yet, in order to get it you either have to become a chef and get hired at the restaurant or develop amazing taste-testing skills, decipher all the ingredients, and spend days in the kitchen trying to create something edible… Now, I’m not trying to discourage anyone here; some people are amazing at creating copycat recipes! My mom is one of these people; I, however, am not. I think I’m getting a little bit better, but I remember I used to hate it when she’d ask me to test her gravy and tell her what else it needed. I was clueless! So, I just want to say thank you to all you amazing copycat-recipe-makers out there who make all of us with inferior taste buds’ dreams come true!
He spilled. Something that happens only… every…single…meal. Don’t cry over spilled milk they say. The parent version should be more along the lines of “Don’t go off on a parental tirade over spilled milk.” (I am still working on that one.) It wasn’t the fact that my eldest spilled milk, or food or whatever it was. It was how he so casually morphed into what looked like one of those sucker fish you see in the fish tanks and hoovered up what he had splashed on the table cloth. Almost equally as disappointing was his surprise by my objection to his doing so. Seriously?? Where did I go wrong?