Thursday, July 29, 2010
1.) It was a bad burn. Tell about the worst sunburn you ever received. How did that happen!?!
When I read this 3 sunburns I have had immediately came to mind. I'm sure I've had more but a specific 3 sunburns stand out in my mind. The most recent one stands out because it was, well, recent. I forgot to put sunblock on while I spent the day at a water park. I also remember when I was 7 years old and we were in Hawaii. I must not have put the sunscreen on well because my day spent on the boogie board was evident on my back side. I remember it was hard sit for a while. This made me think of another sunburn I got which made it hard to sit. And this is the sunburn I'm choosing to write about today.
I will begin by saying I was a pretty good teenager. I'd like to think that I was a teenager most parents dream of having. I wasn't one who "hated" my parents. Sure there were moments I hated their rules but now that I'm a mom I'm very grateful. I'm pretty sure I would not be labeled a rebellious teen. However, I did have one or two moments of rebellion. One such moment left me with a pretty good sunburn.
Quick note to My mom and Dad who as they are reading this are discovering I did have a few secrets in my teenage years. Be grateful I didn't rebel in more ways and breath a sigh of relief that, in my opinion, I turned out great.
The details leading up the sunburn slip my mind as I can only remember the actual sunburn. So here is what I speculate the situation was. My parents were out of town...maybe it was the time they went to New Zealand and Australia with out me...and I was staying at my best friends house. It was take your child to work day and since my mom was a stay at home mom we decided to go to her place of work for the day. We put on our bathing suits and decided to work on our tan. Baby oil seemed like a great way to darken the skin. Instead of darkening my fair white skin it fried it in the sun. I was red and it hurt bad. Anything that touched it made my skin tingle with pain.
The day after was worse. I had to put clothes on to go to school but clothes just rubbed the skin and made it hurt even worse. I was a very modestly dressed teenager. I always wore shirts with sleeves and my skirts and shorts were never more than 2 inches above the knee. I don't even think I owned a tank top. My friend wasn't as conservative as me and she had this adorable sun dress hanging in her closet that I thought would be perfect to wear with my sunburn. It was sleeveless so my poor burnt shoulders would be able to breath. The dress was also a bit shorter then what I was used to wearing. It hung loosely all over so I didn't have to worry about the clothes bringing me any more pain. I borrowed the dress and off to school I went.
What I didn't plan on was how high the dress would rise when I sat down in the plastic school chairs. Did I mention the back of my thighs were burnt? When I would sit down in a chair the skirt would raise leaving the back of my thighs bare and touching the plastic chair. I discovered real quick that my skin would stick to the chair and every time I moved or got up it felt like my skin was tearing off. I went through my day sticking to chairs and grimacing in pain. Oh, and a back pack on bare burnt shoulders....that was pleasant too.
I learned a lot of lessons from this experience. 1. as with cooking, oil heats up real fast and can lead to a burn. 2. Had I worn a longer flowing skirt my legs could have been free of tight clothing and they would not have stuck to the chair. 3. Had I worn sleeves my back pack wouldn't have rubbed the skin on my shoulders. There is always a place for modesty even when sunburned.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Today I met up with some girlfriends at our local playground. It was hot and humid when we arrived. The kids emptied one and a half boxes of Capri Suns and were starting in on the water bottles with in the first 30 minutes. Then the clouds rolled in and blocked the sun and a refreshing breeze helped to cool things down. Before we knew it, it was sprinkling. We decided it was just a light rain and would pass soon so the kids continued to play. Gradually the rain became harder and the other mothers and kids at the park were running to their cars. My girlfriends and I just sat there under the pavilion enjoying the cooler weather and our kids laughed and played in the rain. There was no thunder or lightning so we saw no need to leave.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
On July 24, 1847 the first group of Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley free of religious persecution. July 24 has since been known as Pioneer day in Utah and the Latter Day Saint culture. This Holiday is only second to the 4th of July in terms of celebrations in Utah. Throughout the LDS church today, stakes, wards, and branches (different congregations) are all doing activities today to celebrate the pioneers. Our Stake is having a Latin Pioneer activity. We are learning about the Saints that have come from Latin America to our city and how it has blessed the area here.
Pioneers are not just people who pushed handcarts across the Country. Pioneers are anyone who were the first to do something. They paved the way for us to do things. So, if you are not LDS I encourage you to take the time today to celebrate the pioneers in your life.
The video above was created by a childhood friend Emily Pond Ricks. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
1 C. flour
1/2 C. salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Stir constantly over medium heat until the entire contents form a ball around the fork or whatever you stir with.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Biking, skate boarding, walking, taking the bus, and carpooling are all great ways to help clear the air. What are some other ways you can think of?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I didn't think this would be hard but it was tricky after #50. I have lots of traveling to do.
Get Married in the Temple Become a mom
- travel to England
- visit all 50 US states
- swim with dolphins
- visit a country south of Mexico
- Scuba dive
- visit the Great Barrier reef
- Travel to New Zealand
- Serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Go on a cruise
Get a college degree
- go to massage therapy school
- go to cosmetology school
- Go to culinary arts school
- Go to China
- attend the Olympic games (summer or winter)
- Take a cake decorating class
- knit socks
- Go para sailing
- Be on the Amazing Race with my husband
- Take my children to Disney World
- Drive from coast to coast in an RV
- See the worlds largest ball of yarn.
- Visit New York City at Christmas
- Go on an African Safari
- Have an apt 1 reunion
- own a house on some land.
- Visit Paris
- write my life story
- Visit Jerusalem
- Visit Spain
- Go on a week long vacation with hubby with out the kids
- Take ballroom dance classes
- Learn to clog or tap
- Learn to water ski
- Get my kicks on route 66
- Visit Graceland
- visit the Grand Ole Opry
- Visit Rome
- go Back packing
Learn to crochet
- Visit all the LDS Temples in Utah
- Make a wedding cake
- write/publish a children's book
- see a performance on Broadway
- attend a live performance of Les Miserables with my husband
- Pet a tiger or lion (I love big Cats)
- View a whale in the wild
- visit Egypt
Ride a camel
- Tour my husbands mission to Venezuela
- Take a boat across the Panama canal
- visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- visit the Taj Mahal
- Visit Stonehenge
- Visit the Great wall of China
- Visit Ground zero
- climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty
- Ride a Trolley in San Fransisco
- Drive across the Golden Gait Bridge
- Travel to Antarctica
- Visit Machu Picchu
- Tour the White House
- Drive across the Brooklyn Bridge
- Eat Belgium chocolates in Belgium
- Drive a motorcycle
Dance in the rain Go White Water rafting
- Have at least 50 followers on my blog (almost there)
- Own a purse that costs more than $10
- Take a homeless person out to lunch or dinner to a place that doesn't serve fast food.
- See Wicked
- Go fishing in Alaska
Go deep sea fishing
- Own a hot tub
- Own an unpractical yet amazing pair of shoes.
- Stop biting my finger nails
Camp at the Grand Canyon
- Go Polar bear swimming
- visit a rain forest
- see Punxsutawney Phil
- See the Eiffel tower
Witness a miracle
- Visit Time's Square
- Ice skate in Central Park
- Go surfing
- Bungee Jump
- Attend the Nauvoo Temple
- Knit an adult sweater
- Go shopping on Rodeo drive
- Own a cabin in the mountains
- Own Snowmobiles
- Own 4-wheelers
- Get a dog
- See Angel falls up close
- Be debt free
- Catch a shark
Write a bucket list
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Apples & Pears
Pears come first, then crisp fall apples. Fall/Winter.
Banana Nut Bread
Right from the oven with ripe bananas, nuts, and
spices. Bakery. SB-BNB
Juicy, ripe, bursting blackberries. Fruits & Flowers.
A warm cup of espresso with frothy steamed milk
and creamy vanilla. Favorites. SB-CAP
This sheer floral bouquet combines Moroccan
jasmine, lily of the valley, and bergamot. Romance.
Sunny lemon, white grapefruit, and mandarin with
French verbena and wildflowers. SB-CHE
With warm, spicy tones of nutmeg, rum, and cream,
this scent is a holiday favorite. Fall/Winter. SB-EGG
Soothing, medicinal, and fresh.Nature. SB-EUC
Sweet, buttery vanilla. Bakery. SB-FVA
Fried Ice Cream
Vanilla with a nutty touch, along with
cinnamon and caramel. Bakery. SB-FIC
Key Lime Tortilla
Lime and kiwi combine for a south-of-theborder
sweet treat. Scent of the
Rich leather scent reminiscent of an old-fashioned
Light, creamy lemon. Fruits & Flowers.
Spicy, fresh and woody, this masculine
fragrance evokes strength and vitality.
Dreamy scent that evokes memories
of cradling your little ones. Favorites.
Pink Plumeria Passion
Hawaiian island blossoms with exotic
Pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and
nutmeg. Fall/Winter. SB-PUM
Tempting mix of cinnamon, coconut
milk, and rich vanilla. Bakery. SB-SIZ
A fruity delight of juicy strawberries
sprinkled with sugar and vanilla. Fruits
& Flowers. SB-SBS
Sweet, vine-ripened watermelon. Fruits
& Flowers. SB-WMP
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Things are always a little more crazy around my house in the summertime. With all 4 kids home there is more bickering and more whining and I get worn down quickly. But videos like this one give me the strength and the inspiration to continue doing my best. I love my children and I love being a mother and I'm so glad God saw me fit to be the mother of these 4 little angels.