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First of all, I want to wish my lovely sister a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! She’s 13 today, and yes, taller than me. Actually, when we found out that she was taller last week, she jumped up and down and shouted: “YES! I’ve been waiting 13 years for this!”. I, on the other hand, was not so enthusiastic. 😛

This morning, I made Katie’s Single Lady Carrot Cake Cupcake for her, and she LOVED it!! Tonight, we’re taking the group out to her favorite restaurant, and then we’re all coming back to the apartment for a dessert time!!!!!

Now, I’d like to share the recipe that I promised. You’ve probably all seen a variation of it before, but its a family fav, so here ya go:

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

3 C oatmeal

2 t baking powder

1 t salt

1 t cinnamon

1 C brown sugar

1/2 C oil

2 eggs

1 C milk

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Combine all ingredients and bake in lightly greased 9X9 baking dish at 350 F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. On and I usually sprinkle some more cinnamon on top! That’s all there is to it! 😀

Yumminess! 😀

The past couple of days have been sort of an emotional roller coaster, but I feel that once things settle down a little bit, I’ll definitely stabilize. Thank you all for your sweet words of encouragement!This is a great part of blogging!

Oh, and before I forget, last night, I had half of a MONSTER of a sweet ‘tater! I weighed it and it came in at about 14 ounces!!!!!!! Here’s what it looked like:

Wrapped in plastic, so you can’t really see how huge it was, but believe me, it tasted sooo good! Now, I’m trying to think of a way to use up the other half…any ideas? I usually just eat it baked with cinnamon, but I’ve been looking for something a little different to do, and figured that this was the perfect opportunity! 😀

I had better get going….bout to do some strength training!!!!!!


March 23, 2011 at 6:23 am 16 comments

Jam-Packed Day


Today started off with a little bit of apple cinnamon tea in my faaavorite cup:

Isn't it cute? =D

Today is the day where we head out on a trip to have a Brazil missions conference with the rest of the missionaries from our agency! We’ll be gone a week and I don’t know how often I’ll have internet access…..

Sooo, I wanted to go ahead and wish Janae a happy early birthday!! I looove your blog and you’ve been a great inspiration to me these past couple of months, girl! =D

Guess who else has a birthday this week?

The HC cat!

He’s a valentine’s day baby! =D

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

What are your weekend plans?

February 12, 2011 at 5:24 am 13 comments

Taco Night (take two)

Good morning!!!!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for stopping by to say happy birthday yesterday! =D Thanks, Janae for the birthday shout-out!!!! I had an awesome day!! We hung out at home, then went out to eat and rented a movie to watch! =D

So tonight, we’re going to go to my dad’s side of the family’s house to celebrate a late Christmas and to eat tacos! =D We were originally going to go a few days before Christmas, but my aunt was sick, so we postponed. She’s feeling much better now, and we decided to get together tonight! =D It’ll be fun!!!!


Oh I have a question for ya’ll. Some friends gave both my sister and me a Nook for Christmas. Its sort of like the Amazon Kindle, but Barnes and Noble makes it. Anyway, since I live out of the country most of the time, I have no idea what books to get. What are some good books that you’ve read recently? I’ve already downloaded John Grisham’s latest, “The Confession”, because I had already read some of his books before. Its pretty good!

Oh last night I tried Edy’s Apple Pie Ice Cream, and it was ok, but I think I’ll stick with good old Double Fudge Brownie from now on. Apple Pie had like chunks of cinnamon apples and pie crust in vanilla ice cream. So really it wasn’t very pie-like in flavor….mostly just vanilla. Not bad, but in my world, chocolate trumps vanilla everytime. =D Just a matter of personal preference,I guess.

Well, I have to get going….

Happy Wednesday! =D

December 29, 2010 at 8:51 am 10 comments

Birthday Workout

Good morning!!!!

Yes, I’m working out on my birthday. Wanna know why? It is Tuesday. I workout on Tuesdays. Creature of habit and all. I probably need to work on the whole flexibility thing.

Well, anyway, in honor of my birthday, I chose some new vids, so here are the links:

Booty Burn: (its Cindy Whitmarsh, and I have loved all of her workouts so far)

Sculpt and Burn:

And one of the 10 minute cardio workouts….I haven’t decided yet.

So I really have no idea what I’m going to be doing today….except go out to eat……..and eat ice cream. I’ve never been a big fan of birthday cake….I mean, I’ll eat it, but I was the one with the giant chocolate chip cookie instead of a cake. Or fondue. Or in today’s case, ice cream. And maybe some chocolate something or another…because surprisingly, my ice cream has absolutely NO chocolate in it. But it’s Apple Pie ice cream, which sounded good.

ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!

Do you like birthday cake, or do you eat some other sweet on your birthday?

I’ve already had my party, so today’s just going to be relaxed, I think. I might even read the driver’s manual at some point (ack!). I have to take that test before January 11th….so I’ll probably just end up spending the day in my pjs studying. Fun stuff. I honestly have no idea why anyone even reads this blog, seeing as I’m so incredibly boring. But you do, and as long as someone reads this, I’ll be here. =D

Well, I should probably get going…..what with my busy schedule, I just don’t know what to do first today! =D

Happy Tuesday!

December 28, 2010 at 7:30 am 16 comments

Party Fun Stuff

This post will be quick because I can barely think straight, and when I mix sleepiness and blogging, its not pretty.

Last night was super-duper fun! We had Jimmy John’s (I got the Turkey Tom unwich), and then lots and lots of fondue! Played Apples to Apples and watched part of a movie. Bought popsicles and a pint of Blue Bell Vanilla w/ strawberries ice cream. We randomly made a trip to the workout room at 11 PM, just for the heck of it. Consumed lots and lots of caffeine. Scared the other people staying at the hotel. Lots of fun! =D

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!!!! I promise that tomorrow’s post will be back to normal! =D

December 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm 10 comments

A Cold, Snowy Day

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!!!!!! We went to church at 11:30 on Christmas eve, and the service was awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Jesus is the true reason for the season!!!!

So its snowing right now, and I’m absolutely freezing!!!! I’m already small, and I get cold really easily, so now I feel like a popsicle!!!! I have a pedometer/pulse thing and my fingers are so cold that it doesn’t even register a pulse for me. So basically, according to my pedometer, I’m either dead or a vampire! =D

Today’s my birthday party, too!!!!! I’m going to a hotel with a couple of close friends and we’re going to watch movies and have fondue!! I bought slippers as a party favor! =D Its going to be a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!! I bought pretzels, apples, bananas, pineapple, and marshmellows to dunk in the chocolate. We actually have 3 different “recipes” for fondue, so if one doesn’t work, we have a backup. The first is evaporated milk, cocoa and sugar, the second is just some melted chocolate bark, and the last is chocolate chips that will be melted in something or another….maybe some evaporated milk or something! =D Anyway, I’m super excited!!!!!!!

So what did ya’ll do on Christmas?????

I haven’t been blogging for very long, but I already love it!!!! I just want to thank everyone who reads this blog!!!!! =D

Hope you have a good rest of the day!!!!

December 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm 4 comments

Happy Christmas Eve!

Well, all of my family’s plans for yesterday basically went out the window. My aunt is feeling really sick, so we didn’t go to my dad’s side’s house for taco night. But, we did pick up my beeeeest friend and had an awesome afternoon and went to her house for our Christmas celebration there. And we had mexican, which I sort of think is funny.

So yesterday my friend asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I jokingly said “world peace”. So then we went window shopping and tried on sone stuff, and later we went to Gracie Bleu’s frozen yogurt. It was our first time there, but it was like a self serve froyo place, and the guy working there gave us a TON of those little ketchup containers so that we could taste all the different flavors. Their setup was pretty cool, with about 4 stations with 2 separate flavors and 1 mixture of the two each. For example, there was a strawberry froyo and a birthday cake flavor, and the mixture was strawberry shortcake. Then there were tons of toppings and stuff to choose from. While we were sitting, my friend handed me a box with a bracelet inside. She then said that when we went into one of the stores that we visited, there were “world peace bracelets” at the front door for sale. So guess what I am now wearing? I got world peace for my birthday! =D

World peace! =D

So today, we’re hanging out for most of the day and tonight we have church, which will be nice!!!!!

So, recently I’ve been thinking about going vegetarian. However, my family is pretty much worried that I won’t get enough key nutrients. Because of this, I’ve decided to pick one day a week to be a vegetarian to sort of show everyone that I would be able to eat a balanced diet. I’m thinking that the day might be today, but I still have to actually talk with my parents. And once or twice a week vegetarianism might be all I can do for now, I want to see how it works out for me personally, though.

Well, what are your Christmas/Christmas eve plans?

Happy Christmas Eve!!!!

December 24, 2010 at 7:51 am 8 comments

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