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I’m Really Boring.

Hey!!!!! How is everyone? What have you been up to this week? Can you believe that it is Wednesday? The week is halfway over! And I still have TONS of exams……yuck.

Yesterday, I took my first challenge exam. I opted for the Webpage design test, thinking that it would be easy. Well, I was sure wrong! Most of my grade will actually come from building my own website, which took about 3 hours to do. I had initially planned on taking two exams yesterday, but that one took up my entire afternoon! Fun stuff.

It has recently struck me how incredibly boring I am. I take tests, mope around the house, bake occasionally, and go to the gym. That’s pretty much it. And then I share it all with you guys, and throw in some random musings and stories for good measure…..:P

Speaking of stories, I happen to have a cute one. I’m a klutz and fall down….a lot. Every day, I go to the bread store to buy bread, cheese, lunchmeat, etc. There is this sweet, poor man in a wheelchair who sits outside the bread store every afternoon and chats with customers. He knows pretty much everyone, and everyone likes him. So anyway, he has noticed that I tend to trip a lot. Now, whenever I’m leaving the store, he says: “See you tomorrow! Be careful and don’t fall down on your way home!”. He also tells me if there is a lot of traffic on a particular day, so that I know to pay even more attention to my surroundings. Always watchin’ out for me! hahahaha

Here’s someone (or something) else who is always watchin out:

The only difference is that he’s watching out for himself, not me. 😀

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

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May 25, 2011 at 6:05 am 6 comments

Kitchen Time

Heeey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! I sure did! We relaxed, had family time, and went to church. My cat even had some relaxation time with dad:

TWO remotes! 😀

Before I forget to mention it, I got an awesome workout in on Friday! A few weeks ago, I cam across this circuit, and let me say, it doesn’t look that hard, but by the fourth time you are doing pushups, it IS!!!! 😀

Today’s a busy day for my mom, so I thought I’d tackle breakfast. I made my first-ever scones!!!! They were actually pretty easy to throw together, and everyone seemed to like them! I confess that I haven’t actually eaten one yet, but will for a post-workout treat! 😀 Anyway, here’s the recipe that I used:

Banana Scones (adapted from Food.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 T brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 T butter
  • 8 T milk (I ended up adding a little more)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup diced banana

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Cut butter into a few chunks and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingertips.
  • Mix milk and vanilla in a small glass. Add the banana chunks and continue to stir, adding more milk if necessary, until dough comes together.
  • Pat dough into a disk about 1 inch thick. Cut into eight sections with a knife and place each on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400F for 17-20 minutes, until light gold.                                                               I also made some homemade coffee creamer! My mom loves it, and since this is both her birthday and her wedding anniversary month, I thought I’d make her a special treat! It was actually super easy! All I did was combine 1/2 C milk, 1/4 to 1/3 C sweetened condensed milk (I didn’t measure exactly :P) and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract! Then, I shook everything up and voila we have vanilla  coffee creamer!
  • That’s about it for me today…. What does your week look like?
  • April 4, 2011 at 6:06 am 20 comments

    I Hate Waiting

    Hey everyone!

    Thanks for all of your super sweet comments and ideas on yesterday’s post! I did call my doctor, and she said that as long as I don’t lose any more weight, and stay on the right track, she has no problem with me going to the NSLC! Sooo, I applied yesterday, and sent in my scholarship application….now all I have to do is wait until April 11th to see if I did get the scholarship. If not, then I guess that the NSLC wasn’t in God’s plan for me this year….we’ve done everything that we could do. I honestly have NO idea how I’m going to be able to wait 2 weeks until the scholarship results come in…hahahaha. It’ll be a good practice in patience I suppose….

    Anyway, yesterday I had my new favorite sweet ‘tater combo once again! This time, I made it more dessert-like by using dark chocolate dreams. Also, I figured that I like honey on my pb sandwiches, so I drizzled some on the sweet potato as well. It was awesome!!! 😀 This was at lunch, so I had a side salad with some sauteed kale, assorted veggies and some turkey. All in all, it was a fun, different lunch! I definitely needed a change! I’m really bad about finding something I like to eat, and then proceeding to eat it every day until I never want to see it again….then I switch, do the same thing, and so on and so forth. I usually have to make myself eat different foods, but I’m always glad that I did! I sometimes tell myself that if I like something enough to eat it every day, I don’t want to ever get sick of it, so I should switch up my meals!

    What are some of your favorite lunches? Do you ever get stuck in a food rut? How do you get out of them?

    Anyway, because no random HC post is complete without a picture of my cat, here ya go:

    Cardboard boxes are FUN!

    Hope you have a great day! 😀

     

    March 29, 2011 at 6:08 am 12 comments

    Why We’re Here

    First of all, I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start!!!!

    We bought a new printer yesterday, and look who decided he like the box that it came in:

    =D

    So yesterday, Alex asked me why me family’s in Brasil. So, I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to what we do here.

    Since 2004, we’ve lived in Recife, Brasil,population of about 4 million, located on the northeaster coast of the country, about 9 degrees south of the equator. My parents are missionaries here, and originally came to help out with a children home located in one of the poorer areas of our city. While there, they made visits to families in the surrounding community and felt called by God to start work there. About 3 and a half years ago we went to the States on furlough, and when we came back, we began working in this community, called Dois Unidos.

    Here’s some pictures:

    Food Bank

    Soccer Project

    Before/After of a house

    Building a Church

    Over the past 3 years, God has helped us build 25 houses, a church, operate a food bank and soup kitchen along with another church nearby, open a music studio, have activities for children in the community, and start a soccer project. We work with Brazilians, and have a couple of US work teams come every year to complete special projects. God is good and everything we do is because of Him. We’re missionaries with South America Mission and have been for about 3 years.

    I love living here! Its home to me! =D If any of ya’ll have any more questions about us being here, feel free to ask them!!!! =D

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    God bless!!!!!

    February 26, 2011 at 8:16 am 22 comments

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