Monday, October 24, 2011


There have been a few people that keep sending me this so I decided I would do it. You feel free to put it on your blog too!

Age:36 yikes!
Bed Size: too small a single
Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom yuck!
Dogs: allergies
Essential start of your day: waking up on time and good breakfast
Favorite Color: red, red, red ok you get it
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'9 1/2 I am shrinking I use to be 5'10!
Instruments I play (or have played): piano, flute, recorder
Job Title: Cook at an assisted living place
Kids: nope not yet but other peoples kids are adorable
Live: Oregon:)
Mom's Name: Brenda, aka-mumsy
Nickname: Ang, G, Angelina, Pete ya that's an inside joke
Overnight hospital stays: Nope thank goodness!
Pet Peeve: people that don't pullover for emergency vehicles, people that cut me off when I am talking
Quote from a movie: No matter how you figure it I still don't get as much as everybody else!
Right: wrong
Siblings: two beautiful sisters and two very smart brothers
Time you wake up: depends on the day ideally after 8!
Underwear: yes please
Vegetables you dislike: asparagus, sprouts, spinach, mushrooms
What makes you run late: procrastination, no gas in my car!
X-rays you've had done: how much time do you have?
Yummy food you make: well I have been told I make lots of good stuff, I do love to cook so that helps:)
Zoo animal: Elephants


Wednesday, October 19, 2011




Raspberry Jam


Apple Pie in a Jar!

This month has been so exhausting! I have been doing canning every Monday with a few ladies from the ward. It has been really fun and rewarding but A LOT of work! As you can see we have been busy making things. The biggest day we have had is making applesauce. We made 130 quarts which isn't bad considering we were making it for 5 families! Its so good and it brings back lots of memories from my grandma's house. We set up outside because it was so messy. Our Relief Society president is quite something she had this whole area outside set up. There were 5 camp chef stoves and 4 large tables and a camp canopy because of course it was raining the day we did it. It all worked out so great but we were exhausted! The newest thing I have tried this year is apple pie in a jar! Its the cutest thing you have ever seen! I had to steal the picture off the website we got it from because I didn't take a picture. You basically make a small apple pie in a jar throw a lid and ring on it and put it in the freezer. When your craving pie you get one out let it warm up a bit so it doesn't shatter in the oven cook it 40 minutes and walah pie! When I go home for Christmas I told my mom its on our to do list. My dad is always craving pie so this will be perfect for the 2 of them. Other things I have canned this year and didn't get pictures of: spiced apple and pear jam, pear marmalade, apple butter,and strawberry freezer jam. I am so grateful that I was able to help my grandma and mom growing up so I know how to do these things. Its been such a fun thing to do and gives me such a sense of accomplishment.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sandcastle Contest

August 13th

I love going to the Sandcastle contests they have at the coast. We missed the big one that I love at Seaside but we did get to this one at Lincoln City. It was a lot smaller then the other one but still amazing to see what people make out of sand! I only had a few pictures so I thought I would share those. We met the Tolman's and another family the Meekins and did some kite flying and playing in the sand. Then we went to Mo's for dinner. Since I hate fish and seafood this is not the place for me but Trish was in 7th heaven! They did have some good chicken though. It was a fun weekend.



We went camping with the Tolman's out to River Bend in Sweet Home again this year. We had lots of fun playing games, doing crafts, playing in the river and roasting marshmallows. We love spending time with their family they are great!

Happy Birthday Satina

August 5th

I know I have talked about this awesome family before. The Tolman's have welcomed Trish and I into their home and hearts. We adopted each other since our families live far away. They are so awesome we love hanging out at their house! The mom Satina loves the smurfs! I mean REALLY loves them so I got this idea to smurf her house for her birthday! Trish did all the hard work of cutting the smurfs out and laminating them. We snuck over at 5 in the morning and got it done before I had to go to work. I thought it was lots of fun and she was so surprised. Her kids had fun going around and looking at all the different smurfs. I sent her on a treasure hunt and her prize was a smurfette lunch box with snicker bars. I hope she had a fun time cause I sure did planning it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


July 2011

I got the chance to go home in July and I was pretty nervous. This was the first time going home since my grandma passed away. I have never not got to see her when I go home and I was beginning to get the pit in my stomach. It was a fun trip and it was great to see the family. I was able to spend time with my nieces and nephew too. We had a little picnic down at the box elder campground and that was fun. Then we went over to my aunt's house in Mantua for little valley days. They basically celebrate their town for a weekend and end it on Saturday night with fireworks. That was also hard for me because we were at my cousin Shawna's house and she had passed away in December. So I saw the pictures on the wall of her and it brought tears to my eyes. I know its good to move on and remember the memories but sometimes I just want to talk to the person! I was able to see my good friend Julie and spend Sunday with her. She taught Sunday School and did a great job. I went up to the cemetery to visit my grandma. It was a great trip and I always look forward to coming home. (photos are thanks to my sister in law Olya) My camera doesn't like me at the moment.

Elijah loved the light sticks they were handing out before the fireworks

Anya fell asleep waiting for the fireworks. She really hates loud noises so I had to cover her ears.

Anya got so dirty at the campground when we had our lunch. She is showing her messy hands.

Maya was in heaven with the pony rides!

This is Ivy in all her cuteness! She doesn't usually have to do anything but smile and she melts your heart

Monday, October 3, 2011

Relay for life

June 17th/18th

I am so far behind in blogging but I am going to get caught up! Thanks to the 2 comments I got when I said I was overwhelmed with blogging. I know its important and really its my only journal! So I am starting a new week and thought I would start on a good note! So be patient and enjoy my blogs!

After losing so many people to cancer this year I decided to do something about it. I wasn't going to just sit by and let it take away everything I love so much. My friend Satina sent out an email asking if anyone would like to join her in doing relay for life. She lost her brother to cancer and had the same feelings. I didn't really know what it was so I looked into it. Its an event that is put on every year to help raise money for cancer research. It happens all over the united states and there are tons of people that get involved. You basically have a team captain and a team and you try and raise as much money as you can.Satina was our team captain and asked if I would like to be a co captain with her. It was a ton of work and frustrating at times. I will try and explain what goes on so you know a little bit about it. On the day of the event you are assigned a place to set up your group for the next 24 hours. You can choose to sell things if you want or like this year was a game theme so you can have a game people play. The theme for our event was "Winning at the game of Life". I decided to tackle the food booth and sell tacos and taco salads, lemonade and homemade oreo's. I thought it was a pretty big hit the only problem was missing out on things going on because I was stuck in there. Anyway so its not really a race you walk on a track. We had ours at a high school so we just walked on the track. They start out with just the cancer survivors walking or being pushed in wheelchairs around the track. That was pretty emotional seeing all of those people and thinking about the ones I had just lost. After that you have to have at least 1 member of your team on the track at all times. We had people sign up for 1 hour slots. They made each hour lots of fun with different themes. Then they had a luminara ceremony which was really cool. We had previously sold these bags for 5 dollars and people could decorate them for their loved ones that either passed away from cancer or survived. I had my family members decorate some of them for our loved ones. We put sand in the bottom of them with a candle and then they were lit up.They were lined up around the track. It was really touching to go around the track and read them. It was a pretty emotional time but I felt good. I raised almost 400 dollars my self and our team raised close to 5,000. Our overall event raised 145,000 which was 20,000 past what they thought they would do. I am excited to do it again this year! Anyway that wants to donate towards a good cause I would love it!

Here is a picture of Kim who is in charge of the whole event, Satina, Trish and Rachel

My roommate Trish playing her uke around the track for her turn.

This is our banner our team was called Walking with Angels. We wrote all of those people we were walking for on there.

Here are some of the luminara bags that me and my family made.