Monday, June 27, 2011

Book of Virtue: the magic thread

Blah I'm sick and don't feel well. So something I love is Aesope Fables and Book of Virtues and anything like that.

One of my favorites is the Magic Thread found at: "Too often, people want what they want (or what they think they want, which is usually "happiness" in one form or another) right now. The irony of their impatience is that only by learning to wait, and by a willingness to accept the bad with the good, do we usually attain those things that are truly worthwhile. "He that can have patience, can have what he will," Benjamin Franklin told us, and this French tale bears him out."

So what happens is Peter is a "strong, able boy" who would daydream of the future and what he would be when he grows up. "Peter found it hard to enjoy whatever he was doing at the moment, and was always hankering after the next thing. In winter he longed for it to be summer again, and in summer he looked forward to the skating, sledging, and warm fires of winter. At school he would long for the day to be over so that he could go home, and on Sunday nights he would sigh, "If only the holidays would come.""
He fell asleep in a forest and when he awoke, an old woman was there with a silver ball with gold thread.
"This is your life thread," the old woman replied. "Do not touch it and time will pass normally. But if you wish time to pass more quickly, you have only to pull the thread a little way and an hour will pass like a second. But I warn you, once the thread has been pulled out, it cannot be pushed back in again. It will disappear like a puff of smoke. The ball is for you. But if you accept my gift you must tell no one, or on that very day you shall die. Now, say, do you want it?"
Peter took it and when he was sick of school he would pull a little of the string so he wouldnt have to work or if it was during the week he would pull more so payday would come around. He would want to be married and when he pulled the string he was, he wanted kids then pull the string and kept doing that. When something was resolved another problem would arise. He became old, his kids left for careers of their own, his wife old and in pain and his mother passed on. He went to the forest and found the old lady who asked if Peter was happy.
"I'm not sure," Peter said. "Your magic ball is a wonderful thing. I have never had to suffer or wait for anything in my life. And yet it has all passed so quickly. I feel that I have had no time to take in what has happened to me, neither the good things nor the bad. Now there is so little time left. I dare not pull the thread again for it will only bring me to my death. I do not think your gift has brought me luck."
Anyway he wanted his time back and woke up as a young boy again.

Friday, June 24, 2011

What I loved today

Today I loved:
getting into the car and having every song being awesome on my way to work.
Getting cute txts from my husband during the day.
Eating peach rings
Having someone listen and make me feel better
Clear day
Wearing sandals once again
Talking to mi madre
Going out to dinner
Painting my nails

Monday, June 20, 2011


I love my dad!!! Our movie is Father of the Bride and I loved at our wedding that I am kissing his check like the cover of the movie. All of us girls have been daddys girl and we've always looked up to him so much. I love him for his humor, kindness towards others, how he's a family man and puts us first. He honors his Priesthood and has been such a great example to us.

HE IS AMAZING. I love you so much Dad!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Freezer Pops

Some pop recipes for making frozen pops:

Watermelon Pop Ingredients:
4 1/2 cups watermelon chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch of salt

Malted Milk Ball Pop Ingredients:
For the malt base:
3/4 cup milk
4 oz. vanilla pudding (1 individual serving cup)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Ovaltine Classic Malt Mix
1 1/2 tsp. agave nectar

Fruit and Yogurt Pops Ingredients:
1 cup strawberry yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 1⁄2 cups raspberry juice

Fruit juice Pops Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups fruit juice or 3/4 cup fruit juice concentrate combined with 3/4 cup water

Triple Berry Pops Ingredients:
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 cup raspberry juice
2 oz. honey
6 Tbs. blueberries

Friday, June 10, 2011

High School: Five Year Reunion

Wow, it's been 5 years since I graduated from high school this last week. I am so relieved I'm not in high school anymore. At graduation from hs I was so done and moved on it wasn't even funny, I loved my experience so much more at BYU but either way there is a time to move on and it makes me sad when people continue to live in the high school or college state of mind instead of moving forward. As great as my experience was at BYU I knew it was time to move on and create even better experiences ahead. Anyway, it's crazy how time has gone by so quickly. I was thinking of things about me to share from high school here are some of them:

School mascot: Maple Leaf
Activities: softball, track, musicals, orchestra, honors society
Worst grade: US History
Best achievement: 5 on my AP Calculus exam and medal in track in the 4x200 I believe
I was: the nice good girl with good grades
Biggest dream: BYU
Work: my uncles law firm during the school yr around my activities and in the summer
Getaways: we would go to FL every February for mid-winter break
Members of the church at my school: 4
Favorite classes: loved science, foods classes, photography, japanese
Favorite music: Kelly Clarkson and country
In the summer: full time work and hang at the swim club. Tennis too and lots of babysitting
Avg studying each day: 5-7 hrs every day
Avg wake up time: 5
Car Issues: My car died because I didn't change the oil in my car
Fun events: football games and Field Days (huge deal been going on for 70+ yrs)
Family Facts: my dad and his siblings went there and my grandpa did some projects in designing or overseeing it being built
ACT: Hated it, took it 4 times
Greatest Feeling: In musicals when the curtain opened for the first time and the crowd would go wild and when the curtain closed because you felt relieved.
Most influential teacher: Mrs. Rudy. I TA for her too
Embarrassing moment: giving a speech and when I was making a joke I couldn't stop laughing at my own joke. Teacher gave me bonus points though.