Thursday, January 24, 2008

January Enrichment night

Today was a crazy day. It started at 6:00 am When we played Brains and Brawn in Seminary, a game to help the kids remember the key words of the 25 Scriptures they should master by the end of the school year. It gets kind of crazy when we play that game. After breakfast Darren took me to the Dr. to get the results of a thyroid test I had taken. Good news I only have to take aspirin to help the swelling go down. Hopefully it will go down. Darren grilled some steak and chicken for dinner. I had to go to the church early to help our Enrichment leader get in and set up. When I got there the building was already open and people were setting up. My friend met me outside and asked if I brought my keys. She needed the library key. I then realized that I had forgotten to get them out of my Seminary bag. I said I would go get them it only takes about 8 min. for me to get home. It was 45min until 7:00. On my way home I got pulled over, I was not speeding. I passed someone incorrectly. This is something that I was unaware of. Any way after giving officer Baxter my licence and important papers, and he collected the papers from the guy behind me who also got pulled over. I waited a very long 15 min. And then was given a warning. That was the least of my worries. I was going to take the ticket being as I have never been given a ticket when I have been pulled over. Once in Washington, Oregon, Utah and now South Carolina. I really do feel lucky that Officer Baxter was so kind to tell me that if I got in an accident I would get a ticket. Ya buddy I think I would be more worried about getting injured than getting a ticket, not to mention my car being broken. I made it home and there were 2 messages on our phone. Darren and Nick don't answer when the are in the theater. I retrieved the messages. Yep that's right it was my two friends at the church letting me know the library was opened. so I took a few min. to collect myself and let officer Baxter get on his way. I really didn't want him to change his mind and pull me over again. Not that I go around braking the law intentionally. When I got back to the church at 7:15 one of my friends was waiting and worried wondering what took me so long. I explained she laughed after I told her the outcome.

They had a health and fitness class and I got some cool web sites. I will post them here so you can have them too.

Worlds Healthiest Foods at

After we made a cute valentines flower decoration we sampled a few healthy snacks.
I added the quik-kutz rub ons at home.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bundt Cake Craze

Wow the recipe Shannon shared on her blog was amazing! I went to Target and purchased my first Bundt pan. I made the Chocolate Cake on Saturday night. It was gone by Monday morning:)

I looked for some more recipes I could try, Hoping they would be a little less rich and sweet. So this is the cake I made Monday night. I didn't take this picture until the cake was 1/2 eaten on Tue. The picture was taken with my I-Phone so it is not so good.
Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake
1 Pkg. (18 1/4 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups libby's 100% pure pumpkin
2/3 cup Orange juce (I used some lemon juice and orange juice, no sugar in lemon juice)
3 eggs
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Orange glaze (Recipe follows, good without too.)
Combine: Cake mix, pumpkin, orange juice and eggs in large mixer bowl; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. I mixed mine by hand. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add poppy seeds; mix until blended. Spread batter into a greased and flowered 12 cup fluted pan.(bundt)
Bake: in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 min. or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 min.. Invert onto wire rack to cool completely. I just turn it over onto the plate after it cools the first 10 min. I'm not very good at following directions though. Frost top of cake with orange glaze. Goes well with vanilla Ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Makes 24 servings.
Orange Glaze:
Combine and stir all ingredients in small bowl.
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tbs orange juice
This is a Nestle Toll House Recipe with my added comments:)
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter in Summerville

A beautiful warm winter day in Summerville today. So we decided to go play some golf. In fact we dug out our shorts so we wouldn't get to hot!

The club house at Wescott Plantation.

Darren after a sweet hit.

Nick in good form.

Laurel trying to play the game right.

Golf Pro's leaving the tee box.

My turn to drive the cart:)

Nick lookin good

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A new year 2008

We have come into a new year. A chance to make changes. One of the changes that we may be able to take part in is who will be the candidate running for President for our political party. This year there will be many candidates to choose from.


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