Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring....please come!

I am so wanting Spring.  I think most of us are.  I went out on Friday and noticed some pretty daffodils growing in my yard.  I grabbed the scissors so fast and made a beautiful little flower arrangement.  Well, not really an arrangement, but a nice bunch of flowers and placed them on my table.  Next morning, woke up to snow.  But the pretty flowers remind me that Spring is right around the corner.

Now, I have been lazy in updating my blog.  I am doing good keeping up with project life and if I ever figure out how to make a picture grid, I will grid up some pictures.  So for now, I am going to do a run down the best I can of some past events through the pictures I put up.  First, Denver.  We went there as a family.  Jeff gave us tickets to Taylor Swift concert and so we flew there for four days, saw Taylor twice and flew home.  These are some fun pictures of our trip.  I need to learn how to do a grid.  Help someone.

I hate pictures of me, but love my honey.  

This was a very fun trip with everyone.  Nice spring break for JJ.  

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Celestial Kingdom

Last night was our Stake's Relief Society Conference.  Of course I was so excited.  The guest speaker was Michael Wilcox.  Wait, is that his first name?  Oh it was so good.  A fun video from ladies in the stake talking about the importance of the temple in their lives and it was so professional. I learned this morning on my walk with Becky that it really was done by a professional who lives in our stake and just did it.  So awesome.  Turned out just perfect.  Anyway, after a long, wonderful talk about going to the temple and making it a place of refuge he ended by explaining what he thought was the Celestial Kingdom.  After much contemplating one night he was basically asking the Lord if he could see the Celestial Kingdom.  What is it like?  It must be beautiful with foilage and flowers, mansions galore.  We know this just by some reading and by going to the temple and learning.  Well, the picture that came to him was that of a beautiful woman with long, silver hair who just happened to be his wife.

He did the best job explaining and it touched everyone there.  The whole night was filled with the best feeling but as he was describing the Celestial Kingdom I totally agreed with his vision.  As he was talking about it I was visioning my family gathered around me all dressed in white and happy and so much love around.  And then I saw my wonderful husband and knew that he was my Celestial Kingdom.  I could be anywhere as long as I had him by my side.  I could live in the worst of conditions or the best of conditions as long as he was there.  He makes my life worth living.  He is my light, my life,  my everything.  I will never be able to express to him how much he makes my everyday living the best.  Life is rough at times and there are challenges we all face, but I truly feel I can face anything as long as "my honey" is with me.  He is my Celestial Kingdom.  Thank you Brother Wilcox for pointing that out to me and reminding me.  I am so very lucky to have Jeff Callor in my life.  He is a "GOOD" man.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

I found this recipe on the cutest blog many months ago.  My sister and I were texting back and forth late one night like we usually do and she said go check this site out.  So I did.  It is Kelly's House from Texas and she just blogs about fun simple things.  Well I found this recipe on that blog and have made it ever since.  Whenever anyone has this bread they always want the recipe.  It is moist and yummy.  I guess it is the cream cheese in it.  It also makes two loaves so you can share with neighbors.  Always like to share.  So here is the recipe and I will post a picture of it when it comes out of the oven.  Oh, and I never add the nuts.  Grew up with a mom who did not like nuts in anything so guess who never puts nuts in anything.  Like mother, like daughters.  Yup, my sister is the same and I am betting my girls will be the same.

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

3/4 cup butter softened
1- 8oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups self rising flour
3-4 medium sized mashed bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 tea. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time beating until just blended. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8x4 loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. (if it starts getting too brown, put some aluminum foil over the top. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
Makes 2 loaves. Recipe reprinted with permission.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Oh if there was endless money, I would travel the world.  I would take my kids and family and just hit the sky and let go.

When I was younger, I always wanted to be a Flight Attendant.  Everything I did i.e. career paths in school, interest tests, research for jobs, always Flight Attendant was first. That was my dream so I could travel all around.  I almost did when I had finished 2 years of college except that I had a scholarship to Utah State and felt like I could not turn that down in order to go to Miami, Florida and pay like $3,000 for a Flight Attendant school.  Oh I wanted to really bad, but something inside wouldn't let me take that leap.  I had the support of my parents though.  So off to Utah State to graduate in Business Education.  Then a friend of mine decided she was heading off to training to be a Flight Attendant.  We graduated together.  She told me to come along.  Oh I would have........but.........I was in love and about to get married.  So I am not a Flight Attendant, never have been and most likely never will be, but I am going to travel little by little and fill up my map.

I found this map on a travel website and put in the places I have been.  So as I fill them in I am going to update it.  I put in Japan even though I have not been but I am going so just had to include that because I am so excited.  Ok, so let's see if it comes up.

Happy Traveling Everyone!!!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Running in the snow......

Waking up on a Saturday morning and going for a run is not always my first choice for a Saturday morning. EXCEPT when there is fresh snow falling from the sky.  Yup, the best time to go for a run.  I guess I should not say "run" in my case.  More a "waddle".  I use to run in my younger and skinnier days, but now I just waddle.  But waddle or run, it doesn't matter when the air is crisp and clean and there is that peaceful feel in the air that a fresh snow storm brings.  So Saturday, that is what I got to do.  I can't make if for long.  I waddled on for about 45 to 50 glorious minutes and enjoyed each one.  I wish I was in a little bit better shape but working on that.  I am always working on that.  I go through the good weeks and then the not so good weeks.  But for the most part I am out there waddling on and on.  Hopefully for many more years.  

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Project Life

New years resolutions. Everyone asks and most everyone says LOSING
WEIGHT! I was asked and said my resolution is not to make a resolution to lose weight. Even though I need to I am just going to work on getting in better shape so I can run my mountain in the Spring. So what does this have to do with Project Life? Well everyone needs to set some sort of "better yourself" goal for the new year so I decided I was going to do a picture a day and journal about it. Yup, that is it. So since the first of the year, seven whole days, I have done just that. I think this will be fun because I have always loved to write in journals. So this year I will have a daily journal of my family's life. So excited. Ordered the kit from Becky Higgins, my favorite scrapbooking celebrity. Just love her style and it arrived and Jessica and I had fun going through it and putting it together. So below are some of the pictures I have taken so far!