Thursday, May 10, 2012


Cravings are such a hassle! Especially when you don't have anything that you're craving! I guess that's why they call them cravings. I suppose if you DID have everything you craved, it wouldn't be a craving..right?

I've had so many cravings recently. They always come at the most random times too! Recently, I've wanted Rice Krispie Treats, chocolate chip cookies, and the worst one that keeps coming back and back and back again is.....Hershey Kisses. I just can't get them out of my mind! Other times it's donuts or some other type of chocolate. It's horrible! It's just a bunch of sweet stuff that I want! It's killing me!

I usually try to eat something healthy instead. I like to eat apples and carrots instead, so that's been helpful. Just have to make sure that I keep my stockpile up!

However, yesterday I had the hugest craving for some cheese. Not the yucky shredded cheese we get from Costco (the smell is not very pleasant to me right now), not the yucky fake cheese for sandwiches, but I really wanted some real, yummy, block cheese. And, I really wanted a yummy homemade ham sandwich. Luckily for me I had to go to the grocery store anyway to get a few things and since David was close to the house, he said he would pick us up and we could all go. I got my cheese, but as we were loading the car, I realized that we had forgotten to buy bread....a necessity for sandwiches, but David assured me we had enough bread for at least 2 sandwiches. I wasn't quite so sure. In the end, he was right. HOWEVER, I hadn't defrosted any of the lunch meat we had, so I didn't get my ham sandwich after all. Instead, I had a tomato and cheese sandwhich with a side of apple and carrots. It was the yummiest thing I had eaten all day!

I took the meat out to defrost last night thinking I would eat it for lunch today, but as lunch time rolled around, I didn't want the meat. HAHA! Go figure. Oh well. David will have to eat the meat. I'm sure he won't have any complaints about it either. is Mother's Day in Mexico. Very exciting! Except, I totally forgot, so I didn't get my mom anything. I guess a phone call will have to suffice for this year.

I don't think there is anything else that is exciting enough to report about. Oh! Except for the fact my grandparents got back from the mission today! Whoo-hoo!! We'll see if they'll actually stay put this time! This was mission number 4 for them and they are getting up there in their years!

Other than's been a pretty normal day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Since it's been about 3 months since I last posted, changes have been happening all over the place!

Little David continues to grow, grow, grow! He's gotten 2 back molars in on top and has a few more coming in on the sides of his mouth. It really explains his personality recently. Poor little guy. I really wish teething wasn't such a painful experience! I even mentioned to David that I thought babies should be born with all their teeth, even if they would look weird. He said, "Well, that would make nursing really horrible." "BUT, I told him, "If they had teeth, they wouldn't need to nurse!" I'm for it! hee hee!

David is super swamped with work. He's working about 70 hour weeks. I really never see him. I always quote Saturday's Warrior when he happens to be home: "Even when he's here he's not here!" He's always on the computer doing his work stuff or he's always gone doing his work stuff. It's been hard for me, but I know that he's only doing it for us. He really is a hard worker and I truly appreciate the fact that he will do whatever he needs to do to support us. I really lucked out in marrying him.

As for me, I keep busy trying to keep up with little David and run a home. I recently started cooking again-real cooking, which I wasn't able to do for awhile since it made me so sick, so I know David is happy about that.

We're moving again in August, so I'm going through all of our things again, getting rid of more stuff. This is a positive thing about moving. I LOVE de-cluttering! But, I really need to be in the mood for it in order to be successful. Otherwise, I find myself putting things in the "keep" box that I know I really don't want or won't use, always thinking: Just in case!

The other day, I was busy doing dishes and cleaning up the house when I noticed that little David was being a little too quiet for my liking. I turned to see what he was doing and this is what I found:

He LOVES books-just like his parents. This is not something new. He will usually go and find a book to read and keep himself busy. I will usually take the extra 2 minutes to stop whatever I'm doing to read to him, unless there is something that I really want to finish before getting interrupted again. I love these special moments-moments where I'm reminded of what being a parent truly means and how lucky I am to be one. It's moments like these that make up for all those "wish we could move on from this" moments that I have.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A wonderful Sunday!

Well, yesterday was Superbowl Sunday. It was the Giants vs. the Patriots. We weren't really excited about the Superbowl this year. The teams weren't that great, but I was going for the Patriots just because I don't like the Giant's coach. Well, in the end, the Giants won. Oh well. Who cares? :D

Saturday night, I found a recipe for Buffalo Chicken on pinterest. Go here for the recipe and directions: (you won't be sorry!)

I had already defrosted some chicken, but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. Well, after I found this recipe, it looked soooo good, so I decided that I was going to make it. What made it even better was that it was a crock-pot meal! So, since it takes 6-7 hours to cook on low, I decided I would start it then and it would be ready in the morning. I had to let it cook about an hour longer after the initial 6-7 hours. So, I shredded the chicken so it could soak up the chili sauce and ranch dip dry packet. I left it on warm while we were in church. I also started some bread in the bread maker. We were welcomed with the yummy smells of homemade bread and yummy buffalo chicken when we came home. I loved it! And since it was fast Sunday, that made it even better! We closed our fast in prayer and then it was dig in time! :D We put it on the fresh, warm bread I had made and I put ranch and cheese on top. Oh man! It was soooo good! David really liked it and so did I. It's definitely a recipe I'll make again.

Poor little David fell asleep in his high chair again. So, after I finished, I went to clean him up and then I took a nap with him. I was super tired. I had gone to bed around 2am. We slept for about 2 hours before we both heard David on the phone. Of course little David was very curious as to what his dad was doing, so he got down off the bed and went to investigate. I came out shortly after him.

Then, I was actually very productive! I washed all the dishes-which had piled up again-UGH! I made granola for David. He LOVES his family recipe for granola cereal and I hadn't made it in forever, so I finally did. I made about 4 batches so he'll have plenty for awhile! :D Then I made some more bread because we ate about half the loaf earlier. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but it really was! We went to bed early (about 10sih) because David was really tired and so was everyone else. I couldn't really sleep though. I don't know what's going on with me. I haven't been able to sleep very well recently. But, oh well. I got up to turn the bread machine off at about 2:15am since it doesn't turn off by itself. The bread wasn't done until 12:20am, but I was sleeping then. So I took the bread out and then went back to sleep. I slept for the rest of the night.

Today I'm going to the post office to FINALLY mail off a letter to my brother and to my nephew Luke for his school project. David had taken the car on Saturday and had it all day for work. I wasn't done with Luke's letter by the time he left so I said that's fine. I was planning on walking to the post office with baby-which is about a 18-20 minute walk one way. But I checked the office hours and I realized I wasn't going to get there before the office closed. I was super bummed. But I have the car today, so I get to go there and to get some groceries. Our poor fridge is almost empty!

Anyway. I think David woke up either too early or is just being crabby so I can get off the computer. It's probably because I'm not playing his Mozart music right now. That's what he's into right now. He'll start dancing once it comes on. He'll even move his arm like he's conducting. Actually, he only moves his arm up and down, but it's like he's conducting.

Yesterday in Relief Society he wouldn't stay by me, so I just let him walk around and only went to get him when he went up front. When we were singing, he would walk up to the piano and the conductor and start waving his arm. It was too funny.

Alright...well..little David has now brought me 3 books to read to him. (The other thing he's into) so I better get going and entertain my little guy!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I'm back! (Finally) didn't take me long to fall behind did it? Where did the enthusiam go? I must admit, I was thinking about blogging for the past couple of days, but I just haven't done it. It's sometimes hard for me to get computer time alone.

Little David is always wanting to be by my side watching what goes on the computer screen. He then thinks he's smart enough to do whatever I'm doing and will continue to touch whatever buttons his little fingers can get ahold of. Needless to say, that's when I say my computer time is up.

So, I've had a few cool things happen to me this week.

David called me from school on Thursday and said, I'm coming home early so you need to get ready because we're going out. It was totally out of the blue! I was excited, but kinda hesitant. By the time we left it was a little after 6pm and was dark outside. He drove us to the Provo Temple and said that we were going to walk around. Poor little David was so tired he had fallen asleep on the short ride over. (It takes us about 5 minutes to get there) We put him in the stroller and walked around. We spent a lot of time by the water as little David loved that area. We even had him touch the Temple. It was a great feeling to be on the Temple grounds. I loved taking our son there. I look forward to going there more often so he will come to love the Temple and it's meaning.

Afterward, David took us to Applebee's. YUM! We hadn't been there in FOREVER! We decided to splurge a little and even got little David something from the kids menu. Too bad he wasn't hungry! We brought his hamburger and fries home so he could have them for lunch the next day. It was an amazing night.

I love my husband and all that he does to make me feel special. I really lucked out in marrying him.

On Friday, I had to deal with a crazy itch rash type thing that was all over my body. It was soo annoying and I felt like scratching my skin off. I finally listened to David and went to go see the Doctor at the BYU Student Health Center. Well, it turns out that it was hives.

I have no idea where it came from because I haven't changed anything in my diet, soap, lotion, perfume, anything! The doctor was quizzing me about all this stuff and I kept saying, no, no, no, no! I guess he didn't believe me because it took looking at my back for him to say, yeah, you have hives and are allergic to something. Uh...gee thanks!?

He gave me the name of some allergy medicine to get at the pharmacy and told me to soak in the bathtub with some Aveeno stuff. If it didn't go away, I'm to come back next week and he's going to give me something else for it.

So, I'm heading to the Pharmacy and I can kinda see that the room is a little full. I see missionaries waiting in line and some sitting down. I'm thinking, oh great. This will take awhile.

Then another awesome thing happened! I saw my brother! Elder Larson! I couldn't believe it! It was AMAZING! I looked at him with a confused face and said: What the heck are you doing here? He looked at me with a smile and pointed to his companion while saying: Kasama. Which means "companion" in Tagalog. He was getting a refill. We ended up talking for at least 10 minutes. I got to meet both of his companions. They were....decent enough.

Little David kept looking at (Alex) like he knew him, but started acting shy. I went over and said, it's Uncle Alex! You remember him don't you? And he did after awhile. Alex reached for him and he went with no fuss at all! We took a few pictures together-which I'm grateful Alex had his camera on him. It was great!

My brother looks amazing! I always knew he would, but finally seeing him with his tag on, it almost made me want to tear up. I didn't of course. I thought it would be hard to say goodbye to him again, but it really wasn't.

The Lord knew that I really needed that time with him. The last two months have been super hard, but when I saw my brother, I knew that it was a tender mercy from my Heavenly Father.

It reminded me of why we have the Temples: To bind our families together forever. I'm so very lucky to be sealed to my mother-who is an amazing person, to my sister-who I love dearly, to my brother-who is truly one of my bestest friends, and to my step-father-who even though, is now divorced to my mom, made it possible for me to be sealed with them.

I am also so very lucky to be sealed to my husband-who is the love of my life, and to our sweet, handsome son, David.

How lucky I have been to be raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ. How lucky I am to be a member of his church. How lucky I am to be called His daughter.

I love my Heavenly Father and know that he always knows what's best for me. I need to be better at trusting him with my whole heart. Even so, I know that He is always there for me when I feel like I'm alone and when I need him the most.

I promise that He is also there for you...if you're willing to turn to Him for help and guidance, He will always be there for you.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Just starting out!

So, I'm just starting this blog, so bear with me! I've always wanted to do something like this, but I just never put the effort into it until now. Maybe this will work better than writing in a journal everyday! We'll see! Ha! I doubt I'll get many "followers", but honestly, I'm ok with that! It should be a good start for me. I'm excited to see how this goes and what new things I'll learn!